When talking regarding Hindu pilgrimage tours in India the name of Himalayas comes to mind without delay for its mountains since time immemorial has have spiritual connotations close to it. Also, known as the ultimate abode of Gods, the tours in this land is highly taxing. One such significant and pilgrimage Yatra which takes place yearly in July-August to the abode of Lord Shiva at Amarnath Caves in Jammu and Kashmir. The most renowned and the most religious of all Hindu pilgrimages Char Dham Yatra includes visit to four sacred abode of almighty at Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Other recognized Hindu pilgrimage places in the country are Vaishno Devi, Haridwar, Varansi, Rishikesh, Vrindavan and more.
Char Dham is referred to the 4 Hindu religious destinations in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand state of India. These are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Be located in the circuit of magnificent Himalayas, these four designations are the holy center of spiritual activity in north-India. Conventionally, the Char Dham Yatra is start from the West to East. Accordingly, the Yatra begin point from Yamunotri, after that going on to Gangotri and to end with Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Yamunotri and Gangotri are devoted to goddess Yamuna and Ganga respectively. Alternatively, Kedarnath is devoted to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is devoted to Lord Vishnu. In addition, tourists like too visit Hemkund Sahib in the surrounding area, which is one of the highest, sited spiritual sites in the country. So, pilgrims visit all these designations in desire of washing away their sins and to achieve salvation, with the blessings of the Lord.
The royal Himalayas are identified as residence to several Hindu Gods and in Uttarakhand; there are a number of the majority holy Hindu temples. There are four extremely famed temples named Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath which are jointly famous as Char Dham and the Yatra of these four holy places is known as Chardham Package. The Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand is measured as one of the main favorable Yatra for the Hindu devotees and this Yatra is complete by a lot of pilgrims from all over the earth. The spirit of the Gods and the natural attractiveness of the wonderful Himalayas are a perfect mixture that improves the religious and religious affection of the Char Dham Package.
Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Ranachatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rudraprayag - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Rishikesh
Begin your drive to Haridwar form Delhi. On reaching Haridwar, check-in to your hotel. In the sunset, visit the Har- Ki- Pauri to attend the Ganga Aarti. Afterward, go back to the hotel for dinner and have a relaxed stay at night.
This daybreak, you leave for Barkot / Jankichatti. Barkot is an attractive hill-station which is placed on the foot of Yamunotri. As you drive during Mussoorie, you can visit the well-known Kempty Falls on your way. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel or camp. Relax of the day and refresh for the Yatra of Yamunotri the next day. Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.
After breakfast, leave for Hanumanchatti (40 Km), Janki Chatti (8 km). Here you will start the Yatra of Yamunotri. You have a choice of hiring palki or a horse for your trek. On entrance by afternoon in Yamunotri take holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja. Go back through the same way back to Barkot; check in at Hotel or Camp. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Barkot./p>
After breakfast check out from the Barkot hotel and drive to Uttarkashi. On the entrance check in into the hotel. Uttarkashi is positioned on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples and Ashrams. In the sunset, Visit the well-known Vishwanath Temple. Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Early daybreak breakfast at hotel and drive to Gangotri. Upon entrance at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Visit the Gangotri Temple. After performing Pooja Late afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Depart for your next destination, Guptkashi after having your breakfast early in the daybreak. On reaching, check-in to the hotel. Guptkashi is placed at a distance of 47 km from the holy shrine, Kedarnath. The town holds immense religious importance as it houses well-known ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple. Have your dinner and stay overnight in the hotel or camp.
Early sunrise after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sonprayag. From where, you will start your 20 km trek to Kedarnath. On arrival check in at Govt. Camps or Lodges. Dinner and Overnight at Govt. Camps or Lodges.
Early sunrise you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the 'Abhishek' to Kedarnath Shiva. After darshan and puja you come out of the temple and go back to the Govt. Camps / Lodges. Afterward you will begin the go back trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for you in Sonprayag Car Parking and drive to your hotel (Guptkashi / Rudraprayag). Dinner and Overnight at Guptkashi / Rudraprayag.
This sunrise, you check out of the hotel at 08:00 am and drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. After having your breakfast in the daybreak, check out of the hotel and start driving towards your next destination, Badrinath through Joshimath. On the arrival check in to the hotel. Next to go to Tapt Kund, take bath and after that go to the temple. Devoted to Lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinath Ji. Afterward back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
This sunrise, visit Badrinath Temple for Darshan. Later, go back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you can leave for going to places of interest at Badrinath such as Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple. In the daylight, check out from the hotel and head towards Rudraprayag through Joshimath. On the way visit Karanprayag. Rudraprayag holds great spiritual importance. Also, the town features stunning natural attractiveness and tranquility. On reaching Rudraprayag, check-in to the hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day or travel around the loveliness of Rudraprayag. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Early morning, after breakfast, you drive downhill to Rishikesh a religious city and the Yoga capital of the world. On reaching Rishikesh, going to places of interest. Visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Sunset drive to Haridwar. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel, and you are on your last day of this Char Dham Yatra Package. Drive back to Delhi. On reaching Delhi transfer to Railway Station / Airport.
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