North India Pilgrimage Tour
Duration : 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Destiantion Covered : Delhi- Lucknow - Ayodhya - Allahabad - Varanasi - Mathura - Gokul - Mahavan - Govardhan - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival met at airport and transferred to the hotel. O/N stay at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. O/n stay at Hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi/Lucknow/Ayodhya
After Breakfast Transfer to the airport time to catch flight for Lucknow. On arrival drive to Ayodhya (123 Km 03 Hrs drive). O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 04 : Ayodhya
Morning excursion trip to Ayodhya Visit Kanak Bhawan,The Hanuman Garhi, Nageshwarnath Temple,Ramkot,Treta-Ke-Thakur,Maniparvat Etc O/N stay at hotel.
Day 5 : Ayodhya/Allahabad
Morning Visit other places of tourist interest like Ghats(Guptarghat, Rajghat, Ramghat, Lakshmanghat, Jankighta, Nayaghat) Tanks(Sitakund, Suryakund, Vibhishankund, Brahmakund, Daturavan, Vidhyakund) and Hill-tops (Sugreev Tila, Angad Tila, Nal-neel Tila, Kuber Tila and Maniparvat) in the afternoon Drive to Allahabad 175 Km 03 1/2 Hrs Drive on arrival check in at hotel O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 6 : Allahabad
Morning visit the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.One of the most important pilgrim centres, the place was called Prayag. also visit Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri temple, Ashoka pillar, Akshayavat, Hanuman temple, Shankar Viman mandapam, Mankameshwar temple, Anand Bhawan, Jawahar planetarium, Bharadwaj ashram Etc O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 7 : Allahabad/Varanasi
After breakfast drive to Varanasi 125 Km 02 Hrs Drive. on arrival check in at hotel.
Excursion trip to Sarnath, 9 km from Varanasi, one of Buddhism's major centers in India.O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 08 : Varanasi
Today early morning you experience the life of this ancient city. See the beauty of the rising sun on the Ganges Boat Ride. The boat ride passes along some of the 100 ghats, with numerous palaces built by Hindu kings. Experience the early morning rituals of the Hindus being performed, thousands of people taking a bath in the holy river believing they will be free from the circle of rebirth. It is interesting to see the pilgrims offering sweets, flowers and holy water to the Sun God.
Return to the hotel for breakfast. You are free for the rest of the morning.
In the afternoon enjoy the feel of this holiest of holy cities - Varanasi. Visit the Bharat Mata Temple inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It is a relief map of `Mother India' in marble made to scale. The Durga Temple (18th century) built in Nagara style is painted red and has the typical five spires (symbolising the elements) merging into one (Brahma). The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is one of the largest campus universities in India. Founded by Madan Mohan Malaviya at the turn of the century. It was originally intended for the study of Sanskrit, India art, music and culture. Drive through the university, which today has all the faculties of arts and science. Many of our earlier Indian leaders passed out from here. The New Visvanath Temple built in 1966 is located on the campus, and dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the tallest in India. O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 09 : Varanasi/Delhi
Morning Transfer to the domestic airport time to catch flight for Delhi on arrival met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day Free at Lesiure O/N stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Delhi/Mathura
Early Morning Breakfast and Drive to Mathura on arrival check in at hotel. ( 2 1/2 Hrs Drive). Visit Mathura the city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods - Lord Krishna ,which is sacred being the birth place of Lord Krishna. The surroundings ' Braj Bhoomi ' is where Lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up. On arrival , check in at hotel.
Afternoon visit Vrindavan , where Lord Krishna spent his childhood Days ,played the flute sporting with the Gopis and where Radhika pined for her lover. Visit the Govind Dev Temple - built in 1590 and a testimony to the architectural splendour of medieval India. Proceed to Rangaji Temple - Vrindavan's longest temple constructed in 1851 with a 50 feet tall ' Dhwaja Stambha ' believed to be gold - plated. Continue to Madan Mohan Temple situated near Kali Ghat , Glass Temple and the Bankey Bihari Temple - one of the oldest temples built in 1921. O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 11 : Mathura/Gokul/Mahavan/Goverdhan/Mathura
Drive to Gokul where Nand Gopal was sheltered in Yashoda Maiya's home in secrecy to escape the wrath of tyrant Kansha. Also visit Gokul Nath Ji Temple.
Proceed to Mahavan - believed to have cradled Lord Krishna. Visit 'Assi Khambha' the temple dedicated to Mathura Nath Ji. Continue to Goverdhan - where Lord Krishna held aloft 'Giriraj', the sandstone hill on his finger for seven Days and Nights to protect the people of Braj from the wrath of rain and thunder sent by Indra. Return to Mathura. Overnite at hotel.
Day 12 : Mathura / Hardwar
Morning Drive to Hardwar On arrival check in at hotel. Evening visit Har-ki Pauri to see the Daily Aarti ( Prayer of Holy Ganga). O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 13 : Hardwar / Rishikesh
Full day sightseeing of Hardwar including Ashrams,temples, etc then Drive to Rishikesh. O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 14 : Rishikesh
Full day sightseeing of Rishikesh including Ashrams,temples, etc then Drive to Rishikesh. O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 15 : Rishikesh/Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi (235 Km 06 Hrs drive) On arrival at Delhi Check in at Hotel O/N stay at Hotel.