Amarnath Yatra» Chardham Yatra http://www.royalblueholidays.com Beyond Your Imagination Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:58:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Chardham Ex-HW (9N/10D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/chardham-ex-haridwar/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/chardham-ex-haridwar/#comments Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:59:27 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=299
OVERVIEW

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination: Haridwar- Barkot-Yamunotri-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Rudraprayag-Kedarnath-Badrinath-Joshimath–Pipalkoti-Kirtinagar

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar – Barkot (210kms/7-8hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Doiwala Airport, Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

Day 02: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek – one way}
Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). 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 Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at 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.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 03: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Later Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Oernight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 06: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to 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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 r! emaining 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 07: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 08: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple. There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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 (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 09: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165kms/7hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 10: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)
Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End.

Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Standard, Regular & Deluxe Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Package):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottles per pax per day).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

40,825

33,195

29,330

22,810

20,980

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

44,950

37,320

33,455

26,935

25,105

02

  Toyota Innova

46,550

38,920

35,050

28,530

26,700

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

35,465

27,835

23,970

17,450

15,620

04

  Toyota Innova

36,240

28,610

24,745

18,225

16,395

06

  Tavera / Xylo

32,525

24,900

21,030

14,510

12,680

06

  Toyota Innova

33,050

25,415

21,550

15,025

13,200

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

35,795

28,165

24,300

17,780

15,950

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

33,375

25,750

21,885

15,360

12,790

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

31,910

24,280

20,415

13,895

11,960

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

30,910

23,280

19,415

12,890

11,065

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

33,865

26,240

22,375

15,850

14,020

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

32,810

25,180

21,315

14,795

12,965

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

33,275

25,645

21,780

15,260

13,430

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

34,500

26,870

23,000

16,485

14,655

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

33,610

25,975

22,110

15,590

13,760

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

33,610

25,975

22,110

15,590

13,760

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

32,890

25,260

21,395

14,875

13,050

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

32,890

24,230

21,395

14,875

13,050

  Extra Mattress / Person

13,875

10,850

7680

4,600

3,500

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1,100

1,000

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

2,300

3,000

2,800

EPAI   =         ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI   =         ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI=         ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTELS

HOTELS DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Barkot (02 Night)   Chauhan Annexe / Raturi / Himalayan / Dipin
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Akash Ganga
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Raj Hans / Raj Palace / Vijay laxmi
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Jhalla Ram / Jhanvi / Himalayan
  Rudraprayag(02 Night)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda / Rajasthan Guest            House

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Badkot (02 Night)   Chauhan Annexe (S.Dlx) / Athithi Niwas / Durga Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx.)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Shubham / Himalayan
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Hotel Dwarikesh

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Barkot / Vajari / Chammi              (02 Night)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Kalindi Spa Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx. Room)
  Rudraprayag(02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Vajari / Chammi / Badkot               (02 Night)   Kalindi Spa Resort / Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag(02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Night)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag(02 Nights)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

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Badrinath Yatra Ex-DL (4N/5D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badrinath-yatra-ex-delhi/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badrinath-yatra-ex-delhi/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:20:36 +0000 admin http://www.royalblueholidays.com/?p=2955
OVERVIEW

Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Destination: 
Delhi - Rishikesh – Joshimath – Badrinath – Rudraprayag – Haridwar – Delhi

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Rishikesh (250 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station / Airport, Meet & Assist further drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram.Overnight stay.

Day 02: Rishikesh – Joshimath – Badrinath (296kms/09-10hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple.Overnight stay at Badrinath. One of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Day 03: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160km/7hr)
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. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive to Rudraprayag. Check In Hotel.Overnight stay.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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 (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Rudraprayag:
It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 04: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (160kms/5-6hr)
After Breakfast drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Later visit Haridwar Sight Seeing & Temples. At evening visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti.Back to your hotel, Night halt. .

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 05: Hardwar – Delhi (230kms/6-7hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Standard, Regular & Deluxe Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As Mentioned).
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 charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottles per pax per day)
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 charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON – COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

