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Himalayan Spirituality with Golden Triangle

Cultural Tours

13 Days

THE TOUR AT A GLANCE

Our Golden Triangle with Yoga in The Himalayas is carefully crafted for memorable Indian experiences. Covering the Golden Triangle, the captivating cities of Delhi, Agra  Jaipur & Ranthambore the tour covers the kaleidoscope that presents the Indian heritage and culture in its most colorful forms. then continue to Ranthambore to search for the Bengal tiger. In addition to the historic charms, the ancient holistic science of Yoga offers a spiritual pathway to the ultimate union of body, mind, and soul.

EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR

  • Walk thru Asia’s largest Spice Market and explore narrow lane in Old Delhi
  • Experience the Highlights of New Delhi on a sightseeing trip - including Qutub Minar, etc.
  • Experience the spiritual Aarti ceremony, see various temples and other highlights of Rishikesh and Haridwar
  • Practice Yoga and go for various adventure activities like rafting/ Hiking/ Zip-lining etc in Rishikesh
  • Visit the international town of yoga Rishikesh 
  • Marvel at three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Agra - Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort
  • Go on Open Jeep Safari to explore the Ranthambore national park and see various species of animals and birds including Tigers.
  • Enjoy the village tour and experience the village life in Ranthambore. You get an opportunity to meet them and visit their schools
  • Experience the highlights of Jaipur - including Amber Fort, City Palace, etc on a sightseeing 
  • Spend your holidays among the beautiful nature of the Himalayas

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Upon arrival at Delhi Airport receive a warm welcome from our representative who will help you with transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and spend the rest of the day at leisure

The country’s capital epitomizes its rich past and flourishing present. Umpteen attractions of Delhi not just captivate the attention of the tourists but also leave them astounded.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

In the morning you will visit Jama Masjid, the largest and most well-known mosque in India, Raj Ghat- a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, one of the main architects of India’s Independence from the British. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk followed by the orientation walk in Asia’s Largest Spice Market. Old Delhi street food is best enjoyed in its original setting, in the noisy labyrinthine by-lanes of Chawri Bazaar and Chandni Chowk; pass by the Redd Fort - this mighty fort was built with red sandstones under the rule of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1638. 

Afternoon proceeds for a visit to Lutyen’s Delhi, primarily consisting of the administrative area of the capital, India Gate and the Viceroy’s House (which is now known as Rashtrapati Bhawan). Visit Qutub Minar- the tallest stone tower as well as one of the finest Islamic structures raised in India; Humayun's Tomb- this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. 
 

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Today, transfer to New Delhi Airport to board flight for Dehradun. On arrival at Dehradun Airport, meet our representative and get transferred from Dehradun to Rishikesh

Rishikesh- located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" and "Yoga Capital of the World" It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus. Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Leisure and Stay overnight at hotel.

Evening enjoy the soulful Aarti ceremony on banks of River Ganges – Also called as Maha Aarti – The chiming of the temple bells, the chanting of mantras and the overall ambiance of the place is an experience of a lifetime. Besides being a soulful and peaceful experience, the rituals offer an insight into the Hindu culture.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Morning attain yoga and meditation at Ashram

Later go for a sightseeing tour of Rishikesh and Haridwar.

Start your day by visiting the Market – see stalls selling varied items like religious pictures, Om-embossed scarves and t-shirts, steel pots/pans and religious necklaces.

Enroute from Rishikesh towards the Himalayas, pass the impressive Ram Jhula – An iconic landmark, Ram Jhula, built-in 1986, is a suspension bridge that runs across the sacred River Ganga connecting Shivananda Nagar to Swargashram and offers a splendid bird's eye view of the mighty Ganges and the serene nature at the foothills of the Himalayas.

Also visit Lakshman Jhula – The Lakshman Jhula is a famous hanging bridge across the river Ganga that connects two villages.  Visit a hallowed spot called ‘Vasishta Gufta’ An ancient Cave – 2 caves where the Hindu sage and yogi Vasishta practiced spirituality. situated on the banks of the Ganga River, is a popular place for meditation lovers. This is the cave where great Sage Vashishta said to have meditated.

Enjoy special lunch with the local Indian families and taste the delicacies of Uttarakhand cuisine.

