River Rafting with Holy River Ganga

Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days


     
   
Day - 1 - Arrive Delhi:
Arrive Delhi airport, traditional welcome upon arrival and straight drive to hotel for night stay.
Day - 2 :  
Full day free for Delhi local sightseeing. Proceed for day tour of Old & New Delhi.

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.

Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.

NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Evening will be at leisure. Overnight Delhi.
Day - 3:  
Leave Delhi to Rishikesh, arrive Rishikesh check into the hotel. Evening free to visit Ashram, meditation centre. Night stay at Rishikesh.
Day - 4- Rishikesh / Syalsour Drive:6-7 Hours:  
Arrive at the Train station in Haridwar.You will be picked up and driven to Syalsour. The drive is spectacular and along the Ganga,Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. Enroute stop at Deoprayag,the hitorical town situated on the confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river which make the holy Ganges. Arrive at the campsite where you will be welcomed by our Trekking staff. Meals & Overnight stay in Tentage.
Day - 5 - Syalsour / Sari Drive: 1 hrs appx.:  
Trek: 1 hrs.appx. Morning after breakfast drive to Sari village and from here trek to the most beautiful Himalayan Lake Deoriatal. The trek is steep through the forest and provides good view of the surrounding villages.Arrive and camp near the lake. Rest of the day to explore the area around this beautiful lake. Meals and Overnight stay in Tentage.
Day - 6 - Deoriatal Lake/Chopta Trek: 5-6 hrs.:  
Morning wake up with the excillent sunrise view on the snow covered Himalayan Peaks. After breakfast trek start to Chopta .It's a gradual trek and the views are well worth the effort. We pass through the dense fosrest and beautiful alpine meadows dotted with flowers.Arrive Chopta and camp at outskirts. Meals and Overnight stay in Tentage.
Day - 7 - Chopta /Chandrashilla /Chopta Trek:6-7hrs:
Wake up very early morning to reach the summit on time to see the panoromic view of the high himalayan peaks.The trek is mostly gradual ascent through the dwarf rhododendron bushesh.You can watch most of the prominent peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas from Chandrashilla Top. Nanda Devi (7817Mtrs-the second highest peak of Indian Himalayas), Kedarnath,Trishul, Banderpoonch etc are the prominent peaks visible from here.. Explore the area and trace our steps back to the camp at Chopta.
Day - 8 - Chopta /Mandal Trek:5-6hrs. :
Morning trek downhill through the dense forest to Mandal.This particular stretch is rich in wildlife. Arrive Mandal in the late afternoon and camp . Meals and overnight stay in Tentage.
Day -09 - Mandal/Atriwaterfall/Mandal Trek:5-6hrs.:  
Morning after breafast trek begin with packed lunch to Waterfall of Atriashram.The trek is gradual with ascendings and descendings and provides nice view of surrounding villages.Enroute stop to visit the Anusuyadevi temple.Explore the area and trace our steps back to Mandal for meals and overnight stay in Tents.
Day -10 - Mandal /Shivpuri Drive:8-9hrs:  
Upon arrival our riverside Camp at Byasi/Shivpuri. Welcome drinks/snacks on arrival. Discover the picturesque environs on the sandy beach by the river surrounded by a thick Sal forest or go for a jungle walk. Bonfire (coupled with hot & mouth watering snacks) in the evening. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Day - 11 - Wake at leisure. After morning tea/coffee:  
After a sumptuous breakfast chill out with a jungle walk OR be a dare devil to practice Rock-Climbing / Rappelling on a fifty-five feet mammoth rock OR sweat out with beach volleyball. After hot lunch drive down to Shivpuri and continue raft down till Beach. Today invade the high rapids like Golf Course, ClubHouse, Roller Coaster, Double Trouble & Terminator. On Beach have tea/coffee, change and do sight seeing of Rishikesh town. Evening arti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the ghats of Ganga is worth attending. Drive back to the camp for bonfire (coupled with hot & mouth watering snacks) in the evening. Explore the surroundings under the bright moonlight or identify some interesting constellations, which are not visible by the naked eye in polluted metro cities. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Day - 12 :  
After breakfast leave for chilla wildlife park, arrive Chilla check into the hotel. Evening free for Elephant ride at Chila national park. Night stay at Chilla.
Day - 13 :  
Morning free to explore the wildlife, then leave for Haridwar, arrive Haridwar transfer to railway station to catch trian for Delhi arrive Delhi transfer to hotel. Night stay at Delhi.
Day - 14 - Delhi - Agra - By road covering 201 km in 4hr:  
Proceed by surface for Agra after breakfast, ENROUTE VISIT SIKANDRA. Reach Agra and check into hotel.

Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. This city in those days was considered to be the sister-city of Mathura, which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the RIVER YAMUNA to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal empire.

The coming of Babar heralded a new era, which was to see Agra at its zenith during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. It was during Akbar's period that Agra became the center of art, culture and commerce and learning. This trend reached its height when Shah Jahan became the ruler.

In the Mid 16th century and earlier 17th century Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality. The same is still reflected in whatever monuments remain in Agra. The narrow lanes of Agra filled with aroma of Mughlai cuisine, the craftsman who are busy in crating master pieces with their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty which this city had once experienced. Today whatever remains, has become a major tourist attraction which has taken Agra again to the heights of glory but this time as a major tourist destination of India.

Proceed for sightseeing.

Visit the TAJ MAHAL - one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).

AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

Shopping or relax in the evening. Overnight at Agra.
Day - 15 - Agra - Bharatpur - By road covering 55 km in 1hr.:  
Proceed to Bharatpur after breakfast.

Visit Fatehpur Sikri en-route.

The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Continue your drive to Bharatpur.

Bharatpur is the eastern gateway to Rajasthan. Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - finest in Asia rich avian variety. Every year the rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer climate of Bharatpur.

Reach by afternoon and relax. Overnight at Bharatpur.
Day - 16 - Bharatpur - Ranthambhor - By road:  
Breakfast at hotel. Drive around the National Park in a rickshaw and view the different species of birds. A naturalist will accompany you to help spotting the rare species.

Drive to Ranthambhor, arrive Ranthambhor check into the hotel. Night stay at Ranthambore.
Day - 17:  
Morning and evening safari at Ranthambore national park. Night stay at Ranthambhor hotel.

Tiger, at the apex of the food chain, lord of the kingdom in a subtle way. Solitary by nature, it operates in the stealth. Therefore tiger sightings, frequent as they are, are always a matter of chance. However even evidences of tiger's activities are very exciting.

Other kinds of cats found in Ranthambhore are Leopard, Caracal, Leopard cat, Fishing cat and Jungle cat. The other large predators include Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Jackal, Desert fox, Palm civet, common mongoose, crocodile, python etc. There are two species of antlers the spotted deer (chital), and Sambhar deer and two kinds of antelopes namely the Indian Gazelle (chinkara ) and the Bluebull ( Nilgai ).

Besides tiger, there are many other animals to observe, understand and enjoy. Elegant and graceful spotted deer, huge sambhar, crocodiles basking around the lakes, vultures soaring in the sky, Serpent eagles scanning the ground from its perch or the kaleidoscope of waterfowl at the pools are all the interest for a visitor with sensitivity. Ranthmbhore is a great experience in totality and the Tiger Den Resort will enhance your experience by making it cool and comfortable.

Ranthambhore is also rich in bird life with around 300 species of birds. Infact for a keen bird watcher Ranthambhore and the surrounding area is a paradise. Some interesting resident species of birds are large Cormorant, Painted Spurfowl, Sarus Crane, Bronzed winged Jacana, Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Nightjar, Painted Sandgrouse, Great horned owl and many more regular winter migrants which come from their nesting ground north of Himalayas to Ranthambhore and surrounding areas.
Day - 18 :  
Morning and Evening safari inside the Ranthambhor national park.
Day - 19 :  
After having breakfast, leave for Jaipur, Reach Jaipur.

Tour to Jaipur JAIPUR - The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - Beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.
Day - 20 :  
Proceed for morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. It's forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.

Proceed for morning sightseeing of Jaipur covering the important palaces and monuments.

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Shopping in the city. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day - 21 -Jaipur - Delhi:  
Leave Jaipur to Delhi, Arrive Delhi, transfer to airport to catch flight for your next destination.............Tour end with happy memory.
   
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