Haridwar is one of seven holiest religious pilgrimage places in India for Hindus, known as Sapta Puri. (The others are Varanasi (Kashi) in Uttar Pradesh, Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, and Dwarka in Gujarat). What's so special about these places? Hindu gods have incarnated there in various avatars or the places are believed to have natural spiritual powers. Visiting them all in a lifetime is thought to provide release from the endless cycle of birth and death.
Thus, pilgrims attain moksha or liberation.
Situated a little further up the Ganges River than Haridwar, Rishikesh is considered to be the birthplace of yoga in India. It's renowned for its many ashrams. A Ganga Aarti is also held every evening in Rishikesh, at Parmarth Nitekan ashram, the prominent ashram there. Adventure activities, such as river rafting, are popular as well. You'll also find a number of Hindu temples in Rishikesh.
The feel of the Ganges River is more natural in Rishikesh, where it flows freely.
Lansdowne is a hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It was founded as a military garrison under the British Raj, and the Garhwali Museum traces the history of the Garhwal Rifles regiment, which still trains in the town. Close to colonial-era St. Mary’s Church, Tip-n-Top viewpoint is perched up on a ridge overlooking forested hills. Hindu devotees worship Shiva at the centuries-old Kaleshwar Temple.
Day wise Itinerary
Day 1 : Haridwar
Pick up from Haridwar Railway Station , Transfers to Hotel, which is located in Haridwar, Visit for Sight Seeing of Haridwar & Evening Ganga Aarti , Dinner & Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Day 2 : Rishikesh
Have Breakfast , Then depart for Rishikesh Sight Seeing including Ram Jhula , Laxman Jhula , Parmarth Niketan , Swarg Ashram Etc. As a option you can enjoy White Water Rafting on Ganges 16 on Extra cost , Return back to Chayan Cottage , Dinner & Over Night Stay.
Day 3 : Lansdowne
Have Breakfast and depart for Lansdowne Hill Station 150 Kms / 4 hrs.
Day 4 : Lansdowne
Have Breakfast & Depart for Tarkeshwar Mahadev most beautiful sight seeing place of Lansdowne area , Temple of Tarkeshwar Mahadev ji is located in between Tick Deodar forest and known as mini switezerland , Enjoy Trekking to water fall after return from Tarkeshwar .Dinner & Overnight stay
Day 5 : Lansdowne
Have Breakfast , check out from Hotel , On way visit Bhula Lake , War Museum & Tip and Top Lansdowne , Drop at Kotdwar Railway Station 55 Kms or Haridwar Railway Station 150 Kms
- Accommodation in Hotels in Pointed Rooms
- All sightseeing, transfers by Indigo A/c Personal Car (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
- Unlimited Tea/ Coffee on Demand
- Running hot and cold water in All Hotels
- All toll taxes, driver batta, fuel charges etc.
- Daily Morning Tea, Breakfast, Dinner in hotels
- All Taxes
- All expenses of personalised nature like phone calls, laundry, cool drinks etc.,
- All Entrance Fees
- Anything not mentioned in the “Package cost Includes”