Evening sunset Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram – enjoy and participate in religious singing with Ashram students; get involved with the actual Aarti and delight in the phenomenal sight of lights, the aura, the chanting and a special feel – perfect photo opportunity.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Dinner ( Modified American Plan )

Morning attain yoga and meditation at Ashram & Visit international Yoga Centre. Spend the day at leisure or if you wish you may indulge in any of the below optional activities. (at additional cost)

Optional: Enjoy a Zipline tour in Rishikesh. Zip Line at Rishikesh will be one amazing experience you will have. Your safety is ensured by technically qualified adventure sports experts with years of experience in different parts of the world. Best instructors and best equipment will be provided to you to ensure that you have the best experience. Surrounded by beautiful alpine meadows and trees of deodar, pine, apricot, oak and apple, offering spectacular and breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks, will make this experience unforgettable.

Optional: Morning go for Kunjapuri Day Hiking Tour including guide, pack lunch and vehicle transfers - (Rishikesh to Rishikesh)

Lying in the divine Himalayas of Tehri Garhwal district, three Siddha Peeths can be located well on top of three different mountains, dedicated to ‘Sati the wife of lord ‘Shiva’. The holy triangle of the temple is linked with a famous tale …. when Sati, daughter of Daksha Prajapat, immolated herself at the sacrificial spot lord Shiva took the dead body of his wife and started walking towards the Himalayas. The places where the parts of her dead body fell are known as Kunjapuri, Surkanda Devi and Chandrabadni and are thus worshipped as Siddha Peeths. Located at an altitude of 1645 mts. and lends a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South. Drive from Rishikesh Hotel to Kunjapuri 32 km. Drive then 8 km down trek to Tapovan, Rishikesh and trek time approx. 4 hrs. then back to the hotel by Innova. In this trek, we pass through the local Garhwali village and tropical forest with a waterfall. The endpoint is Tapovan Rishikesh.

Optional: White Water rafting stretch from Shivpuri to NIM Beach (Morning 08:00 AM- 16 km, nearly 3 hours)

Optional:  Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh- If thrill and adventure are on your mind, then bungy jumping in Rishikesh is one thing that should interest you instantly. The adrenaline rush that this adventure sport promise is second to none. This daredevil activity is offered from high bridges, helicopters, tall buildings and hot air balloons, across the globe but here it is offered from a specially built platform, which is built on a cliff. This cliff overlooks a gorge, through which flows the mighty Ganga River. The height of this bungee jump is 83 meters and honestly, it is an experience definitely worth a try!

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Morning attain yoga and meditation at Ashram

Spend the day at leisure or if you wish you may indulge in any of the above optional activity. (at additional cost)

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today, in time transfer to Dehradun airport to board flight for New Delhi. On arrival at New Delhi, meet our representative and get transferred to Agra.

Agra -Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. History, architecture, romance all together create the magic of Agra and hence makes for a must-visit for anyone living in or visiting India. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Early morning visit Taj Mahal during Sunrise: One of the seven wonders or symbol of love. The Taj Mahal stands for the Crown of Palaces in the Persian language. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Constructed entirely out of white marble in the 17th century, it is among the finest edifices of Mughal architecture.(Friday Closed).

After breakfast, visit Agra Fort (An Epitome of the Mughal Dynasty) – An architectural masterpiece, The Red Fort of Agra or Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1573. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fort was once the erstwhile residence of the Mughals until the year 1638. Within the premises of the fort lie the most exquisite structures of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-I-am, Moti Masjid and Jahangir Mahal. Visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb: Also known as “Baby Taj”, it is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-Ud-Daulah.

Optional: Late afternoon go for Mughal Heritage Kachhpura Village walk with high tea. A narrow bridle path through agriculture fields near Mehtab Bagh takes you into the ancient village of Kachhpura and Humayun’s Mosque. The walk through Kachhpura starts with explaining the paintings (sanji art) on the walls done by community girls under the youth program. Humayun’s Mosque is another monument that is situated inside the village. This is a strange peculiar kind of mosque ever built by Mughals. It has one deep narrow, great central ricer or compartment entered by a high arch and domed in the center with one recess in its weak wall. At each side of this central compartment the building is lower and broken up into the smaller chambers. One can also visit the village school situated near the courtyard. 

Optional : If you wish, you may go for below optional tour (at additional cost)

Mohabbat the Taj Show- You can watch the famous Mohabbat the Taj show, presented by the Sanskritik Natyashala. It is a series of play depicting the saga of love. It depicts the true and immortal love of the Mughal Emperor Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal - his beautiful wife. This is an exciting show to know more about the Taj Mahal.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Today, drive to Ranthambore. En-route take a stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri: A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in the 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture.

