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On the banks of the Holy Ganges

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Delhi - Varanasi - Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi

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DAY 01 : Arrival at Delhi & day at leisure.

On your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by Alluring India Tour's representative who will help you with your transfer to the hotel where you can relax.

Delhi Red-Fort-Delhi

Delhi

The Capital of India, Delhi is the 3rd largest city and an epitome of architectural extravaganza. It is often the starting city for the Indian Golden Triangle tour. Delhi also is the crowned city to lead the standards of hospitality, being numbered top in the list of Alluring India Tour’s luxury private tours. It comprises of “Old Delhi”- the capital of Muslim India and “New Delhi” the imperial city created as the nation’s capital by the British. A unique blend of tradition and modernity is prominently visible to its guests as soon they arrive. Here you can come across multiple cultures, languages, traditions and people in complete harmony. 

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DAY 02 : Full day sightseeing of Delhi visiting Red Fort, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Breakfast will be at hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour.

Red Fort Red Fort

Red Fort

Red Fort was the seat of Mughal rulers in India and is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Delhi. Popularly known as the ‘Lal Quila’, it is one of the most significant monuments in Delhi. ‘Lal’ is the Hindi word for 'Red' and ‘Quila’ is the Hindi word for a 'Fort'. The famous ruler ‘Shah Jahan’ built this fort in the 17th century on the banks of the river Yamuna. It took around a decade for its completion with its construction beginning in 1938. While in the past it served as an important place for base of the Mughal empire, even today it is known for its architectural grandeur and the prime minister of the country addresses the citizens from this fort, on the Independence day of the country. Alluring India Tour offers the most comprehensive tour of Delhi including a visit to the Red Fort, with a highly experienced guide who will not leave any stones unturned to make your visit to Delhi truly worthwhile.

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India Gate India Gate

India Gate

India Gate is a memorial to the brave soldiers who were killed in the World War I.  It is build in shape of an arch that is 42 meters in height, and is called the ‘All India War Memorial’. It is considered as the national monument of the country and forms a vital component of the sightseeing in Delhi.  The monument comprises of an eternal flame dedicated to the Indian soldiers. This flame is known as ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ meaning the 'Flame of the eternal soldiers'.

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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in the country, with a capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees at a time. It was built under the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 AD. It is also called the Friday congregational mosque because people of the Islam faith turn up in large numbers to offer their prayers on Fridays. The mosque is a great example of architectural expertise that existed during the Mughal period. It is a blend of both Hindu and Mughal style of architecture. It is an important part of the sightseeing tour of Delhi due to its beautiful architecture and Alluring India Tour's knowledgeable guides will help you explore this part of old Delhi.

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Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar is claimed to be the tallest brick minaret in the world and is a must visit during sightseeing in Delhi. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world, with other towers being the Great Pagoda in Pekin, China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

It was built by the founder of the slave dynasty named ‘Qutub-ud-din Aibak’ in the 12th century to honor the victory of a Mughal King Mohammed Ghori over the Rajputs. It was completed in the 13th century by his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish.  Built exclusively in red brick and sandstone, this minaret is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is today a pat of the UNESCO World Heritage Site community.  It has often been viewed as a symbol of the military might of the Turko-Afghan dynasty.

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You shall also drive past the Parliament Building & the Rashtrapati Bhavan which is the President’s House.

 

Day 03: Have your breakfast, later you shall be transferred to the airport to board flight for Varanasi.

Varanasi

Varanasi, known by many names such as Kashi, Benaras & Banaras, is an important pilgrim destination in India and is situated on the banks of the holy river ‘Ganga’ (Ganges). Varanasi is believed to be more than 5000 years old, which means that it is not only the oldest city in India but also one of the oldest living civilizations in the world.

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An Alluring India representative shall be waiting to receive you at the airport. Reach and Check in at the hotel, relax for sometime.

