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North India Pilgrimage Tour

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North India Pilgrimage Tour

Day wise Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi - Chandigarh

A week of the full spiritual journey begins from Delhi, you proceed towards Chandigarh by road, quite early. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Chandigarh, on the way stop by to visit the Mata Mansa Devi Mandir, near Majra. The temple is the holy abode of the goddess Manasa, many devotees come to the site to tie a thread around the branches of a tree, as it is believed that your wishes comes true by doing so. On reaching Chandigarh, check in at the hotel and leave for the city tour. Later return back to the hotel and sleep over for the night.



Day 2: Chandigarh - Nainadevi - Chintpurni

In the morning, head towards the Shri Nainadevi Temple, situated on the hilltop in the Bilaspur District. In order to reach the peak of the hill, you can follow the concrete stairs or use the cable car facility, which is more popular among the pilgrims. This site is considered sacred as many mythologies are associated with it. Later drive to Chintpurni, the overall car drive takes about 4 - 5 hours from Chandigarh to the state of Himachal.



Day 3: Chintpurni - Jwala Ji - Kangra Devi - Dharamsala

In the morning, head towards the beautiful hill station of Dharamsala, which takes about 4 hours drive. On the way, stop by to visit the Mata Jwala Ji Temple and Brijeshwari Temple at Kangra. The shrine of the Jwala Ji is best known for its beauty and the name Jwalaji suggests the flame. The Brijeshwari Temple is famous for its elaborate fabrications and the rich rituals they perform. Afterwards, continue the journey to Dharamsala and on reaching, check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure and later retire for the night.



Day 4: Dharamsala

This hill station lies in the upper region of the Kangra Valley, because of its location and the landscape, it has gained popularity among the tourists. The 4th day is planned out for exploring Dharamsala, in the morning head out for an excursion to the Chamunda Devi Mandir. The temple is an abode of goddess Shakti or power. Later in the afternoon, go out for another tour to visit the Dalai Lama Monastery, Bhagsu Nag Temple. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 5: Dharamsala - Katra - Vaishno Devi

In the morning, take a 6 - 7 hour road trip to Katra through Jammu. Time for some and freshening up at the hotel in Katra. After changing, move forward with your trek to the Vaishno Devi Shrine. Stay over at one of the dharamsalas.



Day 6: Katra

Early morning, pay a visit to the shrine of the Devi, return back to Katra and check in at the hotel.



Day 7: Katra - Amrisar

In the morning, leave for Amritsar taking about 4 - 5 hours drive, on reaching, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, go out for the city tour, visit the Jalianwala Bagh, Golden Temple and explore the city. Later return to the hotel and spend the night at leisure.



Day 8: Amritsar - Delhi

Visit the Golden Temple in the morning hours before leaving for Delhi. It takes around 7 - 8 hours drive to reach Delhi, get dropped at Hotel. Overnight Stay.



Day 9: Delhi - Haridwar (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)

After breakfats in Delhi, meet our representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to Haridwar, one of the holiest Hindu cities, by road. On the way, get your Biometric done before beginning the Yatra. Once you reach there, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. The evening is scheduled for Ganga Arti at Har-ki-Paudi, a sight to remember for lifetime. Soak-in the divinity while standing on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Dinner and overnight stay.



Day 10: Haridwar – Barkot (190 Km / 6 to 7 hrs) / Janki Chatti (245 Km / 8 to 9 hrs)

On day 2, after breakfast, leave for the beautiful town of Barkot, placed at the foot of Yamunotri. Drive from Mussoorie and en-route halt at Kempty falls, a popular picnic spot. If you want, take a dip in the cold water.



Day 11: Barkot/ Janki Chatti – Yamunotri – Barkot /Janki Chatti (48 Km / 2 hrs)/ (8 km/30 min)

Have your breakfast on the 3rd day; depart for Janki Chatti (44 km from Barkot). This is the point from where Pad Yatra (trek) for the first Char Dham destination, Yamunorti begins. One can also opt from a horse ride of a Palki (palanquin) ride also (cost not included). Pass through verdant valley and paths covered with cacti, conifers and other Himalayan shrubs. The western-most religious site of the Char Dham destinations of Garhwal Himalayas, Yamunotri is placed at an altitude of 3293 m, at the top of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The source of the holy River Yamuna, it is the seat of the River Goddess Yamuna. As you reach, take a dip in the holy waters and perform Pooja. Later, back to Barkot/Janki Chatti for dinner and overnight stay



Day 12: Barkot/ Janki Chatti – Uttarkashi (85 Km/ 3 hrs)(135 Km / 5 hrs)

Post- breakfast, complete the check -out formalities from the hotel/camp in Barkot. Start driving for Uttarkashi. Famed as the Kashi of the north, Uttarkashi (1352 m above the sea level) is located on the banks of River Bhagirathi. As you reach, check-in at the hotel. The place houses a number of ashrams and temples. The evening is scheduled for Aarti at Vishwanath temple, where one can have darshan of Swayambu Linga by Lord Shiva (self-manifested linga during meditation). Dinner and stay overnight.



