The trip to the char dham of Uttarakhand provides a pleasant and divine experience. It is believed that salvation is attained only by the sightings of the Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath of Uttarakhand. The journey of the Chardham Yatra from Delhi can be completed in about 12 days, this journey will end in Delhi via Haridwar, Barkot, Yamunotri, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Guptkashi, Kedarnath, Rudraprayag, Joshimath and Badrinath Dham.
The Chardham Yatra 2020 will starts from April 26th, when the doors of Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham will open. The first darshan in the Char Dham Yatra is of Yamunotri Dham, which is proceeding towards Gangotri Dham, Kedarnath Dham and Badrinath Dham. It is believed that the chardham yatra of Uttarakhand is from left to right direction, so the yatra starts from Yamunotri Dham then Gangotri Dham then Kedarnath Dham and finally Badrinath Dham.
On the first day, the journey starts and reaches Haridwar which is about 250 kilometers from Delhi. We rest the yatra in Haridwar on the first day in which we visit Har ki Pauri and few temples of Haridwar, in the evening Ganga Maa Aarti provides divine experience at Har ki Pauri. After that next day, the journey departs for Barkot and after completing 12 days it ends with beautiful memories in Delhi.
Arrive New Delhi and we'll drive to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar, check in to your hotel. In the evening, proceed to Har Ki Pauri to enjoy Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges. Dinner and Overnight stay at Haridwar for Chardham Yatra 2020.
Early in the morning, we will depart for Barkot, located on the foot of Yamunotri. Drive via Mussoorie and visit Kempty Falls on the way. On arrival at Kharsali, check-in to your hotel/camp. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the Pahad (hill) Yatra of Yamunotri the next day. Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.
Drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doliat 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 DivyaShila, after taking bath in JamunabaiKund’s warm water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel in Barkot,
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It wasdestroyed 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 intonumerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
DivyaShila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple
Drive to Maneri. Check into Hotel; hear after at evening time visit Vishwanath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel in Maneri,
Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located herewhere a massive iron trident is erected.
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 at Maneri
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.
Drive straight to Guptkashi. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini River comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival check in at the Hotel, evening visit ArdhNarishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel Guptkashi (kalimath Band).
The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shiv jifirst concealed himself at GuptKashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.
Morning drive to Sonprayag, Trek start from Sonprayag 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 Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight at Kedarnath
Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the 'Abhishek' to Kedarnath Shiva. Everyone can go inside GarbhaGriha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity etc. After darshan and puja you come out of the temple and return to the Govt. Camps / Lodges. Later you'll start the return trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for you in Sonprayag Car Parking and you'll drive to your hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Guptkashi, (kalimath Band)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Pandukeshwar. Overnight stay at hotel in Pandukeshwar.
After Breakfast early morning Time 7 Am we will drive to Badrinath.
Badrinath: one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and issituated 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 stay at Hotel Srinagar
Early morning, after breakfast, you drive downhill to Rishikesh a spiritual city and the Yoga capital of the world. On reaching Rishikesh you'll do the Rishikesh sightseeing visit Ram Jhula and LaxmanJhula. Evening drive to Haridwar, on arrival check in at hotel, Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel Haridwar.
Early morning, after breakfast, you drive back to Delhi on reaching Delhi transfer to Railway or airport.
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