PILGRIMAGE TOUR
 

Chardham Tour : Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri
Duration : 11 NIGHT / 12 DAYS

Kunjapuri - Haridwar
Duration : 04 NIGHT / 05 DAYS
Surkanda Davi - Mussoorie
Duration : 04 NIGHT / 05 DAYS
Chandravadni - Devprayag
Duration : 04 NIGHT / 05 DAYS
Rishikesh - Haridwar
Duration : 1NIGHT / 2DAYS
Rishikesh - Neelkhant Mahadev
Duration : 1NIGHT / 2DAYS

Chardham Tour : Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri - Duration : 11 NIGHT / 12 DAYS

DAY 01 : DELHI-RISHIKESH (230 KMS /06 HRS DRIVE)
Today Drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar visiting the Har-Ki-Pauri, enjoy the AARTI in the evening. Upon arrival in Rishikesh, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Highlights :

Har-Ki-Pauri, Haridwar : The main ghat, Har ki pauri (The footstep of God), is well known spot in Haridwar. The river Ganges begin from here and it is believe to said that if you take a holy dip into the river Ganges here, your all sins will be washed away. Each evening Ganga Aarti is performed by the priests on the Ghat here and holy throngs use to gather here every evening to participate or to see this magnificent view of Aarti. There are several ghats alongside and all the hindu rituals can be seen here being performed on any of these Ghats, like people set floating small lamps on river’s water on downstream which is worth watching act. There is also a famous market called BARA BAZAR adjacent to Har-Ki-Pauri. You can also roam around this place at leisure time.

Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh : Lakshman Jhula or the suspension bridge was built in 1929 to replace rope bridge. According to Indian Mythology this is the place where Lord Rama’s brother Lakshman is said to have crossed the river on a jute rope. There is also a temple by his name called “ Lakshman Temple” located on the west bank of river. There is also a 13 storey beautiful temple across the river. There is a marvelous view from the top of this temple

Ram Jhula, Rishikesh : Ram jhula is situated 03 kms north of Rishikesh. It is a very famous place to see amongst all major attractions of Rishikesh because this place has so many significant Ashrams like Geeta Bhawan and Swarg Ashram. Thousand of people come from almost every corner of the world here for religious purposes and get to see the evening Ganga Aarti on Geeta Bhawan’s Ghat.You can also get to see that how hindus worship Ganages.

Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh : Triveni Ghat is the most renowned spot in Rishikesh, which is a very interesting place to see among all tourist sopt of Rishikesh.You can see people offering milk to the river and setting floating lamps to the river’s water in each evening.You can also approach from here to the very famous and old temple which is known as Bharat Mandir. Here is a small market to eat out or buy things etc. there are several Ashrams along the bank of river and you can also see many Sadhus or holy men here. You can see them performing, teaching or studying Yoga and meditation and other aspect of Hinduism

Geeta Bhawan, Rishikesh Gita Bhavan, Swargashram, Rishikesh : Gita Bhavan is dedicated as a Museum for puranic and mythological awareness of the common public. The Gita Bhavan encloses many paintings and statues of characters from Hindu Mythology. The paintings include the renowned Gita Sandesh depicting Lord Krishna and the great Pandava Warrior Arjuna in a Chariot in the Kurukshetra War field. The statues and sculptures are very attractive and give detailed information on the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and the Hindu culture in the ancient period

DAY 02 : RISHIKESH - BARAKOT (240 KMS/07 HRS DRIVE)

Today drive to Barakot via Mussoorie.Upon arrival Check in at your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 03 : BARAKOT - YAMUNOTRI-BARAKOT (5 KMS DRIVE & 13 KMS TREK ONE SIDE)
Drive to Hanuman Chatti, trek start to Yamunotri & Back. Overnight stay at Barakot.

Highlights :

Hanuman Chatti : The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.

Yamunotri Temple : Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.

Surya Kund : There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila : A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

DAY 04 : BARAKOT - UTTARKASHI (137 KMS / 04 HRS DRIVE)
Today continue drive to Uttarkashi . Check in Hotel, Overnight stay at hotel.

