North India with Puttaparthi Tour

Places to Visit  :  Delhi –– Rishikesh – Haridwar -  Amritsar – Mumbai – Bangalore – Puttaparthi – Bangalore – Delhi

Duration of Tour Package  :   14 Nights | 15 Days

Day 01| Arrival at Delhi |

Afternoon/evening arrive at Delhi International airport. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02 | Delhi |–Cycle Rickshaw Ride at Old Delhi Markets

Breakfast at hotel. Morning start sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi City. Start from old Delhi monuments.

Raj Ghat–is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and a memorial was placed here. People come here to pay homage to Father of Nation. Foreign ministers, dignitaries, Indian ministers, guests, tourists and local all come here to pay respect to the man who believed in non-violence and helped India gain its independence.

Red Fort– Red Fort which is also known as Lal Qila was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. This monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal Court, constructed during the 17th century. Lal Qila was once the residential area of the Imperial Family of India. It was the capital of the Mughal rulers until 1857. (Visit from outside)

Jama Masjid– The stunning Jama Masjid mosque is the largest in India and the final architectural magnum opus of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Construction of the mosque began in 1644, but it wasn't completed until 1658. 

Here you will enjoy a Cycle Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk market. This is one of famous Old Delhi’s market. The pleasure associated with the rickshaw ride here is ultimate. The rickshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes, offering you a different experience all together.

Qutub Minar– Qutub Minar is one of the tallest individual towers in the world, measuring about 234 ft in height. The construction work of Qutub Minar was commissioned by the ruler of Slave Dynasty, Qutubuddin-Aibak in 1199, which was later completed by his descendant Shams-ud-din-Iltutmish.

Lotus Temple– Lotus Temple is one of the most incredible architectures of the Bahai faith. The temple has been constructed to resemble a lotus flower and made of marble. (Close on Monday).

Gandhi Smriti- This poignant memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is in Birla House, where he was shot dead on the grounds by a Hindu zealot on 30 January 1948, after campaigning against intercommunal violence. The house itself is where Gandhi spent his last 144 days. The exhibits include rooms preserved just as Gandhi left them, a detailed account of his life and last 24 hours, and vivid miniature dioramas depicting scenes from his life (Close on Monday).

India Gate– India Gate is situated on the Raj Path and was commissioned by Sir Edwin Lutyens for paying reverence to the Indian Soldiers, who died during the First World War. The huge walls of India Gate reveal more than 90,000 names of the soldiers who lost their lives during the war.

President’s House– Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India, which is situated towards the west end of the Rajpath. It is a blend of both Mughal and European architectural styles with a copper dome and around 340 bedecked rooms.

Evening free to visit local markets/bazaar for shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 03 | Delhi - Rishikesh (250 Kms/ 5-6 hrs) |

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Rishikesh. “Rishikesh”– The 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Rishikesh located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India, it is known as “The Gateway to the Himalayas”.

On arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh.

Day 04 | Rishikesh |

Breakfast at hotel. Today visit Lakshman Jhula– Lakshman Jhula, which was built in 1939, is a suspension bridge, which is 450 ft long. In early 1889, this Jhula was a hanging jute bridge, which was later rebuilt into suspended iron bridge.

Ram Jhula– Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge situated at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh. Built in the 1986, over river Ganges to cross the river. 

In the evening visit Ashram Parmarth Niketan– The famous holy Ashram “Ashram Parmarth Niketan” who is located at corner of holy river Ganga. Ashram is famous for Yoga & Mediation. Join evening Aarti of river Ganga at bank of river Ganges. Later return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh.

Day 05 | Rishikesh - Haridwar (20 kms /30 minutes ) |

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Haridwar.  “Haridwar”– This is an ancient holy city of Hindus. The River Ganga, after flowing for 253 kilometres (157 mi) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.

On arrival at Haridwar visit Mansa Devi Temple– Which is located at a distance of 2.5 km from the main township of Haridwar. Located atop the Bilwa Parvat on Shivalik Hills, Mansa Devi is one of the most visited temples in North India.

Har Ki Pauri– One of the most famous places in Haridwar, is believed to be the exit point of River Ganges from the mountains and entry into the plains. According to another legend, it is believed that at this place, two great Hindu Gods; Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu appeared during the Vedic era. Since then the place is considered to be sacred.