21,655

18,510

16,250

13,450

12,295

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

23,325

20,190

17,920

15,100

13,970

02

  Toyota Innova

24,155

21,010

18,735

15,950

14,795

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

18,100

14,950

12,680

9,875

8,750

04

  Toyota Innova

18,500

15,350

13,075

10,255

9,125

06

  Tavera / Xylo

16,580

13,450

11,160

8,350

7,250

06

  Toyota Innova

16,835

13,690

11,450

8,650

7,475

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

17,865

14,725

12,450

9,650

8,510

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

16,655

13,510

11,250

8,450

6,960

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

16,125

12,970

10,695

7,890

6,650

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

16,425

13,280

11,000

8,195

7,065

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

16,425

13,280

11,000

8,195

7,065

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

15,985

12,840

10,565

7,750

6,625

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

16,650

13,500

11,235

8,425

7,290

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

18,000

14,860

12,595

9,780

8,645

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

16,735

13,595

11,320

8,510

7,375

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

17,485

14,340

12,075

9,250

8,125

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

17,075

12,840

11,650

8,850

7,710

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

16,395

12,225

10,980

8,170

7,035

  Extra Mattress / Person

7,000

6,450

3,950

2,500

2,000

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

650

550

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

1,650

1,650

1,550

EPAI    =          ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI    =          ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI  =          ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTEL DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C Dlx) / The Urmi (A/C)
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan / Tulsi
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda
  Rishikesh  (01 Night)   S.K Regency (A/C) / Hilltrip (A/C) / Om Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C)
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charanpaduka / Dwarikesh
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Narayana Palace (A/C) / Tapovan Resort (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Park Grand (A/C) / Hotel Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C)
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / Hotel Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Divine Resort (A/C) / Narayana Resort (A/C Cotg) / Ganga Beach Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C) / Hotel Amaris (A/C) / Ganga Kinare (A/C)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C Suite) / Hotel Amaris (A/C Lux) / Ganga Kinare (Exe. Suite)

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Badri-Kedar-Hemkud Ex-DL (10N/11D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badri-kedar-hemkund-ex-delhi/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badri-kedar-hemkund-ex-delhi/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:17:30 +0000 admin http://www.royalblueholidays.com/?p=2950
OVERVIEW

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination: 
Delhi - Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Govindghat – Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Valley of Flowers – Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station / Airport, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02: Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr)
Drive to Guptkashi enroute visit Devprayag. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 03: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to 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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 r! emaining 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 04: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 05: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple. There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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 (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 06: Badrinath – Govind Ghat (22kms drive) – Ghangaria (13kms/5-6hr Trek)
Early morning at Badrinath, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Arrive Ghangaria, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Ghangharia/Govinddham: Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.

Day 07: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (6kms/4-5hr each side)
Early morning, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the “lake of ice” “mountain” adorned with “seven peaks”, surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for ‘The Hemkund Lake’. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay.

Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib: This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga.

Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.

Day 08: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (4kms/3hr each side)
After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) and many more. Return to Ghangariya for overnight stay.

Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay.

Day 09: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Rudraprayag (140kms/5-6hr)
After 13 Kms trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, further drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 10: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4-5hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat & Bharat Mandir.  At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram. Overnight stay.

Day 11: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Regular & Deluxe Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
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 charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Packages) :
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottles per pax per day)
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 charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON – COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

45775

40310

32885

27630

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

49275

41240

36395

31135

02

  Toyota Innova

51030

45570

38145

32890

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

38945

33480

26060

20795

04

  Toyota Innova

39795

34330

26910

21650

06

  Tavera / Xylo

35725

30260

22835

17575

06

  Toyota Innova

36290

30825

23400

18145

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

38555

33095

25670

20415

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

36110

30645

23225

17965

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

35075

29610

22185

16930

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

35875

30415

22990

17730

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

34910

29445

22020

16765

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

36375

30915

23490

18230

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

37870

32410

24985

19725

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

36575

31110

23685

18425

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

36890

31430

24000

18750

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

36110

29450

23225

17965

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

35820

29325

22935

17675

  Extra Mattress / Person

15,450

13,750

8,200

4,550

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1000

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

3,350

2,750

 

EPAI: ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI: ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI: ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTEL DETAILS:-

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Himalayan / Hotel Shubham
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Charanpaduka / Hotel Dwarikesh
  Ghangaria (03 Night)   Hotel Nandalok Pal
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Narayana Palace (A/C) / Tapovan Resort (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Park Grand (A/C) / Hotel Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic  Residency (A/C)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shiwalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx.)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / Hotel Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)
  Ghangaria (03 Night)   Hotel Nanda lok Pal
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Divine Resort (A/C) / Narayana Resort (A/C Cottage) / Ganga Beach Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shiwalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Ghangaria (03 Night)   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar  (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Ghangaria   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)

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Badrinath-Kedarnath Ex-DL (7N/8D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badrinath-kedarnath-ex-delhi/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badrinath-kedarnath-ex-delhi/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 02:47:43 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=292
OVERVIEW

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destination: Delhi – Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Joshimath – Rishikesh – Delhi

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station / Airport, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02: Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr)
Drive to Guptkashi enroute visit Devprayag. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 03: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to 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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 r! emaining 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 04: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 05: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple. There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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 (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 06: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165kms/7hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 07: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat & Bharat Mandir. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan. Overnight stay.