Later after the visit Continue to drive to Ranthambore. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country where more visitors spending a couple of nights are likely to spot one of these majestic animals. Once, the private tiger reserve of the Maharaja of Jaipur, in 1972 the sanctuary came under the Project Tiger scheme. It covers 410 sq km and runs from the easternmost spur of the Aravalis to the Vindhya Range. It has both the old for and the wildlife sanctuary, also known as Sawai Madhopur, after the town, which has some Jain temples with gilded paintings.

On arrival, check in to the hotel, Rest of the day at leisure.  

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today, you will have two game drives into the park to try to catch a glimpse of one of the elusive tigers. Wake up early in the morning - one of the best times to catch a glimpse of these secretive animals - and leave for your first safari into the National Park. Ranthambore has one of the largest populations of tigers in India, and your experienced guides know the best places to visit to see the tigers. 

Return to the hotel, have breakfast and relax until lunch. In the afternoon, return to the park for your second safari. Also visit the Ranthambore Fort which lies within the park premises itself. The fort was built around the 8th century by the Chauhans and has numerous attractions in store.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today, you will have two game drives into the park to try to catch a glimpse of one of the elusive tigers. Wake up early in the morning - one of the best times to catch a glimpse of these secretive animals - and leave for your first safari into the National Park. Ranthambore has one of the largest populations of tigers in India, and your experienced guides know the best places to visit to see the tigers. 

Return to the hotel, have breakfast and relax until lunch. In the afternoon, return to the park for your second safari. Also visit the Ranthambore Fort which lies within the park premises itself. The fort was built around the 8th century by the Chauhans and has numerous attractions in store.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

After breakfast check out from the hotel and visit the Ranthambore Village – Visit a local house and meet the local people.

Ranthambore is surrounded by many beautiful villages and most of the hotels are located near the villages. So it is an ideal place to interact with the rural life of India.

You can go to visit a nearby village with the guide and can visit their cattle farms, mud houses, farming fields, when you will be interacting with them and seeing their lifestyle, houses, step wells, baoris (traditional rainwater reservoir and water level recharger), little kids, govt. school visit, their traditional equipment’s while they are using it like hookahs (the traditional way to smoke tobacco), madhani (traditional equipment to take out butter from the curd), many other traditional and ancient farming equipment’s and many other amazing things then they just love it.

After the village tour, drive to Jaipur – The Pink City-Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Jaipur has been ruled by Rajput kingdoms for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle, one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country. On arrival, meet our representative and check in to the hotel.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Morning visit the city of Amber and its fort. Erected on a vast hill, the citadel and its fort were intended to protect the ancient capital of the state of Jaipur. Visit the various rooms, the inner courtyards, the rooms of public hearings, the Mughal gardens with star-shaped flower beds. In addition, Amber Fort offers panoramic views of Lake Maota. Other stops include the Hawa Mahal - the famous and magnificent Palace of the Winds.

Afternoon visits the City Palace of Jaipur, always occupied by maharaja and his family since the 18th century. The ensemble is a superb blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Visit the palace museum with the collections of miniatures, manuscripts, Mughal rugs, musical instruments, royal costumes, allowing you to discover the historical and artistic past of Jaipur. At the end of the day, you will take a rickshaw ride in the old town of Jaipur.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

After leisurely breakfast, check out from the hotel and get transferred to New Delhi International Airport to board the flight to your native place.

- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST

 

  • Accommodation for a total of 12 nights on sharing twin / double room on bed & breakfast basis.
  • All Meals: at Ranthambore & Rishikesh
  • Transfers, sightseeing/excursions as per the program by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • English-speaking local guide as per program.
  • All entrance fees to the monuments as mentioned in the program. 
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride in the local bazaar in Delhi & Jaipur
  • Yoga and meditation class at Ashram in Rishikesh
  • Enjoy village tour and experience the village life in Ranthambore
  • 02 Jungle Safari (by Cantre / by Jeep) at Ranthambore National Park with Naturalist.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Company representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • All presently applicable taxes including the GST charges levied recently by the Government.
  • Two bottles of mineral water each day during sightseeing.

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES

  •  International / Domestic  Airfare 
  • Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
  • Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
  • Camera/video fees at monuments
  • Communication costs
  • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like a natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or a last-minute change of timings, etc.
  • Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".


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