Morning arrival at Rishikesh, after fresh up & breakfast proceed for Sightseeing which coversShivananda Ashram, Ram Jhoola, Swarg Ashram, Geeta Ashram, LaxmanJhoola. After lunch proceed to Barkot, via Dehradun & Mussoorie. En-route visit Kempty Fall and enjoy the beauty of Himalayas, route may be change as per road condition & traffic later drive straight to Barkot for night stay.
Early morning drive to Jankichatti, trek starts from here to Yamunotri 6kms. On arrival Jankichattileave the vehicle and start to ascend on trek route either by walk or pony/doli at own cost. On arrival at Yamunotri purchase Prasad form local small shops, then proceed to holy dip in natural hot water spring or in river Yamuna icy cold water. One can cook rice in “Surya Kund” hot water spring, dipping in a muslin cloth and take cooked rice home as "Prasadam". Pooja can be offered to mythological “DivyaShila”. Take blessings of Mata Yamuna and trek down to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot for night stay. Approx charges for Pony: - Rs. 1200 - 1500/- Per Person Approx charges for Doli : - Rs. 4000 - 5000/- Per Person Yamunotri Temple: The temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna who is believed supposed to be daughter of Lord Surya and sister of Yamraj. Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. Being at high altitude it was destroyed several times by avalanches in the present century and rebuilt again. Surya Kund: There are number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is “Surya Kund” dedicated to Lord Surya. DivyaShila: According to mythology, river Yamuna came out very first time from “DivyaShila”. This is worshipping place of Yamuna Mata.
Morning after breakfast depart to Uttarkashi, en-route visit PrakateswarMahadev Shiv Cave & famous Kashi Vishwanath temple at Uttarkashi. Later drive to hotel, Overnight stay at hotel. Uttarkashi: Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of holy river Bhagirathi which is prime tributary of river Ganges. This place is associated with Lord Shiva, once he resided here. Some of the important temples worth visiting are Kashi Vishwanath temple, ancient Shakti Mata temple with a huge mythological trident trishul, Hanuman temple etc.
Day 5 : Uttarkashi- Gangotri -Uttarkashi 100kms/4hrs
Morning proceed to Gangotri 3048mts, en-route enjoy the drive parallel to River Bhagirathi and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. On arrival at Gangotri have a holy dip in river Bhagirathi icy cold water. Perform Pooja and Hindu rites at the bank of river. Then proceed for darshan of Mata Ganga, Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Vinayka and BhagirathMaharajall temples are within compound areahave blessings and return back to parking area board the vehicle & drive back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi. Harsil :Harsil is an unspoiled and hidden jewel of Uttrakhand, dense Deodar forest , gushing water Bhagrati River, chirping of Birds, salubrious environment & pleasant weather make it perfect destination. Gangotri Temple: The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga who is supposed to be daughter of Heaven. The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
Day 7 : Sitapur - Kedarnath–Sitapur19kms Trek/6 Hrs
Early morning drop to Sonprayagfor trek routetrek starts from here to Kedarnath. Start to ascend on trek route either by walk or pony/doli at own cost. Helicopter service is also available for Kedarnath, so one can take helicopter to Kedarnathat own cost. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes. After performing Pooja & Darshan of Shri Kedarnathji return to Sitapur. Overnight stay at Hotel. Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingam 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 legends, Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in 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 remaining 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 PanchKedar. Approx. charges for Pony: - Rs. 3000 - 4000/- Per Person Approx. charges for Doli : - Rs. 5000 - 7000/- Per Person
Morning drive to Badrinathen-route visit Joshimath NarshimhaTemple & Vishnu Prayaglater drive to Badrinath & visit Mana VillageIndia’s last village towards Indo-Tibetan borderwhich includes Vyasa Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bhimpul, Saraswati river etc. thereafter check into hotel & free to explore the Badri Valley & visit Badrinath temple after a holy dip in Taptkund. Proceed through colorful entrance of the temple have Darshan of Badrivishal along with Ganesh, Kubera, Garuda, Narada, Udhhav, Nar & Narayan. Also see another small temples inside the temple compound i. e. Laxmimata, Nar-Narayana, Hanuman, Ghantakarn and Kaamdhenu. One can get ‘Charnamirt’abhishekam jal inside compound. Brahama kapal is significant for PinddamShraddh of ancestors Pitrus, one can perform rite here. 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". TaptKund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple. NaradKund : A recess in the river, near TaptKund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered by Jagad Guru Shankaracharya and established in temple. Brahma Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. Sheshnetra : 1. 5kms away from temple 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 MurtyTemple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka. ManaVillage : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. BhimPul :- 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, there 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. Joshimath is one of four 'Maths' established by AdiShankaracharya. There are many temples in township most important is temple of Narsimha in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity withers with time and the popular belief holds that the day arm completely witherBadrinath valley will cease to exist and the Godsresidence will transfer to neighboring Niti Valley at BhavishyaBadri.
Morning after breakfast & Darshan of Badrivishaltransfer to Srinagar, en-route visit Karanprayag, Nandprayag, Rudraprayag & DhariDevi temple. On arrival check in at hotel, overnight stay at hotel. Vishnu Prayag :- It is the confluence of river Dhauliganga and Alananda & one the PanchPrayag. Nandprayag : It is the confluence of river Nandakani and Alananda & one the PanchPrayag. Karanprayag: It is the confluence of river Pinder and Alananda & one the PanchPrayag. Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river MandakiniandAlananda & one the PanchPrayag.
Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar, en-route visit Devprayag the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. Here the onwards downstream river is called Ganges, later transfer to Haridwar, on arrival proceed to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of pious river Ganges and join the enchanting evening Aarti at Har-ki-Pauri. Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit nectar spilled out of the pitcher, is located at HarkiPauri and is considered to be prime ghat of Haridwar, if time permit one can visit Manasa Devi temple. After dinner, board the Coach to Delhi, overnight journey.
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