Highlights :

Uttarkashi : Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

DAY 05 : UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI - UTTARKASHI (200 KMS 07 HRS DRIVE)
Drive to Gangotri. Upon arrival darshan at Temple and back to Gangotri for overnight stay. overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Highlights :
Gangotri Temple : The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling : Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases. Kedar Ganga Sangam Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

DAY 06 : UTTARKASHI - RUDRAPRAYAG (165 KMS / 07 HRS DRIVE)
After early breakfast, drive to Rudraprayag. Check in at Hotel. Overnight at Rudraprayag : It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda. Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).

DAY 07 : RUDRAPRAYAG - KEDARNATH (60 KMS BY ROAD & 14 KMS TREK)
Drive up to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. On arrival, Check in at your pre-booked hotel in Kedarnath .Overnight at Hotel.

Highlights :

Gaurikund : At a distance of 5 kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath : The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

DAY 08 : KEDARNATH – GAURIKUND (14 KMS TREK) - RUDRAPRAYAG (60 KMS / 03 HRS DRIVE)
Trek down to Gaurikund from Kedarnath. Drive to Rudraprayag from Gaurikund. Check into your pre-booked Hotel.

Highlights:

Rudraprayag : Rudraprayag is a small town on the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Mandakini which is venerated as one of the five sacred confluences or the 'Panch Prayag'. This place is named after Rudra , one form of lord Shiva. According to a legend Lord Shiva appeared here as 'Rudra' to bless Narad Muni . An ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of 'Rudra'. Rudraprayag is of immense significance for the pilgrims of Char Dham Yatra, as it is the junction for visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham.

DAY 09 : RUDRAPRAYAG – BADRINATH (165 KMS / 08 HRS DRIVE)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in at your pre-booked hotel. Visit Badrinath Temple.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 10 : BADRINATH
Day free at your own leisure.Overnight at Hotel.

Highlights :

Badrinath Temple : Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".

Tapt Kund : Tapt Kund is an exciting natural spring, which is located in Badrinath, Chamoli District of Uttaranchal. This place is conceived to be the domicile of Lord Agni. Tourists visiting the place will take a bathe in the Tapt Kund prior before they step inside the temple in Badrinath. This natural spring is conceived to hold curative qualities. Moreover, this natural spring holds the unique medicinal qualities and most of the pilgrims visiting the place will take a dip in this kund. Pilgrims consider that, a bath in this natural spring will bestows goodness to their soul and body. This is the most prominent and striking attraction in Badrinath.

Surya Kund : There is another hot water spring besides the Tapt Kund called Surya Kund in Badrinath. Surya Kund is one of them. A good number of tourists and pilgrims visit Surya Kund every year. Another spring is Narad Kund, which is a recess in the river near the Tapt Kund. It is said that the idol of Badrinath was found here.

Neelkanth : The towering Neelkanth peak forms the backdrop of Badrinath. The main temple is encompassed on either side by Nar and Narayan, the two mountain ranges just by the bank of the river Alaknanda. The ice-capped Neelkanth peak attracts hordes of tourists during season. There are so many other tourist attractions nearby Badrinath like The Mata Murli Temple (3 km away) is dedicated to the mother of Badrinathji, Mana Village situated on the Indo-Tibetan border Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bhim Pul, and Vasudhara Falls.

DAY 11 : BADRINATH - HARIDWAR ( 300 KMS /10 HRS DRIVE)
Morning drive back to Haridwar. Upon arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 12 : HARIDWAR - DELHI (200 KMS / 06 HRS)
After breakfast drive back to Delhi.

Kunjapuri - Haridwar : - Duration : 03 NIGHT / 04 DAYS

Day 01:- Rishikesh/Haridwar to Mussoorie (Overnight stay at hotel)
Drive to Mussoorie with seeing all sight-seeing as
Shatradhara Lake, Shiv Temple, Mussoorie Jheel, Kempty fall and Mussoorie Mall Road. Transfer to your Hotel.

