Char Dham Yatra 2017

  • Visit : Badrinath , Delhi , Gangotri, Guptkashi, Haridwar, Joshimath , Kedarnath , Rudraprayag , Uttarkashi, Yamunotri
  • Validity : 28/4/2017 - 11/9/2017
  • Overview : 11Nights / 2Days
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OVERVIEW

The Divine Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand is for pilgrims seeking the blessings of the Almighty. The 11 night / 12 day package for the Holy Yatra by Jetair tours fulfils your wish. One of the most revered religious pilgrimages of Hinduism, Chardham Yatra not only offers spiritual salvation but also a chance to admire the breathtaking scenery of the Uttarakhand state.

 

The pilgrimage starts from Delhi and ends there too. During this itinerary you visit famous Hindu temples and other attractions of holy places like Haridwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Guptkashi etc. Evening Ganga Arti in Haridwar, a holy dip in the hot waters of Surya Kund in Yamunotri and visit to the last village on India-Tibet Border, Mana village in Badrinath are some of the highlights.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Attend the mesmerizing evening Aarti in Haridwar
  • Darshan and Poja at Yamunotri temple
  • Darshan and Poja at at Gangotri temple
  • Darshan and Poja at Kedarnath temple
  • Visit to Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi in Kedarnath
  • Darshan and Poja at at Badrinath temple.

Itinerary Details

DAY 01: Delhi – Haridwar (210 Km/6-7 hours)

Arrival Delhi Airport / Railway Station / Hotel, Meet for representative and get assisted further for drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt. (Dinner)

 

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of King Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.Overnight stay in Haridwar.

DAY 02: Haridwar – Barkot (Kharsali) (220 Km/7-8 hours)

Today, drive to Barkot (Kharsali) via Dehradun and Mussoorie. En-route visit the very popular Kempty Fall and later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

DAY 03: Barkot (Kharsali) – Yamunotri – Barkot (Kharsali) {5 Km Trek (One Side)}

Start from here to Yamunotri (5km). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arrival in Yamunotri. On your way to the temple, Visit Surya Kund. 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 warm water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.

 

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

 

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

 

Palki or doli can be arranged on direct payment basis at hotel on 2 days prior request.

 

DAY 04: Barkot (Kharsali) – Uttarkashi (100 km/5hr)

In the morning, drive to Uttarkashi. Check- in at the Hotel, later in the evening visit Vishwanath Temple. Night Halt. (Breakfast,Dinner)

 

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

 

DAY 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Km/ 5 Hr Each Side)

Proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), en-route enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan, return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

 

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

 

DAY 06: Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (210 Km/8-9 Hr)

Drive straight to Guptkashi. En-route you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini River comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Later proceed for Kedarnath. After pre-registration, return back to hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

The name Gupt Kashi means "Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.

 

DAY 07: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30 Km by Road & 20 Km Trek)

Morning drive to Sonparyag, Take a local jeep from Sonparyag to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund start your trek to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Lodge. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

 

DAY 08: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (19 km Down Trek & 75 Km/4hr By Road)

Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Sonparyag. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. The famous man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag hunted and written about by Jim Corbett (hunter) dwelled here.

 

DAY 09: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165 Km/7 hrs)

Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".

 

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.

 

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus performing rites for their deceased ancestors.

 

DAY 10: Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (160 km/7 Hour)

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 Village. Just within the three km of Badrinathjee, if time permitting you would be visiting these as well. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

DAY 11: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165 km /7 Hour)

Drive to Haridwar, en-route visit of 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. Check in Hotel.

 

Later visit Rishikesh Temples and Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, and Shivananda Ashram. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

DAY 12: Haridwar – Delhi (250 km/7-8 hour)

Drive back to Delhi. On Arrival in Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate. (Breakfast).

 

TERMS

 

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CHILD POLICY

  • Child 12yrs and above is considered as an adult. For children below 12yrs CWB or CNB rate will be applicable.
  • (Milk/ Food for infant or kids chargeable on direct payment at hotel).

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Minimum Charge INR 5000.
  • Upto 07 - 01 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour cost.
  • No show - 100% of tour cost.

 

DATE CHANGE AND RESCHEDULING

  • For change of date or rescheduling INR 2000 per passenger per change; subject to a maximum of two changes per person.
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