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Chardham Group Departure 2016
Chardham Ex- Haridwar (Standard)
Nights/ 10 Days
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
Departure Dates :
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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
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
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 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
Visit Kashi Vishwanath,Uttarkashi + Aadi Shakti Mata Darshan (Mahisasur
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Adventure : Visit Chila Forest Range / Vindhyavasani Forest Ranage /
Khimsar Village Life / White Water Rafting.
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Envisaged in above Package or Program:
Hotel Rautela or
Hotel Rautela or
Uttrakashi / Harsil
Hotel Anchal or Similar
Uttrakashi /Harsil /
Hotel Radhika or
Hotel Karishna or
Similar or Hotel Priya Darshini
Behal House or Similar
Hotel Karishna or
Hanumant Ashram or SSI
Hotel Karishna or
Mode of Transport
Of Transport Will Be Used In Above Package Cost :
Cost PP On
NAC Tempo Traveler
NAC Mini Bus 18 Seated
NAC Mini Bus 22 Seated
NAC Large Bus 27 Seated
Today Sight Seeing
38kms/2hrs & 6kms
Yamunotri darshan , 6
kms trekking / 3hrs one way
74kms/3hrs & 14kms
Rishikesh & River
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 &
Services of Tour Escort.
All prevailing applicable taxes.
Exclusions: 3.09% Government
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
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.
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