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CHAR DHAM YATRA Tour Code:IVI/S/1526
11nights/12 days Route:Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rudraprayag - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi
Day 01 Haridwar
Transfer from Delhi to Haridwar by railway
Sightseeing: Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening.
Back to your hotel,
Overnight stay at Haridwar.
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..
Overnight stay at hotel
Meals: Dinner
Day 02 Haridwar - Barkot
Breakfast, Sightseeing: Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel
Overnight stay at hotel at Barkot
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 03 Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {22 miles drive (one way)}
Breakfast, Sightseeing: Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek up to 8 kms), trek start from here to Yamunotri
(6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arrive at 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 at Barkot.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 04 Barkot - Uttarkashi (63 miles)
Breakfast, Sightseeing: Drive to Uttarkashi from Barkot. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple.
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.
Overnight stay at hotel at Uttarkashi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 05 Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (63 miles)
Breakfast, Sightseeing: We proceed to Gangotri (3048 meters), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to 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.
Overnight stay at hotel at Uttarkashi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 06 Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (109 miles)
Breakfast, Sightseeing: Early morning, drive to Rudraprayag enroute visit Tehri Dam. Check in Hotel,
Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).
Overnight stay at hotel at Rudraprayag.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 07 Rudraprayag - Kedarnath (47 miles by road & 8 miles Trek)
Breakfast, Sightseeing: Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 meters) 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 r! 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
Overnight stay at hotel at Kedarnath.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 08 Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (8 miles Down Trek & 47 miles by Road) Breakfast, Sightseeing: Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag.
Overnight stay at hotel at Rudraprayag.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 09 Rudraprayag - Badrinath (103 miles)
Breakfast, Sightseeing: 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 and 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".
Overnight stay at hotel at Badrinath.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Badrinath – Joshimath (27 miles)
Breakfast, Sightseeing: Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal 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 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 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
Overnight stay at hotel at Joshimath.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 Joshimath - Rishikesh (159 miles)
Breakfast, Sightseeing: 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 - Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram.
Overnight stay at hotel at Rishikesh.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12 Rishikesh - Delhi (230kms/7hr)
After Breakfast. Drive back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminates.
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