Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is one of the most important pilgrimage (or tirth yatra) in Hinduism. Devotees always aspire to visit this holy char dham pilgrimage once in a life time for it is believed that once you complete a trip to the holy circuit of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath; it washes away all your sins and opens the doors to heaven that is called Moksha (or salvation).
As per the Hindu legends, during the 8th century the famous saint Adi Shankracharya had laid the foundation stone of these holy shrines; which is now referred to as Chota Char Dham.
This 12 days Chardham Yatra package begins from Delhi and will take you to the holy shrines via Rishikesh yet another holy city in India. This pilgrimage tour package covers trek to Yamunotri followed by Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Besides the blessing of the almighty, pilgrims enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of nature and the spiritual ambience of Himalayas covered by snow, the melodious chirping of birds & the scatter thick green forests.
Our Divine Char Dham Yatra 2015 tour package includes various mode of transportation with all safety features including your accommodation, food and medical aid.
Day 1 : Delhi - Haridwar (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
On arriving in New Delhi, start your drive to Haridwar. On your way to Haridwar, get your Biometric done for the Yatra. On reaching Haridwar, check-in to your hotel. In the evening, you can go to Har- Ki- Pauri for attending the grand Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges. Later, return to the hotel for dinner and have a comfortable stay at night.
Day 2 :Haridwar- Barkot (190 Km / 6 to 7 hrs) / Janki Chatti (245 Km / 8 to 9 hrs)
This morning, you depart for Barkot / Jankichatti. Barkot is a beautiful hill station which is located on the foot of Yamunotri. As you drive through Mussoorie, you can visit the famous Kempty Falls on your way. Kempty falls is the star attraction of Mussoorie. People from all over the world visit the place to have a look at these spectacular waterfalls.
On reaching Barkot, check-in to your hotel/camp. Relax for the rest of the day. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 3 :Barkot/ Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Barkot / Jankichatti (48 Km / 2 hrs)/ (8 km/30 min)
After having your breakfast at the hotel, depart for Yamunotri. On reaching Yamunotri, begin your first Pahad Yatra to Yamunotri which is a 6 Km trek. You have an option of hiring palki or a horse for your trek. (Cost Not Included).
On your trek, you enjoy the sight of lush green valley and a variety of species of Himalayan shrubs. Yamunotri is the one of the shrines of the Char Dhams. The temple at Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna who present in the form of a black marble idol in the temple.
Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna which is also the daughter of Surya, the Sun. Start your trek back to Yamunotri in the afternoon. On returning, take a holy dip in Yamuna River and perform all the rituals. Return back to Barkot/ Jankichatti, check-in to the Hotel / Camp. Have your dinner and have a comfortable stay at night.
Day 4 :Barkot/ Jankichatti- Uttarkashi (85 Km/ 3 hrs)(135 Km / 5 hrs)
After having your breakfast, check out from the hotel. Start your drive to your next destination, Uttarkashi. On reaching Uttarkashi, check-in to the hotel. Set on the banks of river Bhagirathi, Uttarkashi is well known for its historical monuments, Temples and Ashrams. After taking some rest for the day, you can go a stroll around the place.
In the evening, attend the famous aarti at Vishwanath Temple. Later, return to the hotel for dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 :Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 Km / 3 to 4 hrs)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and then start driving towards Gangotri. Gangotri is a popular Hindu pilgrimage town which is set on the banks of river Bhagirathi. River Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga.
On reaching Gangotri, perform Pooja and other rituals. Later, drive back to Uttarkashi. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 :Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (240 Km / 9 to 10 hrs)
Leave for your next destination, Guptkashi after having your breakfast early in the morning. On reaching, check-in to the hotel. Guptkashi is located at a distance of 47 km from the holy shrine, Kedarnath. The town holds immense religious importance as it houses famous ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple.
Get your medical checkup done for your next day journey to Kedarnath. Have your dinner and stay overnight in the hotel/camp.
Day 7 :Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath (35 Km + 17 Km trek)
Get up early in the morning and check out from the hotel after having your breakfast. Start your drive to Gaurikund which is set at a distance of around 33 km. On reaching Gaurikund, begin with your trek to Kedarnath. Kedarnath is a well-known pilgrimage destination for the Hindus.
Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. To reach the temple, you can hire a palki or a horse (Cost Not Included). On your way to the temple, you will get to experience the unexplored sights of the snow capped mountains. On reaching, check-in at the Govt. Camps/Lodges. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 :Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Guptkashi (17 Km trek + 35 Km drive)
This morning you get up before dawn and take a bath. Later, you go to the temple for the 'Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. After Darshan and Puja, return to your respective Camps / Lodges. Start with your trek from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. At Sonprayag, your car awaits which will take you back to your hotel at Guptkashi. On reaching Guptkashi, have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 :Guptkashi - Joshimath - Badrinath (190 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)
After having your breakfast in the morning, check out of the hotel and start driving towards your next destination, Badrinath via Joshimath. Badrinath is an important pilgrimage site which holds immense importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is set at a height of 3133 meter.
On reaching Badrinath, check-in to the hotel. After taking some rest and refreshments, leave for you are all set to go to Badrinath Temple for Darshan. After Darshan, return to the hotel. Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 :Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag (165 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)
This morning, visit Badrinath Temple for Darshan. Later, return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you can leave for local sightseeing at Badrinath. Visit major attractions of Badrinath such as Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple.
In the afternoon, check out from the hotel and head towards Rudraprayag via Joshimath. En-route visit Karanprayag. Rudra Prayag holds great religious importance. Also, the town features stunning natural beauty and tranquility. On reaching Rudraprayag, check-in to the hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day or explore the beauty of Rudraprayag. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 :Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Haridwar (160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)
This morning, have your breakfast and then leave for Rishikesh. Rishikesh is one among the most visited destinations of the country. Also, the place has emerged as the World Capital of Yoga. On reaching Rishikesh, visit the different attractions of the place including Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. After sightseeing at the attractions, start driving to Haridwar. Check-in to the hotel on reaching Haridwar. Later, enjoy your dinner and have a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 12 :Haridwar - Delhi (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
Munch some healthy breakfast in the morning at the hotel and then leave for Delhi. On reaching Delhi, take a transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey.
Attend Ganga aarti at Har ki Pauri Darshan at Kedarnath Temple
Darshan at Badrinath Temple Visit to Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple - Badrinath
Sightseeing at Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula - Rishikesh
Day 1:Delhi - Haridwar (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
On arrival in New Delhi, start driving towards Haridwar. En-route, get your biometric done for your Yatra next day. On reaching Haridwar, check-in to your hotel and take some rest. In the evening, visit Har Ki Pauri and attend the Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges. Later, return back to the hotel and stay overnight at Haridwar.
Day 2:Haridwar - Guptkashi (205 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and then leave for Guptkashi. On reaching Guptkashi, check-in to the hotel. Guptkashi is well-known for the ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple. Get your medical checkup done for your next day Yatra to Kedarnath. Have your dinner and stay overnight in Guptkashi in your hotel/camp.
Day 3:Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath (35 Km + 17 Km trek)
After munching some healthy breakfast early in the morning, check out from the hotel and leave for Gaurikund. On reaching Gaurikund, start your 12 km trek to Kedarnath. You have an option of hiring a palki or horse for your trek (Cost Not Included).
