Rishikesh is a hub for Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality. Guests from all over arrive here for a long stay in one of the Ashrams for insight into Yoga / Meditation techniques and also experiencing spiritual healing. Riverside Rishikesh offers is cleaner and quieter as compared to Haridwar just 15-20 kms away and bathing ghats here having an air of spirituality and religious fervour.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day - 01 : Arrive At Haridwar
Arrive at Haridwar Arrival at Haridwar. Haridwar is a renowned Pilgrimage set on holy river Ganga and home to several significant temples such as Mansa devi 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.
Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is located atop the ...
Bypass Road, Haridwar, India
Day- 02 : Haridwar - Auli
Proceed early to Joshimath (270 kms - 9 hrs) (base point to Acces Auli). Reach before 04:30 PM to catch the last Cable Car to reach Auli. Auli (8000+ ft asl), a destination renowned for skiing and sporting excellent close range himalayan views all round the year. Time permitting visit temples in Joshimath.
Travel from Haridwar to Auli
Day - 03 : Around Auli
At Auli enjoy magnificent 180 degrees view of the Nanda devi Peaks. During winter beginners start skiing at the Baby slopes before graduating to higher and more adventurous slopes. Experienced skiers straightway use ski lifts to reach higher slopes. During Summer, enjoy close range Himalayan beauty. Explore the area around on a walk / trek. Hikers / Trekkers will find numerous marked walks and there are also mountain bike trails at the backdrop of the resort lies the famous high altitude Gorson Reserve forest (part of Nanda Devi National Park ) richly habitat-ed by rare Himalayan wildlife.
Day- 04 : Badrinath Excursion Or Explore Area Around Auli Further Or Just Relax And Enjoy Himalayan Views
May - Oct period guests can undertake an excursion to Badrinath (9000+ ft asl, 50 kms from Joshimath base), one of the Char Dhams and prime Lord Vishnu pilgrim centre. Adventure oriented / Experiential guests can continue hiking / trekking around Auli. Guest may also just sit and enjoy 180 degrees snow views.
Day - 05 : Auli - Rishikesh
Travel to Rishikesh (2000 ft asl - 270 kms - 8 hours). Rishikesh is a Ganga riverside destination, renowned for its riverside and spirituality experiences that it offers.
Travel from Auli to Rishikesh
Day- 06 : In And Around Rishikesh Or White Water Rafting / Adventure At Rishikesh Or Visit To Rajaji National Park
Visit to Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Rishikund and other Ghat areas of Rishikesh. Guests can also visit Neelkanth Mahadev (30 kms - 1 hour one way), time permitting. Alternatively Guests can opt for White water rafting (Half day) or visit adventure sports center here that offer Bungee Jumping or opt for a a Visit to Rajaji National Park (Park Closes April 16th onwards. Rajaji is considered excellent for bird watching).