Hindu Pilgrimage Tour

Tour Information

The word Kalachakra means cycles of time, and the Kalachakra system presents three such cycles – external, internal and alternative. The external and internal cycles deal with time as we normally know it, while the alternative cycles are practices for gaining liberation from these two. Please note Kalachakra in Leh, Ladakh, is from July 3 to 14: During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from July 3 to 5, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals. From July 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings. On July 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from July 10 to 13. On July 14, a long life empowerment (tse-wang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed. Feel the solemnity when you join our Hindu Pilgrimage Tour. Explore some historical  landmark, churches and new places.

DAY 01     MANILA – DELHI
Depart Manila, meet upon arrival at New Delhi international airport later assisted transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel

DAY 02     Delhi- Varanasi by flight (BLD)
After breakfast transfer to New Delhi airport to board flight for Varanasi, Met upon arrival at Varanasi airport later assisted transfer to your hotel.

After Lunch at hotel proceed with excursion to Sarnath 10-Kms away from Varanasi is the fabled place, which bears testimony to its great past where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples, expounding the principles of Buddhism. The remains date back to as far as the3rd-Century BC when Emperor Ashoka founded various institutions, stupas, monasteries and pillar Edicts. Visit the art collection at the Archaeological Museum. The main attraction is the superb Capital from Ashokan Pillar – the Ashokan symbol of four back-to-back Lions which has been adopted as the state symbol Independent India. Evening attend the collective prayer at river Ganges. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 03     Varanasi- Delhi by flight (BLD)
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges. The western banks of Ganges has a string of Ghats – the chain of stone steps, all built with pavilions, palaces and terraces, most of which are mainly used as Dharamsalas where the pilgrims stay during their visit to the holy city. At dawn, the Ghats are abuzz with activity of the devotees performing their ablutions in the river or offering prayers to the rising sun and performing other religious rituals. A boat ride along the Ghats gives you vantage views of this activity. The sunrise on the Ganges is a soul-lifting experience. Later, visit the Vishwanath temple, also called the golden temple because of the gold-plating on its roof.

Return to hotel for breakfast. Later transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi, Met upon arrival at New Delhi airport and assisted transfer to your hotel.

DAY 04     Delhi- Haridwar – Rishikesh (BLD)
After breakfast depart by surface to Rishikesh enroute visiting Haridwar continue drive to Rishikesh, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Haridwar means “Gateway to God”. It is essentially a Hindu pilgrimage town with temples, hermitages and Dharamshalas along the banks of the river Ganga. Visit Har-ki-Pauri, the most popular bathing Ghat which has a footprint of Lord Vishnu, the Hindu God of Preservation, on stone. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Rishikesh.

DAY 05     Rishikesh (BLD)
After breakfast proceed with half day tour of Rishikesh, which stands for the “Plaits of Sage”, is a place of Ashrams where solace-seeker come to spend their time in the serenity of meditation and godliness. Visit the Shivananda Ashram where discourses in English on Hindu religious texts can be heard. Also visit the Lakshman Jhoola, a suspension bridge spanning the Ganga. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 06     Rishikesh – Delhi by surface (BLD)
After breakfast depart by surface to Delhi, upon arrival Lunch at local restaurant later proceed with visit to Famous Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday). The beautiful Temple built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities.

The Temple is a fusion of pink stone and pure white marble, where pink stone symbolizes bhakti in eternal bloom and white marble that of absolute purity and eternal peace. Akshardham was created by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj in fulfillment to the wish of his guru, Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj, the fourth successor in the spiritual hierarchy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. In only a short time span of five years Swaminarayan Akshardham became a reality through the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, 300 million man hours of epic services rendered by 11,000 volunteers, sadhus and artisans and the immense sacrifice, austerities, prayers of hundreds of thousands of young and old devotees of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07     Delhi
After breakfast check out at 1200 Hrs. later transfer to airport to board next day early morning flight back to Manila.

DAY 08     ARRIVAL IN MANILA

***End of Tour***

FLIGHT DETAILS

Date Flight From To Dep Arr
DAY 01 CX 906 MNL HKG 1100 1320
DAY 01 CX 751 HKG DEL 1425 2050
DAY 02 SG 116 DEL VNS 0930 1100
DAY 03 SG 119 VNS DEL 1535 1655
DAY 08 CX 708 DEL HKG 0240 1305
DAY 08 CX 903 HKG MNL 1640 1845

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