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Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India

 

Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package: Overview

In this 5N / 6D days pious tour package we take you on a journey to find your spiritual side in Haridwar and Rishikesh. Trip will introduce you to various philosophies of Hinduism. You’ll get to attend classes and lessons on yoga, meditation that will help you explore your spiritual side. In Haridwar you’ll get an opportunity to experience the holy river Ganges, sacred bathing Ghats, ancient temples, ashrams and hymns by priests & various holy rituals by Indian pilgrims. Haridwar and Rishikesh both is the melting pot of Indian culture and it literally means the gateway to God.

 

What is unique in “Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package” package?

If you are looking to spend a few days away from the regular chaos of city live, want to rejuvenate your body, spirit and mind then this trip package is made especially for you. This 6 days trip package will start from Delhi and take you to your spiritual side. A trip to the ancient temples of Haridwar followed by a holy dip in the Ganges will refresh your soul. Various classes on meditation will provide you with peace of mind and body and you’ll return home from the inside after you return from this trip. All these things made this package so unique.
 

Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package: Highlights

  • Amazing tour of Haridwar & Rishikesh

  • Religious spots Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Bharat Mata Mandir, Mansadevi

  • Kankhal, Bhimgoda Tank Doodhadhari, Barfani Temple

  • Suresvari Devi Temple, Pawan Dham, Parad Shivling

  • Anandamayi Maa Ashram & Patanjali Yogpeeth

  • Evening we visit Har-ki-Pauri  ghat

  • Rafting trip near Rishikesh in Ganges River

  • Ashram activities like bhajan, kirtan and satsang

  • Attend most pious Evening Arti at Har ki Pauri Ghat (Haridwar)

  • Wonderful Holy Dip, Mansa Devi Temple visit by Cable car

  • Take pleasure of traditional Indian market in Haridwar & Rishikesh

  • Visit Triveni Ghat, Gita Bhavan, Swarg Ashram & Parmarth Niketan


Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India - Rates & Dates


Package Inclusion

  • Pickup and drop from Delhi airport/station

  • Accommodation and all meals (veg.)

  • SUV/Volvo charges as per itinerary

  • 2 nights stay at Haridwar

  • 3 Night stay at Rishikesh

  • All temple entry and guide fee

  • Ropeway ticket cost for Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi temples

  • Accommodation charges for stay at ashram, meditation and yoga classes

  • Optional – Arrangement of tickets to Delhi from wherever you are traveling from

  • All Transfers & sightseeing by dedicated AC Cab

  • All hotel & transportation taxes

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package exclusion

  • Flight cost to reach Delhi (Will be arranged on special request)

  • Additional meals and beverages

  • Personal expenses like laundry, phone calls etc.

  • Palm reading, meeting an astrologist is not included in package

  • Stay in Delhi is not included in the package, although on request that can be arranged

  • Travel insurance


Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India - Itinerary

Reach Delhi where our representative will meet you and your arrangement to reach Haridwar will be provided by a luxurious AC Volvo bus that starts from Kashmere Gate Metro station in the evening. Let us know your arrival time in Delhi in advance so that we can book your tickets according to your given schedule.

Reach Haridwar by road in 3-4 hours and get transferred in your hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

We leave for Mansa Devi temple after breakfast, this temple is one of the most important temples of the Haridwar and of a great significance to Hindu religion. Devotees visiting the temple tie threads on a sacred tree near the temple seeking blessings of the goddess for fulfillment of their wishes. They return to untie a thread from the same free once their wishes are fulfilled. A two minute ropeway ride to Mansadevi shows you the scenic beauty of Haridwar from a distance.

After Mansadevi we cover other religious spots including Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Bharat Mata Mandir, Kankhal, Bhimgoda Tank, Doodhadhari Barfani Temple, Suresvari Devi Temple, Pawan Dham, Parad Shivling, Anandamayi Maa Ashram & Patanjali Yogpeeth.

In Evening we visit Har-ki-Pauri (the footstep of God) - one of the most sacred ghats both in Haridwar and in India to witness Ganga Aarti Ceremony of the Holy River Ganges. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony filled with holy Vedic chants and bhajans. The lamps floating in the river add to the beauty of this aarti in the evening.

After Ganga aarti we return to hotel for overnight and dinner.

