At Yamunotri & Gangotri, the pilgrims are cleansed body & soul and with having achieved purity in that sense, pilgrims to Sri Kedarnath becomes most rewarding. It is also customary to worship Lord Shiva with water of Ganga, which pilgrims going from Gangotri as well take some there to Kedarnath. Kedarnath is the seat of Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve "Jyotirlingas" of Lord Shiva. Lying at an altitude of 3584 m at the head of river Mandakini, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimage for the Hindus. It is no wonder that Adi Guru Shankaracharya - a great scholar & saint, chose to enshrine Lord Shiva in this land, where the unholy becomes oly and the holy becomes holier. It is the place where Lord Shiva absolved Pandavas from the sin of killing their own cousins Kauravas in the battle of Kurukshetra. The origin of the revered temple can be found in the great epic Mahabharat.
At Kedarnath there are several Kunds (pools, tanks) that are known for their religious significans - shivkund, Retkund, hanskund, Udakkund, Rudhirkund are the most important. A little away from Kedarnath is a temple dedicated to Bhaironathji who is ceremoniously worshipped at the opening & closing of Kedarnath. The belief is that Bhairavnathji protects this land from evil during the time when temple of Kedarnath is closed.
During the winters, the shrine is submerged in snow & hence is closed. Fortunate are those who have good weather, but twice blessed are those who are at Kedarnath on a moonlit night- the snow peak gleams like hundred silver pinnacles atop the glittering mountains.
The other four places where Shiva is worshipped take their appearance from different parts of his body -the naval at Madmaheshwar, the arms at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, and the matted hair at Kalpeshwar. The latter four along with Kedarnath are known as the Panch Kedars.
The holiest of Shiva's shrines is linked to Gold among base metals so that every pilgrims finds peace here, and it is said that devotees who die here become one with Shiva himself. Beyond the temple is the highway to heaven, called Mahapanth. According to legend, the place came into being during the period when the five Pandavas brothers were asked to seek Shiva's blessings purging them of the sin of killing their cousins. Lord Shiva unwilling to give darshans to the Pandavas frled Kashi to live incognito in Guptkashi, where eventually he was detected by the Pandavas. While fleeing Shiva took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull and started to plunge underground when he was spotted by the Pandavas. He dived into the ground, leaving behind his hump on the surface. No wonder the natural rock formation that is worshipped here resembles the hump of a bull. Thus Shiva pleased with the determination of the Pandavas, exonerated them from their sin, gave them darshan & bestowed upon them the opportunity to worship his hump.
An imposing sight, standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by lofty snow covered peaks. The present temple, built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the exquisitely architecture Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. Built of extremely large, heavy and evenly cut gray slabs of stones, it evokes wonder as to how these heavy slabs had been handled in the earlier days. The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for worship and a Mandap, apt for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A conical rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as Lord Shiva in his Sadashiva form.
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.
Early morning, Drive to Syanachatti via Mussoorie. Enroute bifurcate from main road to Lakahamandal (5kms /one side), visit the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After darshan drive to your onward destination. Check in Hotel at Syana Chatti.
Drive to Phool Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri. Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. 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. Later drive back to Syanachatti. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Drive back to Haridwar, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.
|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 31,050.00||INR 25,050.00||INR 21,950.00||INR 18,275.00||INR 17,000.00|
|02||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 34,550.00||INR 28,550.00||INR 25,450.00||INR 21,775.00||INR 20,500.00|
|02||Toyota Innova||*||INR 35,550.00||INR 29,550.00||INR 26,450.00||INR 22,775.00||INR 21,500.00|
|04||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 27,250.00||INR 21,250.00||INR 18,150.00||INR 14,475.00||INR 13,200.00|
|04||Toyota Innova||*||INR 27,750.00||INR 21,750.00||INR 18,650.00||INR 14,975.00||INR 13,700.00|
|06||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 24,950.00||INR 18,950.00||INR 15,800.00||INR 12,125.00||INR 10,850.00|
|06||Toyota Innova||*||INR 25,285.00||INR 19,285.00||INR 16,135.00||INR 12,460.00||INR 11,185.00|
|06||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 27,785.00||INR 21,785.00||INR 18,635.00||INR 14,960.00||INR 13,685.00|
|08||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 25,900.00||INR 19,900.00||INR 16,800.00||INR 13,125.00||INR 11,850.00|
|10||Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)||*||INR 25,050.00||INR 19,050.00||INR 15,950.00||INR 12,275.00||INR 11,050.00|
|12||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 25,470.00||INR 19,470.00||INR 16,370.00||INR 12,695.00||INR 11,470.00|
|14||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 24,780.00||INR 18,780.00||INR 15,680.00||INR 12,005.00||INR 10,730.00|
|16||Mini Coach (18 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,895.00||INR 19,895.00||INR 16,795.00||INR 13,120.00||INR 11,845.00|
|16||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 26,865.00||INR 20,865.00||INR 17,765.00||INR 14,090.00||INR 12,815.00|
|18||Mini Coach (18/21 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,275.00||INR 19,275.00||INR 16,175.00||INR 12,500.00||INR 11,225.00|
|18||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 26,135.00||INR 20,135.00||INR 17,035.00||INR 13,360.00||INR 12,085.00|
|20||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,550.00||INR 19,550.00||INR 16,450.00||INR 12,775.00||INR 11,450.00|
|20||Mini Coach (21 Seater)||Yes||INR 24,775.00||INR 18,775.00||INR 15,675.00||INR 12,000.00||INR 10,675.00|
|Extra Mattress / Extra Person||INR 12,800.00||INR 11,100.00||INR 8,600.00||INR 6,000.00||INR 4,300.00|
|CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||NIL||INR 1,000.00||INR 900.00|
|MAP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||NIL||INR 1,800.00||INR 2,600.00||INR 2,400.00|