Chardham Yatra 2013 (Ex – Delhi)
11 Nights / 12 Days
Chardham Yatra 2013 (Ex – Delhi) (11 Nights / 12 Days)
Lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, 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.
Day 2 : Haridwar - Barkot (220 Kms – 7/8 Hrs Approx)
Drive to Barkot via Dehradun &Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.
Day 3 : Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot ((36 Kms Drive and 6 Kms Trek(one side) Approx)
Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. 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 DivyaShila, After taking bath in JamunabaiKund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
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
A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple
Day 4 : Barkot - Uttarkashi((100 Kms – 4 Hrs Approx)
Drive to Uttarkashi. Check in Hotel, Later at evening visit Vishwanath Temple. Night Halt.
Day 5 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 Kms – 3 Hrs Approx (Each Side) )
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After GangotriDarshan we return to Uttarkashi. Oernight stay at Uttarkashi.
The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
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.
Kedar Ganga Sangam
Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.
Day 6 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220 Kms – 9 Hrs Approx (Each Side) )
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.
Day 7 : Guptkashi - Kedarnath ((30 Kms By Road and 14 Kms Trek) Approx)
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.
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.
: 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 PanchKedar.
Day 8 : Kedarnath - Rudraprayag ((14 Kms Down Trek and 75 Kms 3 Hrs by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.
It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
Day 9 : Rudraprayag - Badrinath ((165 Kms 7 Hrs Approx)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.
Badrinathone 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".
Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
A recess in the river, near TaptKund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye.
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 SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka
Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. fromBadrinath out of which 2 kms. ismotorableuptoMana.
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.
Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where VedVyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Day 10 :Badrinath–Joshimath ((44 Kms 3 Hrs Approx) , Pipalkoti ((85 Kms 4 Hrs Approx) , Kirtinagar ((200 Kms 8 Hrs Approx)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for PinddanShraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, VyasGufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Joshimath / Pipalkoti / Kirtinagar. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by AdiShankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboringNiti Valley at BhavishyaBadri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.
Day 11 : Joshimath-Rishikesh ((255 Kms 8-9 Hrs Approx) , / Pipalkoti–Rishikesh ((210 Kms 7-8 Hrs Approx) ,/ Kirtinagar–Rishikesh ((100 Kms 3 Hrs Approx)
Early morning, visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later, Drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
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. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of " Hrishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Temples & Sight Seeing
LaxmanJhulla, Ram Jhulla, TriveniGhat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram...
Day 12 : Rudraprayag - Badrinath ((165 Kms 7 Hrs Approx)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.
Package cost per person : Rs. 39900 (by Tata Indigo)
Tour price includes :
- Assistance upon Arrival at Delhi Station / Airport
- Return Delhi Station / Airport transfer.
- All Delux Accommodation.
- All Transfers & Sightseeing as per itinerary
- All toll tax parking charges driver's TADA & state taxes
- All hotel taxes
Tour price does not include :
- Anything other than mentioned in the includes list
- Early Check In and Late Check Out in properties
- Personal Exp / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines etc.
- Air / Train Tickets
- Travel Insurance