The Great Life-nurturing Himalayan Experience (08 Days; # 214)
Haridwar is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage places. River Ganges enters the North Indian plains at Haridwar. Haridwar or ‘Gateway to Gods’ is also known by the names of Mayapuri, Kapila and Gangadwar. Hindu pilgrims and devotees gather at Haridwar to offer prayers on auspicious occasions. The water of River Ganga is considered so sacred at Haridwar that pilgrims carry back the water from the Ganges.
Haridwar has not only remained the abode of the holy men and saints but also served as a center of attraction for many, for learning the arts, science and culture.
Srinagar is known for its beauty that embodies green rolling mountains, lush forest and the meandering River Alakananda that is believed to have submerged the evil Sri Yantra (Rock) that Sri Adi Shankaracharya hurled in it. This must-visit destination is located in the Pauri Garhwal District and is considered a well-connected base for many destinations in Uttarakhand. Srinagar is also known as an education hub in the state as it houses one of the prominent universities, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna. The city is also one of the best reflection of the Garhwali architecture, which makes this modern place look still attached to its rich history.
Chopta is also known as “Mini Switzerland“, and is getting popular year after year. Chopta Hill Station is located at an altitude of 2700 mts, in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand State. Chopta is surrounded by dense forest, and offers majestic view of Snow Clad Himalayan Ranges and lush green meadows.
It is also the starting point of the trek to famous Tungnath Mandir (Panch Kedar Temple) and Chandrashila Summit . The Chopta region is rich in varied flora and fauna, with plenty of Rhododendron and Deodar trees all around.
Mussoorie, with its green hills & varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill resort and a fabulous honeymoon spot. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the northeast, & glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur & Haridwar to the South, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists.
Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site & laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kinds of amusement & every facility for domestic & foreign tourists.
Located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is one of the most popular hill stations of India. While there are a lot of tourist destinations in the city that receive heavy traffic throughout the year, there are still many destinations that are undiscovered and are worth exploring for a holistic experience.
Delhi – India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern.
Some important places worth visiting in Delhi include the Humayun’s Tomb, the Jantar Mantar, the Bahai temple, the Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate. Delhi is also a great shopping destination — be it the roadside stalls of Connaught Place, or the International style swanky shopping malls in the suburbs, shopping is a major attraction for visitors to Delhi. Modern Delhi now boasts of some World Class Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs.