Char Dham Pilgrimage Tour (11N - 12D)

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Day : 01 Delhi – Haridwar
Day : 02 Haridwar – Barkot
Day : 03 Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot
Day : 04 Barkot – Uttarkashi
Day : 05 Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
Day : 06 Uttarkashi – Guptakashi
Day : 07 Guptakashi – Kedarnath
Day : 08 Kedarnath – Guptakashi
Day : 09 Guptakashi – Badrinath
Day : 10 Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag
Day : 11 Rudraprayag – Haridwar
Day : 12 Haridwar – Delhi, Departure
Hotels
Luxurious, Deluxe and Budget options available as per the customers' needs
Attractions Included
Mansadevi Temple
Chandidevi Temple
Daksha Mahadev Temple
Har-ki-Pauri
Mussoorie Lake
Kempty Fall
Yamunotri Temple
Surya Kund
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Shakti temple
Garam Kund
Gangotri Temple
Ardh Narishwar Temple
Mana Village
Vasundhara
Bhim Pul
Vyas Gufa (cave)
Maatamoorti
Charanpaduka
Bhimkund
“Mukh” of the Saraswati River
Narsingh Temple
Rishikesh Temple
Laxman Jhulla
Ram Jhulla
Inclusions
Hotels as per the itinerary
Private Airport transfers to and from the hotel
Intercity and sightseeing transfers as per the itinerary
Services of English-speaking guide during all sightseeing tours
10 Delicious Breakfast at the hotel
1 Packed breakfast on Day 5
Lunches and Dinners are mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day : 1 Delhi – Haridwar

    Meet our travel representative upon arrival in Delhi Airport and drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel and check in.

    If time permits, visit Mansadevi Temple - Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas.

    Chandi Devi Temple - Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas.

    Daksha Mahadev Temple - Daksheswar Mahadev or Daksha Mahadev temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the town of Kankhal, about 4 km from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It is named after King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Sati.

    Also visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

    Back to your hotel for a delicious dinner.

    Overnight in Haridwar.
  • Day : 2 Haridwar – Barkot

    After breakfast, drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, en-route visit Mussoorie Lake and Kempty Fall (Suggestible to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further no good restaurants are available before Badkot).

    Later drive directly to Barkot, transfer to your hotel and check in.

    Rest of the day is free to relax and gather your strength for the Pahad (hill) Yatra of Yamunotri the next day.

    Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Barkot.
  • Day : 3 Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot

    After breakfast, start early in the morning and drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti. The trek starts from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse/doli at own cost.

    The trek passes through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs.

    After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Jankichatti.

    Yamunotri Temple - Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. At Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the Tapt kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila.

    Surya Kund - There are a Number of thermal springs near temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

    Return back to Barkot. Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight in Barkot.
  • Day : 4 Barkot – Uttarkashi

    After breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Check in to 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.

    Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi.

    Vishwanath temple – Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per Skunda Puran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

    Shakti temple – Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is erected over here.

    Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Uttarkashi.
  • Day : 5 Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi

    Early morning (with packed breakfast) drive to Gangotri, en-route 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.

    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.

    Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings.

    Later drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight in Uttarkashi.
  • Day : 6 Uttarkashi – Guptakashi

    After breakfast, drive to Guptakashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. En-route 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.

    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.

    Check in to the hotel on arrival in Guptakashi. Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight in Guptakashi.
  • Day : 7 Guptakashi – Kedarnath

    After breakfast, departure for Kedarnath Dham.

    By Helicopter - Morning our driver will transfer you your prebook Helipad. You can inform driver about your arrival time whether it will by helicopter or by trek, so that Driver will be there to pick you up. (note: helicopter ticket is not included in this package).

    By Trek - Morning our driver will drop you at Sonprayag then you have to take local jeep for Gaurikund & then your trek for Kedarnath. After darshan, you follow same & back to Sonpraag.

    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.

    Enjoy Kedarnath Darshan & back your hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight in Kedarnath.
  • Day : 8 Kedarnath – Guptakashi

    In the morning after pooja & breakfast, you can check out of Kedarnath hotel and start your journey back to Sonprayag.

    Drive back to Guptkashi for night stay. Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight in Guptakashi.
  • Day : 9 Guptakashi – Badrinath

    After breakfast, drive to Badrinath. Check in to the hotel on arrival to Badrinath.

    Pilgrims, after having a bath in the Tapt kund, can have the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in evening.

    Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus).

    There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River just within three kms of Badrinathjee.

    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 motorable upto 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.

    Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Badrinath.
  • Day : 10 Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag

    After breakfast, drive to Rudraprayag via Joshimath.

    On the way, visit Narsingh Temple in Joshimath and later, drive to Rudraprayag.

    Check in to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight in Rudraprayag.
  • Day : 11 Rudraprayag – Haridwar

    After breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh.

    Rishikesh ‘Place of Sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ”Hrishikesh” and this area, hence forth, came to be known as Rishikesh.

    Check in to the hotel.

    Later visit Rishikesh Temple & Sightseeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla.

    Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Haridwar.
  • Day : 12 Haridwar – Delhi, Departure

    After breakfast, drive to Delhi. Drop off at Delhi airport for return journey home.

Exclusions

All international airport taxes

International flights & domestic flights

Early check in or late check-out (check in time: after 2 PM, check out time: before noon)

Travel insurance (Please make sure to buy insurance before you travel overseas)

Visa fees

Drink & Beverage in meals

Optional tours

Tips for local guide and van driver

Other services not mentioned above

Tour Notes

Hotel rates are subject to change at the time of booking

Tours Limited reserves the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary flow based on weather, traffic, or any other conditions for the convenience of the traveling customers.

Child age 5-11 years. Ages 12 years and above is considered as an adult.

Breakfast at the hotel will be Continental/American buffet breakfast, Packed breakfast option is not available.

No refund for any missed breakfast due to flight timings.

One piece of medium luggage & one small carry on per person is allowed.

Time Wise itinerary must be adhered to maintain the flow of the itinerary. The itinerary and vouchers will be sent by email 48 hours prior to departure.

Porterage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol/non-alcoholic beverages are not included.

The passengers requiring wheelchair assistance will have to make their own arrangements.

Early check in/Late check out is not guaranteed and is based on hotel's availability.

The passengers might need to provide a Credit Card at the time of check-in towards Incidentals.

No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused services in above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours.

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