New Delhi, Haridwar, Varanasi & Bodh Gaya – Spiritual Journey
5 nights 6 Days
5 nights 6 Days
Pack your bags and head for a religious trip to the cities of Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi and Gaya in this 6-day package trip. Check out significant ancient monuments in the capital city of the country, New Delhi. The city of Haridwar is among the list of holiest ones for Hindus in India, along with Rishikesh. The holy Ganges only adds to the appeal of these cities. Take a dip in the river Ganga in Varanasi, one of the earliest living cities in the globe. It is popular for being a religious center and is home to many historical temples. Also visit Bodh Gaya, an important pilgrim centre for Buddhism.
Transfer to the hotel after you arrive in Delhi and check in.check-inpleasant overnight stay at the hotel.
At around 4 in the morning, leave for Haridwar . Take a dip in the holy Ganges at Har ki Pauri once you reach Haridwar. Then pay a visit to the Mansa Devi Temple, after which you will drive to Rishikesh. Here you will visit Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula and few ashrams. In the evening, proceed to witness the Ganga aarti at Har ki Pauri (7 pm onwards). Return to the hotel and retire for the night.
After you have breakfast, leave for Delhi at around 8:00 am. Once in Delhi, set out for sightseeing the city. Visit the India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Parliament House. Transfer to the New Delhi railway station well before time to board the train that leaves for Varanasi at 18:55 hours.
Transfer to the hotel in Varanasi after arrival and have a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, proceed for a full-day sightseeing tour of Varanasi. Visit the Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulasi Manas and the Birla Temple on the premises of the Banaras Hindu University. Visit the revered Kashi Viswanath Temple in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in the morning at around 6 am, you will head to the Ganga River to take a holy dip and perform rituals. After that you will proceed to Bodhgaya and proceed for sightseeing once you arrive here. Visit the Maha Bodhi Temple , the Bodhi Tree, the 80-foot tall Buddha statue, the Thai Temple, a Japanese Temple and a Chinese Temple. Call it a day and spend a comfortable night at the hotel in Bodhgaya.
Drive to Gaya in the morning after a healthy breakfast. Here you will visit the Mangla Gauri Shakthi Peeth and then the Vishnupad Temple. Drive back to the hotel for lunch and then head to the airport/railway station for departure.
Set among the Himalayas is the tiny hill station called Ranikhet. ‘ Ranikhet’ basically converts to ‘ Queen’ s meadow’ in Hindi and its attractive environment is sure to astound any tourist at any time of the year. The spectacular beauty of the pine trees, the lush green woods, exciting mix of flora and fauna and the vast field of the Himalayas jointly make the ideal recipe of a stress buster. Add to these, the fresh and pure Himalayan wind, the awesome and relaxed weather and the breathtaking views of the grand Himalayas that will offer you the excellent destination to rest and share a unique bond with Mother Nature. The pine, oak and deodar forest coordinator an array of wildlife such as leopard, barking deer, Sambar, Indian hare, red-faced monkey, red fox, jackal and porcupine. Ranikhet provides a number of places to visit like the Golf Course, Ashsiyana Park, Mankameshwar Temple, Bhalu dam and a sun temple called Katarmal. Ranikhet has no dearth of hotels and guest houses cheap pocket-friendly ones to luxury hotels, you have all the options here.
Enclosed by the steep forested hills of Kumaon on the outer Himalayas, Nainital is a town that grew up all over its namesake, Lake Naini. A preferred destination for honeymooners, this hill station, with its legendary past, is a part of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. With a scenery dotted with a variety of lakes like Tallital, Mallital, Sattal, and Bhimtal, it is no wonder that the area is known as the Lake District of India. A spider’ s web of picturesque hiking trails includes the hillsides around Nainital. The spectacular surroundings of the twisted rides and remote peaks of the great Himalayas will hold you spellbound. Spend some time promenading along Mall Road and discover the unique dishes of Nainital and get some unique mementos. Aside from stunning environment, the city also offers other destinations like Nainital Zoo, a cable-car ride to Snow View, an entertainment park called Mountain Magic, the impressive Governor’ s residence, Raj Bhavan with its extensive grounds and many beautiful churches. No matter if it is boating on the emerald green lakes or clambering through the lush forests or simply relaxing in the lap of Mother Nature, Nainital is sure to bring out the romantic in you.
Covering the oldest national park in India, the Jim Corbett National Park, and various other wonderful valleys, the area of Corbett in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is similar to the stunning world conjured by Rudyard Kipling in his book, ‘ The Jungle Book.’ Hilly ridges distributed with flat valleys and green grasslands matching marshy wetlands, Corbett has an extensive wide range of flora and fauna. A spirit with wanderlust is drawn to this area, with its amazing panoramas and adventurous atmosphere. Located a hop, skip and jump away from the hill station of Nainital, Corbett is home to over 500 species of birds and 50 species of mammals like tigers, leopards, spotted deer, elephants, wild boars and sloth bears. This sanctuary for wild beasts brings out the daredevil in you, as you go on jeep safaris, elephant safaris and trek through the dense forests.