Popular Restaurants – Har Pauri area in Haridwar is famous for local snacks and sweet shops along with the hot parathas that is served as lunch. Sweets like Malpua, Rabri, Jalebi and snacks like Samosa and Kachori are a must try.

 

Today leave for Rishikesh after breakfast, here we will be staying in an ashram and follow a simple life away from the luxury of air conditioned hotels and dinner buffets. In afternoon you are free to visit the markets and temples around the Triveni ghat area and attend Ganga aarti in the evening.

After aarti we will be meeting a scholar and get introduction classes on the philosophy and theories of Hindu religion and lifestyle.

Overnight stay and dinner at the ashram

Popular restaurants

Chotiwala group of restaurants are very famous in the markets of Rishikesh. There are many cheap eateries available in the market and alongside the ghats that mostly serve vegetarian food.

 

We visit the yoga center of the ashram for yoga class that will provide relaxation of body & mind. After relaxation learn about breath awareness exercise and stretching exercise this will be followed by a yogic breakfast. Day will be spent on introduction classes on various classes on philosophies of Hindu religion and you’ll take part in different ashram activities like cooking and gardening. In the evening we will meet a meditation instructor who will teach the basics of meditation.

Dinner and overnight stay in ashram 

Day will start with relaxation and learning various forms of asanas. After breakfast you are free for the day and you can go for a rafting trip for half a day near Rishikesh. In evening you’ll participate in Ashram activities like bhajan, kirtan and satsang, later meet a scholar and get an introduction class on tantra.

The day will end with dinner in the ashram.

Early morning practice yoga. After this you’ll be free for the day to visit the town or taking spa and massage in the spa center. You’ll attend meditation and question answer session in the evening which you course will terminate after we’ll leave for Delhi where you’ll be dropped at railway station or the airport and trip will end.



About Haridwar & Rishikesh - Spiritual Capitals of India

Haridwar is the site of the Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years.

Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga, a very popular place to visit for meditation. Every year lakhs of tourists visit Rishikesh from all corners of the world to learn yoga at ashrams and know about various aspects of Hindu religion and schools of philosophy. Rishikesh is 24 kilometers away from Haridwar and is situated on the banks of River Ganga.

India is the land of Spiritualism, when you talk about these topics immediately names like Haridwar and Rishikesh come right into your mind. Haridwar is situated at the foot hills of the Himalayas and it literally means Gateway to God, this city is the starting point of some of the major pilgrimages including the Char Dham yatra. The holy River Ganga enters the plains after it crosses Haridwar.

 

Preferred time to visit

Haridwar and Rishikesh can be visited anytime during entire year. Although between July and August during monsoons, it is not advisable to travel here because of heavy rainfall.

 

Fairs and Festivals in Haridwar and Rishikesh

Haridwar – Kumbh Mela is organized every 12 years when the planet Jupiter (Brihaspati) comes into the sign Aquarius (Kumbha). Makar Sankranti in celebrated January by around 1.5 lakh visitors every year followed by Mahashivratri that is attended by more than 2 lakh pilgrims. During Kanwar Mela in July-Aug the number reaches up to 20 lakh visitors traveling to Haridwar from different cities.

Rishikesh – The Annual International Yoga Festival is organized by Parmarth Niketan Ashram In the month of March, visitors and yoga lovers from all corners of the world take part in this festival. This festival explores the eight limbs of Yoga and how they apply to our lives. The Annual Yoga Festival is attended by lakhs of visitors and Yoga enthusiasts from all around the world.

 

How to Reach Haridwar

Haridwar is accessible from all the major cities of India by train and by road.

By Road: Delhi airport to Haridwar by road is a good option for a hassle free traveling. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Haridwar by road and it is recommended to start early morning to avoid traffic.

 

By Air: The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is 35 km away from Haridwar. Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest International Airport after which you can travel by train or by road.

 

By Train: Haridwar has direct links the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.

 

Distance of Haridwar and Rishikesh from nearest cities

  • Delhi (225.0 km), Haridwar (24kms.)

  • Dehradun (43km.), Mussoorie (77km.), Kedarnath (227km.)

  • Yamunotri (234km.), Uttrakashi (154 km.), Delhi (245km.)

  •  Gangotri (248km.), Nainital (260km.)

  • Shimla (262km.), Govindghat (275km.)

