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Char Dham Yatra

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Duration

10 Night 11 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Hindi

Overview

In simple terms, Char Dham conveys the presence of four sacred abodes. But it has a got a great significance in Hindu religion. Char Dham originally used to refer to a pilgrimage circuit encompassing four holiest sites which were located at four directions of India – Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram and Dwarka. They were established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD. A relatively smaller circuit of Hindu pilgrimage is formed by the four hallowed places of Indian Himalayas, which are also known as Chota Char Dham. ‘Chota’ means small in Hindi. Alternately called Char Dham of Himalayas or Char Dham of Uttarakhand, the revered group possesses four sacred sites – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri. There are three major sects in Hinduism – Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism. The Char Dham of India consists of three Vishnava locations (Dwarka, Badrinath and Puri) and one Shaiva (Rameshwaram).Hindu pilgrimage circuit of Indian Himalayas represents all the primary cults by having two Shakta sites (Yamunotri and Gangotri), one Vaishnava site (Badrinath) and one Shaiva site (Kedarnath). Adi Shankaracharya, who has been credited with the creation of the four holiest abodes in India, is believed to have attained freedom from his bodily form in Kedarnath. Land of Uttarakhand is also known as Dev Bhumi (Land of Gods) because of the various tales of divine beings finding its permanent home in the ever flowing rivers, river confluences, shrines, rocks, caves and, most importantly, in people’s faith.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Haridwar Ganga Aarti
  • Rishikesh Darshan
  • Badrinath
  • Kedarnath
  • Gangotri
  • Yamunotri
  • Rudraprayag

Itinerary

Day 01: Haridwar/Dehradun – Barkot (205 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)

Arrival on Haridwar meet and greet our representative or driver after that drive for Barkot transfer to your Hotel. After completing check-in formalities in hotel you are free for your own activities or you can take a full night rest with enjoying delicious dinner at hotel. Overnight Stay at hotel in Barkot.

Day 02: Barkot/Kharsali– Yamunotri – Barkot (48 Km / 2 hrs & trek 05 KM Each Side)

Morning after breakfast, drive for kharsali and start your trek to Yamunotri. Visit Yamunotri temple, The temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and has a black marble idol of the goddess, Yamunotri is also one of the four sites of Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple opens on Akshaya Tritiya (May) and closes on Yama Dwitiya (the second day after Diwali, November) for the winter. The main fascination at Yamunotri is the sanctuary committed to the Goddess Yamuna and the blessed warm springs at Janki Chatti. The genuine source, a frozen lake of ice and glacier situated on the Kalind Mountain.
there are few sightseeing places too that have a religious significance like
Jankichatti-Janki Chatti is 2,650 mts above of sea level, familiarly known for its hot water springs.
Kharsali -The tiny hamlet of Kharsali has a religious significance as it is the winter seat of Goddess Yamuna.
Shani Dev Templem – the shani dev temple of kharsali exhibits a remarkable stone architecture that resemblesa fort having four storey structure.
Hanumanchatti - Hanuman Chatti is located at the confluence of the Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Situated 13 kms before Yamunotri Dham.
Divya Shila - It is a powerful reddish-brown rock near the Surya Kund at Yamunotri.
and Surya Kund-Surya Kund is a hot water spring situated near Yamunotri .

Day 03: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100 Km/ 4 hrs Journey)

In morning drive for Uttarkashi. Check in to the hotel in Uttrakashi, after that visit Vishwanath Temple and Shakti temple. Over Night stay in hotel .
Uttarkashi Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.
Vishwanath temple - Vishwanath temple is one of the most established Shiva temple in Northern India. Re-built in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi.
Shakti temple - Right before the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a major 'Trishul' of around 6 meters in stature and a circuit of 90cms. at base.

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Km / 3 to 4 hrs Each Side)

We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), en-route we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas . After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Over night stay at Uttarkashi.
Gangotri Temple: Gangotri is second of the four sites of Char Dham pilgrimage 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 Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 05 : Uttarkashi – Sitapur/Guptkashi(190 Km / 8 to 9 hrs)

Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in to Hotel in Sitapur, evening free for your own activities over night stay.

Day 06: Sitapur/Guptkashi– Sonprayag – Kedarnath (14Km/ 1 to 2 Hrs)

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive for sisra/phata via to Sonprayag, start your journey from sisra/phata to Kedarnath (by Helicopter). Visit Kedarnath Temple.
Kedarnath is one of the most sacred Char Dhams for the followers of Hinduism

Kedarnath is one of the most sacred Char Dhams for the followers of Hinduism
Sonprayag - Sonprayag is a religious site en route to Kedarnath Dham. Sonprayag lies at the picturesque confluence of the Mandakini and Basuki Rivers.

Gaurikund - Gaurikund is know for the Gaurikund Temple which according to legend is the spot where Goddess Parvati did penance to win over Lord Shiva’s heart.

Day 07: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Sitapur/Guptakashi

After freshening up, perform Pooja and Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. You can After temple Darshan back down to Guarikund for darshan Poojan after back to sirsa/Phata helipad and drive via Guptkashi. Overnight stay at sitapur
The name "Kedarnath" signifies "the ruler of the field": it gets from the Sanskrit words kedara (field) and natha (master).As indicated by Hindu legends, the sanctuary was at first worked by Pandavas, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu sanctuaries of Shiva .

Day 8 : Day 08: Sitapur/Guptakashi – Joshimath (160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)

Morning after taking sattvik breakfast leave for Joshimath. Joshimath is arranged on the slants over the conjunction of the waterways Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' set up by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the colder time of year seat of Badrinath. The symbol is brought down to Joshimath and introduced in the sanctuary for individuals to revere The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay in Joshimath.

Day 09: Joshimath –Badrinath- Rudraprayag (157 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)

Early in morning will go for darshan of Badrinath Temple. There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River . Just within the three kms of Badrinath jee after proceeds Rudraprayag via joshimath. Overnight stay in Rudraprayag.

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 TaptKund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Day 10: Rudraprayag –Srinagar-Devprayag- Rishikesh (160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)

Start early to Rudraprayag sangam of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi here you can take holy deep and all sightseeing after that proceeds to Rishikesh for over night stay.

Day 11: Rishikesh Local - Haridwar/Dehradun Departure

After breakfast, drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh local sightseeing like Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Triveni ghat temples and Ashrams after you will be transferred to airport/station.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation as per the package same or similar hotels.
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast and Dinner on fixed menu basis.
  • All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances.
  • All applicable hotel and transport taxes.
  • Helicopter Ticket for Kedarnath Ji
  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions.
  • GST@5% will be extra.
  • Lunch & Snacks does not include in Package.
  • All personal expenses, laundry charges, liquors, mineral water, telephone charges.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Any kind of entry fee.
  • Porter, pony, horse, cable car, boat, train tickets, air tickets charges.
  • VIP Darshan or special Pooja arrangements.

Languages

English
Hindi

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