Uttarakhand Chardham Yatra
Duration: 12 Days
Itinerary At Glance:
Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand or Uttarakhand Chardham Yatra is one of the most important pilgrimage tours (or tirth yatra) in Hinduism. Devotees always want to visit this holy Chota Char dham pilgrimage circuit yatra once in a lifetime. As per HIndu religion it is believed that once you complete yatra of the holy circuit of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, it washes away all your sins and opens the doors to heaven that is called Moksha (or salvation). As per the Hindu scholars, around the 8th century the famous saint Adi Shankracharya had laid the foundation stone of these holy shrines, which is now referred to as Chota Char Dham. Kerdarnath and Badrinath tour package or Yamunotri and Gangotri tour package are one of most important Spiritual tour of India
This 11N/12D Uttarakhand Chardham Yatra package starts and End in Delhi and will take you to the famous holy shrines via Rishikesh which is also very important spiritual city. This pilgrimage tour package covers trek to Yamunotri followed by Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. This spiritual tour package is not famous for visiting holy temples of Yamunotri, Temple of Gangotri, Kedarnath temple tour and Badrinath temple darshan but is also famous for breathtaking beauty of Mother nature along huge Himalayan range of Uttrakhand which are covered with thick layer of snow you get chance to see many natural water falls.
Itinerary at Glance:-
Day 01:- Arrive Delhi to Rishikesh sightseeing tour and Stay (240k ms/6hrs)
Toda on arrival at Delhi railway station or Airport, meet and greet our friendly representative and drive to the Haridwar/ Rishikesh destination which hold very special place in India as per Hindu religion. Rishikesh is a spiritual town situated on the bank of Ganges and is surrounded by a huge Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Rishikesh city is famous as a center for studying yoga and meditation also called the Yoga capital of the world. On arrival check in Hotel. Post check in go for places to visit in Rishikesh starts with Temples and Gahts, Visit two famous hanging bridges Laxman Jhulla and Ram Jhulla, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Triveni Ghat, and Shivananda Ashram. Evening participate in the famous Ganga aarti. Overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 02:- Rishikesh to Barkot Via Mussoorie (190km/6hrs)
After yummy breakfast check out from the hotel, Go for place to visit in Rishikesh if something left out on first day, Later after attaining vehicle drive to your next destination Barkot via Mussoorie on the way may visit mesmerising Kempty Falls, Mussoorie depend on traffic, Then continue your drive to Barkot is small town in Uttarkashi district and Barkot is situated on bank of river Yamuna. On arrival at Barkot after a long road journey check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free. Overnight at Barkot.
Day 03:- Barkot- Yamunotri Temple- Barkot (35kms/1hr each way)
This morning after juicy breakfast at hotel, goo for first dham tour of Yamunotri which is 41kms from Barkot and On arrival at Jankichatti you have to trek 6kms to reach Yamunotri, you can opt for options like Pony, Palki and Doli in place of Trekking if you want by direct payment. Yamunotri is place from where Holy river Yamuna originate, On arrival go for places to visit in Yamunotri start by visiting Yamuna Mata Temple - don't forget to collect cooked rice as prasad, Also visit Surya Kund, Divya Shila, don't forget to take bath at Jamnabai Kund. After visiting important attractions at Jamnabai Kund Yamunotri or temples of Yamunotri, Yamunotri is a major part of the Chota Char Dham of Uttarakhand. Later return back to Jankichatti then drive back to the hotel in Barkot for a night stay.
Day 04:- Barkot to Harshil or Uttarkashi (170kms/6hrs)
On this beautiful morning post appetising breakfast, Check out and drive to next destination Harshil famously called as mini Switzerland of India, Harshil is on the way to Gangotri, It is a Small Village in valley locates on river Bhagirathi under Uttarkashi district. On the way to Harshil stop at Radi Top for tea and snacks and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayan range. Harshil is surrounded by delicious apple orchards. On arrival check-in to the hotel or camp, rest of the day free for exploring the beauty of Harshil. Night stay in Hashil.
Day 05:- Harshil to Gangotri (26kms/1hr) and Gangotri to Uttarkashi (100kms/3.5hr)
This morning post delightful breakfast, drive to Gangotri situated on bank of river Bhagirathi river, Gangotri is second dham on your Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand. On arrival at Gangotri, go for Pooja and darshan at Gangotri temple which was constructed by famous Nepalese General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century. The origin of the Ganges holy river is at Gaumukh, situated at the Gangotri Glacier which is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.
Later visit Submerged Shivling lord shiva sat on this rock when he received Ganges in the matted lock, Rock is only visible during winters time when water level of Ganga goes down. Post Gangotri temple tour drive to Next destination Uttarkashi on arrival at check-in to hotel and after resting for a few hours visit Kashi Vishwanath temple and participate in evening aarti also visit Shakti temple in Uttarkashi, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06:- Uttarkashi to Sitapur or Guptakashi (200kms/8hrs)
After yummy breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Guptkashi or Sitapur which is 190kms from Uttarkashi. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free after a long road journey to explore the Guptakashi town. Overnight stay in Guptkashi or Sitapur.
Guptakashi or Gupta Kashi which is a fairly large town located at 1,320 metres elevation in the Kedar-Khanda (khanda means sector), It is in Garhwal part of Uttarakhand in Rudraprayag district. It is famous for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, which is very similar to the one in Varanasi (Kashi). The other well-known temple here is dedicated to Ardhanareshvara, half man and half woman form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The Guptakashi has legendary significance linked to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata. Its religious importance is considered next to that of Varanasi or Kashi.
