Spritual Journey of India

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01- Arrive Delhi by international flight

On arrival at Delhi International airport after clearing immigration formalities, you will meet our representative in arrival hall holding paging of your name. He will further assist you to your vehicle and then hotel check-in formalities. (Standard check-in time is 1200 hours)

Post breakfast you will be proceed for half day city tour of Old Delhi. We start the tour from Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk this part of Delhi will take you in Old Mughal era, while walking through old lanes you can see big wooden carved antique doors, big havelis (mansion), narrow lanes and busy bustling life. You must taste lip smacking street food in Old Delhi market area. Then you will visit India’s largest Mosque “Jama Masjid” where at a time 25,000 people can accommodate.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02- Delhi – Haridwar by train train-12017 Departure 06:45 hrs/11:30 hrs
Haridwar- Rishikesh (approx..0.5 hour)

Early morning with packed breakfast you will be transferred to railway station to board the train for Haridwar. Meeting and assistance on arrival at railway station and transfer to Rishikesh.

On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure to relax and enjoy this beautiful place.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03- Rishikesh

Early morning yoga session at hotel.

Later Half-day sightseeing of Rishikesh, which stands for the “Plaits of Sage”, is a place of Ashrams where solace-seeker come to spend their time in the serenity of meditation and godliness. Visit the Shivananda Ashram where discourses in English on Hindu religious texts can be heard. Also, visit the Lakshman Jhoola, a suspension bridge spanning the Ganges river.

Afternoon sightseeing of Haridwar – meaning “Gateway to God”. It is essentially a Hindu pilgrim town with temples, hermitages and Dharamshalas along the banks of the river Ganga also visit Vashist yoga Center and Mansa Devi Temple by cable car

Evening be the witness of Ganga at Rishikesh.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 04- Rishikesh

Early morning yoga session at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel

This day in first half we will arrange a lecture on spirituality of 01 to 1.5 hours. Rest of the day will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 05- Rishikesh- Delhi by train Departure 06:30/ Arrival 11:10hrs

Early morning with packed breakfast you will be transferred to Haridwar railway station.

Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi railway station and transfer hotel. Later proceed half day New Delhi or Lutyens Delhi, beautifully designed by “Sir Edwin Lutyens”, drive pass India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Connaught Place. Later continue the sightseeing visiting, Humayun Tomb, the tomb was built in 1570 and was the first garden tomb made by Humayun’s son Akbar. It is Unesco world heritage site.

Conclude the sightseeing with the visit of “Qutub Minar”, the stunning red stone tower is 72.5 m high with 2.75m in diameter. It is also UNESCO site.

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06- Delhi – Dharamshala by flight AI-9713 Departure 10:55/Arrival 12:40 hrs

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast in time transfer to airport to board the flight for Dharamshala. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Rest of the day will be at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 07- Dharamshala

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast full day sight seeing of Dharamsala. Visit Norbulinga Institute, McLeodganj, Dall Lake, War memorial and Kangra Art Meseum. Overnight at Hotel Surya Resorts, Dharamsala.

Norbulinka Institute : Just four kms from Dharamsala, Norbulinka was established to preserve and teach the ancient Tibetan arts. The shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams tiny water falls make this place look like heaven. Here one can watch the wooden carvings and the tangka paintings, golsithing and embroidery being done. The nunnery close to the institute is a place where women are taught the advanced levels of Buddhist philosophy.

McLeodganj : Originally home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe, McLeodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This mid 19th century place was developed as a British Garrison. The place was developed as an important administrative point for the whole Kangra valley. Today the place has developed as headquarters of the exiled Tibetan Government. The impressive monastery has larger than life size images of Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloketeshwara.

Dall Lake : Surrounded by high and green Deodar trees is the lake, which fills a mountain bowl. Situated 11-kms away from the town, this lake is easily approachable by road and makes an enchanting and serene picnic spot.

Kangra Art Museum : This treasure trove of the Kangra valley’s arts, crafts, and rich past, displays artifacts that date back to the 5th century. The museum also includes a gallery of Kangra’s famous miniature paintings and a representative collection of sculptures, pottery, and anthropological items.

War Memorial : Set amidst the pine groves is a war memorial, built on the entry point of the to Dharamsala to commemorate the post independence war heroes of Himachal Pradesh. A web of narrow paths and landscaped lawns lead towards this monument.

