Seize this wonderful opportunity to visit some of the most scenic and highly revered places in India - Haridwar, Auli, Rishikesh and Joshimath. All these destinations are blessed with natural beauty and renowned attractions, attracting a lot of devotees and travelers every year.
Haridwar is a spiritual delight, Rishikesh is essentially visited for its ancient temples and ashrams; Auli is a major skiing destination and Joshimath is popular for its Bhavishya Badri shrine. Other than this, you may also opt for trekking, rafting, mountaineering, rock climbing and other amazing activities in Rishikesh.
Begin your drive from Delhi to Haridwar. On arrival, check in at your hotel. One of the holiest places for Hindus, Haridwar is largely visited by devotees of Lord Shiva and River Goddess Ganga. The venue of Magh Mela and world-renowned Kumbh Mela, Haridwar is a spiritual and religious treat. In the evening, visit the largest of the sacred bathing ghats of Haridwar: Har-ki-Pauri to attend the spectacular Ganga Aarti, a sight that you will remember all your life.
Stay overnight at your hotel.
Post breakfast, leave for Joshimath. On the way, halt at Devprayag (one of the Panch Prayag of River Alaknanda where it meets with River Bhagirathi), Rudraprayag (the meeting point of River Alaknanda and River Mandakini) and Karnprayag (the confluence of Rivers Alaknanda and Pindar). Arrive Joshimath and check in at the hotel. If time and energy permits, explore the surroundings on your own. The gateway to Hem Kund and Badrinath, Joshimath receives a huge number of Sikh and Hindu pilgrims between May and October. It is also the base for a number of popular treks such as Kuari Pass Trek and Valley of Flower trek.
Overnight stay at your hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Auli, at an altitude range of 2500m to 2050m. Auli is one of premier Skiing Resorts in India. Or, take the 3.9km cable car ride – the longest one in Asia, which takes you to a scenic ski resort. On the way, enjoy mesmerizing views of the surroundings. On arrival check in at your hotel. Later, enjoy skiing on the slopes of Auli with the assistance of the resort's instructors.
Overnight stay at one of the resorts in Auli.
After breakfast, go skiing at Auli, on a full board basis. Skiing equipment will be made available to you. If you are a beginner, you are going to get full assistance. The ski slopes offer a panoramic view of high Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, 7818m. A 500m long ski-lift and an 800m long chair-lift connect the upper and lower snow slopes of Auli.
You can visit Gurso Bugyal, to enjoy magnificent views of Trishul Peak, Dron Parvat and Nanda Devi. Nearby lies Chattrakund, a pristine lake that is known for its crystal clear blue waters. It is also an ideal picnic spot in the midst of nature. You could also visit the Auli Artificial Lake - one of the highest man-made lakes in the world. Surrounded by mighty peaks of Himalayas, the lake was developed by the government to produce artificial snow.
Overnight stay in Auli.
Today, you visit the popular religious sites of the area - Narsingh Temple and Shankracharaya Math. Later in the day, hit the road to Rishikesh - the yoga capital of the World, which is home to several Ashrams. Arrive and check into your hotel. Rishikesh became world famous when the Beatles came here to visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram. Explore the surroundings on your own. Rishikesh is just 24km from Haridwar known for its ashrams, yoga and meditation opportunities and also popular as a river rafting destination.
After breakfast enjoy sightseeing of Rishikesh including Ram Jhula - a popular landmark erected in 1986. This iron suspension bridge over River Ganges is at Muni kiReti; Laxman Jhula - another iron bridge over the Ganges, is 450 feet in length; Triveni Ghat- the confluence of holy Rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, which is also a revered bathing spot; Parmarth Niketan Ashram - founded in 1942 by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj, on the banks of the Ganges; Sivananda Ashram - another popular ashram offering Yoga and Meditation along with propounding a simple way of life; and Gita Kutir Tapovan Ashram, founded in 1974 by Sri Gita Nandji Maharaj. The ashram works for social welfare of saints, yogis and monks. Then start driving to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to the airport / railway station for your onward journey.
Package Price: From Rs. 27,300 per person on double sharing.
Validity: Till 30th September 2023
|Haridwar||Ambrosia Sarovar Portico||1||Breakfast|
|Joshimath||The Tattva Hotel||1||Breakfast|
|Auli||Hotel Mount View Annexy||2||Breakfast|
|Rishikesh||Ellbee Ganga View||1||Breakfast|
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