A tour of North India that gives every traveler a chance to be a part of the yoga festival taking place in one of the holy cities of India – Rishikesh, also the Yoga Capital of the world. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual discipline that involves a combination of processes to attain a holistic sense of well-being. The central aim remains to achieve a heightened sense of peace and wholesome happiness about oneself and things around. Explore the many phases of this ancient physical, mental and spiritual discipline besides the River Ganges in Rishikesh. This tour also takes you to the first planned city of Chandigarh and Amritsar where one gets to see the famous Golden Temple standing tall in all its glory. End the tour with a trip to the Golden Triangle, which is one of the most sought-after tours of North India. Millions of tourists travel across Delhi-Agra-Jaipur to unravel majestic palaces, globally recognized monuments with a classic fusion of Mughal, Indian and Rajput architecture, age-old markets all of which are jewels in India’s crown.
Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the Delhi airport and transfeered you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive in Rishikesh, you will check-in at the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
We will drive you to the venue of the Yoga festival - Ganga Resort Rishikesh. You will spend the entire day here, and later in the evening, we will drive you back to your hotel.
Enjoy another day at the Yoga Festival.
Today after breakfast we will proceed for sightseeing of Rishikesh. Visit Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Bharat Mandir. In the evening you can enjoy the Ganga aarti ceremony at Parmarth Niketan.
This morning we will drive to Chandigarh. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Get some rest at the hotel after which we will proceed for sightseeing. Starting with a visit to the famous Rock Garden. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects made of rocks. The best part about this garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial and urban waste. After that, you will visit Sukhna Lake, which is a beautiful man-made lake that lies in the foothills of the Shivalik range. Later in the evening, you head back to the hotel.
This morning post breakfast we will drive to Amritsar. It literally means Pool of Nectar. It was founded in 1579 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikh religion who settled down beside a pool bequeathed with miraculous healing powers. His son, Guru Arjun Dev, built the temple within the pool. Later, Maharaja Ranjit Singh encrusted it with pure gold leaf. Upon arrival in Amritsar, you will be met with our Gets Holidays representative at the railway station who will transfer you to the hotel. After relaxing a bit, you will proceed to witness the Wagah Border Ceremony in a village situated near a road border crossing, goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar and Punjab, in India, and Lahore and Punjab, Pakistan. It is particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate, two hours before sunset each day. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers (PR).
After breakfast, head for Amritsar sightseeing tour with the first visit to the Shree Durgiana Temple. It is a 16th-century temple mainly dedicated to Goddess Durga (Goddess of divine energy). Next, visit the Jallianwala Bagh. It is a memorial that marks the tragic event of the Amritsar Massacre in the year 1919. Visit the Rambagh Gardens that houses the summer palace of Ranjit Singh (founder of Sikh Empire) in the center. This palace is now a museum dedicated to Ranjit Singh that displays the history of Sikh empire, paintings, armoury, coins and manuscripts related to Ranjit Singh and lot more for you to explore. Visit the Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj Sahib dedicated to a Sikh martyr Baba Deep Singh Ji. Head to the Gurdwara Baba Atal Sahib located on the south of Golden Temple. Built in 1778-1784, it is a nine-story building adorned with spectacular architecture. It houses the remains of the son of Hargobind (6th Guru of the Sikhs). In the evening, visit the Golden Temple to witness the Palki Sahib ceremony wherein dozens of devotees act as a human conveyor belt to carry the Granth Sahib (a shrine containing the Adi Granth) from the main shrine to the sanctum, where it is kept until the opening ceremony, the next morning.
This morning post breakfast, we will drive you to the railway station to board the train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you have the rest of the day at leisure. Relax at the hotel or head out for shopping.
After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing tour with the first visit to the Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Visit Chandni Chowk – oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi. Later, walk up to Fatehpuri Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here our driver will meet you, drive past Red Fort (a 17th-century historical fort) and reach Rajghat, a memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun Tomb - the first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb, inspired by Persian architecture, is the four garden squares with water passage channels surrounding the tomb. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - residence of the President of India, and India Gate - an archway built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in India.
After breakfast, you will head to Agra. Agra is a beautiful city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna that achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628. It still remains a popular tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, visit the Agra Fort that resembles the magnificent Red Fort in Delhi.
The Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) are must-see attractions of the fort. Later in the evening, enjoy a royal Tonga ride (Optional) to the Taj Mahal - the most extravagant symbol of love, dedication and purity ever that took almost 22 years to build. It is an ivory-white marble monument where rests the mortals of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan (who built the Taj Mahal) and his wife Mumtaz. An interesting fact about this stunning edifice is that it turns pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night as the moonlight falls upon it. Watching the sunset over this iconic monument is truly a sight to behold.
Enjoy breakfast and check-out of the hotel, drive to the beautiful city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City of India. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city of the Mughal Empire. The city boasts some of the magnificent monuments built during the Mughal Era, which include the Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, and Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti. You have time to explore the corners of Fatehpur Sikri before continuing your way. Continue drive to Jaipur.
Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India due to extensive use of pink sandstone in various buildings of the city. Its monuments showcase a myriad of architectural styles and its vibrant bazaars are famous for traditional handicrafts and jewellery. The ambiance of this city speaks volumes of the rich lifestyle of the Rajput Kings.
After breakfast, head for Jaipur sightseeing. Visit the Amer Fort dating back to the 16th century that displays private halls, pavilions, former private chambers of the King and royal Rajput women. The reflection of this fort falling on the Maota Lake is truly captivating. Enjoy an Elephant ride here. Explore the City Palace consisting of former private and public chambers, silver vessels, courtyards, gateways, private chambers of the King and lot more.
Later, head to Jantar Mantar. It is an astronomical observatory that features the World’s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. Visit the Hawa Mahal - a five-storey palace built-in 1799 during Rajput rule. It is popularly known for its intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with spectacular latticework. Later, the afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs.
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast. Post that we will drive you to Delhi and transfer to the airport. You can take the flight for your onward journey. Hope you had a wonderful time exploring with us. Have a pleasant flight.
|Duration||:||12 Nights / 13 Days|
|Starting price||:||885 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi – Rishikesh – Chandigarh – Amritsar - Delhi - Agra – Jaipur - Delhi|