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Holy River Ganga Tour

Duration 09 Nights/ 10 Days
Destination Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Varanasi - Allahabad

Day 01:Arrival at Delhi :

Holy River Ganga Tour is planned meticulously to provide an insight into the cultural and religious life in North India and the best way is to visit the major cultural hubs situated on the banks of holy river Ganga. Thus the Ganga tour itinerary goes along the course of the river and guests can explore various cultural cities in India.
As you arrive at Delhi airport you will be assisted by our Central India Tours representative who will then drive you to a hotel for overnight stay. You will be then availed all details related to your tour which starts the next day.

Day 02: At Delhi :

A delectable meal in the morning will be followed by a sightseeing tour of the national capital city, Delhi. Begin your sightseeing tour with a visit first to the historic monuments at Old Delhi by visiting a majestic edifice of national significance, Red Fort this will be followed by a trip to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Thereafter proceed to pay your tribute to Father of the Nation, Mahtama Gandhi by visiting Rajghat his memorial and also visit Chandini Chowk an ancient shopping complex.

Later in the day guests will drive towards New Delhi first to have a look at the Victorian style edifice of Indian Parliament House which will be followed by a visit to India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and more. In the evening guests can conclude this day’s trip with a visit to Red Fort to see Light and Sound Show here. Thereafter our Central India Tours representative will escort you back to the hotel where you will rest for the night.

Day 03: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh :

On this day of Holy River Ganga Tour guests will drive to the railway station to board their scheduled train to Haridwar. Haridwar is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrim cities in India and every year it is visited by thousands of devotees who come to pay homage to River Ganga. On arrival at Haridwar guests will pay a visit to the famous religious sites in the region beginning with a visit to Har Ki Pauri followed by a visit to Mansa Devi Temple. In the evening our Central India Tours representative will escort you to Rishikesh where you will check in a hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: At Rishikesh :

Well known as Place of Sages, Rishikesh is situated at the confluence of rivers Chandrabhaga and Ganga. On this day the Ganga tour itinerary is planned for a visit to the famous temples and Ashrams here including visit to Laxman Jhoola, Swarg Ashram Gita Bhawan Parmath Niketan, Jhoola Triveni Ghat, Shivanad Ashram Kailash Ashram Academy of Meditation. Relax and rejuvenate at these religious sites and then return to your hotel by evening.

Day 05: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Varanasi :

The fifth day of the tour will begin with a sumptuous meal followed by a drive to Haridwar. At Haridwar the day will be devoted to tour of the various religious Ghats (banks) of Ganga and to various temples and Ashrams here. In the evening our Central India Tours representative will escort you to the railway station from where you will board your overnight train to Varanasi.

Day 06: At Varanasi :

As you arrive in Varanasi our Central India Tours representative will escort you to a hotel booked for your two night stay in Varanasi. Relax in your room for a while and get ready for a fascinating sightseeing Ganga tour in Varanasi. The city is renowned for housing around 100 Ganga Ghats (river bank) which has cemented stairs going down to the river; these ghats are thriving with cultural diversity. The devotees like to pay their tribute to the holy river Ganga celebrated for being the main stream river responsible for the flourishing agricultural nation.

Guests will be taken on a tour of various sightseeing places here including first the Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva followed by a visit to Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and Banaras Hindu University. Return to the hotel thereafter for an overnight stay.

Day 07: At Varanasi :

Continuing with the Varanasi tour guests will take a boat ride on the Ganges. It sight of the morning at these Ghats is truly incredible with devotees taking holy dip in the river and various rituals taking place here by sages wearing saffron colour attire. Return to the hotel to have your breakfast and then proceed for another sightseeing tour to Sarnath.
Sarnath is celebrated for being the city where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to the holy men. Thus visit various sightseeing attractions related to Buddhism or Lord Buddha’s lifespan which include trip to Buddha temples, Dhamekha Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa and the Archaeological Museum. Return to your hotel in Varanasi and stay overnight.

Day 08: Varanasi - Allahabad :

In the morning on this day you will drive to the next destination as planned under your Ganga tour package. Allahabad has a great significance in Hindu scriptures for it houses the place of confluence of three great Indian rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati. This Place is known as Triveni Sangam and will be the first place of visit on your sightseeing tour in the city. Stay overnight in the hotel booked for your stay in Allahabad.

Day 09: Allahabad - Delhi :

The day will begin with a delectable meal at the hotel. Followed by a visit to Allahabad Fort, Ashoka Pillar and Hindu temples the trip will end with visit to various ghats. The evening will be free for leisure activities and guests will then drive to the railway station. Our Central India Tours representative will avail you with all the arrangements for your overnight train to Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi - Departure :

As you arrive in the city you will be welcomed by our Central India Tours representative. The rest of the day in the capital city will be free for relaxation. One can try for some leisure activities such as shopping for souvenirs from Connaught Place to collect some memories of your Ganga travel to be taken back home. Our representative will escort you to the airport in the evening arranging the tickets and performing other formalities ensuring your comfortable flight back home.