Enjoy the greenery and chilly weather on your way to Kedarnath Temple. Also, explore the unexplored views of the snow capped mountains all around. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On reaching Kedarnath, check-in at the Govt. Camps/Lodges. Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4:Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Guptkashi (17 Km trek + 35 Km drive)
Wake up early morning before dawn and take a bath. Reach the temple by 4:45 am for the Abhishek to Kedarnath Shiva. After Darshan and Puja, return to your Govt. Camps / Lodges. Later, start back your trek to Gaurikund. On reaching Gaurikund, head back to your hotel. Have your dinner and stay overnight at Guptkashi.
Day 5:Guptkashi - Joshimath - Badrinath (190 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)
Check out from the hotel in the morning and start driving towards Badrinath via Joshimath. Enjoy your drive till Badrinath. On reaching Badrinath, check-in to the hotel. Take some rest and then leave for Badrinath Temple for Darshan in the evening.
Reach Tapt Kund (Hot Spring) for a bath and then go to the Badrinath temple. Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and people from all over the world visit the temple to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Later, return to the hotel. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6:Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag (165 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)
Begin your day with Darshan at Badrinath Temple. Return to the hotel for your breakfast. Later, leave for local sightseeing at Badrinath. Visit the major attractions of Badrinath such as Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple. In the afternoon, start heading towards Rudraprayag and en-route visit Karanprayag.
Rudraprayag is beautiful town which is known to hold much religious importance. On reaching Rudraprayag, check-in at the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure or explore the pilgrim town, Rudraprayag. Enjoy your dinner and have a comfortable stay at night.
Day 7:Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Haridwar (160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and then leave for Rishikesh. Rishikesh is known as the spiritual city and the Yoga capital of the world.
On reaching Rishikesh, go out to explore the different attractions of the place. Enjoy sightseeing at Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. In the evening, head back to Haridwar.
On reaching Haridwar, check-in at the hotel. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 8:Haridwar - Delhi (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
Munch some delicious breakfast in the morning at the hotel. Later, drive back to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, take a transfer to your Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey.
Pay obeisance to Baba Barfani or Amarnath Ji by visiting the holy cave where he narrated the story of immortality or the Amar Katha to Maa Parvati.
With our 3 days Amarnath Yatra tour package by Helicopter from Baltal, embark on pilgrimage to Amarnath Cave for darshan of the ice lingam that forms naturally in the month of shravan (July - August).
Day 1:Srinagar - Sonmarg
Upon arrival in Srinagar you will be picked up from Srinagar airport and assisted in a smooth transfer to Sonamarg for overnight stay in the hotel booked as per your requirements.
Day 2:Sonamarg - Baltal - Amarnath Cave
On the second day of your Amarnath Yatra Tour Package by Helicopter, you will be transferred to Neelgrath in Baltal by car. Neelrgath is where the helipad is located.
Weather permitiing, helicopters from Baltal operate between 6:00 Am to 5:00 PM. The helicopter ride will drop you at Panjtarni. The Amarnath Cave is located 6 KM further up from here.
From Panjtarni helipad, visit Amarnath Cave (6 K.M from Panjtarni) on foot (2 hrs walk), hitch a pony ride or you may even hire a palki.
The cave is a sea of tranquility and spirituality. Behold the massive shiv lingam which forms naturally of snow every year. Besides the massive shiv lingams are two smaller ice lingams which are believed to represent Ma Parvati and Lord Ganesha.
After darshan, come back to Panjtarni to take the ride back to Neelgrath Helipad in Baltal. From here, you will be transferred back to Srinagar to check into a deluxe houseboat. Dinner and overnight stay in houseboat in Srinagar.
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be assisted in a smooth transfer to the Srinagar airport for your onward journey.
After arrival at Delhi airport, meet our representative who will escort you to the hotel for check-in. Rest and relax, rejoicing overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 :Delhi
Post breakfast, start with sightseeing tour of the city. The tour covers Delhi all major tourist attractions. Pay a visit to the monuments like Red Fort , Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat located in Old Delhi. Then after set in for a tour to New Delhi that includes visit to Rajpath , Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhavan , Diplomatic Enclave and India Gate.
Day 03 :Varanasi
On day 3 wake-up early to leave for the holy city of Varanasi. On reaching airport catch a flight to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi, you will be welcome by our representative. The representative will arrange for a smooth transfer, sit back and enjoy the drive from airport to the hotel. Halt along the way to visit beautiful temples of Sarnath. Continue drive to the hotel and check in upon arrival. In the evening witness the magnificent Aarti at the banks of river Ganga . Retire for the night at the hotel.
Day 04 :Varanasi
Early in the morning, move out to experience an exciting boat ride along the River Ganga. Return to the hotel for breakfast, then start for the sightseeing tour of the city. Spend afternoon at leisure. Relish dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 :Khajuraho
In the morning after breakfast, leave for Khajuraho- the beautiful temple city by boarding a flight to Khajuraho. Meet our representative who will escort you to the hotel. After check-in, rest and relax till noon. Later in the day proceed for a city sightseeing tour covering the world-famous temples. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 :Orchha
Post breakfast, checkout hotel and drive to Orchha by road. On arrival transfer to hotel. After relaxing for a while, leave for the city sightseeing tour that awaits you. Return to the hotel in the evening and spend night at the hotel.
Day 07 :Bhopal
On day 7 of the tour we move towards Bhopal city. Post breakfast, you will be deported at the Jhansi railway station to catch onward train to Bhopal. At station you will be received by our representative, who will escort you to the hotel for check-in. After freshen-up, pay a visit to the major tourist attraction places which includes Taj-UL-Masjid , Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya , Bhopal Bharat Bhawan and Laxmi Narayan Temple. Retire for the night at hotel.
Day 08 :Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhopal
After breakfast, a full day excursion tour awaits you. This tour covers world famous Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sanchi. Also visit magnificent museums and stupas. Return to the hotel in Bhopal and retire for the night.
Day 09:Bhopal - Bhimbetka - Bhojpur - Bhopal
Start your day by paying a visit to the ancient caves of Bhimbetka. Later in the day drive in to explore the city of Bhojpur. Spend night at the hotel in Bhopal.
Day 10: Bhopal - Indore
On the 10thday post breakfast, check out from hotel in the morning and head forward to Indore city. En-route halt at Ujjain for a guided tour to visit some major tourist attractions like Bhartrihari Caves, Kaliadeh Palace, Mahakaleshwara Temple, Ved Shala and Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir. Then restart for Indore. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11:Indore - Mandu
Early morning drive straight to Mandu, for a guided tour that awaits you. This tour will cover all major sightseeing attraction like Roopmati's Pavilion, Hoshang's Tomb, Hindola Maha, Jahaz Mahal or Ship Palace and Ashrafi Mahal. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12:Mandu - Maheswar
The 12thday of the tour is reserved for a visit to temple town of Maheswar. Post breakfast, set -in for a road journey to Maheswar. Stop midway for sightseeing at the famous pilgrimage center of Omkareshwar. Also visit the Omkar Mandhata Temple, Akhar and an old palace. After that proceed to Maheswar. On reaching Maheswar check-in at the hotel for some rest and relax. Late in the afternoon go in for the sightseeing visits in the town. Spend night at the hotel.
