Chardham Group Departure (09N - 10D) (Uttarakhand)

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For centuries, saints and pilgrims, in their search for the divine, have walked these mystical vales known in ancient Hindu scriptures as Kedarkhand . A journey to these four destinations is considered to be of great spiritual significance, according to traditional Hindu belief.


Inclusion


• Accommodation on Family Room sharing basis on the below mentioned or similar hotels.
• 11 Breakfast, 11 Dinner as per the itinerary.
• All Transfers & sight seeing as per itinerary on shared vehicle (Non Aircondition).
• All inter-state taxes, toll taxes, driver allowance & parking etc.
• Services of Tour Escort.
• All prevailing applicable taxes.



Exclusion


• 3.09% Government Service Tax.
• Air fare / train fare until mentioned in the itinerary.
• Any meals other than those specified in ‘Inclusions’.
• Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, Pooja samagri etc.
• Any other item not specified in ‘Inclusions’.
• Porterage at hotels / airport / railway station and during trekking.
• Ponies / Dollies during trekking.
• Entrance fees during sightseeing.
• Camera fee / Emergency & medical cost.
• Helicopter tickets for any of the Dhams.
• Cost incidental due to road blocks, landslides, change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation due to bad
weather, ill health, and or any factors beyond control.


Itinerary



Day 01 : Haridwar - Barkot (210kms/7-8hr) HT : 1352 MTS.

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Group assembly point: Haridwar Railway Station, to board on Bus and proceed to Barkot via Mussoorie. En route visit Kempty fall. Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel at Barkot. No activities. Reach Barkot and have proper rest. Acclimatize your mind and body to start a trek to Yamnotri from JanakiChatti. Once you reach Yamnotri.

Night Stay in Barkot


Day 02 : Barkot - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Jankichatti - Barkot (38kms/2hrs drive & 5kms/3hrs on foot) | HT : 3293 MTS.

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After breakfast proceed to Yamunotri (38kms drive/ 2hrs and 05 kms trek/ 3hrs one way), 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". Later return to Barkot for overnight stay.Rituals & Activities : Snan in Tapt Kund Yamnotri , Yamuna Pujan in Divya Shila , Yamnotri Temple Darshan , Hanuman Temple ,Optional : Participate in Pre Booked Aarti in Yamnotri Temple where you will get advantage of performing Aarti in your Name / Gotra.Yamunotri: Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the source of revered river Yamuna

Night Stay in Barkot


Day 03 : Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr) HT :1158 MTS.

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Drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.Vishwanath temple - Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated a

Night Stay in Uttarkashi


Day 04 : Uttarkashi / Gangnani - Gangotri Harsil Gangnani / Uttarkashi (120Kms / 05 hrs) round trip

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With packed breakfast & post Tea/ Coffee leave for Gangotri early in the morning. offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Gangnani, en route visit Gangnani. Overnight stay at Gangnani. Gangotri : Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great "Deva Yagna" here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. Gangnani : Further up on way to Gangotri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the kund called Rishikund. There is a temple

Night Stay in Uttarkashi


Day 05 : Uttarkashi - Sitapur (250 Kms/ 8-9 hrs)

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Leave very early in the morning with packed breakfast for almost day long drive to Rudraprayag. On your drive you would pass through Ganga giving way to Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project). Overnight stay at the hotel at Rudraprayag . Rituals & Activities : Visit of Tehri Dam,, Ganga Aarti in Rudraprayag & Sangam Darshan ( Merge of Alaknanda & Mandakini.

Night Stay in Sitapur


Day 06 : Sitapur -Gaurikund - Kedarnath - eve back to - Sitapur(10 Kms/ 1/2 hrs & 17 Kms/ 6-7 hrs)

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The road form Rudraprayag to Guptkashi / Phata is good for small / light vehicles but onward road to Gaurikund is in bad condition , the 14 km old trek route along the river Mandakini from Gaurikund toRambara and then to Sri Kedarnath is washed away at many places and a new trek is under construction , this new route is aprox. 17 km long climbing up to 13000 ft. and then coming down to Sri Kedarnath at 11760 ft. , it is not possible to travel this distance in one day, one night stop will be required in both the directions and it is not certain if Govt. will allow the pilgrims to have a night stay at Sri Kedarnath , where the yatris will spend the night , even if it is decided it will be in the tents or may be this year the Yatra for Sri Kedarnath will be by Helicopters with same day re

Night Stay in Sitapur


Day 07: Sitapur Rudraprayag

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Halt & rest . (Today whole day for rest) and leisure time for local S/S

Night Stay in Rudraprayag


Day 08 : Rudraprayag- Badrinath (220 kms / 07-08 hrs)

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Morning after breakfast proceed to Badrinath via Joshimath, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Math) Badrinath. Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Overnight stay at Badrinath. Rituals & Activities : Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund , Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran ) , Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave , Ganesha Cave , Keshav Prayag , Darshan of Sarasawati Udgam (origin) ), Charan Paduka Darshan , ,Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag ,Nandprayag , Karnprayag while returning back to Rudraprayag. Badrinath : Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - B

Night Stay in Badrinath


Day 09 : Badrinath Joshimath - Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr) HT : 895 MTS.

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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 sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay. Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four `Maths` established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir

Night Stay in Rudraprayag


Day 10 : Rudraprayag Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)

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Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End. 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.

Night Stay in Haridwar


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N.B : Above cost is per person on minimum travelling persons together.

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