The temple town is located on the way to the Kedarnath Temple of Lord Shiva, one of the Chota Char Dhams and Panch Kedar. It has the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba.
Day 07:- Guptakashi or Sitapur to Kedarnath temple darshan - (Trekking 18km/6-7hrs)
Early morning after delicious breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sonprayag. From here, you will start your 20 kms trek to Kedarnath. You can hire a horse or Doli, for your trek (Cost Not Included). River Mandakini, one of the main tributaries of the Holy river Ganges originates at Kedarnath and flows through Gaurikund. Trek with other pilgrims from all around India chanting "Jai Bholenath." Sometimes huge mist would envelop the mountains and slowly lift away, revealing a shiny blinding-white peak that threatens to rupture the skies. On arrival check in at Govt. Camps/Lodges. Dinner and Overnight at Govt. Camps/Lodges.
Ancient Kedarnath Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is 3000yrs old and established by Adi Shankaracharya. It is on the beautiful Himalayan range of Garhwal on the bank of Holy Mandakini River in Kedarnath. Kedarnath is a small holy town surrounded by snow capped Himalyan range mountains and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. It is a nagar panchayat in Rudraprayag district. Kedarnath is one the most holiest Lord shiva Jyotirlingas out of 12 Jyotirlingas. Millions of devotees from all across India and abroad visit this temple to take blessings of Lord Shiva. Best time to Visit Kedarnath is summertime from May to June and September to Diwali time every year.
Day 08:- Kedarnath to Sitapur/Guptakashi
On this beautiful morning, open your eyes in the lap of mother nature, in the middle of snow capped mountains and you can go Baba Kedarnath morning darshan and participate in morning aarti. Post darshan, return back to your hotel by trek or using horses return with a lot of lifelong memories of Kedarnath dham darshan . Rest of the day free for relaxing at the hotel.
Day 09:- Guptakashi or Sitapur to Badrinath ( 190 Kms / 8-9 hrs)
This morning post healthy breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to next dham Badrinath after a long road journey. Badrinarayan Temple or Badrinath temple is a Hindu god Lord Vishnu temple which is located in the Badrinath town in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. Badrinath is one of the most important and religious holy towns for Hindus situated on the bank of river Alaknanda. Badrinath is one of most important four sites in Char Dham pilgrimage as per Hindu religion other three are Rameshwara, Dwarka (Gujarat) and Jagath Puri (in Orissa). On arrival check-in to the hotel. After resting for a few hours, In evening go for Badrinath darshan of Badrinath Yatra, But before temple visit you have to go to Tapt Kund which is Hot Spring for bath and then go to the temple. Badrinath temple was re-established as a main pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the 8th century. Post darshan returns back to the hotel for Night stay.
Day 10:- Badrinath to Rudraprayag (160kms/6hrs)
Today early morning you can also go for darshan of Lord Vishnu at Badrinath temple on your Badrinath tour package from Delhi. The Badrinath temple is a very important and sacred pilgrimage site for Vaishnavite in India. Later return back to hotel and post tempting breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Rudraprayag on the way you may go for important places to visit in Badrinath or major attraction or Badrinath such as Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple. Then continue your drive to Rudraprayag which is 6hrs drive, Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag or five Prayag of Alaknanda River, the point of meeting of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. On arrival at Rudraprayag, Check-in to the hotel and rest of the day is free for visiting temples and the city. Overnight at Rudraprayag hotel.
Day 11:- Rudraprayag to Haridwar and Haridwar sightseeing tour( 160kms/6hrs )
After mouth watering breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to other famous spiritual town of Haridwar, it is an ancient and holy city of India, People from all across India comes here for taking holy dip in river Ganges. Post Check in at Hotel go for places to visit in Haridwar tour starts with Daksh Prajapati Temple, Parad (Mercury) Shivling in Kankhal Region, Anandmai Ashram, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi (both by ropeway, own expense)), Famous Bharat Mata Mandir, etc . By evening visit Har Ki Pauri to participate in the holy Ganges Aarti. Later back to your Hotel for night stay. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12:- Haridwar to Delhi Drop (220km/6hrs)
Today after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and you will be transferred back to Delhi airport/railway station for your onward journey. Return home with sweet memories of the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit Thank you...!
- Accomodation on Single/Double/ Twin sharing as per booking
- Comprehensive Package for 11Nights/12Days
- Welcome drink (non alcoholic) on arrival.
- Meal Plan Will Be On Cpai (Room + Breakfast ).
- All transfer in By Air Conditioned Private car. (ac will not work on hills)
- All sightseeing As Per The Itinerary
- Airport Pick -up & Drop
- All Parkings,Toll
- Inter State Taxes
- Driver Allowance
- All Hotel Taxes
- 500ml packaged water daily per person
- Package cost as per 02 person travelling together
- Website costing as per standard hotels, email us for upgraded hotels packages
For Solo Traveler Paid extra USD 510 Extra
Rate will be change during summer and New Year times in hill stations
- Meals Not Mentioned In The Itinerary
- Entry Fees To Monuments And Palaces.
- Anything Not Mentioned In The Inclusions.
- Porterage At Hotels And Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
- All Items Of Personal Nature.
- Any Cost Arising Due To Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
- Any Increase In Taxes Or Fuel Leading To An Increase In Surface Transport.
- Mandatory X- Mas / New Year Eve Supplementary Charges , That Should Be Paid By The Guest Directly To The Hotels Concerned..
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