TOUR NO-12F : HARIDWAR-RISHIKESH-DEHRADUN-MUSSOORIE (5D/4N)

HARIDWAR

Haridwar in Uttarakhand located in the foothills of Shivalik range, is know as the gateway to the four Hindu Dham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri). Haridwar literally means Gate way to God. The town exudes a devotional flavour from to numbers Ashrams, Akhadas and Ghat. The Ghats acquire a unique charm in the evening with countless diyas floating in the waters of Ganges. According to legend the forefathers of king Bhagirath were reduced to ashes due to sage Kapil's anger. So, king Bhagirath did severe penance and made Ganga descend from the heaven for the salvation of his forefathers. It is believed that if one bath in its sacred waters, he is relieved of all sins and achieves supreme salvation. Haridwar also has many reputed learning centres for science art and culture. Haridwar is known for the Kumbh Mela (held once in 12 years) and Ardhkumbh Mela (held once in 6 years). Millions of devotees, take a dip in the holiest of Hindu rivers at this time, to attain salvation. Mythology has it that a few drops of the nectar (Amrit) churned from the oceans fell at four places (Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik) where the Kumbh is held. Haridwar is the provision for Yoga and Ayurveda treatments. Haridwar is a famous city on the international map as far as herbal treatment and Ayurvedic regimes are concerned.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN HARIDWAR

HAR KI-PAURI

Har Ki- Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges and the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Har ki-pauri also known as Brahm Kund, this ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari who often meditated on the banks of river Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed a ghat in his name which later came to be known as Har ki-pauri. History records an imprint of Lord Vishnu's foot on one of the stones present on the ghat, which is indicative of the name. The performance of aarti (River worship) here early morning and evening every day is a highly enchanting and divine experience. Here every six years Ardhkumb and every twelve years a full kumbh's festival takes place.

RISHIKESH

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the banks of the river Ganga, located at an altitude of 365 mts above sea level. Rishikesh literally means Lord of the Senses, stands for Lord Vishnu. Sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. The popular belief of Hindu devotees is that performing austerities in this holy town and offering prayers in the holy temples brings the much needed attainment of 'Mukthi', the salvation. The city is a hub of many ancient and new temples, attracting thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. This is the base for pilgrimages to places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri (Source of river Yamuna) and Gangotri (Source of river Ganga). Rishikesh is divided into two main areas - the crowded, unattractive downtown area (Rishikesh town), where you'll find the bus and train stations as well as the Triveni Ghat (a popular and auspicious bathing ghat and place of prayer on the Ganges); and the riverside communities 2km upstream around Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula, where most of the accommodation, ashrams, restaurants and travellers are ensconced. Rishkesh is renowned for numerous Yoga centers, and perfectly termed as the World Capital of Yoga, offering training of Yoga and many other spiritual activities. Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN RISHIKESH

LAXMAN JHOOLA

Laxman Jhoola, a very long of about 450 ft Iron Bridge suspended over the mighty Ganges River, is constructed in the year 1939, situated in Rishikesh. The story behind this bridge is legendary, related to the crossing of the Ganges River on the Jute ropes by the epic character Laxmana and it is believed that the bridge is built at the same place. Many temples and ashrams around ends of the bridge attract visitors.

RAM JHOOLA

Ram Jhoola is an iron suspension bridge situated at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh and is built over river Ganges. It is a connecting bridge between Swargadham, Gita Bhawan and other temples. Though similar in design, this bridge is bigger than its sibling bridge, Lakshman Jhoola. This bridge constructed above 59 feet from summer water level. Spanning on an area of 450 feet, it was built in the year 1986 and is a popular landmark in Rishikesh.

GEETA BHAVAN

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. Ashram is neighbored by the banks of the Holy river Ganges, amidst the Himalayan Mountain at Rishikesh.

