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Day 01:                Arrive Delhi , air
Arrive Delhi by flight. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Delhi - The capital of the vast, mystic subcontinent “ India”. A fine blend of old –n-new, ancient and modern Era. History of Delhi goes back to the days of Mahabharata, when it was known as the Indraprastha. It is surprising, indeed, that since that era this city has remained the capital of the country. 

Magnificent forts and edifices of the Mughal and the pre-Mughal era and the huge architectures of the Raj era have become the pride of Delhi.  The cosmopolitan nature of the city has only added to the beauty and glory of it. Big gardens, wide roads, ancient structures, and power of politics is what Delhi is all about.

Day 02 :              Delhi
Morning proceed for guided city sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort - The magnificent fort in red sand stone was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 . Jama  Mosque,- the second largest Mosque in the world. You will also experience the a rickshaw ride through busy and historical Chandni Chowk-  this famous & oldest market of Old Delhi.

We make our way towards New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents Palace and one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys) visit The India Gate: a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers, Laxmi Narayan Temple ( Birla Temple) - Built in 1938 by the prominent Indian Industrialist R. B. Birla . Humayun’s Tomb- Another magnificent Mughal building, the tomb of the emperor Humayun . Qutub Minar  - The imposing victory tower built in 12th century.

You will also get an opportunity to visit RAJ GHAT – where our Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 03 :              Delhi – Rishikesh
Morning proceed for Rishikesh and on arrival check-in at your hotel.        

Situated 24 km upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre. Rishikesh has numerous ashrms, some of which are internationally recognised as centres of philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. People from across the globe visit this place round the year.

Afternoon guided tour of Rishikesh visiting Lakshman Jhoola, Shivanand Jhoola

Evening AARTI at ghat. The city acquires a unique charm in the evening when the ghats become breath takingly beautiful with thousands of Diyas and Marigold floating in the waters of Ganges.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 04 :              Rishikesh – Haridwar
Morning proceed for Haridwar.

Haridwar is the most sacred spiritual place in India. It has earned it's sobriquet of honor as 'The Gateway to The Gods'.

Haridwar is not only famous as holy place but also for it's ever-refreshing mystic venue which purifies our mind, body and soul in real manner.  Haridwar is one of the oldest living cities of India.  Haridwar has not only remained the abode of the weary in body, mind and spirit but also served as a center of attraction for many peoples for learning the art, science and culture.

On arrival in Haridwar, check-in at your hotel.

The main activity in Haridwar is at the Har-Ki-Pauri bathing ghat, where the god Vishnu dropped some heavenly nectar and left his footprint, which makes it very holy to Hindus.

The places of interests are Har-Ki-Pauri , Bharat Mata Temple and other temples like Chandi Devi- The temple is a 3 km trek from Chandi Ghat. Chandi Devi Temple is now accessible by a rope way that starts near Gauri Shanker Temple.

Evening witness the Ganga Aarti  at Har-ki –Pauri at dusk.

There was music and chanting and collecting of donations. Priests led the ceremony on the river’s edge with blazing aarti lamps. The most amazing sight was the flotilla of offerings, banana leaf ‘boats’ filled with flowers and lit candles, flying by on the strong current, the candle light reflecting in the water, occasionally getting tumbled and snuffed out by patches of white water.

Overnight at your hotel.

Mathura GhatsDay 05 :              Haridwar – Mathura
Morning drive for Mathura and on arrival chjeck-ina t your hotel.

Mathura it is one of the seven great cities and is considered one of the holiest cities in India.

Evening witness AARTI. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 06 :              Mathura – Agra – Faizabad  , train
Morning city tour of Mathura visiting Dwarikadhish temple and Vishramgaht.

Lateron visit  Vrindavan (District Mathura) - Vrindavan is situated at a distance of 9.6 km. from Mathura. There are about 4, 000 temples, ghats and sarovars in Vrindava. The Govind Dev temples is very beautiful and grand. Other famous temples are Behariji temple, Radhavallabh temple, Radharaman temple, Gopinath temple, Shahji temple, Ashta Sakhi temple etc.

On arrival in Agra, guided city tour if AGRA.

Taj Mahal– A Monument of Love  - The Taj Mahal stands serene and perfect in its garden of cypresses and reflecting pools on the banks of the River Yamuna.. The Taj in all its timeless beauty was built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to complete — a symbol of eternal love .

Agra Fort - Where history takes a new birth.: Few forts in the world have a more fascinating story to tell than the Great Fort of Agra. 

Sikandra - A fusion of art and spiritualism - The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar Completed in 1613 A.D., it is one of the most well-preserved monuments

Late evening departure transfer to the Tundla station in time to board the overnight train for Faizabad.

Depart : Agra                     2110 hrs

Overnight in train.

Day 07:               Arrive Faizabad - Allahabad
Arrive Faizabad at 0505 hrs. Assistance on arrival and straight proceed for Allahabad enroute visiting AYODHAYA & NAIMISHARANYA

Ayodhya is six miles from Faizabad station. Ayodhya is situated in Uttar Pradesh. It is the birth place of Lord Rama. It is the most sacred place of pilgrimage. There was a beautiful temple. Hanuman Garh (or Gadi) is another important place of worship.

Naimisharanya -It was at this place that for establishing Dharma on the earth. It was the place of penance of 88, 000 sages or Rishis. There are 30, 000 pilgrim centres here. There are many places of pilgrimage (Tirth) in Naimisharanya. Lakhs of pilgrims from every corner of the country come here.

On arrival in Allahabad, check-in at your hotel.

Allahabad is among the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh. Allahabad stands at the confluence of two of India's holiest rivers, the Ganga and the Yamuna. Sangam, as the confluence is called, is the venue of many sacred fairs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. This number swells to millions during the world-famous Kumbh Mela.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 08:               Allahabad- Varanasi (125 kms/3 hrs)
Morning guided city tour of Allahabad.

The Triveni Sangam (the confluence of the three rivers), where the Ganges, the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati meet, is sacred to Hindus. Other interesting places in Allahabad are the University and Anand Bhawan - ancestral home of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Afternoon drive for Varanasi and on arrival check-in at your hotel.

A magnificent city, with myriad attractions, both as an exalted place of pilgrimage and a microcosmic centre of faith. A unique city where the past and present, eternity and continuity live side by side.

 The Ganga is believed to have flown from the heaven to wash away the worldly sins of the humankind. Thus, to be in Varanasi is an out of this world experience, and experience of self discovery, a journey through the present and the past in search of immortality.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 09 :              Varanasi
Early morning boat ride at river ganges., Varanasi

The life and activities in the city revolves around the holy river. Soon after the sunrise, the city's great amphitheatre of ghats burst into activity. In the charged holistic atmosphere of the morning venerable Brahmins (known as Pandas) recite passages from sacred texts, priests dispense holy ashed to pilgrims to mark their foreheads in veneration of the gods.

You can witness all these activities during boat ride.

Morning excursion to Sarnath . Situated 10 km from Varanasi, Sarnath is a place where Budhha delivered its sermon. Being a pilgrimage destination, thr tourists spots in Sarnath is more revered.

Afternoon guided city tour of Varanasi visiting various temples.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 10 :               Varanasi – Delhi, air
Departure transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for Delhi and assistance on arrival and straight drop at the international; airport to board the flight for home-town.

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