  • Badrinath (300km.), Agra (398kms.), Lucknow (555kms.)

 

Triveni Ghat Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat is situated bank of the holy river Ganges, is a sacred ghat in Rishikesh famous for the Ganga Aarti. Triveni words come from join of two words Tri means three and Veni means confluence.

This scared ghat used for bath for most of pilgrims. The main daily event of the attraction is the evening Aarti of Goddess Ganga also commonly called as "Maha Aarti". Triveni Ghat, a confluence of three holy significant Rivers the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswathy, is a most revered sacred bathing spot in Rishikesh and is situated on the banks of Ganges River. The Ghat is considered to be the cremation ground of Lord Krishna.

Triveni Ghat has a market also where you can get gems, precious and semi-precious stones, knickknacks, clothes, puja items. Also shops for religious goods, kullu topis, Nehru jackets, kurtas, salwar kameez and jewellery, bangles on the narrow streets. Pick up Natarajas and statues of almost every deity in the Hindu pantheon. For food they have road side shops Ice creams Shops, Golgappa and sweets shops.

Places to Visit in Triveni Ghat: The Gita Mandir (Temple), Bharat Mandir (Temple) & the Laxmi- Narayan Temple is the main attractions of the Triveni Ghat.

 

New Delhi to Rishikesh train

The driving distance between New Delhi and Rishikesh is 230 km, while the aerial distance from New Delhi to Rishikesh is 191 km.

There is no direct train between New Delhi and Rishikesh. You can take Ddn Janshtbdi from New Delhi to Haridwar then take Indica from Haridwar to Rishikesh.

 

Distance between Delhi to Haridwar

The aerial distance from New Delhi to Haridwar is 171 km. while the road distance between New Delhi to Haridwar is 209 km. By Train it is 253 Km.

 

Rishikesh india ashram  

Rishikesh is an attractive small town is situated in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. There are lots of ashrams in Rishikesh where traveler continuously visits.

 

Yoga Niketan Ashram: Yoga Niketan Trust was founded by Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahans. Little bit above the main Badrinath road completely free from noise or pollution and full of greenery throughout. Yoga Hall cum Samadhi hall is exclusively used morning and evening for Asanas and Pranayams, Kriyas are done once a week and there is a big platform outside the hall for the same.

 

Madhuban Ashram: Madhuban Ashram is to be found at Kailash Gate, Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh. Vaishnav devotees from all over India are associated with the Ashram.

 

Sivananda Ashram: Sivananda Ashram is positioned on the banks of the holy river Ganges at the foothills of the Himalayan ranges. Many charitable and spiritual activities are conducted under the auspices of the Ashram; they include Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy, Sivananda Eye Hospital and Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy. Yoga classes are conducted every day for the public in the Ashram.

 

Parmarth Niketan Ashram: Parmarth Niketan is located near Swargashram. Its president is Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj. There is also a Gurukul (a school) run by ashram for teaching Yoga, Meditation and other Hindu sacred ceremonies. 'International Yoga Festival' is organized by ashram every year in the month of February, in which people from all over the world participate.

 

Delhi to Rishikesh distance

The driving distance between New Delhi and Rishikesh is 230 km. while the aerial distance from New Delhi to Rishikesh is 191 km.

 

Haridwar temperature

Winter (about 17°C): The winter season comes in the month of October and lasts till the end of February. The chill in the atmosphere is at its best in the months of December/January. The highest temperature at the place recorded is about 17°C. The minimum temperature during the season is about 6°C.

 

Summer (about 40°C): The month of March brings the summer. The summer season here is quite hot and high on humidity. The maximum temperature recorded here is about 40°C. The day time during the summer season is scorching but the nights get cool. The Cool breeze makes a walk around the river Ganga very pleasurable.

 

Monsoon (humidity): The monsoon season at the place comes with the month of June and stays till the month of September, Haridwar experiences moderate rainfall. The humidity during the monsoon season is quite high. The evenings during the monsoon season can be quite amazing with a cool breeze and beautiful light.

 

Rishikesh India points of interest

Kunjapuri Temple: It is located 30 minutes drive from Rishikesh, lies the Kunjapuri temple at a height of 1700 m which is one of the greatest tourist places in Rishikesh. It is an easy trek to the top of the temple, but once you conquer it, the view of the sunrise amidst the mighty Himalaya and Doon valley on the south will leave you awe-struck. A trek on the last day of the visit, here, is the best end to an amazing Rishikesh adventure.

