Char Dham Yatra 2017

Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra

One of the most reverberated pilgrimage tours in India, the famous Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand attracts millions of tourists every year, from the very auspicious months of May to the month of November. Chardham Yatra that symbolically means a visit to four sacred abodes of Hindu Gods namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are the most believed touring places in Uttarakhand for the worldwide tourists and for the Hindu devotees. Initialized by Adi Shankaracharya, Chardham Yatra pilgrimage, today receives tremendous responses with thronging of great pilgrims from across the nation.

 

Making a very sacred start from the holy city of Haridwar where the devotees take a sacred dip into the mighty Ganges and make a very good move towards Uttarkashi to catch the mighty glimpses of both the major riverine Goddesses namely Yamunotri and Gangotri. Interestingly, heading towards Uttarkashi means- finding the most suitable glaciers of these two famous rivers of India- the Ganges and the Yamuna at Gangotri-Goumukh glacier and Yamunotri glacier; respectively. Where the divine idols of these Goddesses can be seen at their respective temples at Gangotri temple and Yamunotri temple; followed by making sacred dips in the rivers.  And then the voyage leads to Kedarnath in Rudraprayag district to pay a visit to Lord Shiva’s one of the twelve form of jyotrilingas. The Kedarnath temple has great significance where the devotees receive blessings of the almighty and get privileged. The devotees can also find Lord Shiva’s other divine forms at different temples at different locations in the name of Panch Kedar. 

 

Further, the most important visit to Lord Badrinarayan in Chamoli district completes this pilgrimage tour in a more majestic way where a one meter statue of Lord Vishnu in the meditative form made of Shaligram stone attracts everyone. The ambience of Badrinath Temple impresses everyone in any ways and inspires people for the sake of mankind. Most importantly, this place is also greatly significant for Chardham yatra in India, being also its essential part.  The Panch Badri in this district is also an important ingredient of Chardham tour where different forms of Lord Badri-narayan can be seen at different places. 

 

Chardham Yatra 2017 Schedule - 

 

Opening Date for Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath Temple : 03 May 2017

Opening Date for Badrinath Temple: 06 May 2017

 

Closing Date for Gangotri and Badrinath Temple: 30 Sep 2017

Closing Date for Yamunotri and Kedarnath Temple: 21 Oct 2017

ITINERARY

Har Ke Pauri Haridwar Day 1   Delhi - Haridwar (205 Kms. 6 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast meet our escort and drive towards Haridwar via Meerut & Roorkee. On arrival check in at hotel. By evening visit the famous Har Ki Peri for Aarti Darshan. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Kempty Fall MussoorieDay 2  Haridwar - Barkot (215 Kms/5 - 6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Stop for lunch on the way at Mussoorie. Continue your journey and reach Barkot in the evening, on arrival check in to the luxury Swiss tents. Overnight stay.

Yamunotri Temple Day 3   Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot 42 kms Drive / 6 kms trek.
After an early breakfast leave for Janki Chatti (drive 42 kms). On arrival at Janki Chatti start your trek to Yamunotri (6 kms one side). On arrival at Yamunotri visit the temple for a Darshan of Goddess Yamuna, pray at the temple and take a holy Achman to start your most sacred pilgrimage tour of Char Dham, after Darshan and Pooja trek back to Janki Chatti in the evening, meet with driver and return to the Barkot, Overnight at the Camp.

Barkot - Uttarkashi SightseeingDay 4  Barkot - Uttarkashi (Drive 100 kms/5-6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Shivling Peak Day 5   Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 kms/Drive 4-5 hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Gangotri via a beautiful valley of Harsil. On arrival take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja thereafter relax and enjoy the lovely surroundings. Afternoon drive to Uttarkashi On arrival check Hotel check in.

Uttarkashi - Guptkashi SightseeingDay 6  Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (225 kms/8-9 hrs)
After early breakfast drive towards Guptkashi. A late lunch is scheduled en route Molgarh/Tilwara/Ghansali. On the way, see the heritage city of Tehri slowly sinking into the mighty waters of the Holy River Ganges due to the construction of the Tehri Dam. After Lunch continue your journey and today for the first time see the beautiful river Mandakini. Travel alongside the river to reach Guptakashi late in the evening. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Kedarnath temple Day 7   Guptakashi - Kedarnath (32 kms Drive, 14 kms trek)
Morning after breakfast drive to Gaurikund (32 kms drive one way). On arrival at Gaurikund start the journey through zig zag route by walk. Take a break for lunch en route at Rambara and continue trek to reach Sri Kedarnath Temple. On arrival check in to hotel/Tourist Bunglow. After freshening up perform Pooja at the temple and Darshan of Shri Kedarnath. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the temple, overnight stay at the Hotel.

Kedarnath to Pipalkoti SightseeingDay 8  Kedarnath - Pipalkoti (14 Kms trek 145 kms Drive)
After an early breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. On arrival at Gaurikund meet the driver and drive towards Pipalkoti. Arrival at Pipalkoti by evening and check in to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Badrinath temple Day 9   Pipalkoti - Badrinath (72 kms)
After breakfast drive to Shri Badrinath Ji. Enroute visit Narsingh Temple, Adi Sankarachara Samadhi at Joshimath and then drive to Sri Badrinath. On arrival check in to hotel and later take a holy dip at Tapt Kund and visit the temple. In the late afternoon visit Mana Village; the last village before the Tibetan border, Bheem Pul, Byas Cave & Ganesha Cave. Later drive back to Badrinath. In the evening one can visit the temple for Aarti Darshan. Overnight at hotel.

Badrinath - Rudraprayag SightseeingDay 10  Badrinath - Rudraprayag (160 kms)
If you want to see the Holy bath of the Sri Badrinath then wake up early in the morning by 03:30 hrs and see the holy bath of the Sri Badrinath Ji at 04:00 hrs. After breakfast drive to Rudraprayag via Joshimath, Chamoli, Nanda Prayag & Karna Prayag. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Rudraprayag - Rishikesh Sightseeing Day 11   Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (135 Kms 7 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Srinagar & Devprayag. One can see the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, which become the Ganges from here. Arrival at Rishikesh by evening and check in to Hotel. Later visit Laxamn Jhoola, Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 12  Rishikesh - Delhi (234 km)
Morning after breakfast drives back to Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by late afternoon.

Packages includes:
• All transfer by AC Tempo Traveler from Delhi to Chardham sector & back to Delhi. (A/C will not run on the Hills).
• Standard Category accommodation throughout the tour according to itinerary
• Breakfast & dinner will serve at all the places according to itinerary
• Fuel Charges
• Toll Taxes
• Parking Fee
• Driver Expenses
 
Package Does Not Include:-
• Cost of Train Ticket or Airfare to and from the meeting at Delhi (Akshardham Temple)
• Any Increase in the fuel surcharge or any kind of taxes levied by the respective government or statutory bodies.
• Horse/Mule, Doli, Helicopter, Coolie charges.
• Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, natural calamities, political disturbances, landslides etc.
• Extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence.
• Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc
• Any meals/services not mentioned above
• Travel Insurance

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Char Dham Yatra
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