September 22, 2017

Do Dham Tour

 Kedarnath- Badrinath

Day 01: Delhi / Haridwar 200 kms / 05 hrs

Pick up from Airport / Railway Station and leave for Haridwar. Evening free for Arti Pooja at Har ki Paoudi. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Haridwar:

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, 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.  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..

 

 

haridawar Temple

Day 02: Haridwar / Rudraprayag 170 kms / 07 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 03: Rudraprayag / Kedarnath 74 kms / 08 hrs

Morning after breakfast drives 74 kms for Gaurikund and from their 14 kms trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) 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. Night halt.

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 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. The  temple is more than 1000 years old.

Day 04: 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 05: Rudraprayag / Badrinath 142 kms / 05 hrs

Morning after breakfast drive for Badrinath. En-route visit Karnaprayag where two river confluence Pindar and Alaknanda and Vishnu Prayag where two river confluence Dhauli and Alaknanda. 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 suffering humanity; 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 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".

 

 

 

Badrinath Temple

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.

Day 06: 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

 

Rishikesh

Day 07: Joshimath / Rishikesh 250 kms / 09 hrs

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

 

Day 08: 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 transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

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