Damodar Kund Yatra

Char Dham Yatra By Road Ex- Delhi

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ITINERARY


Duration: 11 Nights 12 Days

Location: Delhi, Haridwar, Barkot, Yamunotri, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Sitapur, Kedarnath, Govindghat, Badrinath

 

Itinerary Overview

 

Day 1: Delhi to Haridwar

Day 2: Haridwar to Barkot

Day 3: Barkot to Yamunotri and then return back to Barkot

Day 4: Barkot to Uttarkashi

Day 5: Uttarkashi to Gangotri and then return back to Uttarkashi

Day 6: Uttarkashi to Sitapur

Day 7: Sitapur to Kedarnath and then return back to Sitapur

Day 8: Sitapur to Govindghat

Day 9: Govindghat to Badrinath

Day 10: Badrinath to Rudraprayag

Day 11: Rudraprayag to Haridwar

Day 12: Departure

 

Spirituality holds an important part in the life of the mortals. Pilgrimage tour of any kind actually takes us close to our religious belief. India is a multicultural land with different religious faiths. In a pilgrimage tour, one attains the mental bliss. In these pilgrimage destinations, everyone gets insights of different religious practices in the mainland of India. This tour is considered as the most sacred tour packages across India. Due to rich mythological histories, everyone knows about Chardham as the heavenly abodes of God. This pilgrimage site was introduced by the profound religious thinker, AdiShankaracharya. In the 8th century, this intellectual sage revived the practices of Hindu religion. This Chardhamyatra brings the pilgrims close to their devoted god. Badrinath (heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu), Kedarnath (abode of Lord Shiva), Gangotri (abode of Shakti Ganga) and Yamunotri (abode of Shakti Yamuna) are the four places located at Garhwal part of Himalayas. These pilgrimage sites are the pious source points of four rivers Alaknanda (Badrinath), Mandakini(Kedarnath), Yamuna(Yamunotri) and Ganga(Gangotri). Thousands of pilgrims travel to this sacred land in the holy pursuit of cleansing of the sins. The idea of nirvana is quite celebrated among the pilgrims. It is believed one can attain heavenly connection or salvation while traveling to this holy land.  More than 3lakhs pilgrims travel to this spiritual land all across the world. Chardham temples open on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya and it continues till Bhai Duj (two days after Diwali). The Chardham yatra stands out different in the quest of spirituality.

 

The significance of Chardham comes to the life of pilgrims through the mythological scriptures. Lakhs of pilgrims travel to this holy land to get rid of bad Karma. From our rich mythological histories, we have noticed how the sages and gods performed penance in the high snow Cladded Mountains. You can get a sense of sacredness and spirituality in the air of Chardham sites. The spectacular sight of mountains and the chiming of bells and evening aartis will be a complete rejoicing experience for you. This spiritual journey will be a new beginning towards life. This Chardham tour will definitely change your outlook towards life. It is one of the strenuous journeys to seek the blessings of the god. Your tiredness will wipe out easily once you step into the temple premise. The sanctified ambiance will inflict a spiritual aura in you. This pilgrimage tour will rejuvenate your soul and body and show you the righteous path of spirituality.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Delhi to Haridwar

 

Altitude: 1342m

Distance: 230kms (8hrs)

Our driver will pick you up from Delhi Railway station and then you will be dropped at Haridwar.  After freshen up in the evening you can go for Mansa temple located near Haridwar and later can enjoy the prayer chimes of aarti at Harki Paurighat.

 

Places to visit

 

So you will be staying in the auspicious city of Haridwar. As the name suggests it is the gateway to achieve divinity. You will be completely amazed by the beauty of the city and the temples all around it. All across the world, this pious city magnetizes the pilgrims for its religious significance. The pilgrims are completely awestruck with the aura of the city. You will feel the tranquility once you will step into the city. It is a lifetime opportunity for you to witness the evening aarti at the banks of Ganges.

 

Day 2: Haridwar to Barkot

 

Altitude: 1352m

Distance: 210km (8hrs)

Today you will be driving to Barkot taking path via Mussoorie. On the way you can visit Kempty falls and Mussoorie Lake. Barkot is an administrative district located in Uttarkashi district on the banks of river Yamuna. On the route of Chardham Yatra, this place is the gateway to enter these pilgrimage sites. At night you will be staying in Barkot.

