Departing from New Delhi, spend 4 days traveling in the heart of the Hindu religion with visits to India’s holiest cities, Haridwar and Rishikesh. See temples and historical monuments, where you'll learn about the culture and religion of the Hindu people.
What to Expect
This 4-day, 3-night tour takes you to the heart of the Hindu religion of India’s holiest cities, Haridwar and Rishikesh. Beginning in the Delhi region, explore New Delhi, before continuing to the "Gateway to the Himalayas," where you will get an up close and personal look at the history, religion, and culture of the people of India.
Take a guide tour of New Delhi, the national capital of India, getting an introduction to the country and its people. Spend time in Haridwar, a holy city whose name means "Gateway to God" This city is regarded as one of the 7 holiest places in the Hindu world. Then visit Rishikesh, also a holy city for Hindus and a famous center of pilgrimage.
Day 1 - New Delhi
Upon arriving in New Delhi, take a tour of the capital city, stopping at Old Delhi’s Red Fort and Jama Masjid. You will also visit the Birla Temple, Humayu’s Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Qutub Minaret, and the Lotus Temple. Later, your driver will drop you off at your hotel in New Delhi (arrangements made on your own).
Day 2: New Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh (Meals: B)
Depart New Delhi in the morning for Haridwar, located 155 miles (250 kilometers) away. Once there, visit the famous Har Ki Pauri at the Ganges River before heading on to the Bharat Mata Temple. Then make your way to Rishikesh, and after checking in at your hotel, attend a famous worship evening, "AARTI," held right on the Ganges River. Return to the hotel and stay overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 3: Rishikesh (Meals: B)
In the morning, after breakfast, take a tour to see the main city attractions, including temples, ghat, and Laxman Jhoola. Then take a short boat ride on the Ganges; afterward, you will have a free evening to go shopping or explore more on your own.
Day 4: Rishikesh - Delhi (Meals: B)
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Delhi and dropped off at your hotel, railway station, or the airport.
Optionally, you can choose to end your tour at Rishikesh and travel to your next destination on your own.
- Airport pick-up at Delhi Airport
- All transfers and sightseeing as per above itinerary
- Air-conditioned car with English-speaking driver
- Fuel, parking, and toll taxes
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Rishikesh
What's Not Included
- Accommodation in New Delhi
- Lunches and dinners
- Bottled water
- Tour guide
- Monument entry fees, if applicable
Know Before You Go
This tour can be changed or canceled without penalty at any time prior to 1 week before the scheduled start of your tour. Late cancelations are not accepted and are charged a full 100% of the entire tour cost.