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Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India

 

About the Package

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.

 

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.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Tour package – Overview

In this 7 day tour package we take you on a journey to find your spiritual side in Haridwar and Rishikesh. A 6 day 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, hymns by priests & various holy rituals by Indian pilgrims. Haridwar is the melting pot of Indian culture and it literally means the gateway to God. 

 

 

Package includes

  • Pickup and drop from Delhi airport/station.
  • Accommodation and all meals (veg)
  • SUV/Volvo charges as per itinerary.
  • 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.

 

Package excludes

  • 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. Hotels in Delhi available for minimum 2000 rs per night. 

 

About Haridwar Rishikesh spiritual tour – An Overview

Haridwar and Rishikesh two very popular destinations for pilgrims, Located in Garhwal section of the state of Uttaranchal (formerly the northwestern section of Uttar Pradesh), the trip covers Haridwar (29.956°N 78.17°E) and Rishikesh (30.103°N 78.294°E). Haridwar is the last railway station in this region after which further travel is only possible by road hence Haridwar is accessible from most of the major cities like (Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai,Kochi and New Delhi). Hindi is the main language spoken in this reason along with English.

 

Haridwar and Rishikesh are located on banks of River Ganga and filled with ancient temples, ashrams, yoga and meditation centers. Visitors from both India and abroad come here every year to attain peace of body and mind.

 

How to Reach

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 kms) Haridwar (24kms.) Dehradun (43kms.) Mussoorie (77kms.) Kedarnath (227kms.) Yamunotri (234kms.) Uttrakashi (154 kms.) Delhi (245kms.) Gangotri (248kms.) Nainital (260kms.) Shimla (262kms.) Govindghat (275kms.) Badrinath (300kms.) Agra (398kms.) Lucknow (555kms.)

 

Why you must visit Haridwar and Rishikesh

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 7 day trip package will 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 you up from the inside after you return from this trip.

6 day Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Reach Delhi

Reach Delhi where our representative will meet you and your arrangement to reach Haridwar will be provided by a luxurious AC Volvo bus in the evening that starts from Kashmere Gate Metro station. 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.

 

Day 2

Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs)

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. According to legends Goddess Mansadevi was the daughter of Kashyap Rishi who was born from his mind and therefore become famous by the name 'Mansadevi'. Mansadevi is known as the wish fulfilling goddess. 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.

 

Day 3

Haridwar – Rishikesh (24 kms/30 min)

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.

Day 4

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 in ashram.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

Rishikesh – Haridwar – New Delhi (255 km/8 hour)

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 after which you course will terminate after which we’ll leave for Delhi where you’ll be dropped at railway station or the airport and trip will end.

 

Accommodation details

Haridwar

  • (5 Star) – Aalya on the Ganges: 6000 Approx
  • (4 Star) – Hotel Haveli Hari Ganga: Price N/A
  • (2 Star) – Hotel Har ki Pauri – 700 approx

 

Rishikesh

Ashram Stay

  1. Parmarth Niketan – 500 per room
  2. Shivanand Ashram
  3. Yoga niketan


Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India- Inclusions

 

Package includes

  • Pickup and drop from Delhi airport/station.
  • Accommodation and all meals (veg)
  • SUV/Volvo charges as per itinerary.
  • 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.

 

Package excludes

  • 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. Hotels in Delhi available for minimum 2000 rs per night. 

 




Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India- Inclusions

 

Package includes

  • Pickup and drop from Delhi airport/station.
  • Accommodation and all meals (veg)
  • SUV/Volvo charges as per itinerary.
  • 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.

 

Package excludes

  • 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. Hotels in Delhi available for minimum 2000 rs per night. 

 

Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India- Package Itinarary

 

6 day Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Reach Delhi

Reach Delhi where our representative will meet you and your arrangement to reach Haridwar will be provided by a luxurious AC Volvo bus in the evening that starts from Kashmere Gate Metro station. 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.

 

Day 2

Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs)

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. According to legends Goddess Mansadevi was the daughter of Kashyap Rishi who was born from his mind and therefore become famous by the name 'Mansadevi'. Mansadevi is known as the wish fulfilling goddess. 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.

 

Day 3

Haridwar – Rishikesh (24 kms/30 min)

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.

Day 4

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 in ashram.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

Rishikesh – Haridwar – New Delhi (255 km/8 hour)

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 after which you course will terminate after which we’ll leave for Delhi where you’ll be dropped at railway station or the airport and trip will end.

 

Haridwar Rishikesh Spiritual Tour package- Seeking Spirituality in India- Hotels/Rates/Dates

Accommodation details

Haridwar

  • (5 Star) – Aalya on the Ganges: 6000 Approx
  • (4 Star) – Hotel Haveli Hari Ganga: Price N/A
  • (2 Star) – Hotel Har ki Pauri – 700 approx

 

Rishikesh

Ashram Stay

  1. Parmarth Niketan – 500 per room
  2. Shivanand Ashram
  3. Yoga niketan

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