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Haridwar - Rishikesh Pilgrim Break(3 Nights)

Haridwar, Rishikesh, Haridwar

for Family Traveller, Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Ganga River as seen from Rishikesh
Ram Jhula (Photo Courtesy: Asis K. Chatterjee)
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (Photo Courtesy: Rahuldewangan)
Har ki Pauri evening Arti
Har ki Pauri
Jairam Ashram
Haridwar
Daksheshwar Mahadev temple (Photo Courtesy: World8115)
Ma Anandamayi Samadhi Mandir (Photo Courtesy: Ekabhishek)

Haridwar - Rishikesh Pilgrim Break is an all-season pilgrim break that combines popular pilgrimages of Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Route

Haridwar(2) - Rishikesh(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Haridwar
  • Day-2 Haridwar and Around
  • Day-3 Rishikesh
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Haridwar - Maya Devi Temple (1.60 kms), Har ki Pauri (2.00 kms), Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar (2.70 kms), Kankhal (3.00 kms), Chandi Devi Temple (5.00 kms), Bharat Mata Mandir (5.00 kms), Shanti Kunj Haridwar (6.00 kms), Patanjali Yogapeeth (17.00 kms), Triveni Ghat (22.00 kms), Lakshman Jhula (30.00 kms), Ram Jhula (30.00 kms)

Rishikesh - Triveni Ghat (2.00 kms), Rishikund (2.00 kms), Ram Jhula (4.00 kms), Lakshman Jhula (5.00 kms), Har ki Pauri (18.00 kms), Neelkanth Mahadev (30.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Haridwar Departure - Haridwar
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests with an adventure or experiential intent (e.g. Rafting) will require another day in Rishikesh.

Distances
  • Haridwar to Rishikesh -20 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Haridwar -20 kms (0.5 hrs)
Route

Haridwar(2) - Rishikesh(1) - Haridwar

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Haridwar Arrival at Haridwar. Haridwar is a renowned pilgrimage set on holy river Ganga and home to serveral significant temples such as Mansadevi Temple (A Shakitpeetha temple and accessible via a Ropeway ride). Reach in time for evening Ganga Aarti at Harkipauri which is considered a definitive spiritual experience and therefore recommended for every pilgrim.

Day-2 Haridwar and Around Visit Mansa Devi Temple (A Siddh Peetha), Chandi Devi Temple (A Siddh Peetha and requires a Cable car trip), Mayadevi Temple, Kankhal Pilgrimage area and Bharat Mata Mandir. Guests intersted in Yoga and Spirituality could also visit Patanjali Yogapeeth (Home of Baba Ramdev) and Shanti Kunj.

Day-3 Rishikesh Travel to Rishikesh (2000+ ft asl - 20 kms). Rishikesh is a Ganga riverside destination, renowned for its riverside and spirituality experiences that it offers. Visit to Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Rishikund and other Ghat areas of Rishikesh. Guests can also visit Neelkanth Mahadev (30 kms - 1 hour one way), time permitting.

Day-4 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Haridwar :

  • Maya Devi Temple - Maya Devi Temple is regarded as one of the Siddhapeeth and is one of the most visited temples in Haridwar

  • Har ki Pauri - Hark Ki Pauri (also known as Brahmakund) is where evening Arti is conducted and the Arti is nothing short of a spiritual experience for even a non-hindu or a non-pilgrim. Its kind of a crowded area and gets even more crowded once every 12 years when Kumbh Mela is held here.

  • Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar - Mansa Devi Temple is a Siddh Peetha which are the places of worship where desires get fulfilled. It is one of three such Peethas located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. The temple also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar.

