Varanasi. The spiritual capital of India (also known as Kashi and Benaras). Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Holy River Ganges. See the ‘bathing ghats’ where thousands of pilgrims pay homage to the Sun God by immersing themselves in the holy water of River Ganges, and the ‘burning ghats’ where cremations are conducted. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later, Visit Kashi Biswanath Temple.This evening, experience a rickshaw ride to the ghats to enjoy the grand ‘Aarti’ ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat, conducted every Day at sunset by white-robed priests. The young priests sway in seemingly choreographed movements, worshiping the river goddess with incense, flowers and earthen lamps. Diner and Overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Allahabad Is one of the most sacred cities in India, wherein the purity lies in the belief that after creating the world, Brahma, the great creator offered his first sacrifice at this place; and also because of the important position it holds according to the Hindu scriptures for possessing the holy confluence, known as Triveni Sangam, of the three sacred rivers of India - Ganga, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati. Famous for its culture and contemporary heritage, the city of Allahabad will once again become a major attraction for foreigners willing to witness the greatest expression of Indian religion, and study and learn Indian culture as the roots of tradition and customs can be easily traced in this land of Triveni Sangam. The Maha Kumbh Mela to be held in Allahabad (Prayag) in the year 2013 will commence from 27th of January and will continue till 25th of February. Diner and Overnight journey Agra by Satabdi Express.
Visit Mathura Birth Place of Lord Krishna. The land where Shri Krishna was born and spent his youth, has toDay little towns and hamlets that are still alive with the Krishna legend and still redolent with the music of his flute. Mathura, a little town on the River Yamuna was transformed into a place of faith after Lord Krishna was born here. Vrindavan, a village - once noted for its fragrant groves, is where he spent an eventful youth. There are numerous other little spots in the area that still reverberate with the enchantment of Shri Krishna. Over night stay at hotel.
After an early breakfast Sight seeing magnificent Pink City, Jaipur. The city with graceful architecture in a unique pink colour was established in the year 1727 by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is known as one of the well-planned cities of its time. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. ToDay, it is visited for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine. With an insightful journey through the royal pages of history, it is time to see some of the famous jewelers and carpets that Jaipur is renowned for. After an eventful Day you spent exploring the magnificence of Jaipur, its time to head back to your Hotel at Delhi.
Haridwar Leave Delhi for Haridwar by 253 Km .5 Hrs Bus Journey. Haridwar” – A Way to Heaven. Haridwar is also pronounced as Hardwar by many Hindu pilgrims who consider Hardwar to be the holiest place among all others. It is a city located near the borders of Uttarakhand. Hardwar is a very spiritual place and the presence of the river Ganges has made its recognition more intense and profound. The river Ganges tumbles down to the northern plains from the hills and the sight is extremely reflective and attracts millions of devotee from all over the world. The main festival of Hardwar is Baisakhi, kanwar mela, somvati amavasya and kartik Purnima. A must watch place in Hardwar is HARI-KI-PAURI. It is basically a huge ghat of the river Ganges where all the pilgrims gather for the evening prayers at sharp seven o clock above the stairs of the ghat. Attended Ganga Arati at Hari-ki Par. Dinner and overnight Hotel Thirth .
Leave Haridwar for Kurukshetra. Sightseeing Kurukshetra Origin of Gita place. Mythologically, the name Kurukshetra which includes a large number of holy places, temples and tanks, connected with the ancient Indian traditions and the Mahabharata war Battlefield. According to Manu, the tract between the old sacred rivers Saraswati and Drishadvati in Kurukshetra was known as Brahmavarta. In the very first verse of the Bhagvad Gita, a Kurukshetra is described as Dharmakshetra, the field of righteousness. It is also known as Brajhmakshetra, the field of Brahma, the Creator. Nardak is another name for Kurukshetra, probably derived form nirdukh, without sorrow. Over night and Diner at Neel Kanth.
Drive to Delhi, Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi Later in the afternoon, discover the modern city of New Delhi, which includes a visit to Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the world’s tallest minaret; Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold tomb, still in active worship; Photo stop at India Gate, the war memorial arch built in honour of the soldiers who died in the second world war; drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi. Visit Lotus Temple & Akshwara, Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk, President House, India Gate, Qutb Minar. Night Halt at Walnut Castel.