char dham tour

Duration - 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places to see : Delhi – Haridwar  – Barkot  - Yamunotri  - Uttarkashi  - Gangotri  - Rudraprayag  - Kedarnath  - Badrinath – Joshimath -  Kirti Nagar – Rishikesh

Day 01 : Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Temples.  En route  stop in Cheetal.Evening  Ganga Aarti at  Har-ki-Pauri .. 
Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e. Shivaliks, In the Haridwar district of Uttrakhand Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who form 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 after sunset and the floating dia ( Lamp) is a moving ritual.

Temples & sightseeing- Har- ki Pauri, Chandi Devi & Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Bllkeshwar Mahadev, Anandmai Ashram, Pawan Dham, Bhooma Nikentan, Vaishno Devi Temple, Doodhanhari Temple & Bharat Mata Mandir,
Over night stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Haridwar - Barkot (220kms/7hr)
After breakfast drive 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 & 10kms Trek (one side)

Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki Chatt ( It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 hrs.) trek start from here to Yamunotri (6 Kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doll 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 “Prassed”. Here hear the temple “ Pooja can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabal 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.
YamunotriTemple: 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 at 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. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra , Bhairav, Gyaneswar and Goddedd Kuteti Devi.

Day 05 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3hr each side)

We proceed to Gangotri (3048 MTS), en-route we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhaigathi River and the most magnificent view of Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi.Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
GANGOTRI TEMPLE - The Gangotri temple, most important attraction, is believed to be built by a Gorkha commander, Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century. The temple was renovated by the Maharaja of Jaipur in the 20th century. This white marble structure has a height of 20 feet. The statue is brought to Mukhimath village for six months of winters and worshipped there.

SUBMERGED SHIVLING (JALMAGNA SHIVLING) - Situated near the temple, this natural Shivling (the phallic form of Lord Shiva) is the place where Lord Shiva received Ganga . The Shivling is visible only in winters when the water is clear.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temples flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 06 : Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (175kms/6hr)
Early Morning drive to Rudraprayag. Check-in hotel.Night halt.
Rudraprayag : It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
Temples: Rudraprayag and Chamumnda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 kms)

Day 07 : Rudraprayag - Kedarnath (75kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on pony / Doll.Tour members should carry persona lmedicines , 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 5 kms. from Son Prayag and at a altitude of 1982 mts., Gaurikund is the last bus station on the Kedarnath route. Before proceeding for Kedarnath on foot, people bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Devi temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvati meditated to attain Lord Shiva.
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath Shrine , one of the 12th Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated , against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range.

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.

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 is considered the holiest of the four important shrines in Garhwal. The town is at an altitude of 3,133 m. above sea level, situated on the left bank of river Alaknanda and exactly between the two mountains Nara and Narayan. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver and falls in the religious itinerary of every devout Hindu.
Tapt Kund: natural spring that possesses therapeutic characteristics Tapt Kund is believed to be the holy abode of Lord Agni. Pilgrims believe that a holy dip in this sacred pond relieves them from their sinful deeds and thought.

Day 10 : Badrinath – Joshimath (44 kms 03 hrs) Kritinagar 200 kms 07 hrs.
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakopal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors ( Pitrus) there are others interesting sightseeing spot like Mana Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “ Mukh “ of the Saraswati River, Just within the three Kms of Badrinathjee,
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alakanda and Dhauliganga, of the four “ Maths” established by Adi Shankarcharya Joshimath is in the Bardinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship . there are many temples in the fownship most important is the temple of Nir Singh in the arm completely withers Badrinath Valley will cease to exits and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhagvishya Badri, Joshimath is connected by regular bus services to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many others in the region.
 
Later drive to Kritinagar. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Afterward visit. Nar Singh Temple & Shankracharya Math.
Overnight stay at hotel Kritinagar.

Day 11 : Kritinagar – Rishikesh by surface
Early morning drive to Rishikesh en-route visit Dhari Devi Temple
Later drive to Rishieksh. Upon arrival check in a hotel
Afternoon Visit – Temples & Sightseeing – Laxman Jullla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmath Neketan,
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 : Rishikesh / Delhi by road (230 kms)
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Upon arrival straight transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.