DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive Delhi by flight.

Meeting on arrival at the Delhi International Airport by our represenatative and later transfer to hotel.
Delhi - the capital of India, is a fascinating city with complexities and contradictions, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a necropolis. Because of its location on the banks of the river Yamuna, Delhi has witnessed the rise and fall of many cities over the last five millennium.

Overnight in Delhi

DAY 02: IN DELHI

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning : City tour of Old Delhi

Discover the city of old Delhi visiting India’s largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan. Ride a cycle rickshaw from the Jama Masjid through the lanes and by-lanes of Chandi Chawk, the heart of Old Delhi. Experience the life in this part of Old Delhi, which is always on the move. Visit the spice market, food street etc . The ride will culminate at the historic Red Fort - Shah Jahan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone, built in the 17th century AD. Visit the Red Fort from outside as you will visit Agra Fort in Agra, which is bigger than Red Fort and is also built by the same Mughal Emperor. The morning tour of Old Delhi will conclude at Raj Ghat, the memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon: City tour of New Delhi
Explore New Delhi visiting the tomb of Humayun built in 16th century AD, a magnificent structure in red sand stone and white marble, a fine example of a garden tomb and a precursor of the Taj Mahal. Drive to the Qutab Minar, a Tower of Victory started by Qutabuddin Aibak of the Slave Dynasty which ruled over Delhi in the 12th century and completed by his successors. Within the courtyard of the adjoining Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque stands the famous Iron Pillar, dating back to the 4th century AD which bears Sanskrit inscription. The pillar has puzzled scientists, as its iron has not rusted through the past centuries.

Drive along the Rajpath towards the residence of the President of the Republic of India, Rashtrapathi Bhawan which is flanked by the houses of the Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings. Also visit India Gate before transferring back to the hotel.

Overnight in Delhi

DAY 03: DELHI / AGRA

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Agra by car (240 Kms / 5 hrs drive). On arrival, check-in at hotel.
Agra is famous as the home to one of the seven modern Wonders of the World- the Taj Mahal. This city having been the capital of the Mughal dynasty for over hundred years till 1650 there are many Mughal monuments of repute.

Overnight in Agra

DAY 04: AGRA / DELHI

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning : Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble was built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen, Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. It is one of the seven modern wonders of the World.
The Agra Fort was built by three Mughal Emperors, Akbar the Great, his son Jahangir and grandson Shah Jahan in succession. Started in 1565 AD, the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal,Sheesh Mahal,Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, the Octagonal tower, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal was imprisoned by his son Aurangazeb for seven years and died a prisoner.

Later in the afternoon, transfer to Delhi by car (215 Kms / 4 hrs drive). Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Overnight in Delhi

DAY 05: DELHI / RISHIKESH

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to rishikesh by car (250 kms / 6 – 7 hrs). Upon arrival check in at hotel
Rishikesh the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

IN YOGA NIKETAN ASHRAM/ SIMILAR TILL DAY 08

The Yoga Niketan ashram of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place. From this point on, the great Ganges leaves behind her mountain home and enter the vast plains of Northern India. Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practised penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. While your stay in Yoga Niketan Ashram, you can practive Yoga , meditation under supervision of Yogic Gurus.

Overnight in Rishikesh

DAY 09: RISHIKESH / DELHI

Breakfast at Yoga NIketan Ashram
Morning: Free
Later in the afternoon, transfer to railway station in Haridwar in time to board train for Delhi.
Leave Haridwar for Delhi by Delhi Jan Shatabdi at 1813 hrs. Arrive Delhi at 2245 hrs.
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel

Overnight in Delhi

DAY 10: DEPART DELHI

Breakfast at Yoga NIketan Ashram
Morning: Free
Later in the afternoon, transfer to railway station in Haridwar in time to board train for Delhi.
Leave Haridwar for Delhi by Delhi Jan Shatabdi at 1813 hrs. Arrive Delhi at 2245 hrs.
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel

Overnight in Delhi

DAY 11: DEPART DELHI

DEPART DELHI
Breakfast at hotel
Day free till departure

Afternoon: Transfer to international airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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