Day 1: Day 1
Stop At: Har ki Pauri, Upper Road, Haridwar 249401 India
Your first stop will be c. Trusted to be one of the holiest Ghats in the country, Har Ki Pauri is supposedly the first place where Ganga touches plains, leaving behind the pristine ranges of the Himalayas. The ghat is also known as the Brahma Kund where you can view the stone which has an imprint of Lord Vishnu’s foot, as pointed out by the name.
Stop At: Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh 249201 India
You will also explore two bridges in Rishikesh. First is Lakshman Jhula, the popular hanging bridge across the holy river Ganga. This 450 ft long Jhula is built at a height of 70 ft from the river and is about 3 km away from the main town of Rishikesh.
Stop At: Ram Jhula, Near Geeta Bhawan, Rishikesh India
The other bridge is Ram Jhula which is the iron Parallax Bridge on the river Ganga in Rishikesh. Ram Jhula is the newer bridge named after Lakshman’s brother, Lord Ram.
Stop At: Parmath Niketan Temple, Ram Juhla, Rishikesh India
You can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) before visiting Sivananda Ashram, Parmath Niketan Temple, Gita Bhavan, Swarg Ashram, Ma Anandamayee Ashram, Sapt Rishi Ashram, and The Beatles Ashram.
Stop At: Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Har Ki Pauri, Near City Control Room, Haridwar 249401 India
In the evening during sunset, you will visit Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Thousands of sects visit the ghats of the Ganga at Har Ki Pauri at Haridwar to witness the aarti that started several decades ago. The tradition continues unabated and is a sight to behold. It takes place on the other side of the banks where you will see the priests light up the lamps in a clockwise manner, accompanied by songs in praise of Mother Ganga. After the ritual is complete, devotees will cup their hands over the flame and raise their palms to their forehead in order to get the Goddess's purification and blessing.
• Lunch: You can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense)
Accommodation included: Evening free at own leisure stay overnight in Rishikesh
Day 2: Day 2
Stop At: Delhi, Delhi, Catskill Region, New York
Today morning after breakfast at your hotel you will proceed to Delhi on arrival drop you off at your hotel/airport.
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.