Overnight stay at hotel in Haridwar.

Day 06 | Haridwar – Amritsar (by train) |

Breakfast at hotel and take train to Amritsar. Overnight stay at hotel in Amritsar.

Day 07 | Amritsar  |

Breakfast at hotel.  Morning start sightseeing tour of  Amritsar City

Golden Temple– It’s also called Sri Harmandir Sahib. It was built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan, in the 15th Century. In 1604 Guru Arjun completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and installed it in the Gurdwara.

Jallianwala Bagh– It is a public garden and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces of peaceful celebrators on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919 in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Colonial British Raj sources identified 379 fatalities and estimated about 1100 wounded. Civil Surgeon Dr. Smith indicated that there were 1,526 casualties the true figures of fatalities are unknown, but are likely to be many times higher than the official figure of 379.

Wagah Border,– India-Pakistan border at Wagah, where one can view the lively brotherhood between the Indians & the Pakistanis. On every sunset time the parade takes place between the soldiers of India & Pakistan. It is a stunning moment to see the soldiers in such a great enthusiasm & respect to each other countries. Overnight at hotel in Amritsar.

Day 08| Amritsar  – Mumbai (By flight) |

Breakfast at hotel and drop at Amritsar airport to board on flight to Mumbai. On arrival pick up from Mumbai  airport & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 09 | Mumbai |

Breakfast at hotel. Morning start sightseeing tour of Mumbai city.

Visit Prince of Wales Museum– Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the premier art and history museums in India. Inside the museum there are lots of collections of heritage things.    

The Gateway of India– The majestic Gateway of India is a glorious historical memorial built during British rule. This magnificent monument has been built in Indo-Sarcenic style to commemorate the visit King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. Gateway of India is one of the finest example of colonial architectural heritage in India.

Mani Bhavan– Mani Bhavan is a veritable memoir of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. Also known as Gandhi Museum, Mani Bhavan served as the residence of the great freedom fighter of India between 1917 and 1934.

Dhobi Ghat– Dhobi Ghat is among the exciting places to see in Mumbai. It is 136-year old Dhobi Ghat and may be called the biggest human powered washing machine. Called the world's largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.

The Hanging Gardens– Hanging Gardens are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side. Hanging Gardens are built on a water reservoir, which provides drinking water to the locals. The site mainly encompasses hedges that are cut in the shapes of different animals and a large flower clock adorning the centre.

Later visit Crawford Market this is one of famous Mumbai Market & Marine driver area. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 10| Mumbai – Bangalore (By flight) |

Breakfast at hotel and drop at airport to board on flight to Bangalore. Overnight stay at hotel in Bangalore.

Day 11 | Bangalore  |

Breakfast at hotel. Morning start sightseeing tour of Bangalore city.

Visit The Bangalore Fort and Palace– The Fort of Bangalore was built by Kempe Gowda and was later expanded by the legendary king Tipu Sultan. This summer palace has been constructed largely of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings.

Vidhana Soubha– This splendid building is a marvel of modern architecture and is a perfect amalgamation of traditional neo-Dravidian and modern styles. It is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat and dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon Park.

The Bull Temple– Kempe Gowda built this temple. The centre of reverence is a magnificent Nandi, which is 15 feet tall and over 20 feet long.

Lalbagh - Surrounding one of the towers erected by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, is the 240 acre landscaped Lal Bagh gardens. Haider Ali, the warrior-king of Mysore, decided to create this garden in 1740 on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were popular during his time. The park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France.  Overnight stay at the hotel in Bangalore.

Day 12| Bangalore - Puttaparthi (150 Kms/ 3-4 hrs) |                                                          

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Puttaparthi. Ashram of Sri Satya Sai Baba. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Puttaparthi.

Day 13| Puttaparthi  |

Breakfast at hotel. Day free to visit Sri Satya Sai Baba Ashram. Overnight stay at hotel in Puttaparthi.

Day 14| Puttaparthi - Bangalore (150 Kms/ 3-4 hrs) | Delhi (by flight)                          

Breakfast at hotel and drop at airport to take flight for Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 15 | Delhi / Departure  |  

Breakfast at hotel and drop at New Delhi international airport to board on flight for onward destination.

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