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Chardham Group Departure 2016
 

Chardham Ex- Haridwar (Deluxe) *
09 Nights/ 10 Days

For centuries, saints and pilgrims, in their search for the divine, have walked these mystical vales known in ancient Hindu scriptures as 'Kedarkhand'. A journey to these four destinations is considered to be of great spiritual significance, according to traditional Hindu belief.
 

Departure Dates :

May: 13,17,19,21,25,27
June: 1,3,6,9,12


 

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Itinerary


Day 01: Haridwar - Barkot (210 kms / 07 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Barkot via Mussoorie. En route visit Kempty fall. Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel at Barkot.
No activities. Reach Barkot and have proper rest. Acclimatise your mind and body to start a trek to Yamnotri from JanakiChatti. Once you reach Yamnotri.

Day 02: Barkot – Jankichatti – Yamunotri – Jankichatti – Barkot (38kms/2hrs drive & 5kms/3hrs on foot)
After breakfast proceed to Yamunotri (38kms drive/ 2hrs and 05 kms trek/ 3hrs one way), here one can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji". Later return to Barkot for overnight stay.

Rituals & Activities : Snan in Tapt Kund Yamnotri , Yamuna Pujan in Divya Shila , Yamnotri Temple Darshan , Hanuman Temple ,
Optional : Participate in Pre Booked Aarti in Yamnotri Temple where you will get advantage of performing Aarti in your Name / Gotra.
Yamunotri: Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the source of revered river Yamuna which originates from the Champasar Glacier lying 1 km ahead of the shrine situated at an elevation of 3235 mts above sea level. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer Pooja at the temple itself. Yamunotri was the home of an ancient sage Asit Muni. Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun just like Yama who is considered his son. It is believed that Yama would not torment any person at the time of death who takes a holy dip in Yamuna, his sister.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, worshiped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 03: Barkot – Uttarakashi - Gangnani (140 Kms / 07 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Uttarkashi visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and drive to Gangnani . Evening free for leisure & local attractions. Dinner & overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi - Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers; Varuna and Ashi, whose water flow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevated, at a height of 1588 meters, this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and ghats and likewise, a north or 'uttar' facing river. The major temple is the Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area. These are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. It is said, that once there were 365 temples here. Hiuen Tsang referred to this place as Brahma Puran, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug, Kashi will be submerged, and Uttarkashi will replace it as an important religious centre.

Visit Kashi Vishwanath,Uttarkashi + Aadi Shakti Mata Darshan (Mahisasur Mardini)
Rituals & Activities : Get chance to perform Abhishek Puja in Kashi Vishwanath Temple.Upon reaching Ganganani visit Parasar Muni Temple, enjoy bathing in Hot water spring (Tapt Kund). Your body will be completely relaxed after the tiring trek of Yamnotri.

Day 04: Gangnani - Gangotri – Harsil – Gangnani (120Kms / 05 hrs) round trip
With packed breakfast & post Tea/ Coffee leave for Gangotri early in the morning. offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Gangnani, en route visit Gangnani. Overnight stay at Gangnani.

Gangotri: Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great "Deva Yagna" here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite.

Gangnani: Further up on way to Gangotri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the kund called Rishikund. There is a temple near the kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.

Ritual and Activities : Perform Snan at Gangotri Ghat (VIP Ghat), Ganga Pujan & Aarti at Gangotri Ghat , Darshan of Bhagirath Shila ,Darshan of Gauri Ganesha Temple, Finally Gangotri Temple Darshan after that you must have Darshan of Surya Kund.
While returning Darshan of Gupteshwar Mahadev temple in Dharali , Interact with Tibetan Culture and people in Harsil.

Day 05: Gangnani - Rudraprayag (220 Kms/ 8-9 hrs)

Leave very early in the morning with packed breakfast for almost day long drive to Rudraprayag. On your drive you would pass through Ganga giving way to Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project). Overnight stay at the hotel at Rudraprayag .

Rituals & Activities : Visit of Tehri Dam,, Ganga Aarti in Rudraprayag & Sangam Darshan ( Merge of Alaknanda & Mandakini.

Day 06: Rudraprayag - Guptkashi - Kedarnath (74 Kms/ 3 hrs & 14 Kms/ 6-7 hrs)
Post your early breakfast; leave by vehicle for Gaurikund and from their join other pilgrims for 14 kms trek of Kedarnath. On reaching Kedarnath, meet our representative at Kedarnath. Our representative would lead you to hotel & guide you through other logistics at these high altitude destinations. Evening darshan and Pooja at Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Kedarnath Temple: The present temple built in 8th Century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. The temple has a conical lingam - the main idol, a statue of Nandi - the celestial bull, a 'Garba Grah' for worship and a man dap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. The temple is more than 1000 years old.
Shankaracharya Samadhi: The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred Dhams in India, he went into his Samadhi at an early age of 32 years.
Bhaironath temple: About half a kilometer away from Kedarnathji, a small temple is dedicated to Bhaironath. It is worshipped on the opening and closing day of Sri Kedarnath Shrine. It is believed that when Kedarnathji temple is closed, Bhaironathji protects this land from evil.

