Private Tour: Rishikesh And Haridwar Day Tour From Delhi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 18 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    New Delhi City Area Hotel/Airport
    Airports
    Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Thisfull day privateday trip allows you to explore some of the most significant places in the holy cities ofHaridwar and Rishikesh. Finish your visit with a viewing of Ganga Aarti, one of the most powerful spiritual rituals held in honor ofGoddess Ganga, the goddess of the holiest river in India.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All entrance fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shangri- La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Your English Speaking driver cum guide will meet you at your New Delhi City hotel at 6 am and start Haridwar and Rishikesh tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Har ki Pauri, Haridwar, Haridwar District, Uttarakhand

Believed to be one the holiest Ghats in the country, Har Ki Pauri is supposedly the first place where Ganga touches plains, leaving behind the pristine ranges of the Himalayas. The ghat is also known as the Brahma Kund where you can see the stone which has an imprint of Lord Vishnus foot, as indicated by the name

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

It is a remarkable achievement of the Founder, His Holiness Sri Swami Sivananda, who from the year 1936, has built up the wonderful mansion of 'Divine Life' brick by brick, on the firm foundations of purity, integrity, nobility and magnanimity. The ideals of the Society are lofty, most practicable and within the reach of every human being, irrespective of position, caste, colour, country and creed. The Institution caters to the cultural needs of all ranks of people, to whatever class they may belong. Each one can tap whatever suits him the best according to his stature and intellectual or spiritual attainments.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ram Jhula, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

Visit Ram Jhula which is iron suspension bridge on the river Ganga in Rishikesh. Ram Jhula connects Muni Ki Reti with Swargashram. The bridge is pedestrian bridge but people also drive bikes on it

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gita Bhavan, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

Geeta Bhawan is a large complex located at the banks of holy river Ganaga in Swargashram, Rishikesh. Huge complex of Geeta Bhawan has several discourse halls and over 1000 rooms for the comfortable stay of devotees free

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

Explore Lakshman Jhula- The popular hanging bridge across the holy river Ganga, Lakshman Jhula is a known landmark in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. This 450 ft long Jhula is built at a height of 70 ft from the river and is about 3 kms away from the main town of Rishikesh

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ma Anandamayee Ashram, Haridwar, Haridwar District, Uttarakhand

The mysterious aloofness of her personality was totally beyond human understanding and yet it was so tempered by her compassionate love for all living creatures that she seemed closer than the most indulgent friend ever could be

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

Swarg Ashram likewise incorporates a few bistros, stores, shopping edifices, libraries, parks, contemplation focuses, Ayurvedic dispensaries, eateries and inns. The zone lies in the midst of timberland slopes, with excellent plantations and an air that is free from the contaminations of a mechanized city. The territory comprises of a many expansive ashrams, by and large a few story structures, with several rooms that fill in as private quarters for clerics, explorers, understudies and sightseers searching for a conservative settlement.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parmath Niketan Temple, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

As the largest ashram in Rishikesh with over 1000 rooms, Parmarth Niketan provides a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens to thousands of pilgrims, who come from all corners of the Earth. The daily activities at Parmarth Niketan include daily yoga

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Har ki Pauri, Haridwar, Haridwar District, Uttarakhand

. Thousands of people visit the ghats of the Ganga at Har ki Pauri at Haridwar to witness the aarti started several decades ago by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. The tradition continues unabated. The aarti is the sight to behold; You will be on the other side of the banks and could see the priests light up the lamps. Slowly, they started moving the lamps in the clockwise direction, in a rhythmic way. The reflection of lamps was visible on the Ganges. It seemed the river was acknowledging the prayers offered to her by taking away all the flowers and ghee lamps offered to her on small donas. The mighty Ganga had a strong current which was indicative of its purpose in lifeloving unconditionally all those who come to its banks. The river never uses its own water yet it flows for the benefit of others who quench their spiritual thirst at its banks.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off at New Delhi City Center area

