Chardham Yatra

Introduction

Up in the hills of Uttarakhand in the Gadhwal sector are the four holy abodes in the Himalayas which are usually referred to as "Chhota Char Dham of India". These include: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Amongst the four sacred sites Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to the respective rivers Yamuna and Ganga (the holy Ganges). Doing a Chardham Yatra is considered as extremely pious thing for every Hindu. We at EziiTours are proud to bring you a complete experience in a well defined and delivered Chardham Yatra to you.

Some Interesting Facts About Chardham

Chardham is the name given to the four most divine pilgrimages of India comprising Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath located in the state of Uttarakhand. According to Hindu legends, undertaking a journey to the Chardham in Uttarakhand helps one to wash away sins and get Moksha.

Chardham Yatra :

As Hindu tradition depicts of Chardham Yatra, pilgrims undertake this holy journey from left to right. Pilgrimage to Chardham yatra begins from Yamunotri Temple, the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna, before proceeding to Gangotri Temple which is devoted to Goddess Ganga, and then further moves to Kedarnath temple which stands as one of the 12 ‘Jyotirlingas’ of Lord Shiva and finally concludes at Badrinath temple which is devoted to Lord Vishnu.

Chardham Representation :

The sacred sites of the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand are not allied to any single sect. Rather, it represents three major sectarians with the Vaisnava site at Badrinath, joined by a Saiva site at Kedarnath and two Devi sites at Yamunotri and Gangotri. So in essence the Chardham Yatra serves as confluence for multiple sects.

Original Shrine of Lord Badri :

The original shrine of Lord Badrinath was not where it is today in the Chardham Yatra. According to history, the original Badrinath idol was discovered by Adi Shankaracharya in the Alaknanda River and the temple of Lord Badrinath was built in the Garud Caves, which are located near the hot springs of Tapt Kund. Many centuries later, the king of Garhwal moved the shrine to its present location. Chardham Yatra is not completed till Lord Badri darshan is taken!

Jalamagna Shivalinga :

Located near Gangotri temple, Jalamagna Shivalinga is a natural rock Shivling which is visible only during the winter, when the level of the water goes down. This site is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva held Ganga in his matted locks. Visiting Jalamagna Shivalinga is considered extremely auspicious during the Chardham Yatra.

Surya Kund :

An important destination thats covered in the Chardham Yatra, located close to the freezing Yamunotri glacier, Surya Kund is another hot water spring which holds an important religious significance. The water of this spring is so hot that the Prasad is prepared in the water of kund only that too within just a few minutes. Interestingly enough, devotees who go for Chardham Yatra are even said to cook rice here in this hot water!

Gauri Kund :

Situated at a height of 6500 feet, Gauri Kund serves as the base camp for the pilgrims on their way to Kedarnath. It comprises a temple and a hot water spring dedicated to Goddess Gauri. According to legends, Gauri Kund is a place where Goddess Gauri, wife of Lord Shiva carried out her yogic practices. Gauri Kund is an important place to visit in Chardham Yatra.

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This is a religious tour of economy range. This tour includes standard hotels and standard accomodation. Helicopter charges for Kedarnath are charged separately - Kindly check with us before you book the tour. Dates for this tour are limited due to the rough terrain and availability.



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Detailed Itinerary

Day One Delhi - Haridwar (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
  • Enroute to Haridwar.
  • Arrival at Haridwar.
  • Hotel Check In.
  • Visit Har ki Pauri.
  • Take a holy dip in the Ganges.
  • Ganga Aarti.
  • Dinner and Rest.
Day Two Haridwar - Kharsali (Barkot)(205 Km / 7 to 8 hrs)
  • This morning depart for Barkot.
  • Drive via Mussoorie and visit Kempt Falls on the way.
  • On arrival at Kharsali.
  • Check in hotel and Rest.
  • Store your energy for the Pahad Yatra of Yamunotri the next day.
  • Dinner and Rest at Kharsali.
Day three Barkot (kharsali)– Yamunotri – Barkot (36kms drive & 6kms Trek "one side")
  • Early Breakfast.
  • Drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti.
  • Trek start from Jankichatti/Phoolchatti to Yamunotri(6kms Trek "one side").
  • * Doli / Horse option available - Cost extra *
  • Taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warm water.
  • Having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Jankichatti.
  • Yamunotri Darshan:
    • Yamunotri Temple
    • Surya Kund
    • Divya Shila
  • Later drive back to Barkot.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel in Barkot.
Day Four Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/5hrs drive)
  • Early Breakfast.
  • Drive to Uttarkashi.
  • Check into Hotel.
  • At evening time visit Vishwanath Temple.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Uttarkashi.
Day Five Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/ 05 hrs each side)
  • Early Breakfast.
  • we proceed to Gangotri.
  • Enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas.
  • After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi.
  • Dinner and Rest.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Uttarkashi.
Day Six Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (210kms/8-9hrs drive)
  • Early Breakfast.
  • Drive straight to Guptkashi.
  • Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara.
  • The Mandakini River comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi.
  • On arrival check in at the Hotel.
  • Evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple.
  • Dinner and Rest.
  • Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day Seven Kedarnath (30kms by road & 20 kms Trek)
  • Early Breakfast.
  • Morning drive to Sonprayag.
  • Trek start from Sonprayag to Kedarnath(20 Kms trek) on foot or on by pony/Doli.
  • Kedarnath (Helicopter - Optional).
  • Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt a Kedarnath.
  • Check in Hotel.
  • Overnight at Kedarnath.
  • Dinner and Rest.
Day Eight Kedarnath - Sonprayag - Guptkashi (20 Km trek + 30 Km drive)
  • Early morning you get up before dawn.
  • 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.
  • After darshan and puja you come out of the temple and return to the hotel.
  • start the return trek of 20 kms from Kedarnath to Sonprayag.
  • Rerurn to Guptkashi.
  • Dinner and Rest.
Day Nine Guptkashi – Badrinath (190 kms/7hrs)
  • Early Breakfast.
  • Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath.
  • Check in Hotel.
  • Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Badrinath.
Day Ten Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (165kms/7hrs)
  • 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.
  • Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath.
  • Hotel Check in.
  • Dinner and Rest.
Day Eleven Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Haridwar (160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs)
  • Early Breakfast
  • Enroute to Rishikesh:
    • Devprayag
  • Arrive at Rishikesh
  • Rishikesh Darshan:
    • Laxman Jhula
    • Laxman Mandir
    • Swargashram
    • Gita Bhavan
  • Evening drive to Haridwar.
  • check in at hotel.
  • Dinner and Rest.
Day Twelve Haridwar - Delhi (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
  • Early Breakfast.
  • you are on your last lap of this Chardham Yatra journey.
  • Departure to Delhi.
  • Arrive at Delhi: Tour Concludes.
  • Departures for hometown.


Pricing

Ex Haridwar *(Reporting at Haridwar Railway station)*
Joining and LeavingReporting at Haridwar Railway stationINR 24,999/-
Ex Delhi
Including Rail FareReporting at Delhi Railway StationINR 26,999/-

Note: GST 5.00% (Government Tax) on total package price



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Departure / Tour Dates

September 2017
20th September 2017 - 2nd October 2017
22nd September 2017 - 4th October 2017
24th September 2017 - 6th October 2017
26th September 2017 - 8th October 2017
October 2017
1st October 2017 - 13th October 2017