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Chardham Yatra Package 13
The Himalayas have been revered as the abode
of divinity, since the dawn of Indian religious thought. Several venerated
pilgrimage sites dot the foothills and the peaks of the Himalayas. The
Ganges, revered as a holy river originates in the glaciers in the
insurmountable heights of the mighty Himalayan ranges. Most noteworthy of
the Himalayan pilgrimage sites are Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Badrinath dham is considered as
one of the most sacred centre of pilgrimage situated in the lofty Himalayan
heights in the Tehri-Garhwal hill tracks (Uttarakhand) at the height of
10,248 feet above sea level.
Kedarnath is amongst the holiest
pilgrimages for the devout Hindu. It is set amidst the stunning mountain scape of
the Garhwal Himalayas at the head of the Mandakini River. Kedar is another name
of lord Shiva, the protector & the destroyer. Shiva is considered the embodiment
of all passions - love, hatred, fear, death & mysticism which are expressed
through his various forms.
13 Nights 14 Days
Places Covered :
Hanuman chatti - Yamnotri - Janki chatti - Uttarkashi - Gangotri -
Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rudraprayag - Badrinath -
Delhi - Haridwar [230kms/6hr]
After breakfast drive to Haridwar. After noon visit to Har-Ki-Pauri, to experience
"AARTI" in the evening. Transfer to
hotel & overnight stay.
Haridwar - Rishikesh [24 kms/ 30 min]
Day free for leisure & explore this spiritual town of the river Ganges. Visit
Laxman & Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, etc Over night in Hotel.
to Rana Chatti/ Hanuman Chatti [240kms/7hr]
Drive to Rana Chatti/ Hanuman Chatti. Check in Hotel Chauhan Tourist Lodge /
similar at Rana Chatti.
Hanuman Chatti - Yamunotri - Rana Chatti [5kms by Road & 13kms Trek (one side) ]
Start trek to Yamunotri & Back. Overnight stay at Rana Chatti/ Hanuman Chatti.
Hanuman Chatti : The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.
Temple : Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the
19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
Surya Kund : There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the
temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya
Divya Shila : A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri
- Uttarkashi [143kms/4hr]
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in Hotel Akash Ganga/ Gmvn Rest House/
Fixed Camps / Similar, Night Halt.
Uttarkashi : Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord
Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other
important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and
Goddess Kuteti Devi.
Drive to Gangotri and overnight stay at Gangotri. Check Into GMVN Rest House/
Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh
Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock 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 Valley, this river meets the
Bhagirathi on its left bank.
Gaumukh: The Gaumukh Glacier is the source of Bhagirathi & is held in the
high esteem by the devout who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in
the bone chilling icy water. It is 18 km from Gangotri by trek.
Drive back to Uttarkashi and full day leisure to explore the town of Uttarkashi.
Overnight in Uttarkashi. Check in Hotel Akash Ganga/ Gmvn Rest House/ Fixed
Camps / Similar, Night Halt.
- Rudraprayag [175kms/6hr]
After early breakfast, drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Monal Resort/ Gmvn Rest
House / Similar, Night Halt.
Rudraprayag : It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river
Alaknanda. Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).
to Gaurikund [75kms by road]
Drive to Gaurikund, Overnight in GMVN Rest House / Similar
Gaurikund : At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of
1982 meters, one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri
Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvati meditated to attain Lord Shiva.
It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.
Kedarnath : The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas 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 legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the
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 is worshipped
there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at
Rudranath, and the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at
Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch
Kedarnath [14kms Trek one side]
Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. Check in Hotel Punjab Sindh Awas/ Gmvn
Rest House / Similar.
Rudraprayag [14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road]
Trek down to Gaurikund from Kedarnath. Drive to Rudraprayag from Gaurikund.
Check in Monal Resort/ Gmvn Rest House / Similar at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.
- Badrinath [165kms/5hr]
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel Narayan Palace, / Gmvn Rest
House / Similar Night halt.
Joshimath : Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in
the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting
enlightenment, established a Math (religious center), known as "Joshimath". The
name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located
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". Overnight hotel.
Early morning, drive to Rishikesh. On arrival, transfer to Hotel Shree Jee/
Similar. Night Halt.
At Morning visit Local Sight Seeing, later drive to Delhi. On Arr. Transfer to
Railway Station/Airport. End Of Our Services.
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