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Char Dham Yatra With Golden Triangle  
One Expression around which all religions base their preaching. Peace of mind, body and soul. Since time immemorial both man and God have just one prayer - Shanti - for the living and the Departed. The Char Dham, also called the Deo Bhumi - The Adobe of the Gods - presents just the ambience where the Divine & the Sublime coexist. Closest to the celestial beings, devotees from all corners of the country have flocked to these Himalayan shrines of Char Dham - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath every year to seek salvation. The arduous trails remain in the ancient sanctuaries of faith for a fulfilling experience. The four Dhams receive holy water in the form of four streams - Yamuna (Yamunotri), Bhagirathi (in Gangotri), Mandakini (in Kedarnath) and Alaknanda (in Badrinath).
 
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Itinerary Details
DAY 00 – ARRIVE DELHI
» Meet & greet the group on arrival at IGI airport in Delhi.
» Transfer to Hotel.
» Check into the hotel.
» Overnight stay in Hotel
Meals: (Dinner only)

DAY 01 – FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF NEW DELHI
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India

The New Delhi capital was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. We first start the day visiting:-

» After breakfast leave to visit New Delhi.
» The Qutub Minar, 72 metres high and the most curious minaret architecture. Visit the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD.
» Enjoy shopping in Dilli Haat. Situated in the heart of Delhi, the unique Delhi Haat is an upgraded version of the traditional weekly market, offering a delightful amalgam of craft, food and cultural activities offering a kaleidoscopic view of the richness and diversity of Indian handicrafts and artifacts.
» Then we drive for an interesting drive passing through the impressive Rajpath, World War I memorial arch, the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace.
» Visit Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD.
» Raj Ghat is worth a visit where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
» Return back to the hotel.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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DAY 02 – FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF OLD DELHI
Old Delhi - the 350-year-old walled city was built by Emperor Shah jahan in 1648 as his capital. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts.
» After breakfast leave to visit old Delhi.
» Opposite the Red fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India.
» Enjoy a rickshaw ride
» Visit the Red fort.
» Return back to the hotel
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 03: DELHI - HARIDWAR (230 KMS/6HRS)
After Breakfast transfer to Delhi Railway station to board Train (Delradun Shatabdi-2017 ETD is 06:50Hrs) for Haridwar. On Arrival at Haridwar railway station transfer to Hotel. In the evening visit Har-Ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. Back to your hotel, Overnight stay in Hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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 Bhagirath 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 Bhagirath, 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.The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual. Temples & Sight Seeing – Har-ki-Pauri, Chandi Devi & Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Anandmai Ashram, Pawan Dham, Bhooma Niketan, Doodhadhari Temple & Bharat Mata Mandir.

DAY 04: HARIDWAR - BARKOT (220KMS/7HR)
Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive to your Deluxe camp for night halt. Overnight stay in the Camps. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 05: BARKOT - YAMUNOTRI - BARKOT {36KMS DRIVE & 7KMS TREK (ONE SIDE)} Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, 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" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Deluxe Camp. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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.
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DAY 06: BARKOT - UTTARKASHI (100KMS/4HR)
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in the Deluxe camp, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Overnight stay in deluxe camp. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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 07: UTTARKASHI - GANGOTRI - UTTARKASHI (100KMS/3HR EACH SIDE)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay in Deluxe Camp at Uttarkashi. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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 08: UTTARKASHI – GUPTKASHI (205KMS/8 HR)
Early morning, drive to Rudraprayag. Arrive Rudraprayag by noon and check in Hotel. Evening at leisure and overnight in hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).

DAY 09: GUPTKASHI - KEDARNATH (40 KMS BY ROAD & 14KMS TREK) Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Himalayan Ashram. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight in Himalayan Ashram. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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 r! emaining 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 10: KEDARNATH – GUPTKASHI (14KMS DOWN TREK & 35KMS/ 2 HR BY ROAD)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Overnight in Hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) DAY 11: GUPTKASHI - BADRINATH (205KMS/9 HR) Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay in Hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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".
Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye.
Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is memorable upto Mana.
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DAY 12: BADRINATH – KIRTINAGAR VIA JOSHIMATH (200KMS/7HR) Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. After early lunch, drive to Kirtinagar. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Joshimath : is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

DAY 13: KIRTINAGAR – RISHIKESH (100KMS/3HR)
Early morning, visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later, Drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of " Hrishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram.

