Char Dham Yatra (Ex – Delhi)
(Delhi – Yamunotri – Gangotri – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Delhi)
Yatra Starting From 28th April 2019 (Expected)
Yatra Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
What is included in the tour
Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in committed Category.
Meal Plan MAP (Breakfast & Dinner on Fix Menu of Individual Hotel).
Transportation as per your choice of booking.
All Inter-state Taxes, Diver allowances & Parking etc.
All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary.
What is NOT included in the tour
GST 5% Extra.
Anything Not mentioned in inclusions.
Pony, Palki charges & Ropeway Tickets.
Guide / Porter.
Any up gradation in Airline class or hotel room category.
Any extra expense such as route change, Date change, Accommodation facilities, etc incurred due to the unforeseen, unavoidable forced majeure circumstances during the tour.
Any services or activity charges other than those included in the tour itinerary / Holiday Package Offer.
Entry Tickets / VIP Darshan Tickets.
Day 1 : Delhi – Haridwar (240 Kms / 6-7 Hrs)
Pickup from Delhi Airport / Railway Station and depart for Haridwar. On arrival Haridwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri to take Holy Bath & to see Ganga Aarti in evening. Drive back to your hotel. Take Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
An Evening at Ganga Aarti Haridwar : The Ganga Aarti in Hardwar’s Har-ki-Pauri is one of the famous rituals in India. It starts at around 6.30pm after sunset, with large crowds gathered around both the banks of a canal that carries the waters of Ganges. Loud speakers blare songs in praise of Ganga Maiya and Shiva. At the time of Aarti shows a bustle of activity on the Ghats. A pack of diya comes fully equipped and is self-sufficient. It has a wick lamp surrounded by flowers. It lasted for around 30 min.
Day 2 : Haridwar – Barkot (215 Kms / 7 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and later continue drive to Barkot, Check in Hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3 : Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (42 Kms Drive / 5 Kms Trek)
Morning after breakfast drive to JankiChatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (5kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arrival 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 Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Hanuman Chatti : The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.
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 intonumerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila : A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Yamunotri : Yamunotri is situated in the western region of the Garhwal Himalayas and is at a height of 3,235 meters above sea level. Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna.The shrine of Yamunotri is located on the Bandar Poonch peak.
Day 4 : Barkot – Uttarkashi (82 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkash. Enroute visit Prakateshwar Cave, on arrival Uttarkashi check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Overnight stay in Uttarkashi Hotel.
Uttarkashi : Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. Other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.
Day 5 : Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Kms per way)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. On arrival Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. After Gangotri Darshan & Pooja drive back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi hotel.
Gangotri : Gangotri is the place high in the Garhwal Himalayas from where the holy Ganges originates. According to the legend, it was here the Ganga descended on the earth, when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. The temple of Gangotri, dedicated to Goddess Ganga stands on the bank of the river.
Day 6 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi / Sitapur (240 Kms / 8 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Guptkashi / Sitapur. Enroute visit Tehri Dam. Check in Hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Camp / Hotel.
Day 7 : Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi (30 Kms by Road & 19 Kms Trek one way) Height: 3553 Mtrs.
Early morning after breakfast we will drive to Gaurikund, start your trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (by Pony / Doli / Helicopter at your own cost). Visit Kedarnath Temple. After temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Guptkashi. Overnight stay at Guptakashi.
Kedarnath : The Baba 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. 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 remaining portions of Lord Shiva was appeared at others 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.
Kedarnath Weather : Due to its high altitude the weather in Kedarnath remains cold for most part of the year. Summer here is cool and pleasant while winter is severe. During summer season the temperature varies around 10 to 20°Celsius. to wear Light woolen is recommended. Winter season in Kedarnath is severe with mercury falling to as low as 0°Celsius. During this time the place experiences snowfall as well. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually avoided by tourists.
Day 8 : Guptkashi – Badrinath (160 Kms / 7 Hrs) Height : 3300 Mtrs
Morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Check in to the hotel arrival in Badrinath. Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in evening. 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. Badrinath are speraded out in only 3 Kms.
Badrinath one of the ‘Ancient Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated in Himalaya at an elevation of 3300 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. others there are Sawrag Rohini yatra is very amazin This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.
Badrinath Weather : The average maximum temperature will be around 18° Celsius and the average minimum is 8° Celsius. Warm and woolen clothes are hence required for a stay in Badrinath throughout the year. Winter in Badrinath is often accompanied by snow falls. Winter is very chilly with an average temperature of 5° Celsius. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually closed for tourists.
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 SeshNetra 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 9 : Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (160 Kms / 7 Hrs.) Height: 1890 Mtrs.
Morning after breakfast, driver for Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Visit on the way Narsingh Temple in Joshimath later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check into the hotel arrival in Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Dham’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.
Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. It is confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag.
Rudraprayag 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 Degree to 05 Degree.
Day 10 : Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165 Kms / 5 – 6 Hrs.) Height: 895 Mtrs.
Morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh ‘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. Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla. Overnight stay at Haridwar.Rishikesh : Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.
Day 11 : Haridwar – Delhi (240 Kms / 6-7 Hrs)
Morning, after breakfast check out from hotel and drive back to Delhi. On Arrival Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport.