Arrival at the Airport meet and assist later to drive to Haridwar, on arrival transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.
Haridwar : Haridwar, 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.
Temples & Sight Seeing - Har-ki-Pauri, Chandi Devi & Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Anandmai Ashram, Pawan Dham, Bhooma Niketan, Vaishno Devi Temple, Doodhadhari Temple & Bharat Mata Mandir.
Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.
Drive to Hanuman Chatti, for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), 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 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.
Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River .
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
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 .
Drive to Uttarkashi on arrival Check in the Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple .Night Halt.
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 Annapurna Devi Temple , Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas . After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. overnight stay 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.
Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valley , this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.
Early morning, drive to Guptkashi .On Arrival Check in Hotel, night halt.
(We are Also provide Same day helicopter Service from Phata-Kedarnathji-Phata on Extra Cost:- 8200/-Per person Return ticket)
Early 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
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 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.
After Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Guptkashi Check in Camp at Guptkashi. Night Halt.
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.
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".
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.
Vyas Gufa (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River . Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel.
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, 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 neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.
Morning drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Later visit local sightseeing of Rishikesh. 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 - Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Ashram, Parmarth Ashram.
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour and Services End.
CHARDHAM YATRA ROAD ROUTE
Delhi-Haridwar- 210 Km.- 6 hr.
Haridwar - Barkot 220 Km. - 7 hr. Barkot - Yamunotri 36 km drive, 7 km trek Barkot - Uttarkashi 100 km. - 4 hr. Uttarkashi - Gangotri 100 km. - 3 hr. Uttarkashi - Guptkashi 230 km. - 9 hr. Guptkashi - Kedarnath 20 km. drive, 21 km. trek Guptkashi - Badrinath 225 km. - 8 hr. Bsadrinath - Rudraprayag 160 km. - 6 hr. Rudraprayag - Rishikesh 290 km. - 8 hr. Travel Tips ● Make prior Hotel Bookings. ● Carry snacks with you in case of long traffic jams / land slides. ● Carry Drinking Water, and medicines with you. ● Respect customs of locals. ● Carry Rain Coat / Umbrella, torch, minimum luggage with you.
Summers - Moderate Woolen Winters - Heavy Woolens
Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun are well connected to major cities of India by Railway Network. Check Indian Railway website http://www.indianrail.gov.in for details.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun Daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun is available. Helicopter service to Kedarnath(Regular Flight) and Badrinath(Chater Flight) is available from Fata Helipad near Guptkashi/Rudraprayag and Jollygrant Airport Dehradun.
Cancellations and Refunds :
If you must cancel your reservation, you must notify us in writing or by FAX. We calculate your refund on the day we receive written cancellation.
Cancellation charges per person :
30 or more days prior to departure
20% of the Yatra Cost
15 to 30 days prior to the departure
40 % of the Yatra Cost.
15 days prior to the departure
60 % of the Yatra Cost.
100% of the Yatra Cost
We do not make refunds for any unused portion of your trip, such as unused hotel rooms, meals, or trek arrangements, for any reason whatsoever.
Terms and Conditions:
1. To book and confirm your tour, we need 70% amount of the total tour cost in advance. Balance amount to be paid before 20 days of tour commencement date.
2. You can make payment by Cheqeue / NEFT / SWIFT (in case of payments from abroad).
3. We need list of all the passengers (Name, Age, Gender), along with valid scanned photo id (Passport / Driving License, Voter Card, PAN Card, Adhar Card) of the tour leader. You will to fill a Tour Declaration form, and send it duely signed (We E-mail this form, once you have booked your tour).
4. If the destination of a particular day can't be reached due to land slides, natural calamities, traffic jams, arrangements of night stay and meals to the nearest availability shall be made at extra cost. Tourists shall have to pay this amount in cash to the Hotel. Refunds of the original destination shall not be made.
5. If the vehicle is unable to move ahead due to any technical / mechanical fault, alternate arrangements (in vehicle/s available locally, even may ne Jeeps) will be made. Replacement of Vehicle will be made only at Delhi / Rishikesh / Haridwar as per itinerary.
6. If destination of a day can't be reached due to any natural calamity, land slides, road blocks, traffic jams, tour will be proceeded for next destination, and refunds shall not made for the original destination.
7. If the total duration of tour is stretched for extra days (due to any natural calamity, land slides, road blocks, traffic jams), cost from the effective date for the accommodation, meals, and transport shall be charged extra, and tourists have to clear the payment before conclusion of the tour.
8. If the tour is cancelled due to any technical reason, government's order, our responsibility is upto 100% refund of the tour cost only.
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|UTTARKASHI||SHIVLINGA/SHIVPRIVAR/THE GREAT GANGA||SHIVLINGA/SIMILAR||SHAJ VILLA/SIMILAR|
|GUPTKASHI||CAMP NIRVANA/SIMILAR||CAMP NIRVANA/SIMILAR||VISHVANATH/ SIMILAR|
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|BADRINATH||SAROVAR /SNOW CREST/SIMILAR||DWARIKESH/ NARAYAN PALACE/SIMILAR||CHARAN PADUKA /SIMILAR|
|RUDRAPRARAYG/KIRTINAGAR/SRINAGAR||MONAL RESORT/RIVER SIDE RESORT/SIMILAR||MANDAKINI/BALBEER PALACE||SRIKORT CASTLE/SANGRILA RESORT/SIMILAR|
|RISHIKESH||THE GREAT GANGA/GANGA BEACH RESORT/SIMILAR||NARAYAN PALACE/SIMILAR||RISHABH RESORT/S.K REGENCY/SIMILAR|
Mr. Prem Kumar Das