Haridwar is an important pilgrimage city, companioned by river Ganges. The river Ganges after flowing for 253 kilometres from its source at Gaumukh, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.
Gauri Kund - Gauri Kund is a significant Hindu pilgrimage site on the way to Kedarnath, nine miles uphill from there. Gauri Kund is connected with Shiva's wife Parvati, who is also known as Gauri in various parts of India. This place is also associated with the legend of how Ganesha acquired a head of elephant.
Badrinath - Badrinath is a Hindu holy town that is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath was re-established as a major pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the ninth century and in recent years; its popularity has increased significantly, with an estimated 600,000 pilgrims visiting during the 2006 season, against 90,676 in 1961. Badrinath has been mentioned as a holy place in Hindu scriptures for thousands of years.
Kedarnath - Kedarnath is a Hindu holy town and the most remote of the four Char Dham sites. Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini. The site is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks.
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station, drive straight to Guptkashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
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 Gupt Kashi, 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 (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi 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.
Weather - Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.
After medical check-up proceed to Sonprayag, Trek start from Sonprayag to Kedarnath (3584 mts) by Pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay.
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.
Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the 'Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. Everyone can go inside Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity etc. After Temple Darshan trek down to Sonprayag. Further drive to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel. Night Halt.
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay. 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 proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. 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 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.
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. 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 the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
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.
Drive to Rishikesh, the '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 firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram.
Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station / Dehradun Airport. Tour Terminate.
|Total Pax(Min.)||Transportation(Exclusive)||Guide||Premium Package(MAP)||Luxury Package(MAP)||Deluxe Package(CP)||Superior Package(EP)||Standard Package(EP)|
|02||Tata Indigo / Dezire||*||INR 24,800.00||INR 23,800.00||INR 19,750.00||INR 16,450.00||INR 15,550.00|
|02||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 27,300.00||INR 26,300.00||INR 22,250.00||INR 18,950.00||INR 18,050.00|
|02||Toyota Innova||*||INR 29,050.00||INR 28,050.00||INR 24,000.00||INR 20,700.00||INR 19,800.00|
|04||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 21,325.00||INR 20,325.00||INR 16,275.00||INR 12,975.00||INR 12,175.00|
|04||Toyota Innova||*||INR 22,200.00||INR 21,200.00||INR 17,150.00||INR 13,850.00||INR 13,050.00|
|06||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 19,435.00||INR 18,435.00||INR 14,385.00||INR 11,085.00||INR 10,235.00|
|06||Toyota Innova||*||INR 20,020.00||INR 19,020.00||INR 14,970.00||INR 11,670.00||INR 10,820.00|
|06||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 22,850.00||INR 21,850.00||INR 17,800.00||INR 14,500.00||INR 13,650.00|
|08||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 21,100.00||INR 20,100.00||INR 16,050.00||INR 12,750.00||INR 11,900.00|
|10||Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)||*||INR 19,950.00||INR 18,950.00||INR 14,950.00||INR 11,650.00||INR 10,800.00|
|12||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 20,785.00||INR 19,785.00||INR 15,835.00||INR 12,535.00||INR 11,685.00|
|14||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 20,110.00||INR 19,110.00||INR 15,160.00||INR 11,860.00||INR 10,960.00|
|16||Mini Coach (18 Seater)||Yes||INR 20,575.00||INR 19,575.00||INR 15,625.00||INR 12,325.00||INR 11,475.00|
|16||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 21,575.00||INR 20,575.00||INR 16,625.00||INR 13,325.00||INR 12,475.00|
|18||Mini Coach (18/21 Seater)||Yes||INR 20,480.00||INR 19,480.00||INR 15,530.00||INR 12,230.00||INR 11,330.00|
|18||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 20,925.00||INR 19,925.00||INR 15,975.00||INR 12,675.00||INR 11,775.00|
|20||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 20,400.00||INR 19,400.00||INR 15,450.00||INR 12,150.00||INR 11,250.00|
|20||Mini Coach (21 Seater)||Yes||INR 20,000.00||INR 19,000.00||INR 15,050.00||INR 11,750.00||INR 10,850.00|
|Extra Mattress / Extra Person||INR 11,000.00||INR 11,000.00||INR 7,900.00||INR 5,100.00||INR 4,400.00|
|CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||NIL||INR 900.00||INR 750.00|
|MAP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||NIL||INR 1,400.00||INR 2,100.00||INR 1,900.00|