Char Dham Yatra Uttarakhand

  12 Days / 11 Nights

   Haridwar - Rishikesh - Barkot - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Sonprayag - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Srinagar

Char Dham Yatra has great importance in Hinduism. Chardham Yatra comprises four major shrines – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. With the opening of the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples on Akshaya Tritiya, the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand commences. The Chardham Yatra, one of the highly popular pilgrimage tour packages in India, takes place only in the summer months. The doors of all the dhams remain closed during the winter months. Millions of devotees come from all over the world to visit the four dhams. Yamunotri is the first ‘dham’ of the Chardham Yatra. The Yamuna accompanies the travelling pilgrims up to its source with breathlessly enchanting natural views. There is a beautiful temple of River Yamuna, worshipped by the devout Hindus as goddess. The temple’s ‘pahari’ architecture and nearby boiling water source are major attractions for the pilgrims. The second ‘dham’ of the Chardham Yatra is Gangotri to worship River Ganga. Ganga is called mother and considered as a goddess. Surrounded by rugged mountains and ancient deodar forests, the Gangotri presents stunning settings. The Gangotri Temple overlooks the tumultuous river River Bhagirathi. Gomukh Glacier, a natural source of Ganga, is 18 km from Gangotri. The third ‘dham’ of Chardham Yatra is Kedarnath in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. One of the Dwadash Jyotirlinga, Kedarnath is the northernmost located Shiva temple, close to the source of the holy River Mandakini. The pilgrims offer holy water of the Ganga from Gangotri on Kedarnath. The trek to Kedarnath is along the River Mandakini. The last ‘dham’ of the Chardham Yatra is Badrinath, also called Baikuntha Dham. On the banks of Alaknanda, the temple of Lord Vishnu presents a cheerful foreground to the magnificent Neelkanth Peak. Chardham Yatra Packages in Uttarakhand from Delhi are highly sought after pilgrimages.

Day 1

New Delhi – Haridwar (210 km / 6 hr)

You will be picked up from a pre-defined location in Delhi and driven to Haridwar, one of the four religious sites where Kumbh Mela takes place. Situated on the banks of River Ganga, Haridwar is one of the Hindu pilgrimages. On arrival at Haridwar, you will be transferred to choultry / hotel. Late afternoon, be witness to magnanimous Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Paidi ghat. Overnight stay is scheduled in Haridwar.

Day 2

Haridwar – Rishikesh - Barkot (220 km / 7 hr)

After breakfast, proceed for the next destination, Barkot. On the way, stop at Rishikesh to visit religious & spiritual centers like Sivananda Ashram, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Geeta Ashram & Swarg Ashram. Post lunch, depart for Barkot. The road passes through Dehradun and Mussoorie. In Mussoorie, have a short halt at Kempty Falls to rejoice the scenic beauty. Again, continue on a 6 hour long drive to Barkot. On arrival, check in at choultry / hotel to have overnight stay.

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Day 3

Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (45 km by road + 6 km trek)

Early in the morning, you will be taken to Janakichatti, the last point where the vehicles are permitted to reach. From Janakichatti, a 6 km trek will have to be traversed. It can be either covered by walking on foot or riding pony / Doli. Outside the main temple is located Divya Shila, an auspicious dark rock, from where springs up a hot water stream and gets collected at the Surya Kund. The same hot water reaches to Tapt Kund where in separate enclosures men and women take bath prior to enter the temple. The cold stream source of River Yamuna is on the Champasar Glacier, near Saptarishi Kund, a km above the temple. After taking holy dip in the hot water pond, ‘puja’ at Divya Shila is performed. Hereinafter, in the hot water of Surya Kund, rice and potatoes are boiled to offer Goddess Yamuna and it becomes ‘prasad’ for the pilgrims. Yamunotri Temple was built in 19th century by the Queen Gularia of Jaipur. After ‘puja’ and ‘darshan’, again walk to the Janakichatti and, from there, come back to Barkot for overnight stay.

Op tional:
Pony Service Charges –INR 1200 – INR 1,800/- per person (approx)
Doli Service Charges - INR 3000/- INR 5000/- per person (approx)
After the completion of your puja you will be heading back to Janki Chatti and after that you will also be driving back to Barkot for an overnight stay.

