Chardham Yatra from Haridwar
Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is one of the most popular pilgrimage in Hinduism. It is also known as "Sacred Yatra". In this Yatra, four dhams or sacred places are covered - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. People who are religious and love to worship God should book a package for Chardham Yatra. These pilgrimage centres have the maximum number of pilgrims each year thus, it has become important hub for religious travel It starts from West and ends in the East. Char Dham Yatra commences from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. The scenic beauty of the mountains provides strength to the pilgrims so that they can reach their destination. Plan a tour for Char Dham with your friends who are religious and spiritual and book best Char Dham Yatra packages with the local travel agents of your area. You will be mesmerized with the beauty of the places. Enjoy the spiritual ambience of beautiful snow covered Himalayas.
Pickup at Hotel and drive for Barkot via Mussoorie / Vikas Nagar Dehradun, (As per route diversion by Government) En route visit Kempty falls. Upon arrival Barkot check inn hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. Have dinner and overnight stay at Barkot.
Morning leave for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti & Fool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 06 kms for Yamunot ri, On Arrive Yamunotri Holi Dip in Garam Kund, and cook rice in Garam P ani kund. Tourist take this cooked rice to home as "Prasad". "Pooja" can be offered to Divya S hila, than Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yam unotri Ji, after Dars han and Pooja, afternoon start trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot. Have dinner and overnight stay at Barkot.
Rituals & Activitie s : Yam una Pujan in Divya Shila, Snan in Tapt Kund Yamnotri, Yamnot ri Temple Darshan, Hanuman Temple, Participate in Pre Booked Aarti in Yamnotri Tem ple where you will get advantage of performing Aarti in your Nam e / Gotra.
Yamunotri, the source of Yam una River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna, the Yam unotri Dham is the holy journey at the height of 3293 meters at Uttark ashi district in Uttarakhand. The temple devoted to Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal spring at Janki Chatti at 7 kms away are the major attractions of Yamunotri tour. The actual sourc e of River Yam una is at a fewer distance from the temple at an altitude of about 4,421 m eters (14,505 ft). Besides, two hot springs can also be seen at Yamunotri Dham out of Surya Kund, has boiling water properties where the Gauri Kund has lukewarm water suitable for bathing.
The shrine at the Yam unot ri temple m ade of black marble is being constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The temple opens on Akshaya Tritiya in the month of M ay and closes on Yama Dwitiya (the next day of Diwali in Novem ber).
The Yam unot ri Tour can be experienced complet ely during the m onths of May to October and catching the glim pse of the holy shrine is really mind soothing and pacifying.
Morning drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others and drive to Gangnani. Check inn hot el have dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi - Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers; Varuna and Ashi, whos e water flow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevat ed, at a height of 1588 meters, this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and ghats and likewise, a nort h or 'uttar' facing river.
The major temple is the Vishwanath Tem ple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area. These are the Annapurna Tem ple a nd the Bhairav Temple. It is said, that once there were 365 temples here. Hiuen Tsang referred to this place as Brahma Puran, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug, Kashi will be subme rged, and Uttarkas hi will replace it as an important religious center.
Early Morning start driving to Gangotri. Offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Uttarkashi, en route visit Gangnani. Have dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Gangotri: Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great "Deva Yagna" here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The
temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite.
Ritual and Activities: Darshan of Bhagirath Shila, Darshan of Gauri Ganesha Tem ple, Perform Snan at Gangotri Ghat (VIP Ghat), Ganga Pujan & Aarti at Gangotri Ghat , Finally Gangotri Temple Darshan aft er that you must have Darshan of Surya Kund.
Leave very early in the morning for almost day long drive to Guptkashi. On reach Guptkashi check inn hot el have dinner and overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Morning after breakfast drive to Sonprayag - Gaurikund (03 kms drive-one way).On arrival Gaurikund start your journey on the tough trek ahead. Tour Mem bers should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt in Kedarnat h.
On arrival Kedarnath freshening up, perform Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. This evening you can stay in Kedarnat h Ji in govt provided camps or huts or in privat e accommodation like Guest House s and Dharamshalas. Pilgrims those are flying to Kedarnath Ji can come back and stay in your pre booked arrangem ent included in this program.
Early Morning after darshan of Kedarnath Ji we are trekking back to Sitapur and further we have this day leisure for relax for those who have trekked Kedarnath Ji yesterday. Upon arrival hotel have dinner and Overnight stay at Guptkashi. Next day we can proc eed to Shri Badrinath Ji Yatra Via Chopta.
After breakfast proceed to Badrinath via Joshimat h, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Mat h) Badrinath. E vening Dars han & Pooja at Badrinath temple. After darshan go for hotel have dinner and o vernight stay at Badrinath.
Rituals & Activitie s :
Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund , Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Im port ant visit to N ag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran ) , Short Visit to Mana Village.
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 sightseeing spot like Mana village, Vyas Gufa, Maatam oorti and the M ukh of the Saraswati River. Proceed to Rudraprayag overnight stay at Ruddraprayag.
Vishnuprayag where two river confluences Dhauli Ganga & Alaknanda Karnpray ag (confluence of river Pindari and river Alaknanda) Nandprayag (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda
After breakfast drive back to Rishikesh & Devprayag (Comflence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi), on reach Haridwar check in into the Hotel and we will drop you here. Our service has terminated here.
Sightseeing as per the itinerary & program you opt as per your comfort. All buffet breakfast & dinner at the hotels mentioned. All accommodation rooms on 1 double and 2 triple sharing basis neat, clean, hygienic as per your choice. Similar hotels will be given in case of non availability. Accommodation for 11 nights. All Transfers, excursions & sightseeing as per the itinerary by dedicated vehicle in private use. (AC not allowed in the hills) Parking and all transport related expense including Driver Services. All toll taxes, parking fees, Fuel and driver's allowances. All Transport & Hotels Related Taxes. All point to point sight-seeing as per given program possible in time frame. All Government Taxes. A 24 - hour helpline. Assistance on Arrival. No Hidden Cost. Transportation Haridwar to Haridwar.
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Vaishnavi Holidays :- 143, Hill Bye Pass Road Kharkhari, Haridwar (Uttarakhand), India - 249401