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Ganges Serenity: Delhi to Rishikesh Train Adventure

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the “Ganges Serenity: Delhi to Rishikesh Train Adventure,” a journey that blends spiritual exploration with scenic railway vistas. Begin in Delhi, where you board the Dehradun Shatabdi Express, traveling through picturesque landscapes towards the tranquil banks of the Ganges in Haridwar or Rishikesh. Experience the spiritual ambiance with visits to iconic landmarks like Har Ki Pauri ghat and Laxman Jhula, where the river’s sacred essence is palpable. Delve into the Beatles Ashram and Kankhal, adding cultural depth to your pilgrimage. Conclude your enriching adventure with a return train journey to Delhi, carrying memories of spiritual rejuvenation and cultural immersion along the sacred Ganges.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar/ Rishikesh (by DEHRADUN SHTBDI train no 12017, 0645/ 1130hr)

Depart from New Delhi Railway Station aboard the DEHRADUN SHTBDI train, enjoying scenic views as you travel towards the spiritual heartland. Arrive in Haridwar or Rishikesh by late morning and transfer to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind after your journey. Explore the bustling local markets, where vibrant colors and aromatic scents captivate the senses. In the evening, experience the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony at Har Ki Pauri ghat, a deeply spiritual ritual on the banks of the sacred Ganges.

Day 2: Haridwar/ Rishikesh

Breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a day of exploration. Begin with a visit to Laxman Jhula, a majestic suspension bridge over the Ganges offering panoramic views of the river and surrounding hills. Explore Triveni Ghat, where the convergence of three rivers is believed to cleanse the soul, witnessing devotees performing morning rituals amidst serene surroundings. Visit Ram Jhula, another iconic suspension bridge connecting the eastern and western banks of the Ganges, known for its spiritual significance and bustling atmosphere. Delve into the tranquil ambiance of Beatles Ashram (Chaurasi Kutia), where The Beatles once sought inspiration through transcendental meditation and music composition. Journey to Kankhal, renowned for Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple, a sacred site dedicated to Lord Shiva where devotees seek spiritual solace and blessings. Conclude your day with the soul-stirring Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram or Triveni Ghat, immersed in the chants and offerings that illuminate the evening.

Day 3: Haridwar/ Rishikesh - Delhi (by DEHRADUN SHTBDI train no 12018, 1812/ 2250hr)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, savoring the last moments in the serene environs of Haridwar or Rishikesh. Explore local temples like Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple in Haridwar or Bharat Mata Mandir in Rishikesh, each offering unique insights into India's spiritual traditions. Transfer to the railway station for your journey back to Delhi aboard the DEHRADUN SHTBDI, reflecting on the profound experiences and memories created during your visit. Arrive in Delhi by late evening, concluding your enriching journey to Haridwar and Rishikesh, filled with spiritual awakening and cultural immersion.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • Train ticket Delhi to Haridwar and back
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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