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One Day Haridwar and Rishikesh Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

Located on the banks of the holy Ganga, Haridwar translates to “Gateway to God.” This pious town is home to countless temples and holy shrines. The ghats along the river are of great importance too, and it is believed that taking a dip in the holy water of the Ganges relieves us of all our sins, granting us moksha.

The city celebrates its rich religious and spiritual legacy by hosting a number of festivals such as the Kumbh Mela, Ganga Dussehra, Kavad Mela and Somvati Amavasya Mela, that attract thousands of devotees from all around the world. Haridwar is also famous for its yoga retreat and is a hotspot of Ayurvedic treatments.

Rishikesh is another holy town situated at the foothills of Himalayas, along with the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga rivers. This small town is a sight to treasure with its many ancient temples, cute cafes, yoga ashrams and Ayurveda clinics. Other than being popular with devotees, Rishikesh is also visited by young people to enjoy adventure sports such as whitewater rafting, camping, bungee jumping, mountain biking, trekking and simply to relax in any of the multi-cuisine cafes in the town.

Rishikesh is also a favorite destination to visit for rock culture lovers due to the Beatles’ association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960s. So whether it be for spiritual reasons or for an adrenaline rush, our same day Haridwar and Rishikesh private tour are perfect for a weekend trip!

Haridwar and Rishikesh must be visited by everyone who is interested in Hindu mythology and wishes to enjoy a spiritual weekend away from the hustle-bustle of the cities. Perfect backdrops of hills, trees, and rivers also make these towns a photographer’s delight. In the Rishikesh and Haridwar Sightseeing Package, you will find the perfect blend of beauty, spiritualism, and adventure.

Snapshot of 1 Day Haridwar and Rishikesh Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Haridwar and Rishikesh Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Har ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Mansa Devi Temple, Shantikunj, Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Jumpin Heights
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 8:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Haridwar and Rishikesh Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

Same Day Haridwar Rishikesh Tour

Duration: Full Day
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi

Tour Schedule:

A full day trip allows you to explore some of the most significant places in the holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Finish your visit with a viewing of Ganga Aarti, one of the most powerful spiritual rituals held in honor of Goddess Ganga, the goddess of the holiest river in India.

06.00 AM: Our travel agent will pick you up and head for Haridwar, which is about a 4 hour drive.

Your first stop will be Har ki Pauri. Trusted to be one the holiest Ghats in the country, Har Ki Pauri is supposedly the first place where Ganga touches plains, leaving behind the pristine ranges of the Himalayas. The ghat is also known as the Brahma Kund where you can view the stone which has an imprint of Lord Vishnu’s foot, as pointed out by the name.

Then you will visit Mansa Devi Temple or Bilwa Tirath, believed to give blessings and execute every Mansa (wish) of its admirer. This is one of the five hegira destinations or Panch Tirath of Haridwar. This temple is the apex of the Siddh Peeth triangle – Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi and Maya Devi.

You will also explore two bridges in Rishikesh. First is Lakshman Jhula, the popular hanging bridge across the holy river Ganga. This 450 ft long Jhula is built at a height of 70 ft from the river and is about 3 kms away from the main town of Rishikesh. The other bridge is Ram Jhula which is the iron Parallax Bridge on the river Ganga in Rishikesh. Ram Jhula is the newer bridge named after Lakshman’s brother, Lord Ram.

You can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) before visiting Sivananda Ashram, Parmath Niketan Temple, Gita Bhavan, Swarg Ashram, Ma Anandamayee Ashram, Sapt Rishi Ashram, and The Beatles Ashram.

In the evening during sunset, you will visit Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Thousands of sects visit the ghats of the Ganga at Har ki Pauri at Haridwar to witness the aarti that started several decades ago.

The tradition continues unabated and is a sight to behold. It takes place on the other side of the banks where you will see the priests light up the lamps in a clockwise manner, accompanied by songs in praise of Mother Ganga. After the ritual is complete, devotees will cup their hands over the flame and raise their palms to their forehead in order to get the Goddess's purification and blessing.

Finally, head back to Delhi and get dropped at your hotel at around 10pm.