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Chardham Circuit

Dates :

09 May 2017 |  30 May 2017  |  20 June 2017

Tour Name : Chardham Yatra

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Route : Haridwar Yamunotri Gangotri Kedarnath Badrinath

Cost :

Rs 25999/- Per Adult

Rs 20999/- Per Child  (6-10Yrs)

 

Day 01: Delhi Haridwar (Approx 200 kms)

Pick up from Airport / Railway Station and leave for Haridwar. The whole of Uttarakhand is dotted with temples of Vishnu and Shiva.  Vishnu is known as Hari and Shiva as Har.  Dwar means gate, and it is for this reason that this place is known as Haridwar or Hardwar, as it is the Gateway to Shri Badrinath and Shri Kedarnath, the holy shrines of Hari and Har.  The Hindu Pantheon allows freedom of worship of Gods in any form. Uttarakhand abounds in shrines of god and goddesses and Haridwar from time immemorial has been the gateway to these shrines. It is said that Haridwar was the place of meditation for many ancient sages.  Sage Kapil meditated here and for that reason this place was for several years known as Kapilasthan. Evening free for Arti Pooja at Har ki Paudi. Overnight stay in Hotel Haridwar.

 

Day 02: Haridwar Syanachatti (Approx 210 kms / 10 hrs)

Early morning depart to Syanachatti via Mussorie. On the way visit Shiv Mandir at Bhutta Gaon and Kempty Falls at Mussorie. Arrive at Syanachatti, check into the stay facility and & Overnight Stay at Syanachatti. 

 

Day 03: Syanachatti Yamunotri Syanachatti (10 kms drive / 5 hrs on foot)

Depart from Syanachatti to Jankichatti via Hanumanchatti & Phoolchatti by jeep. From Jankichatti  take a 6 kms trek up to Yamunotri. Have bath at the hot water kund if desired. Darshan at Yamunotri temple and trek back to Jankichatti. Depart back at Syanachatti. Arrive & overnight stay at Syanachatti.

 

Day 04: Syanachatti Harsil (Approx 220 kms)

Early morning leave for Harsil via Uttarkashi. Enroute visit Vishwanath Temple and the Shakti Temple. Evening arrive at Harsil camp and overnight stay in tents at Harsil.

  

Day 05: Harsil Gangotri Uttarkashi (120 kms) 

This morning depart to Gangotri. Gangotri is a very sacred place situated on the bank of the Bhagirathi river.Gangotri is the place where Raja Bhagirath observed hard penance to please Lord Shankar to bring Ganga down to the earth and obliged his sixty thousand ancestors. The Gangotri temple, is constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. The Gangotri  shrine is situated at an elevation of 3,048 metres. Submerged Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases. Kedar Ganga Sangam around 100 yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank. Evening return back to Uttarkashi via Harsil. Arrive & overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

 

Day 06: Uttarkashi Rudraprayag (Approx 183 kms) 

Morning after breakfast drive for Rudraprayag. The Alakhnanda and the Mandakhini rivers come together for a confluence at Rudraprayag. Reach and Check into the stay facility at Rudraprayag. Later, take darshan at the samgam of the two rivers. Return to the stay facility and overnight stay in Rudraprayag.

 

Day 07: Rudraprayag Kedarnath (Approx 74 kms + 14 km walk)

Morning after breakfast drive 74 kms for Gaurikund by road and onward trek 14 kms one way to Kedarnath. Gaurikund is at an altitude of 1982 mts. one can take bath in the hot water ponds here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath. The Kedarnath shrine, is situated at an elevation of 3,581 metres. The Kedarnath shrine, is  one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedarnath temple is open up to noon. At evening arti and darshan are available. Morning special pooja has to be booked a day before. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.

 

Day 08: Kedarnath Rudraprayag (14 kms trek + Approx 74 kms Drive)

Morning after breakfast 14 kms trek to Gaurikund and proceed onward 74 kms by vehicle to Rudraprayag. Reach Rudraprayag stay facility and overnight stay at Rudraprayag.

 

Day 09: Rudraprayag Badrinath (Approx 142 kms)

Early morning, depart to Badrinath. This ancient place is on the banks of the Alakhnanda river surrounded by snow clad mountains of the Himalayas. Reach Badrinath and check into the stay facility. Visit Mana village if time permits. Evening participate in Swarn Arti and Kapoor Arti. Overnight Stay at Badrinath.

 

Day 10: Badrinath Joshimath Srinagar (Approx 190 kms)

Morning, drive to Srinagar (Garhwal) via Joshimath. In Joshimath Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerala in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as "Joshimath". The name Joshimath is derived from it.  Visit the Temples of Narsingh and Nav Durga which are located here. Enroute we also travel via Pipalkoti, Nandprayag, Karnprayag & Rudraprayag. In the evening reach Shrinagar and overnight Stay at Shrinagar.

 

Day 11: Srinagar Devprayag Rishikesh Haridwar (Approx 180 kms / 09 hrs)

Depart to Haridwar. Enroute visit Devprayag. At Devprayag is the confluence of the two giant rivers of the Himalayas viz. The Alakhnanda and The Bhagirathi. From this point of the confluence the sacred name of Ganga was announced by the deities of the Cosmic Eternal power. Also have darshan and arti at the 5000 year old Raghunathji Temple. Evening, reach Haridwar and overnight stay.

 

Day 12: Haridwar Delhi (Approx 200 kms)

After breakfast depart to Delhi. Afternoon arrive at Delhi, Board the train or flights for onward journey & Tour Ends.
 

Inclusions :

Accommodation

11 Breakfasts

11 Dinners

Transport by Tempo Traveler or Mini Bus

All Relevant Sightseeing En-route

Exclusions :

Train or Airfare

Any Expense of Personal Nature

Meals other than Specified

Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions

Government Service Tax 4.5% Extra

 
 

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