CharDham

Badrinath-kedarnath yatra

Duration : 9 nights /10 days

Destinations : new delhi-haridwar-Badrinath-kedarnath -haridwar-new delhi


CHARDHAM YATRA- 2016


 

   (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath

     Duration;-9 NIGHT 10 DAYS

 

CHAR DHAM YATRA

Referred to, as Dev Bhumi (abode of the Gods) Chardham is the most sought after pilgrimage for the Hindu devotee to attain “Moksha” (salvation from the cycle of life and death)- Visit to the four “Dhams” namely - Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath highlight the Chardham tours. Started by Hindu philospher Adi Shankaracharya the Chardham Yatra was started in 8th century to revive the Hindu religion, Every year tens of millions of visitors and devotees mark their presence for the Chardham yatra tour with a wish to attain salvation.!

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:                                                                 

 DAY 1: ARRIVE HARIDWAR - MUSSORIE –HANUMANCHATTI ( 240 KM. 8-9 HRS.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. En-route visit Kempty Fall and others later drive Hanumanchatti. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 2:HANUMANCHATTI - YAMUNOTRI - HANUMANCHATTI ( 6- KM TREK (ONE SIDE)}

Drive to Janki Chatti, from here you have to trek 6 km.up to yamunotri. Arrenge Dholi/poney from here to Yamunotri at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a  thin cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund at source. 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 warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Overnight stay at hotel.

Hanuman Chatti:  The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.

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.

DAY 3: HANUMANCHATTI - UTTARKASHI (150 KM/ 6-7 HR)

Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in the hotel. Later visit Vishwanath/ Shakti temple . Overnight stay at hotel. Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected of Shakti. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

 DAY 4 : UTTARKASHI - GANGOTRI - UTTARKASHI (100 KM/ 4 HR. EACH SIDE)

We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at hotel.

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

 Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

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 5: UTTARKASHI – SITAPUR, (230 KM / 8-9 HR)

Morning after breakfast drive to sitapur . On arrival check in at the hotel. evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 6  : SITAPUR ––KEDARNATH (19 KM TREK/7 hrs trek route )

Morning start  from sitapur to gaurikund to Kedanarnath trak. ( 19 km one way) & reached at kedarnath after refresh darshan puja, & trak back to Gaurkund.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

 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 r! emaining 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 7  :  Sitapur- Joshimath, (170 KM) .

After Breakfast Drive to  Joshimath. Check in Hotel. dinnar & over night stay at Joshimath.

DAY 8 : Joshimath – Badrinath:- after breakfast visit the Jyotrimath & drive to Badrinath check in the hotel, Darash, puja, dinner & over night stay.

Badrinath  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 perform propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

 Sheshnetra: 1.5 kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye.

 Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

 

 Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

 Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

 Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is memorable up-to Mana.

 Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.

 Vyas Gufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

DAY 9,  BADRINATH – RUDRAPRAYAG (155 KM / 7 HR)

Morning after pooja darshan at temple, drive to Rudraprayag. En-route visit Nandpryag (Confluence of Nandakini and Alaknanda River). Karanpryag (Confluence of Pinder River and Alaknand River). On arrival Rudraprayag check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 10 : RUDRAPRAYAG – HARIDWAR (165 KM / 6 HR)

Early morning,. Later, Drive back to Haridwar. On arrival transfer to peace & choice.

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