Immerse yourself in the religious history of the holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar on this full-day private tour from New Delhi. Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide and plenty of time to ask questions. Highlights include Har Ki Pauri, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, and Ma Anandamayee Ashram.
See the highlights of the holy cities Rishikesh and Haridwar in a single day
Private tour for just your party means a flexible itinerary
Private round-trip transportation eliminates the need for a rental car
Plenty of time to ask questions about the holy sites and rituals
My guide (Rajpal Rana) picked me up sharp at 6 am, we communicated the day before via Whatsapp. I fell asleep in the car and at about 8:30 am we stopped at a nice restaurant for breakfast. Around 11:00 am we reached Rishikesh. Rana showed me the main temples and the ashrams on the banks of the Ganges. We walked across Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. Rana showed me a nice crystal shop that was run by the local ashram. We then went to Haridwar, and saw the banks of the Ganges, and walked through the area. The ganga arti in Hardiwar begins around 7 pm. I had to cut the tour a bit short, as I had to be back in Delhi by early evening, so we didn't stay for the evening Aarti.
I reached my hotel by about 8:30 pm. But Rana was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a way to see both Haridwar and Rishikesh in the same day.
This man, Rana, went above and beyond to make sure we got to Haridaw. The day of the tour people were protesting by blocking the road. He tried every way imaginable to figure out a way to get us there. We may have arrived 3 hours later than expected but we arrived IN ONE PIECE :
We didn't get to do everything because we would have missed the main point of the trip. We so enjoyed seeing the prayer ceremony and all the sites at the Ganges river. I would recommend this trip to everyone. It was AMAZING. To me THIS was India!!!
This is an excellent tour. Our driver/guide was Raj Pal and found him to be fantastic! On time for our pick up and his driving was flawless which is not easy if you are familiar with India. He was a wealth of information on the area and what we were seeing and doing and we felt at all times safe and comfortable. The road itself from Delhi to Rishikesh/Hardiwar is not the best but it is definitely worth the trip. My only recommendation is to make sure to take a handful of small bills for Temple entrance fees, washroom fees, etc. And be prepared for a long day. There is some walking required - but it is not difficult. Again - a very good day trip.
It was a long day but well worth it. Ayjay our guide was super knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. He made sure that our trip went smoothly and safely. He went out of his way to ensure that we had the best experience ever. The fire ceremony in Haridwar was exceptional and very emotional. Would recommend this trip and our driver/guide
This was an amazing tour to experience the Hindu religion first hand. It is an extremely long day, but does provide opportunities to stop for meals. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. He loved sharing information about his culture, country and religion with the group. I wish there was time to take a yoga class as you are in the heart of peaceful yoga and mindfulness training. Very happy I choose this tour to see the Ganges and witness the daily prayer rituals.
Rana was an excellent driver. we always felt safe with him. also his english is excellent compared to other drivers. he gave me rhe regund of 1000 rupies. thank you for the nice experience.
The local guide in Rishikesh was not able to speak english. He just had learned a few phrases.
Not worth the effort. Rotten 16 hour journey to see the Ganges. Most other items on the tour were skipped. He pointed one out as we drove by at 50KPH.
Inadequate restroom breaks. On the return wife had to wait 8 hours and he stopped for me to pee in the weeds.
Very boring journey and woefully inadequate guide.
Do not waste your time and money on this one.
Booked this tour for my mom and she absolutely loved it! As soon as I booked the tour, the tour company followed up with me to give me the details of the day. The tour guide, who was also the driver, was amazing and knowledgable.
Although this turned out to be an mostly-enjoyable day, our day trip to Haridwar and Rishikesk was an incredible letdown. We expected a local, English-speaking guide to take us from Delhi up to the foothills of the Himalayas, stopping along the way to show us interesting sights and tell us stories. What we got was a guide that did not speak English, a straight drive from Delhi to Rishikesh with only one stop which was for breakfast, and a van that broke down the entire drive back to Delhi. Additionally, we were expected to pay for a walking tour in Rishikesh, although all fees were advertised as included as part of our package. Were there any positives? Yes. We were able to go in the Ganges in Rishikesh, we saw the aarti in Haridwar, and the locals were wonderfully friendly in both places. Would I recommend this tour to others? No.