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lofty Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand are located the holy Hindu shrines of Badrinath
, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, together form the Char Dham or the Four Holy
Shrines. The region is referred as the land of the gods in the ancient Puranas.Over
the centuries, these sites have been described in sacred scriptures as the very
places where devotees could earn the merits of all the pilgrimages put together.Badrinath
Badrinath is located in the Nara narayan range against the imposing Neelkanth
peak. The Badrinath temple is stationed in a beautiful valley on the bank of the
River Alaknanda and is dedicated to Shri Badrinathji, that is Shiva the Creative
Destructor. The temple traces its origin to Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century,
though legend has it that the temple stands on the site of an earlier shrine.
Kedarnath temple built of solid gray
stone stands against the backdrop of Kedarnath range. According to legend, the
Pandavas came here to pray to Lord Shiva after their victory in the great battle
of Kurushetra to at one for killing their own kin in the course of the war.
The Gangotri glacier is the original source
of the river. There is a temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga and the sacred stone
where Raja Bhagirath is believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva. Submerged in the
river here is the natural rock Shivling where Lord Shiva is believed to have received
the Ganges (called Bhagirathi here) in his locks. It is visible in the winter
months when the water level recedes Yamunotri
The shrine of Yamunotri, is dedicated to the river Goddess Yamuna. The temple
of Goddess Yamuna is the main pilgrim site and there are many thermal springs
in the vicinity. Also present is a divya shila, a rock pillar that is worshipped
before entering the Yamunotri temple.
Chardham Yatra Package
12 days / 11 nights
Places Covered :
Haridwar - Mussoorie - Barkot - Yamunotri
- Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rudraprayag - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Joshimath -
1: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms)
Meet & Assist on arrival in delhi, further
drive to Hardwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel.
Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner &
Night halt. Day 02: Haridwar - Barkot (220kms)
morning breakfast and drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit
Kempty Fall.Later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt. Day
03: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (36kms drive & 10kms Trek (one side)
breakfast drive to Phool Chatti. From this point trek start to Yamunotri (7kms).
Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost you will reach 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.
Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms)
to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Night
Halt.Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms
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.
Day 06: Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (175kms)
morning, drive to Rudraprayag enroute visit Tehri Dam. Check in Hotel, night halt.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 by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy
woolen, tolietteries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in
Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple . Night halt.Day
08: Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms by Road)
morning,Temple Darshan and after breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive
to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.
Day 09: Rudraprayag - Badrinath (165kms)
Drive to Badrinath
via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti.
Overnight stay. Day 10: Badrinath - Joshimath (44kms/3hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan
of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).
You can visit 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. Day 11: Joshimath
- Rishikesh (254kms)
Early morning, visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya
Math. Later, Drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay. Day
12: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi (230kms)
After breakfast, visit Hardwar
Local Sight Seeing & Temples. Later drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi , transfer
to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.:||:
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