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Chardham Yatra Starts from 1st May usually till October & November near Diwali. Haridwar & Rishikesh are gateway of Chardham Yatra which is located in Uttarakhand state. There are four Major palaces like Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath ji. Amongs of them Shri Badrinath Dham ji is known for Moksha & Divine. Untill & Unless you will not have to take darshan of Shri Badrinath Dham ji till then you will not complete your journey of Chardham Yatra. Each & every palace is famous for its spirituality & Divine. There are some points to clear in your mind when you do start Chardham yatra. 1. Keep all the necessary belongings with you during your journey like Medicines, Warm Clothes & Sport Shoes 2. You can travel by bus or by taxi only 3. Book your Bus or Taxi from well known travel agent in Haridwar or Rishikesh 4. kedarnath is in high altitude and 17 to 18 km trek from Sonprayag or Guptkashi so book your helicopter if you are senior citizen by government recognized helicopter companies only.
Day 1 : Haridwar - Barkot (176kms/7-8hr) / Dehradun Airport – Barkot (156kms/6-7hrs)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Dehradun Airport to Barkot via Mussoorie visit with Kempty Fall . Arrive Barkot, transfer to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Barkot.
Main Attractions :- Mussoorie & Kempty Fall
Weather - Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold,temp ranges from 10 deg to 05 deg.
Day 2 : Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (45kms/3-4hrs & 6kms Trek)
Early morning,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 Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warm water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Jankichatti. Return back to Barkot, Overnight stay.
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.
Weather - In summer the maximun temp is 18 degrees and the minimum is 10 degrees celsius. The days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold.
Day 3 : Barkot - Uttarkashi (82kms/4-5hrs)
Early Morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi . Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.
Vishwanath temple - Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per Skunda Puran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Shakti temple - Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is erected over here
Weather - Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights is pleasant, cold in winters.
Day 4 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/4-5hours)
Early morning drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees, and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Return back 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 Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.
Day 5 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hrs)
Drive straight to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The name Gupt Kashi means "Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.
Main Attractions :- Triyuginarayan Temple ( 20km/1-2hrs) (Optional), Mandakini river & Ard Nareshwar Temple
Weather - Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.
Day 6 : Guptkashi/Phata/Sersi Helipad (10 15kms) or Sonprayag (16-18 kms Trekk) - Kedarnath
Morning drive to Phata (Helipad), transfer to Kedarnath by Helicopter or drop to Gaurikund/Sonprayag to go by walk. Visit Kedarnath Temple & return back to Phata or Gaurikund/Sonprayag. Later drive back to Guptkashi.
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.
Weather - Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20 deg to 05 deg.
Day 7 : Guptkashi – Badrinath (210kms/7-8hr)
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".
Main Atttractions :- Ukkimath, Chopta & Tungnath Temple (Optional)
Day 8 : Badrinath – Joshimath - Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr)
Early Morning, after breakfast finish these attractions below and drive to Rudraprayag Via Joshimath.
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.
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day 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.
Day 9 : Rudraprayag – Rishikesh - Haridwar (160kms/5hr)
Drive to 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.
Visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. Later transfer to Dehradun Airport / Haridwar Railway Station.
Tour End with Happy Memories
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||INR 17630 / Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
|BARKOT||Hotel Krishnalok/ Ganga Yamuna/Krishna palace or Similar||Hotel Vishal Residency/Hotel Rautela/Hotel Kumar Residency or Similar||Hotel Yamunotri River Bank Resort/Chardham Camps or Similar|
|UTTARKASHI||Hotel KNB Heritage/Hotel Mahima Resort or Similar||Hotel Ganga Putra Annexe/Hotel Divine Palace or Similar||Hotel Akash Ganga/Hotel Great Ganga or Similar|
|GUPT KASHI||Hotel Kedar valley resort/Hotel Arti Guest House or Similar||Hotel Mrityunjaya/Hotel Kailash residency or Similar||Hotel Raj Palace/Hotel Buransh Resort or similar|
|BADRINATH||Hotel Dwarikesh/Hotel Nanda Devi or Similar||Hotel Yoga/Hotel Om Kutir or Similar||Hotel Sarovar Portico/Hotel Narayana Palace or Similar|
|RUDRAPRAYAG||Hotel Tulsi/Hotel Suri or Similar||Hotel Sachin International/Hotel Mandakini or Similar||Hotel Monal/Hotel Tulip or Similar|
1. 0 to 05 Years Child is Complimentary.
2. 05 to 12 Years Child is Half Amount of Main Amount of Package type.
1. Hotels & Places could be change according to Availability.
2. All sightseeing which is not in route driver will explain you with his extra cost.
3. All payment to be done before leaving pickup point and 50% at the time of Booking.
|NUMERS OF ADULTS||TRANSPORTATION TYPE||BUDGET||DELUXE||LUXURY|
|12 Adults||Tempo Traveler||18,490||22,700||37,375|
|14 Adults||Tempo Traveler||17,630||21,825||36,500|
Payment Terms & Methods :
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Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
Refund will be made within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the cancellation.
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