 

Day 3: Barkot to Yamunotri and then return back to Barkot

 

Altitude: 3235m

Distance: 36km drive along with 6kms treks for one side

After taking breakfast, you will be departing for Janki Chatti.  It will take around 2 hours to cover the distance of 48km. From this phase onwards you will be starting your trekking for Yamunotri. It is a strenuous 5km trek along mountainous terrains. If your body does not permit the trek then you can hire horse or palanquin. The trekking across the lush valley with greenery with a good cover of rhododendrons, conifers and different kinds of shrubs will be a lifetime experience. Located at the height of 3291m, this holy shrine is located at the westernmost part. From here you can get the glimpse of Banderpuch with an elevation of 6361m. It is the source of River Yamuna, twin sister of Yama, Lord of Death. The river originally starts from Champasar glacier, located 1km ahead of the temple shrine at an elevation of 4321m. You will take a dip in the holy water of Yamuna. It is believed this river symbolizes forgiveness. So the pilgrims go to this sacred river to seek forgiveness. You can also perform pooja in the holy banks of the river. After rituals, you will be driving back to Barkot. You will stay overnight over there.

 

Places to visit

 

Yamunotri Temple

Located on the western part of the Garhwal Himalayas, this temple is devoted to Goddess Yamuna. In the inner sanctum of the temple, you will find the marble idol of goddess made out of marble. Amar Singh Thapa built this temple around 18th century but in 19th century it was damaged. The temple doors open on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya and close on Bhai Dwuj (2nd day after Diwali). If the pilgrims trek a little further, then they can observe the source of the river Yamuna. In the vicinity there are two hot springs where the hikers take bath to rejuvenate them. Surya Kund and Gauri Kund are the names of these two hot springs. It is believed that this water has medicinal values as well. The priests from Uniyal family perform ritual practices in the temple.

Divyashila

It is a small rock pillar located near Surya Kund. The pilgrims before entering the pious land of Yamunotri temple offer prayers. This pious stone slab is believed to be the source of divine light. Before engaging in any pious act, one needs to seek blessings of the eternal power. This stone is believed to be the source of ultimate power.

 

Day 4: Barkot to Uttarkashi

 

Altitude: 1352m

Distance: 100kms (5hrs)

After taking breakfast you will check out from your hotel in Barkot. Today you will be driving to Uttarkashi. This town is located on the banks of Bhagirathi River. Situated at an elevation of 1158m this holy town is very close to Rishikesh. You will feel spiritual upheaval in your mind as well. You will find out the homage of sages, hermits in this holy land. You will look after life in a completely different way after taking a journey. After exploring ashrams in the holy city of Uttarkashi, you can visit the famous Vishwanath temple. This holy temple shrine developed on the river banks of Bhagirathi. You will be amazed by the spectacular view of the mountains and the flowing river. Built by the famous sage Parshuram, this temple is now very famous the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. Pouring water on the linga of Lord Shiva is considered to be very pious. You will stay overnight at Uttarkashi.

 

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi

 

Altitude: 3024m

Distance: 100kms(5hrs)

Early in the morning you will be driving towards Gangotri. Located at the height of 3048m, this magnificent place is the point of origination of the most sacred river of India. The temple shrine is dedicated to Devi Ganga. You will find a sacred piece of stone near the temple shrine, famous for its religious significance. King Bhagirath worshiped Lord Shiva to bring goddess Ganga in the earth. You can take holy bath in the water of Ganges to follow the path of salvation. After performing necessary rituals you will be driving back to Uttarkashi.

 

Places to visit

 

Vishwanath temple

Maharani Khaneti Devi belonging to Tehri state constructed this temple devoted to Lord Shiva in 1857. The architectural style of the temple is quite old and it is believed to be one of the pious lands of worshipping lord Shiva. This temple is located at the center of the town. At the temple complex, the pilgrims will find an iron trident of massive height. This trident symbolizes divinity and is worshipped by the pilgrims from time immemorial. Within the temple complex you will find out the small shrines devoted to other gods like Sakshi Gopal, Ganesh and Markandeya Rishi. If you are visiting the temple complex in the morning or evening, you can witness the aarti called Akhandjyoti. It is also known as Akhand Abhishek. According to the religious scriptures of Skanda Purana, Uttarkashi is the pious land known as Saumya Varanasi, heavenly abode of Lord Shiva during Kaliyuga. It is also known as one of the 12 jyotirlingas of the divine lord.

