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Char Dham Yatra

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Places covered – Haridwar|Rishikesh|Yamunotri|Uttarkashi|Gangotri|


10Days/ 09Nights
Tour Highlights
• Personal assistance by Chardham Tour representative.
• Visit Yamunotri, Gangotri , Kedarnath and Badrinath
• Ganaga Aarti darshan at Har-Ki-Pauri Haridwar
• Panch Prayag Darshan
• Rishikesh Sightseeing
• Kempty Fall at Mussoorie
• Hot water spring at Yamunotri & Badrinath (Tapt Kund)
• Kashi Vishwanath temple at Uttarkashi
• Mana Village (India’s last village towards Indo-Tibetan border)

Tour Plan

Day 1 Haridwar – Barkot (200kms/7 hrs)

Welcome to Haridwar. You are greeted and assisted on arrival at Haridwar Railway station by
Chardham Tour 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 &
traffic) later drive straight to Barkot for night stay.

Day 2 Barkot - Yamunotri – Barkot (45 Kms road/ 6kms Trek)

Early Morning drive to Janki chatti, 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 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 “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.

Day 3 Barkot – Uttarkashi - (90kms/4hrs)

Morning depart to Uttarkashi, en-route visit Prakateswar Mahadev (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 Kashi Vishwanath 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 Bhagirath Maharaj, 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
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 05 Uttarkashi – Sitapur (280kms/9 Hrs)

Morning drive to Sitapur / Guptkashi. on arrival do Registration for visiting Kedarnath, overnight stay
at Hotel.

Day 06 Sitapur - Kedarnath (19kms Trek/6 Hrs)

Early morning drop to Sonprayag (for 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 Kedarnath (at own cost). Tour members should carry
personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes. After performing Pooja & Darshan of Shri
Kedar nathji. 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 Panch Kedar.
Approx. charges for Pony: – Rs. 3000 – 4000/- Per Person
Approx. charges for Doli : – Rs. 4000 – 6000/- Per Person

Day 07 Kedarnath - Sitapur (19kms Trek/6 Hrs)

After performing Morning Pooja & Darshan of Shri Kedarnathji return to Sitapur. Overnight stay at

Day 08 Sitapur - Badrinath (220 kms / 9 Hrs)

Morning transfer to Badrinath, en-route visit Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag, Vishnu Prayag,
& Joshimath (Narshimha Temple) on arrival check in at hotel, in the evening
visit Badrinath temple, overnight stay at hotel.
Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and Alananda, Rudranath, Temple & Narad Silla.
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 Adi Shankaracharya. 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 with er Badrinath valley will cease to
exist and the Gods residence will transfer to neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri.

Day 09 Badrinath - Pipalkoti (80kms/3 hrs)

Morning visit temple after a holy dip in Tapt kund. 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. Laxmi mata, Nar-Narayana,
Hanuman, Ghantakarn and Kaamdhenu. One can get ‘Charnamirt’(abhishekamjal) in side compound.
Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddam Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus), one can perform rite here.

Later a visit of Mana Village (India’s last village towards Indo-Tibetan border), which includes Vyasa
Gufa, 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 Tapt Kund, 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
Mata MurtyTemple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinath ji.
Other important temples include SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village : 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.

Day 10 Pipalkoti – Rishikesh -Haridwar(220kms/7 hrs)

Morning drive back to Rishikesh. En-route see the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda in
On arrival at Rishikesh visit Shivanand Ashram, Ram jhoola, Laxman jhoola, Gita Bhavan, Pramarth
Niketan, 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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