Chardham Yatra 2014||Badrinath – Kedarnath – Gangotri – Yamunotri||
10 Nights / 11 DaysrnEx – DELHI
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Our services start with your arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway Station. Meet and assist by our representative. Thereafter transfer to Haridwar. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Evening free for relax or visit Har-Ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Day 02: Haridwar – Barkot (220kms/7-8hr)
Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. En-route visit Kempty Fall On arrival check-in Hotel / Swiss Tents. Overnight stay at Barkot.
Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (35kms drive & 6kms Trek [one side])
After an early breakfast proceed to Yamunotri, drive up to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti then trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. 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” returning to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Barkot.
Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms / 4hr)
After breakfast transfer to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in Hotel / Swiss Tents. Evening visit Vishwanath Temple. Overnight stay at Uttrakashi.
Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.
Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms / 4hrs each side)
After an early breakfast proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), en-route enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttrakashi.
Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
After an early breakfast transfer to Guptkashi. En-route visits the Heritage City of Tehri Submerged in to thr Mighty eater of Holy Ganga due to construction of Tehri Dam. On arrival check in Hotel / Swiss Tents. Overnight stay at GuptkashirnDay 07: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (17 Km trek)
After early breakfast trek to kedarnath. On arrival at Kedarnath, check-in at Camp. Evening free for Darshan & Pooja.Overnight at Camp.
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 08: Kedarnath- Guptkashi – Joshimath (160 kms /7-8 hr by Road)
Early morning, after breakfast, Trek to Guptkashi. On arrival at guptkashi,transfer to Joshimath. Check in Hotel at Joshimath. Overnight stay in Joshimath.
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 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 09: Joshimath – Badrinath – JoshimathrnEarly morning leave for Badrinath, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. One may explore Narad Kund, Brahama Kapal, Charanpaduka, Mata Murty Temple, Mana Village, Vasundhara, Bhim Pul, Vyas Gufa (cave) etc.
After darshan & transfer to Bhavishya Badri,Tapovan. Late evening transfer to Joshimath. Overnight at Joshimath.
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”.
Bhavishya Badri on of ‘Panch Badri’ According to the legend of Bhavishya Badri (literally "Badri of the future"), when evil transcends the world, the mountains of Nara and Narayana would block up the route to Badrinath and the sacred shrine would become inaccessible. The present world will be destroyed and a new one established. Then, Badrinath will appear at the Bhavishya Badri temple and be worshipped here, instead of the Badrinath shrine. The shrine of Narasingh Badri at Joshimath is closely associated with the legend of Bhavishya Badri. Currently, the Bhavishya Badri has an image of Narasimha, the lion-faced incarnation of Vishnu.
Day 10: Joshimath – Haridwar (275 kms/ 10 hrs)
Early morning, Visit to Narsimha Temple,Joshimath. Back to hotel, after breakfast transfer to Haridwar.Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Narsimha Temple,Joshimath is about 1200 years old. Dedicated to Vishnu, the presiding deity of the temple is Narsimha, the half-man, half-lion and fourth incarnation of Vishnu. Like Badrinath, he is also sitting in the sukhasana. The characteristic feature of the deity is that its left wrist is very thin and is getting thinner by the day.
At the beginning of every winter, the deity from the Badrinath temple is brought in a procession and kept in this temple for 6 months.
Day 11: Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Early morning, after having bath in Holy river & Breakfast transfer to Delhi Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.