Shakti temple

It is one of the prominent temples devoted to goddess Durga. In front of Vishwanath temple, you will find this famous temple. It has a long trident of about 6mts in height with a circumference of 90cms at the bottom. This trident symbolizes the end of every evil power. According to the religious scriptures, goddess Durga killed the evil powers with this trident. Therefore, this trident is the ultimate source of that power.

 

Day 6: Uttarkashi to Sitapur

 

Altitude: 1319m

Distance: 230kms (9hrs)

Today you will be driving to Sitapur via Moolgarh. On the way, you will get the glance of the famous Mandakini River at Tilwara. It is the tributary of the river Alaknanda. It originates from Kedarnath from the glacier called Chorabari. It joins Alaknanda at the pious land of Rudraprayag. In the religious scriptures like SrimadBhagawatGeeta, this river is defined with transcendental values. One can attain heaven after taking bath in the holy water of Mandakini.

 

You will be driving along the banks of the river to reach Guptakashi. On the way, you will be visiting ArdhNarishwar temple. This temple is devoted to the idol formed of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. From there you will be driving to Sitapur. At night you will stay in Sitapur.

 

Places to visit

 

Guptakashi

The other name of this place is called “Hidden Benaras”. In mythology, this place is described where Pandavas searched for Lord Shiva. The lord was dissatisfied with the acts of Pandavas and decided to flee away from them. Firstly, Shiva concealed at Guptakasi and later he appeared in front of Pandavas at Kedarnath. The priests of Kedarnath live in Guptakashi during the winters. During winters, the idol of Kedarnath is brought down to Ukhimath via the path of Guptkashi.

 

Day 7: Sitapur toKedarnath and coming back to Sitapur

 

Altitude: 3384m

Early in the morning, you will be driving to Helipad located at Guptakashi or Sersi. You will be flying to Kedarnath. It will take around 15minutes to reach the holy land of Kedarnath. After performing puja and other rituals, you will be coming back to Sitapur. At night you can either stay at Kedarnath or at Sitapur.

 

Places to visit

 

Kedarnath

This famous shrine is one of the 12 jyotirlingas devoted to Lord Shiva. This beautiful temple shrine is located against the mountainous backdrop of Kedarnath ranges. Lord Shiva is also known as Kedar. 

 

According to religious scriptures of SkandaPurana, it is the place where Shiva released the Ganges from his deadlocks to form the river Ganges. The etymological meaning of the place is “Lord of the field”. So it is meant for the Lord who actually takes care of the growth of the crops. This beautiful temple and the majestic view of Kedarnath will make your journey worthy. As per Mahabharata, Pandavas are quite disappointed with the bloodshed of Kauravas in Kurukshetra war. Therefore, the brothers felt guilty of the committed sins. To redeem such sins, they want to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva eluded them taking disguise of a bull in Kedarnath valley. After getting the sight of bull, Pandavas easily recognized it as Lord Shiva. Just to dive into the grounds, the other parts of Lord Shiva appeared at different parts. The arms appeared at the holy land of Tunganath, belly at MAdhmaheshwar, face at Rudranath, and deadlock at Kalpeshwar. So Kedarnath along with all these four shrines are known as Panchkedar.

 

Day 8: Sitapur to Govindghat

 

Altitude: 3134m

Distance: 170km(7hrs)

Early in the morning after taking breakfast you will be driving towards Govindghat via the path of Ukhimath. On the way, you will be visiting the winter abode of Lord Kedarnath at Ukhimath. At night you will stay at Govinghat.

 

Places to visit

 

Ukhimath

It is a small town located in the district of Rudraprayag. It was the pious land where Anirudh, grandson of Lord Krishna married Usha. This famous pilgrimage shrine devoted to Lord Shiva, Parvati, Anirudh, Usha and Mandhata. During winters, the royal thrones of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamasheshwar are brought to Uktimath for worshipping. Lord Omkareshwar is also worshipped over here overall year. Only the priests of the Kedarnath temple called Rawals stay in this holy land.

 

Day 9: Govindghat to Badrinath

 

Altitude: 3300m

Distance: 25kms(1hr)

Today you will be driving towards Badrinath after checking out from the hotel in Sitapur or Rampur. On the way, you will be driving via Joshimath. En route, you will be seeing scenic beauty via Ghat road. Mountains have always been a beauty to enjoy. This location will be equally enchanting for you on your drive to Badrinath. After checking into the hotel, you will be going for the temple visit in the evening. You will find a beautiful temple with tremendous crowds visiting the holy shrine. The temple is built near the banks of Alaknanda. You will find out the beautiful statue made of shaligram stone of Lord Vishnu in padmasana posture inside the main sanctum. The pilgrims can also take bath in TaptKund before visiting the holy sanctum of Badrinath. You will be staying the night in the hotel.

