9 Nights, 10 Days
Chardham is a famous religious circuit visited by lakhs of devotees every year. The yatra, which is completed after visiting four Hindu pilgrimage destinations, is located in the high Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
Approx Distance: 210 Km • Est. Travel Time: 8 hours Meet our driver at Station / Hotel and drive to the Barkot. Drive to Barkot via Mussoorie. Enroute visit Mall Road & Kempty Fall in Mussoorie (If traffic situation permits). Later drive to Barkot. Check in to the hotel at arrival. Night stay at the hotel. Mussoorie: Established by the British in 1823, The british impact is still visible in architecture of the churches, libraries, hotels and summer palaces. During the clear weather, views of the green Doon Valley and the distant white-capped Himalayan peaks are superb. In the hot months the cooler temperatures and fresh mountain air make a welcome break from the plains below. Central Mussoorie consists of two developed areas: Gandhi Chowk (also called Library Bazaar) at the western end, and the Picture Palace at the eastern end, linked by the 2km long Mall road. Barkot: Barkot is small town located near Yamuna River in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state in India. Barkot has approx 16000 population. Barkot is nearest big town for the Yanunotri Temple.
Approx Distance: 50 Km • Est. Travel Time: 2 hours Early morning after breakfast, drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti. Start your trek from here to Yamunotri (6kms one way) (Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at your own cost). Take a Holy Dip in Surya Kund's warm water. Enjoy darshan of Yamunotri Temple. Return to Jankichatti by trek. Later drive towards Barkot. Overnight stay at the hotel. Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. At Yamunotri, one can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the Taptkund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila.
Approx Distance: 100 Km • Est. Travel Time: 4 hours Morning after relaxed breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Uttarkashi. Visit Shiv Gufa and Radi Top on the way. Visit Vishwanath Temple and Shakti Temple in Uttarkashi. Check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. Shivgufa: Shivgufa is a Small temple between Shivkhori, Barkot & Uttarkashi. Maximum devotee take darshan and then go for Uttarkashi. Vishwanath Temple: Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex. Ganeshji, SakshiGopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. AkhandJyoti as well as AkhandAbhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per SkundaPuran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Shakti Temple: Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti has been erected over here. Uttarkashi: is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its similarity too and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is also situated on the banks of River Ganga.
Approx Distance: 100 Km • Est. Travel Time: 4 hours Early morning after breakfast, drive to Gangotri. Take bath in Hot Water Spring at Gangnani. Enjoy beautiful Harsil Valley views. On arrival at Gangotri Dham, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan. After that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Visit Mukhba Temple at Harsil. Return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at the hotel. Gangotri Temple: The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, and is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Gangotri Temple is dedicated to River Ganga.. Harsil: Harsil, also known as the Mini Switzerland of India, Harsil is a village, located on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, on the way to Gangotri, a Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarkashi district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The hill station is well- known for its natural beauty or majestic mountains, doedar forest and apple production.
Approx Distance: 220 Km • Est. Travel Time: 8 hours Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini River comes from Kedarnath. Drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. Visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Guptakashi. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel. Guptkashi:- The name GuptKashi means "Hidden Kashi”. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Guptkashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled.
Approx Distance: 30 Km • Est. Travel Time: 1 hour By Trek: Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel. drive for Sonprayag for trekking of Kedarnath. From Sonprayag Take local jeep at own cost to Gaurikund (50 Rs Per Person for Sharing Basis Jeep). From Gaurikund to Kedarnath 16 Kms Trek you can do by walk or by Horse / Palakhi / Doli / Kandi at own cost. By Horse it will take 5-6 Hours one way. Reach Kedarnath. Check in to the hotel. Visit Kedarnath Temple, Divya Shila and Shankaracharya Samadhi. Evening enjoy Kedarnath Aarti. Overnight stay at Kedarnath. By Helicopter: Morning after breakfast, drive for the Helipad as per your ticket. Helipads are at Phata / Sersi / Guptkashi. Take Helicopter to Kedarnath. After reaching Kedarnath check in to the hotel. Visit Kedarnath Temple, Divya Shila and Shankaracharya Samadhi. Enjoy evening Kedarnath Aarti. Overnight stay at Kedarnath. Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as PanchKedar. Kedarnath - Due to its high altitude the weather in Kedarnath remains cold for most part of the year. Summer here is cool and pleasant while winter is severe. During summer season the temperature varies around 20°Celsius in day time. Light woolen wear is recommended. Winter season in Kedarnath is severe with mercury falling to as low as 0°Celsius. During this time the place experiences snowfall as well. In Kedarnath most of the hotels are very basic so towel and shawl is reccomended to carry. Hot water is provided in buckets because gysers also not working many time.
Approx Distance: 75 Km • Est. Travel Time: 2 hours By Trek: Morning enjoy Kedarnath Temple Aarti. After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Trek down to Gaurikund by Horse / Palakhi/ Kandi at own cost. From Gaurikund drive to Sonprayag in local jeep at own cost (50 Rs Per Person for Sharing Basis Jeep). At Sonprayag our driver will pick up you and take you to Guptkashi hotel. Check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Guptkashi. By Helicopter: Morning visit Kedarnath Temple for Aarti. After breakfast, checkout from hotel. Go to Helipad and Board the Helicopter from Kedarnath Helipad to Guptkashi / Phata / Sersi Helipad. At arrival drive to Guptkashi. Check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Approx Distance: 200 Km • Est. Travel Time: 6 hours Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive towards Pipalkoti / Joshimath / Pandukeswar. Visit Joshimath (Narsingh Temple and Shankaracharya Math) & Vishnu Prayag on the way. Overnight stay at Pipalkoti / Joshimath / Pandukeswar.
Approx Distance: 25-100 Kms • Est. Travel Time: 3-7 hours Morning 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). Visit Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Bhimpul & Saraswati River. Check into the hotel arrival. Overnight stay at Pipalkoti / Joshimath / Pandukeswar. Badrinath is one of the 'Ancient Four Dhams' and one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country. It 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". Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. BhimPul: 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: Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where VedVyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries. Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Mathas' established by AdiShankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship.
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Drive to Haridwar. Visit Rudraprayag and Dev Prayag enroute. Dropping at Haridwar / Dehradun station/ hotel (Up to 07 Pm). Rudraprayag is one of the PanchPrayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. It is a confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. Devprayag is last Prayag of Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. It is a confluence of rivers Bhagirathi & Alaknanda. From here the River is officially called “The Ganga”.