An architectural and spiritual tour - Delhi Haridwar Agra Vrindavan.

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27th Sep 2019
Day 1

Delhi - City Tour
Began our day by visiting the Raashtrapati Bhavan and the Mughal Garden
Had the opportunity to witness the 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony of the Presidential guards.
In order to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan and witnessing the ceremony one needs to book an appointment on the Rashtrapati Bhavan portal online.

Later we visited the India Gate and Akshardham Temple.
The light and sound show at Akshardham temple is something one must see when in Delhi.

To travel in Delhi;  the metro is the fastest, cheapest and safest option.
Get ur metro pass and keep travelling!

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Photo of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Prachi

Beating the Retreat ceremony

Photo of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Prachi
Day 2

This day was for visitng some architectural masterpieces in Delhi.
We visited the Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb and Red Fort.

It was such a proud moment to stand in front of the Red Fort,  where the Prime Minister hoists India's national flag every independence Day.

Oh and the day also included some shopping in the world famous Chandni Chowk!

Qutub Minar

Photo of An architectural and spiritual tour - Delhi Haridwar Agra Vrindavan. by Prachi

Shopping at Chandni Chowk

Photo of An architectural and spiritual tour - Delhi Haridwar Agra Vrindavan. by Prachi
Day 3

Haridwar
We took an overnight bus from Delhi to Haridwar.
A day tour to Rishikesh and we were back in Haridwar for the evening Ganga Aarti!

There are rickshaws available easily both 3 seater and 6 seater which one can use for a day trip to Rishikesh,  and they are comfortable as well!

Rishikesh

Photo of An architectural and spiritual tour - Delhi Haridwar Agra Vrindavan. by Prachi

An evening at Haridwar

Photo of An architectural and spiritual tour - Delhi Haridwar Agra Vrindavan. by Prachi
Day 4

Agra

Took an overnight bus from Haridwar to Agra.
After a  comfortable volvo AC bus journey the UP state transport,  we reached Agra early in the wee hours of morning.
It was just perfect to catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
The beauty was unparalleled and the crowds very less!

There are cloak rooms available where one can put in their luggage near the Taj.

Later we also visited the Agra fort which itself is another beauty in Red!

The Diwan-E-Khas is indeed khaas with its rich sangemarmar artistry!

Mathura

Mid afternoon we proceeded to Mathura via the Yamuna expressway.

After freshening up in the evening, visited the Dwarkadheesh Temple and the Sri Krishna JanmaJanmasthan Temple - the birth place of my beloved Lord Krishna.

How can one be in the birth place of Krishna and not have Makhan..We eneded our day with some tasty Mathura lassi!

Taj Mahal

Photo of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India by Prachi
Day 5

Vrindavan

It was the time of Holi festival in Vrindavan and the best time ir ever is to be present in this place.

Indeed Holi in Vrindavan is world famous.
There is color everywhere and one just can't escape the sheer amount of energy flowing in the town.

Visiting the Banke Bihari Temple was a task!
Meandering the huge crowds amongst chants of  Radhe Radhe!

We also went to see the Yamuna River at Kesi Ghar,  although it was sad to see such a pretty place in a bad condition.

Another highlight of Vrindavan is the Prem Mandir,  where in the story of Krishna's life is displayed with live moving figurines.  The temple and the idol of Radha Krishna inside is itself a sight to behold.

It was now time to come back to our home ground.
We boarded the August Kranti from Mathura railway station for our return journey to Mumbai.

Photo of Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India by Prachi
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