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Explore Land Of Gods Haridwar & Rishikesh Or Near By Places

Haridwar & Rishikesh Or Near By Places Tour Package 2017-18




Rishikesh is also known as the gateway to the Himalayas and is located around 25 kilometres away from another holy city, Haridwar. Hrishikesh is the starting point for traveling to the sites that form the Char Dham pilgrimage Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Rishikesh is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 220 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Rishikesh is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges.

Rishikesh city is an ancient and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Rishikesh because here they can closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.Rishikesh 30 kms from Rishikesh and 90 kms from Mussoorie and 250 kms approx from Delhi Rishikesh is one of the primary areas where river Ganges emerges from the mountains and enters to the plain areas. Lush green forests and crystal clear water of river Ganges and background of mountains create the charming beauty of this holy city.

Haridwar stands as the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal. Geographically and geological, Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth form Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Badrinath was re-established as a main pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the ninth century. In previous days, pilgrims used to walk hundreds of miles to visit Badrinath temple. In recent time its fame has increased considerably. The temple in Badrinath is also a holy pilgrimage site for Vaishnavites. Badrinath is also gateway to several mountaineering missions headed to mountains like Nilkantha. As per to the Bhagavata Purana, "There in Badrikashram the supreme being (Vishnu), in his incarnation as the sages Nara and Narayana, had been undergoing great penance since time immemorial for the welfare of all living entities." (Bhagavata Purana 3.4.22) Badri denotes to a berry that was said to grow plentifully in the area, and nath means "Lord of". Badri is also the Sanskrit name for the Indian Jujube tree, which has an eatable berry. Some scriptural references denote to Jujube trees being abundant in Badrinath.

  • Ganga Aarti is organized two times in a day, morning (at sunrise) and evening (sunset). Starting time will depand on sunrise and sunset timing at Rishikesh. Morning Ganga Aarti is not as famous as evening one. Ganga Aarti Location Ganga Aarti is organized at Triveni Ghat Rishikesh. Triveni Ghat is most famous ghat to take holy dip in the ganga. Triveni Ghat is located on the main highway. From Rishikesh Railway Station and bus station it is 1 kms far. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant 25 kms.
  • At Haridwar According to astrologers, the 'Kumbh Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. According to mythology, 'Devas' (Gods) and 'Asuras' (Demons) churned the ocean to obtain Nectar and when the coveted 'Kumbha' (pitcher) of Nectar (Amrita) which gave immortality was obtained from the depths of ocean, one of the 'Devas' whisked away the 'Kumbha' from the 'Asuras' and evading from the 'Asuras', stopped at four places viz. Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain before he finally arrived into the safety of heaven. A few drops of Nectar are supposed to have spilled over on the water at these four places and sages, saints and pilgrims started periodically to flock to each of these 'Tirthas' to celebrate the divine event. In fact , it is a unique event that blends religious and social features alike.

Trip Duration: 01 Nights & 02 Days

Rishikesh walk by Rishikesh Rishikesh Tourism is unique way to experience Rishikesh. This tour is organized everyday. This tour provides opportunity to know this town and experience the Indian culture as well as day to day life of local people. Tour needs a minimum 05 hours but still you will not get tired because the whole tour has lots of things to do in less walking distance. The walk contains not only visit to interesting places but it also provides opportunity to experience some interesting things such as tasting famous local food items, to see genealogy registers (more than 400 hundred year old tradition), experience of art and culture.

  • The Best Time To Visit Round The Year .

Day Itinerary :

  • Day 01 : Delhi -Haridwar ( 240Kms ) .

    In the morning, we transfer you to the railway station to board the super fast train Shatabadi Express to reach Haridwar. Arrive in the holy town of Haridwar and transfer to the pre-booked hotel.

    Post lunch, visit Popular temples in Haridwar including Pareshwar Mahadev Temple , Daksha Mahadev Temple and Mansa Devi Temple . Later, visit Har-ki-Pauri (the footstep of God) - one of the most sacred ghats both in Haridwar and in India . Hindus believe that this ghat was built by Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is also known as Brahmakund. Later witness Ganga Aarti Ceremony of the Holy River Ganges.

    Aarti is the beautiful ceremony in which deeyas (the oil lamps) are offered to God. Aarti can be done to a deity in the temple or it can be done to a saint also as per tradition. It is performed to God, in any manifestation, or in any form, by any name. The essence of the Ganga Aarti ceremony is a time when we say "thank you," and we offer the light of our thanks, the light of our love and the light of our devotion to the god to seek their b;essings. We realize that the small deeya is nothing compared to the divine light which shines on us all day. Overnight at hotel in Haridwar.
  • Day 02 : Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi .

    Drive to the holy town of Rishikesh - also known as the 'place of sages', at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga rivers . It is believed that God by the name of 'Hrishikesh' had appeared as an reply to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place got its name. It is the starting point for the Chardham yatra pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduis tradition. While in Rishikesh, you visit attractions like Laxman Jhula- a hanging bridge on the river Ganga is one of the most famous spot in Rishikesh. According to Indian mythology, Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama crossed the Ganga with the help of hanging bridge made of Jute. The bridge offers impressive views of the river Ganga as it crisscrosses down to Haridwar. Also visit Bharat Mandir - the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Ram. Optional activities -White water rafting. Late afternoon drive to Haridwar & transfer to railway station to board the train back to Delhi. Arrive and get back to the hotel.


Haridwar Highlight Place :



  • Har ki Pauri : This sacred Ghat was was constructed by kind Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari. It is believed that Bhatrihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in his name which later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahamakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river river Ganga is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga ceremony. The riverbank temple her is hallowed by the imprint of god Hari's foot print. The ghat is regarded the most sacred in Haridwar and this is the most auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga during the 12 year Kumbh and the 6 year Ardh Kumbh.
  • Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar : According to legend the seven sages- Kashyap, Vashit, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jaindayani, Bhardwaj and Gautam-were deep in meditation here. The Ganga, not wanting to disturb them and facilitating each her easy approach prefer rather split herself into seven channels around each Rishi.
  • Mansa Devi Temple : The temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat. The roapway with its brightly coloured cable cars take devotees to the old hilltop of Mansa Devi.
  • Chandi Devi Temple : The temple of Chandi Devi at the top of Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga was constructed in1929 A.D. by the King of Kashmir-Suchat Singh. It is 3 kms. trek from Chandighat. It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century Ad. It is situated at a distance of 6 kms. on Neel Parvat on the other bank of the main Ganga river.
  • Maya Devi Temple : This is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, known as one of the Siddhapethas. Said to be the places where the hearts and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen.
  • Daksha Mahadev Temple : The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev is situated in the south Kankhal town. The mythological story about this place is that kind Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati (Lord Shiva's first wife) performed yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Lord Shiva and Sati felt insulted. Therefore she burned herself in the yagya kund. This incident provoked the disciples and followers of Mahadev who killed King Daksha, but later on Lord Mahadev brought him back to life. Daksha Mahadev temple is thus a tribute to this legend.
  • Other Temples : Bilkeshwar Mahadev; PawanDham; Bhooma Niketan; Vaishnav Devi Temple; Bharat Mata Mandir; Doodhadhari Temple; Shahi Gurudwara; Jairam Ashram.
  • Kanva Rishi Ashram (42 Km) : The ashram is situated on the banks of the Malini river along the forest road to Kotdwar.
  • Piran Kaliyar (23 Km) : The Dargah of Hazrat Makhdum Alluddin Ali Ahmed "Sabir", lies on the outskirts of Roorkee. It is revered by Muslims and Hindus alike.


Rishikesh Highlight Place :



  • Triveni Ghat : A sacred bathing spot on the bank of the river Ganga where devotees take holy dips and offer prayers. Devotees bathe here with the belief that the water has the power to purify them. Triveni Ghat is also called because it is believed to be the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati river. It is an interesting place to be at dawn when people make offerings of milk to the river and feed the fish. After sunset, as a part of the Aarti ceremony, lamps are floated on the water and provide a spectacular view.
  • Lakshman Jhoola : A suspension bridge across Ganga situated 5kms.from Rishikesh, on the way to Badrinath. It was built in 1929 to replace a rope bridge. It is believed that Ram's brother Lakshman crossed the river here on a jute rope. On the west bank, there is a Lakshman temple also. This area is quieter than the town centre and is very picturesque. Along the river on the north east are secluded beaches.
  • Ram Jhoola : A suspension bridge between the Shivanand Ashram and the Swargashram. It provides an alternative to a boat ride from one bank of Ganga to another . Its construction is similar to that of the Lakshman Jhoola.
  • Bharat Mandir : The Bharat Mandir is the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Ram.
  • Shivananda Ashram (The Divine Society) : Founded by Swami Shivanand, This well known spiritual centre is renowned for its lectures on spiritual life. Meditation and Yoga classes can be attended in the morning and evenings. A person can stay here for short term study and for longer three - month courses, one must write at least a month in advance.
  • Narendranagar : 16 kms away from Muni-ki-Reti at an altitude of 1,129 mts. lies this capital of the former king of Garhwal. Until a few years ago it was the headquarter of the District Tehri Garhwal, but now the New Tehri Town is the headquarter. Here, the palace of the Tehri Raja (Ananda - In The Himalayas), is situated amidst o forest. Situated on the main Rishikesh-Gangotri-Yamunotri route Narendra Nagar offers a fine view of the Ganga and the beautiful Doon Valley.
  • Kaudiala : It is 37 Kms. from Rishikesh on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at an altitude of 389 mts. Here, the mighty water of Ganga is ideal for white water rafting. Skylark Journeys conducts river rafting courses at Kaudiyala. Skylark Journeys provide rafts, river side camping items and trained guides who make the sport a pleasure. Safety precautions are also stressed on. There is ample opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.


Cost Includes :



  • - Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room)
  • - Breakfast and Dinner in deluxe hotel(4 B +4 D)
  • - Only Breakfast in Budget hotel(4 B )
  • - Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle )
  • - State taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.


Cost Does Not Includes :-



  • 3.09% Govt. Service Tax, All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.


Payment Terms :-



  • A token advance of 50% of the total estimated bill is required to hold the Bookings on Confirm basis . Cheque is to be drawn in favour of "Paramount Tours & Travels". You may deposit the Cash / cheque in below mentioned bank and send us the scan copy of cheque and deposit slip for our official records. Balance payment your tour start from Delhi /Haridwar
  • Account Name : Paramount Tours & Travels
  • Bank Name : Axis Bank
  • Account Number : 156010200005760
  • Bank Address : Dehradun Road Rishikesh Uttarakhand
  • IFSC Code : uti0000156


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  • No cancellation charges 20 days before the starting date
  • 50% between 20 days to 10 Days
  • No refunds thereafter.
  • If any part of Packages is not availed, refunds cannot be claimed for and neither is any part of Packages exchangeable with some other services. In case extension of a tour is required, supplement as applicable would be paid directly to us by the clients.
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