This fascinating 3-day Ganges river tour of Haridwar and Rishikesh from Delhi includes a private chauffeur driven air-conditioned cab, 3-star hotel accommodation and a hot vegetarian breakfast each morning. Rishikesh is a gateway to the Himalayas and the world capital of Yoga. Haridwar, meaning gateway to the Gods, is an ancient pilgrimage site situated in the foothills of the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. With lush green forests, the crystal clear waters of the Ganges river and mountains in the background, Haridwar is a holy city filled with charming beauty. In the evening, the ghats (bank of the Ganges river) looks beautiful as hundreds of diyas (lamps) and marigold flowers float and light up the Ganges river.
• 3 days
Explore the best of Haridwar and Rishikesh on this 3-day private tour. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, see culturally-rich areas such as the Bharat Mata Temple and Mansa Dave Temple before observing ceremonies in Ghat. The next day, visit Rishikund where you will visit places such as Laxman Jhula and Geeta Bhawan. Complete with daily breakfasts, you will be transported to your Delhi hotel or the Indira Gandhi International Airport at the end of your tour.
• 3 days
If you are a fan of long peaceful walks on high ascents, then enjoy a scenic and soft trek with an accompanying guide from Rishikesh to spectacular Kunjapuri. This one-way trek takes a few hours to cover a stretch of nearly 7 miles (11 kilometers) and is a perfect little getaway for those who want a longer climb. Take in the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks and amazing views, catch a glimpse of local hillside village life, and prepare yourself for possible wildlife sightings. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
• 4 hours
This full day private day trip allows you to explore some of the most significant places in the holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Finish your visit with a viewing of Ganga Aarti, one of the most powerful spiritual rituals held in honor of Goddess Ganga, the goddess of the holiest river in India.
• 16 hours
This full-day private tour of Haridwar takes you to points of interest with a personal guide. The customizable itinerary includes Bara Bazaar, Mansa Devi Temple (by cable car), Daksha Mahadev Temple, Jain Temple, and Shantikunj Ashram. In the evening, visit Har Ki Pauri to witness a Ganga Aarti, a ceremony that includes your own flower offering to the Ganges River and a ‘puja,’ or prayer ritual, led by a Hindu priest.
• 8 hours