SPIRITUAL INDIA TOUR
Delhi – Patna – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Prayagraj – Ayodhya - Lucknow – Delhi –Rishikesh– Pauri – Delhi
16 Days Spiritual Journey offers you a chance to explore the well-known pilgrim centers in North India such as Patna, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Pauri and Rishikesh. The itinerary also includes sightseeing in Delhi, visit to Triveni Sangam - the confluence of rivers Alaknanda, Ganga aarti at triveni ghat in Rishikesh and an early morning boat ride in river Ganga and evening aarti Varanasi ghat and much more.
- Attend the evening Aarti (ceremony) at Triveni Ghat,
- Enjoy boat ride in river Ganga at Varanasi.
- Explore the ruins of Nalanda University, en-route Bodhgaya.
- Visit the Mahabodhi tree in Bodhgaya.
- An early morning boat ride along the Varanasi Ghats.
- Visit Vishwanath Temple and Durga Temple in Varanasi.
- Halt at Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama.
- Day trip to Mathura and Vrindavan.
- Visit the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini at Devprayag.
- Darshan at Laxmi Narayan Temple and Chatarpur Temple during Delhi sightseeing.
Day 01: Delhi
Day 02: Delhi – Patna
Day 03: Patna – Bodhgaya
Day 04: Bodhgaya
Day 05: Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Day 06: Varanasi
Day 07: Varanasi – Prayagraj
Day 08: Prayagraj – Ayodhya
Day 09: Ayodhya – Lucknow – Delhi
Day 10: Delhi / Mathura & Vrindavan
Day 11: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh
Day 12: Rishikesh
Day 13: Rishikesh - Devprayag – Pauri
Day 14: Pauri
Day 15: Pauri - Delhi
Day 16: Delhi / Departure
DAY 01: DELHI
In time arrive at Delhi International Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Once you complete the check-in formalities, you are free to spend the day in doing the activities of your interest. You can explore the surroundings on foot, can eat the lip-smacking street food or can check-out the popular markets. Stay overnight.
DAY 02: DELHI – PATNA (FLIGHT)
Once you have your breakfast, get transferred to the airport to board a flight to Patna. On arriving in Patna, get transferred to your hotel. Post lunch, in the afternoon, leave for sightseeing where you visit attractions such as Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Gol ghat, Patan Devi temple etc. Stay overnight.
DAY 03: PATNA – BODHGAYA (100 KMS / 2.5 HRS)
On the third of your tour, once you have your breakfast, begin driving towards Bodhgaya. On the way, you stop at Nalanda, this ancient University for higher learning in Bihar is now in ruins. It was during the 5th to 12th centuries that this university became quite popular. It is believed Gautam Buddha had received his treatment for joint pains at the hot springs of Nalanda. Afterwards, proceed for sightseeing of Rajgir, a beautiful ancient city surrounded by lush forests. It was the capital of the Magadha rulers until the 5th century. If legends are to be believed, it was in Rajgir that Gautam Buddha meditated for several months and delivered some of his important sermons. On arriving in Bodhgaya, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. If you want, you can indulge in the activities of your interest. Overnight stay.
DAY 04: BODHGAYA
Have your breakfast and leave for visiting the attractions of Bodhgaya. This is one of the 4 most important places in the life of Lord Buddha. This is that place where Buddha had attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree. Visit the Mahabodhi temple that was built during the 7th century but originally by Ashoka during the 3rd century. The afternoon is free for leisure activities. Stay overnight
DAY 05: BODHGAYA – VARANASI (250 KMS / 5.5 HRS)
On day 5, have your breakfast and leave for Varanasi by road. On arriving, check- in at your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free for activities of own interest. Explore the surroundings on foot, interact with the locals, visits the ghats or local bazaar. Stay overnight.
