Badrinath Kedarnath with Valley of Flowers Tour Highlights :
Har ki Pauri, Rishikesh, Devparayag, Rudraprayag, Guptkashi, Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Ardh Narishwar Temple, Sonprayag, Gaurikund, Kedarnath Temple, Narsingh Mandir Joshimath, Beem Pul, Saraswati River, Mana Village, valley of flowers, Nandprayag, Karanprayag.
Day 1 : DELHI – RISHIKESH (225 KMS. 07 HRS)
morning on arrival meet & drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check into the hotel, later move to Parmarth Niketan to attend evening Ganga Aarti.
Rishikesh : 24 Kms. from Hardwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, and is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. Rishikesh is important not only as pilgrimage centre closely associated with the Ramayana, but also as home for many important centers of Hindu religious thought and spirituality, and as a very great Yoga Centre. There are a great many ashrams and Yoga institutes here. Rishikesh is also the gateway and the start-off point for journeys to important religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.
Day 2 : HARIDWAR-GUPTKASHI 220 KMS (DRIVE 07-08 HRS)
Morning drive to Guptkashi via Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. On arrival Guptkashi check in at hotel. Evening visit Kashi Vishwnath and Ardh Narishwar Mandir. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Guptakashi : is located in the Northern Himalayan belt within the Mandakini river valley, which has lush green forests. A number of streams and rivulets drain into the main Mandakini River. It has salubrious climate with its elevation being around 1,319 meters (4,330 ft). The snow sparkling view of the Chaukhamba peak is a lovely sight to behold in the morning hours from here. The valley has large magnolia trees (locally called Champa) that provide a sweet scented atmosphere to the place.
Day 3 : GUPTKASHI –KEDARNATH & BACK GUPTKASHI9ONE SIDE 18/19 KMS TREAK
Morning Drive to Sersi helipad. From Sersi to Kedarnath BY helicopter (own cost). Helipad is approx.
500 meters from temple and will take approx. 20 min walk as Kedarath doesn’t night halt. Once the
Darshan is completed return to Sersi. Later Drive to Guptkashi check in hotel Night stay.
Kedarnath : is a majestic sight, standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by lofty snow covered peaks. The present temple, built in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard.
Day 4 : GUPTKASHI - PIPALKOTI ( DRIVE 145 KMS)
Morning drive to Pipalkoti, on arrival Pipalkoti, check into the hotel. Diner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Pipalkoti : is a small and scenic town situated at an elevation of 1,260mts above sea level. It is located 17kms after Chamoli on NH58. Pipalkoti acts a relaxation point for people traveling to Badrinath, Auli, Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. It is nestled amidst lush green mountains and terraced fields. Pipalkoti provides delightful views of the snow clad mountains and green hills all around.
Day 5 : PIPALKOTI- BADRINATH (DRIVE 75 KMS)
Morning leave for Shri Badrinath Ji. Enroute visit Narsingh Temple, and Adi Sankracharya Samadhi at Joshimath, than drive to Badrinath On arrival take the holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana village the last village before the Tibetan border, Byas Gufa, Bheem Pul, Saraswati River, Overnight stay at hotel.
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.
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.
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.
Day 6 : BADRINATH – GOVINDGHAT – GHANGARIA (23 KMS DRIVE + 14 KMS TREK)
Morning drive to Govindghat. Upon arrival Govindghat stat trek towards Ghangaria. Evening arrival Ghangaria check in at Hotel or Camp for overnight stay.
Day 7 : GHANGARIA – VALLEY OF FLOWERS – GHANGARIA (5 KMS TREK PER WAY)
Morning stat trek towards Valley of Flowers. On arrival explore the Valley. Evening trek down to Ghangaria for overnight stay.
Valley of Flowers : The Valley was introduced to the world as the Valley of Flowers by Frank S, Smith - mountaineer, explorer, botanist who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937 and did valuable exploratory work. He authored a book called "The Valley of Flowers" which unveiled the beauty and floral splendours of the valley and thus threw open the doors of this verdant jewel to nature-enthusiasts all over the world.
In 1939, Miss Margarate Legge, a botanist deputed by the botanical gardens of Edinburgh arrived at the valley for further studies. While she was traversing some rocky slopes to collect flowers, she slipped off and waslost for ever in the garden of the gods. Her sister later visited the valley and erected a memorial on the spot where she was buried by the locals.
Day 8 : GHANGARIA – GOVINDGHAT - DEVPARYAG (14 KMS TREK + 199 KMS)
Morning start trek down to Govindghat. On arrival meet to driver and drive to Devparyag via Joshimath & Karanprayag, Rudarpryag. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9 : DEVPARYAG - HARIDWAR (134)
Morning drive to Rishikesh en-route visit Devprayag. Later drive to Rishikesh on arrival checks in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : HARIDWAR– DELHI – DEPARTURE (205KMS.)
Morning drive to Delhi. On arrival Delhi drop you at Airport / railway station for onward destination.
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