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Itinerary (Day Wise)
Pilibhit House, Haridwar – IHCL SelecQtions (2 Nights)
“The River is calling…and I must go” is probably a familiar thought that has crossed your mind many a times but often let go or forgotten in the vagaries of busy life. For all those who love the city life and its vibrancy but still crave for an occasional break which is calm, serene and spiritual then look no further, as we present a tour that is set to awaken the ‘Urban Monk’ in you. Come, join our luxury tour to Haridwar and Rishikesh where you will experience a quintessential life by the Ganges without compromising on class and style.
Fly into Dehradun/Delhi airport where you will be received by your Veena World tour manager who will be at your service throughout the tour.
Leaving the bustling capital city behind, your tour manager leads you towards Haridwar, a land seeped in history and mythology, a place where the cityscapes disappear slowly giving way to views of the mighty Shivalink Mountains. With a lunch break en route, we continue driving along the sounds of a flowing river to arrive at a century old aristocratic noble house – The Pilibhit House, Haridwar IHCL SelecQtions, perhaps the most stylish address in town. A realm of tranquility, Pilibhit House sits charmingly by the Ganges overlooking the glorious Shivalik Himalayas providing a perfect place to switch off from your daily schedule and welcome a serene life.
A reverberating chant of mantras welcome us the moment we arrive at the resort. With divine blessings and an amazing aura of positivity, we tread past the arched doorway into the ancestral mansion. The resort with its terraced structure wrapped around spacious courtyards, gives an appearance of a floating residence. Your tour manager directs you towards your artfully designed and restored rooms for a few moments of relaxation. The peaceful courtyard and the familiar voice of your tour manager invites you out of your rooms for a sundowner high tea experience, where he makes most of the moment by introducing you to your group members. This evening provide you the perfect opportunity to make new friends as you enjoy lingering conversations over tea. As the sun sets, your tour manager ushers you towards the resort’s large private bathing ghat for your first tryst with the River Ganges. Here we enjoy a customary dip in the holy waters and an enchanting evening aarti in the private ghat, an amazing opportunity to spend some quite moments by the river with a touch of privacy. Having been blessed by the Ganges, we make our way back to the hotel courtyard where more divine guidance awaits our return. We have arranged a session with a local palmist, who sits under the mango tree in the resort courtyard ready to give valuable insights into your future.
The spiritual tempo of the night is heighted as your tour manager takes you to the Ganges deck where soulful musicians’ strum live classical music taking you on a mesmerizing auditory journey. With melodious tunes playing in the background, the dinner tonight is soulful vegetarian food accompanied by the sounds of the flowing river.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Pilibhit House, Haridwar
Wake up this morning as you join your tour manager for a calming yoga session in the courtyard overlooking the mighty Ganges. Accompanied by wellness experts, we stretch and meditate amidst the stunning backdrop. After an invigorating yet calming morning activity, a leisurely divine breakfast awaits us in the dining room. We increase the divine aura of the morning with the presence of a local pandit at the hotel, who performs a customary Navagraha Pooja for you, a holy ritual to negate the wrath of the planets. Having aligned our energies for the day, our tour manager brings us out to the surrounding forest for some exciting experiences. A short drive away from resort along the Ganga canal on the edge of the Rajaji national park is the road to one such memory. Within the buffer zone of the Rajaji Tiger reserve, lie many small nomadic settlements of cattle rearing communities. These nomadic folks survive on rearing cattle and selling fresh milk to the city of Haridwar. We stop by to meet and interact with a community that is a critical part of Haridwar’s ecosystem with a visit to the Nomads Village, where we witness a simple life with respectful co-existence with nature. Continuing on further, driving by the turquoise waters of the Ganga and with views of the dense jungles of Chila Wildlife sanctuary on the other side of the canal, an uncharted off-road path brings us to a dry river-bed for a magical Forest Riverbed Picnic Lunch, a quiet afternoon spent in the middle of a dense forest. Enjoying delightful morsels of food surrounded by the cacophony of the jungle is certainly a memory to remember. After this blissful afternoon we head back to the soothing comforts of our resort. The Ganga Lounge, just a few steps from the river invites you to relax with a book, or listen to your favorite playlist or to simply take a dip in the Infinity pool soaking in views of the Ganges to make most of the leisure time available after lunch. As dusk sets, our tour manager accompanies us to visit Har ki Pauri, the holy ghat by the Ganges, where the evening takes on an ethereal form. Before making our way to the main ghat, we follow our tour manager who takes us on a short walk through the quaint but bustling market streets of Haridwar ghat where we explore shops selling ritual offerings, meditation beads and much more. We make a brief stop to devour some local snacks and savories of the place before arriving at the main ghat where the whole atmosphere is charged with lit earthen lamps, bustling devotees and priests swinging rhythmically to the tunes of chants and shlokas with the huge three-tiered brass lamps in their hand. The fragrance of incense, flowers and the thrum of the bells create an evening that is spiritually high. As you float golden lamps in the holy water with prayers and hopes of having your wishes come true, we are sure that the divine ambience of the evening makes your visit to Haridwar even more worthwhile. With tons of blessings, we head back to our hotel, where we have arranged a dinner by the river deck offering panoramic views of the flowing Ganges, making it a memorable dining experience.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa
With yet another morning spent leisurely devouring our breakfast amidst the charming settings, we bid our goodbyes to the holy city of Haridwar, as our tour manager leads us to the next destination. A short scenic drive brings us to Rishikesh, a town surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and mighty Ganges. This city is often claimed as the ‘Yoga capital of the World’. En route we visit the two stunning suspension bridges that stretch across the Ganges and make a brief stopover at the legendary Beatles Ashram. A place where the four famous and successful pop musicians would drop by for three months to study meditation in India. We explore the meditation pods and graffiti-covered yoga pavilions surrounded by wall art that preserves the memories of The Beatles. Continuing on we drive further from the hustle of the main city, gently rolling down the hillside to arrive at a quiet village of Singhthali, where Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa sits on the banks of the majestic Ganges, perhaps the last point of luxury in this mountainous terrain. Contemporary and yet endowed with rustic materials and local influences, the resort is an architectural tribute to the Garhwal region and the outer Himalayas. After a delightful lunch at the resort, we retreat to our rooms which exude minimalist chic and a spirit of utter calm. Later our tour manager brings us back together to mull over the course of the day with a Pahadi high tea experience. The alfresco set up amplifies the sense of being one with the Ganges and the Himalayas. As evening sets, we proceed on a Pebble beach nature walk, a stroll along the unique pebble beach led by our tour manager in tow with a resort expert. Pick your favorite spot on the beach as you sit down and listen to the river Ganga pass by. We are sure that the soothing sounds of the river will fade away any bit of stress in your body. Our tour manager playfully indulges you in balancing some pebbles over each other on the beach, a simple yet a fun activity. This is followed by a soul stirring Ganga Aarti at the Pebble beach, a blissful ode to the river and an experience quite different from the others. For dinner tonight, we have arranged a spread of Himalayan cuisine complemented by the sights and sounds of the gurgling Ganges.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa
What a better way to start the morning, than with a Pranayam and meditation session which is accompanied by your tour manager and guided by wellness experts of the resort. We spend the morning meditating in serene contemplation with spots that look out to the river. Merging our breathing to the sounds of the river gives a hypnotic effect pulling us deeply into a state of trance. With a happy head and a relaxed mind, we follow our tour manager’s lead, who escorts us out of the resort for a morning filled with soft adventures. We first set out on the Singhthali Bird Trek accompanied by our tour manager and guided by a nature expert. We begin our journey from the resort, walking across one of the most stunning cable-suspension bridges and winding our way to the opposite side of the river, we trek through the Singthali forest from where we can see Taj Rishikesh and its terraced perch. On the walk we encounter a cave, a tattoo fern – a plant which gives you natural tattoos, cactus trees, several camp points and a massive pebble beach. This three kilometer trek takes us exactly to the opposite side of our resort and a soft river rafting experience brings us back to the private beach of our resort. With a quiet and serene outing amidst nature and with the body sprightly and fresh, our tour manager guides us back to the resort restaurant for some much deserved lunch. Some free time after lunch provides ample time to enjoy the gigantic temperature-controlled outdoor pool with views of the Ganges. Later in the evening we welcome you with a customary high tea set in the idyllic surroundings. The adventures for the day do not cease here as we have arranged a fun Nature Treasure Hunt in the resort. Our tour manager keeps you occupied on this treasure hunt trail where you can test your navigation skills with this fun filled activity. After an active day we have arranged an indulgent full body spa for you, where a refreshing scrub cleanses your body and leaves you with an aromatic scent.
A dinner by the pool surrounded by the company of our tour members brings a perfect closure to the last day of the tour, a night where your Tour manager enlivens your memories of the tour over meaningful conversations.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa – Departure to Hometown
It’s time to bid warm goodbyes to your travel companions, with promises to stay in touch and meet again on another memorable tour. Accompanied by your tour manager we proceed to Dehradun/ Delhi airport as per your flight schedule for the journey back home, reminiscing all the moments and experiences that made this holiday truly exceptional.
Detailed Tour Price
- To and Fro economy class air ticket (Ex-Mumbai) with current airport taxes
- Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
- Travel by comfortable non A/C small vehicles
- Accommodation in comfortable hotels on twin/triple/Single sharing basis
- All Meals – Morning tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, evening tea/coffee with cookies/snacks, dinner and Water Bottle (1 Litre) per person per day
- Guide & driver tips, hotel & restaurants tips
- Permits/ entrance fees of all sightseeing places which is to be visited from inside
- Accompanied local guide/s services wherever require
- Veena World Tour Manager Services from Day 01 Meeting point till the dropping point on last day
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- A/C Vehicle Type - depends upon group size
Documents Required for Travel
- ADULT: Voters ID / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving License
- CHILD : Passport / Aadhar Card / School ID
- INFANT: Aadhar Card/ Birth certificate
- ID card, ID card type and ID card number is mandatory at time of booking, kindly carry the same ID card on tour.
- For NRI and Foreign National Guests along with Passport, Valid Indian Visa/ OCI Card/ PIO Card is mandatory.
- Carry two passport size photographs.
Guest can pay by Cheque/ Demand Draft/ Debit card / Credit card/ NEFT/ RTGS/ IMPS. For Debit / Credit card payment additional 1.8 % convenience charge will be applicable Cheque / Demand draft should be in favour of "Veena Patil Hospitality Pvt ltd"
- All meals are provided by Veena World in case the flight reaches the stipulated destination early morning or leaves destination late in the evening.
- The tour price varies for NRI’s or foreign nationals, for more details kindly contact your travel advisor
- NRIs and Foreign nationals please ensure proper identity is conveyed to booking executive at the time of booking and all details along with passport copies are handed over to the booking executive.
- Standard Check-in and check-out time of hotels in India is generally 1.30 PM and 10 AM respectively.