Day 13:Maheswar - Indore - Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to airport to board an onward flight to Delhi from where you can catch a flight back home.
Upon arrival at the Mumbai Airport, you will be transferred to Shirdi, which is located around 193 kilometers from Mumbai airport and takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day in leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Shirdi.
Post a leisurely breakfast in the morning, visit the famous Sai Baba Temple. The rest of the day is free to explore the sights and sounds of Shirdi. Later, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3:Shirdi - Aurangabad
Post breakfast in the morning; leave from Shirdi to Aurangabad .On the way, visit famous Shani Shingnapur Temple, which is around 168 km from Shirdi. Later Visit the famous Ellora Caves which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. In the evening, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4:Aurangabad - Ajanta caves
Post breakfast in the morning; embark on a full day excursion to Ajanta Caves. The Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. Here you can enjoy excellent view and perspective of the Kailash temple by climbing up the hill around it. It has immense size covers twice the area of the Pantheon in Athens and 1.5 times as high. In the evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5:Aurangabad - Mumbai (Departure)
In the morning, after breakfast, check out of the hotel and get transferred to Mumbai airport for onwards journey.
We all look for a tour package takes us to great destinations and make us enjoy a perfect holiday. Blessings of Tirupati with the beaches of Pondicherry, is one such tour package offered by Indian Holiday. This 5days/4nights tour package takes you to two beautiful destinations, Tirupati and Pondicherry.
While you get to seek the blessings of Lord Venkateshwara, Pondicherry gives you an opportunity to enjoy some lovely time at its different attractions like Auroville and Promenade Beach. Find out more about this tour package in the detailed itinerary below:
Day 1: Arrival in Chennai | Transfer to Tirupati
On reaching Chennai airport, meet our ihpl representative who will help you take a transfer to Tirupati. En-route, visit the famous Srikalahasti Temple which is located in Srikalahasti. This holy town is set on the banks of River Swarnamukhi. Seek blessings of Lord Shiva and after Darshan, head forward to Tirupati.
Tirupati, which is a major pilgrimage site of the country and the cultural city of Andhra Pradesh, is around 36 kms from Srikalahasti. After reaching Tirupati, check-in to the hotel. Have your dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Tirupati.
Day 2: Tirumala - Tirupati
After having your breakfast, head towards Tirumala. Tirumala is located near Tirupati in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Here, seek blessings of Lord Balaji early in the morning.
After Darshan, visit the famous temples of Tirumala, including Padmavathi Temple and Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Kapil Theertham. Kapila Theertham is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is located at the end of the beautiful waterfalls of Tirumala. Return to the hotel for dinner after this long day. Have a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3: Tirupati - Pondicherry
Munch your breakfast and then leave for Pondicherry by afternoon. Pondicherry is 260 kms from Tirupati and it will take you around 6 hours to reach there. Pondicherry is a place which presents a unique amalgam of the eastern and western influences.
The place is a famous tourist destination and people from all over visit here to have a look at its beautiful attractions. On reaching Pondicherry, check-in to the hotel and freshen up yourself for sightseeing at the place. Begin with some relaxing time at the Promenade Beach.
Enjoy the pleasant weather of the place and capture some special moments at the beach. In the evening, you can go for some street shopping at the Nehru Street Market. After sightseeing all day, return to the hotel for dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4: Pondicherry
Leave for sightseeing in Pondicherry after having your breakfast. Start with a visit to the Auroville City. Auroville is an experimental township which is located at a distance of 14.1 km from Pondicherry. The city is based on the vision that no nation could claim as its sole property.
The place is known as the point where the different cultures of the place meet in true sense. After witnessing the beauty of this place, visit the other attractions like the Aurobindo Ashram which was founded by the Bengali philosopher, Sri Aurobindo back in the early 20th century.
Later, you can visit the Vinayaka Temple. In the afternoon, don’t miss to experience the fun boat rides in the Chunnambar backwaters. Relax and have a memorable experience amid beauty and tranquility. After that tiring day, come back to the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 5: Pondicherry - Chennai
This morning, leave for Chennai after having your breakfast. Proceed to Chennai airport/railway station for your onward journey. The tour ends here. Take back the lovely memories of this beautiful trip.
The temples of South India has long been respected by all architecture experts around the world, and revered by the devotees equally. They represent the most flourishing period of Hindu Dynasties as well as the religion. The tour package includes the best known temples of Tamil Nadu, which houses numerous splendid temples scattered in and around the state. Besides, the tour package has been designed keeping in view the choices and preferences of the distinct tourists who prefer to visit temples.
Day 01 : Arrive Chennai (Madras)
Received at the airport and transfer to the hotel for Overnight stay
Day 02 : Chennai - Mahabalipuram
City tour of Chennai Includes visit to Parathasarathy Temple, Kapleshwar Temple,' Santhome Catherdal Church, The Fort /Museum. Afternoon drive down to Mahabalipuram (55 kms / 1.30 hrs.). Overnight in Mahabalipuram.
Day 03 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
Tour of Mahabalipuram. Visit the Shore Temple, the Five Raths, the Arjuna's Penance and the Tiger Cave. Drive down to Pondicherry (90 kms./2 hrs.) the former French Colony presents an unusual combination of European culture and Indian traditions- Auroville Ashram, located on the outskirts of the city. Overnight in Pondicherry.
Morning visit Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Vedapureeswarar Temple and Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Afternoon drive down to Thanjavur via Chidambaram (177 kms / 6 hrs). Thanjavur is refereed to as the rice bowl - of Tamil Nadu. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Day 05 : Thanjavur - Trichy - Maduari
Visit Sri Brahadeeshwar temple, the Palace and Art Gallery. Later drive down to Madurai via Trichy (192 kms / 6 hrs.) situated on the banks of River Cauvery. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 06 : Madurai
After a leisure breakfast tour of the city with visit to Sri Meenakshi Temple for which Madurai is synonymous with. Later visit Thirumala's Nayakr Mahal, Gandhi Museum and Thiruparangundram. Overnight at Madurai.
Day 07 : Madurai - Chennai (Flight)
Later in the day transfer to airport to board the flight for Chennai/Bombay. Received and transfer to International Airport later for onward destination.
This tour package takes care of the heartland where Jainism flourished, Rajasthan, and takes one through the most sacred places according to the Jains. Besides, it also includes various pilgrimages as that of Bangalore and Hassan. Famous hill station Mount Abu is also included to give the serene feeling to every pilgrim. Furthermore, it also gives a chance to rest and recapitulate the religious folklore.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
You will be met on arrival and transfer to the hotel, Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Udaipur - Mount Abu
Morning after breakfast transfer to the Delhi airport to board flight for Udaipur (2 Hrs flight). On arrival transfer to Mount Abu (190 kms / 4 hrs). Check-into the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : In Mount Abu
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing including the Dilwara Temple. Overnight at Mount Abu.
Day 04 : Mount Abu - Ranakpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Ranakpur (185 kms / 4 hrs). On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur. Overnight at Ranakpur.
