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.
Mr. Arun Kumar