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 private walking tour will take you to experience the real charm of Rishikesh and learn more about the culture and religion. As Rishikesh is a small town, walking is the best way to visit many important destinations. You will see Lakshman Jhula Bridge, Market, River Ganga, Ram Jhula and some ashrams and temples. The highlights of this tour is the Ganga Aarti Ceremony in Parmarth Niketan. During the tour you will not only learn about Rishikesh but also the importance of the Ganga & Hindu religion. Approx total walking distance is 4.5 to 5.5 kms.
• 5 hours
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
On this 8-hour tour, visit the Mindrolling Monastery, one of the largest Buddhist centers in existence, set in the foothills of the Himalayas. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the nightly ritual of Ganga Aarti. Enjoy a buffet lunch and the convenience of round-trip transfers on this private tour.
• 8 hours
Join a 4-hour private tour to witness the Hindu ritual known as Aarti. Experience this regular practice at sundown alongside the banks of the Ganga River in Rishikesh. Enjoy the sound of the rushing river and hymns being sung by the gurus and disciples, smell the incense, see the twinkling lights, and watch as the participants sway in unison. After the ritual, delight in a vegetarian Indian dinner in a local restaurant prior to being dropped-off at your hotel.
• 4 hours
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
Join this Haridwar and Rishikesh full day tour by private car from Delhi alongside a private guide and driver. Explore Har ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Sivananda Ashram, Parmath Niketan Temple, Swarg Ashram, Sapt Rishi Ashram and a number of other Hindu religious sites. Sit on the banks of the mighty Ganga River before departing for New Delhi to conclude your visit.
• 16 hours
This is a private tour to Haridwar and Rishikesh from Delhi. Haridwar is believed to be blessed by the presence of all three major Gods of Hindus namely Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. Hence it's often called the “Gateway to God”. Dense forests, the clear water of river Ganges and the serene fold of the mountains in the background create the charming beauty of this holy city. Rishikesh on the other hand is called the “Gateway of Char Dum”.
• 15 hours
Visit the Kunjapuri Temple at sunrise for panoramic views of the Himalayas in the distance and the Ganga River below. On the five mile trek down, pass through local villages and farms, as well as the Neer Gaddu waterfall.
• 6 hours