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Chardham Yatra


The Char Dham ('the four abodes/seats') is the most important pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garwhal section of the state of Uttarakhand, Chardham circuit consists of four site Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri.

The Holy Himalayas up in the misty heights of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas that adorn the magnificent state of Uttaranchal, awaits a rejuvenating spiritual experience for the devout.

Nestling in the lofty peaks are the four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji, collectively referred to as the Char Dham ( or four pilgrimage centres) of Hinduism. For centuries, saints and pilgrims, in their search for the divine, have walked these mystical vales known in ancient Hindu scriptures as 'Kedarkhand'

If the scriptures of HINDU RELIGION are to be believed, the holy centres of Gangotri, Yamunotri,Badrinath and Kedarnath - collectively called the Chardham (meaning four sacred spots) - are the mostsacred of all pilgrimages. Undertaking a journey to these places will not just wash away one's sins butensure release from the cycle of birth and death.CALL US AT +91 9811367136 For one, they are all in the icy Garhwal ranges andregarded as the most sacred of all Himalayan ranges.It is also said that heaven and earth converge inthese holy spots, and to be born or die here is a boononly the very fortunate have. The Chardham must be visited from left to right -beginning with Yamunotri, going on to Gangotri, Kedarnath and culminating the journey at Badrinath.This route follows the Hindu tradition of parikrama orclockwise circumambulation. We make all the arrangements for Chardham Yatra, Chardham hotel booking, Char Dham package, Fixed departure for Chardham, Chardham Travel & Bus Booking.

BADRINATH PILGRIMAGE TOUR

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

KEDARNATH PILGRIMAGE TOUR

Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the devout Hindu,located in the Uttaranchal state of India. Kedarnath, where a form of the Lord Shiva is venerated as one of the twelve jyotirling (linga of light), is one of the four sites in India's pilgrimage Char Dham. The most remote of the four Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks

Kedarnath tour

GANGOTRI PILGRIMAGE TOUR


Gangotri, (Ganga' + 'Uttari' which means descended) the picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga , the stream of life, touched earth for the first time. Situated at 99 km from Uttrarkashi, at height of 3140 meters.A shrine dedicated to the Goddess was built some 250 years ago by Amar Bahadur Thapa, the Gorkha Commander......... more click here..........

Gangotri Tour

YAMUNOTRI PILGRIMAGE TOUR

Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the goddess Yamuna, is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple of Yamunotri falls on the left bank and was originally constructed by Maharaj Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The shrine of Yamunotri is one of the "four dhams" of Uttaranchal Yamunotri temple is Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri and the road bifurcates and goes to Yamunotri from Dharasu, a place between Rishikesh - Uttarkashi

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Destinations Covered: Haridwar - Syana
 Chatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rudraprayag - Badrinath


The Holy Himalayas up in the misty heights of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas that adorn the magnificent state of Uttaranchal, awaits a rejuvenating spiritual experience for the devout.

Nestling in the lofty peaks are the four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji, collectively referred to as the Char Dham ( or four pilgrimage centres) of Hinduism. For centuries, saints and pilgrims, in their search for the divine, have walked these mystical vales known in ancient Hindu scriptures as 'Kedarkhand'

If the scriptures of HINDU RELIGION are to be believed, the holy centres of Gangotri, Yamunotri,Badrinath and Kedarnath - collectively called the Chardham(meaning four sacred spots) - are the mostsacred of all pilgrimages. Undertaking a journey to these places will not just wash away one's sins butensure release from the cycle of birth and death.THE honour conferred on these places is not surprising. For one, they are all in the icy Garhwal ranges andregarded as the most sacred of all Himalayan ranges.It is also said that heaven and earth converge inthese holy spots, and to be born or die here is a boononly the very fortunate have. The Chardham must be visited from left to right -beginning with Yamunotri, going on to Gangotri, Kedarnath and culminating the journey at Badrinath.This route follows the Hindu tradition of parikrama orclockwise circumambulation.

Badrinath Temple

Situated in the lap of Nar-Narayan Parvat, with the towering Neelkanth peak (6,597mts.) in the background, Badrinath is one of the most revered Hindu shrines of India.

It has been said that "there were many sacred spots of pilgrimage in the heaven, earth and the other world but neither is there any equal to Badrinath nor shall there be one."

It is believed that to revive the lost prestige of Hinduism and to unite the country in one bond, Adi Guru Sri Shankaracharya built four pilgrimage centres in four corners of India.