Day 08: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Standarad, Regular & Deluxe Package):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As Mentioned).
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 charges.

 

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Package) :
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottles per pax per day)
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 charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

33,395

27,980

24,510

19,720

18,295

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

35,920

30,500

27,035

22,250

20,825

02

  Toyota Innova

37,200

31,795

28,325

23,530

22,115

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

28,135

22,725

19,255

14,460

13,050

04

  Toyota Innova

28,750

23,340

19,875

15,075

13,650

06

  Tavera / Xylo

25,765

20,350

16,885

12,100

10,675

06

  Toyota Innova

26,175

20,765

17,300

12,500

11,100

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

27,825

22,415

18,950

14,150

12,750

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

25,995

20,585

17,115

12,320

10,355

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

25,200

19,795

16,325

11,535

10,025

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

25,100

19,680

16,225

11,425

10,000

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

25,765

20,350

16,885

12,100

10,670

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

25,050

19,645

16,175

11,385

9,965

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

26,125

20,710

17,245

12,450

11,050

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

27,810

22,395

18,930

14,135

12,725

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

26,265

20,855

17,390

12,595

11,175

18

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

27,030

21,620

18,150

13,355

11,940

20

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

26,410

19,650

17,525

12,735

11,325

20

Tempo Traveler x 02

25,725

19,280

16,840

12,050

10,625

Extra Mattress / Person

10,750

9,350

6,000

3,750

3,000

SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1,000

900

SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

2,100

2,350

2,250

EPAI    =          ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI    =          ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI  =          ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTEL DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C) / The Urmi (A/C)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Raj Hans / Raj Palace / Vijay laxmi
  Kedarnath (01 night)   Jhalla Ram / Jhanvi / Himalayan
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda / Rajasthan Guest     House

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Shubham
  Kedarnath (01 night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Hotel Dwarikesh

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Park Grand (A/C)/Hari Heritage(A/C)/Classic Residency (A/C)

  Guptkashi /Sitapur
(01 Night)

  Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / Narayan Palace (S.Dlx Room)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Guptkashi /Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar  (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Rishikesh  (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C Suite)/Hotel Amaris (A/C Lux)/
Ganga Kinare (Exe. Suite)

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Badrinath-Kedarnath Ex-HW (5N/6D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badrinath-kedarnath-ex-haridwar/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/badrinath-kedarnath-ex-haridwar/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 02:29:35 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=294
OVERVIEW

Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination: Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Hotel / Doiwala Airport, Drive to Guptkashi enroute visit Devprayag. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 02: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to 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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 03: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 04: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (160kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple. There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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 (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 05: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 06: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)
Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End.

Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Standard, Regular & Deluxe Package):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Package):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 Bottles Per Pax Per Day).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

24,465

21,050

18,660

14,875

13,825

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

26,940

23,485

21,135

17,345

16,290

02

  Toyota Innova

27,920

24,465

22,115

18,325

17,270

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

20,855

17,400

15,050

11,265

10,210

04

  Toyota Innova

21,320

17,865

15,515

11,725

10,670

06

  Tavera / Xylo

19,050

15,600

13,250

9,460

8,400

06

  Toyota Innova

19,360

15,910

13,555

9,770

8,710

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

21,010

17,560

15,210

11,415

10,365

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

19,490

16,050

13,685

9,895

8,400

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

18,560

15,100

12,755

8,970

7,800

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

17,920

14,465

12,115

8,325

7,275

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

20,185

16,735

14,385

10,595

9,540

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

19,480

16,025

13,675

9,885

8,830

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

19,335

15,885

13,535

9,750

8,685

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

20,075

16,620

14,270

10,480

9,425

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

19,540

16,075

13,735

9,945

8,885

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

19,540

16,075

13,735

9,945

8,885

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

19,105

15,650

13,300

9,510

8,450

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

19,105

14,620

13,300

9,510

8,450

  Extra Mattress / Person

8,150

6,680

4,800

2,950

2,500

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

700

600

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

1,400

1,800

1,600

EPAI    =          ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI    =          ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI  =          ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTEL DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Raj Hans / Raj Palace / Vijay laxmi
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Agra House / Jhalla Ram / Jhanvi / Himalayan
  Rudraprayag (02 night)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda / Rajasthan Guest House

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Shubham / Himalayan
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 night)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Hotel Dwarikesh

