DAY 1: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh (220 km - 5 hr)
On arrive Delhi Airport/Railway Station meet our assisted driver and drive to Rishikesh enroute visiting Haridwar, on the banks of river Ganga (Ganges), located at the foothills of the lower Himalayan Range of the Shivalik Mountains. Haridwar lliterally meaning Gateway to God , one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Rishikesh , Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, & is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. It is claimed as Yoga Capital of the World. Rishikesh is also the gateway & the start-off point for journeys to important religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri.
Evening witness the Aarti ceremony at river Ganges.In Evening check in Rishikesh hotel and overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 2: Rishikesh Sightseeing
Morning Yoga Session at hotel. Later we visit Laxman Jhula, suspension Iron Bridge Lakshman Jhula was built in 1929. This is where Rama's brother Lakshman is said to have crossed the river on jute ropes. One can enjoy the spectacular surroundings & the cool breeze from the River while standing on the bridge. Ram Jhula, another suspended bridge close to Lakshman Jhula is the Ram Jhula- This suspended bridge was recently built between Shivanand & Sawarg Ashram. It is similar to the Lakshman Jhula. It is also known as Shivanand Jhula. Later we visit Geeta Bhavan , famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.In Evening back to hotel and overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 3: Rishikesh – Delhi (220 kms. / 05 hours)
Today morning drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel.
DAY 4: Delhi - Jaipur (260 kms - 6 hrs)
Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City , the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Chokhi Dhani An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.
DAY 5: Jaipur Sightseeing
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort (11 km); the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Half Day Tour Later we visit the City Palace , a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar, the Solar Observatory, an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We now visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
DAY 6: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km - 6 hr)
Today we drive to Agra , en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital) , the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.
Further we continue our drive to Agra , beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage site .
DAY 7: Agra - Mathura & Vrindavan-Delhi (220 km - 5 hr)
Later drive to Delhi via Mathura Vrindavan Mathura, the history and culture of this holy town revolves around the legends of Lord Krishna. It's very colourful and Jubilent celebration of festivals like Holi, Teej & Janmashtmi. Visit Dwarkadeesh Temple,Kans Quila, Sri Krishna Bhumi. (12 kms by Road) Then Proceed to Vrindavan, this town is woven with tales & folklore of Lord Krishna's pranks as a child and with tales of Queen Mira Baiwho sacrificed all worldly gains in her devotion to Lord Krishna. Visit Govinddev Temple, Rangaji Temple, Gopinath Temple, Radha Ballabh Temple are just few of them.
Later in time drive to Delhi and transfer to hotel for check in.
DAY 8: Delhi Drop
Next morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Delhi. And Drop at Delhi Airport/Railway Station. End of our service and your journey.