Tour Type
Day Tours

Same Day Haridwar and Rishikesh Tour

One Day

Tour Details

In the state of Uttarakhand in northern India, where the Ganges River emerges from the Himalayan foothills, are the historic cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, which are significant Hindu pilgrimage destinations. Every night, there is a Ganga Aarti (river-worshiping ceremony) at the largest of numerous holy ghats (bathing steps), during which little candles with flashing lights are floated off the steps.

  • See the highlights of the holy cities Rishikesh and Haridwar in a single day
  • Private tour for just your party means a flexible itinerary.
  • Private round-trip transportation eliminates the need for a rental car.
  • Plenty of time to ask questions about the holy sites and rituals.
Basic Information
Haridwar & Rishikesh
Departure Time
05.30 AM GMT
Return Time
17.00 PM GMT
English, Hindi
  • Parking and Toll tax
  • Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure
  • English-Speaking Guide: Knowledgeable guides to accompany you throughout the tour, providing valuable insights and assistance.
  • All tours and transfers by Personal Car is included
Not Included
  • Camera fee
  • Travel Insurance: Participants are encouraged to arrange their travel insurance to cover unforeseen events and emergencies.
  • Meals and Beverages: Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary are not included in the tour package.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, telephone calls, and additional activities beyond the itinerary are not covered.
  • Gratuities: Tipping for guides, drivers, and hotel staff is not included and is at the discretion of the traveler.
  • Optional Activities: Costs associated with optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary are the responsibility of the traveler.

Tour Plans

  • 6:00 AM:Departure from Delhi

    Start your day early with a pickup from your hotel in Delhi and head towards Haridwar, which is about a 4-hour drive away.

  • 10:00 AM Arrive in Haridwar

    Arrive in Haridwar and visit the famous Har ki Pauri, a ghat on the banks of the Ganges River where pilgrims take a holy dip.

  • 11:00 AMMansa Devi Temple

    Next, head to Mansa Devi Temple, located on top of a hill, which offers stunning views of the city.

  • 12:30 PMDrive to Rishikesh

    Drive to Rishikesh, which is about 20 km from Haridwar.

  • 1:30 PMLunch Time

    Have lunch at a local restaurant in Rishikesh (not included in the tour price).

  • 2:30 PMVisit Laxman Jhula

    Visit the Lakshman Jhula, a suspension bridge over the Ganges River.

  • 3:30 PMVisit Shanti Kunj

    Take a walk along the Ram Jhula, another suspension bridge, and enjoy the views of the river.

  • 4:30 PMVisit Ashram

    Visit one of the many ashrams in Rishikesh, such as the Parmarth Niketan or the Sivananda Ashram.

  • 6:00 PMGanga Aarti

    Witness the Ganga Aarti, a beautiful and spiritual ceremony held on the banks of the Ganges River in Haridwar.

  • 6:45 PMReturn to Delhi

    Start your journey back to Delhi.

  • 11:00 PMDrop-off at your place

    Arrive in Delhi and get dropped off at your hotel.

Here are some additional tips for your trip:

  • The best time to visit Haridwar and Rishikesh is during the spring months of March-May and September-October, when the weather is pleasant.
  • Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
  • It is advisable to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious places.
  • Carry a water bottle and sunscreen, as it can get quite hot in the afternoon.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best time to visit Phuket for this tour?

    The best time to visit Phuket for this tour is during the dry season, which typically lasts from November to April. During these months, the weather is generally sunny with lower chances of rain, providing ideal conditions for island-hopping and outdoor activities.

  • Are the snorkeling and scuba diving activities suitable for beginners?

    Yes, both snorkeling and scuba diving activities are suitable for beginners. Our experienced guides will provide comprehensive instructions and ensure your safety throughout the excursion. Life jackets and necessary equipment will be provided, making the experience enjoyable for participants of all skill levels.

  • What should I wear when visiting temples in Phuket?

    When visiting temples, it is essential to dress modestly and respectfully. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and knees. Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended, and it's a good idea to carry a sarong or scarf to cover up when needed. Please remove your shoes before entering temple buildings as a sign of respect.

  • Can I extend my stay in Phuket after the tour ends?

    Absolutely! If you wish to extend your stay in Phuket after the tour concludes, we can assist you with making the necessary arrangements. Whether you want to continue relaxing on the beautiful beaches or explore more of Phuket's attractions, our team will be happy to customize your itinerary according to your preferences.

  • Are meals included in the tour package?

    Yes, some meals are included in the tour package. Daily breakfast at the resort and a beachside lunch during the Phi Phi Islands excursion are provided. However, lunches and dinners on other days, as well as any additional snacks or beverages, are not included. This allows you to have the flexibility to explore local restaurants and taste various Thai delicacies during your free time.

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