Chardham Yatra

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Overview

Char dham Yatra comprises of Delhi, Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Rishikesh tour. Himalaya has always been the abode of the Gods. The Vedas and Upanishads tell us fascinating stories about gods and demons who dwelt here. Ancient literature refers to this region as Badrikashram, Himavat, Tapobhoomi, Devabhoomi and Kedarskhand. Every cave, rivulet, brook and valley is associated with the memory of a sage or saint and fascinating legends.Here, where the individual merges with the macrocosm. To Uttarakhand, long called Devbhumi belong some of the holiest Hindu shrines, and for more than a thousand years, pilgrims have been visiting the region in the hopes of salvation and purification from sin. Gangotri and Yamunotri, the sources of both the Ganges and Yamuna fall in the upper reaches of the state and together with Badrinath (dedicated to Vishnu) and Kedarnath (dedicated to Shiva) form the Char Dham of Uttarakhand, one of Hinduism most spiritually auspicious pilgrimage circuits. More than a hundred years ago in 1891, Swami Vivekananda wandered in these of hills as a pilgrim.

Tour Plan

The enchanting journey starts with pick up from youe desired location in Delhi NCR/ airport/hotel/ home and then drive towards Haridwar. Upon arrival check in hotel at Haridwar. By evening visit Mansa Devi Temple & Ganga aarti at Har Ki Pauri. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
The Ganga aarti takes palce after sunset with mantras chanting and floating ‘dia’ (lamp) as per tradition. Return Back to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Next morning you will drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, enroute visit Mussoorie Lake and Kempty Fall (Suggestible to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further no good restaurants are available before Badkot). Later drive straight to Barkot, check in Hotel and rest overnight. Overnight stay at Barkot.

Early morning, Drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti which acts as base for trek to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own expenses. The trek passes through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs.

Upon arrival at Yamunotri, visit the sacred hot kund which is famous for cooked rice in its water. It also acts a Prasad of Yamunotri. One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warm water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” return back to Jankichatti. Drive back to Barkot, Overnight stay.

Post breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Check into the hotel upon arrival. Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is also situated on the banks of River Ganga.

Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern IndiaIt is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex.

Early morning drive to Gangotri with packed breakfast. enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. After veneration and Darshan, relax for some time in the pristine surroundings. Afterwards drive back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Morning after breakfast, drive to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Guptakashi. Overnight stay at Guptakashi.

Post breakfast depart for Kedarnath dham. Enjoy Kedarnath Darshan & back your hotel. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.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. So pilgrims must pack wisely to avoid any health issues over there.

Get up early and perform puja at Kedarnath temple again and post breakfast trek back to Gaurikund and then Guptkashi with your car services. Take rest and stay overnight at GuptKashi.

Post breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Upon arrival check in hotel at Badrinath. Top activities to perform at badrinath is holy bath in Tapt kund and then visit Badrivishal temple and take part in evening aarti. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Other interesting sightseeing places are like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River which are located in 2-3 km circumference of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

On 10th day of Char dham tour drive for Rudraprayag via Joshimath post breakfast. Visit on the way Narsingh Temple in Joshimath later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Upon arrival check in the hotel at Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.

Drive back to Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh is city of Yoga and ashrams is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Upon arrival Check in Hotel and visit Rishikesh Temples & other famous Sight Seeing places as Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla. Continue the drive to Haridwar. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

Post breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Here the pilgrim tour of Char Dham yatra concludes with memorable collections.

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