Day - 14 - Rishikesh - Haridwar (24 km - 01 hr)
Today we leave for half day sightseeing of Rishikesh. We will visit Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Geeta Bhawan, Temples & Ashrams. It is situated on the banks of the holy River Ganges (Ganga) & is a very important Hindu pilgrimage site. One can see Sadhus, Pilgrims, Ashrams & Temples all around. The ceaseless flow of the river, regarded as Goddess Ganga, adds to the beauty & the purity of the place, giving the entire place a spiritual ambience. Along the river, the area is filled with thick green forests in the all-mountainous region. Rishikesh is famous for its yoga sessions that are taught here by many Yoga experts. Besides the sadhus & saints, a mass of tourists too visit this place every year to have a look at this much popular place. If the wonderful scenery & the numerous pilgrimage sites were not enough, Rishikesh also makes some of the most popular adventure sport destination of India. River rafting, trekking, rock climbing, hiking etc. are some of the activities one can easily opt from here.
In the afternoon we drive to Haridwar. It is located at the foothills of the lower Himalayan Shivalik Mountains, on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), & is an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus. When the Ganges leaves the mountains & enters the plains, Haridwar is the first major town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely, nevertheless it becomes very quiet & calm here. Haridwar has earned fame as being the place, which has been blessed by the Trinity of the Lords Shiva, Vishnu & Brahma.
It is also one of the major Shaktipeeths. Down the ages, Haridwar has purified the mind, the body & the soul of people not only in spiritual or religious terms but as a major learning centre for arts, science & culture. Upon arrival check-in the hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Mansa Devi temple & in the evening participate & enjoy the spectacular view of 'Aarti' at Har Ki Pauri. Later in the evening we may spend time on the Ghat. Overnight Hotel - Haridwar (B)