Day 02:- Mussoorie to Dhanaulti (Local sight-seeing)
After having break-fast drive to Dhanaulti to enjoy with snow
and swings over there. We will back to Mussoorie at same hotel for staying.

Day 03:- Mussoorie to Rishikesh (Overnight stay at hotel)
After getting break-fast drive to Rishikesh trek to having blessing of Kunja-Puri Temple and Neelkant Temple. Transfer your hotel.

Day 04:- End of your Journey
Drive to your desired place to drop as Railway station, Bus
Stand in Haridwar/Rishikesh region only.

Surkanda Davi - Mussoorie : - Duration : 04 NIGHT / 05 DAYS

Surkanda Davi :-

Three Sidh Peeths, are located on the top of three different mountains, dedicated to 'Sati' the wife of 'Lord Shiva'. All the three temples are linked with a famous tale when Sati, daughter of Daksha Prajapati, immolated herself at the sacrificial spot Lord Shiva took the dead body of his wife and started walking towards the Himalayas . The places where the parts of her dead body fell are known as Kunjapuri, Surkanda Devi and Chandrabadani and are thus worshipped as Siddha Peeths.

Surkanda Devi is situated at an elevation of 3,030 m above sea level near village Kaddukhal, the temple of the Surkanda Devi is 40 km from Mussoorie and 24 km from Chamba. The temple site is accessible on foot, being about 2 km from the motorable road connecting Kaddukhal. The snow-covered Himalayas and the forest area between Mussoorie and Chamba offer a splendid view. A big local fair is held here in the month of June every year, attracting tourists from all over.


Mussoorie : -

Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip. Also, major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place.

In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence. The name, Mussoorie is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty.


Mussoorie (Places to See)

Gun Hill
Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridles path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery and to reach takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable. Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird's eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During pre-independence days a gun mounted on this top used to be fired heralding mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name.

Municipal Garden
A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road.

Kempty Fall, Mussoorie TourismChilder's Lodge
Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 kms from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating.

Camel's Back Road
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel's Rock with a life like resemblace can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public school.

Jharipani Fall
8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall is 1.5 kms, on foot.

Bhatta Fall
7 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Access by car or bus upto Balta village from where the fall is 3kms by car or foot. An ideal spot for bathing anf picnics.

Kempty Fall
15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.

Nag Devta TempleMussoorie, Temple Tours
An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right upto the spot. It Provies a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.

Mussoorie Lake
A newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are availble. It commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.

Van Chetna Kendra
At a distance of about 2 kms on Tehri bye pass road, this place is developed as a picnic spot and has a park surrounded with pine forest and flowering shrubs, and is approachable by foot or taxi/car. The main attraction is the wildilife of the park like Ghurar, Kanankar, Himalayan Peacock, Monal etc.

Sir George Everest House
6 kms The Park Estate of sir George Everest, First Surveyor General of India, Who had his offce and residence here, is approachable by road. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is named after him.

Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill) 9 kms 6to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 mtrs. Is the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it. The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.

Clous End
The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers a wide variety of flora and fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas, and Yamuna river. The most ideally suited resort for fireigners and honeymoon couples.

Mussoorie (Institution)

Mussoorie Travels, Mussoorie Holidays VacationsRich in history and beauty, Mussoorie has given birth to many institutions that are known virtually all over the country. Since 1959, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration has been training and molding batch after batch of raw probationers into the country's finest bureaucrats, foreign service officers, and police officers. the Academy, situated at Charleville, continues to train officers for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service. A fire broke out in the Academy some years ago and destroyed, among other buildings and papers, its precious library rated amongst the best in the country. While many of the books destroyed in the fire are difficult to replace, a new beginning has already been made by acquiring a fine collection of books.

While the Academy belongs to the post-Independence period, most of Mussoorie's institutions date back more than a century. The Waverley Convent, a school for girls, was established in 1845 and has commemorated 150 years of distinguished existence. While some of its buildings were destroyed in an earthquake in the early years of this century, then by a fire, and then again in the recent earthquake, Waverley still retains much of the old-world architectural charm. The cable cars swing between the Hall and Gun Hill more than 100 times a day.

