Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve Tour
The wetland tour on the banks of the River Ganges in Chiriyapur forest range of Haridwar district. Adventure aplenty and great for bird watchers.
Jhilmil Jheel is a wetland situated on the left bank of River Ganges in Chiriyapur forest range of Haridwar district. The area is rich in faunal and floral diversity including four species of deer (Chital, Sambar, Barking deer and specially Swamp deer), Wild Elephant, Nilgai, Leopard, Tiger and a large number of resident and winter migratory birds. The sighting of the Swamp deer in 2005 led to the area being declared a Conservation Reserve by the Hon. President of India Prof Abdul Kalam. The tour spans a length of 40 kilometers and takes approx 4 hours. Timings for the Safari are from 6.00 am to 10.00am in the morning and2.00 pm to 6.00 pm in the evening.
Yoga and Meditation sessions
Yoga and meditation sessions where you are guided by experts in spiritual wellness.
Pilibhit House is a noble house right on the banks of the Ganges and with its stepped architecture looking out to the river has many a placid terrace and courtyard for a spot of morning Yoga and meditation where you are guided by wellness experts. The River room a few steps from the river is a great spot to relax in with a book or playlist. The Jiva spa with its all natural philosophy and time tested rituals brings signature experiences.
Forest Riverbed Picnic
A picnic by the Ganges in the Chila wildlife sanctuary on the forest riverbed. A true trophy experience.
A15 km drive away from the heart of Haridwar and along the Ganga Canal on the edge of the Rajaji national park is the road to a memorable picnic. By the turquoise waters of the Ganga, with views of the dense jungles of Chila Wildlife sanctuary running right along the other side of the canal - an uncharted off-road path brings you to a dry river-bed. Now this is a tale for generations. The drive to and fro will take approximately 3-4 hours
Private Bathing Ghat
Pilibhit House is home to the largest private bathing ghat in Haridwar. Great for the evening aarti and the customary dip in the Ganges.
Dating back to more than a century, the artfully restored Pilibhit House not only has a vantage seat by the Ganges but also is home to the largest private bathing ghat in Haridwar. Residents love the facility for the customary dip in the Ganges. The evenings at the ghat are surreal with the evening aarti. The River room that is a few steps above is a great spot to catch few quiet meditative moments with the Ganges or simply unwind with your playlist.
Nomadic Village Tour
A village tour through nomadic settlements of cattle rearers living within the buffer zone of Rajaji Tiger Reserve.
On the outskirts of Haridwar, within the buffer zone of the Rajaji Tiger reserve, lie many small nomadic settlements of cattle rearing communities. These nomadic folks survive on rearing cattle and selling fresh milk to the city of Haridwar. Meet and interact with a community that is a critical part of Haridwar’s ecosystem. Experience a pastoral life that is undoubtedly hard and yet admirable for its respectful co-existence with nature. Take a lesson in simplicity. The tour takes approximately 4 hours.
The Rishikesh Tour
A kaleidoscopic journey through Haridwar’s spiritual twin, Rishikesh known as much for the grand aarti as also Yoga and river rafting.
This tour starts with the two stunning suspension bridges that stretch across the Ganges. It then leads to the Bhootnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, surrounded the forest on 3 sides. This is followed by a legendary stopover – the Beatles Ashram. Walk through the shrubbery into meditation pods and graffiti-covered yoga pavilions while you are surrounded by wall art that preserves the memories of The Beatles. The tour ends at the Paramarth Ashram and the world famous evening Ganga Aarti.
Offbeat Holy Tour
A tour that takes you through the lesser known but hidden gems of Haridwar’s spiritual side.
This offbeat tour takes you through many lesser known but revered holy places. This includes the Glass temple and the Jain temple en-route to the Gita Kutir and Saptrishi (7 Sages) Ashram. As per legend the Ganges changed its path in deference to the prayers of the 7 sages. Gita Kutir is well known for its ritual feeding of sages every evening at 5 PM. Post this you are taken to the Kali Temple on the opposite bank of the river. This temple is believed by many to be the original Bramhakund where the nectar had spilt from the celestial pot. The tour takes approx. 3-4 hours.
A walking tour through the merchant streets of Haridwar that takes you through divinity, food trails, the sacred Rudraksha and ancient genealogy.
Set out on foot through the quaint but bustling market streets of the Haridwar ghat area and see what makes this city timeless. With hundreds of shops that sell artefacts, ritual offerings one cannot but sense the air of divinity around. Learn to identify the authentic sacred seed – the Rudraksha from merchants who go back generations. Taste the famous local snacks and savouries of Haridwar. Sample the Mathura Peda, Punjabi Samosa & Kachori and Poori from Mohan Ji poori waala. And sum it up with a session with mindboggling genealogists who help millions of pilgrim in tracing their ancestry with ancient family records.