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Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra

Package - Four Abodes of God in Uttrakhand India

 

 

PACKAGE  DURATION : 11 NIGHTS 12 DAYS

DESTINATION : DELHI – HARIDWAR – BARKOT – YAMUNOTRI – UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI – GUPTKASHI – KEDARNATH – BADRINATH – Ruderprayg – DELHI.

 

 

Char Dham Yatra : Overview

 In this holiday package you will cover the most famous pilgrimage site of India known as Char Dham yatra with all possible and comfortable services.Char Dham is referred to the four most holy Hindu pilgrimage of India nestled in Indian Himalayas of Uttarakhand state of India. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji.This tour is the most demanding expeditions amongst the pilgrims with its great heights and arduous trekking routes up till the top shrines .The 'Char Dham Yatra' is one of the most sacred pilgrim tours for Hindus and is believed to wash away all your sins of present and past lifetimes.

 

What is unique about Chardham Yatra Package and why?

Chardham Yatra consists in a visit to the four holy Dhams, namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Below reasons that made these four holy places so unique:

Yamunotri: Surya Kund is located in vicinity to Yamunotri glacier and is a Thermal spring with fuming hot water. Rice can easily be boiled in a couple of minutes when exposed to the hot waters of Surya Kund. Rice cooked here is offered as Prasadam to the deity of Goddess Yamuna at the Yamunotri temple. The Surya Kund has been named after Sun god who is considered as Goddess Yamuna’s father.

Gangotri: The point of origin of Ganga is Gangotri Glacier in Himalayas’ southern slope and it runs through India and Bangladesh, covering a total distance of 1560 miles or 2520 kilometers. University of Roorkee’s D.S. Bhargava, an environmental engineer, studied and found that Ganga is the only river in the world that decomposes organic wastes at a rate 15 to 25 times faster compared to other rivers in entire world.

Kedarnath: Gauri Kund is another thermal spring falling on the way to Kedarnath temple. This Kund has got its name from Devi Parvati, also known as Gauri who is believed to have performed her yogic rites at this place. Kedarnath Dham trek commences from Gauri Kund.

Badrinath: Tapt kund is a thermal spring located in vicinity to Badrinath Dham. Pilgrims to Badrinath bathe in this Thermal spring before moving on to the temple. Tapt Kund is believed to be the seat of the fire god, Lord Agni. Also, the waters of the Kund are believed to come with great healing power and medicinal properties.

 

Why you must visit Chardham Yatra

Besides mythological reasons, there are many scientific and medical reasons associated with the significance of this holy pilgrimage tour. Since, all the sacred shrines are located in higher mountainous regions so a trek to these destinations in a year helps a person attain fitness and physical stamina which is also very important for our health. Secondly, the natural beauty of this place comprising of lofty peaks, gurgling rivers, sparking waterfalls and stunning lakes of these holy sites, help a person feel relaxed and joyful. Apart from these, the whole atmosphere sanctified with enchanting of shlokas and mantras brings a lot of positivity in our mind and regulates various body hormones, pulse rate, and heartbeat. It will be the great moment in your life with lots of good memories ever.


Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra Package - Four Abodes of God in Uttrakhand India - Rates & Dates


Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra Package Inclusion

  • MAP Meal Plan at all Hotels.(Breakfast + Dinner)

  • 2 night stay at Haridwar Hotels

  • 2 Nights Stay at Barkot Hotels

  • 2 Nights stay at Uttarkashi Hotels.

  • 1 Night stay at Guptkashi Hotels.

  • 1 Night Stay at kedarnath Hotels

  • 1 Night stay at Badrinath Hotels.

  • 1 Nights stay at Ruderpryag Hotels.

  • 1 Night stay at Joshimath Hotels.

  • Transport Haridwar – 4 Dham – Haridwar non A/C.  as per chosen (A/C cab with Deluxe package).

  • Accommodation on twin sharing as per chosen package Economical, Standard and Deluxe as hereunder list or similar.

  • Children age (5-11 yrs) will stay without extra bed with their parents, child age up to 4 yrs everyway free. 

  • Extra person age 12+ will stay with extra bed or mattress.

  • All state taxes, tall tax, parking, Chardham registration fee, driver night charges etc.

 

Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra Package Exclusion
 

  • Any tip,  any pooja fee, Personal expenses & 3.09% Service tax.

  • Lunch.

  • Package do not include entry fees to temples, monuments and places

  • Anything not mentioned in the package includes.

  • Porter charges at hotels and airports, tips, insurance, Cable car, laundry, liquors, wine, mineral water, telephone charges.

  • All items of personal nature.

  • Potters, pony, horse charges. 

  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot). 

  • Any increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.


Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra Package - Four Abodes of God in Uttrakhand India - Itinerary

Morning Pick up from Delhi airport or Railway station and drive to Haridwar, Reach Haridwar Check in at the hotel and welcome drink & mini refreshments at arrival,Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in the evening.Dinner & overnight stay at Haridwar. Post Dinner, Trip Leader's brief on Holy Chardham Yatra.. Temples in Haridwar which are major attraction of this Saint city are, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Anandmai ashram, Vaishno Devi Temple,Doodhdhari Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple and Bharat Mata Mandir. 


Haridwar : Lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal , is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Early morning wake up call for ganges bathing and Surya Namaskar at Saptrishi Ghat, breakfast and later leave for journey to the first of your Dham, Yamunotri, (daughter of the Sun god, Surya and consciousness, Sangya. .Drive to Barkot will be via Dehradun ,Mussoorie and visiting Kempty fall enroute. Dinner & Overnight stay at Barkot.

Morning Wake up and leave for Yamunotri Darshan, your first of Himalayan Chardham. Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms),trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms).Either by walk or by Hiring Pony or by Palanquin. Arrival Yamunotri, ( One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila), After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel. 

Surya Kund :- There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund. 

Divya Shila :- A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Morning breakfast and leave for Uttarkashi, literally meaning Kashi of north. Enroute Journey breaks at Brahamkhal and Dharasu band. Later reach Uttarkashi in time for Lunch. Rest of the evening at leisure.Later visit Vishwanath Temple.Dinner & stay overnight at Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

Early morning wakeup call and light breakfast proceed for Gangotri. Enroute journey break at Gangnani, hot water spring, later continue for Gangotri temple. Post Puja, lunch at Gangotri. Later leave for Uttarkashi. Dinner & stay overnight at Uttarkashi. 


Gangotri Temple :- The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. 

Submerged Shivling :- Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Morning post breakfast leave for Guptkashi for the Kedarnath darshan, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.Drive to Guptkashi enroute visiting Heritage Tehri Town and lake which is developed by Submerging whole town under it, Reach Guptkashi a large village located in Kedar Khanda. It is famous for the ancient Vishwanath Temple - dedicated to god Shiva - similar to the one in Varanasi.Overnight stay at Guptkashi

Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.   


Gaurikund :- At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath. Kedarnath :- The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel at the hotel in Rudraprayag. Overnight Night Halt. 

Rudraprayag : Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers.

Badrinath Temple, Uttaranchal Tour
Morning Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti.Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries". Overnight stay at Badrinath. 


Tapt Kund :- Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple. 
Narad Kund :- A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. 
Brahama Kapal :- A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. 
Sheshnetra :- 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye. 
Charanpaduka :- 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder. 
Mata Murty Temple :- Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka. 
Mana Village :- Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. 
Vasundhara :- As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana. 
Bhim Pul :- On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).Later drive back to Joshimath . Check in Hotel. Overnight Stay at Joshimath Hotel.. 
 

Drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Overnight stay.

Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.



Name of four Dham (Bharat ke char Dham ke naam)

BadrinathTemple: The of Lord Vishnu, located in the North is in the state of Uttarakhand, India

Dwarka : The Temple of Lord Krishna, located in the West is in the state of Gujarat, India

Puri: The Temple of Lord Jagannth, located in the East is in the state of Odisha, India

Rameswaram: The Temple of Lord Shiva, located in the South is in the state of Tamil Nadu, India

 

Tirth yatra packages in india (chardham tours)

Holiday travel provides you holy tour package or tirth yatra package in which chardham tour. One of the most prominent aspects of Hinduism is Tirtha Yatra. It literally means a pilgrimage undertaken to visit a holy site. Here is a list of five popular Hindu pilgrim destinations which are mostly visited by Hindus living in different parts of India.

 

Shri Badrinath Dham

is considered the holiest of the four important shrines. The town is at an altitude of 3,133 m. above sea level, situated on the left bank of river Alaknanda and exactly between the two mountains Nara and Narayan and the shadow of Nilkantha peak. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnu the preserver and protector of Hindu Divine Trinity. 


Shri Kedarnath Dham

The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar. 


Gangotri Dham

The Shrine of Gangotri situated at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level amidst captivating surroundings along the right bank of Bhagirathi is 100 km from Uttarkashi. The temples opening is preceded by a special Puja of Ganga both inside the temple as well as on the river bank. 

 

Yamunotri Dham

Yamunotri Dham is the Source of Yamunotri River and the seat of Godess Yamuna,it is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas,The main attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti. The temple of Yamuna, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna, like the Ganges, has been elavated to the status of a divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization

 

List of tirth sthal in India (Bharat tirtha darshan)

Badrinath Temple: located in the Chamoli district, a small town of Badrinath (Uttarakhand).

Somnath Temple:The temple is located in Prabhas Kshetra in Saurashtra (Gujarat).

