Overview

                                 CHAR DHAM

 

Uttarakhand, also known as Devbhoomi or the Land of Gods, is home to numerous temples and welcomes devotees all year round. Among the countless religious sites and circuits that devotees visit in Uttarakhand, one of the most prominent is the Char Dham Yatra. This Yatra or pilgrimage is a tour of four holy sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath – nestled high up in the Himalayas. In Hindi, 'char' means four and 'dham' refers to religious destinations.

The high-altitude shrines remain shut for around six months every year, opening in summers (April or May) and closing with the onset of winter (October or November). It is believed that one should complete the Char Dham Yatra in a clockwise direction. Hence, the pilgrimage starts from Yamunotri, proceeds towards Gangotri, onto Kedarnath, and finally ends at Badrinath. The journey can be completed by road or by air (helicopter services are available). Some devotees even do a Do Dham Yatra or a pilgrimage to two shrines - Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The Yamunotri temple, lodged in a narrow gorge close to the source of River Yamuna (the second-most sacred Indian river after River Ganga) in Uttarkashi district, is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. The district of Uttarkashi is also home to Gangotri dedicated to Goddess Ganga, the most sacred of all Indian rivers. Located in the Rudraprayag district lies Kedarnath, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Badrinath, home to the sacred Badrinarayan Temple, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Char Dham Yatra is as divine as it is arduous but fulfills the soul!

12 Nights 13 Days 06 Jun Uttarakhand
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

-Accommodation on double sharing basis. 
-Daily Breakfast and Dinner.
-Transportation by Innova Crysta as per the package.
-Driver Bata with all toll taxes & parking.


Hotel In Use:
SRS Lakshya - Haridwar
Rigveda cottage - Barkot
Yaantra Retreat - Uttarkashi
Nirvana Camp - Guptakashi
New Himachal guest house - Kedarnath
Hotel Dwarikesh  - Badrinath
Riverside Resort - Srinagar
Hotel Neeraj Bhavan -  Rishikesh

What is NOT included in the tour

-Lunch at all locations not included.
-AC Doesn’t Work at Hills. Room Heater/Wi-Fi as per availability, on extra charges.
-Medical & Travel Insurance.
-Responsibility of Personal Belongings.
-Lifts are not available in Hotels in -Hills.
- Pony, Doli, Porter Services etc.
- Any personal expenses.
- GST 5%
- Tips

Highlights

NOTE :If their will be any issue  booking the helicopter at the last moment we will refund the amount taken for the helicopter i.e. INR 54000 to the customer respective bank account. 
The tax (5% gst) and transaction charges won't be possible for us to refund. 

Itinerary

Day 01 Haridwar pickup & Stay
Stay in Haridwar

Day 02 Haridwar Sightseeing
Stay in Haridwar

Day 03 Haridwar – Barkot  
Arrive at Haridwar today, our representative will be available to greet you as our divine journey towards Chardham begins..  Today we will halt at Barkot for the night. While on the way, we will be visiting Kempty Fall Mussoorie. Today our journey will be by the banks of river Yamuna towards Barkot. Reach Barkot by the latter half of the day. On arrival check into your stay and relax for the night.

Day 04 Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot
Rise up and get ready to be served with divinity as today we will be visiting Yamunotri Dham. We will drive up till Jan Ki Chatti as from this point the trek starts. The trek to the temple of Goddess Yamunotri is a 6kms journey on one side and will take about 4hrs. On reaching the temple, bow your heads down to praise the mother Yamuna. Later, we will drive back to Barkot to stay overnight.

Day 05 Barkot – Uttarkashi
Get ready as we move ahead. Today we will drive towards Uttarkashi, the holy town of Uttarkashi is situated along the banks of river Bhagirathi and is one of the district capitals of Uttarakhand. On arrival check into your stay freshen up and rest for a while as today we will be doing local sightseeing and will visit Vishwanath temple and Shakti temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 Uttarkashi - Gangotri – Uttarkashi
Today we worship Goddess Ganga for all she has given to earth and its beings by visiting Gangotri Dham, the holy shrine of Goddess Ganga. Through Harshil we will reach Gangotri. After aarti we will drive to Uttarkashi for a night stay.

Day 07 Uttarkashi– Guptkashi
Early today we will start our journey towards Guptkashi. Following the hilly roads and serene views we will reach Guptkashi by the evening. On arrival check – in to the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 08 Guptkashi – Gaurikund - Kedarnath
Today after breakfast we embark on our forward journey towards Kedarnath. We will drive till Gaurikund from here the trek towards the holy Dham of Lord Shiva starts. It’s a journey of about 14kms and takes about 5 – 8hrs depending upon your fitness level. One also has the option of hiring Pony or Palki. On reaching the temple, praise the almighty Lord Shiva. After the temple visit, stay overnight in the hotel provided at Kedarnath.

Day 09 Kedarnath - Gaurikund – Guptakashi
Post breakfast we will descend back to Gaurikund from where we will drive to Guptkashi. Check into the hotel at Guptkashi and overnight stay.

Day 10: Guptakashi – Badrinath
Morning leave for Shri Badrinath Ji. On arrival take the holy Darshan. (If time permits). Evening visit, Byas Gufa, Bheem Pul, Saraswati River, Overnight stay at hotel.

Badrinath: Badrinath temple with the towering Neel-kanth peak as the splendid backdrop is situated on the bank of Alaknanda River between twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan. It is considered by many to be the holiest of the four main shrines. The holy temple at Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The spot where the temple stands was long ago carpeted by goddess lakshmi in the form of “Badri”or wild berries so as to help lord Vishnu to complete his penance and hence was famous as Badrivan, this is believed to be the origin of the name BADRINATH.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. Mata Murti Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charan Paduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge lies over the roaring Saraswati River. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
                                                                           

Day 11: Badrinath – Srinagar
Early morning ( 4:00 AM ) take bath in Tapt Kund it’s also called Suryakund. Then go for temple darshan, after having temple darshan back to Hotel. After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar check-in Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 12 : Srinagar - Rishikesh 
Drive to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh Check in hotel. After Lunch visit Local sightseeing and Overnight stay.


Day 13 Rishikesh - Haridwar
greet a goodbye to the natural surroundings and holiness this place offered you with. We will drop you at Haridwar, our journey ends here.

Pickup point
Uttarakhand, India View on Map