Day 13: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Km / 3 to 4 hrs)

Start day 5 early after breakfast. Leave for Gangotri (3100 m), placed on the banks of River Ganga, which is here known as Bhagirathi. Gangotri is the seat of River Goddess Ganga. After arriving, take a dip in the holy waters of the river. Later, have darshan at the Gangotri temple, made up of white granite, built during the 18th century. This is the spot where Ganga had touched the earth after severe penance by King Bhagirath.



Day 14: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (240 Km / 9 to 10 hrs)

Post an early morning breakfast, hit the road to Guptakashi (1319 m). Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel. A fairly large town, Guptkashi has been blessed with scenic beauty in abundance and houses a number of temples. After relaxing for a while, get your medical check-up done for the Yatra of the next day. Dinner and overnight in Guptkashi.



Day 15: Guptkashi – Gaurikund – Kedarnath (35 Km + 17 Km trek)

Start your day early, have breakfast and begin driving for Gaurikund. This is the point from where the trek to Kedarnath begins. You can also opt for a horse ride or a palki ride (cost not included). Kedarnath is also the originating point of one of River Ganga's main tributaries, Mandakini. Kedarnath is not only one of the Char Dham destinations but is also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. After arriving in Kedarnath, check into the lodge/camp. Time is free to relax. Dinner and overnight stay.



Day 16: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Guptkashi (17 Km trek + 35 Km drive)

On the 16th day of the tour, get-up before dawn and get ready for visiting Kedarnath temple at the time 'Abhiskeh' (around 4:45 am). Enter the Garbha Griha to have Darshan of the idol. After Darshan and Pooja, back to the Kedarnath camp/hotel. Complete the check-out formalities and begin your 20 km trek to Sonprayag from Kedarnath. At Sonprayag, your vehicles are waiting to take you to Guptkashi, for dinner and overnight stay.



Day 17: Guptkashi – Joshimath – Badrinath (190 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)

After breakfast and check-out, begin driving to Badrinath, via Joshimath. As you reach Badrinath town, check-in at the hotel. Relax for some time and have refreshments. Later, in the evening go to Badrinath temple for darshan. En- route stop at Tapt Kund or Hot Spring. Take bath here and then continue to the temple. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this Char Dham destination is an important religious site for Vaishnavites and is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.



Day 18: Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (165 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)

On the 18th day, visit the Badrinath temple again for darshan. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Later, proceed for sightseeing, including Mana Village- the last village on the India-Tibet border that is inhabited by Indo-Mangolian tribe, Vyas Gufa-the cave where sage Vyas had stayed while writing the four Vedas, Ganesh Gufa- the caves where Lord Ganesha composed the Hindu epic Mahabharata and other Puranas, and Mata Murti temple- placed on the banks of River Alaknanda, it is dedicated to Mata Murti, mother of Nara and Narayana. Thereafter, begin driving back to Rudraprayag. On the way, visit Karnaprayag. One of the Panch Prayags of River Alaknanda, it is the confluence of Rivers Pindar and Alaknanda. Continue to Rudraprayag, a pilgrimage town which is the meeting point of River Mandakini and River Alaknanda. After reaching, check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Rudraprayag.



Day 19: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar (160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)

On day 19, post breakfast, drive back to Rishikesh, placed at the foothills of northern Himalayas. An important Hindu religious city, Rishikesh is also famed as the 'Yoga capital of the world'. After arriving, visit the prime attractions of Rishikesh, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, iron suspension bridges with mythological connection. In the evening, drive back to Haridwar. After arrival, check-into the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.



Day 20: Haridwar – Delhi (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)

On the last day of the tour, after breakfast, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Begin driving back to Delhi. After reaching, get an assisted transfer to the airport/ railway station for your onward journey.
Inclusions
Sightseeing
» Accommodation
» Meals
» Local Transport
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