DEHRADUN

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand, lies in the Dun valley at an altitude of 640 meters above sea level. Dehradun is bounded by lesser Himalayan foot hills to the north-east; the shivalik hills to the south-west; the Yamna River to the north-west and the Ganges River to the south-east. The name Dehradun is a collection of two words ‘Dera’ meaning Camp and ‘Dun’ meaning Valley. It is believed that Lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana, the demon king. Legend has it that Guru Dronacharya considered it a place fit for meditation & worship. So, the valley of Doon was called Drona Ashram which means, ‘The Abode of Drona’. The Headquarters of many National Institutions are located in the city of Dehradun –Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Survey of India, Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) etc. Dehradun is a major educational centre, boasting of premier educational Institutes such as the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Indian Military Academy (IMA), a host of public schools and colleges.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN DEHRADUN

ROBBERS CAVE

Famous as 'Guchu Pani' among the locals; the Robbers Cave is an excellent picnic spot located at a distance of 8 km from Dehradun. At this place, one can witness a strange phenomenon of nature - a stream of water gushes underground and quite mysteriously, re-appears a few meters away. A secluded place surrounded by hills; this is an ideal place for picnic.

SHAKYA CENTRE

Shakya centre located at a distance of 12 km from Dehradun, lies the famous Tibetan Gompa (temple) known as the 'Shakya Centre'. Embellished with frescos; this Buddhist monastery poses a beautiful sight. There is also a center of Tibetan medicine next to the Gompa. A small settlement of Tibetan people now resides at this place. The serene atmosphere and monks, with their genteel aura, lends this place its unique charm.

SAHASTRADHARA

Located around 14 km from the city centre, the cold sulphur spring of Sahastradhara is believed to have healing powers. People visit the place to bath in the therapeutic waters of the spring and the dripping caves nearby, to get rid of diseases like polio. Many people also bathe here for fun. With its picturesque surroundings and a 9-meter high waterfall, the place also serves as an ideal picnic spot.

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Forest Research Institute Established by the British in 1906, the institute constantly strives towards the preservation of the various species of India's forest wealth and is one of the best institutes in the world on the science of forestry. The six museums located within its premise house diverse specimens of Indian flora and fauna. Apart from its educational significance, this institution houses an exceptional structural beauty. The Forest Research Institute is stretch over a vast expansion of 4.5 square kilometer of lustrous greenery and it shows an imposing structure with Colonial and Greco-Roman styles of architecture. The Institution also holds the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy and the head office of the Indian Council of Forestry Research. All forest officers are trained over here.


MUSSOORIE

Mussoorie known as the ‘Queen of hills’, is one of the most popular summer destination in Uttarakhand. Mussoorie situated at an altitude of 2006 mts is a fascinating hill resort famous for its scenic beauty. The Hill station of Mussoorie owes its credit to the British army officer named Captain Young. History of Mussoorie way backs to 1825 with its construction as a shooting lodge after the British military officer Captain Young and Mr. Shore, the resident superintendent of Revenues at Dehradun explored the areas surrounding Dehradun. Sooner with time, Mussoorie became a popular holiday resort and a hill station owing to its natural beauty and biological diversity. The name "Mussoorie" is said to be derived from the term 'mansoor', a shrub found abundantly in the area. Mussoorie is a major educational centre, boasting of premier educational Institutes such as the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the premier training institute for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) and other civil services, a host of public schools and colleges. Mussoorie serves as the gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri, much popular Hindu shrines in north India.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN MUSSOORIE

MUSSOORIE LAKE

Mussoorie Lake is a famous picnic spot, this place is famous for its pedal-boating facilities. The lake offers enchanting view of Doon valley and the nearby villages. Mussoorie Lake is situated on the Dehradun road, at a distance of 6 K M from Mussoorie.

GUN HIL AND ROPEWAY

Gun Hill, the second highest peak<2024 metre> of Mussoorie. The major attraction of this place is the 400 metre Ropeway connecting the Mall to the Gun Hill. Riding the ropeway is quite an exciting experience. Gun hill offers beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. During the colonial era, a gun was placed atop the hill and fired exactly at mid-day to announce the time. Thus, the place derived its name as ‘Gun Hill’

MALL ROAD

The activity center of Mussoorie, the 2 K M mall Road is starts at kulri Bazar on one side and it terminates at the Gandhi chowk. This Road is the hub of tourists, it is the center place and the most developed. There are a Number of emporiums, showrooms, Hotels and restaurant here The Mall road in Mussoorie is considered as the lifeline of the city. The Methodist church is situated On the Mall and is around 100 years.

KEMPTY WATER FALL

Kempty water Falls is 14 Kms away from Mussoorie on Chakrata Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. Bath at the foot of the fall is refreshing and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. Kempty Falls was developed as a tourist destination by a British officer John Mekinan in 1835. The Kempty Waterfalls can be visited round the year except in Rainy season.

VAN CHETNA KENDRA

Van Chetna Kendra is a popular picnic spot, Covered with a thicket undulating pine trees and varicolored shrubs. It is located at a distance of about 3 K M from Mussoorie, on the Tehri Road (By pass). Thus, it is easily accessible from Mussoorie by a vehicle or even a foot. The place is also popular for exotic wildlife delights like Ghurar, Kankar and Himalayan peocock.


HARIDWAR-RISHIKESH-DEHRADUN-MUSSOORIE (5D/4N)

DAY 1: Arrival at Delhi Airport/Railway Station. Pick up and Transfer to Haridwar (200 Kms/6 Hrs). Haridwar literally means Gate way to God. The town exudes a devotional flavour from to numbers Ashrams, Akhadas and Ghat. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

DAY 2: After breakfast drive to Rishikesh (25 Kms/1 Hrs). Visit Laxman Jhoola, Ram Jhoola and Geeta Bhavan. Later return to Haridwar. Afternoon have a Holy dip at Ganges Har-Ki-Pauri. It is believed that if one bath in its sacred waters, he is relieved of all sins and achieves supreme salvation. Here every six years Ardhkumb and every twelve years a full kumbh's festival takes place. Evening view the holy Ganges Aarti. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

DAY 3: After Breakfast drive to Mussoorie (100 Kms/3 Hrs). Enroute visit Dehradun. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand, lies in the Dun valley at an altitude of 640 meters above sea level. Visit Robbers Cave, Shakya centre, Sahastradhara and Forest Research Institute. Overnight Stay at Mussoorie.

DAY 4: After Breakfast Sightseeing of Mussoorie. Mussoorie known as the 'Queen of hills', is one of the most popular summer destination in Uttarakhand. Enjoy the nature beauty of Mussoorie. Visit Gun hill and Ropeway, Kempty Water fall, Van Chetna Kendra, Mussoorie Lake, enjoy evening Walk in Mall Road and shoppng. Overnight Stay at Mussoorie.

DAY 5: After breakfast drive to Delhi (270 Kms/7 Hrs).Afternoon Arrival at Delhi and Transfer to Delhi Airport/Railway Station. Tour End


HARIDWAR-RISHIKESH-DEHRADUN-MUSSOORIE (5D/4N)

ADULT (ABOVE 11 Years ) : 000/- per person
CHILDREN (5-11 Years ) : 000/- per person
CHILDREN (Below 5 Years ) : FREE

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:
  • All sightseeing & Transfer by A/c Vehicle as per the Itinerary
  • A/C Room Accommodation on Triple Sharing / Family Basis
  • All sightseeing entry fee and Delhi Metro Rail Ride
  • English-Malayalam speaking tour Manager as per the Sightseeing Itinerary
  • All Taxes, Parking charges and Driver Bata.

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES:
  • Air-Rail Ticket, Food, Portage and Laundry
  • Camel Ride, Horse Ride, Boat Ride, Ropeway charges at Mussoorie & Manasa Devi Temple
  • Anything  that is not mentioned above in the Includes

* Package Cost Valid for Minimum 27 Persons




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