Among them were Badrikashram in the north, Rameshwaram in the south, Dwarkapuri in the west and Jagannath Puri in the east. Badrinath situated at an elevation of 3,133 mts. is considered to be amongst the most pious.

Best Season:

May to October every year the temple usually remains open from first week of May to 2nd week of November.

On the right bank of Alaknanda lies the sacred spot perched at an altitude of 3,133 meters above the sea level. Encircled by a beautiful valley, the 15 mts. high temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is built in the form of a cone with a small cup of a ilt bull and spire.

Built by adi guru Shankaracharya the philosopher-saint of the 8th century, the temple has been renovated several times due to damage by avalanches. Its colourful 'singh dwara' or the main entrance gate give it a new, modern look.

The temple is divided into three parts the 'garbha griha' or sanctum sanctorum, the 'darshan mandap' where the rituals are conducted and the 'sabha mandap' Where devotees assemble. The complex has 15 idols. Specially attractive is the one metre high image of Sri Badrinathji, finely sculpted in black stone. It represents lord Vishnu seated in a meditative

Devotees take a holy dip in the natural thermal springs on the banks of the river Alaknanda , before entering the Sri Badrinathji Temple. The water of the Kund is believed to have medicinal properties.

Neelkanth:

A pyramidal-shaped snowy peak towering above Sri Badrinathji, Popularly known as the `Garhwal Queen`.

Charanpaduka:

The footprints of Lord Vishnu can be seen on a boulder in this beautiful meadow.

Brahma Kapil:

A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda where Hindus perform

Sheshnetra:

A boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent- known as Sheshnag's eye.

Kedarnath Temple

An imposing sight standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by snow covered peaks. The present temple built in 18th century A.D. by Adi Shankracharya, stands adjacent to the site of earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with fixtures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi bull stands as guard.

Dedicated to lord Shiva, the exquisitely architecture, Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. Built of extremely large heavy and evenly cut gray Slabs of stones. It evokes wonder as to how these heavy Slabs had been handled in the earlier days. The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for worship and mandap appt. for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A conical rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as lord Shiva in his sadashiva form.

Gangotri Temple

Gangotri, (Ganga' + ’Uttari’ which means descended) the picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga , the stream of life, touched earth for the first time.

Situated at 99 km from Uttrarkashi, at height of 3140 meters.A shrine dedicated to the Goddess was built some 250 years ago by Amar Bahadur Thapa, the Gorkha Commander

According to mythology, Goddess Ganga - the daughter of heaven, manifested herself in the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagirath’s predecessors, following his severe penance of several centuries. Lord Shiva received into his matted locks to minimise the immense impact of her fall. She came to be called Bhagirathi at her legendary source.

The physical source of the holy river is at Gaumukh, 18 kms. further uphill, along the Gangotri Glacier. Several pilgrims trek upto the source to offer prayers either on foot or on ponies.The verdant valleys, dense forests and towering peaks offer excellent trekking and mountaineering opportunities for adventure enthusiasts.

Nearby Places ( Gangotri) :

Bhagirath Shila:

Near the temple is a great stone slab-the ‘Bhagirath Shila’ dedicated to Bhagirath, whose penance is believed to have brought the Ganga down from the heavens.

Gomukh:

Gomukh(4200 meters), the identified source of the holy river Ganga, is 18 kms. further uphill from Gangotri. The trek to Gomukh is gradual and several pilgrims undertake the journey to pay homage the river at its known source.

Bhaironghati.

Furhter downstream,10 km from Gangotri, is the picturesque forested halting place of Bhaironghati. There exists a small temple of Bhairon, appointed by Shiva to safeguard this region which gives the place its name. The bridge over the Jhanvi river at Bhaironghati is said to be the highest in Asia.

Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the goddess Yamuna, is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple of Yamunotri falls on the left bank and was originally constructed by Maharaj Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The shrine of Yamunotri is one of the "four dhams" of Uttaranchal Yamunotri temple is Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri and the road bifurcates and goes to Yamunotri from Dharasu, a place between Rishikesh - Uttarkashi. Another 55 km away is Barkot, affording a fabulous view of the Banderpunch Range. Barkot is also approachable by road directly from all the major cities in India.