Mussoorie (What to Wear)
In summer, light woolens are advisable while heavy woolens are a necessity during winter.
The summer season extends from April to June. The winter season is from September to December.


Area :
65 sq km
Altitude :
2005.5 m
Temperature in Summer :
31.2°C(max);7.2°C(min)
Temperature in Winter : 7.2°C(max);1.1°C(min)
Languages :
Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit : April-June and September-October

Chandravadni - Devprayag : - Duration : 04 NIGHT / 05 DAYS

Devprayag : -

Devprayag is situated on the confluence point of the two holy rivers of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda making its water holier with the formation of Ganga River. Devprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River, before this point Bagirathi River is considered as Ganga. The town is the seat of the pundits of Badrinath Dham. The town of Devprayag holds great religious importance amongst Hindu devotees as the divine Ganga River takes its real form from here. The town is named after Dev Sharma who led his ascetic life here and it is also believed that he was blessed with a glimpse of god. The place showers the tourists with its serene and divine natural beauty and it is also believed than Lord Rama and King Dushratha did penance here. There is an ancient Raghunathji Temple built above the confluence with massive rocks and it is believed that the temple was built more than ten thousand years ago. The structures of the town was shattered by an earthquake in 1803 but was subsequently repaired. The confluence has Brahma Kund on Bhagirathi River and Vashisht Kund on Alaknanda River. There is a place called Baitalshila and it is claimed that a bath in it can cure leprosy.

Location of Devprayag
Devprayag is located at an elevation of 2,265mts above sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River. The point of confluence of Devprayag comes under Tehri Garhwal district and some part of Devprayag comes under Pauri Garhwal district because the town is spread across two to three nearby mountains falling under different district areas.
 
Places to see in Devprayag.

Raghunathji Temple: It is one of the oldest temples of Lord Rama in India as it is more than 10,000 years old. The temple is made up of rocks slightly above the confluence of holy Alaknana and Bhagirathi Rivers. The special aarti of the temple is sung on special occasions and even a non believer of god rhymes to its tune. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and many devotees visit this place every year. The shrine of Rama was shattered by an earthquake in 1803 but was subsequently repaired by Daulat Rao Scindia. According to myths and legends, the shrine is dedicated to lord Rama, when he came back to Ayodhya after his victory over Lanka. The temple compound also hosts Annapurna Devi temple, Hanuman temple, Shankaracharya temple and Garud temple.

Chandrabadni: The deity of the divine Chandrabadani Temple is Goddess Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva. According to myths and legends the torso of Goddess Sati was accidentally felt here when Lord Shiva was carrying her. The temple holds great religious importance amongst the people of Uttarakhand. The temple is situated 22kms from Devprayag. There are some ancient statues and numerous iron trishuls outside the temple and the splendid panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range can be seen from here.
Dashrathshila: This is the place where Raja Dashratha, father of Lord Rama performed penance. There is a small water stream here named after Raja Dashrath’s daughter, Shanta. The seat of Dashrath is one a small hillock called Dashrathachal Peak.

New Tehri: It is the only planned town of Uttarakhand state made during the construction of the Tehri dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. It is situated 66km from Devprayag.

Rishikesh: Rishikesh is an ideal spot for white water rafting and camping on the river beach. Rishikesh comer under the shivalik range of the Himalayas and the place is also the home of numerous temples. It is one of the busiest places of Uttarakhand where lakhs of tourists visit every month throughout the year. It is situated 70km from Devprayag.

What to do in Devprayag
Visit the divine Raghunathji temples and other temples. Take a holy bath in the sacred water of Ganga River from its origin point here. Do carry back some Ganga Jal (Water of River Ganga) with yourself.

Best time to visit Devprayag

You can visit this place anytime but try to avoid monsoon period as the water is muddy here during monsoon months.

How to reach Devprayag

By Road: Devprayag is well connected with major towns of Uttarakhand via motorable roads. NH58 also connects Devprayag with many places of Uttarakhand. Devprayag is situated 95kms from Haridwar, 70kms from Rudraprayag, 227kms from Badrinath and 298kms from the capital city of India New Delhi.

