Private Day Trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh from Delhi

An ideal day trip for travelers to Delhi who are short on time but want to see the foothills of the Himalaya and the holy River Ganges. You’ll be taken by private car to the two holy towns, full of temples, and learn about their history and importance in Hinduism from your local guide.
• Hotel transfers are included
• Receive personalized service on a private tour
• A hassle-free trip for travelers in India for a short time
• Private transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

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15 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • 1 bottle Mineral Water per person
    • Private transport by comfortable A/C Car
    • Driver cum Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch and Dinner
  • You will be picked up from your Delhi hotel at 6am and begin the drive to Haridwar. On the way we can stop for breakfast in nice restaurant. After breakfast you proceed to Haridwar, you will be visiting the following attractions: Har Ki Pauri is a famous bathing ghat on the banks of the River Ganges. Har means God (Shiva) and Pouri means Footprint. It is believed that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu visited this place in ancient times. Here one can see the footprints of Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. Har ki Pauri is also a main location for holy bath during Kumbh Mela. Ganga Arthi is performed at Har-ki-Pauri during morning/sunrise and evening/sunset. It is one of the famous rituals in India. It starts after sunset, with great crowds gathered in the region of both the banks of a canal which carries the waters of Ganges. This ceremony is dedicated to River Ganga which is constantly providing life in the form of her water to people. Ganga Arthi uses fire as an offering. Mansa Devi Temple is one of the oldest holy places in Haridwar. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Shivalik Hills. The temple holds the holy abode of Mansa, who is said to have  emerged from the mind of the sage, Kashyap, in the form of 'shakthi.' Mansa is regarded as the sister of the holy serpent Vasuki. Mansa means 'wish' and it is believed that the goddess fulfills all the wishes of a sincere devotee. Hence, no devotee turns out without visiting this temple. Devotees who want their wishes to be fulfilled by Goddess Mansa tie threads to the branches of a tree located here. Once their wishes are fulfilled, people come back to the temple to untie the thread from the tree. In the afternoon is a transfer to restaurant for lunch (at your own expense). After lunch, we proceed to Rishikesh. On arrival there, we visit ashrams and Lakshman Jhula. Lakshman Jhula is a 450 ft long cantilever  bridge on the river Ganges. Lakshman Jhula, which was once a jute rope bridge, was reconstructed by Rai Bahadur Sherprashad Tulshan and was opened to traffic in 1930. This bridge gives you a very attractive scenic view of Rishikesh. View of the 13 story Trayambakeswar temple also called Tera Manzil, which is located at the other end of the Lakshman Jhula. It is a treat to your eyes and gives you a serene feeling. Lakshman Temple and Sachha Akhileswar Mahadev Temple are also one of the major attractions around Lakshman Jhula. In the market, you can buy precious stones, religious items, paintings and statues of almost every deity in the Hindu pantheon. In the evening, around 7pm, we proceed with our return to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi (approx 10pm), we drop you off at your hotel.
  • Departure Point :
    Delhi City Hotels.
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years.
    • Comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Essence India Tourism

Activity ID: V-48737P40

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