Thursday, 14 June 2012

Chardham Yatra

Chardham Tour

Duration - 11 Nights / 12 Days

Distance : Delhi- Yamunotri- Gangotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath-Delhi

Kempty FallDay 01: Delhi - Mussoorie (250 Kms/4-5 hrs): Depart from Delhi to Mussoorie popularly known as the Queen of Hills, located at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. It is one of the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. Mussoorie offers to see some picturesque forest trails, waterfalls, hiking opportunities and eco parks among others. Places to visit Mussoorie are Kempty Fall, Gun Hill, Lake View, Clouds End etc. Overnight stay.

Yamunotri templeDay 02: Mussoorie -  Yamunotri (140 kms/ 8-9 hrs) : Mussoorie opens the gateway to Gangotri and Yamunotri, two sacred destinations known to be the origin of rivers Ganga and Yamuna respectively. Hot springs located at Yamunotri are a must-see for every visitor. The hot water of the springs is also used by devotees to prepare rice and potatoes to be offered at the Yamunotri shrine. Overnight at hotel.

Kashi –Viswnath at UttarkashiDay 03: Yamunotri – Uttarkashi (120 kms / 6 hrs) : Morning at 9:00 AM after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. In the evening visit the famous temple Kashi –Viswnath at Uttarkashi. It is at the bank of river Bhagirathi-Ganga. There are various temples and tourist spots here. You may also visit wildlife sanctuary. Back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri - (200 kms / 9-10 hrs) : Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri. En-route halt at Lanka / Bhairon Ghati. Gangotri is one of the most sacred rivers of the Hindus. Gangotri is the place of origin of River Ganges. It is also known as River Bhagirathi at its point of origin. Overnight stay.

Day 05: Gangotri – Uttarkashi (200 kms / 9-10 hrs) : Next morning full day excursion to Gangotri and places around Gangotri. Visit the following places and drive to Uttarkashi.

Gangotri TempleGangotri Temple: Gangotri Temple was built by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in 18th century. It is constructed on the place where the Goddess Ganga is believed to have first descended. The main attraction here is 'Jalamagna Shivalainga' a natural Shivalinga formed from rock. Thousands of pilgrims visit this holy temple to wash away their sins.

Cheedvasa and Bhojvasa: Cheedvasa adores charm enchants the mind and soul of the visitors. Another place to visit is Bhojvasa, a favourite place for camping site.
Gomukh Glaciers: Situated at an altitude of 4200 m above the sea level, Gomukh Glaciers are worth seeing.
Nandanvan: Nandanvan is a trekking path along the glacier. The Charming view of snow cloud mountains thrills and mesmerizes the visitors.

Day 06: Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (223 kms / 9-10hrs): Morning at 7:00 AM have breakfast and then proceed to Guptkashi via Tehri Dam. Guptkashi is famous quite like of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund are the source places to visit. After that back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi (202kms/ 9-10 hrs): After
breakfast at 7:00 AM driveKedarnath to Phata. Take a Helicopter for Kedarnath. The
Kedarnath shrine is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, opposite Kedarnath range. Kedar is name of Lord Shiva. This is a place where Pandavas sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. After that back to Helipad and then back down to Phata. Overnight stay at the hotel.

: For Kedarnath helicopter available from Phata for limited seasons.

Vyas Gufa, Mana Village

Day 08: Guptkashi - Badrinath (190 kms / 9 hrs): After morning breakfast 
drive to Badrinath via Chopta. Go for interesting sightseeing of Mana Village
(village before the Tibetan border). Visit Ganesh Gufa ,Vyas Gufa, Charanpaduka
and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati river. Back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09: Badrinath – Joshimath (44 kms/2 hrs): Joshimath derives from Sanskrit word 'Jyotirmath'.It is a place of Jyotirlinga of Shiva. It is believed that lord Vishnu resides here in winter. After lunch drive to Rishikesh. Stay overnight.

 Day 10: Joshimath - Rishikesh (254 kms/ 8 hrs ): After morning
breakfast, full day excursion of Rishikesh. Visit to Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula,
Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Raghunath temple and Geeta Bhavan etc, back to
hotel for overnight stay.

Har Ki Pauri HaridwarDay 11: Rishikesh – Haridwar (25 kms/ 1 hrs ): After morning breakfast proceed to Haridwar. Hari-dwar in Hindi literally means path to God. Haridwar is a treasury of various temples and religious places to visit apart from shopping hubs and wildlife sanctuaries. Overnight stay.

Day 12: Haridwar – Delhi ( 230 Kms / 6 hrs)Morning at 9:00 AM after breakfast drive back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi.


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