The revered shrine of Badrinath, a part of the Chardham of Uttarakhand (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath) as well as the Chardham of India (Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram and Dwarkapuri), is situated between the Nar and Narayan peaks on the banks of Alaknanda. It is the largest and the most revered among the Panch Badri. It is believed that Adi Guru Shankaracharya built the four pilgrimages in four corners of the country, today known and the Chardham of India, in the 8th century to revive the lost prestige of Hinduism and unite the country in one bond.
Badri refers to a berry that used to grow in abundance in the area where Badrinath is situated today and Nath refers to lord Vishnu. According the Hindu legends Lord Vishnu did a long penance in the area and Godess Lakshmi took the form of blue berries to protect him in the harsh climate. Every year the temple is open between the months or April and November. The opening date is Basant Pachami and the closure is done on Vijaydashmi by the Mandir Committee. During the winters the Utsav Murti (the idol used for public functions) of Lord Badrinath is placed and worshipped at the Narsimha Temple at Joshimath. The other four subsidiary Badris known as Panch Badri are Bhavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri, Adi Badri and Bridha Badri. There are many festivals and functions that are held at the temple of Badrinath. The major festivals include Badri Kedar Utsav, Krishna Janmashtmi and Mata Murti ka Mela.
Arrival Delhi Airport / Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. If time permits visit Mansadevi Temple, Chandidevi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temples & Others. 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, Night halt.
Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas.
Har ki Pauri: It is also known as Brahmakund and it is believed to be the place where divine nectar fell from the pitcher. It is the site for the famous Kumbh Mela which is celebrated in 12 years. Large number of devotees comes especially to Haridwar to take a holy dip in the Ganga River. At twilight, when evening aarti is performed the reflection of the golden diyas that keep floating on the river offers an enchanting view of the ghat to the visitors. This sacred Ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari, who is said to have meditated on the banks of Ganga in Haridwar.
Chandi Devi Temple: Situated on the top of the Neel Parvat, Chandi Temple was built in 1929 by Suchat Singh, the King of Kashmir. The temple can be reached after a 3km trek from Chandi Ghat. The main statue of Chandi Devi Temple is said to be established by the Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century. Cable car has also been introduced upto Chandi Devi Temple.
Mansa Devi Temple: Mansa Devi temple is perched on the top of the Bilwa Parwat and it is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. Mansa Devi can be reached either by a ropeway that carries pilgrims to the temple or on foot. A statue of the Goddess here has three mouths and five arms, while the other one has eight arms. The temple affords bird's eye view of Haridwar.
Morning after Ganga Snan (River Bath), drive to Rishikesh. After vehicle & biometric registration formalities (+2hrs process), proceed to Rudraprayag enroute visit Devprayag. Devaprayag is a town and a nagar panchayat in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga or Ganges River.
Arrive Rudraprayag, Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Overnight stay.
Rudraprayag is a town and a municipality in Rudraprayag district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. The man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag hunted and written about by Jim Corbett dwelled here.
Early morning, drive straight to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple, 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. At evening again visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Return back to Hotel. 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, drive back to Rishikesh enroute visit Joshimath. Arrive Rishikesh, 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.
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.
Morning visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir. Later drive back to Delhi, transfer to Delhi Airport / Railway Station. Tour Terminate.
Bharat Mandir: The Bharat Mandir is the oldest temple of Rishikesh, situated near the Jhanda Chowk. Rishi Rabhya did his penance at this holy spot and the place is devoted to Lord Vishnu. A spectacular sacred Shree Yanthra is placed at the inner canopy of the temple. Bharat Mandir celebrates colourful spring festival called 'Basant Panchami'.
Laxman Jhula: Lakshman Jhula is the main attraction of Rishikesh. It is 450 ft long hanging bridge on the river Ganga which was built in 1939. According to myths and legends Laksman, brother of Lord Rama crossed Ganga River on a jute rope from this point. The 13 storied temple is located near Lakshman Jhula where the idols of several Gods and Goddesses are kept. The bridge gives a magnificent view of the Ganges, greeting you with the cool breeze from the river.
Ram Jhula: Ram Jhoola connects Swargashram with Shivananda Ashram. Several ashrams are located near Ram Jhoola. Ram Jhoola is bigger than Laxman Jhula and even more picturesque.
|Total Pax(Min.)||Transportation(Exclusive||Guide||Premium Package(MAP)||Luxury Package(MAP)||Deluxe Package(CP)||Superior Package(EP)|
|02||Tata Indigo / Dezire||*||INR 26,350.0||INR 22,150.00||INR 17,900.00||INR 15,375.00|
|02||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 28,850.00||INR 24,650.00||INR 20,400.00||INR 17,875.00|
|02||Toyota Innova||*||INR 29,350.00||INR 25,150.00||INR 20,900.00||INR 18,375.00|
|04||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 22,975.00||INR 18,775.00||INR 14,525.00||INR 12,000.00|
|04||Toyota Innova||*||INR 23,225.00||INR 19,025.00||INR 14,775.00||INR 12,250.00|
|06||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 21,085.00||INR 16,885.00||INR 12,635.00||INR 10,060.00|
|06||Toyota Innova||*||INR 21,250.00||INR 17,050.00||INR 12,800.00||INR 10,225.00|
|06||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 23,500.00||INR 19,300.00||INR 15,050.00||INR 12,475.00|
|08||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 22,000.00||INR 17,800.00||INR 13,550.00||INR 10,975.00|
|10||Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)||*||INR 21,150.00||INR 16,950.00||INR 12,700.00||INR 10,125.00|
|12||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 21,520.00||INR 17,320.00||INR 13,070.00||INR 10,495.00|
|14||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 20,875.00||INR 16,675.00||INR 12,425.00||INR 9,850.00|
|16||Mini Coach (18 Seater)||Yes||INR 21,615.00||INR 17,415.00||INR 13,165.00||INR 10,590.00|
|16||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 22,425.00||INR 18,225.00||INR 13,975.00||INR 11,400.00|
|18||Mini Coach (18/21 Seater)||Yes||INR 21,085.00||INR 16,885.00||INR 12,635.00||INR 10,060.00|
|18||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 21,810.00||INR 17,610.00||INR 13,355.00||INR 10,780.00|
|20||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 21,350.00||INR 17,150.00||INR 12,900.00||INR 10,325.00|
|20||Mini Coach (21 Seater)||Yes||INR 20,700.00||INR 16,500.00||INR 12,250.00||INR 9,675.00|
|Extra Mattress / Extra Person||INR 10,950.00||INR 9,850.00||INR 6,400.00||INR 4,500.00|
|CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||NIL||INR 700.00|
|MAP SUPPLEMENT(Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||NIL||INR 1,250.00||INR 1,700.00|
|Extra Mattress / Extra Person||INR 14,400.00||NR 13,200.00||INR 9,000.00||INR 5,600.00|
|CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||NIL||INR 950.00|
|MAP SUPPLEMENT(Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||NIL||INR 1,800.00||INR 2,450.00|