Rishikesh and Haridwar are two of the most popular holistic destinations in Uttarakhand. They offer soul-stirring experiences to travellers from India and the world. These places remain an eccentric spot for many visitors.
Rishikesh is known as the “yoga capital of the world” and is a popular destination for yoga and meditation. It is also home to some of the best trekking trails in India.
Rishikesh and Haridwar, both located in Uttarakhand, offer soul-stirring experiences to travellers from India and the world. These places remain an eccentric spot for many visitors because of their holistic offerings. From Yoga and meditation to rafting and temples, these destinations have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax or explore, Rishikesh and Haridwar are both worth a visit.
You will be transported by road from Delhi to Haridwar, one of India’s seven sacred cities, which is situated on the right bank of the holy Ganga. The original entrance of the Ganga into the Indo-Gangetic plains is also at Haridwar.
Once there, head to your hotel. Visit Har Ki Pauri, the most significant ghat on the Ganges river in Haridwar, in the evening to take in the magnificent evening aarti ceremony. Hotel stay for the night.
Drive to Rishikesh after a leisurely breakfast at your accommodation. This tiny village, often known as the “Abode of Sages,” is located where the Chandrabhaga and Ganga rivers converge.
Additionally, Rishikesh serves as the Char Dham Yatra’s starting place. These days, fans of yoga and meditation frequent the area as well.
Visit the riverside hanging bridge Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh. According to Indian mythology, Lakshman, Lord Rama’s younger brother, crossed the Ganga using a jute-made hanging bridge.
Even though the current bridge is made of more durable metal, it nonetheless serves as a reminder of the perilous crossing. Visit Bharat Mandir as well, which is close to Triveni Ghat and is the city’s oldest temple. The younger brother of Lord Ram, Bharat, is honoured in this temple. Enjoy white river rafting on the Ganges while staying the night in a hotel (optional).
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred back to Delhi, where you will be met and proceed to the airport/railway station for your onward journey.