 

Places to visit

 

Tapt Kund

It is another hot spring located on the banks of river Alaknanda. On the way to Badrinath temple, one has to take bath in this hot spring to purify the soul before entering the sanctified space like Badrinath temple.

Mana Village

It is the last village that shares the borders of both India and Tibet. It is the land very famous for Indo Mongolian Tribe.

Vasundhara

It is the famous waterfall that is located around 5kms from the main temple complex of Badrinath. To reach this beautiful waterfall one has to trek from Mana Village. The water of the falls has medicinal values as the scientists proved it by experimenting on the water. Hindus use this water for the religious purposes as well.

Bhim Pul

On the other side of Mana village, BhimPul is located. It is a huge piece of rock forming a natural bridge. This rock lies on the waters of Saraswati River. It is believed that Bhim, one of the Pandavas put this rock on the waters of Saraswati River to help Draupadi to cross the wide mouth of the river on their path to heaven. The pilgrims visit this place for its religious significance.

 

Day 10: Badrinath to Rudraprayag

 

Altitude: 895m

Distance: 160kms(5hrs)

Early in the morning, you can again take bath in the holy hot water spring of TaptKund before visiting the idol of Badrivishal. This holy land is quite famous for performing rituals for ancestors. You can perform pinddaanshraddh in respect to the ancestors. After the murtidarshan, you can go for sightseeing of other places like Bhimkund, Maatamurti, VyasGufa, Mana village, mouth of river Saraswati and Bhimkund. Joshimath is believed to be the winter seat of the Lord Badrinath. The priests bring down the idol in Joshimath during winters for the pilgrims to access easily. You will be lucky enough to visit the confluence of Alaknanda and Nandakini River called Nandprayag. At night you will be staying here.

 

Places to visit

 

Joshimath

It is a beautiful city located on the confluence of the rivers Dhauliganga and Alaknanda. AdiShankaracharya established four significant mathsand it is one of the maths devoted to Lord Badrinath during winter season. In winters, Lord Badrinath is brought down to Joshimath for worshipping purpose. Around the city, the pilgrims will find many cities. The most important shrine is the Narshing along with the idol of Lord Vishnui. With the time, the left hand of the deity is destroyed. It is believed among the locals the day when the arm withers completely, the place will cease to exist. The gods of the valley will return to Niti Valley located at BhavishyaBadri.

 

Day 11: Rudraprayag to Haridwar

 

Altitude: 315m

Distance: 160kms(5hrs)

Early in the morning, you will be starting to drive towards Rishikesh. This spiritual city will be an amazing opportunity for you to visit. Visiting this holy will remain incomplete without seeing Ram Jhula and LaxmanJhula. Both these are the suspended bridges on the river Ganges. Many religious ashrams, yoga centers, and temples are built across this river. Ram Jhula is comparatively bigger than the other bridge, LaxmanJhula. You will find rapids in this river, so many indulge in river rafting across the Ganges. After visiting this beautiful city of Uttarakhand, you will be driving back to Haridwar.

 

Day 12: Departure

 

Today after completing your breakfast you will be driving to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, our driver will drop you either at railway station or airport according to your homebound tickets.

 

Package Inclusions:

 

  • Neat, clean, hygienic accommodation on Twin or Double / Triple Sharing as per your preferences.
  • Inclusive of transport services for 09 Nights & 10 Days. (Ex Delhi)
  • All Breakfast & Dinner (A mix of north, & south Indian menu).
  • All point to point sight-seeing as per given program possible in the time frame.
  • Transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar (for the designated meeting point).
  • Air Condition will work only from Delhi to Haridwar and vice versa, AC will not run in the hills.
  • All toll, tax, parking and driver allowances are included.

 

Package Exclusions:

 

  • GST, Helicopter Tickets to KedarnathJi
  • Accommodation and meals in KedarnathJi will be on direct payment,
  • Any International or Domestic Air or Rail Tickets,
  • Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony / Palaki, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel / personal health insurance,

Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost included

 

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Tourism License no.: 2112261HC685
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