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Golden Triangle Tour with Himachal Pradesh
An interesting journey that combines the treasures of the Golden Triangle and the beauty of the Himalayan valleys. After the hustle and bustle of populated cities, tourists will go to the "country of snow mountains" .
Indian state Himachal Pradesh located in the north of the country, in the northwestern part of the Himalayas. It is a country of snowy peaks and forest-covered mountains, picturesque valleys and unique traditions that have absorbed the culture of the peoples inhabiting the region. The lifestyle of a large part of the population is influenced by the enormous influence of Tibet, bordering on Himachal, this influence has increased especially with the influx of refugees from Tibet into hospitable lands, transfer to numerous Tibetan shrines and the relocation to Dharamshala of the Dalai Lama. The combination of Indian exotics, local traditions and Tibetan culture on the background of the grandiose panorama of the mountains makes the stay in the state unforgettable.
The best time to visit the valleys of the state is April-May, the second half of August-October.
Meeting at the airport with representative of Sushant Travels, transfer to the hotel, accommodation, short rest. Breakfast. 9.00 - tour of Old and New Delhi, which begins with a visit to the masterpiece of Muslim architecture, the main mosque of Old Delhi Jama Masjid (1656), which is the largest mosque in India. Next - an external inspection of the Red Fort , the citadel of Shah Jahan. Transfer to New Delhi, a trip to the main avenue of the capital and an external inspection of the Palace of the President and the House of Parliament , a stop at the memorial complex of the Gate of India , a visit to the Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib , the Hindu temple of Lakshmi Narayan , the Qutub Minar complex with the famous iron stainless column and the five-story Victory Tower. In the end - departure to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan (255 km or 5 hours on the way). Arrival late at night, accommodation and rest.
Breakfast. 7.30 - Excursions in Jaipur will begin with a visit to the monumental Fort Amber , where tourists climb elephants or jeeps. Next is the inspection of the Palace of Winds Hawa Mahal , a visit to a large museum complex - the City Palace and the observatory of Jantar Mantar , the largest in Asia. In the evening - presence at the evening prayer in the temple of Birla Mandir, dedicated to Vishnu the keeper (Narayan) and the goddess of prosperity of Lakshmi.
In order to fully immerse in the atmosphere of Rajasthan , in the evening tourists can visit the Indian house and get acquainted with the life of the Indian family (additional payment, min 2 participants). Overnight in Jaipur .
After breakfast at 10.00- transfer to Agra (240 km or 5 hours on the way). On the way excursion to Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned now, but perfectly preserved city, built in the beginning of the XVI century by Emperor Akbar. Accommodation in the hotel Agra . Overnight stay.
Today we recommend going up early and going to the Taj Mahal at 5.30 to see the legendary mausoleum at dawn when the rising sun colors the building in different colors. Breakfast in the hotel. Visit to the Fort of Agra and the tomb of Itmad-ud-daula, built by Empress Nur Jahan in memory of her father in the XVII century.
In the evening, shopping and recreation. Overnight in Agra.
Breakfast. Checkout from the hotel and departure to Delhi (en route 5 hours). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Excursion to the temple complex Chattarpur Mandir, where there are about twenty Hindu temples. At the end - a pleasant shopping, during which you can visit both street vendors, and new-fashioned shopping malls of the city with fixed prices. We also recommend the Dilli Haat tourist market (open until 21.00), where souvenirs from all over India are sold.
After the excursions, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Early breakfast, departure to Rishikesh (230 km), the journey will take about 6 hours. On the way, stop in Haridwar, visit the temple of Dakshesvara Mahadev (located 4 km from Haridwar and is dedicated to Daksha Prajapati - one of the 14 creator deities) and the sacred pond Sati Kund dedicated to Sati - the wife of Shiva. Continuation of the move to Rishikesh, arrival, accommodation at the hotel. In the evening - participation in the collective prayer of Ganga Aarti, which takes place on the bank of the Ganges at the ashram Parmarth Niketan . Overnight stay.
Haridwar is a sacred city, one of the religious centers of India, standing in a place where the sacred for all Hindus river Ganges descends from the Himalayas. The name of the city is translated from Sanskrit as "Gateway to God", here it is still a fast mountain river that works wonders - after washing its waters you can cleanse karma and soul, there are many temples and ashrams in the city, thousands of pilgrims. Every evening in Haridwar, as well as in other sacred cities of India on the Ganges, on the bank of the river there is a ritual of Ganga Aarti, during which numerous believers present the river with gifts - small rafts with flowers, food and burning lights that, to the sound of church bells and many-voiced singing illuminate the flow of water with an unreal mystic light.