Kedarnath Temple:Situated in the Himalayan range of Garhwal area (Uttarakhand)

Rameshwaram Temple: Located a small island town in Tamil Nadu

 Vaishno Devi Mandir:  situated in Jammu and Kashmir, near Katra town.

Gangotri Temple: situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Located in the ancient and holy city of Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh),

Lord Jagannath Temple: temple is situated in Puri (Orissa)

Yamunotri Temple: Located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand

Amarnath Cave Temple: Located in state of Jammu and Kashmir

 

Kedarnath weather

Winter: In winters due to heavy snowfall, the Kedarnath Temple is closed and no one stays in Kedarnath. For six months (November to April) the Palki of Lord Kedarnath is transferred to a place near Guptakashi called Ukhimath and is reinstated at Kedarnath, in the month of May. It is at this time, that the doors of the temple are thrown open to pilgrims, who gather from all parts of India, for a holy pilgrimage.

Summer: Summer season stars from May and end till month of June. Summers are ideal for all sightseeing, temple visit and also for visiting nearby attractions. Climate Are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average temperature around 17°C.

Monsoon: Monsoon months are End of July, Aug and Early September. Monsoon from July to August are accompanied with occasional rains and also temperature drops down to 12°C. Landslides are common so tourists should avoid holidaying in this season .Rainy Seasons should be avoided due to landslides in various areas of Kedarnath.

The Best Season to visit : Best time to visit Kedarnath is the months of May, June, September and October. Kedarnath has a cold climate for most part of the year on these months

 

Yamunotri weather

Winter:  Winters during October to March are chilly freeze have temperatures at sub-zero level and are characterized by heavy snowfalls. This season in Yamunotri is from October to March. Winters are chilly with the temperature ranging from -7 to 5°C.

Summer: Summers season starts from April and ends in July in yamunotri region.  Temperature during this season ranges from 6 to 20° and May-June are the warmest months.

Monsoon: During monsoon, season in Yamunotri this place   witnesses heavy rainfall. This season starts from late July and ends in September.  Monsoon season is not suited for any outdoor activities, especially the months of December and January as rainfalls are very scanty here

Best time to visitPeople visit this city to explore a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year but the Best time to visit Yamunotri is between May to June and September to November

 

Haridwar to Badrinath distance

By road: Distance between Haridwar to Badrinath is 323 km by Road along with an aerial distance of 157 km.

By train: There is no direct train between Haridwar and Badrinath. You can take Kgm Ddn Express from Haridwar to Dehradun then take a taxi from Dehradun to Badrinath

There is direct bus between Haridwar and Badrinath. You can take State Transport Bus from Haridwar to Badrinath

 

Gangotri uttarakhand

The river Ganga originates from the Gangotri glacier and is known as Bhagirathi. The name Ganga picks up later on after the river passes Devaprayag and merges into the river Alaknanda.

This is a perfect destination to breathe in a serene and pious atmosphere; Gangotri has the charm to attract people from all over. The striking presence of the snow-clad mountains in the vicinity and the pure crystal clear water of the Ganges flowing around add to the sanctity of the place. One feels close to God in the high altitude of Gangotri.

The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by the trees of pines and deodars. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of ashrams and dharamshalas are located on the other side of the river. It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.  This trek is best recommended for adventure lovers, fond of rock-climbing, glacier traversing and also for nature lovers

 

There are some attaractions to visit near gangotri –

Bhojbasa: situated at an altitude of 3,775 mts above sea leval,

Gangnani: A small town situated 46 kms from gangotri

Gangotri Temple: This 18th-century temple has an impressive height of 20 feet.

Bhairoghati: It is  approximately 10 kms from Gangotri town.

Jalmagna shivv linga: Situated near main temple area with running water from origin of holy ganga river.

Best time to visit :  Best season to visit the holy city of Gangotri is from April to June and September to November.

 

Gangotri trek

Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from Heaven, and a Temple of Goddess Ganga marks the spot where the Goddess descended to the Earth.For trekking Gangotri Start from Uttarkashi which is 3,048m 90km/3-4 Hours by Road

About trekking, there are many places in Gangotri to lure you and give you a satisfying trekking experience. Here follows some trekking options to try:

Trek to Gurumukhi: An 18 kms of trek from the Gangotri

Trek to Tapovan: stunning views of the high peaks of Shivling Mountains

 

Kedar Badri tour plan / Hindu pilgrimage sites  

The distance kedar to badri dham is 247 km.

Kedar Dham yatra: Kedarnath range stands one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The beautiful scenic views around the temple look like quite peace on heaven. It is a beautiful place to do meditation. The main attractions here are the Shiva Temple, which is a popular Hindu shrine and pilgrimage, attracting devotees from all over the world. This is one of the most famous yatra and Hindu pilgrimage site.

