After breakfast, depart by car / coach for Haridwar (200 kms / 5 hrs.) the holy city of Northern India situated at the base of Shivalik Hills, where the Ganges River coming down from the high Himalaya passes through. It is perhaps one of the oldest Hindu cities and believed to date back to around 1700 BC. The most sacred place in Haridwar remains the Har-Ki-Puri where people take a dip in the holy River Ganges to cleanse them of their sins. Haridwar, even today remains a mirror of Hindu religion, of the unshakable faith of Indian in their Gods and culture. Afternoon tour of Haridwar, visiting Har-Ki-Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sapt Rishi Ashram.Proceed further north by car / coach to Rishikesh (24 kms / 1 hrs.) a complex of three localities, where the holy River Ganges cuts her passage through the last foothills on her journey down the mountains and enters the plains. The first being the area around the famous Laxman Jhoola, which lends it name to the locality; then comes Muni Ji Reti (sands of the sages) where the wise ones spend time in devotion, mediation and yoga; and then comes the expanding township on the bank of the river. The whole complex is called Rishikesh. Rishikesh is important not only as a pilgrimage center closely with Ramayana but also as a home for many important center of Hindu religious thoughts and spirituality. In the evening, we participate in the Aarti at Triveni Ghat. Overnight at Hotel.
Rishikesh After breakfast, visit the Laksman Jhoola-a suspension bridge across the River Ganges which spans the river along the old foot-route to the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. Also visit Laxman Temple, Swargashram, Geeta Bhawan and Parmarth Niketan. Afternoon, we return by car / coach to Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.