4 Days Haridwar Extension

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Take a reverential trip into one of the holiest cities of India for a soul cleansing and spiritually driven experience.



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Take a reverential trip into one of the holiest cities of India for a soul cleansing and spiritually driven experience.

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  • Day 1: Delhi to Haridwar

    Arrive at the Haridwar railway station and meet our representative who will help you check into the hotel for a comfortable onward stay.
     

    Haridwar is regarded as one of the most sacred Hindu cities and is said to be the land where once the Gods walked. The celestial bird Garuda is also believed to have accidently dropped Amrit, the elixir of immortality here thus making Haridwar the destination for the most popular Kumbha Mela that takes place once in every 12 years.
     

     The Ganges descends from the Himalayas and flows onto Haridwar and a dip in its holy waters is the redemption from all sins and the means to attain salvation or Moksha. This is why Haridwar is known for its various bathing spots, such as, Kanhal, Nila Parvata, Gangadwara, Bilwa Theertha and Kusavarta.  However, the main ghat of Haridwar, Har Ki Pauri or ‘the footsteps of the Lord’, is considered the most sacred and popular spot amongst devotees and tourists.
     

    Have a pleasant night stay at the hotel, before we venture out into the city the next day.

  • Day 2: Haridwar Attractions

    After breakfast, you will be visiting Har Ki Pauri, which is said to have been built by Vikramaditya, and is also often referred to as Brahmakund. There is a reverential buzz around the ghat that marks it as being the holiest spot in this Uttarkhand city. The Maha Arti performed every evening at the ghat is a visual and divine sight where prayers are offered to the River Ganga.

    Another holy spot that should not be missed in Haridwar is the Mansa Devi temple which is situated on the top of the Bilwa Parvat. The hill top provides for excellent views of the city below and can be reached either by the ropeway or trekking.
     

    In the town of Kankhal is located the Daksha Mahadev Temple. The temple is surrounded in the legend of Shiva-Sati and is named after the father of Sati, King Daksha Prajapati. It is believed that Sati burned herself in the yagya that she was not invited to and was performed by her father. The followers of Shiv were angered and killed Daksha, who was later however brought to life back by Shiva.
     

    On top of the Neel Parvat, lies the Chandi Devi Temple which was built by King Suchat Singh, and which happens to be our next stop.
     

    Another pleasantly calming sight in Haridwar is the Sapt Rishi, where the Ganga splits into seven smaller tributaries.
     

    Return to the hotel after a long day of sightseeing and rest well for the night.

  • Day 3: Haridwar to Rishikesh

    We proceed to Rishikesh by road from Haridwar after breakfast.

    The holy city of Rishikesh is located in Uttarkhand and is about an hour or so north of Haridwar.

    Besides, its spiritual connect, the numerous ashrams that are centers of religious, philosophical, yoga and meditation studies, Rishikesh is also popularly known for its adventure sports, river rafting and trekking activities.

    We will be visiting various temples in Rishikesh, which include:

    The Bharat Mandir – Located near Jhanda Chowk it is believed that Raibhya Rishi performed tapasya (deep meditation, austerity and self-discipline) here. An ancient temple of Lord Hrishikesh Narayan Bharat, the Bharat Temple is one of the most visited temples of the city.
     

    Kailash Niketan Temple – A fourteen floored place of worship, the temple is beautified with sculptures of Gods and Goddess.
     

    Satya Narayan Temple – Lord Satya Narayan idol has been enshrined within the temple where worshippers come to pay their respects.
     

    Shatrughan Temple – Dedicated to Shatrughan who is Lord Rama’s brother this ancient temple is 5 km away from Rishikesh.
     

    Neelkanth Mahadev – This temple is said to be located where Lord Shiva after the sagarmanthan drank all the venom and his throat turned blue, thus the name Neelkanth.
     

    After our visit to the temples we make our way back to Haridwar for the night.

  • Day 4: Haridwar to Delhi

    After a hearty breakfast, our representative will escort you to the station for your onward journey to Delhi.