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Kumbh Mela Haridwar

Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Route: Delhi - Haridwar - Delhi

Tour Description:

The world’s largest commemoration of religious pilgrims, the Kumbh Mela takes place in the holy city of Haridwar in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April). People come to clean their souls be taking a holy drop in the sacred waters of the Ganges. Evening aarti gives peace to mind. Brahmakund (Har ki Pauri) is one of the sacred Ghats in India.

We will visit Rishikesh and go to Laxman Jhula – a hanging bridge on the river Ganga. We will also visit to Bharat temple, the oldest temple in Rishikesh. We finish the tour by visiting India Gate, Birla Temple, Qutub Minar etc. in Delhi.

Itinerary

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi - Haridwar (By superfast air-conditioned train Dep. 06:50 hrs Arrive. 11:25 hrs)

Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Haridwar. Breakfast in the train, Arrive Haridwar , meet assist at railway station and transfer to hotel. Later proceed to visit local sightseeing of Haridwar - visit various temples including Pareshwar Mahadev Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple and Mansa Devi Temple. Evening visit Har-ki-Pauri (the footstep of God)- one of the most sacred ghats in India. People say that this ghat was built by Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is also known as Brahmakund. Later witness Aarti of the Holy River Ganges. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony in which deeyas (the oil lamps) are offered to God. Aarti can be done to a deity in the temple or it can be done to a saint. It is performed to God, in any manifestation, any form, by any name. The essence of the aarti ceremony is a time when we say ""thank you,"" and we offer the light of our thanks, the light of our love and the light of our devotion. We realize that the small deeya is nothing compared to the divine light which shines on us all day. Night stay in Haridwar.

Day 03 / Haridwar

After breakfast, briefing about Kumbh Mela & holy town Haridwar Mythology. Later visit Kumbh mela and visit Shahi Snan ( Shahi bath - holy bath on river ganges ). Kumbh(Pot) Mela(Fair) is that pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each of the four locations in India. Attended by millions of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world. Since the beginning of time Kumbh has been a centre of Hindu culture & faith. The participants from all the walks of life attend this cosmic zone. Irrespective of all worldly barriers of caste, creed, region, the Kumbh Mela has wielded a mesmeric influence over the minds and the imagination of the ordinary Indian.

The Kumbh Mela is known for the largest religious gathering in the world. According to astrologers, the 'Kumbh Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. Afternoon visit Rishikesh sightseeing covering Laxman Jhula- a hanging bridge on the river Ganga is one of the most famous spot in Rishikesh. According to Indian mythology, Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama crossed the Ganga with the help of hanging bridge made of Jute. The bridge offers a scenic view of the river Ganga as it tumbles down to Haridwar. Also visit Bharat Mandir - the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Ram. Night stay in Haridwar.

Day 04 / Haridwar - Delhi (By superfast air-conditioned train Dep. 06:22 hrs Arrival. 11:15 hrs)

Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Delhi. Breakfast in the train, Arrive Delhi, meet assist at railway station and transfer to hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 05 / Delhi - Departure

Transfer to airport to board the flight back to your home.

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