Day 05 : Ranakpur - Udaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur (90 kms / 2 hrs). On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of this beautiful Lake City followed by boating at Lake Pichola. Overnight at Udaipur
Day 06 : Udaipur - Delhi
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of the Delhi. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 07 : Delhi - Bangalore - Hassan
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Bangalore. (2½ hrs drive). On arrival to the airport transfer to Hassan (139 kms/ 4 hrs) for overnight stay. Overnight at Hassan.
Day 08 : Hassan - Shravanbelgola - Hassan
Morning after breakfast full day excursion to one of the most important Jain pilgrimage center Shravanbelgola. Overnight at Hassan .
Day 09 : Hassan - Bangalore (187 kms / 3 hrs)
Morning after breakfast transfer to the Bangalore. On arrival check into the hotel. In time transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward journey. Tour Concludes. (Hotel checkout 1200 Hrs).
Day 01: Varanasi / Kashi On arrival pickup from airport or railway station and transfer to hotel. In evening see world famous ganga arti. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 02: Varanasi
In morning visit to Vishwanath temple, Annapurna devi, Vishalakshi devi, Sankat mochan, durga kund, manas temple and Birla temple - BHU. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 03: Varanasi to Allahabad to Ayodhya
In morning transfer to allahabad where take bath in triveni sangam and later visit Bada hanuman, Patalpuri, akshayvat, Bhardwaj ashram, Anand bhawan and Later drive to Ayodhya. Overnight in Ayodhya.
Day 04: Ayodhya - Sonauli - Pokhara
In morning visit Ramjanam bhumi, Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhawan, Ramkot. later drive Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 05: Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktinath
In morning transfer to Pokhara airport where take flight to Jomsom. On arrival meet our representative who will take you to shared jeep to visit Muktinath. Later in evening return to Jomsom after darshan. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 06: Jomsom - Pokhara Sightseeing
In morning catch flight to Pokhara where visit Bindabasini Temple, Seti river, Devis falls, Gupteswor Cave & Barahi devi temple(located in fewa lake, optional boat trip). Also you can enjoying boating in fewa lake(optional). In the evening enjoy leisurely walk around the fewa lake and lake side. Pokhara is famous among foreign nationals for its naturality. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 07 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. On the way visit Manokamana devi temple by Cable car(Optional). Evening on leisure for shopping. Overnight in Kathmand
Day 08: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Early Morning Mount Everest Flight (Optional). After having breakfast sightseeing tours of Kathmandu city including Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa & Budhanilakantha (Sleeping Vishnu), durbar square. Evening free for shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 09: Kathmandu - Chitwan
In morningdrive to Chitwan. Later evening is free. One can also enjoy cultural and traditional Tharu dance this evening(optional). Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 10: Chitwan - Sonauli
In morning visit Jungle on elephant or jeep safari. Laterin afternoon drive to Sonauli (9 hrs). On arrival evening is free. Overnight in Sonauli.
Day 11: Sonauli - Varanasi.
In morning drive with amazing memory of trip to Varanasi. Later evening is free. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 12: Varanasi
After breakfast return to home with memories of journey with us.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Later transfer to Kathmandu hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast in the hotel start local Kathmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and Jal Narayan followed by shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu-Kodari-Nyalam for kailash yatra. At Kodari after immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China). We drive to small town- Nyalam on Hotel
Day 4: Rest the day for altitude acclimatization at Nyalam before startin for Kailash mansarovar yatra.
Day 5: After breakfast drive to Saga. Enjoy the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma, Gauri Shankar and other high mountainsfrom Lablung-LaPass. Another attraction will be a sacred lake Pikusto. Overnight stay at New Saga Hotel at Saga.
Day 6: Drive to Lake Maansarovar. Overnight stay at lodge at Chhu Gompa at the shore of lake Manasarovar.
Day 7: Puja, meditation, holy bath, worship etc at Mansarovar and afternoon drive to Darchen. Stay at Darchen.
Day 8 : Darchen to Diraphuk. Covering Tarboche and Trek upto walk approximately about 5 hours Diraphuk. Overnight stay at guest house.
Day 9 : Trek to Zuthulphuk. Walk approximately for 8 to 10 hours. We will offer very short prayers at Dolmala and moves towards Gaurikunda. Zuthulphuk overnight stay .
Day 10: Zuthulphuk to Paryang via Mansarovar Horchu. After breakfast we will trek around 8 km. We will be reaching at the point where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen. Kora ends. After lunch we will drive to Paryang via Mansarovar Horchu guesthouse.
Day 11: Drive back to Nyalam after finilish Kailash Mansarovar darshan yatra.
Day 12: Nyalam to Kodari Boarder. And back to hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: After breakfast transfer to Hotel. Return hotme after life time Kailash Mansarovar yatra.
Siddharth Gautam, born the son of a king, grew up in Kapilvastu amidst luxury and splendour. At the age of 29 he left earthly distraction behind, to begin his quest for the true meaning of life -a search that took him to the land of Magadha. At Bodhgaya, after years of penance and deprivation, he attained Enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi tree-to become Buddha. In the fabled deer park at Sarnath, the Buddha preached his first sermon. He then travelled widely preaching his philosophy. At the age of 80, in the forest of Kushinagar, he entered perfect tranquillity-the state of "Parinirvana." Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Sravasti, Vaishali and Kapilvastu- these sacred places of Buddha continue the legacy of this remarkable being who practiced and preached peace, purity and love. We invite you now to this special world one not just of spectacular temples, monasteries and stupas but where you may actually walk in the footsteps of "The Enlightened One"-the man, who changed the world
Day 01 : Arrive Kolkata or Delhi
Half Day Sightseeing of the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Kolkata/Delhi - Patna - Bodhgaya
Leave Calcutta/Delhi for Patna by air. Drive to Bodhgaya (125 kms. / 3 hrs.) where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhist. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir-it was once the ancient capital of the powerful kingdom of Maghada. From the out skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridha - Kuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached, here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana.
Day 03 : Bodhgaya
Sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Here under the Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, "the Enlightened one" the propounder of one of the great relegious of the world. River Nirajnana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining elightment flows qulitely outside the tiny hamlet. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
Day 04 : Bodhgaya - Varanasi
Morning leave Bodhgaya for Varanasi (275 kms. / 7-8 hrs.) by Surface. Later, excursion to Sarnath the place Lord Buddha gave its sermon. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 05 : Varanasi - Kushinagar
Early morning boat ride on the River Ganges to see the sun rise and the bathing ghats of an ancient Hindu city. Later, leave Varanasi for Kushinagar (250 kms. / 7-8 hrs.). Overnight in Kushinagar.
Day 06 : Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Later drive to Lumbini by surface (170 kms. / 4 hrs.). Sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born. Visit the pillar raised by Emperor Ashok, In the twenty first year after his coronation at the birthplace. Proceed to Balrampur (197 kms. / 6 hrs.).
Leave Balrampur for Lucknow enroute visit Sravasti ( Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. Overnight in Lucknow.Day 07 : Balrampur - Sravasti - Lucknow
Day 08 : Lucknow - Delhi
Leave Lucknow for Delhi by air. Day at leisure. Half day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar and the Secretarial Buildings. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 09 : Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Full day excursion to Agra (208 kms / 4 hrs), city of the Taj Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort and Sikandra. Overnight in Delhi.
