Uttar Pradesh has been beckoning the spiritual seekers since time immortal. The great beauty of the Himalayan foot hill, sacred river bed of the Ganges and the great knowledge of Ayurveda are all that make the great tour in Uttar Pradesh a memorable journey towards enlightenment.
A tour package to the ever charming Uttar Pradesh surely gives you a chance to meet the ancient heritage of India along with the beauty of the nature mixing some more colour into it.
Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destinations: Mathura – Vrindavan – Haridwar – Rishikesh
Mathura – Vrindavan
Mathura is at a distance of around 50 km from Agra and is extremely sacred for the Hindus. It is considered to be the birth place of Lord Krishna.
After checking in at your hotel, move out to explore the religious attractions of the place. Visit the Shree Krishna Janambhoomi, a place considered as the actual spot where Lord Krishna was born and the Rangbhoomi where the god killed Kansa.
Vrindavan is at a distance of around 10 km from Mathura and is the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. The place is a storehouse of temples with as many as 4000 of them spread over an area of 10 km. Return to Mathura and stay overnight.
Today, in the morning leave for Haridwar, yet another sacred Hindu pilgrimage city. Haridwar is believed to be blessed by trinity of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. The name Haridwar traces its origin to Har (the deity of Kedarnath) and Hari (the deity of Badrinath). Dwar means gate. Hence, Haridwar means the gateway to the shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Check in at your hotel that is situated on the banks of river Ganges. Visit the Gangadwara temple and the the Daksheswara temple. The latter temple is believed to be the same place which Daksha performed his yagna but did not invite Shiva, husband of his daughter Sati. Listen to the complete story as you go around the temple.
In the evening, participate in the aarti ceremony at the Hari ki Pauri, one of the most sacred ghats in India. Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Haridwar.
Haridwar – Rishikesh
Rishikesh is just an hours drive from Haridwar. So, today you will pay a visit to this place which is considered the starting point for the journey of the Char Dham – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Stay overnight in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is also known for its yoga and meditation classes. So, today you will enroll for yoga and meditation classes in an ashram of Rishikesh and take early morning classes. Yoga and meditation sessions have a tremendous positive effect on your physical and mental health. After the session, you will feel relaxed and refreshing energy in your body will replace any form of weariness.
The day is free for you to roam around the city and explore its small attractions on your own. Post tea time, be a part of the yoga and meditation session again. Stay overnight in Rishikesh.