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Yoga & Meditation Journey: Discovering Haridwar and Rishikesh

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

“Yoga & Meditation Journey: Discovering Haridwar and Rishikesh” invites you to explore the spiritual essence of Rishikesh, renowned for its yoga ashrams and the serene Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat. Cross the iconic Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula bridges for panoramic views of the Himalayan foothills. In Haridwar, experience the ancient rituals at Har Ki Pauri and visit sacred temples like Daksheswara Mahadev and Bharat Mata Mandir. Delve into Beatles Ashram’s tranquil ruins, where meditation and reflection harmonize amidst nature’s embrace. This journey offers a blend of cultural immersion and spiritual rejuvenation along the banks of 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: Dehradun - Haridwar/ Rishikesh

Arrive at Dehradun Airport and meet your driver for transfer to either Haridwar or Rishikesh, both situated approximately 55 kilometers away. Check-in to your hotel and relax after your journey. In Rishikesh, visit Triveni Ghat for the evening Ganga Aarti, a serene ritual on the banks of the Ganges. Witness the enchanting sight of priests performing rituals with lamps and flowers, creating a spiritual ambiance amidst chanting and prayers.

Day 2: Haridwar/ Rishikesh

Start your day in Rishikesh by visiting Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, iconic suspension bridges spanning the Ganges River. Enjoy panoramic views of the river and surrounding hills, and explore the bustling marketplaces lining the bridges. Head to Haridwar and begin at Har Ki Pauri, the sacred ghat where the Ganges River descends from the mountains to the plains. Experience the evening Ganga Aarti here, a deeply moving ritual that involves chanting, bell ringing, and floating diyas (oil lamps) on the river's surface. Visit Kankhal, known for Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Marvel at the intricate architecture and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere. Discover Old Haridwar, home to Bharat Mata Mandir, a unique temple dedicated to Mother India, depicting a map of unified India carved in marble. Wander through the bustling bazaars filled with colorful shops selling religious items, souvenirs, and street food. Explore Beatles Ashram (Chaurasi Kutia), where The Beatles famously stayed in the 1960s to learn transcendental meditation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Explore the serene ashram, now a tranquil forest area with graffiti-covered walls and remnants of meditation cells. Optional: Participate in yoga and meditation sessions offered at various ashrams in Rishikesh, renowned as the Yoga Capital of the World. Alternatively, visit more ashrams and temples along the Ganges to deepen your spiritual experience.

Day 3: Haridwar/Rishikesh - Dehradun

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out. If time permits, visit any missed attractions or spend leisure time exploring local markets or additional ashrams. Depart from your hotel and drive back to Dehradun Airport for your onward journey, concluding your memorable Haridwar/Rishikesh City Break.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Night's accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments 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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