5 day trip to Rishikesh from Delhi

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Rishikesh is also known as the ‘Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas’. On this five day trip from Delhi, discover the holy town of Rishikesh that is situated on the banks of the River Ganges. From Rishikesh travel to the quaint village of Barkot, nestled in the beautiful Himalayan mountains. Make your base camp in Barkot and visit Yamunotri, the source of the River Yamuna. On your return trip to Delhi, stop by at the beautiful hill station of Mussoorie.Highlights:• Spectacular prayer ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges• Barkot village• Trek to Yamunotri• 12th century Shiva temple in Lakhamandal• Hill station of Mussoorie
ItineraryDay 1: Delhi to RishikeshPass By: Indira Gandhi International AirportYou will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi and driven to Rishikesh that is situated at a distance of 170 miles from Delhi. The drive to Rishikesh takes around 6 hours. Rishikesh catapulted to fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram.Upon your arrival in Rishikesh, check in to your hotel and spend a few hours at leisure. Before sunset you will be driven to the banks of the River Ganges to watch the spectacular Ganga aarti (prayer ceremony). The evening sky gets lit up by the numerous lamps that are lighted to worship the River Ganges. The whole atmosphere becomes serene as monks and priests chant holy mantras (hymns) and the pilgrims float lamps on the river. After the prayer ceremony return to your hotel and have dinner (beverage excluded).Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Rishikesh.Day 2: Rishikesh - BarkotPass By: Rishikesh HotelsAfter a leisurely breakfast you will be driven to Barkot, a hill station at a height of 4000 feet above sea level. Enjoy the picturesque drive to Barkot, stopping for lunch on the way at Damta. Upon reaching Barkot, check in at your homestay and relax till tea time. After tea you may decide to explore the surrounding areas and return to your homestay in time for dinner. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Barkot.Day 3: BarkotPass By: BarkotEnjoy a traditional breakfast before you set out for the day. Visit a local girls’ school and get a glimpse of a day at a local school. Join the children for lunch and get to interact with them and learn about their life in this beautiful village surrounded by some breathtaking views of the mountains. After lunch explore Barkot and return to your homestay for evening tea. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in BarkotDay 4: Excursion to YamunotriPass By: Yamunotri TempleAfter breakfast you will be driven to the village of Kharsali from where you will have a 3 miles trek to Yamunotri, the source of the River Yamuna. The trek offers some remarkable perspectives of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Yamunotri enjoy a packed lunch. Spend the next few hours exploring the area. You may even decide to take a dip in one of the hot springs there. In the afternoon, trek back to Kharsali from where you will be driven back to your homestay in Barkot. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Barkot.Day 5: Barkot - Mussoorie- DelhiPass By: Mussoorie Lake, Mussoorie, Dehradun District, UttarakhandAfter breakfast you will be driven to the nearby hill station of Mussoorie that is situated at an altitude of 6 170 feet above sea level. En route, stop at the ancient Hindu temple complex of Lakhamandal that dates back to the 12th century. The temple there is dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva. After the stop at Lakhamandal, continue your drive to Mussoorie. Spend a few hours exploring Mussoorie before you continue your onward journey to Delhi.On reaching Delhi, you will be dropped off at your hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 04 nights’ accommodation at homestay with all meals (vegetarian only)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person, per day

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi to Rishikesh Pass By: Indira Gandhi International Airport You will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi and driven to Rishikesh that is situated at a distance of 170 miles from Delhi. The drive to Rishikesh takes around 6 hours. Rishikesh catapulted to fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram. Upon your arrival in Rishikesh, check in to your hotel and spend a few hours at leisure. Before sunset you will be driven to the banks of the River Ganges to watch the spectacular Ganga aarti (prayer ceremony). The evening sky gets lit up by the numerous lamps that are lighted to worship the River Ganges. The whole atmosphere becomes serene as monks and priests chant holy mantras (hymns) and the pilgrims float lamps on the river. After the prayer ceremony return to your hotel and have dinner (beverage excluded). Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Barkot Pass By: Rishikesh Hotels After a leisurely breakfast you will be driven to Barkot, a hill station at a height of 4000 feet above sea level. Enjoy the picturesque drive to Barkot, stopping for lunch on the way at Damta. Upon reaching Barkot, check in at your homestay and relax till tea time. After tea you may decide to explore the surrounding areas and return to your homestay in time for dinner. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Barkot.
Day 3: Barkot Pass By: Barkot Enjoy a traditional breakfast before you set out for the day. Visit a local girls’ school and get a glimpse of a day at a local school. Join the children for lunch and get to interact with them and learn about their life in this beautiful village surrounded by some breathtaking views of the mountains. After lunch explore Barkot and return to your homestay for evening tea. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Barkot
Day 4: Excursion to Yamunotri Pass By: Yamunotri Temple After breakfast you will be driven to the village of Kharsali from where you will have a 3 miles trek to Yamunotri, the source of the River Yamuna. The trek offers some remarkable perspectives of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Yamunotri enjoy a packed lunch. Spend the next few hours exploring the area. You may even decide to take a dip in one of the hot springs there. In the afternoon, trek back to Kharsali from where you will be driven back to your homestay in Barkot. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Barkot.
Day 5: Barkot - Mussoorie- Delhi Pass By: Mussoorie Lake, Mussoorie, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand After breakfast you will be driven to the nearby hill station of Mussoorie that is situated at an altitude of 6 170 feet above sea level. En route, stop at the ancient Hindu temple complex of Lakhamandal that dates back to the 12th century. The temple there is dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva. After the stop at Lakhamandal, continue your drive to Mussoorie. Spend a few hours exploring Mussoorie before you continue your onward journey to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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