Rishikesh is another Hindu-worshiped city on the banks of the Ganges, which is considered the world capital of yoga. It is here that there are numerous schools and famous Teachers. The most famous temples are Bharat Mandir (the oldest temple in the city), Kailash Niketan (a huge 13-story building), Gita Bhavan and others. The largest ashram, where they study yoga and hold annual yoga festivals - Parmarth Niketan . In the evenings, the prayer of Ganga Aarti also takes place in Rishikesh.
Morning yoga. Breakfast, a tour of Rishikesh with a tour of the city's symbol - the Lakshman Jhula suspension bridge, which offers wonderful views of the Ganges and ashrams on its shores. Next - visit the ancient temple of Bharat Mandir, dedicated to God Vishnu, walk through the streets of the city and participate in the evening prayer of Ganga Aarti in Triveni Ghat (ghat - a place on the river bank for prayers and ablutions).
Evening class of yoga / meditation. Overnight in Rishikesh.
Morning Yoga Class and Meditation. Breakfast. Visit to the Nilkanth Mahadev temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and ashram Phul Chati, where you can meditate on the shore of the sacred Ganges under the murmur of running water. Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir is located 12 km from Rishikesh on a high hill 1675 m high. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the embodiment of Nilkantha (with a blue neck, after the drunk world poison that emerged from the water of the World Ocean). It offers an excellent panoramic view of the surroundings.
Ashram Phul Chatty is located 10 km from Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges, surrounded by flowering gardens, its name means "Blooming shelter". Since 1977 he has been working under the patronage of Swami Devi Svarupanda, a doctor of Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, who received deep knowledge from his Master, Vedanta Swami Vishnudaha Nanda Master. Today, the follower and disciple of Svimi is Sadhvi Lalita Amba, the famous yoga master in India, who teaches in the ashram. Choosing this ashram, students will receive not only the opportunity to study with a famous master, but also communication with nature, rest by the river, walks along mountain trails and healthy vegetarian food.
Evening class of yoga and meditation. Overnight stay.
Morning class of yoga and meditation. Breakfast. Excursion to Haridwar , which is 30 km from Rishikesh. Visiting the temples of Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi and Ashram Sapta Rishi. In the evening, participate in the prayer of Ganga Aarti in Haridwar in the ghat of Har Ki Pauri.
Return to Rishikesh, yoga and meditation, overnight.
The Mansa Devi Temple is located on the hill of Bilva Parvat and has a panoramic view of the surroundings. The cable car is 540 meters long. This is one of the ancient temples, which is sure to be visited by pilgrims going to Haridwar. Mansa is the form of Shakti (the world divine energy), the sister of the naga (holy serpent) of Vasuki, according to the beliefs of believers she fulfills the desires and therefore the pilgrims, making a wish, tie the threads on the trunk of a tree in the temple. Mansa Devi, like Chandi Devi, is the incarnation of the Goddess Parvati, therefore their temples usually stand side by side.
The Chandi Devi Temple is located on the top of the Nile Parvat Hill and is dedicated to Chandika - the incarnation of the Goddess Parvati. It is considered one of the most ancient temples of India, as according to some information, was founded in the VIII century. It must be visited by the Pilgrims who come to Haridwar.
Ashram Sapta Rishi (seven wise men) is considered one of the most famous in Haridwar. According to legend, the temple is built in a place where meditated Sapta Rishi (seven murets): Kashyap, Vashisht, Atri, Viswamitra, Jamadagni, Bharadwaja, Gautam.
Evening class of yoga and meditation. Overnight stay.
Morning yoga and meditation. Breakfast.
Visiting the cave of Vasishtha Gufa , which is an hour's drive from Rishikesh. The cave is considered a place where you can recharge with powerful energy, as the great sage Vashishtha meditated here, and later other saints, yogis and ascetics.
Evening class of yoga / meditation.
Morning yoga and meditation. Breakfast.
10:00 - return to Delhi (230 km = 5-7 hours drive). Upon arrival, transfer to the domestic or international airport. Lodging for this day is not provided. If desired, you can order additional excursions or do shopping.
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