Rituals & Activities : Visit Guptkashi,Gaurikund , Snan in Tapt Kund at Gauri Kund and Darshan of Gauri Ganesh Temple & get blessing of Ganesha and start the trek of kedarnath Ji. Evening Aarti Darshan of Kedarnath Ji , Darshan of Aadi Guru Shankracharya , Darshan of Udar Kund & Bambam Kund , Pitra Kund . Chance to meet Gurus and Sadhus meditating for long time in Kedarnath. Darshan of Rama cave (Gufa)

Day 07: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14 kms trek / 74 kms Drive/ 3-4hrs)
After breakfast begin your downward journey of 14 kms trek to Gaurikund, Later evening drive back to Rudraprayag, for overnight stay.
Rituals & Activities : Darshan of Ardhnareshwar in Guptkashi ,Option : Darshan for Triyuginarayan

Day 08: Rudraprayag - Badrinath (160 kms / 07-08 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Badrinath via Joshimath, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Math) Badrinath. Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Rituals & Activities :

Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund , Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran ) , Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave , Ganesha Cave , Keshav Prayag , Darshan of Sarasawati Udgam (origin) ), Charan Paduka Darshan , ,Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag ,Nandprayag , Karnprayag while returning back to Rudraprayag.

Badrinath: Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head).

Sheshnetra: It is a large block of stone between tow small seasonal lakes carrying an eye of "Sheshnag" The eye formation is quite natural, 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye, it is believed that the seshnag waits at this place patiently to accompany the lord on his reincarnation.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. The women of the village offer Choli to the deity on closing day of the temple each year.

Bhim Pul: 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, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 09: Badrinath – Joshimath - Rudraprayag (160kms/07-08hrs)
Morning after breakfast Drive to Rudraprayag enroute visiting Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag overnight stay at Rudraprayag .
Vishnuprayag where two river confluences Dhauli Ganga & Alaknanda
Karnprayag (confluence of river Pindari and river Alaknanda)
Nandprayag (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda River)

Rituals & Activities : Joshimath, Narshimha Temple , Pandukeshwar Udhav Mandir (Also Called Yog dhyan Badri),Vridh Badri

Day 10: Rudraprayag - Haridwar (160 kms / 05 -06hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive for Haridwar enroute visiting Deoprayag. Evening Arti Pooja at Parmath Niketan Ghat. Overnight stay at Haridwar. Deoprayag two rivers confluence Bhagirathi and Alaknanda River.

Rituals & Activities : Dharidevi , Dev prayag , Raghunath Temple (Dev Prayag) , Vashishtha Cave (Shivpuri), Rishikesh (Laxman Jhula ) Optional : Haridwar Rituals : Beginning of Yatra perform special ritual activities like Ganga Snan , Hawan & Aarti , Yagya , Sadhu Sewa , Arrangment Brahman Bhojnam at end of Yatra,

Adventure : Visit Chila Forest Range / Vindhyavasani Forest Ranage / Khimsar Village Life / White Water Rafting
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Hotels


  Hotel Envisaged in above Package or Program:
 

Day Overnight Stay Night Deluxe Hotels
Day 01 Barkot 1 Hotel Aditya or Similar
Day 02 Barkot 1 Hotel Aditya or Similar
Day 03 Uttrakashi / Harsil
Ganganani
1 Hotel Shiv Linga Or Shiv Pariwar, Hotel Shanti Kunj or Similar
Day 04 Uttrakashi /Harsil / Ganganani 1 Hotel Shiv Linga Or Shiv Pariwar
Hotel Shanti Kunj or Similar
Day 05 Rudraprayag / GuptaKashi 1 Hotel PushpDeep Grand or Hotel Sagar Palace or Similar
Day 06 Kedarnath 1 HImalyan House or Kanpur House Similar
Day 07 Rudraprayag 1 Hotel PushpDeep Grand
Day 08 Badrinath 1 Hotel Dwarikesh or Badrish or Similar
Day 09 Rudraprayag 1 Hotel PushpDeep
Day 10 Haridwar 1  

 

Mode of Transport

 

Below Mode Of Transport Will Be Used In Above Package Cost :

Cost PP On Deluxe Package
00-02 Pax NAC Indigo
02-03 Pax NAC Indigo
03-04 Pax NAC Xylo / Tavera
04-06 Pax NAC Xylo / Tavera
06-08 Pax NAC Sylo / Tavera
09-12 Pax NAC Tempo Traveler
12-15 Pax NAC Mini Bus 18 Seated
16-20 Pax NAC Mini Bus 22 Seated
21-27 Pax NAC Large Bus 27 Seated

 

Day Day Tour Distance/Time O/N  Night Today Sight Seeing
01 Haridwar-Barkot 200kms/6hrs Barkot 01 Mussoorie,Lakhamandal
02  Barkot-Jankichatti 38kms/2hrs & 6kms trek/3hr Barkot 01 Yamunotri darshan , 6 kms trekking / 3hrs one way
03 Barkot-Gangnani 140kms/7hrs Gangnani 01 Kashi Vishwanath,Uttarkashi
04 Gangnani-Gangotri 60kms/2hrs Gangnani 01 Gangotri Darshan
05 Gangnani-Rudraprayag 215kms/9hrs Rudraprayag 01 Tehri Dam,Rudraprayag Sangam
06 Rudraprayag-Kedarnath 74kms/3hrs & 14kmstrek/5hr Kedarnath 01 Guptkashi,Gaurikund
07 Kedarnath-Rudraprayag 74kms/3hrs & 14kms trek/5hr Rudraprayag 01 Option for Triyuginarayan
08  Rudraprayag-Badrinath 160kms/7hrs Badrinath 01  Joshimath,Nandprayag,Karnprayag
09 Badrinath-Rudraprayag 160kms/7hrs  Rudraprayag  01 Mana Village, Pandukeshwar
10  Rudraprayag-Haridwar 160kms/7hrs Departure 01 Rishikesh & River rafting option

 


 

Inclusion

 

Inclusions:
• Accommodation on Family Room sharing basis on the below mentioned or similar hotels.
• 11 Breakfast, 11 Dinner as per the itinerary.
• All Transfers & sight seeing as per itinerary on shared vehicle (Non Aircondition).
• All inter-state taxes, toll taxes, driver allowance & parking etc.
• Services of Tour Escort.
• All prevailing applicable taxes.

Exclusions:
• 3.09% Government Service Tax.
• Air fare / train fare until mentioned in the itinerary.
• Any meals other than those specified in ‘Inclusions’.
• Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, Pooja samagri etc.
• Any other item not specified in ‘Inclusions’.
• Porterage at hotels / airport / railway station and during trekking.
• Ponies / Dollies during trekking.
• Entrance fees during sightseeing.
• Camera fee / Emergency & medical cost.
• Helicopter tickets for any of the Dhams.
• Cost incidental due to road blocks, landslides, change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation due to bad
   weather, ill health, and or any factors beyond control.


 

Terms and Conditions


General terms and conditions

Advance Booking Fee
• 45 or more days before departure : Rs 25% per person
• 30 days before departure : 50% of total amount
• Less than 30 days before departure : 100% of the total amount

Cancellation Policy

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices. The applicable cancellation charges are as per the published cancellation policy below.

Cancellation charges per person
• Between 30-16 days of departure: 50% of tour cost
• 15 days to date of departure: 100%.
• In case of no show or cancellation after the tour has commenced: 100%

If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday
• We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally,
   we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the
   earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
• If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (for instance, bad weather):
• we shall first try to offer you alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced;
• If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged from you on a pro-rata basis depending on   
   portion of the tour standing utilized by you
• In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited refunding to you the price we charged as the tour fees .

Change Your Holiday Plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by yourself.

If You Have a Complaint

If you have a problem during your holiday, PLEASE INFORM THE RELEVANT SUPPLIER, (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative IMMEDIATELY who will endeavor to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who at no time are under our control or supervision.

Our Liability to You
We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as represented and promised to you. If any parts of your travel arrangements are not provided as promised, due to the fault of our employees, agents, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the costs of your travel arrangements.

We do not accept any responsibility for any third party services or service providers, like hotels, transport etc. For example, travel delays are the responsibility of the transporters and inefficient hospitality is the responsibility of the hotels.

We are only your tour operator and at no time do we act as managers for your respective responsibilities and personal obligations. We are therefore not responsible for your acts, misdemeanor, omissions and neither are we responsible for managing any of your personal affairs; for example, we are not responsible for ensuring the safety of your personal belongings, travel documents, etc. at any time before the commencement of the tour or after it or during the tour.

Holiday Insurance

It will be your responsibility to purchase any sort of holiday insurance cover and we are not responsible for the same.
Exactness Not Guaranteed
We cannot and do not guarantee the exactness of any service that may be provided to you. For instance, photographs of the interiors of the hotel rooms posted on our website have been sourced from the respective Hotel management, the visual appeal of a room selected by you cannot and is not guaranteed by us. Similarly, while we assure you of enjoyable holidays, we cannot and do not guarantee or represent that such tour will be as per your mental perception, imagination or thought about such tours.

General Important Notes

Incase there is any change in price the same will be communicated to yourself and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further. There will be no reduction for un-utilized services
Surcharges may be applicable over and above the holiday price for the requested period. The same will be advised at the time of booking or prior to confirmations.
You need to make an advance payment at the time of confirming the tour and make the balance payment 35 days prior to the departure of the tour.

Forfeiture Of Deposits
We shall be within our rights to forfeit the non- refundable interest free deposit paid by you. In the event you cancel the booking, or on failure on your part to adhere to the tour payment schedule as informed in the documentation Check List, or in the event the visa of any country is not granted or you are unable to travel on the tour booked due to any reason whatsoever, including medical ground or sickness, the non-refundable interest free deposits shall stand forfeited, and the scale of cancellation setout in the How To Book section of the brochure shall be applicable and binding.

Important Notes
Please be advised that these are the sole and complete terms and conditions governing the tour operations, supplemented only by the User Agreement. No employees of our Company or our agents have the authority to amend, modify or change these conditions, and you are advised to rely on the terms "as is". Yatra reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.