Day 01 : Drive New Delhi - Rishikesh
Chardham Yatra (14 Days)
Delhi | Rishikesh | Yamunotri | Uttarkashi | Gangotri |
Rudraprayag | Kedarnath | Badrinath | Haridwar | Delhi
Delhi & drive to Rishikesh - located in the northern part of Uttar
Pradesh. It is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and
spreads on the right banks of the Ganges, at its confluence with the
Chandrabhaga stream. It is surrounded by hills on three sides and is perched
at an altitude of 356 meters above sea level. The name Rishikesh is loosely
applied to an association of five distinct sections encompassing not only
the town but also hamlets and settlements on both sides of the river. Arrive
& check in. Evening perform aarti at Trivani Ghat. Overnight stay at
Day 02 : City Tour
After breakfast, proceed on city tour of Rishikesh. 12 km away from
Rishikesh is located the Nilkanth Mahadeo temple at a height of about 5000
feet, commanding spectacular views of the region followed by visit Lakshman
Jhula & Bharat Mata Temple. One can also visit a number of Meditation &
Yoga ashrams. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Day 03 : Drive Rishikesh - Syanachatti (190 kms)
After breakfast drive to Syanachatti & check in. Rest of the day is
free to relax. Stay at Syanachatti.
Day 04 : Visit Yamunotri
an early breakfast proceed for day return trip to Syanachatti (30 kms drive
& 14 kms.trek) On arrival start your day on tough trek. Arrive at
Yamunotri - The Garhwal Himalayas have been blessed with some of the holiest
Hindu pilgrimage sites and Yamunotri is one such. One of the Char Dhams
according to Hindu mythology, Yamunotri is the origin of the sacred river
Yamuna. Famous for its thermal springs and glaciers, it is one of the most
important stopovers on the itinerary of the Hindu pilgrim. According to an
old legend, Asit Muni, the revered sage, used to reside here. Arrive &
perform pooja, darshan & offer prayers at temple. Later return to hotel
Day 05 : Drive Synachatti - Uttarkashi (270 kms)
After breakfast drive Uttarkashi - situated at the bank of river
Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive
iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are
Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi. Arrive &
check in. Evening is free for independent activities. Overnight stay in
Day 06 : Visit Gangotri (100 kms)
Early this morning proceed for day trip to Gangotri - Be it man's urge to
placate the Gods above or to quench his desire for adventure, Gangotri is an
ideal location. The origin of the sacred river Ganges, attracts tourists in
large numbers every year. The confrontation with the daunting rivers and
attempts to unravel the mysteries of the supernatural world are ubiquitous
sights here. Along with the thrill of conquering nature, what one
experiences here is the mystical aura that India is so famous for. Arrive &
perform pooja & darshan. Evening return to hotel in Uttarkashi.
Day 07 : Drive Uttarkashi - Rudrapyag (280 kms)
After breakfast drive to Rudraprayag. Arrive & check in. Evening is
free for independent activities. Overnight stay in Rudraprayag.
Day 08 : Drive Rudraprayag - Kedarnath
Early this morning drive for Gaurikund. Drive from Guptkashi up to
Gaurikund, further one way trek of 14 kms to Kedarnath - is a majestic
sight, standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by lofty snow
covered peaks. The present temple, built in the 8th century 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. After freshing up
perform pooja & darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. Overnight stay at
Day 09 : Drive Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (170 kms)
Today after breakfast drive to Rudraprayag. Arrive & check in. Evening
is free to relax. Overnight stay in Rudraprayag.
Day 10 : Drive Rudraprayag - Badrinath (180 kms)
drive to Badrinath - is considered the holiest of the four important shrines
in Garhwal. The town is at an altitude of 3,133 m. above sea level, situated
on the left bank of river Alaknanda and exactly between the two mountains
Nara and Narayan. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver and falls
in the religious itinerary of every devout Hindu. Perform pooja &
darshan. Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Day 11 : Drive Badrinath - Joshimath (70 kms)
After breakfast drive to Joshimath (70 kms). Arrive & check in. Rest of
the day is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay in Joshimath.
Day 12 : Drive Joshimath - Haridwar
Today drive to Haridwar - is considered as the gateway to the four
pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region, The Ganga leaves the mountains and
enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major town on the plains.
Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely nevertheless it
becomes very quite and calm here. The water is clean and people prefer
taking bath on the numerous ghats built on the river shores. It is said that
taking bath here purifies the soul and opens the way for the ultimate
freedom, Nirvana. Arrive & check in. Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 13 : City Tour
After breakfast proceed on sightseeing tour of Haridwar. Visit Tapovan - on
the other bank of the Ganges houses a temple to Lakshmana. It is believed
that Lakshmana carried out penances here. It is also believed that his
brother Bharata meditated here, and there is a temple to Bharata here. Also
seen here are the Swargashram and the Geeta Bhavan temples. The Lakshman
Jhula - a 450 feet long suspension bridge was built in 1939. A newer bridge
the Ram Jhula has been added recently. The Ganga abounds in fish. Offerings
of puffed rice are made to these creatures. The freshness of the air, and
sound of flowing water, the scenic beauty of the region and the distant
sound of bell chimes create an unforgettable experience for those that visit
this ancient pilgrimage town. Evening assemble at Har-ki-pauri when the
river comes alive with flickering flames as floating offerings are released
on the Ganges. Overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 14 : Departure Transfer
After breakfast transfer to New Delhi airport (230 kms) for flight to
End of a memorable tour !!!