North & West India with Haridwar

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Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Destination: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Agra - Jaipur - Mumbai - Goa.


Golden Triangle Tours take you to a fascinating trip of historic cities like Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This Package would let you explore its beautiful monuments and vibrant markets. In Agra you will have a enchanting view of Taj Mahal and several other Mughal structures and gardens that render the city an old-world charm. Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places (Sapta Puri) to Hindus. Mumbai is the place where one can see Historical Forts & Place, Beaches, temples, churches where as Goa is famous for exotic beaches. So all over you will have wonderful experience.

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Tour Overview

Days Palace Highlights
01 Delhi Arrival at Delhi.
02 Delhi Lakshmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, drive past the President’s House, Parliament House, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Aksherdham Swaminarayan Temple, Jamma Masjid, Red Fort and visit Rajghat
03 Haridwar Har-Ki-Pauri, evening Ganga aarti ceremony and Mansadevi Temple
04 Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula, Muni-ki-Reti, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram
05 Rishikesh Visit the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.
06 Agra Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
07 Jaipur Fatehpur Sikri Ghost city , City Palace and Jantar Mantar
08 Jaipur Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal , Albert Hall and Choki Dhani
09 Mumbai Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens ,Marine Drive & Juhu Chowpatty Beach.
10 Goa Free for leisure.
11 Goa Explore the north Goa.
12 Goa Explore the south Goa.
13 Goa Day free for leisure.
14 Mumbai Depart for home with pleasant experience.

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at New Delhi.

Arrival at Delhi IGI  International airport, On arrival  traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our company representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check-in.

Settled several times over millennia, this city has grown in a way that reflects its past, while retaining its cosmopolitan flavour. Delhi is India’s showcase, be it architecture, religion, shopping, culture – everything is available here – waiting to be discovered.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 02: Delhi.

After leisure breakfast at Hotel, experience one of the oldest cities in the world. Delhi has its own history and the monuments are tablets on which that history is written. Full day sightseeing visiting Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, lotus temple and then travel through India Gate, The Parliament House and Presidents House.

Not to miss the Old Delhi which is known as “Shahjahanbad”. Visit imposing Red Fort, The Friday Mosque, Birla Templeand Chandni Chowck (The Moonlight Square).

Overnight stay at hotel .

 

Day 03: Delhi-Haridwar (Morning Shatabdi: 0650/1125hrs).

Early morning transfer to New Delhi railway station to board train for Haridwar.
Upon arrival Haridwar, you will be given transfer to hotel later proceed on a half-day tour of Haridwar. Haridwar or ‘the Gateway to the Gods’ is one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology, as the Gods are believed to have left their footprints in Haridwar. The town stands as the gateway to the other three important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand … Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Visit Har-Ki-Pauri, the sacred ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The golden reflection of floral diyas in the river Ganges is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga aarti ceremony at the ghat. Drive past the other bathing ghats at the Ganga river, where pilgrims come to take a dip… it is believed that all your sins get washed away if you take dip in Ganga river at Haridwar. Thereafter, visit the Mansadevi Temple. This temple atop the Bilwa Parvat offers a panoramic view of Haridwar, the Ganges, and the countryside.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Har-Ki-Pauri, evening Ganga aarti ceremony and Mansadevi Temple

Rishikesh

 

Day 04: Haridwar-Rishikesh (20kms; 1hr drive approx.)

After leisure breakfast you will drive to Rishikesh upon arrival you will proceed on a half-day tour of Rishikesh. One of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is not just known for its religious connection, but also for its stunning landscape. Surrounded by the Shivalik Range on three sides, with holy river Ganga river flowing through it, Rishikesh is truly an ethereal experience. Visit the Lakshman Jhula, a suspended bridge across the Ganga. Legend has it that Lakshman crossed a bridge made of jute ropes here. The view from the bridge is panoramic… mountains, the river, the temples and the ashrams. Later, visit Muni-ki-Reti…literally, the sands of the sages. The sandy banks of the Ganga have been used by the sages for meditation for years, thus giving the area its name. Muni-ki-Reti is known for the many ashrams that dot the area. The Beatles too visited the now closed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram here in the sixties.