 

Vashishta Gufa: An ancient cave, away from the city lights, it is an ideal weekend destination and is one of the major places to see in Rishikesh. A blend of serenity and calm surrounding, this destination attracts thousands of tourists, looking for blissful time.

 

Neer Garh Waterfall: Two kilometers from the Laxman Jhula, a visit to this mesmerizing waterfall will leave you awestruck. It will hold you captive in its eternal beauty. Overall, the place is perfect for a much-needed timeout from the hustle of the hectic traveling. One of the best tourist places in Rishikesh, Neer Garh waterfall also attracts many wanderer photographers.

 

Triveni Ghat: Triveni ghat is among the most sacred ghats in Rishikesh with a congruence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. A visit to this place will give you an insight to the spiritual beauty of Rishikesh.

 

Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula: The 450 feet long iron suspended bridges, Laxman and Ram Jhula – are the glory of this beautiful tourist hub. The bridges are 4 km from the Rishikesh railway station. It offering scenic beauty, these architectural marvels is important pilgrimage spots and is definitely top places to visit in Rishikesh. One can also visit famous Trayambakeshwar temple, Ram temple, and Laxman temple, situated in the vicinity.

 

Temples in Rishikesh

Triambakeshwar Temple: Triambakeshwar Temple which is also called as Tera Manzil Temple is situated near Lakshman Jhula bridge in Rishikesh. Tera Manzil Temple is devoted to idols of Hindu God and Goddess. Here visitors always capture a superb vision of the full area from the top of the temple.

 

Rishikund tank and Raghunath Temple Rishikesh : The Rishikund tank and Raghunath temple near the tank also present quite beautiful scenic views. Lord Ram used the tank for bathing while he was in exile.

 

Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh: It is the Temple in which the well-known Indian epic Mahabharata and Ramayana are explains on the walls. Here people assemble to read the Ramayana jointly.

 

Nilkanth Mahadev Temple: Nilkanth mahadev temple is one of the temples and is very popular in north India which is positioned at height of around 5500 ft.

 

Shatrughna Mandir: Shatrughna Mandir is dedicated to Shatrughna of the epic Ramayana. This ancient shrine is said to be established by Adi Shankaracharya during his visit to Rishikesh. Shatrughna Temple is located near Ram Jhula.

 

Lakshman Temple:  Lakshman Temple is situated on the banks of River Ganga near Lakshman Jhula. It is said that Lakshman Temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya. This temple is dedicated to Lakshmana (Rama's brother) of the epic Ramayana.

 

Best place for meditation in Rishikesh

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation: Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) is one of the most popular Ashrams in Rishikesh which is located near Laxman Jhula. PIYF focuses on physical, mental as well as spiritual health of all its students. It gives us knowledge about a wide range of activities. The purpose of the activities conducted here is to spread knowledge on Ancient Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic Wisdom and Holistic Living. The trust factor of co-founder Baba Ramdev is also associated with this ashram.

 

Phool Chatti: Phool Chatti is a 120 year old Ashram in Rishikesh located on the banks of river Ganga Since 1977 this ashram has been under the prime guidance of Swami Dev Swarup Nanda Ji. The meaning of Phool Chatti is “Land of Flowers” Which situated in a quiet and peaceful location. Phool Chatti offers wide range of yoga learning courses and teacher training courses. These courses may range from a short 1 week course to even a year or two.

 

Anand Prakash Ashram: Anand Prakash Ashram is located in tapovan near Rishikesh which is founded by Yogrishi Vishvketu ji and Chetana Panwar. This ashram offers a wide range of Traditions in Yoga such as Vedic Karma, Kirtan, Meditation, Asana, Pranayama and a lot more. Anand Ashram offers 200 hours and 500 hours of Yoga teacher Training as well as some short term training courses. Anand Prakash Ashram is also actively involved with ‘Helping Hands for India’ to provide a living and educate the poor.

 

Parmarth Niketen: It is located in Swargashram locality in Rishikesh on the banks of the holy Ganges founded by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji, Parmarth Niketan. It has been in existence since the last 70 years being one of the oldest Ashrams in Rishikesh as well. It offers a lot for the pilgrims and devotees from all round the world. A lot of Yoga Courses are offered comprising of prayers, pranayama, Surya Namaskaar, Asana, Vedic Chanting, Karma Yoga etc. A whole lot of Yoga Teacher training courses are also available on long term and short term basis.

