Chardham Yatra

Day 1: Delhi / Haridwar [ 210 Kms / 7 Hrs]

Welcome Drink & Mini Refreshments at Comesum Restaurant, Hazrat Nizammudin; Ceremonial Welcome and introduction of Trip Leader. Post Tea/ Coffee with light snacks, embark on your transformational journey for Chota Chardham popularly known as Himalayan Chardham. Have Lunch at midway. At Haridwar arrive hotel The Hyphen. Welcome followed by Express C-In in the well appointed rooms. After dinner Stay overnight at Hotel Hyphen

Haridwar - Haridwar (the Gateway to God Har & Hari) is one among the seven holiest places in India and one of the oldest living world cities. It's made up of a fascinating and colorful collection of sadhus, pundits and pilgrims. Every evening, the Ganges comes alive with the magic of the aarti (worship with fire) as lamps are lit, prayers are offered and small candles are floated down the river. At Haridwar there are numerous other interesting sights and ancient heritage temples, on which our trip guide would share information with them. For us, a visit to Haridwar is believed to provide liberation from the endless cycle of death and rebirth.

Day's engagement - Evening Arti at Har Ki Pauri - The evening prayer at dusk (Aarti) offered to Goddess Ganga at Hari-Ki-Pairi (steps towards God Hari) is an enchanting experience for any visitor. A illuminating sound and colour is seen after the ceremony, pilgrims float diyas (floral floats with lamps) and incense on the river to commemorating their deceased ancestors. Thousands of people from all over the world try to attend this prayer on their visit to Hardwar.

Day 2: Haridwar / Jankichatti [ 238 Kms/10 Hrs ]

Early morning wake up call for Ganges bathing and Surya Namaskar at Saptrishi Ghat. Taking breakfast and leave for journey to first of your Dham, Yamunotri, daughter of the Sun god Surya and Sangya. The Yamuna like the Ganges has been elevated to the status of a divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization. Have Lunch En-route at kalindi Resort, Another journey stops before Barkot and then continue our final overnight destination, Jankichatti. Take overnight stay at Atithi Niwas, Jankichatti with bonfire and dinner.

Jankichatti – Situated at an elevation of 2,650 mts above sea level, Jankichatti is primarily last motorable road for pilgrims heading to Yamunotri. Jankichatti is surrounded by mountains on all sides and lies in close proximity of the Indo-China border. Previously the starting point of the trek to reach Yamunotri was Hanumanchatti. Since there is large devotee rush so it is advised to take night stay at Jankichatti and try to be amongst the first batch of pilgrims on this trekking route. Kharsali, the winter abode of Devi Yamuna and Sani Temple is on easy access from here. Ponies and palanquins are available at Jankichatti.

Day 3: Jankichatti / Yamunotri/ Jankichatti

Early morning wakeup call and start with packed breakfast / fruits for trekking to Yamunotri, your first of Himalayan Chardham. Return in time for Lunch at Jankichatti. Take Rest at the afternoon in leisure, Evening Folk Cultural Programme and bonfire followed by Dinner

Day's Engagement - Yamunotri, First pilgrimage of The Chardham: The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna. The temple of Yamuna situated on the left bank of the Yamuna was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The temple deity is made of black marble. Yamunotri was the home of an ancient sage Asit Muni. Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun just like Yama who is considered his son. It is believed that Yama could not torment any person at the time of death who bathes in Yamuna, his sister. It is Yamuna, who being a holder of infinite love and compassion can grant us freedom from even death, in the realm of her elder brother.

Day 4: Jankichatti / Uttarkashi [ 150 Kms / 6 Hrs]

Post leisurely wakeup call and taking breakfast, leave for Uttarkashi literally meaning Banaras/ Kashi of north. In route Journey stop at Dharasu band. Later reach Uttarkashi at time of Lunch. Take rest at afternoon and evening at leisure. Early Dinner & O/N Sahaj Villa, Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi – Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers Varuna and Ashi whose water flow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevated at a height of 1588 meters this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and ghats and likewise a north or 'utter' facing river. The major temple is the Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area; these are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. Once, it is said, there were 365 temples here. HiuenTsang referred to this place as Brahma Pura, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug Kashi will be submerged and Uttarkashi will replace it as an important religious centre.

Day 5: Uttarkashi / Gangotri / Uttarkashi [ 190 Kms/10 Hrs]

Early morning wake up call. Taking light breakfast and proceeds for Gangotri. En-route journey break at Gangnani (hot water spring), later continue for Gangotri temple. Post Puja, lunch at Gangotri. Later leave for Uttarkashi. Dinner & O/N Sahaj Villa, Uttarkashi.

Day's Engagement - Gangotri, IInd pilgrimage of Chardham: Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri. This small town is situated around the temple of the goddess Ganga, which was built by the Nepalese General, Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century. The temple is closed on Diwali day every year and is reopened in April/ May. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagirathi’s predecessors following his severe penance of several centuries. No other river is as close with the warp and weft of Hinduism as the Ganga in India. Venerated since time immemorial as spiritual purifier and the giver of health and prosperity, it is part of the country’s social and religious fabric. The irresistible attraction of these sacred waters, enhanced by the myths and legends woven around the river and its origins, has drawn ascetics and adventurers alike since mythical times. The pilgrimage to Gangotri, the temple dedicated to the Goddess Ganga near the source of the river. This is one of the visiting sight of Char Dhams. Million of pilgrims and traveler have undertaken the yatra to Gangotri for centuries in search of salvation and the sacred river has provided them succor and hope.

