Haridwar has fascinated travel enthusiasts from all over the world with its variety of religious and ethnic groups, and its culture. It boasts of historical monuments, temples, places of religious interests, ashrams, ghats, hotels, Kumbh Mela, Ganges river, etc. that attract people who want a detox from the present-day pressure and stress consuming the world. The best way to experience the town is with our one day Haridwar & Rishikesh local sightseeing tour package by private car.
Haridwar is identified for its excellent handicraft, fairs, folk dances, music and its kind and generous people. It can be called the cultural and religious capital of the state of Uttarakhand, also known as Ganga-Dwara because the holy Ganges trickles down from the North right here.
The Kumbh Mela, the grandeur of which can be witnessed only once in 12 years, Ganga Dussehra, Kavad Mela and Somvati Amavasya Mela, are some of the most revered events to attend in the country.
Package Glimpse of the One Day Haridwar and Rishikesh Local Sightseeing Tour
The best time to visit Haridwar is in the spring months of March-May and September-October, as the weather is pleasant for sightseeing, and the water of the Ganges is refreshing to step into. Nestled by the holy waters from the sacred river Ganges, Haridwar is often viewed as the gateway to God and justifies its name both concerning natural grandeur and spirituality.
There are several holy places in Haridwar which give relief and mental peace to the visitors. The town is also famous for its Yoga and Ayurvedic treatments. Your one-day local sightseeing tour by car for Haridwar and Rishikesh is going to consist of beautiful visits Har ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Shakti Kunj Ashram, Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula.
You will be visiting all of these places in our private rental cabs which are driven by professional and experienced chauffeurs. We offer you a package and a vacation that is safe, comfortable and pocket-friendly!
1. Har ki Pauri and Ganga Aarti
Har ki Pauri is the sacred place where the ghats are located, and the holy Ganga Aarti takes place right there. The spot is believed to be the exit point for the Ganges from the mountain ranges into the plains where it nourishes all. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world flock to the site to take a dip in the holy waters. Many believe that doing so will wash away their sins and free them from the cycle of birth and rebirth, helping them obtain the Hindu ideal of Moksha.
These ghats are located on the western banks of the Gange, and the holy Maha Kumbh Mela takes place right here every twelve years. The Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place every six years. Both these festivals are believed to be some of the most significant human gatherings in the country and the world and thus invite several visitors and explorers. The site is the best mixture of history told through religion, of civilization and God.
The aarti is a spectacle to behold and is a must see in your one day Haridwar and Rishikesh tour by car. The twinkling diyas, the enchanting mantras, and prayers along with the mesmerizing crowd of devotees is a sight to admire, and you will be able to witness the real beauty of faith.
Must Do: Buy one of the locally made leaf diyas and let it sail into the water.
2. Mansa Devi Temple
Next up in your Haridwar and Rishikesh sightseeing tour is a visit to the Mansa Devi Temple, located on the Bilwa Parvat, a part of the Shivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. Also known as Bilwa Tirth, this temple is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar.
The temple can be reached by walking and by the use of the tourist facilities such as the cable car from which you can enjoy splendid views. The walking is a steep uphill climb of one and a half kilometers. Devotees often bring along Prashad or holy offerings as said so in the Hindu doctrine to fulfill their wishes. The temple is a must-see for the thrill and spirituality that it offers to the modern day city dweller.
Must Do: Take the cable car up to the temple and enjoy the breathtaking views beneath.
3. Shantikunj Ashram
Now, on the same-day Haridwar and Rishikesh tour should be the beautiful Shantikunj Ashram. Shantikunj is an academy for social and spiritual awakening. The ashram spiritually rectifies people and gives them a more righteous and happy path to live on. The Gayatri Mantra is chanted by thousands of visitors who also partake in the Gayatri Yagna which is an activity you cannot miss when visiting Haridwar.
The center also offers massages and training in therapeutic practices so that one can take home healing methods for the soul. Rishi Satta of the Himalayas established Shantikunj in an attempt to revive the Rishi tradition. This location adds to the spiritual exploration that a trip to a city like Haridwar offers to the traveler. Meditate and spend time with your loved ones to maximize the fruits of life.
Must Do: Talk to some of the officials of the Ashram to learn about the various massage and healing techniques.
4. Laxman Jhula
In your Haridwar and Rishikesh sightseeing package is also the inclusion of the two famous jhulas, Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula. The Laxman Jhula connects the two villages of Tapovan and Garhwal in Haridwar. The Lakshman Jhula is exceptionally well known amongst tourists because of the rich mythological associations that are connected with the bridge. Devotees believe that Laxman from the Ramayana myth had actually walked on the bridge when he met Ram there.
Must Do: Take a very cool aesthetic picture right in the middle of the Jhula!
5. Ram Jhula
Constructed in the year 1980, Ram Jhula is one of the most popular attractions of Rishikesh. This bridge is remarkably similar to the Laxman Jhula, with some differences. The design and construction in steel are, and both are equally spectacular. Ram Jhula is placed a few miles downstream from Laxman Jhula and links Swarg Ashram on the western bank of River Ganga to the Sivananda Ashram on the eastern one.
Must Do: Shop and grab some souvenirs from the markets at the ends of the Ram Jhula.
6. Jumpin Heights
One can also visit Jumping Heights where you can bungee jump and feel the thrill of a scary experience. It is an activity that only the extremely strong hearted can do and is a fantastic experience, especially if you’re visiting with friends.
The staff conducting the activity are especially careful regarding safety provisions so you can rest assured that it will not be a harmful activity. So, if you are an adrenaline enthusiast and are always seeking adventure, this is one part of the trip that you should not be missing. We are sure it will be a proud moment to tick off your bucket list!
Must Do: Have someone make a video of you as you plunge into the adventure!
Thus, the one day local sightseeing tour package offers a pleasant and balanced experience of both Haridwar and Rishikesh, giving you a glimpse into the religious vivacity and the cultural significance of a city and civilization so old in India. It is a vacation you will remember all your life, especially when you have our professional and dedicated services to ensure that the trip is an amazing one.