Near the temple are three hot springs. The most important, Surya Kund, is a tank full of boiling water into which rice and potatoes are dipped to be cooked and taken as “prasad”. Near the Kund, a rock slab, the “Divya Shila” is worshipped before puja is offered to the black marble idol of Yamuna.

One has to reach at actual temple of yamunotri only by a six kilometer walk from Hanuman chati.

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (210 kms)

Morning leave for Haridwar. Stop for lunch enroute at Cheetal Grand. On arrival check in hotel The Haveli Hari Ganga. Evening free at Har Ki Pauri to attend Aarti. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Haridwar - Barkot - 230 kms (7 - 8 hrs)

 Depart from Haridwar early morning and take lunch on the way in Mussoorie. Restart your journey    and reach Barkot in the evening after visiting Kempty Falls on the way. On arrival check in The  Chardham Camp Yamunotri, just 1 km out of Barkot town on the Yamunotri Road. Overnight at The  Chardham Camp.

Day 03: Barkot - Yamnotri - Barkot (Drive 32 kms, trek 10 kms round)

 Again after an early breakfast leave for Hanuman Chatti ( Drive 32 kms ) to start your journey. Take a  local jeep to reach Phool Chatti to shorten your trek by 5 kms. Arrive at Yamnotri and pray at temple  and also take a holy Achman to start your most sacred pilgrimage to Char Dhams. Come back to  Phool Chatti in the evening to return back to Camp resort for dinner and relaxation with Ayurvedic  Massage at the resort. Overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (Drive 62 kms, 2 - 3 hrs)

 After a relaxed breakfast leave for Uttarkashi. Reach Uttarkashi for lunch. On arrival check in Camp  Hammock. Evening visit famous Vishwanath temple. Overnight at camp.

Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (Drive 105 Kms one side)

 After breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the River sacred The Ganges, also  called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for sometime in the lovely surround  ings. Come back to Camp resort in the afternoon to relax in the bright sunshine and some of breath  taking views of the valley beautiful. In the evening perform the Ganga Aarti at resorts own riverbank.  Dinner and overnight at Camp Hammock.

Day 06: Uttarkashi - New Tehri (90 Kms)- Guptakashi (155 kms) (Drive 7 - 8 hrs)

 After a very early breakfast leave for Guptkashi. Enroute stop at New Tehri for lunch at Camp  Hammock. On the way see the heritage city of Tehri going down in to the mighty waters of Holy River  Ganges, because of the construction of Tehri Dam. After lunch restart your journey and today for the  first time see the river beautiful MANDAKINI. Travel along this to reach Guptakashi late in the evening.  On arrival check in The Chardham Camp (Guptakashi) located 2 kms out of town towards Gaurikund.  Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 07: Guptakashi - Kedarnath. ( Drive 32 kms trek 14 kms )

 After breakfast pick up your packed Lunch and leave for Gaurikund ( a 32 kms drive one way ) on  arrival start your journey on the tough trek ahead. Stop for the lunch en route and restart after that to  arrive by late afternoon. On arrival check in Punjab Sind Awas. After freshening up perform Pooja and  also Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath ji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the  back of the temple. Dinner and overnight at Punjab Sind Awas.

Day 08: Kedarnath - Guptakashi. (Trek 14 kms, drive 32 kms)

 After breakfast start you journey back to Gaurikund and on arrival leave for Guptakashi by road to  reach the Chardham Camp by evening. Relax with Ayurvedic Massage. Dinner and overnight at The  Chardham Camp.

Day 09: Guptakashi - Joshimath Via Chopta. 175 kms. ( 6 - 7 hrs )

 After breakfast leave for Joshimath via Chopta, one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy  the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest. Arrive at The Chardham Camp Joshimath by late  afternoon. Evening free in Joshimath. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp.

Day 10: Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath. 45 kms one way (1 - 2 hrs)

 After breakfast leave for Badrinath, on arrival take the holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana  village the last village before the Tibet border. Come back in the evening. One can also go to Auli, the  ski resort by ropeway. Overnight at camp.

Day 11 : Joshimath - Haridwar. 280 kms (8 - 9 hrs)

 Early morning we leave with packed breakfast from Joshimath for Haridwar. On the way  visit  Devprayag and Rishikesh. Enroute stop for lunch in Srinagar. On arrival check in hotel The Haveli  Hari  Ganga.

Day 12 : Haridwar - Delhi. 210 kms (6 - 7 hrs)

 After breakfast visit Chandi Devi by Cable car. After lunch proceed for Delhi.