After sightseeing meditation session with Buddhist Monk.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 08- Thursday Dharamshala – Amritsar by surface (approx.. 5 hours

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast drive to Amritsar. On arrival check in at hotel. Relax for some time at the hotel.

Later in the evening visit Golden Temples in the lights, it look more beautiful.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 09- Friday Amritsar

Breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast visit Golden Temple again. Later visit Jaliawala Bagh and local market.

The most sacred of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple, is a major pilgrimage destination for devotees from around the world, as well as, an ever increasing popular tourist attraction. Construction of the Amrit Sarovar (pool of nectar) was initiated by Guru Amar Das, the third Guru, in 1570 and was completed by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru. His successor, Guru Arjan Dev began work on the building after inviting Mian Mir, the Sufi saint, to lay its foundation stone in 1588. Completed three years later, the Harimandar Sahib, or Darbar Sahib, as it is also known, required substantial restoration following its sacking by the 18th century Afghan invader, Ahmad Shah Abdali. It was Maharaja Ranjit Singh who oversaw the gilding of the shrine in the early 19th century, earning it its English moniker. In step with Sikhism’s basic tenet of universal brotherhood and all-inclusive ethos, the Golden Temple is accessed from all directions.

During the sightseeing the guide will give small introduction about Sikkhism.

 Later in the afternoon proceed for Wagha Border visit. The Wagah Border Ceremony is a military practice carried out by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers. The soldiers treat it with absolute seriousness. It begins with a parade by the soldiers from both the sides, ending with a coordinated lowering of the flags of both the nation. As the sun sets, the Iron Gate is opened, with an infantryman standing in attention at both sides of the gate. The flags of India and Pakistan are lowered simultaneously and then folded. The ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers of both the sides followed by the closing of the gate. Evening return to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10- Amritsar –Delhi by flight-AI-454 Departure 06:50/Arrival 07:55 hrs //Delhi –Varanasi by flight UK- 631 Departure 1045 / Arrival 12:10 hrs

Early morning with packed breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi

Airport connect flight for Varanasi.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Varanasi is one of the oldest Hindu city also known as Kashi. People come here from all over the India to take a holy dip and wash away their sins. People wish to die here and getting rid of from the cycle of life and death. City is also famous for fine Banarasi Silk, beetle leaf and Banasras Hindu University.

Evening have a meditation session at the ghat. Later enjoy boat ride with Ganga aarti (Hindu ritual).

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 11- Varanasi

Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel for boat ride and ghat visit.

Boat Ride covers :Starts from Assi Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat and finish at Dashaswemedh Ghat.

Best time to start morning boat ride in Varanasi

It depends on the season. 5.15 am is the best time for summers and 6 am for winters.

After boat ride enjoy 45 minutes walking tour through narrow lanes of Old Kashi popularly known as Banaras or Varanasi. Walk in a five feet wide alley which used to be widest road of Varanasi in the ancient time is our walk 5. Walking in the oldest markets, narrow and puzzled alleys of Varanasi will take you to an entirely different world. Seeing a 400-year-old saree market, the spice and grains market, a magnificent mosque built by the Mughals along the river and the temple of Lord Kaal Bhairao , known as the Kotwal or the Police Chief of Varanasi will give you a real sense of the old city “Kashi” .

Later return to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast after some rest proceed to visit Sarnath. It is the place where Budha came after achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Later he gave his first famous sermon at deer park here. In the 3rd Century BC Emperor Ashoka constructed magnificent stupa and monasteries here.

Evening return to hotel. Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12- Varanasi

Breakfast at hotel

This day will be at leisure to pursue independent activities in this ancient city or to meditate and relax.

The guests are free to explore the city on their own.

(No services envisaged on this day)

Day 13- Varanasi –Delhi by flight 6E-2025 Departure 08:10/09:40 hrs

Early morning breakfast at hotel

Post breakfast in time transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Later visit Akshardham Temple.

(Closed on Monday)

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom an d bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

The Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and thousands of BAPS volunteers. Heralded by the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple, the complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005.

After visiting Akshardham temple, guests will be transferred to airport hotel for dinner and wash and change. (2 room for wash & change room will be provided).

Post dinner in time transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

End of the tour