By Rail: Rishikesh and Kotdwar are the mearest railheads of Devprayag, where Rikshikesh is 77kms and Kotdwar is 147kms from Devprayag. Buses and taxis are easily available from Rishikesh to Devprayag.

By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport situated near Dehradun. Devprayag is situated 93kms from Jolly Grant Airport.


Chandravadni :-

Location -

The Chandrabadni a mountain (2,277 m. above sea-level) , lying in Lat. 30* 18’ N. and Long. 78* 37’ E., on the border of tahsil Devaprayag and Pratapnagar is well known for the temple of Chandrabadni Devi which lies at the top of the mountain about 10 km. north of Kandi Khal ( a place on the Devaprayag-Kirti Nagar metalled road), 22 km. from Devaprayag and 109 km. from Narendra Nagar.

Chandrabadni : General Facts

It is said that when sati, the wife of siva,gave up her life in the yajna started by her father and siva was carrying her body to Kailash, her torso fell here. There are some old statues and lots of iron trishuls (tridents) outside the temple. It comands a beautiful view of the Sirkanda, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks. The temple here is very small and contains a Shri-yantra carved out on a flat stone instead of any idol. Traditionally, a cloth canopy is tied to the ceiling over this Shri-yantra once a year and the Brahmana priest doing it has to do it blind-folded.


Chandrabadni : How to get there

By Air: The nearest airport to Chandrabadni is the Jolly Grant Airport about 120km.

By Rail: The nearest railway stations to Chandrabadni is at Rishikesh about 105km.

By Road: Chadrabadni is very well connected with the important cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar and
other cities as well.


Rishikesh - Haridwar : - Duration : 02 NIGHT / 03 DAYS

Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar (230kms/6hr)
Pickup from Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Check in Hotel. In the evening visit Har-ki-Pauri to view the holy Ganges Aarti. This is the place where the main bathing takes place. The place is called Brahma Kund, the myths says this is the place where the nectar can dissolved in the holy water of river Ganges. If wish, have a dip here later after viewing Aarti visit the market near the place. Later back to your Hotel for night stay.

Day 02 : Haridwar - Rishikesh (24kms/1hr)
Morning visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing i.e Daksh Prajapati Temple, Ananand Mai Ashram, Parad (Mercury) Shivling in Kankhal Region, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi (both by ropeway), Maya Devi, Pawan Dham, Bhuma Niketan, Parmarth, Bharat Mata Mandir, Shanti Kunj, Saptrishi Ashram and others.

Later drive to Rishikesh another ancient place which is famous for its Ashrams and for grand viewing of Ganges. Visit Ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centre of Philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. Check in Hotel. In the evening visit Triveni Ghat to view the holy Ganges Aarti. Later back to your Hotel for night stay.

Triveni Ghat: A sacred bathing spot on the bank of the river Ganga where devotees take holy dips and offer prayers. Devotees bathe here with the belief that the water has the power to purify them. Triveni Ghat is also called because it is believed to be the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati river. It is an interesting place to be at dawn when people make offerings of milk to the river and feed the fish. After sunset, as a part of the Aarti ceremony, lamps are floated on the water and provide a spectacular view.

Day 3 : Rishikesh - Delhi (254kms/7hr)
After Breakfast, Visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing. Later drive to Delhi. Drop at Airport for your onward destination.


Rishikesh - Neelkhant : - Duration : 02 NIGHT / 03 DAYS

Neelkhant Mahadev :-

Nilkanth Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple situated at a height of 1675 m, on a hill above Swarg Ashram. It stands adjacent to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan, at a distance of approximately 20 km from Rishikesh. It is enveloped between the valleys of Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot. Pankaja and Madhumati, two perennial rivers, meet in confluence at this enormously-rich religious site. The place is surrounded by dense forests and beautiful rivers, making the location a mesmerizing scenic vista.