Transfer to hotel in Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment and spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts many believers from all over the world. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres and in the second place of the four holy sites in Buddhism.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple - The temple, named after the Buddha, is a sacred place for the Buddhists in Bodh Gaya, Maha- bodhi tree - The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it. Also visit monastries of different countries and Archaeological Museum. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya Hotel.
Day 02 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna
Morning leave Bodhgaya for Patna (182 kms - 6 hrs) enroute visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Drive to Patna which is 90 kms, on arrival at Patna transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
Morning proceed to Kushinagar (approx. 256 kms and 07 hrs drive) enroute visiting Vaishali - place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. After that continue drive to Kushinagar (place where Lord Buddha had left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival Kushinagar, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha). Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.
Day 04 : Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha (180 kms and 05 hrs drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel. . Afternoon visit the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. This place is a blessed one for its serenity and the natural beauty, purely coinciding to the perception of a place where the legend was born. Overnight stay at Lumbini hotel.
Day 05 : Lumbini - Kapilavastu -Sravasti
Morning leave for Sravasti (225 kms and 5.30 hrs drive) enroute visiting Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. Afterthat proceed to Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Here he is said to have performed many miracles, and levitated. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal caves. Overnight stay in Sravasti.
Day 06 : Sravasti - Varanasi
Morning proceed to Varanasi (300 kms / 08 hrs drive)- one of the oldest living cities of the world. On arrival Varanasi, trip to Sarnath (12 kms from Varanasi). Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached His first sermon to His five disciples after attaining enlightenment. Visit to Dhamekh Stupa - one of the most visited and most revered Buddhist Shrines in the world. Also visit Sarnath Museum. Evening back to Varanasi hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07 : Varanasi
Early moring boat ride at River Ganges to view Sunrise. After breakfast, See four hindu temples and Bharat Mata Temple and take flight or train for onward destination.
Golden temple, is a Sikh temple and as the name suggests it's a serene tour package for the devotional and the peace lovers. Learn to know more about the Sikh principles and the lives of the great Gurus who taught humanity and justice to the world, as you pass through some of the best Gurudwara and sacred pools of Punjab. This is the best Sikh pilgrimage tour one can have in India, offering only the best options for every tourist at a hurry. The package includes the best Delhi and Amritsar Gurudwaras, and not to forget, the Golden temple that is universally accepted as a hallmark of religious buildings.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day visit to Gurudwara Sisganj, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Gurudwara Rakabganj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Chandigarh - Parivar Vichhora - Anandpur Sahib - Chandigarh
Drive to Chandigarh (238 kms / 05 hours). Check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Parivar Vichorra ( 52 kms / 02 hrs ) and drive to Anandpur Sahib ( 30 kms / 01 hr ) -fortress temple situated on the left bank of the river Satluj founded by the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. It was here that the Sikh religion acquired its final military character. Drive back to Chandigarh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Chandigarh - Amritsar
Morning sightseeing tour of Chandigarh, visiting the Museum, High Court, Assembly Chamber and Rock Garden. Afternoon drive to Amrltsar (250 kms/06.50 hrs), situated on the north -western border of the country. The 400 years old city, founded by the fourth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Ramdas , has been the seat of the Sikh religion and culture from its very inception. It is renowned for the famous Golden Temple. Amritsar, literally -'Pool of Nectar' derives its name from the holy pond around the temple. The land for the pool was gifted by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. Check in at hotel on arrival. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Amritsar - Tarn Taran - Gobindwal - Hazoor Sahib - Amritsar
Morning excursion to Tarn Taran (22 kms / 45 minutes), famous for a gurudwara standing on the side of a large tank and built in honour of Guru Arjun Dev. Lepers come from far -off places to have a dip in the tank, for it is believed that its water can help cure leprosy. Proceed to Gobindwal (23 kms /30 minutes) , a short run from Tarn Taran connected to the memory of Guru Amardas who lived there. A gurudwara built by the Guruji still stands there. Since no place was available for a tank, an underground 'Baoli' was constructed near the gurudwara with a flight of 84 steps leading to it. Continue onto Hazoor Sahib (10 kms / 15 minutes) , where the Samadhi (memorial) of the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad Dev ji , was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1815. Return to Amritsar. Afternoon visit the Golden Temple - built in the midst of the holy pool by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1803. It is also known as Darbar Sahib or Har Mandir Sahib. The dome of the temple is covered with an estimated 400 kgs of gold leaf, hence its popular name the 'Golden Temple'. The interiors of the temple, like wise, decorated by inlay work with delicate floral patterns are done with semi precious stones. Adjoining the pool is Akal Takht , established by the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind Singh. It is seat of the supreme head of the Sikh religious authority. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Amritsar - Jalianwala Bagh - Baba Bakala - Waga Border - Amritsar
Morning visit Jailianwala Bagh ( 24 kms / 45 minutes) , the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women and children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on April 13 , 1919. A memorial and garden have been created here as a national monument. Proceed to Baba Bakala ( 21 kms / 45 minutes) , a place associated with ninth Sikh Guru, Shri Tegh Bahadur, having a magnificent gurudwara where people gather in thousands on every "Amavas". An annual fair is held on Raksha Bandhan with about hundred thousand people visiting the place, commemorating the day when the ninth guru was located by his followers. Drive to Waga Border and watch parade and closing of border for the day. Return to Amritsar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Amritsar - Delhi
Transfer to railway station to connect fast train Shatabdi Express for Delhi. On arrival, assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Delhi - Back Home
Morning half day sightseeing tour, visiting Red Fort -the symbol of Mughal power and elegance built in red sand stone by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan when he shifted his capital to Shahjahanabad from Agra in 1638, India Gate -the country's memorial to the Unknown Soldier died in world war-II and Quatab Minar -built in red sand stone in Islamic style, the tower is 71 mts tall with its walls consisting of intricately carved quotations from the Holy Quran. Check out at 1200 hours. Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey. End of our services.
Hemkund is surround by seven snow covered peaks and their reflection in the bluish-green water is a picture to behold. The lake is a great pilgrimage place for the Sikhs. In the Guru Granath Sahib. Guru Govind Singh made a reference that in one of his previous births he had mediated on the shores of a lake which was surrounded by seven snow covered peaks. In 1930, Havildar Sohan Singh discovered this lake, and identified it with the one referred t in the Guru Granth Sahibji.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival, assistance and transfer to hotel. After lunch, half-day visit to Gurdwaras Sisganj, BangIa Sahib and Rakab Ganj. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Rishikesh (230kms/6hrs)
After breakfast, drive by car/coach to Rishikesh. Check-in and lunch at hotel. Visit the Laxman Jhoola, Muni-Ki-Reti and the local Gurdwara. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Rishikesh - Joshimath (290kms/10hrs)
After breakfast and a short visit to Gurdwara, drive by car/coach to Joshimath, lunch enroute. Dinner and stay at Tourist Rest House.
