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Char Dham Yatra Pilgrimage Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 - 18 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 50 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Arrive in Delhi. Check in at hotel at 1200 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi – Haridwar (195 km/approx. 05 hours). Take some rest. After having breakfast drive for Haridwar. Upon arrival check In at hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3: Haridwar. Haridwar: Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirathi performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara.

In the traditional of Bhagirathi, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 4: Haridwar - Barkot (Drive 215 km/6 hrs). Morning drive to Barkot via Dehradun, Mussoorie, and en-route visit Kempty fall. Later continue drive to Barkot. On arrival Barkot Check In at Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 5: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (42 Kms Drive/6 km trek.). Morning leave for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti & Fool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 06 km for Yamunotri, On Arrive Yamunotri Holi Dip in Garam Kund, than Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yamunotri Ji, after Darshan and Pooja, afternoon start trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay.

- Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.
- Yamunotri 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 Kund.
- Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 6: Barkot – Uttarkashi (82 km/4 hours). Morning leave for Uttarkashi, a drive of 82 km. Enroute vist Prakateshwar Cave, on arrival Uttarkashi check in at the hotel evening visit Vishwnath Temple. Overnight stay at the Dlx Camp.

Day 7: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi. Early morning drive to Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for some time in the lovely surroundings, afternoon drive to Uttarkashi.

Day 8: Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (175 km). Early morning drive to Rudraprayag enroute visit to Tehri Dam. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Rudraprayag – Kedarnath (By Helicopter) - Rudraprayag. Excursion to Kedarnath. Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Jyotirlingam or the cosmic light. Kedarnath is highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas. This ancient and magnificient temple is located in the Rudra Himalaya range. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own Kith and Kin 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. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Rudraprayag – Joshimath. Drive for Joshimath. Joshimath is a ramshackle two-street town that serves as the gateway to Auli ski resort, Badrinath Temple, and treks to the Valley of Flowers, Hem Kund and Kuari Pass. As such it’s a major destination for Hindu and Sikh pilgrims as well as trekkers. Overnight stay at Dlx Camp.

Day 11: Joshimath - Govindghat (45 km) – Ghangharia. Drive Govindghat and from here 14 Km trek to Ghangaria. Overnight stay a at hotel or Dlx Camp.

Day 12: Ghangharia - Valley of Flowers – Ghanghria. Morning start trek to Valley of flowers. explore the Valley of Flowers. see the several kind of flowers in Valley than trek back to Ghangharia. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Ghangharia - Govindghat - Badrinath. Badrinath, the seat of the god Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan, is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Situtaed in the hills of Himalaya, at the height of 10,248 feet above sea level. The route to Badrinath is one of the most arduous one due to the lofty hilly terrain, curves and cliffs amidst the most scenically beautiful place on the earth. Morning trek to Govindghat.

Day 14: Badrinath – Rudraprayag. Drive for Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at hotel Moonal Resort. A small pilgrim town on the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Mandakini which is venerated as one of the five sacred confluences or the 'Panch Prayag'. Rudraprayag It is named after Rudra, an aspect of Lord Shiva. According to a legend Lord Shiva appeared here as 'Rudra' to bless Narad Muni. An ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of 'Rudra'. Rudraprayag is of immense significance for the pilgrims of Char Dham Yatra, as it is the junction for visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham.

Day 15: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh. Today you will be driven to Rishikesh. Check in at hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 16: Rishikesh - Delhi. Drive for Delhi & directly transfer to the airport or you can go for other destination.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 12 nights on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
- 04 nights on twin sharing basis with all meals in Barkot + Uttarkashi
- Airconditioned Car/Big Car/Innova/Mini Bus(Depands on Number of people)
- Kedarnath round trip Helicopter ticket is not included
- English-speaking guide through out tour
- All currently applicable taxes.

About This Supplier
Location: India
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2010

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