September 21, 2017

Char dham Yatra

Char dham Yatra

(11Nts/12Days)

Day 01: Delhi / Haridwar (200 kms / 05 hrs)

Pick up from Airport, start Char dham yatra and leave for Haridwar. Evening free for Arti Pooja at Har ki Paoudi. Overnight stay in Hotel Haridwar.

Ganga Aarti Haridwar

Day 02: Haridwar / Syanachatti (260 kms / 08 hrs)

Morning after breakfast leave for Syanachatti. O/N stay in Hotel Kalindi, Syanachatti. Syanachatti: Is a scenic spot along the banks if River Yamuna that makes a lovely sighten route the trek upto Yamunotri.

Day 03: Syanachatti / Yamunotri / Syanachatti (10 kms drive / 5 hrs on foot)

Morning drive 10 kms drive up to Jankichatti and 05 kms on foot for Yamunotri. Darshan and Pooja and return back to Syanachatti. O/N stay in Syanachatti.

 

yamonotri River

Yamunotri:

Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the source of revered river Yamuna which originates from the Champasar Glacier lying 1 kms. Ahead of the shrine situated at an elevation of 3235 mts above sea level. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer Pooja at the temple itself. The temple was built by Manharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th Century. Yamunotri was the home of an ancient sage Asit Muni.

Day 04: Syanachatti / Gangotri (245 kms / 06 hrs)

Morning after breakfast leave for Gangotri. Evening Arti Pooja & Darshan. O/N stay Gangotri.

 

Gangotri

Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend. Pandavas performed the great “Deva Yagna” here to at one the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite

Gangotri

Day 05: Gangotri / Uttarkashi (95 kms / 03 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive for Uttarkashi. Overnight stay in Uttarkashi.

Day 06: Uttarkashi / Rudraprayag (183 kms/ 05 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive for Rudraprayag. O/N stay in Rudraprayag.

Rudraprayag:

Named after Lord Shiva is situated at the confluence of river Mandakini originating from Kedarnath dham and river Alaknanda from Badrinath Dham – a beautiful sight to behold. The confluence has a great religious significance and thousands of Pilgrims come here to take a holy dip.

Day 07:           Rudraprayag / Kedarnath (74 kms / 08 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drives 74 kms for Gaurikund and from their 14 kms trek for Kedarnath. Evening darshan and Pooja at Kedarnath Temple. O/N stay in Kedarnath. Or  Rudraprayag / Badrinath (By Pawan Hans Helecopter ).

 

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple:

The present temple built in 8th Century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. The temple has a conical lingam – the main idol, a statue of Nandi – the celestial bull, a ‘ Garba Grah’ for worship and a man dap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. Thetemple is more than 1000 years old.

Day 08: Kedarnath / Rudraprayag (14 kms trek / 74 kms Drive)

Morning after breakfast 14 kms trek to Gaurikund and drives 74 kms for Rudraprayag O/N stay at Rudraprayag.

Day 09: Rudraprayag / Badrinath (142 kms / 05 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive for Badrinath. En-route visit Kranprayag were two river confluence Pindar and Alaknanda river and Vishnu Prayag which two river confluence Dhauli and Alaknanda river. Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. O/N stay at Badrinath.

Badrinath

Cradled in the twin Mountain /ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines – Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with ‘badris’ or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help sufferinghumanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.

 

Badrinath

Day 10: Badrinath / Joshimath (45 kms / 02 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drives 05 kms for last village of India is Mana Village and sightseeing visiting Vyas Gufa and Bhim Pul. Departure for Joshimath at 1100 am. Arrival Joshimath for lunch after lunch take a ride of Cable car for Auli. Evening free for visiting Shankaracharya temple. O/N stay in Joshimath

Day 11: Joshimath / Rishikesh (250 kms / 09 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive for Rishikesh. En-route visit Deoprayag two rivers confluence Bhagirath and Alaknanda River. Evening Arti Pooja at Treveni Ghat. O/N stay in Rishikesh.

Day 12: Rishikesh / Delhi (225 kms / 06 hrs) 

Morning after half day sightseeing at Rishikesh visiting Laxam Jhola, Ram Jhola, Ashrams and temples. After lunch drive for Delhi. Arrival Delhi.

Tour Ends ……