Day 04 : Joshimath - Gobindghati - Ghangariya
After breakfast, drive by car/coach to Gobindghat (18kms/l hrs), situated near the confluence of roaring Laxman Ganga and Alaknanda rivers called Vishnu Prayag. Lunch at gurdwara. A 14kms trek us to Ghangariya, the base camp for Hemkund Sahib. Dinner and overnight at Tourist Rest House.
Day 05 : Ghangariay - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangariya
After breakfast, treak to Hemkund Sahib, 4239m above sea-level (5kms/3hrs). Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikhs, is believed to have mediated here in his previous birth. A gurdwara stands here in his memory on the bank of a sacred lake. Return to Ghangariya for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06 : Ghangariya - Valley of Flowers - Ghangariya After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers (4kms/2 ½ hrs), carrying packed lunch. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvalata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconnopsis Aculata) and many more. Return to Ghangariya for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07 : Ghangariya - Gonindghat - JoshimathAfter breakfast, trek down to Gobindghat. Lunch at Gobindghat and drive back by car/coach to Joshimath for dinner and overnight stay at Tourist Rest House.
Day 08 : Joshimath - Rishikesh (290kms/10hrs)After breakfast, drive by car/coach to Rishikesh. Lunch at Shrinagar's local restaurant. Check-in, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Rishikesh - Delhi (230kms/6hrs)
After breakfast, drive by car/coach to Delhi.
Enroute visit Har-Ki-Pauri at Haridwar. After Lunch, continue journey. Check-in, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Delhi / Back Home
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to onward journey/back home.
Our 20 Day, Tigers and Temples tour is an ultimate safari through four of the top National Parks in India. The temples and culture of the small cities, when combined with our wildlife tour, is the perfect way to explore India in depth for both culture and wildlife. One of our most popular safaris; a 20 day unique adventure of a lifetime.
Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai
Late this evening we arrive at the cosmopolitan city of Bombay (now officially referred to as Mumbai). After clearing airport formalities we transfer to our hotel for check in. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 : Mumbai
After breakfast, morning cruise across the harbour (9 kms) to see Elephanta Caves noted for its huge rock cuts. Afternoon tour of Mumbai city. Main attractions are Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Overnight in Hotel
Day 03 : Mumbai / Kaziranga National Park
This morning we board our flight to Jorhat Airport, nearby to Kaziranga National Park. Our drive from the airport (88kms) is interesting, as we stop for photos at countryside villages enroute to the lodge. Check into lodge/camp. Afternoon jungle excursions in jeep. Overnight stay
Day 04 : Kaziranga National Park The park lies in the flood plains of the Bramaputra River, sloping a gradually from east to west. With lush forests and woodlands, it is natural habitat for many species of animals. Kaziranga it is the stronghold of the One Horned Indian Rhinoceros, with numbers around 1000. The wild elephant number around 700. Wild buffalo, mouse deer, hog, bears, leopard and around 50 magnificent tigers are tabulated to be at this park. Countless birds are everywhere. Today we enjoy morning and afternoon safari by Jeeps. Overnight in hotel.
Day 05 : Kaziranga National Park / New Delhi This morning we have another early morning safari by Jeeps and after breakfast, drive to the airport at Gawahati for our early afternoon flight to New Delhi. On arrival, transfer to our hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 06 : New Delhi This morning we spend most of the day touring New Delhi and Old Delhi. Visit Humayun's and Safdarjungs tombs the Qutab Minar and Iron Pillar, the Embassy area, the Parliament buildings ending at Connaught Place, the heart of the capitals shopping and banking district. The afternoon we leave the new capital, crossing through the walled gates and into the old city. Here, teaming with history, we explore the Jamma Mosque, the Red Fort, and the crematoriums of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. One of the highlights of today's tour is a fascinating ride on a bicycle rickshaw through the markets of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi's bustling shopping and bazaar area. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 07 : New Delhi / Jaipur (252 kms 5 Hrs) This morning depart by road to the Jaipur "Pink City" of India. Along our route stop at Neemrama fort to view the ruins and continue our drive to Jaipur. On arrival at the outskirts of the city at Amber Fort, we board brightly decorated elephants for a ride to the top of the fortress, as did the Maharajas of days gone by. Once inside the fortress, our guide will escort us through hidden passageways, various chambers and a historic discourse that will remain with you for long after. Check in and-balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08 : Jaipur This morning we continue our visit to the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), the Maharaja's city palace, Museum and Observatory. Stroll the market with our guide as the Photographs tell a thousand words. Afternoon is free to explore the bazaars on your own. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 09 : Jaipur / Ranthambore National Park This morning drive east through rural India to Ranthambore National Park ( 185 kms / 4 hrs). Check into hotel.Our afternoon safari is through 410 kms of desert ecologically speckled with a variety of trees, Including palms. Three major lakes serve as watering holes for the creatures that inhabit this park. Over 300 species of birds reside or migrate to this park every year. Tigers, leopards, deer, hyena, Jackal, fox. Jungle cat and wild monkeys live and roam through Ranthambore. Overnight at Hotel
Day 10 : Ranthambore Morning and afternoon safaris in Jeeps. We will also visit Rajpur Pavilions and the Ranthambore Fort, majestic buildings long ago built and abandoned. Overnight in Hotel
Day 11 : Ranthambore / Fatehpur Sikri / Bharatpur This Morning as we set out on a drive through rural Indian Countryside towards Bharatpur (260 kms/ 6 Hrs) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient ghost capital of India, still in a state of almost perfect preservation. Check into hotel. Afternoon visit inside the park. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12 : Bharatpur - Agra Morning enter into the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary for a silent ride on bicycle rickshaws to view the migratory birds from all over Asia. Evening drive to Agra (55 kms / 1 hr.). Check into Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13 : Agra Today we will visit the Taj Mahal monument. Then visit the Agra Fort and the numerous chambers overlooking the Jamuna River. (Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays).
Day 14 : Agra - Khajuraho Morning transfer to Railway station to connect train for Jhansi (2 ½ hrs journey). Drive to Khajuraho (250 kms/ 5 hrs drive) enroute visiting Orcha Temples which were built by Bir Singh Deo / Rudra Pratap, A Bundela Ruler in 16th century dedicated to Lord Ram. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 15 : Khajuraho Full day visit to temples. The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 & 1050. Only about 20 temples remain; this fall into three distinct groups and belongs to two different religion -Hinduism & Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture.
Day 16 : Khajuraho / Bhandavgarh National Park This morning drive overland through primitive villages to Bhandavgarh National Park (280 kms/6 hrs). Our accommodations are in cottages on an 11 acre site overlooking a private lake. Afternoon enjoy a Jeep safari through the Park. Overnight in hotel.
Day 17 : Bhandavgarh National Park The adventure unfolds at daybreaks as we board our jeeps for a safari as the early morning mist lifts. Tigers are known to give audience in this dense forest and experienced naturalists unravels the mysteries of nature as we safari morning and afternoon. Overnight in hotel
Day 18 : Bhandavgarh National Park / Kanha National Park This morning we set out on a drive through forests and tribal villages from one park to the other. Our drive is 245 kms / 5 hrs deep into the heart of Kanha National Park one of Asia’s largest parks. Studded with grassy meadows and rivers, it is a wild country home to a variety of wildlife. The magnificent gaur is one of the main attractions and with a large population of tigers nearby. The bird life is also spectacular here with over 350 species nesting near waterholes. Arrive and check in to our cottages / hotel.Overnight in the hotel.