Later proceed for the River Ganges to enjoy the evening AARTI at the GHATS. The guide will be giving a commentary to you on the proceedings and meanings of the chants during the AARTI of the river. You shall also get to interact with Yoga practicing saints on the Ghats of the Holy Ganges

Overnight will be at Varanasi.

Day 04: Early in the morning visit Daswamedh Ghat. Return back to hotel for breakfast and proced for the sightseeing tour of Varanasi visiting famous temples, University of India B.H.U. & Sarnath.

Drive to Daswamedh Ghat early in the morning and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we’ll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bathe and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water’s edge. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga".

Return back to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast and later proceed for sightseeing tour of Varanasi cit visiting famous temples and one of the most famous University of India B.H.U.

Later visit to the archeological museum at Sarnath.

Sarnath Sarnath

Sarnath

Sarnath is a small town situated  approx. 10 kms. from Varanasi. After attaining enlightenment  at Bodhgaya, Lord Buddha travelled to Sarnath. This town became popular because this is the place where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon which is popularly referred to as the ‘Maha Dharm Chakra Parivartan’.

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In the evening, you will experience Meditation and Yogasessions. The word Yoga means ‘union’ of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit.  Meditation is one of the Five Principles of Yoga, through which one achieves a greater sense of purpose and strength of will. It also helps one achieve a clearer mind, improve concentration, and discover the wisdom and tranquility within.

Overnight will be in Varanasi.

Day 05: Have your breakfast, later you shall be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Delhi.

Reach Delhi and you will be transferred to the hotel. Evening will be at leisure. You can engage in Yoga & Meditation sessions for this evening. Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day 06: Have an early breakfast and board your train from Delhi to Haridwar.

Haridwar is an important pilgrimage city, regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. One can visit the Chandi Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi and situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. Bharat Mata Temple is another famous temple which is considered the national personification of India as a mother goddess. She is usually depicted as a woman clad in a saffron sari holding a flag, and sometimes accompanied by a lion. 

Overnight will be at Haridwar.

 

Day 07: Start your morning with an early Yoga session at your hotel and proceed to drive for excursion to Rishikesh.

Rishikesh is  Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. Laxman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge situated in Rishikesh in Indian state of Uttarakhand . It is made over river Ganges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh. Bharat Mandir is an ancient temple founded by Adiguru Shankaracharya during the 12th century, is an imposing shrine located in the heart of the city Rishikesh. The main deity installed here is of Lord Vishnu, the idol is being carved out from a single piece of Saligram. Rishikund is close to Trivenighat is the most ancient place, the Rishikund. Anciant records relate this to Kubz Saint, who was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna by saturating this pond by its water. Participate in an evening Aarti followed by a Yoga & Meditation discourse.

Overnight will be at Haridwar.

Day 08 : Transfer from Haridwar to Delhi

Have your comfortable breakfast and later board your train from Haridwar to Delhi. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure. 

Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day 09: Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel as today you shall be transferred to the international airport to connect flight for your onward journey.

Best Months for this tour: October, November, February, March

Inclusions

TOUR LAND PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Economy class domestic airfare for Delhi – Varanasi, Varanasi – Delhi
  2. Train ticket for air-conditioned class for sector Delhi – Haridwar, Haridwar – Delhi 
  3. One Double/ twin room accommodation in Superior/Deluxe/Luxury hotels with Breakfast 
  4. Meet and Greet at the airport
  5. All airport transfers, sightseeing & inter-city transfers by Private Air Conditioned Sedan
  6. All Monument Entrances
  7. Services of English Speaking Guide
  8. Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
  9. Rickshaw Ride in Varanasi
  10. Boat ride at Varanasi at the time of sunset
  11. Boat ride at Varanasi at the time of sunrise
  12. A brief Session on Astrology (optional)
  13. Yoga and Meditation Sessions
  14. Complimentary usage of Hand phone with Indian roaming number
  15. Complimentary mineral water
  16. All Transport Taxes, Inter State Vehicle Permit, Driver Allowances and Parking Charges
  17. All hotel & Govt. Taxes  

 

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