Day 6: Uttarkashi / Sitapur [ 212 Kms/ 10 Hrs]

Leisurely wakeup call and post breakfast leave for special Jalabhishek at Kashi Vishwanath temple before leaving for Sitapur, situated in route of Kedarnath, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga. En -route Picnic Set up Lunch at Chamba. Dinner & Overnight Shivalik Valley Resort, Sitapur.

Sitapur - At an elevation of roughly 1820 meters Sitapur is located just 15 kms from Gaurikund and 16 kms from Guptkashi on road towards Kedarnath. Sitapur is just short of 2 kms from Son Prayag, lying at the confluence of river Basuki and Mandakini. The holy site of Son Prayag is of immense religious significance. It is said that a mere touch of the holy water of Son Prayag helps one to attain the “Baikunth Dham”. Triyuginarayan, which is supposed to be the marriage place of Lord Shiva and Parvati, is at a distance of 14 kms by bus and 5 kms by foot from here. Before proceeding for Kedarnath on foot, people bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Devi temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvati meditated to attain Lord Shiva.

Day 7: Sitapur/ Gaurikund/ Kedarnath [ 15Kms +14kms trek / 09 Hrs ]

Very Early morning wakeup call and after breakfast proceed to Gaurikund with packed lunch, later trekking for Kedarnath. By Reaching Kedarnath, have darshan of shrine and after dinner, Overnight stay at Himachal House, Kedarnath.

Day's Engagement - Kedarnath Temple, IIIrd pilgrimage of Chardham: Kedarnath, the remotest and the most magnificent of the chardhams, is located in Lord Shiva’s own country. The sheer majesty of the shrine’s natural setting – the towering mountains mantled in snow, the tumbling streams and rivers and green meadows and forests and the arduous trek that gets you to it serve to further cement the deep-rooted faith that this temple inspires in the devout. This is one sacred site that has remained almost unchanged for centuries and has a spiritual energy all its own. For the devotee of Lord Shiva, this is the last frontier and the ultimate path to salvation

Day 8: Kedarnath / Guptkashi [32 Kms / 14 kms Trek]

Early morning wake up call. After having breakfast proceed to Gaurikund to continue your journey to Guptkashi. Have Lunch en- route at Sitapur. O/N at The Hotel Vishwanath in Guptkashi.

Day 9: Guptkashi/ Badrinath [ 160 Kms/8 Hrs]

Post breakfast drive for Badrinath. Make Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Take overnight stay at Hari Niwas, Badrinath.

Day's Engagement - Badrinath and its route is a journey of initiation for new comer. For those who are visiting the shrine the land and vistas provide a newer view with different emotion and further nuance to an experience in memory. The journey to Badrinath can sometimes be unforgettable, but only to a closed mind. Journey from Rishikesh to Badrinath; borrow from one of Sir Edmund Hillary’s expeditions, in many ways, a journey from the ocean to the sky, as much as mental and physical and another route to heaven – and spiritual liberation.

Day 10: Badrinath / Birahi [95 Kms/5 Hrs]

Leisurely morning wakeup call and after lunch leave for Birahi. Arrive Birahi in the evening. Rest of the time relax at hotel or walk down to explore this little himalayan village. Overnight at Birahi.

Day 11: Birahi/Rishikesh [ 195 Kms/9 Hrs]

Leisurely morning wakeup and post breakfast proceed to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh and Checkin at Hotel. Visit Laxman Jhula and Temples at Rishikesh. Overnight stay at Rishiksh.

Rishikesh - Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalaya and attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year from within India as well as from other countries. Rishikesh, the religious town known for its religious and spiritual connections has some of the world’s exquisite views, Surrounded by the lesser Himalayas and holy Ganga flowing through it Rishikesh is one of the mesmerizing places in India. On Rishikesh tours tourists can visit the beautiful temples or mediate at the various ashrams. The adventure enthusiasts can try some thrilling sports like white river rafting, trekking etc. Many people visit Rishikesh for practicing yoga at the “yog ashrams”. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city. Here one could visit Laxman Jhulla, Ram jhulla and several ghats in and around this holy town.

Day 12: Rishikesh/Delhi [ 235 Kms/8 Hrs]

Leisurely morning wakeup, post breakfast proceed to Delhi. Upon arrival drop at Hotel / Station / Airport.

Package Cost Group of 02 to 04 Adults Group of 05 to 08 Adults
Per Person INR 15500 per person INR 14500 per person
Inclusion
  • Accommodation in respective hotels on respective sharing basis.
  • Welcome Refreshment at assembly point.
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner (From Day 01 dinner to day 12 breakfasts).
  • 01 liter mineral water per day.
  • Morning and evening tea/coffee services
  • Yatra Briefing at Haridwar.
  • Cultural evening, Bhajan sandhyas & bonfire at selected location.
  • Non AC Indigo (2Pax) and Xylo/Tavera (04 Pax or above) for all transfers and Sightseeing.
Exclusion
  • GST of 3.09%.
  • Personal Tipping.
  • Potter-age charge at the assembly & departure point, if any.
  • Expenses of personal convenient such as Pony, Palanquins, Helicopter or related.
  • Abhishek &Pujas.