Day 01: Arrive New Delhi
Upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel after that sightseeing of Old Delhi the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone walls of historical LalQila, built in 1638, sprawled in 2 kilometers with a high of 18 meters, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of TajMahal fame, Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, ChandaniChowk. After that explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi include President House (RashtrapatiBhawan), India gate, this monument was built to honour and tribute to the Indian soldiers, sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visiting Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, QutubMinar, in the evening witness the light and sound show at Red fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms: 6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Haridwar. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Evening visit to Hari Ki Paudi at Haridwar to attend the Aarti, performed simultaneously at all temples in Haridwar. Thousands of lit lamps being swayed in circular motions in a rhythmic manner and crowd of devotees singing Aarti are quite a spectacle just like the floating lamps and flowers that create a majestic sight in the river just after ‘Aarti’. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Haridwar: ‘The gateway to the Gods’ the penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful waters revived the sixty thousand sons of King Sagara. Mythologically, drops of nectar churned out from the primordial ocean fell at the four sites of the Kumbhmela including Haridwar. The kumbhamela, happening once every 12 years and the ArdhaKumbhaMela (Coming once every six years) are big draws. One of the oldest living cities, Haridwar has been in people’s mind from the period of Buddha to the British advent and now even is the 21st century. Besides being a religious place, it has served as the center for learning arts, science and culture.
Day 03: Haridwar / Rishikesh
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival you may visit the various temples and Ashrams: LaxmanJhoola, Swarg Ashram Gita BhawanParmathNiketan, JhoolaTriveniGhat, Shivanand Ashram Kailash Ashram academy of Meditation. Rest of the day you can go for some adventure activities (on your own) like White River Rafting etc. Overnight stay hotel.
Rishikesh, also known as the ‘place of sages’ is Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that God by the name of ‘Hrishikesh’ had appeared as and answers to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name. It is most ideal destinations for meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. For the adventure seekers, Rishikesh is the suggested place for starting their trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks and for rafting. Also, International Yoga Week, which attracts participation from across the world, is held here, every year, in February on the banks of the Ganga. The Yoga Centers of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place.
Day 04: Haridwar – Mussoorie (90 kms: 2 hrs)
Early morning take a holy bath in Ganga River. After breakfast, proceed to Mussoorie, (6,580 ft. above the sea level). On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Overnight stay hotel.
Mussoorie is a city and a municipal board, about 34 km from Dehradun and in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of ‘greater Mussoorie’, as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani. Being at an average altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a ‘fairyland’ atmosphere to tourists.
Day 05: Mussoorie Sightseeing
After breakfast take an excursion to Kempty Falls. Return back to the hotel for rest and relaxation. In the evening visit Gun Hill by ropeway. Later free time for shopping at Mall Road. Overnight stay hotel.
Day 06: Mussoorie – Delhi (280 kms: 6 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the flight for hometown.