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Yamunotri Dham

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Yamunotri dham Yatra Uttarakhand

The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Peak (3615 m) & situated opposite to Gangotri. The actual source a frozen lake of ice & glacier (Champasar glacier) located on the kalind mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented generally as it is not accessible and hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The tiny Yamuna has icy cold water and its absolute innocence and the infantile purity heightens that deep feeling of reverence, Yamunoyri for the devout.

The temple of Yamuna is on the left bank of Yamuna constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna like Ganga has been elavated to the status of divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization.

According to the legend ancient sage Asit Muni had his hermitage here. All his life, he bathed daily both in Ganga and Yamuna. Unable to go to Gangotri during his old age, a stream of Ganga appeared opposite Yamunotri for him.

Close to the temple are hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities. Suryakund is the most important Kund. Near the Suryakund there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshipped before puja is offered to the deity. Devotees prepare rice and potatoes to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs, tied in muslin cloth. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam.The pujaris of Yamunotri come from the village of Kharsali near Jankichatti. They are the administrators of the sacred place and perform religious rites well versed in Shastras.

The temple and the place opens every year on the auspicious day of the akshya-tritya, which generally falls during the last week of April, or the first week of May. The temple always closes on the sacred day of Diwali mid- Oct. - 1st week of Nov., with a brief ceremony, the temple staff return to their villages and for the rest of the time the valley is gripped in no man silence and covered with white sheet of snow. With melting of snow next summer, temple re-opens to blissful happiness of thousands of visitors again.

YAMUNOTRI TEMPLE

The daughter of the Sun god, Surya and consciousness, Sangya the birth place of the Yamuna is the Champasar Glacier (4421 m). Just below the Banderpoonch mountain. The mountain adjacent to the river source is dedicated to her father, and is called Kalinda Parvat. Kalinda being another name of for Surya. Yamuna is known for her frivolousness, a trait that she developed because as per a common story - Yamuna's mother could never make eye contact with her dazzling husband.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Uttarakhand

DEPARTURE TIME

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 Kms; Approx 6 Hours Of Drive)

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.

Day 02: Haridwar - Syanachatti (240 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

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.

Day 03: Synachatti - Yamunotri - Syanachtti (12kms Drive & 7 Kms Trek Each Side)

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.

Day 04: Syanachatti - Hardwar (240 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

Drive back to Haridwar, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 07: Haridwar - Delhi (230 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

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
P r e m i u m P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Radisson Blu (A/C)
Kharsali / Barkot - (02 Nights) Yamunotri Cottage (Premium Cottage)
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Shivlinga (A/C Premium) / The Great Ganga (A/C Cottage)
Rishikesh (01 Night)   Ellbee Ganga View (A/C Premier) / Ganga Kinare (A/C S.Dlx)  
 
L u x u r y   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Godwin (A/C) / Regenta Orko (A/C) / Golden Tulip (A/C)
Barkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / YRBR (Swiss Tents) / Rigveda Cottages  
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Akash Ganga (A/C) / Shivparivar (A/C)
Rishikesh (01 Night)   Vasundhara Palace (A/C Premium)
COST INCLUDES (Premium & Luxury Package):

  • Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAP Basis.
  • Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.
  • Daily Mineral Water x 02 Bottles (1Ltr).

    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    5% Govt. Service Tax, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.



    D e l u x e P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( C P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Lakshay (A/C) / Park Grand (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C)
    Barkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / YRBR (Swiss Tents) / Rigveda Cottages  
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Shivlinga (S.Dlx) / Akash Ganga / Shivparivar / Shikhar Nature Resort (Swiss Tents)
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Yog Vashisht (A/C)
     
    S u p e r i o r    P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( E P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Great Ananda (A/C) / Khanna Palace (A/C) /  Paradise (A/C)
    Barkot (02 Nights) Chauhan Annaxe (S.Dlx) / Inder Palace (Dlx) / Aththi Niwas Jankichatti   
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Shivlinga / Geetanjali Resort / Sahaj Villa / Ganga Aashray
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   Leisure Palace(A/C) / Trihari (A/C)/ Dev Palace (A/C) / Tatsa (A/C)
     
    S t a n d a r d   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s  ( E P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Badridham (A/C) / Parakh (A/C) / Orchid (A/C) / Sound Sleep (A/C) / Hill View (A/C)
    Badkot (02 Nights) Hotel Yamuna Kinare / Karan Palace / Gau Yamuna   
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Bhagirathi Residency / Mahima Resort / Mansarovar / Vasundhra
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   Devoy Inn (A/C) / Soank Paradise (A/C) / Akash Continental (A/C)  
    COST INCLUDES (Deluxe, Superior & Standard Package) :

  • Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on CP / EP Basis (As mention above).
  • Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.

    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    5% Govt. Service Tax, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.