Day 19 : Kanha National Park Kanha Park is over 1940 square kms of diverse habitat. Wild monkey, boars, jackals, spotted deer, leopard, and of course tigers call this park home. Morning and afternoon Jeep safaris. Overnight in hotel.
Day 20 : Kanha National Park / New Delhi or Mumbai - Onward Destination Morning transfer to Nagpur airport to connect flight for Delhi or Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the airport to connect flight for onward destination
This tour package is built keeping in point of view the pilgrims who might not be aware of the distinct landscapes and the effect-on-soul of the four most sacred places in India. Gangotri, yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath hold a mystique charm and a spiritual superiority that makes the devotees spell bound. Besides, this comprehensive package also offers an opportunity to see other important pilgrimages in Bhubaneswar, Madurai, Rameshwaram and Mumbai.
Day 01 : Delhi - Rishikesh
Drive to Haridwar which is 224 kms / 6 Hrs drive. Rishikesh represents the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh. It abounds in natural splendour. The spectacle of the Ganga rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an awesome sight. Several temples dot the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh. Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. Tapovan on the other bank of the Ganges houses a temple to Lakshmana. It is believed that Lakshmana carried out penances here. It is also believed that his brother Bharata meditated here, and there is a temple to Bharata here. Also seen here are the Swargashram and the Geeta Bhavan temples.
The Lakshmana Jhula, a 450 feet long suspension bridge was built in 1939. A newer bridge the Ram Jhula has been added recently.
Day 02 : Rishikesh - Joshimath
Leave Rishikesh early morning for Joshimath / Rudraprayag via Devprayag, Ruderprayag, Karanprayag and Nandprayag (243 kms /9 -10 Hrs drive). See those places famous for confluence of two great river and proceed to Joshimath via Chamoli and Pipalkoti. Arrive at Joshimath late afternoon. Visit Adi Guru Shankaracharya seat Narshimha temple or a visit to Auli (famous winter hill resort for skiing) by lift chair car on extra cost. Night stay at Joshimath / Rudraprayag.
Day 03 : Joshimath - Badrinath
Leave Joshimath / Rudraprayag early in the morning for Badrinath (31 kms). Reach Badrinath at 11 am.
Badrinath - Badrinath is one of the four dhams of the country and situated at an elevation of 3133 mts. above sea level, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as NAR & NARAYAN, with the towering NEEL KANTH PEAK providing a splendid back-drop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries, which gage it the name "Badri (V an)" meaning forest of berries. Facing the temple at the back of Alaknanda river there is a hot water spring known as TAPT KUND.
� Badrinath Temple -Dedicated to lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinathji is 15 mts. in height built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a bull and spire. Legend dates the temple prior to the Vedic age. Extension to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund sahib on DEMAND.
Day 04 : Badrinath - Rudraprayag
Drive to Rudhraprayag (160 kms /6 Hrs drive). Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05 : Rudraprayag - Haridwar
Drive to Haridwar (170 Kms /5 Hrs drive). Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal .It's also your starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to Sage Kapila's curse. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for the salvation of their ancestors.
Places to visit are Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi, Mansa Devi, Kavand Mela, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Sapt Rishi, Maya Devi etc.
Day 06 : Haridwar - Delhi
Drive to Delhi (222 Kms / 6 Hrs). Afternoon free to relax.
Day 07 : Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Puri
Fly Delhi to Bhubnaneswar. On arrival leave Bhubaneshwar for Puri which is 56 kms & approx. 1 � hrs. drive. Enroute visit Konark Sun Temple. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08 : Visit Jagannath Puri
Morning visit Jagannath Temple. The renowned Jagannath temple built in the 15th century AD and crowned with Vishnu's wheel and flag dominate the landscape at Puri. The temple with its elaborate carvings and mouldings are very fine examples of Orissa architecture. Overnight in Puri. Lord Jagannath, the symbol of universal love and is worshiped in the Temple along with Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, Madhaba, Sridevi and Bhudevi on the Ratnabedi or the bejewelled platform. The Deities, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Chakra Sudarshan are made of margosa wood.
Day 10 : Chennai - Madurai - RameshwaramMorning Drive back to Bhubaneshwar and connect flight for Chennai. Meet on arrival at Chennai airport and transfer to Hotel.
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Madurai. On arrival drive to Rameshwaram which is 167 kms & approx. 4 hrs. Drive. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 11: Visit Rameshwaram
Full day Sightseeing in Rameshwaram. The island of Rameshwaram spreads out over a 56 km swell with gentle sand dunes, embellished with the delicacy of casuarina trees and stark palms. This is a sacred place for Hindus since according to Ramayana; this is where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to absolve himself of the sin of killing Ravana. A dip into the sacred waters of the Agnitheertham which was calmed by Rama is a must for Hindus. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 12 : Rameshwaram - Madurai - Mumbai
Drive back to Madurai and connect flight for Mumbai. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 13 : Mumbai - Rajkot
Fly Mumbai to Rajkot. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 14 : Rajkot - Dwarka
Drive to Dwarka which is 238 kms & approx. 5 hrs. Drive. Afternoon sightseeing in Dwarka. The ancient sacred city, on the edge of the Saurashtra peninsula was once the capital of Lord Krishna's empire where he had shifted from Mathura thousands of years ago. The main attraction is the Dwarkadhish Temple. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 15 : Dwarka - Rajkot - Mumbai
After breakfast drive back to Rajkot. On arrival at Rajkot airport catch the flight for Mumbai. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 16 : Sightseeing of Mumbai
After breakfast, morning cruise across the harbour (9 kms) to see Elephanta Caves noted for its huge rock cuts. Afternoon tour of Mumbai city. Main attractions are Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 17 : Mumbai Out
Transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination (hotel checkout 12:00 Hrs).
The northern region of India boasts of a number of extremely well-known religious sites. North India Pilgrimage Tour of 12 nights and 13 days will take you through the popular religious places which will include Varanasi, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Vrindavan, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Along with this, during the tour, you are going to enjoy visits to the tourist attractions of Delhi, Agra and Lucknow. Two of the highlights amongst others are a boat ride and attending evening Aarti at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar.
Day 1: Delhi
After reaching Delhi airport or railway station, move on to the pre-booked hotel with assistance from an IHPL representative. Stay overnight.
Day 2: Delhi sightseeing
Day 2, post breakfast enjoy a city tour. During sightseeing, you are going to visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, Qutab Minar Complex as well as Humayun’s Tomb. Night halt.
Day 3: Varanasi
Catch an early morning flight to Varanasi. After reaching Varanasi, move onto the hotel. Post lunch visit to Sarnath, a popular Buddhist town, which is an extremely popular site for the followers of Lord Buddha. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Varanasi
Post lunch, half- day Varanasi sightseeing. Enjoy boat ride early morning. The evening is booked for attending the Aarti on the bank of the holy river Ganges. Night stay.