 

Sivananda Ashram: Sivananda Ashram is named on one of most known Yoga Guru Swami Sivananda founded by Swami Vishnudevananda. Sivananda Centres focuses on spreading Yoga teachings in a unique way inluding Proper Asanas, Breathing, Relaxation, Proper Vegetarian Diet, Lot of Positive thinking and Proper Meditation. Havan and evening aarti are a part of daily routine of Sivananda Ashram. Swami Vishnudevananda has opened about 60 Sivananda Ashrams across the World and the locations include South America, North America, Europe, Israel, and India & East Asia.

 

Mansa devi temple in Haridwar

Mansa devi : According to legends Goddess Mansa devi was the daughter of Kashyap Rishi who was born from his mind and therefore become famous by the name 'Mansa devi'. Mansa devi is known as the wish fulfilling goddess. The Mansa Devi temple happens to be one of the oldest holy places in the town of Haridwar. It is visited by tourists from all corners of the world and the temple occupies a wonderful position atop the Bilwa Parvat.

 

Mansa Devi Temple: It is located at a distance of 800 mt. from Har ki Pauri and 2km. for Bus stand or Railway station. Mansa Devi Temple by taking local Buses, rickshaws, Tongas or by hiring taxis from Haridwar. The temple is mostly popular for having wishes fulfilled. While visiting the temple, you can never miss a visit to a holy tree which lies close by. Pilgrims don't forget to tie threads around this tree. It is said that tying threads around the tree can fulfill one's wishes by the grace of goddess Mansa Devi.

 

Shops and markets: Close to the Mansa Devi temple are located a number of shops. These shops sell a variety of things which you can use as offerings at the temple. Visitors can purchase incense sticks, garlands and fruit to offer to goddess Mansa Devi, spouse of Nag Raja Vasuki.

 

Mansa devi haridwar ropeway

The ropeway cable car to this temple can be taken from the office at the Mansa Devi Market. It's also accessible if you take the 1 hour trek, the steps to which start right from the market. The rope-way or "Udan Khatola" as the locals call it up, and walk down.

The first cable car starts running at 7 a.m. during April to October, and 8 a.m. the rest of the year.Tickets cost 84 rupees per person, return. The departure point is centrally located in town. The departure point is centrally located in town. Its only 01 km far from Haridwar Station, 215 km from Delhi, 50 km from Dehradun, 45 km from Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun,30 km from Rishikesh, 85 km from Mussoorie.

 

Haridwar meditation centre

Vedic Yog Kendra

 Location: Opp. Saini Ashram, Jwalapur Rd, Nandpuri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249407

 

Patanjali Yogpeeth

Location: between Haridwar rurkee road, Delhi Haridwar national high way

 

Body Mind Healing Centre

Location: shiwalik nagar, Haridwar, India - 249403

 

Aashirwad Yoga & Fitness Centre

Location: C- 24 sharda nagar, jwalapur , Haridwar, HO, Haridwar – 249401

 

Vedik Kaaya Ayurvedic A Wellness Center

Location: abhishek nagar, kankhal raod, Haridwar, India – 249403

 

Flights to Rishikesh india

Travel to Rishikesh by Air Dehradun Jollygrant Airport is best option for you. Everyday there are flights from New Delhi to Dehradun on regular basis. Dehradun has no direct flights from other cities than New Delhi.

 

Flights from New Delhi to Dehradun Jollygrant Airport to reach Rishikesh are:

 

Company: SpiceJet    (from Delhi)  

Flight Number: SG 2328

Arrival Time: 11:00 AM

                                                 

 

Company: JetKonnect        (from Delhi)      

Flight Number: S2 5103   

Arrival Time: 12:17 PM

                                                                                                 

 

Company: SpiceJet      (from Delhi)  

Flight Number: SG 2223

Arrival Time: 4:00 PM

 

Return flights to Dehradun Jollygrant Airport to New Delhi for departure from Rishikesh are:     

 

Company: SpiceJet

Flight Number: SG 2413

Departure Time: 11:20 AM                                            

               

 

Company: JetKonnect

Flight Number: S2 5047

Departure Time: 12:30 PM

 

 

Company: SpiceJet

Flight Number: SG 2325

Departure Time: 4:20 PM

Package Inclusion

  • Pickup and drop from Delhi airport/station

  • Accommodation and all meals (veg.)