Transport by air-conditioned private car

English Speaking driver

English Speaking Guide in Rishikesh

All taxes and service charges

Entry/Admission - New Delhi

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Personal expenses

Entrance Fee

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Oct-2019

    We were extremely impressed with all aspects of the company and our guide Rana. From our initial communication to the tour itself they were top notch. Rana was extremely knowledgeable, an excellent driver and spoke good English with a very understandable accent (something that is not always the case in India). Although the day was long, Rana paced it well and we thoroughly enjoyed our time touring. We highly recommend Mam Holidays and Rana.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    This is a five and a half hour drive each way, so If you only have a limited amount of time and really want to visit Rishikesh and Haridwar this is a great tour. But next time I would definitely like to stay overnight or longer in Haridwar or Rishikesh, to be able to see the evening Aarti ceremony which takes place only after the sun has set. The driver Ajay was great, friendly and helpful, and his English was excellent which is not the case with all drivers I have encountered on my travels in India. Many thanks!

  • 10-Jul-2018

    My guide (Rajpal Rana) picked me up sharp at 6 am, we communicated the day before via Whatsapp. I fell asleep in the car and at about 8:30 am we stopped at a nice restaurant for breakfast. Around 11:00 am we reached Rishikesh. Rana showed me the main temples and the ashrams on the banks of the Ganges. We walked across Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. Rana showed me a nice crystal shop that was run by the local ashram. We then went to Haridwar, and saw the banks of the Ganges, and walked through the area. The ganga arti in Hardiwar begins around 7 pm. I had to cut the tour a bit short, as I had to be back in Delhi by early evening, so we didn't stay for the evening Aarti.

    I reached my hotel by about 8:30 pm. But Rana was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a way to see both Haridwar and Rishikesh in the same day.

  • 07-Apr-2018

    This man, Rana, went above and beyond to make sure we got to Haridaw. The day of the tour people were protesting by blocking the road. He tried every way imaginable to figure out a way to get us there. We may have arrived 3 hours later than expected but we arrived IN ONE PIECE :
    We didn't get to do everything because we would have missed the main point of the trip. We so enjoyed seeing the prayer ceremony and all the sites at the Ganges river. I would recommend this trip to everyone. It was AMAZING. To me THIS was India!!!

  • 21-Mar-2018

    This is an excellent tour. Our driver/guide was Raj Pal and found him to be fantastic! On time for our pick up and his driving was flawless which is not easy if you are familiar with India. He was a wealth of information on the area and what we were seeing and doing and we felt at all times safe and comfortable. The road itself from Delhi to Rishikesh/Hardiwar is not the best but it is definitely worth the trip. My only recommendation is to make sure to take a handful of small bills for Temple entrance fees, washroom fees, etc. And be prepared for a long day. There is some walking required - but it is not difficult. Again - a very good day trip.

  • 24-Nov-2017

    It was a long day but well worth it. Ayjay our guide was super knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. He made sure that our trip went smoothly and safely. He went out of his way to ensure that we had the best experience ever. The fire ceremony in Haridwar was exceptional and very emotional. Would recommend this trip and our driver/guide

  • 19-Nov-2017

    This was an amazing tour to experience the Hindu religion first hand. It is an extremely long day, but does provide opportunities to stop for meals. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. He loved sharing information about his culture, country and religion with the group. I wish there was time to take a yoga class as you are in the heart of peaceful yoga and mindfulness training. Very happy I choose this tour to see the Ganges and witness the daily prayer rituals.

  • 16-Nov-2017

    Rana was an excellent driver. we always felt safe with him. also his english is excellent compared to other drivers. he gave me rhe regund of 1000 rupies. thank you for the nice experience.

    The local guide in Rishikesh was not able to speak english. He just had learned a few phrases.

  • 12-Nov-2017

    Not worth the effort. Rotten 16 hour journey to see the Ganges. Most other items on the tour were skipped. He pointed one out as we drove by at 50KPH.

    Inadequate restroom breaks. On the return wife had to wait 8 hours and he stopped for me to pee in the weeds.

    Very boring journey and woefully inadequate guide.

    Do not waste your time and money on this one.

  • 18-May-2017

    Booked this tour for my mom and she absolutely loved it! As soon as I booked the tour, the tour company followed up with me to give me the details of the day. The tour guide, who was also the driver, was amazing and knowledgable.

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