08 Nights / 09 Days
Delhi - Rishikesh - Lakhamandal - Goraghati - Dungyara - Chaurani - Biratkhoi - Kalsi - Rishikesh -Haridwar- Delhi
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's "Kalsi Lahamandal Trek"!
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple , a modern Hindu Temple , Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Early in the morning drive to Rishikesh. Rishikesh, situated on the banks of the Ganges. Rishikesh, also known as the 'place of sages' is Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that God by the name of 'Hrishikesh' had appeared as an answer to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name.
Upon arrival, check in your pre-booked hotel. Relax for a while and later visit Rishikesh City of Nirvana dotted with numerous yoga centers.
Laxman Jhula: one of the biggest tourist attractions in Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula is a suspended bridge on the Ganges. Legend has it that Laxman had crossed the river Ganges at this spot on a bridge of ropes. Now a suspended iron bridge 450 ft long, built in 1939 exists here. The Laxman Jhula is something you cannot simply miss on a tour to Rishikesh.
Ram Jhula: Another suspended bridge between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram, Ram Jhula has been named after Laxman’s elder brother Ram.
Bharat Mandir: Built by Adiguru Shankracharya, the Hindu saint in 12th century, this is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. It is located on the bank of river Ganges in the old town and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, whose idol carved out of a single 'Salagram' stands here.
Rishikund: Legend has it that, the river Goddess Yamuna was so pleased with the saint Kubz that she filled this tank with water.
Nilkanth Mahadeo: According to Hindu mythology when the ocean was being churned out for “amrit” by the gods and the demons, it was venom that first oozed out. This venom was swallowed by Lord Shiva at this spot and the place got its name from that event.
Drive to Lakhamandal via Mussoorie. Lakhamandal is place of archaeological significance.
LakhaMandal: It is an ancient temple situated at the heart of Lakha Mandal village, in Dehradun District. It is situated at a distance of 75 km from Mussoorie. The presiding deities of this temple are Shakti, the Goddess of Power, and Lord Shiva, the God of Destruction. The place is also linked to epic Mahabharta. There are two statues in the temple, which are said to be of Bhima and Arjuna, the Pandav brothers. The scattered remains of the some ancient temples and a large number of shivlingas made of shinning grey and granite like stone are the main attraction. Historians and archealogist identify Lakhamandal with the epic Laxagrah (House of Wax) which was made by Duryodhan in a conspiracy to kill the Pandavas. Upon arrival, check into your Camp for an overnight rest.
On the day 4 of your tour drive to Goraghati. Reach and then trek 12 kms to Baijnath. Upon arrival, check into your Camp for an overnight rest.
Today 17 kms to Magti. Arrive and stay overnight in camp.
Trek 11 kms to Biratkhoi. At Biratkhoi there is an epic fort in ruins now, according to the legends of Mahabharat, This fort belongs to Maharaja Birat. Stay overnight in a camp.
Trek 22 kms to Kalsi with packed lunch. Stay overnight in a camp.
This morning drive to Rishikesh. Check into your hotel upon arrival.
Morning after early breakfast, drive back to Delhi, enroute visiting Hari-ki-pauri in Haridwar. Haridwar is also famous by the names of gangadwar, Mokshadwar, Tapovan and Mayapuri. It is at Haridwar that the Ganga finaly energes into the northern plains.
Har Ki Pauri Ghat: Har Ki Pauri ghat is the prime tourist attraction of Haridwar. This wonderful riverside bank was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is said that all the sins that a mortal commits are washed out by bathing at this river-bank. In the evening just when the Sun is about to go down below the horizon, priests perform the religious rite on the bank of the river. This is extremely scenic and people join in the devotional song. After the ritual is over, small candles are floated on the river. The place looks enchanting. The atmosphere is very peaceful and you will surely love it.
Transfer to Delhi airport/railway station to board flight/train for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of your "Kalsi Lahamandal Trek" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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