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About Chardham: The significance of Char Dham as its actual destination and the object of national Hindu religious imagination has increased considerably. Due to the rise of “religious tourism” and the orthodox Hindu population, forced by sites that speak of the existence of All India Hindu culture.

  • Yamunotri temple is the source of Maa Yamuna River and the main goddess Yamuna.
  • Gangotri temple is source of Maa Ganga and Main temple is goddess Ganga.
  • Kedarnath temple is Shiva temple and one of the twelve Jyotirling.
  • Badrinath temple is Vishnu temple and one of the one Dham in india.

 

Tour Itinerary: Char Dham Packages Ex- Haridwar

 


DAY 01: HARIDWAR – BARKOT ( 180 KMS 6 -7HRS )


Morning our driver will pick you up from Haridwar Railway station /Bus stand and drive to Barkot enroute visit Kempty fall.On arrival check in at the hotel.Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 


DAY 02: BARKOT – YAMUNOTRI – BARKOT
{30kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)} Height: 3235 MTS.


Early morning after breakfast drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti & star trek from here to Yamunotri (6kms) (Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost). After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warm water and having “Darshan” of “Yamunaji” return to Jankichatti by trek. Later drive towards Syanchatti, Dinner and overnight stay at Barkot.

 


DAY 03: BARKOT – UTTARKASHI ( 130 Kms 3-4 Hrs )


Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Uttarkashi.On arrival check in at the hotel.Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is also situated on the banks of River Ganga.

 


DAY 04: UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI- UTTARKASHI
(100kms/3-4 Hrs each side) Height: 3048 MTS.


Early morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Later drive back to Uttarkashi.Dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

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

 


DAY 05: UTTARKASHI – GUPTKASHI (220kms/7-8 Hrs) Height: 1319 MTS.


Morning after breakfast, drive to Guptkashi Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check in at the hotel arrival in Guptakashi. Dinner and overnight stay at Guptakashi.

Guptakashi: 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 Guptkashi, 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 (priests) live in Guptkashi 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 06: GUPTKASHI – KEDARNATH – GUPTAKSHI (30kms by road & 16kms Trek one way) Height: 3384 MTS.


Morning after breakfast proceed for Kedarnath & back your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Guptakshi.

By Helicopter: Morning our driver will transfer you your pre-book Helipad. After Back from Kedarnath.Our driver will drop you at Hotel for rest.

By Trek: Morning our driver will drop you at Sonprayag then you have to take local jeep for Gourikund & then your trek start for kedarnath ji. After darshan you follow same & back to Sonprayag. There is big parking issue so driver will back other palace if his contact no. in not working then you have to arrange other taxi or wait for your driver & send the massage any other driver.

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. 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 07: GUPTKASHI – JOSHIMATH (150kms/6-7 Hrs) Height: 6150MTS.


Morning after breakfast,proceed to Guptakahi and then drive to Joshimath via Pipalkoti,.On arrival check in at the hotel . Dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri.

 


DAY 08: JOSHIMATH – BADRINATH –JOSHIMATH ( 45kms/ each side) Height: 3,300 MTS.


Morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath. On arrival after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal and spend sometime near the temple. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).Dinner and Overnight stay at Joshimath.

Badrinath one of the ‘Ancient 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”.

 


DAY 09: JOSHIMATH – HARIDWAR (280kms/9-10 Hrs)


Morning after breakfast,bid farewell to your Char Dham tour and drive for Haridwar via Rudraprayag and Devprayag where the Confluence of Maa Alaknanda and Bhagirathi which forms Maa Ganga.