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Char Dham Yatra  
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 theChardham (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.
 
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Itinerary Details
DAY 1: DELHI - HARIDWAR (230 KMS/6HRS)
Arrival Delhi Airport/Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar.On arrival check into Hotel. In the evening visit Har-Ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. Back to your hotel, Overnight stay in Hotel. (Meals: 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, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. 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, Vaishno Devi Temple, Doodhadhari Temple & Bharat Mata Mandir.

DAY 02: 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 & Dinner)

DAY 03: 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 & Dinner)
Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.
Get A Free Quote 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 04: BARKOT - UTTARKASHI (100KMS/4HR) Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in the Deluxe camp, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Overnight stay in deluxe camp.
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 05: 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 & 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 06: 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 & Dinner)
Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).

DAY 07: 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 & 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.
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DAY 08: 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 & Dinner)

DAY 09: 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 & 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.
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 10: 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 & 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 11: KIRTINAGAR RISHIKESH (100KMS/3HR)
Early morning, visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later, Drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast & 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 12: RISHIKESH - DELHI (230KMS/7HR)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. (Meals: Breakfast)
DESTINATION DLX. HOTELS F/C. HOTELS
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 / Divine The Great Ganga/ Narayan Resort

1. Accommodation on twin sharing Basis.
2. Meal Plan MAPAI (Breakfast and dinner) as per the itinerary
3. Transportation by Non A/C Vehicles as per the itinerary above.
4. State taxes, Driver allowance, Permit & night halt charges.
5. Accompanying English speaking guide service is included in the Slabs of 6 Pax & above.
6. 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. Entrance charges.
5. Escort services for the slabs of 2 & 4 PAX.
6. Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, land slides etc.
7. Anything not specified in cost include.
All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to Government approval.