North India Temple Tour - 08 Nights / 09 Days

Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Mathura - Agra – Khajuraho - Varanasi – Delhi

India is a country known for its deeply etched connect with spirituality and temples here are revered more that just the shrines. They are the way of life for many pilgrims who make it a reason to visit these temples for spiritual cleansing and rejuvenation. North India Temple tour begins from Haridwar and trails around the iconic spiritual cities like Rishikesh, Mathura, Orchha, Khajuraho and Varanasi in its spiritual pursuits.

Day 01. Delhi. north india temple

Upon arrival in Delhi, meet Incredible India tour representative for assisted transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02. Delhi - Haridwar

Next morning, begin a half day city tour of Delhi with a visit to Rajghat and Red Fort. After lunch, begin a drive to Haridwar, the Gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. (222 Km/ approx. 06 hrs) Upon reaching here, check in the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03. Haridwar – Rishikesh – Haridwar

Begin the sightseeing tour including a visit to Har–Ki–Pauri, the most popular bathing ghat of Haridwar, inviting hordes of pilgrims every day. It is believed that the ghats here have a footprint on stone, said to be of the Lord Vishnu or Hari. In the noon, drive to Rishikesh (24 km), the spiritual town on the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas and famous for Ganges Ghats. In the evening, drive back to Haridwar for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04. Haridwar - Delhi

Drive back to Delhi and check in the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05. Delhi- Mathura-Agra north india temple tour

In the morning, drive to Mathura (149 Km/ 04 hrs). Mathura is the spiritual village known to have direct association with the life of Lord Krishna. Here only, he was born, spent his childhood and adulthood and the stories associated with this cow-herder is richly woven in the Indian culture and religion through spiritual verses, poetry, dance and bhajans. After the visit to the famous temples, continue the drive to Agra (51 Km/1½ hrs). Overnight in Agra.

Day 06. Agra – Orchha

Early morning, proceed towards Agra's glistening glory, the monument of Taj Mahal before continuing towards the second leg of the North India Temple Tour in Orchha (220 km / 4 hrs). It is a small town with quaint, rugged legacy. The town served as an ancient capital of Bundelkhand and is presently dotted with ruined remnants of 16th-17th century palaces, temples and cenotaphs situated on the banks of the Betwa River. Upon arrival here, check in the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening, take a heritage walk in Orchha's forts, palaces, temples and cenotaphs. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7. Orchha – Khajuraho

After breakfast, check out Orchha for Khajuraho (170 kms / 5 hrs). Upon arrival here, check in the hotel and get ready to witness the world heritage site of Khajuraho temples and their history in the making with the evening light and sound show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8. Khajuraho – Varanasi

In the afternoon, check out Khajuraho and take a flight for Varanasi. Arrive at Varanasi. This is the spiritual capital of India and certainly the must visit destinations during a tour to incredible India. Dotted with temples and holy Ganges Ghats, the city is a devotional center of the country. Upon arrival here, transfer from airport to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09. Varanasi

Varanasi is a revered religious spectacle of India. There are numerous religious rituals happening here from the early morning till the night time that makes this city a great destination for Hindu pilgrimage. Anciently, this was one of the 'Sapta Puris', one of the seven sacred cities according to Hinduism and is the most important place for pilgrim for Hindus. The city, rich in its wealth of temples is known for Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas, Vishwanath Temple. Also, the city hosts the largest university campus in the country, the Banaras Hindu University. Next in the series is an excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist City where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon and started Buddhism.

Day 11. Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, the remaining day free for own activities. In the evening, check out Delhi for scheduled transfer to airport to board the connecting flight for onward destination.

 

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