  • Kankhal - Kankhal is a pilgrim area in Hardiwar (3 kms) and home to many monuments of pilgrim interest such as : Anandmayee Ashram - The samadhi of Shree Shree Ma Anandamayee is laid here Daksh Mahadev Temple - A Lord Shiva Temple and believed to have been the site of a yagna conducted by Daksha Parad Shivling - Visited for Parad Shivling (Mercury Shivling) weighing about 150 kg and Rudraksha tree Sati Kund - It is believed that the leged of Sati became popular from here and it is here that Sati immolated herself

  • Chandi Devi Temple - Chandi Temple (1929) is a Siddha Peeth devi temple at 3 kms uphill on Chandi Ghat. Its one of the most visited temples in Haridwar. Pilgrims can also take Cable car to Chandi Devi Temple.

  • Bharat Mata Mandir - A temple dedicated to Mother India. Kind of touristy place stacked with statues / photos of deities and Indian heros.

  • Shanti Kunj Haridwar - Shantikunj is the headquarter of famous spiritual and social organisation All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) established by Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya. Its located at a distance of 6 Kilometers from Haridwar railway station towards Rishikesh/Dehradun on NH58.

  • Patanjali Yogapeeth - This is home of Baba Ramdev and eversince popularity of television programmes have grown, Patanjali Yogapeeth has been seeing a thousands of visitors daily arriving here for Yoga and alternate therapy based cures for a range of ailments.

  • Triveni Ghat - Evening aarti is performed at Triveni Ghat. Ashes of the dead and ceremonies related to Shradh are performed here. Triveni is also a bathing Ghat where pilgrims take a dip in holy Ganga River.

  • Lakshman Jhula - Lakshman Jhula (1939) is a 450 ft hanging rope bridge on river ganges near Tapovan area in Rishikesh. It connects guests arriving on the other side of the river to the bathing ghats area. Its believed at this place Lakshman (Brother of Lord Rama) build a jute bridge to cross over the river and therefore the spot is also considered holy. A five storey temple is built on the other side of the bridge.

  • Ram Jhula - Ram Jhula is a bigger and more picturesque than Lakshman Jhula but surprisingly lesser known. It leads to a few known Ashrams in the area.

Rishikesh :

  • Triveni Ghat - Evening aarti is performed at Triveni Ghat. Ashes of the dead and ceremonies related to Shradh are performed here. Triveni is also a bathing Ghat where pilgrims take a dip in holy Ganga River.

  • Rishikund - Rishikund is a holy pond and where Shani temple is situated. Rishikund is a popular pilgrim visit option.

  • Ram Jhula - Ram Jhula is a bigger and more picturesque than Lakshman Jhula but surprisingly lesser known. It leads to a few known Ashrams in the area.

  • Lakshman Jhula - Lakshman Jhula (1939) is a 450 ft hanging rope bridge on river ganges near Tapovan area in Rishikesh. It connects guests arriving on the other side of the river to the bathing ghats area. Its believed at this place Lakshman (Brother of Lord Rama) build a jute bridge to cross over the river and therefore the spot is also considered holy. A five storey temple is built on the other side of the bridge.

  • Har ki Pauri - Hark Ki Pauri (also known as Brahmakund) is where evening Arti is conducted and the Arti is nothing short of a spiritual experience for even a non-hindu or a non-pilgrim. Its kind of a crowded area and gets even more crowded once every 12 years when Kumbh Mela is held here.

  • Neelkanth Mahadev - Lord Shiva temple at 30 kms from Rishikesh, set on a hill offering good views. This is the place where Lord Shiva is believed to have drank the venom produced during Sagar Manthan

Destination Overview

Haridwar - Haridwar is situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River and visiting various temples and Ghats is considered a spiritual experience.

Rishikesh - Rishikesh is a situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River and a base point to visit many destinations around the area including Rajaji National Park, It is also access point to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri (known collectively as the Chaar Dham).

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageHaridwar
Prefered Departure : No ImageDehradun (53kms), Chandigarh (210kms), Pantnagar (215kms)No ImageHaridwar
Distances
  • Haridwar to Rishikesh -20 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Haridwar -20 kms (0.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Haridwar to Rishikesh -20 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Haridwar -20 kms (0.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

As distance between Haridwar and Rishikesh is not much, guests can stay at Rishikesh or Haridwar for all 3 days for the itinerary.

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