DAY 06: VARANASI
Enjoy an early morning (at 5 a.m.) boat ride in the holy water of river Ganga. Cruise along the Ghats (stone steps), observe the locals doing their daily chores. Have your breakfast and leave for visiting Sarnath (10 kms). This place contains the park where Lord Buddha, after enlightenment, delivered his first sermon. The Mantra, “Buddham Sharanam Gachham”, owes its origin to this place. The afternoon is for sightseeing in Varanasi, including the Vishwanath Temple the art gallery at Benaras Hindu University, the Dugra Temple, and a marble temple. Stay overnight.
DAY 07: VARANASI – PRAYAGRAJ (120 KMS / 2.5 HRS)
Once you have your breakfast, get transported to Prayagraj, earlier known as Allahabad. Once you reach, check- into your hotel. After lunch, leave for visiting Sangam. Known as Triveni Sangam, this place is the meeting point of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. It is said that one who takes a dip in this water, washes away all his sins. Later, visit the nearby temples. Stay Overnight.
DAY 08: PRAYAGRAJ – AYODHYA (170 KMS / 3.5 HRS)
After breakfast, leave for Ayodhya by road. Ayodhya - birth place of Lord Rama. You can visit attractions such as Sita ki Rasoi, HanumanGarhi, Treta ka Thakur etc. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 09: AYODHYA – LUCKNOW (APPROX 2.5 HRS) – DELHI (TRAIN)
Once you have your breakfast, leave for Lucknow by road. From the Lucknow railway station, board a train to Delhi. On reaching the capital city of India, get an assisted transfer to your hotel for staying overnight. (Note: If time permits, you can explore the Lucknow city).
DAY 10: ENJOY DAY TRIP TO MATHURA & VRINDAVAN
Have your breakfast and leave for a day’s trip to Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Every nook and corner of this town has tales to tell about the days Shri Krishna spent here. Visit the well-known temples and sites such as Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi, Rangbhoomi, Dwarkadish Temple. Proceed to Vrindavan later, another famous town where Krishna spent his childhood and a few years of his youth. Visit the Banke Bihari temple and ISKCON temple for Darshan. Back to Delhi for staying overnight.
DAY 11: DELHI – HARIDWAR - RISHIKESH (265 KMS/ 5.5 HRS)
In the morning, after you have your breakfast, leave by road for Rishikesh. On the way, you stop at Haridwar to take a dip in the holy water of river Ganga at Har-ki-Paudi. You can also visit the well-known temples such as Bharat Mata Mandir etc. Attend the mesmerizing evening Aarti and proceed to Rishikesh. Upon arrival, check- in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 12: RISHIKESH
Post breakfast on day 12, explore the temples, ashrams and other attractions of Rishikesh that will include Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram. Attend the evening Aarti on Ghats of Ganga at Parmarth Ashram. Stay overnight.
DAY 13: RISHIKESH - DEVPRAYAG – PAURI (120 KMS/ 3.5 HRS)
Once you have your breakfast, begin driving to Devprayag, one of the Panch Prayags and the meeting point of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. Visit Sangam and attend the Puja Ceremony. Later continue your drive towards Pauri, a picturesque hill station located on the northern foothills of Kandoliya hills. On arrival, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. After relaxing for a while, post lunch, you can explore the hidden beauty of this place from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas. Stay overnight.
DAY 14: PAURI
On day 14, after Breakfast at the hotel, leave for visiting the attractions of Pauri that will include temples like Kandoliya Temple, Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple. Also go to Khirsu, located at 1700 meters. From this small quiet town, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Himalayan Peaks. Stay overnight.
DAY 15: PAURI - DELHI (310 KMS – 8-9 HRS DRIVE APPROX)
After breakfast, depart by surface to Delhi 310 Kms 8-9 hrs drive approx. Arrive Delhi met with and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 16: DELHI / DEPARTURE
Once you have your breakfast leave for visiting Delhi attractions that will include Akshardham temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chatarpur Temple as well as Qutab Minar and Humayun Tomb. Later in time transfer to airport to board your homebound flight with the happy memory of our incredible nation.
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.