The 12-km stretch from Swarg Ashram to Nilkanth Mahadev Temple is also an ideal place for trekkers. The place, other than being known for the holy shrine, is also famus for being a picturesque site and an amazing landmark, surrounded by valleys, mountains, forests and rivers. Neelkanth Mahadev, the name of the temple has been derived from the name of Lord Shiva, which means 'the God with a blue throat'. It is said that Lord Shiva consumed the venom that oozed out during the 'Samudra Manthan', the churning of ocean, which made his throat blue in color. This is why He is known as 'Neelkanth', giving the temple its name.

Mythological tales say that 'Neelkanth Mahadev Temple' is the sacred location where Lord Shiva consumed that venom from ocean. The temple was established to pay regards to him. The temple has an ancient architecture and a beautiful complex, comprising of a one natural spring where devotees take a holy bath before entering the premises of the temple. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses a 'Shiv Lingam', the idol of the presiding deity in a phallic form.

The devotees who pay a visit to 'Nilkanth Mahadev Temple ' make an offering of coconut, flowers, milk, honey, fruits and water to the Lord and get 'Parshad', the holy gift from God, in forms of 'vibhuti' (ashes), 'chandan' (sandal-wood) and other holy things from the shrine. There is a special aura about the temple, which fills devotional hearts with celestial pleasure. This is the reason why it is visited by thousands of devotees every year.


Rishikesh:-

Triveni Ghat: Evening aarti of Goddess Ganga is performed at Triveni Ghat. Triveni is a bathing Ghat where people wash their sins by taking a dip in the holy water of sacred Ganga River. It is believed that the three streams of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati are flowing together underground at this point. Pinda Shradha is also performed at Triveni Ghat.
Bharat Mandir: The Bharat Mandir is the oldest temple of Rishikesh, situated near the Jhanda Chowk. Rishi Rabhya did his penance at this holy spot and the place is devoted to Lord Vishnu. A spectacular sacred Shree Yanthra is placed at the inner canopy of the temple. Bharat Mandir celebrates colourful spring festival called 'Basant Panchami'.

Rishikund: Rishikund literally suggests the sage's pond. It is believed that the waters of the Yamuna drenched this pond on the request of Kubz saint. Shani mandir is also situated at Rishikund.

Laxman Jhula: Lakshman Jhula is on of the main attraction of Rishikesh. It is 450 ft long hanging bridge on the river Ganga which was built in 1939. According to myths and legends Laksman, brother of Lord Rama crossed Ganga River on a jute rope from this point. The 13 storied temple is located near Lakshman Jhula where the idols of several Gods and Goddesses are kept. The bridge gives a magnificent view of the Ganges, greeting you with the cool breeze from the river.

Ram Jhula: Ram Jhoola connects Swargashram with Shivananda Ashram. Several ashrams are located near Ram Jhoola. Ram Jhoola is bigger than Laxman Jhula and even more picturesque.

Geeta Bhawan: Geeta Bhawan is one of the oldest temple complexes situated by the side of Laxman Jhula on the banks of sacred Ganges in Rishikesh. Gita Bhavan is dedicated as a Museum for puranic and mythological awareness for the common public. Building consists of a very large complex comprising discourse halls and over 1000 rooms available free of charge for the stay of devotees. For the convenience of the devotees, simple vegetarian food, kitchen and grocery items and Indian sweets are available at very moderate price.

Neelkanth Mahadev: Thousands of devotees visit Neelkanth Mahadev every month throughout the year. It is situated on the summit of the mountain across the sacred Ganga River. According to mythology this is the place where Lord Shiva drank the venom produced during 'Sagar Manthan' which turned his throat blue and was thus the place was named as Neelkanth. Neelkanth and Mahadev are names of Lord Shiva.

List of Rishikesh Sightseeing and tourist spots in Rishikesh. There are many places to visit see of tourist interest in Rishikesh like: Rishikund, Neelkanth Mahadev, Bharat Mandir, Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhoola, Triveni Ghat, Geeta Bhawan. All of these places are well known tourist spots in Rishikesh Uttarakhand India.