  • SUV/Volvo charges as per itinerary

  • 2 nights stay at Haridwar

  • 3 Night stay at Rishikesh

  • All temple entry and guide fee

  • Ropeway ticket cost for Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi temples

  • Accommodation charges for stay at ashram, meditation and yoga classes

  • Optional – Arrangement of tickets to Delhi from wherever you are traveling from

  • All Transfers & sightseeing by dedicated AC Cab

  • All hotel & transportation taxes

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package exclusion

  • Flight cost to reach Delhi (Will be arranged on special request)

  • Additional meals and beverages

  • Personal expenses like laundry, phone calls etc.

  • Palm reading, meeting an astrologist is not included in package

  • Stay in Delhi is not included in the package, although on request that can be arranged

  • Travel insurance

Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India - Itinerary

Reach Delhi where our representative will meet you and your arrangement to reach Haridwar will be provided by a luxurious AC Volvo bus that starts from Kashmere Gate Metro station in the evening. Let us know your arrival time in Delhi in advance so that we can book your tickets according to your given schedule.

Reach Haridwar by road in 3-4 hours and get transferred in your hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

We leave for Mansa Devi temple after breakfast, this temple is one of the most important temples of the Haridwar and of a great significance to Hindu religion. Devotees visiting the temple tie threads on a sacred tree near the temple seeking blessings of the goddess for fulfillment of their wishes. They return to untie a thread from the same free once their wishes are fulfilled. A two minute ropeway ride to Mansadevi shows you the scenic beauty of Haridwar from a distance.

After Mansadevi we cover other religious spots including Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Bharat Mata Mandir, Kankhal, Bhimgoda Tank, Doodhadhari Barfani Temple, Suresvari Devi Temple, Pawan Dham, Parad Shivling, Anandamayi Maa Ashram & Patanjali Yogpeeth.

In Evening we visit Har-ki-Pauri (the footstep of God) - one of the most sacred ghats both in Haridwar and in India to witness Ganga Aarti Ceremony of the Holy River Ganges. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony filled with holy Vedic chants and bhajans. The lamps floating in the river add to the beauty of this aarti in the evening.

After Ganga aarti we return to hotel for overnight and dinner.

Popular Restaurants – Har Pauri area in Haridwar is famous for local snacks and sweet shops along with the hot parathas that is served as lunch. Sweets like Malpua, Rabri, Jalebi and snacks like Samosa and Kachori are a must try.

 

Today leave for Rishikesh after breakfast, here we will be staying in an ashram and follow a simple life away from the luxury of air conditioned hotels and dinner buffets. In afternoon you are free to visit the markets and temples around the Triveni ghat area and attend Ganga aarti in the evening.

After aarti we will be meeting a scholar and get introduction classes on the philosophy and theories of Hindu religion and lifestyle.

Overnight stay and dinner at the ashram

Popular restaurants

Chotiwala group of restaurants are very famous in the markets of Rishikesh. There are many cheap eateries available in the market and alongside the ghats that mostly serve vegetarian food.

 

We visit the yoga center of the ashram for yoga class that will provide relaxation of body & mind. After relaxation learn about breath awareness exercise and stretching exercise this will be followed by a yogic breakfast. Day will be spent on introduction classes on various classes on philosophies of Hindu religion and you’ll take part in different ashram activities like cooking and gardening. In the evening we will meet a meditation instructor who will teach the basics of meditation.

Dinner and overnight stay in ashram 

Day will start with relaxation and learning various forms of asanas. After breakfast you are free for the day and you can go for a rafting trip for half a day near Rishikesh. In evening you’ll participate in Ashram activities like bhajan, kirtan and satsang, later meet a scholar and get an introduction class on tantra.

The day will end with dinner in the ashram.

Early morning practice yoga. After this you’ll be free for the day to visit the town or taking spa and massage in the spa center. You’ll attend meditation and question answer session in the evening which you course will terminate after we’ll leave for Delhi where you’ll be dropped at railway station or the airport and trip will end.

Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Himalayan Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India - Rates & Dates

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