DAY 14: RISHIKESH - DELHI (230KMS/7HR)
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Lunch enroute & Reach Delhi by Evening. On Arrival in Delhi, transfer to Hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay in Delhi Hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 15: IN DELHI
Full day free to explore Local Market of Delhi for Shopping. Visit Connaugt Place, Delhi Hut, Sarojini Nagar etc. Dinner & Overnight stay in Delhi Hotel.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 16 - DRIVE FROM DELHI TO AGRA (210KMS/ 4 HRS)
» After breakfast drive to Agra.
» On arrival at Agra and transfer to hotel.
» Visit the imposing Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.
» In Evening explores the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour. » Overnight stay at hotel.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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DAY 17-AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR (236KMS/ 5HRS)
» After breakfast drive from Agra to Pink City Jaipur.
» Enroute visit the ghost town of Fatehpur sikri. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
» Drive further to Jaipur. Arrive and check into hotel
» Evening at leisure, Overnight in hotel
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 18– FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF JAIPUR
» After breakfast Visit the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) - this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.
» Visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber; ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant.
» Enjoy the elephant ride, like the Maharajah’s used to.
» Visit Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum displays a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armory and costumes.
» Later we visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory, situated in the heart of the city where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.
» In the evening drive to visit cultural evening; here we visit Chokhi Dhani - An ethnic
Village resort, 17 kms from Jaipur, the vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as Children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, Festooned in bright clothes. » After dinner, we return drive back to the hotel.
» Overnight stay at the hotel
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 19- JAIPUR- DELHI (260 kms – 6 Hrs)
» After breakfast drive to Delhi.
» Direct transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Meals: (Breakfast & Lunch only)
DESTINATION DLX. HOTELS F/C. HOTELS
DELHI METROPOLITAN/ JAYPEE SIDHARTH AVALON COURT YARD/ PARKLAND HOTELS/ CLARK INN
HARIDWAR COUNTRY INN SUITES / HAVELI HARI GANGA KHANNA PALACE / GINGER
BARKOT Deluxe Camps Deluxe Camp
UTTARKASHI Deluxe Camps Deluxe Camp
GUPTKASHI Deluxe Camps Deluxe Camp
KEDARNATH HIMALAYAN ASHRAM HIMALAYAN ASHRAM
BADRINATH SAROVAR PORTICO (CENTRALLY HEATED) NARAYAN PALACE / DWARIKESH
KIRTINAGAR HOTEL RIVERSIDE RESORT HOTEL RIVERSIDE RESORT
RISHIKESH HOTEL VASUNDHARA PALACE / COUNTRY INN SUITES THE GREAT GANGA / NARAYAN RESORT / DIVINE RESORT/ HOTEL NARAYANA PALACE
AGRA JAYPEE PALACE/ CLARKS SHIRAZ HOWARD PARK PLAZA / MARINA
JAIPUR CLARKS AMER/ COUNTRY INN & SUITES ROYAL ORCHID / ALSISAR HAVELI/ RAMADA

1. Accommodation on twin sharing Basis.
2. A pilgrimage souvenir kit
3. Special pooja ceremonies at the temples of Yamnotri/ Gangotri/ Badrinath & Kedarnath
4. Meal Plan – APAI (Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner) as per the itinerary
5. Entrance charges at the monuments.
6. Mineral water bottles all throughout the journey
7. Transportation by 2x2 A/C coach in the plains and non a/c coach in the hills as per the itinerary above.
8. State taxes, Driver allowance, Permit & night halt charges.
9. Accompanying English speaking escort service
10. On all land arrangements, one complimentary Escort from WTC – NZ as per package
11. 2.575% Govt. Service Tax.
1. Meals not mentioned, table drinks, laundry, porter, pony.
2. Any increase in currently applicable taxes.
3. Tips, camera fee, ropeway charges (Auli & Haridwar),
4. Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, land slides etc.
5. Anything not specified in cost include
1. Above rates are valid till 30th September 2010 only.
2. This price is exclusive of any profits as forwarded by Holiday Moods Adventures. World Travel Center - NZ will suggest the MRP after including the return airfare ex NZ / OZ.
3. The profits after adding the return fare to the above given costs will be split 50% each between Holiday Moods Adventures-India & World Travel Center – NZ