Badrinath Dham Yatra:  it is situated between two mountains Nar and Narayan.  Badrinath Dham is a majestic sight as well as the most important of all the Char Dhams.  Badrinath is one among four pilgrimage centres in four corners of India.  It is the only Shrine which is a part of both Chota Char Dham and India Char Dham

Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra Package Inclusion

  • MAP Meal Plan at all Hotels.(Breakfast + Dinner)

  • 2 night stay at Haridwar Hotels

  • 2 Nights Stay at Barkot Hotels

  • 2 Nights stay at Uttarkashi Hotels.

  • 1 Night stay at Guptkashi Hotels.

  • 1 Night Stay at kedarnath Hotels

  • 1 Night stay at Badrinath Hotels.

  • 1 Nights stay at Ruderpryag Hotels.

  • 1 Night stay at Joshimath Hotels.

  • Transport Haridwar – 4 Dham – Haridwar non A/C.  as per chosen (A/C cab with Deluxe package).

  • Accommodation on twin sharing as per chosen package Economical, Standard and Deluxe as hereunder list or similar.

  • Children age (5-11 yrs) will stay without extra bed with their parents, child age up to 4 yrs everyway free. 

  • Extra person age 12+ will stay with extra bed or mattress.

  • All state taxes, tall tax, parking, Chardham registration fee, driver night charges etc.

 

Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra Package Exclusion
 

  • Any tip,  any pooja fee, Personal expenses & 3.09% Service tax.

  • Lunch.

  • Package do not include entry fees to temples, monuments and places

  • Anything not mentioned in the package includes.

  • Porter charges at hotels and airports, tips, insurance, Cable car, laundry, liquors, wine, mineral water, telephone charges.

  • All items of personal nature.

  • Potters, pony, horse charges. 

  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot). 

  • Any increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

Kedarnath Badrinath Gangotri Yumonotri Chardham Yatra Package - Four Abodes of God in Uttrakhand India - Itinerary

Morning Pick up from Delhi airport or Railway station and drive to Haridwar, Reach Haridwar Check in at the hotel and welcome drink & mini refreshments at arrival,Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in the evening.Dinner & overnight stay at Haridwar. Post Dinner, Trip Leader's brief on Holy Chardham Yatra.. Temples in Haridwar which are major attraction of this Saint city are, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Anandmai ashram, Vaishno Devi Temple,Doodhdhari Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple and Bharat Mata Mandir. 


Haridwar : Lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal , is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Early morning wake up call for ganges bathing and Surya Namaskar at Saptrishi Ghat, breakfast and later leave for journey to the first of your Dham, Yamunotri, (daughter of the Sun god, Surya and consciousness, Sangya. .Drive to Barkot will be via Dehradun ,Mussoorie and visiting Kempty fall enroute. Dinner & Overnight stay at Barkot.

Morning Wake up and leave for Yamunotri Darshan, your first of Himalayan Chardham. Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms),trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms).Either by walk or by Hiring Pony or by Palanquin. Arrival Yamunotri, ( One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila), After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel. 

Surya Kund :- There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund. 

Divya Shila :- A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Morning breakfast and leave for Uttarkashi, literally meaning Kashi of north. Enroute Journey breaks at Brahamkhal and Dharasu band. Later reach Uttarkashi in time for Lunch. Rest of the evening at leisure.Later visit Vishwanath Temple.Dinner & stay overnight at Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

Early morning wakeup call and light breakfast proceed for Gangotri. Enroute journey break at Gangnani, hot water spring, later continue for Gangotri temple. Post Puja, lunch at Gangotri. Later leave for Uttarkashi. Dinner & stay overnight at Uttarkashi. 


Gangotri Temple :- The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. 

Submerged Shivling :- Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Morning post breakfast leave for Guptkashi for the Kedarnath darshan, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.Drive to Guptkashi enroute visiting Heritage Tehri Town and lake which is developed by Submerging whole town under it, Reach Guptkashi a large village located in Kedar Khanda. It is famous for the ancient Vishwanath Temple - dedicated to god Shiva - similar to the one in Varanasi.Overnight stay at Guptkashi

Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.   


Gaurikund :- At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath. Kedarnath :- The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel at the hotel in Rudraprayag. Overnight Night Halt. 

Rudraprayag : Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers.

Badrinath Temple, Uttaranchal Tour
Morning Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti.Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries". Overnight stay at Badrinath. 


Tapt Kund :- Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple. 
Narad Kund :- A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. 
Brahama Kapal :- A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. 
Sheshnetra :- 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye. 
Charanpaduka :- 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder. 
Mata Murty Temple :- Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka. 
Mana Village :- Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. 
Vasundhara :- As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana. 
Bhim Pul :- On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).Later drive back to Joshimath . Check in Hotel. Overnight Stay at Joshimath Hotel.. 
 

Drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Overnight stay.

Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

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