Day 5: Allahabad (125 Kms)
By road transfer to Allahabad (around3 hrs) on reaching, transfer to the hotel. Post lunch, half-day sightseeing of Allahabad. Cover the Sangam, Ashoka Pillar, Allahabad Fort, Akshaya VatandPatalpuri Temple. Do not miss the Maha Kumbh Mela, held after every 12 years, if you are visiting during the mela is on. Night stay.
Day 6: Ayodhya – Lucknow
In the morning, you will get an on road transfer to Ayodhya (167 kms). On arrival you will cover the place’s prime attractions, the most important one being Ram Janmabhumi, the birthplace of Lord Rama. You will also cover Kala Ram Temple, Kanak Bhavan Temple, Lakshman Ghat and the other Jain holy places. In the evening, you will move to Lucknow by road (134 kms). Stay overnight in a Lucknow hotel.
Day 7: Lucknow - Agra (overnight train)
Day 7 after breakfast is for sightseeing of the city. You will cover attractions like Lucknow Residency, Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Chhota Imambara, Jama Masjid and Hussainibad picture gallery. In the evening, you will board an overnight train to Agra.
Day 8: Agra
On arrival at Agra railway station, proceed to the hotel. Spend the morning in doing leisure activities. Post lunch, covering Red Fort , also known as Agra fort. Later in the day, you will visit the Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, popular for its design elephants that overshadow the Taj. Overnight stay.
Day 9: Agra-Delhi – (en-route Mathura)
On the ninth day, you are going to enjoy a morning visit to the Taj Mahal, a beautiful white marble mausoleum, an embodiment of love of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Have breakfast and begin your road journey to Delhi. On the way, you will have a stopover at Mathura and Vrindavan. Check in at the hotel for night stay.
Day 10: Haridwar – Rishikesh
In the morning you will begin your road journey towards Rishikesh (230 kms). On the way, visit Haridwar. Enjoy a temple tour of Haridwar which will include Chandi Devi temple, Gauri Shankar temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Mansa Devi temple. In the evening, enjoy the mesmerizing Aarti on the Har-ki-Pauri, which is a major attraction amongst the tourists. Afterwards proceed to Rishikesh. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Day 11: Rishikesh
After breakfast, enjoy Ashram and Temple tour of Rishikesh. Also enjoy a visit to Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Attend evening Aarti on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Night stay.
Day 12: Delhi (230 kms)
In the morning, you are going to get transferred to Delhi by surface. Move to your hotel. Time for some rest and leave for the second phase of Delhi tour. This time you are going to cover the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, Lotus Temple, Akshardam Temple. Enjoy shopping in the popular bazaars of India’s capital. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 13: Delhi
Get transported to the International airport to board a flight for your onward journey.
The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. Muktinath is a pilgrimage place for both Buddhist and Hindu. It is situated 48 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3749 m. Its main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts cast in the shape of cow headed pour holy water. Here lots of pilgrimage takes bath from the ice-cold holy water. The temple is situated on a high mountain range. During the festival of Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees gather here to pay homage to lord Muktinath. Another famous temple of Jwaladevi, the goddess of flame, is situated about hundred meters south of Muktinath.
There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu. Either take a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to Jomsom, hike for a couple of hours via Kagbeni or trek all the way from Pokhara. There is also an air service from Pokhara to Jomsom.
Pashupati is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple and is considered to be the holiest of all Hindu Temples. This is a two-tiered golden temple with four silver doorways, hundreds of Shiva linga's shrines and holy symbols. It is located on the holy river Bagmati, 6 km east of Kathmandu . Non- Hindus are not allowed into this temple.
It is believed that this temple was built long before the Christian era begin. The Pashupati Temple was built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, Its original beauty still remains with the beautifully sculpted stone sculptures found here. Thousands of Hindus come each year on Shivaratri.
Day 01: Gorakhpur - Pokhara via Lumbini In morning drive to Pokhara before that visit Lord Budha birth place - Lumbini. On arrival at Pokhara evening is free. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 02: Pokhara - MuktinathIn morning transfer to Pokhara airport to take flight to Jomsom. On arrival visit to Muktinath by Jeep, conduct pooja, darshan and back to Jomsom. overnight in Jomsom.
Day 03: Jomsom - Pokhara In morning take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. On arrival visit attractions of Pokhara like Bindhbasini temple, Seti river, Gupteshwar cave, Davis fall, Fewa lake and Barahi devi temple. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara - Kathmandu After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. On the way visit manokamana devi temple by cable car(Optional). Evening is free. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 05: Kathmandu After breakfast visit to Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath, Baudhnath, budhanilkant. Later evening free for shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 06: Kathmandu - Sonauli After breakfast start journey to Border after ultimate experience of Nepal.Overnight in Border.
Day 07: Gorakhpur In morning drop at Gorakhpur railway station.
Arrive Kolkata. Meeting & Greetings at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Kolkata.
Day 02: Kolkata - Patna
Morning sight-seeing tour of Kolkata visiting the Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Fort William. Later transfer to Railway Station to connect Train (#12033) Jan Shatabadi Exp. departure at 14:05 hrs and arrival Patna at 22:15 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Patna.
Morning drive to Kushinagar en-route visit Vaishali. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Kushinagar.
Day 04: Kushinagar - Lumbini (160 kms / 4 hrs)
Morning sightseeing of Kushinagar visiting various stupas and Mahaparinirvana temple - which houses the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha. Later drive to Lumbini. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Lumbini.
Morning sightseeing of Lumbini where Lord was born. Emperor Ashoka, in the twenty first year first year after his coronation, visited this Birthplace and raised a pillar on the spot. Later drive to Sravasti.
Morning drive to Varanasi. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 07: Varanasi
Early Morning boats ride on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, return to hotel for breakfast. City tours of Varanasi visiting various temples and noted Banaras Hindu University. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel of law of Buddhist faith. Overnight in Varanasi
Day 08: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (275 kms. / 7 hrs.)
Morning drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
Day 09: Bodhgaya
After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple - depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum - houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close by has a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
Day 10: Bodhgaya-Nalanda-Rajgir -Bodhgaya-Delhi
Morning excursion to Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. From the out skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridha - Kuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached, here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana and return back to Gaya Railway Station to connect Train ( #12301) Cal Rajdhani Exp. departure at 22:39 hrs. Overnight on Board.
Day 11: Delhi
Arrive Delhi at 09:55 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Later sightseeing of Delhi visiting of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid -the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan, Red Fort, Raj Ghat- cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon Sightseeing of New Delhi & Drive past the President's House & Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb (a memorial of the Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), Qutab Minar. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 12: Delhi -Dharamshala
Full day free for own activities. Evening transfer to Railway Station to connect Train (#11077) Jhelum Exp. departure at 21:05 hrs. Overnight on board.
Day 13: Dharamshala
Arrive Dharamshala at 06:50 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Later sightseeing of Dharamshala visiting Dal Lake, Bhagsu Nath Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, and Dalai Lama Palace etc. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 14: Dharamshala - Delhi
Full day free for attending the religious functions inside the temple. Evening transfer to Chakki Bank Railway Station to connect Train (#12426) Jammu Rajdhani Exp. departure at 21:30 hrs. Overnight on Board.
Day 15: Delhi
Arrive Delhi at 05:00 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. On arrival Delhi transfer to International Airport to connect flight for onward destination.