- Gangotri- Kedarnath-Badrinath
01: DELHI -HARIDWAR -RISHIKESH
breakfast drive to Rishikesh (240 kms. / 6-7 hrs). Lunch
Hardwar or Haridwar are two names for the same piece. The
whole of Uttranchal is dotted with temples of vishnu &
shiva. Vishnu is known as Hari and shiva as har dwar means
gate, and it is for this reason that this place is known
as haridwar or hardwar, as it is the gateway to shri badrinath
and shri Kedarnath, the holy shrines of hari and har. The
hindu pantheon allows freedom of worship of gods in any
the starting point for the char dham pilgrimage of the Hindus
in which pilgrims go to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and
badrinath to seek spiritual salvation. On the way to the
Garhwal Himalayas and the Sikh shrine at Hemkund sahib one
passes Rishikesh. We will be staying at Rishikesh and most
scenic place is GANGA RESORTS although other luxury resorts
and hotels are also available.
02: RISHIKESH -JOSHIMATH
RISHIKESH early morning for Joshimath via Devprayag, Ruderprayag,
Karanprayag and Nandprayag see those places famous for confluence
of two great river and proceed to Joshimath via Chamoli
and Pipalkoti. Arrived Joshimath late afternoon visit adi
guru shankracharya seat Narshimha temple or a visit to Auli
(famous winter hill resort for skiing)Drive another 14kms
to Auli and check into MHE Himalayan Lodge.
03: JOSHIMATH– BADRINATH- JOSHIMATH
Auli early in the morning for Badrinath ji reach Badrinath
at 11 am.
Badrinath is one of the four dhams of the country and situated
at an elevation of 3133 mts. Above sea level, guarded on
either side by the two mountain ranges known as NAR &
NARAYAN , with the towering NEEL KANTH PEAK providing a
splended back-drop. This revered spot was once carpeted
with wild barries which gage it the name "badri Van"
meaning forest of berries. Facing the temple at the back
of alaknanda river there is a hot water spring known as
TEMPLE: Dedicated to lord vshnu, the temple of
shri badrinathji is 15 mts. In height built in the form
of a cone with a small cupola of a filt bull and spire.
Legend dates the temple prior to the vedic age. Return to
AULI for overnight.
DAY 04: JOSHIMATH - RUDRAPARAYAG
early morning Darshan at Badrinathji again start drive to
Rudraprayag. Via chamoli- Nandprayag- Gauchar, for Rudraprayag,
famous for two-river confluence Alaknanda and Mandakini
river) TEMPLES: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi arrived in the
evening. Leave Rudraprayag for Sonprayag via Guptkashi.
Arrival early afternoon at Sonprayag. SONPRAYAG:Situated
at the confluence of Soneganga and Mandakini river. The
road to Trijuginarayan diverts from here.
According to legend, this was the place where the weeding
of Lord Shiva and Parvati was solemnized. In front of the
Shiva temple, is an eternal flame, which is said to be a
witness to the marriage. Can be reach by 12km drive from
Sonprayag. Evening free to enjoy the surroundings.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sonprayag.
DAY 05: SONPRAYAG - KEDARNATH
morning dep. To Gaurikund (14 km trekking) after having
morning bath at hot spring "KUND" Gaurikund leave
for trek to Kedarnathji temple by dolly-pony (14 km) reach
Kedarnathji in afternoon
TEMPLE: An imposing sight standing in the middle
of a wide plateau surrounded by snow covered peaks. The
present temple built in 18th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya,
stands adjacent tot he site of earlier temple built by the
Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated
with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology.
Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi bull
stands as guard.
Dedicated to lord Shiva, the exquisitely architecture, and
Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years
of extremely large heavy and evenly cut Grey Slavs of stones.
It evokes wonder as to how these heavy slavs had been handled
in the earlier days.
The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for worship and
mandap appt. for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A
concial rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as
lord Shiva in his sadashiva form. Rest at bungalow visit
to Kedarnath ji temple for aarti, darshan. Overnight stay
at tourist guesthouse.
DAY 06: KEDARNATH -SIYALSORE
down from Kedarnath ji to Gaurikund to get your parked bus
or car and drive to Syalsore only 70 km to complete. Rest
at riverside resort. Overnight stay at Siyalsore.
Overnight stay at tourist guesthouse.
07: SIYALSORE -UTTARKASHI
Siyalsore to Uttarkashi (180 km) via Ghansil - Baldianaa.
Arrival Uttarkashi late afternoon visit to famous Nehru
mountaineering inst. MHE Camp.
08: UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI-UTTARKASHI
Uttarkashi to Gangotri via Lanka-Bjaironghati. Arrived Gangotri
afternoon Gangotri. The shrine of Gangotri situated at an
elevation of 3200 mts. above sea level. Evening free for
darshan-pooja at Ganga Ji.
GANGOTRI- As legend goes raja Bhagirathi used to
worship lord Shiva at the sacred stone near which the temple
is located. It is believed that goddess, Ganga first descended
to earth from heaven at this stone. Amar Singh Thapa, the
Gorkha commander of Garhwal, in the 18th century A.D. constructed
his temple. It is also believed that the Pandava come here
to perform the great deva yagna to atone the death of their
kinsmen in the beetle of MAHABHARATA. Return to Uttarkashi
for the night .
09: UTTARKSHI – HANUMAN CHATI
Uttarkashi for Hanuman Chatti . Rest night stay at Hanuman
10: HANUMAN CHATTI -YAMNOTRI – HANUMAN CHATTI
to Yamunotri temple (13 km) YAMUNOTRI: situated at a elevation
of 3235 meters above sea-level, the shrines of Yamunotri.
source of Yamuna lies about 11 km ahead at an attitude of
about 4421 meters. The approach is extremely difficult and
pilgrims therefore offer Pooja at the temple itself. Hanumanchatti
or 5 km from Jankichatti. Darshan Pooja trek back or come
down to Jankichatti 6 km below the temple. Overnight stay
Overnight stay at tourist guesthouse.
11: HANUMAN CHATTI - RISHIKESH
for Rishikesh. (208 kms). Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
12: RISHIKESH - DELHI
at hotel. Drive to Delhi (230 km). Arrived Delhi by late
A/C Vehicles ( Cars /Jeeps and Mini Buses )
A/C Hotel Rooms ( Twin sharing basis )
Driver along with guide.
Veg. food and non alcoholic drinks are included
All taxes,tolls and relevant levies are inclusive
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