NORTH INDIA PILGRIMAGE TOUR
Delhi – Varanasi – Prayagraj – Ayodhya – Lucknow – Agra –Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Delhi
The northern region of India boasts of a number of extremely well-known religious sites. North India Pilgrimage Tour of 13 days will take you through the popular religious places which will include Varanasi, Prayagraj, 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.
- Guided tours to Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, President’s House, Qutub Minar in Delhi.
- Excursion to the popular Buddhist site of Sarnath, near Varanasi.
- Embark on a temple tour of Varanasi.
- Enjoy an early morning boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi.
- Explore the Maha Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (Subject to time)
- Cover Sangam, Ashok Pillar, Akshay Vat and Patalpuri temple, Prayagraj.
- Guided tour to the Ram Janmbhoomi and Laxman Ghat at Ayodhya.
- Visit Rumi Darwaza and Jama Masjid at Lucknow.
- Morning visit to Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra.
- Stopover at Mathura and Vrindavan.
- Temple tour of Haridwar including the popular Bharat Mata Mandir.
- Attend the evening Aarti at the Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar.
- Tour of Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula and popular Ashrams of Rishikesh.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi
Day 04: Varanasi
Day 05: Drive to Prayagraj
Day 06: Prayagraj - Ayodhya – Lucknow
Day 07: Lucknow – Agra
Day 08: Agra
Day 09: Agra – Mathura & Vrindavan - Delhi
Day 10: Haridwar – Rishikesh
Day 11: Rishikesh
Day 12: Rishikesh – Delhi
Day 13: Delhi/ Departure
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
In time arrive at Delhi International Airport. Upon arrival transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day free at your own. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 02: DELHI
After 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 03: DELHI – VARANASI (FLIGHT)
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 04: 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 05: DRIVE TO PRAYAGRAJ (125 KMS)
By road transfer to Prayagraj (around3 hrs) on reaching, transfer to the hotel. Post lunch, half-day sightseeing of Prayagraj. Cover the Sangam, Ashoka Pillar, City Fort, Akshaya Vatand Patalpuri 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 06: PRAYAGRAJ - 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 07: 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 08: 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 09: 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: TRANSFER TO 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/ DEPARTURE
Get transported to the International airport to board a flight for your onward journey.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
- Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis based on double/twin occupancy.
- Excursions and touring as specified in itinerary, all on private basis.
- All airport and ground transportation on private basis.
- Driver allowance and all presently applicable taxes.
*Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international or internal flights, meals and drinks not described, items of a personal nature.