CHARDHAM YATRA ( Badrinath - Kedarnath - Yamunotri - Gangotri )

Routing:     Delhi - Haridwar- Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag-  Kedarnath - Rudraparayag - Badrinath - joshimath - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi

 Package ID : TN 1416
 Starting Point : Delhi
 End Point : Delhi
 Validity : Starting From 21st April 2015 Onwards
 Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
 
 

 

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Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)

Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Later drive to Haridwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

 

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 (220kms/7-8hr)
D
rive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

 

Day 03: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)}

Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, 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 Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

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 (100kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Night Halt.

 

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 (100kms/3hr 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 Uttarkashi.

 

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 - Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

 

Day 07: Guptkashi - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)

Morning drive to Gaurikund, 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: 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 - Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)

Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt. Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

 

Day 09: Rudraprayag - Badrinath (165kms/7hr)

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

 

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 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.


Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the 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. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

 

Day 10: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr)

 Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Joshimath.


Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the 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. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region

 

Day 11: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4hr)

Drive to 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.


Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram.. Overnight stay.

 

Day 12: Rishikesh - Hardwar - Delhi (230kms/7hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate. Tour ends with sweet memories...

 

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person):

 

Total Pax. (Min)

Transportation (Exclusive)

Guide

Deluxe Package (CPAI)

Superior Package (EPAI)

Standard Package (EPAI)

02

Tata Indigo / Dezire

Rs. 37,030

Rs. 32,560

Rs. 28,180

02

Tavera / Xylo / Ertigo

Rs. 41,735

Rs. 37,265

Rs. 32,885

02

Toyota Innova

Rs. 43,210

Rs. 38,735

Rs. 34,355

04

Tavera / Xylo / Ertigo

Rs. 29,235

Rs. 24,765

Rs. 20,765

04

Toyota Innova

Rs. 29,975

Rs. 25,805

Rs. 21,500

06

Tavera / Xylo

Rs. 25,175

Rs. 20,950

Rs. 16,730

06

Toyota Innova

Rs. 25,660

Rs. 21,440

Rs. 17,220

06

Tempo Traveller (09 Seater)

Rs. 29,090

Rs. 24,620

Rs. 20,650

08

Tempo Traveller (09 Seater)

Rs. 26,150

Rs. 21,935

Rs. 17,710

10

Tempo Traveller (12 Seater)

Rs. 24,265

Rs. 20,040

Rs. 15,825

12

Mini Coach (15 Seater)

Rs. 26,030

Rs. 21,815

Rs. 17,590

14

Mini Coach (15 Seater)

Rs. 24,775

Rs. 20,300

Rs. 16,390

16

Tempo Traveller + Toyota Innova

Rs. 26,075

Rs. 21,600

Rs. 17,630

16

Mini Coach (27 Seater)

Rs. 29,195

Rs. 24,725

Rs. 20,755

18

Tempo Traveller X 02

Rs. 26,230

Rs. 21,760

Rs. 17,790

18

Mini Coach (27 Seater)

Rs. 27,860

Rs.23,390

Rs. 19,420

20

Mini Coach (27 Seater)

Rs. 26,795

Rs. 22,325

Rs. 18,355

20

Tempo Traveller X 02

Rs. 25,325

Rs. 20,855

Rs. 16,885

 

Extra Bed / Extra Person

Rs. 11,155 
Rs. 6,785 

Rs. 4,657

CPAI SUPPLIMENT (Daily Breakfast)

NIL 
Rs. 1,840 

Rs. 1,610

MAPAI SUPPLIMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)

Rs. 3,220 
Rs. 4,370 

Rs. 4,140

 

 

EPAI: ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI: ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI: ROOM WITH ONE MAJOR MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST
 

Choice of Hotels

City No. Of Nights Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI) Superior Package Hotels (EPAI) Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
Haridwar

1

Hotel SRS Lakshay (A/C) / Park Grand (A/C)

Hotel Le Central (A/C) / Great Ananda (A/C) / Khanna Palace (A/C)

Hotel The URMI (A/C) / The Periwal (A/C)
Barkot

2

Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents)

Chauhan Annaxe (S.Dlx) / Inder Palace (Dlx)

Hotel Chauhan Annaxe (Dlx)

Uttarkashi

2

Shivlinga (S.Dlx) / Hotel Akash Ganga (Dlx) / Shikhar Nature Resort

Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx) / Geetanjali Resort

Hotel Sriniwas / Bhagirathi Residency

Guptkashi

2

Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort(S.Dlx)

Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (Dlx)

Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Jagatraj

Kedarnath

1

GMVN / Punjab Sindh / Agra House

GMVN / Punjab Sindh / Agra House

GMVN / Punjab Sindh / Agra House

Rudraprayag / Srikot

1

NA

NA

Hotel Tulsi Rudraprayag / Hotel Srikot Castle Srikot

Badrinath

1

Hotel Narayana Palace (S.Dlx)

Hotel Dwarikesh

Hotel Yoga / Hotel Charanpaduka

Pipalkoti / Kirtinagar

1

Hotel Le Meadows Pipalkoti (A/C) / Riverside Resort Kirtinagar (A/C)

Hotel Le Meadows Pipalkoti (A/C) / Riverside Resort Kirtinagar (A/C)

NA

Rishikesh

1

The Great Ganga (A/C) / Narayana Palace (A/C Cottage)

Narayana Palace (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C)

SK Regency (A/C) / Rishab Grand (A/C)

COST INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI / MAPAI Basis (As mention above).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh- Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.


COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.50% Govt. Service Tax, All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

 

Validity: Starting from 21st April 2015 Onwards
 
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