Itinerary: Northern Temple Spiritual Pilgrimage - October 29-November 07: 2024 - AND Inclusions and Exclusions

Northern Temple Spiritual Pilgrimage - October 29-November 07: 2024

NB: Scheduling is subject to change

Day 01: 29th October (Tuesday): Delhi

  • For those who have not taken part in the Rajasthan Tour – Arrive Delhi
  • Overnight at the hotel in Delhi THE CLARIDGES (check-in time 2:00pm)

Day 02: 30th October (Wednesday): Delhi to Haridwar

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Transfer to Delhi Domestic terminal for flight to Dehradun
  • Hotel: TAJ Pilibhit (check-in time 2:00pm)
  • Lunch at hotel (not part of package-direct payment to hotel)
  • Depart hotel at 4:30pm for Aarti at Har ki Pauri
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 03: 31st October (Thursday): Haridwar: DIWALI

  • Meditation & Yoga at the hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 9:00am – Mansa Devi Temple visit
  • Bilkeshwar Temple and Gauri Kund
  • Afternoon relaxation
  • Evening visit to Sureshwari Temple
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 04: 1st November (Friday): Haridwar

  • Meditation & Yoga at the hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Vindhyavasini Devi Temple located in Rajaji National Park
  • Afternoon relaxation at the hotel
  • Late afternoon – visit Khankal Temples and take a walk, visit Ashram of Ananda Mayee Maa’s Ashram, and some other temples
  • Dinner at the hotel 

Day 05: 2nd November (Saturday): Haridwar/Rishikesh

  • Meditation & Yoga at the hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Neeleshwar Mahadev Temple visit
  • Afternoon – visit Dakshin Temple
  • Drive to Rishikesh
  • Check-in to Terrakkota Hotel - Rishikesh
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 06: 03rd November (Sunday) Rishikesh

  • This morning, we will go and witness morning Ganga Aarti.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Afternoon drive to Luxman Jhula and cross river by boat then walk to Janki Jhula – visit Geeta Ashram, Parmeth Niketan Ashram and then on to Triveni Ghat OR if boat ride is closed we will drive to Ram Jhula and walk to Janki Jhula and drive to Trivani Ghat
  • At Triveni Ghat we will witness Aarti ceremony – on banks of River Ganges
  • Dinner at hotel 
  • Meditation & Yoga will most likely not happen this day due to scheduling

Day 07: 04th November (Monday): Rishikesh

  • Excursion to Kunjapuri – for spectacular sunrise view
  • Depart at 05:00hrs with packed breakfast
  • Today, we will drive 55 kms/about 1/1.5 hrs to Kunjapuri.
  • The climb is 300 stairs to the temple
  • Return to hotel for rest of the day at leisure
  • Dinner at hotel
  • If time allows we might look to have Meditation & Yoga practice in the evening.

Day 08: 05th November (Tuesday): Rishikesh

  • Meditation & Yoga at the hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Vashistha Cave
  • Dip in the Ganga   
  • Return to hotel for afternoon of leisure

Day 09: 06th November (Wednesday) Rishikesh/Delhi

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leisurely morning
  • Around lunchtime make our way to Dehradun airport for flight to Delhi
  • On arrival – rest of day at leisure

Day 10: 07th November (Thursday) Depart Delhi

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guests depart for transfer for onward travel

 

Hotel Envisaged and meal inclusions:
Delhi: The Claridges: Cabana Room:  01 nights - Breakfast
Haridwar: TAJ Pilibhit: 03 nights - Breakfast + Dinner
Rishikesh: Terrakotta Rishikesh: 04 nights - Breakfast + Dinner
Delhi: The Claridges: Cabana Room: 01 night -Breakfast

Accommodation options:

Single: - Single room availability limited

Twin Share: Our preference is that you have someone to twin share with for the tour – and that you state this at time of booking. However, if you are wanting to attend the tour and single accommodation options are exhausted – we will look to match you with someone else for the tour – there will be very strict guidelines with regards to matching guests – to be discussed at time of enquiry.

Double Option: Options available for partners or couples wanting to share a bed.

Inclusions:

- Accommodation on TWIN/DOUBLE sharing basis as per the itinerary and as per your purchased package, in hotels mentioned or similar for 9 nights.
- Meal Plan: as specified against each hotel above
- Transport services using air-conditioned VEHICLES
- One time entrance fee to monuments/temples/parks as per the program except – NO DONATIONS at the TEMPLES are included
- Activities part of the itinerary: - Witness Aarti Ceremony in Haridwar, and Witness Aarti Ceremony in Rishikesh
- All currently applicable taxes.

Exclusions:

- Airport transfers
- Flights from Delhi to Dehradun, and Dehradun to Delhi
All lunches, morning and afternoon teas & Dinners in Delhi
- Any services other than the ones mentioned above – for example extra services at hotel such as laundry, spa treatments AND any extra charges made by the guest to the room
- Any airfares - Domestic and International
 Visa charges, airport taxes, table drinks, telephone calls, camera fees, Ayurvedic massages or treatments, laundry etc or any other items of personal nature.
- Any other expense/changes due to unforeseen circumstances while in India..
- Any other thing not mentioned in programme
- Temple offerings to Priests, Gods/Goddesses, or offerings to Deities in the temples - for example flowers or garlands
- Tips to drivers and guides
- Any services other than the ones mentioned above.
- Travel Insurance.