Welcome to Haridwar. You are greeted and assisted on arrival at Haridwar Railway station by Namaste India Trip representative and proceed Chardham yatra via Dehradun & Mussoorie. En-route visit Kempty Fall and enjoy the beauty of Himalayas, route may be change as per road condition & trafficlater drive straight to Barkot for night stay.
Early Morning drive to Jankichatti, trek starts from here to Yamunotri 6kms. On arrival leave the vehicle and start to ascend on trek route either by walk or pony/doli at own cost. On arrival at Yamunotri purchase Prasad from 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 “Divya Shila”. Take blessings of Mata Yamuna and trek down to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot for night stay. Approx. charges for Pony: - Rs. 1000 - 1500/- Per Person Approx. charges for Doli : - Rs. 3000 - 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. Divya Shila: According to mythology, river Yamuna came out very first time from “Divya Shila”. This is worshipping place of Yamuna Mata.
Morning depart to Uttarkashi, en-route visit PrakateswarMahadev Shiv Cave & famous Kashi Vishwanath temple at Uttarkashi. On arrival check in at 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 KashiVishwanath temple, ancient Shakti Mata temple with a huge mythological trident trishul, Hanuman temple etc.
Day 4 : 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 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 BhagirathMaharaj, have blessings and return back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi. Harsil :Harsil is an unspoiled and hidden jewel of Uttrakhand, dence 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 6 : Sitapur - Kedarnath - Sitapur19kms Trek/6 Hrs
Early morning drop to Sonprayagfor trek route trek 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 ShriKedarnathji 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. 4000 - 6000/- Per Person Helicopter Fare-- Rs. 85000/- per person Upto 90 Kg. Rate May Be Change
Morning transfer to Badrinath, en-route visit Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag, Vishnu Prayag, & Joshimath Narshimha Templeon arrival check in at hotel, in the evening visit Badrinath temple, overnight stay at hotel. Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river MandakiniandAlananda, Rudranath, Temple & NaradSilla. Karanprayag: It is the confluence of river Pinder and Alananda Nandprayag : It is the confluence of river Nandakani and Alananda Vishnu Prayag :- It is the confluence of river Dhauliganga and Alananda 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 visit temple after a holy dip in Taptkund. Proceedthrough 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’abhishekamjal in side compound. Brahamakapal is significant for PinddamShraddh of ancestors Pitrus, one can perform rite here. Later a visit of Mana Village India’s last village towards Indo-Tibetan border, which includes VyasaGufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bhimpul, Saraswati river etc, In the evening transfer to Pipalkoti, Overnight stay at Pipalkoti. 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 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. 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.
Morning drive back to Rishikesh. En-route see the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda in Devprayag. On arrival at Rishikesh visit Shivanand Ashram, Ram jhoola, Laxmanjhoola, Gita Bhavan, PramarthNiketan, later drive to Haridwar, Here tour ends with happy memories as you drop to the Haridwar Railway station for journey to onward destination
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