13 Days from USD 1199 onwards

Delhi | Varanasi | Allahabad | Ayodhya | Lucknow | Agra | Delhi | Haridwar | Rishikesh | Delhi

The northern region of India boasts of a number of extremely well-known religious sites. North India Pilgrimage Tour of 12 nights and 13 days will take you through the popular religious places which will include Varanasi, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Vrindavan, Haridwar and Rishikesh. Along with this, during the tour, you are going to enjoy visits to the tourist attractions of Delhi, Agra and Lucknow. Two of the highlights amongst others are a boat ride and attending evening Aarti at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar. Guided tours to Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, President's House, Qutub Minar in Delhi Excursion to the popular Buddhist site of Sarnath, near Varanasi Embark on a temple tour of Varanasi Enjoy an early morning boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi Explore the Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad (Subject to time) Cover Sangam, Ashok Pillar, Akshay Vat and Patalpuri temple, Allahabad Guided tour to the Ram Janmbhoomi and Laxman Ghat at Ayodhaya Visit Rumi Darwaza and Jama Masjid at Lucknow Morning visit to Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra Stopover at Mathura and Vrindavan Temple tour of Haridwar including the popular Bharat Mata Mandir Attend the evening Aarti at the Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar Tour of Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula and popular Ashrams of Rishikesh

The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say it all: "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together". Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals. Ganges is said to have its origins in the tresses of Lord Shiva and in Varanasi, it expands to the mighty river that we know of. The city is a center of learning and civilization for over 3000 years. With Sarnath, the place where Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment, just 10 km away, Varanasi has been a symbol of Hindu renaissance. Knowledge, philosophy, culture, devotion to Gods, Indian arts and crafts have all flourished here for centuries. Also a pilgrimage place for Jains, Varanasi is believed to be the birthplace of Parsvanath, the twenty-third Tirthankar. Vaishnavism and Shaivism have co-existed in Varanasi harmoniously. With a number of temples, Mrs. Annie Besant chose Varanasi as the home for her 'Theosophical Society' and Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, to institute 'Benares Hindu University, the biggest University in Asia. Ayurveda is said to be originated at Varanasi and is believed to be the basis of modern medical sciences such as Plastic surgery, Cataract and Calculus operations. Maharshi Patanjali, the preceptor of Ayurveda and Yoga, was also affiliated with Varanasi, the holy city. Varanasi is also famous for its trade and commerce, especially for the finest silks and gold and silver brocades, since the early days.


visit Alamgir Mosque, Annapoorna Devi Temple, Asi Ghat, Baba Keenaram Sthal, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Banarasi Carpets, Banarasi Handicrafts, Banarasi Sari and Brocades, Bharat Kala Museum, Bharat Mata Temple, Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary, Chaukhandi Stupa, Chunar Fort, Darbhanga Ghat, Dashaswamedh Ghat, Dhamek Stupa, Durga Mandir, Gyan Kup (Gyan Vapi Well), Hanuman Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Jantar Mantar, Kaimur Wildlife Sanctury, Kalbhairav Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kedareshvara Temple, Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum, Man Mandir Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple, New Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), Panchganga Ghat, Pillars of Ashoka, Pre historic Rock Paintings, Ramnagar Fort, Ramnagar Museum, Rana Mahala Ghat, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Sankatha Temple, Sarnath Buddhist Temples, Sarnath Museum, Shivala Ghat, visit Tulsi Ghat, visit Tulsi Manas Temple, visit Vindhyachal, visit Vishalakshi Temple of Divine Mother Sati, visit Vyasa Temple, Ramnagar, visit Waterfalls in Varanasi


Day 1: Delhi

After reaching Delhi airport or railway station, move on to the pre-booked hotel with assistance from our representative. Stay overnight.

Day 2: Delhi sightseeing

Post breakfast enjoy a city tour. During sightseeing, you are going to visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, Qutab Minar Complex as well as Humayun's Tomb. Night halt.

Day 3: Varanasi

Catch an early morning flight to Varanasi. After reaching Varanasi, move onto the hotel. Post lunch visit to Sarnath, a popular Buddhist town, which is an extremely popular site for the followers of Lord Buddha. Stay overnight.

Day 4: Varanasi

Post lunch, half- day Varanasi sightseeing. Enjoy boat ride early morning. The evening is booked for attending the Aarti on the bank of the holy river Ganges. Night stay.

Day 5: Allahabad (125 Kms)

By road transfer to Allahabad (around3 hrs) on reaching, transfer to the hotel. Post lunch, half-day sightseeing of Allahabad. Cover the Sangam, Ashoka Pillar, Allahabad Fort, Akshaya VatandPatalpuri Temple. Do not miss the Maha Kumbh Mela, held after every 12 years, if you are visiting during the mela is on. Night stay.

Day 6: Ayodhya / Lucknow

In the morning, you will get an on road transfer to Ayodhya (167 kms). On arrival you will cover the place's prime attractions, the most important one being Ram Janmabhumi, the birthplace of Lord Rama. You will also cover Kala Ram Temple, Kanak Bhavan Temple, Lakshman Ghat and the other Jain holy places. In the evening, you will move to Lucknow by road (134 kms). Stay overnight in a Lucknow hotel.

Day 7: Lucknow / Agra (overnight train)

Day 7 after breakfast is for sightseeing of the city. You will cover attractions like Lucknow Residency, Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Chhota Imambara, Jama Masjid and Hussainibad picture gallery. In the evening, you will board an overnight train to Agra.

Day 8: Agra

On arrival at Agra railway station, proceed to the hotel. Spend the morning in doing leisure activities. Post lunch, covering Red Fort , also known as Agra fort. Later in the day, you will visit the Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, popular for its design elephants that overshadow the Taj. Overnight stay.

Day 9: Agra / Delhi (en-route Mathura)

On the ninth day, you are going to enjoy a morning visit to the Taj Mahal, a beautiful white marble mausoleum, an embodiment of love of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Have breakfast and begin your road journey to Delhi. On the way, you will have a stopover at Mathura and Vrindavan. Check in at the hotel for night stay.

Day 10: Haridwar / Rishikesh

In the morning you will begin your road journey towards Rishikesh (230 kms). On the way, visit Haridwar. Enjoy a temple tour of Haridwar which will include Chandi Devi temple, Gauri Shankar temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Mansa Devi temple. In the evening, enjoy the mesmerizing Aarti on the Har-ki-Pauri, which is a major attraction amongst the tourists. Afterwards proceed to Rishikesh. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 11: Rishikesh

After breakfast, enjoy Ashram and Temple tour of Rishikesh. Also enjoy a visit to Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Attend evening Aarti on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Night stay.

Day 12: Rishikesh / Delhi (230 kms)

In the morning, you are going to get transferred to Delhi by surface. Move to your hotel. Time for some rest and leave for the second phase of Delhi tour. This time you are going to cover the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, Lotus Temple, Akshardam Temple. Enjoy shopping in the popular bazaars of India's capital. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 13: Departure

Get transported to the International airport to board a flight for your onward journey.


Accommodation + Room with Breakfast + All meals at Camps + A/C Car