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Approved By: Department of Tourism ( Government of India )           Member Of: IATO ( Indian Association of Tour Operators )            Approved By: Department of Tourism ( Government of India )            Member Of: IATO ( Indian Association of Tour Operators )
 

CHAR DHAM YATRA PACKAGE

 
Duration :

11 Nights / 12 Days

Destinations: Delhi – Haridwar - Barkot – Yamunotri - Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Rudraprayag – Kedarnath –GouriKund – PipelKoti – Badrinath – Srinagar – Dev prayag – Rishikesh – Delhi
Best Time:

(April – September only)

 

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:

 

DAY 01 : DELHI – HARIDWAR, (205 KM / 6 HR)

 

Morning meet & assistance followed by a drive to Haridwar. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening visit aarti darshan at Har Ki Pari. 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.


DAY 02:  HARIDWAR - BARKOT (220 KM/ 7 HR)

 

Morning after breakfast drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. En-route visit Kempty Fall and others later drive to Barkot. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

 

DAY 03: BARKOT - YAMUNOTRI - BARKOT {36 KM DRIVE & 7 KM TREK (ONE SIDE)

 

Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. 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.

 

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 into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

 

DAY 04 : BARKOT - UTTARKASHI (100 KM/ 4-5 HR)

 

Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in the hotel. Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

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.

 

 

DAY 05: UTTARKASHI - GANGOTRI - UTTARKASHI (100 KM/4 HR EACH SIDE)

 

We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at hotel.


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.

 

DAY 06 : UTTARKASHI –  RUDRAPRAYAG, (190 kms. Drive 9 - 10 hrs)

 

Morning drive to Rudrapryag, en-route visit heritage city of Tehri dam slowly sinking into the mighty waters of the Holy River Ganges, due to the construction of the Tehri Dam. On arrival Rudrapryag check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.


Rudraprayag:It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).

 

DAY 07 : RUDRAPRAYAG - KEDARNATH (80 kms Drive, 14 kms trek)

 

Morning drive to Gaurikund. Arrive Gaurikund and start your journey on the tough Trek ahead for Kedarnath. On arrival check in at the Hotel. After freshening up, perform Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the temple, overnight at the Hotel.

 

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! emaining 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.

 

Day 08: KEDARNATH – GAURIKUND - PIPALKOTI, (14 KM trek down / 165 KM)

 

Morning Pooja - darshan at the Temple, later embark on trek down to Gaurikund. On arrival meet with our driver & drive to Pipalkoti. On arrival check in at the hotel. overnight stay at hotel.

 

DAY 09: PIPALKOTI - BADRINATH (80 KM/ 4 HR)

 

After Breakfast Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay in Hotel.

 

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".

 

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 propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

 

Sheshnetra: 1.5 kms. 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 memorable 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 10 : BADRINATH – RUDARPARYAG/ SRINAGAR GARHWAL (190 KM / 7-8 HR)

 

Morning after Arti Darshan drive to Srinagar Garhwal, on arrival check in at the hotel, Overnight stay at hotel.

 

DAY 11 : SRINAGAR –DEVPRAYAG- RISHIKESH (110 Kms 6 hrs)

 

After breakfast leave for Rishikesh,  en-route visit Devprayag (The confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, which become the Ganga). Reach Rishikesh in the evening to check in to Hotel. Evening visit Laxamn Jhula and Ram Jhula and see the evening Arati, Overnight at Hotel.

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.

 

Rishikesh: 24 Kms. from Haridwar. 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 12 : RISHIKESH – DELHI, (224 KM / 6 HR)

 

Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to AKshar Temple, Later Transfer to the Hotel, Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.

 

COST INCLUDES:

Accommodation as per the itinerary.
Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with (IIT Mobile Kitchen )
Arrival/Departure assistance by IIT Representative.
Tour Escort ( with Group more than ten pax )
Arrival/Departure transfers, excursions, intercity transfers by private vehicle.
Driver allowance,
Toll taxes, permit, Interstate taxes, Parking etc.
Govt. Service Tax
 

PRICE EXCLUDES :

Any meals other than specified, drinks, table tips, laundry, telephone calls or other expenses of personal nature.
Entrance to monuments / Pooja charges at temple
Pony / Palki / Doli charges
Any international, airport tax, visa, insurance, medical etc.
Camera/Video fee at Monuments or any other expenses not mentioned above.
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Red Fort in Delhi is closed on every Monday.
Taj Mahal in Agra is closed on every Friday.
Nepal visa you get on arrival by paying visa fees.
Train need to book at-least 3 months in advance.
 
 
 

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