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PILGRIM INDIA TOUR

CHAR DHAM YATRA TOUR

Duration : 11N - 12D
Destination :
Delhi - Haridwar - Syanachatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rudraprayag - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Delhi


Day 1: Delhi 
Arrive at International airport in Delhi. Meet and Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. 

 Day 2: Delhi - Haridwar (230kms/6hr)
After breakfast, drive to Haridwar. On Arrival, transfer to Hotel. Later we shall take you for a visit to the Har-Ki-Pauri, enjoy the AARTI in the evening. Later back to hotel for overnight stay at the hotel.
 

Day 3: Hardwar - Syana Chatti (240kms/7hr)
Drive to Syana Chatti via Mussoorie. Check in Hotel at Syana Chatti.

Day 4: Syana Chatti - Yamunotri - Syana Chatti {5kms drive & 13kms Trek (one side)}

Drive to Hanuman Chatti, trek start to Yamunotri & Back. Overnight stay at Syana Chatti. 

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 5: Syana Chatti - Uttarkashi (137kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in Hotel, Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

Day 6: Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Uttarkashi (200kms/7hr)
Drive to Gangotri and back, overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
 
Gangotri Temple: The 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 7: Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (175kms/6hr)
After early breakfast, drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda. 

Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).

Day 8: Rudraprayag - Kedarnath (75kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. 

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond 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.

Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, 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.

Day 9: Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road) 
Trek down to Gaurikund from Kedarnath. Drive to Rudraprayag from Gaurikund. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Day 10: Rudraprayag - Badrinath (165kms/5hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel, Night halt.

Joshimath: Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerala 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 Nar Singh and Nav Durga are located here.

Badrinath: Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 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". Overnight hotel.

Day 11: Badrinath - Haridwar (320kms/9hr)
Drive to Haridwar en-route visit Srinagar, Deoprayag & Rishikesh. On arrival, transfer to Hotel. Night halt.

Day 12 : Haridwar - Delhi (230kms/6hr)
Afternoon drive to Delhi and transfer in time for early security check-in at International Airport.


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