Day 4

Barkot – Uttarkashi (100 km / 5 hrs)

The next ‘dham’ to be visited after Yamunotri is Gangotri Dham. After leisurely breakfast, depart for Uttarkashi, located on the banks of the holy River Bhagirathi. Bhagirathi is a prime tributary of the Ganga. Uttarkashi is one of the holy cities in India. It is believed that Lord Shiva had resided here for a short duration. In Skand Puran, Uttarkashi has been mentioned as ‘SouOn the way, you can stop for some time to explore Prakateshwar Cave. Hereinafter, reach Uttarkashi to check in at choultry / hotel. Post lunch, visit Vishwanath Temple, an ancient shrine. It is believed that initially this temple was built by Parashuram. The trident, 6 meter high with 90 cm diameter at the base, within the temple is believed to be the weapon used for killing Mahishasur. Overnight stay is scheduled in Uttarkashi.

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Day 5

Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 km / 4 hr)

Early in the morning, you will be taken to Gangotri. Gangotri is said to be the Mool Tirth (मूल तीर्थ). The holy river Ganga originates from Gangotri. The temple was constructed of wood by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. Thereafter, Nepalese Gorkha army commander Amarj Singh Thapa reconstructed the temple in early 18th century. Later on, the royal family of Jaipur renovated the Gangotri Temple 20th century. The temple site is said to be the place where Bhagirath had practiced penance. The temple opens for the pilgrims from Akshay Tritiya and closes on Dipawali. On arrival at Gangotri have dip into Bhagirathi or hot water Parashar Kund before performing ‘puja’ and doing ‘darshan’ of goddess Mother Ganga. Having visited Gangotri Temple, return to Uttarkashi for rest and overnight stay.

Day 6

Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (10 hrs)

After scrumptious breakfast, you will be driven directly to Guptkashi. After 10 hrs of journey, reach Guptkashi to be transferred to choultry / hotel to have overnight stay.

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Day 7

Gupt Kashi – Sonprayag - Kedarnath – Guptkashi (4 hr)

Early in the morning, you will be taken to Kedarnath Dham . Kedarnath Dham, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, is situated at an altitude of 3584 meters above sea level and on the banks of the Mandakini River. Sonprayag or Gaurikund is the last point that can be reached by car / bus. From Sonprayag, the arduous journey starts. The last leg of the route to reach Kedarnath is a 14 km long trek, to be reached on foot or by ‘doli’ or by helicopter. The trek is a steady ascent along a stone paved path in large parts through a thick forest of Himalayan oak, rhodo¬dendrons and a profusion of ferns. Gaurikund is famous for its hot water. Many pilgrims take bath in Gaurikund, said to be the place where Goddess Parvati was born.

After taking bath in the Mandakini river, have ‘darshan’ and do ‘puja’ in Kedarnath Temple. Kedarnath Temple is said to be the place where the Pandavas worshipped Lord Kedar (Shiva). As per the legend, the Kedarnath Temple was built by Janmejaya. In 8th century, Adi Guru Shankaracharya had rebuilt it. The temple is 85 feet high and 187 feet wide. It is constructed of large pieces of rocks. These stones are inter-locked. In addition to the shivalingam, the temple houses the idols of Draupadi and the Pandavas.

After paying homage and doing ‘puja’, return to Sonprayag to be driven back to Guptkashi hotel for overnight stay.

Helicopter Service Charges - INR 8500/- Per Person (approx / rates can change)
Pony Charges – INR 3000/- INR 4000/- Per Person (approx)
Doli / Palanquin Charges- INR 6000/- INR 8000/- Per Person (approx)

Day 8

Guptkashi - Badrinath

After breakfast, depart for Badrinath via Joshimath. Badrinath Dham is one of the Char Dhams of India and of Uttarakhand. The Chardham of India or Shankaracharya Peeth are Dwarka in the West, Jagannatha Puri in the East, Sringeri Sharada Peetham in the South and Badrikashrama in the North. The Chardham of Uttarakhand are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedharnath & Badrinath. Hence one can easily understand the significance of Badrinath Dham. Badrinath is guarded by two mountain ranges which are Nar & Narayan. On arrival at Badrinath, check in at the hotel and relax. You can participate in the evening aarti of the temple.

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Day 9

Badrinath – Srinagar (7 hr)

Early in the morning, after taking bath perform ‘puja’ and have ‘darshan’ of Badri Vishal. Thereafter, return to hotel. Have breakfast, check out and depart for Srinagar. On the way, visit four ‘prayagas’ - Vishnuprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga), Nandprayag (confluence of Nandakini and Alaknanda), Karnaprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar) and Rudraprayag (confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini). On arrival at Srinagar, check in at the pre-booked choultry / hotel to have overnight stay.

Day 10

Srinagar – Haridwar (7 hr)

After breakfast, depart for Haridwar. On the way, visit Devprayag (confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi). On arrival at Haridwar, check in at the pre-booked choultry / hotel to have overnight stay.

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Day 11

Haridwar – New Delhi (5 hr)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, you will be transferred to airport/ railway.

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