Later check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Rishikesh

 

Day 05: Rishikesh-Haridwar (20kms; 1hr drive approx.) & train to Delhi (evening Shatabdi- )1813/2245hrs

After leisure breakfast proceed for half day visit of Rishikesh visit the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, about 1 ½ hours drive from Rishikesh, at a height of approximately 5500 feet. Legend goes that this was the spot where Lord Shiva drank the venom which arose from the churning of the seas. The deadly poison turned his neck blue, giving him the name ‘Neelkanth’, or the one with blue neck. The temple complex has a natural spring, where devotees take a holy bath. The main shrine of the temple comprises a Shiva lingam (phallic form of Lord Shiva).

Later in evening drive to Haridwar railway station to board train to Delhi.

Upon arrival New Delhi railway station you will be given transfer to hotel check in at a hotel & relax. Overnight in Delhi

 

 Day 06: Delhi-Agra (210 Kms /04 Hrs drive approx.)

After leisure breakfast in morning you will drive to Agra upon arrival check in to the hotel take small break .After break you will process half day tour of Agra. History says, Agra was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi in 1504. But it flourished much later under Mughal patronage. If it’s Agra, Taj Mahal (closed every Friday) has to be your halt. The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna, is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World.

Latter you will visit Agra Fort made of red sandstone by Akbar in 1565 is another classic example of Mughal craftsmanship.

Evening time free for leisure and shopping.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 07: Agra- via Fatehpur Sikri –Jaipur.( 225kms/ 5hrs drive approx.)

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur,, the land of Rajput Kings, while crossing the 16th century historical town Fatehpur Sikri. This erstwhile imperial capital of the Mughals is popular for its red sandstone structures. We reach Jaipur in the afternoon, and after some refreshments, we start our exploration with the City Palace (the formal residence of the royal family). Showcasing a perfect blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural patterns, the complex houses a museum with a rare collection of the articles belonging to the royal families. Our last halt for the day is Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh.
Evening free for leisure and shopping.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 08: jaipur.

After leisure breakfast, you will process full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Latter you will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

Optional: in evening you can enjoy dinner at Choki Dhani village in ethnic Rajasthani style (pay on your own).

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09: Jaipur-Mumbai (preferably by flight SG133- 0813/1015hrs).

After early breakfast you will be given transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival Mumbai you will proceed for half day visit. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, and a fast paced, cosmopolitan city. Visit the Gateway of India, situated at Apollo Bunder. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, which houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antiques. Drive past the Victoria Terminus, Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower. Make a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, the open-air laundry of the city. Drive past Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, the Parsi Towers of Silence and Malabar Hill. Visit Mani Bhavan, the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s a pretty, two-storied structure that showcases well-preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 10: Mumbai-Goa (by flight).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to airport and take flight for Goa. upon arrival goa you will check in at a hotel and take relax.
Evening time free for leisure and enjoy goa night life.

 

Day 11: Explore North Goa.

After leisure breakfast, drive towards the North Goa. The popular beaches you can visit include Calungate, Dona Paula, Miramar and the Baga Beach. Other tourist places you can visit include Fort Aguada and Old Goa churches. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest. Evening Free for leisure and enjoy Goa night life.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 12: Explore South Goa.

After leisure breakfast, proceed towards the South Goa beaches from North Goa. The popular attractions that you will visit include Mangeshi Temple, Santa Durga Temple, Colva Beach and a few other places. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Evening Free for leisure and enjoy Goa night life.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 13: Goa.

After leisure breakfast your day free for leisure and independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 14 Goa-Mumbai (by flight)

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to airport to connect flight for onward journey with happy memories.

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