Yatra].The Char Dham Yatra or the
four pilgrimages are the cardinal compass
points of the Hindu faith. During April
November season, when the Chardham Temples
are open in the Garhwal Hills, direct buses
connect Rishikesh's Yatra Bus Stand with Badrinath,
Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
TOUR PRO GRAM FOR CHAR DHAM
The whole of Uttarakhand is dotted with temples
of Vishnu and Shiva. Vishnu is known as Hari
and Shiva as Hari. Dwar means
gate, and it is for this reason that this place
is known as Haridwar or Haridwar, 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.
01 : Delhi / Haridwar /Rishikesh (225 kms) :.Lv.
At 0700 hrs and enroute halt at Khatoli
for Breakfast and upon arr. Visit Laxshman
Jhoola, Parmarth Ashram, Geeta
Bhawan and other ashrams
. Later evening proceed to the ghats
for a visit to the Har-Ki-Pauri, enjoy the
evening prayer Aarti, performed at River
Ganges. Later back to the Hotel for
overnight stay at the Hotel..
It is said when Raibhya Rishi did hard
penances, God appeared by the name of "Hrishikesh"
and this area was henceforth call by the name. Rishikesh,
situated on the right bank of river Ganga and surrounded
on three sides by Himalayan ranges, known from medieval
time as celestial abode, is a great pilgrimage centre
of India, attracting a large number of pilgrims.
It is believed that Bharat brother of Lord Rama,
subjected himself to severe penance here.
A temple known as Bharat Temple was later constructed
at the site and the town Rishikesh sprang up around
the temple. It has since been the abode of
saints and sages from where they sojourn before
undertaking the arduous pilgrimage that lay ahead
on the distant Himalayan peaks. This gateway to
the kingdom of Gods and pilgrimage to Badrinath,
Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri is clustered with
Ashram, Tourist Rest House and Dharamsalas. The
Yoga centres of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance
of the place, home and foreign tourist from all
over the world visit this place to have lessons
in Yoga and Meditatio.n.
02 : Risihikesh/Hanuman Chatti (190
kms):. .Lv. Early morning drive
to Hanumanchatti- the confluence of
Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna River, Lunch enroute
and enjoy the Himalayan Panorama and upon
arr. Check in the hotel for o/n stay. .
Day 03 :Hanuman
Chatti/Janki Chatti :. (Trek 8 kms):.
.Lv. After b/f and upon arr. At Janki chatti
(moderate trek) O/n stay in the hotel.
Day 04 : Janki Chatti/Yamunotri/.Janki
Chatti :( Trek 12 kms)
Full of fun and visit The Yamunotri
shrine is situated at an elevation of 3,322 metres.
Yamunotri temple and return back to Janki chatti
for o/n stay.
Day 05 : Janki Chatti/Hanuman Chatti/Uttarkashi
Trek 08 kms and and then board the bus and have
a ride of 120 kms . In Uttarkashi situated at the
bank of the river Bhagirathi. The Temple of
.Lord Vishwanath.is located here where a massive
iron trident is erected. The other important
temple situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav,
Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteli Devi.
Upon arr. Check in the hotel. Rest of the day at
Day 06 : Uttarkashi/Gangotri(100
Lv. after b/f and enroute visit the sulphur
springs as well as Harsil - the mini Switzerland
of India and upon arr. in Gangotri - Check in the
hotel and rest of the day for to enjoy the scenic
beauty and the landscaping of the place, 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 - witness the aarti and o/n
in the hotel.
.Day 07: Gangotri/Srinagar(235
kms) Lv. After b/f
and lunch at Uttarkashi and o/n in Hotel .
kms drive +15 kms trek)
Lv. Early morning and watch the confluence
at Ruderprayag and Soneprayag enroute and upon arr.
Gaurikund at a distance of 5kms from Soneprayag
and 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. 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 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. Possible to trek or Have Ponies and for real
Old people - it is possible to have Dandi - 4 people
carries the pax on a wooden swing. Normal
trekking time is approx. 7 hrs. Upon arr. Check
in the Hotel/Dharamshala and then in the evening
witness the Prayer at Kedarnath Temple. And o/n
stay in the hotel /Dharamshala.
Kedarnath is at 3584 mtrs.
.Day 09 :- Kedarnath
/ Gaurikund / Ukhimath:.(Down Trek 15 kms and
board the bus at Gaurikund and then proceed to Ukhimath.
18 km before CHOPTA a famous Hill destination
10 :- Ukhimath/ Joshimath/Badrinath
: (kms) : .Early morning after
b/f drive to Joshimath halt for a
launch. In Joshimath Adi Guru Shankaracharya,
who came all the way from Keralas 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. Temple of Narsingh and
Nav Durga are located here. Upon arrival
to Badrinath overnight stay in Hotel.
.Day 11 :-
Badrinath (13,133 Mtrs) : .
.Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of
the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country
and is situated at an elevation of 13,133 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".
In early morning after taking a hot spring bath
in Tapt Kund, visit to the temple for Pooja.
Drive to Mana village 3 km far away from
Badrinath, there are 25km far away from China border.
Then we proceed to Vasudhara- the falls,
Bhim Bridge, .Ganesh Cave,. .Vyas
Cave.and the confluence of river Saraswati and
Alaknanda and back to Badrinath. Afternoon free
for shopping and in the evening. Visit to the temple
for Aarti and overnight stay at Hotel/ Dharamshala.
Day 12 :- Badrinath/ Srinagar (200
Lv. After b/f for Srinagar passing
through Joshimath, Pipalkoti, Nandprayag,
Karnprayag , Ruderprayag and then to Srinagar
for O/n stay in Hotel.
Day 13 :- Srinagar/Haridwar (125
After b/f and pass through Devprayag, Rishikesh
and then Lunch & Holy dip at Haridwar
and watch the evening prayer at Har -Ki -
Pauri . O/n in Haridwar
Day 14 :- Haridwar
- Delhi (200 kms )
Lv. after b/f and lunch enroute and drive back to