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Pind Daan / Tarpan Tour

Duration : 09 Nights - 10 Days

Detail Tour Programme: Delhi – Haridwar– Rishikesh-Varanasi-Gaya - Allahabad-Agra-Delhi

Pind Daan:-

Pind Daanis the Hindu belief that after the death, soul of human being still remain in this materialistic world. Just because of the loss of body (due to death) someone cannot detach himself / herself from this world. The pull of Love, kindness, affection for his / her family, friends, relatives etc. and the affinity for the materialistic world prevent him to go for the extreme and ultimate departure. As a result, being a bodiless state that man (without body) gets pain. He wants to do many things but cannot. They cannot or even do not want to make themselves free from this materialistic world. 'PINDA DAAN' according to Hindu Belief Gives them an ultimate relief and paves the way for their departure to the ultimate world of Peace. Pind Daan is considered to be a mandatory rite believed to bring salvation to the departed souls. An obligation of all Devout Hindus.

What is reason behind last rites rituals in India

Belief in after-life and immortality of soul is one of the main reasons why Hindus perform Pind Daan. Pind Daan is considered one of the last rites which Hindus across globe perform to liberate souls of their departed ones as it is believed in Hinduism that every soul longs to live in a body and so it hovers around the body it even after it departs from it.
Pind Daan method in Hinduism is elaborately discussed in many scriptures. Holy cities of India for Pind Daan like Varanasi Gayaji, Ayodhya, Allahabad, Haridwar are considered best Pind Daan destinations in India to perform last rites ritualsand offer enough space to perform such rituals.
Beliefs related to last rites are equally prevalent in Hindu religion at all places. So, people perform last rites in India at holy cities like Varanasi, Gayaji, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Pushkar and Haridwar.

Day 01: DELHI (By Flight)
Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted by our company representative, who will then transfer you to the hotel. “Delhi is a city of where the past coexists the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and this city is rich in his architecture of its monuments, diverse of cultural elements, daily life”. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Hairdwar (260 Kms - 06 Hrs)

Moring after breakfast drive to  Haridwar. Check in at Hotel. Evening Aarti Ceremony on Hari Ki Pauri (meaning "at the feet of Lord Shiva") is the spot where devotees offer prayers on the steps leading down to the river. Every evening the Ganga Aarti is performed at all temples in Haridwar at the same time - which culminates in a moving spectacle of thousands of lamps set afloat in the Ganga by the multitude of worshippers.  Overnight at Hotel.

Haridwar: Situated at the foot hills of the Himalayas, the city is a doorway to the land of holy shrines and pilgrimages, prayer and devotion. Haridwar in Hindi literally means "Gateway to the Lord". The city also represents the point where the sacred river Ganga enters the plains. Haridwar is the site of the Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years, which is the biggest congregation in the world.

Day 03: Haridwar - Rishikesh – Haridwar

Early morning Yoga & Meditation Classes. After breakfast visit Rishikesh visit Ram Jhula, Laxman  Jhula, Parmarth Ashram , Evening explore the Spa and experience the rejuvenation therapies. Meditation . Towards a Stress Free Life. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Haridwar - Delhi -  Varanasi (by Flight)
Morning after breakfast take drive to Delhi, after take flight for Varanasi, upon arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight at Varanasi.

Varanasi: Hindus holiest city and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious important when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century. Dinner & Overnight at Varanasi.

Day 05: VARANASI - Pind Daan Pooja & City Tour
Early morning light breakfast at Hotel drive to Hanuman Ghat for Pooja / Pind Daan this pooja time will take 2-3 hrs, after. Visit Vishalakshi Temple, Kashi Vishwnath Temple one of 12 jyotrilinga, later visit Kalbhirav Temple. After drive to Sarnath, Evening Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we'll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bath and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water's edge. Aarti Ceremony at Ganga River. Dinner & Overnight at Varanasi.

Summary :

  • Pind Dan rituals.
  • Viashalakshi, Vishwanath temple, Annpurna Temple.
  • Evening Boat Ride at Ganga River / Sarnath Visit.

Day 06: VARANASI – BODHGAYA (300 Kms – 06 Hrs)
After Breakfast visit Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Durga Mata Temple, after transfer to Bodhgaya Check in Hotel have Lunch, alter do rest for 01, Visit Lord Buddha Temple (Maha Bodhi temple), Bodhi Tree, Buddha Statue. Covers other sightseeing places Sita Kund, Janki temple, Haleshwar Asthan, Ram chura (Vaisahali). Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in bodhgaya.

Summary :

  • Sankat Mochan, Durga Mata Temple.
  • Sita Kund, Janki temple, Haleshwar Asthan, Ram chura (Vaisahali).
  • Visit Lord Buddha Temple River , Bodhi Tree, Buddha Statue

Day 07: Bodhgaya-Gaya-Varanasi (300 Kms 6 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast we will go for Pind Daan rituals. It takes around 2-3 hrs to perform entire pooja activity. Everything will be arranged by us (Purohit + Pooja items). After visit Vishnu Temple, later back to hotel for Lunch. After drive to Varanasi, upon arrival check in hotel dinner & overnight.

Summary :

  • Pind daan Rituals.
  • Gaya sightseeing – Vishnu Temples

Day 08: Varanasi –Allahabad (150 KM, 3 hrs) – Varanasi (150 KM, 3 Hrs)
After early breakfast, we drive to Allahabad. Enjoy the holy bath in river Ganga and in Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Sangam - overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters.
Latter we will go for Pind daan rituals. It takes around 2-3 hrs to perform entire activity. Everything will be arranged by us (Purohit + Pooja items) (optional).
After lunch we will cover the other spot in Allahabad like Hanuman Temple, Anand Bhavan- one of the country’s best-running museums in memory of Jawahar Lal Nehru. Swaraj Bhawan -the house where the former Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi was born. In evening drive back to Varanasi. Night stay at Hotel in Varanasi.

Summary :

  • Pind daan rituals
  • Sangan bath , Hanuman Temple
  • Anand Bhavan, Swaraj Bhavan

Day 09: VARANASI – DELHI (By Flight)  – Agra
Morning after breakfast transfer to Varanasi Airport to connect flight to Delhi. Upon arrival direct drive to Agra En route visit Vrindavan (If Time Permit), after drive to Agra Check in dinner, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Agra – Local City Tour – Delhi (200 Kms / 04 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast visit Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, Taj Mahal is synonymous with love and romance. It is believed that the name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan wife Mumtaz Mahal and means "Crown Palace". The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make Taj Mahal travel gain a place amongst the most popular ones. However, unless and until, one knows the love story behind the Tajmahal of India, it will come up as just a beautiful building. But, the love behind this outstanding monument is what has given a life to this monument.
On time drop at Delhi Airport to connect flight for onwards destinations.

!! Wishing you a happy journey with wonderful memories !!

Above Tour Cost Includes : (Above cost based on 3 & 4 Star Hotels)

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis.
  • Daily breakfast & Dinner at All Hotels.
  • Lunch at Indian Restaurant.
  • Ac Vehicle for surface travel as per plan.
  • Mineral Water during the travel 02 Bottle per day per person.
  • Monument Entrance Fees.
  • Cable Ride at Haridwar for Chandidevi Temple.
  • English Speaking Guide. (Agra & Delhi).
  • Pind Daan Pooja.
  • Assistance upon arrival & departure
  • All current applicable taxes

    • Air Fare/Train fare.
    • Temple Pooja / Any Donation Etc.
    • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
    • Camera Fee at Monuments.
    • Gratuities.
    GST. 05%

    Note: - As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Voter ID Card/Passport/at the point of check in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation.

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