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx. Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 night)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

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Gangotri-Kedar-Badri Ex-DL (9N/10D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/teen-dham-ex-delhi/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/teen-dham-ex-delhi/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:06:42 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=311
OVERVIEW

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Delhi - Haridwar - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi – Kedarnath - Rudraprayag - Badrinath - Joshimath – Rishikesh

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Airport / Railway Station / Hotel, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Later drive to Haridwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02: Haridwar – Uttarkashi (190kms/ 6-7hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi. Arrive Uttarkashi, visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Later Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 03: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Oernight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 05: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to 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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 r! emaining 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 06: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 07: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (160kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple, There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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 (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 08: Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 09: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram.  Overnight stay.

Day 10: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Standard, Regular & Deluxe Packages) :
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
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 charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Package):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottles per pax per day).
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 charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATE HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min.)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

40,930

34,125

29,665

23,740

21,910

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

44,280

37,475

33,015

27,090

25,260

02

  Toyota Innova

45,875

39,075

34,615

28,685

26,855

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

34,795

27,990

23,530

17,605

15,775

04

  Toyota Innova

35,570

28,765

24,305

18,380

16,550

06

  Tavera / Xylo

31,855

25,050

20,595

14,665

12,835

06

  Toyota Innova

32,370

25,565

21,110

15,180

13,350

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 Seater)

34,435

27,630

23,170

17,245

15,415

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 Seater)

32,190

25,390

20,930

15,000

12,485

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 Seater)

31,240

24,435

19,975

14,050

12,115

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

31,135

24,330

19,875

13,945

12,115

12

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

31,960

25,155

20,695

14,770

12,950

14

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

31,075

24,270

19,815

13,890

12,050

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

32,410

25,605

21,145

15,220

13,390

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

34,535

27,425

23,275

17,345

15,515

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

32,590

25,785

21,325

15,400

13,570

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

33,565

26,760

22,300

16,375

14,545

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

32,785

24,280

21,520

15,595

13,765

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

31,910

24,075

20,645

14,720

12,890

  Extra Mattress / Person

13,600

11,500

7,500

4,500

3,500

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1,200

1,000

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

2,600

3,000

2,800

EPAI   =         ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI   =         ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI=         ROOM WITH ONE MAJOR MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTELS

HOTEL DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C Dlx) / The Urmi (A/C)
  Uttarkashi(02 Nights)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Akash Ganga
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Raj Hans / Raj Palace / Vijay laxmi
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Jhalla Ram / Jhanvi / Himalayan
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan / Tulsi
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda / Rajasthan Guest   House
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   S.K Regency (A/C) / Hilltrip (A/C) / Om Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C) /            Sugandha Dlx (A/C)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx.)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Hotel Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Shubham / Hotel Himalayan
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana / Tulsi
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Dwarikesh
  Rishikesh (01 Night)    Narayana Palace (A/C) / Tapovan Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Park Grand (A/C) / Hari Herritage (A/C) / Classic    Residency (A/C)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort  (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / The Narayana Palace (S.Dlx)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)    The Great Ganga (A/C) / Divine Resort (A/C) / Narayana  Resort (A/C Cotg) / Ganga Beach Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shiwalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Rishikesh (01 Night)    Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C) / Hotel Amaris (A/C) /  Ganga  Kinare (A/C)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Nights)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C Suite) / Hotel Amaris (A/C  Lux) / Ganga Kinare (Exe. Suite)

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Gangotri-Kedar-Badri Ex-HW (7N/8D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/teen-dham-ex-haridwar/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/teen-dham-ex-haridwar/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:06:33 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=313
OVERVIEW

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination:
Haridwar-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Rudraprayag-Badrinath-Joshimath-Pipalkoti-Kirtinagar

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar – Uttarkashi (190kms/6hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Doiwala Airport, later drive to Uttarkashi. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 02: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Oernight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 03: Uttarkashi -  Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 04: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to 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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 r! emaining 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 05: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 06: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (160kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple, There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul : 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 (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 07: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr) 
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Joshimath / Pipalkoti / Kirtinagar. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 08: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6 hrs)
Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End.

Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

Package Includes :
Accommodation on twin sharing (DBR  CPAI / EPAI) Basis.
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

Package Excludes :
2.58% Govt. Service Tax, 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, land slides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE


PAX

(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

32,000

27,155

23,815

18,895

17,425

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

35,350

30,510

27,165

22,245

20,775

02

  Toyota Innova

36,590

31,745

28,400

23,480

22,010

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

27,540

22,695

19,355

14,435

12,975

04

  Toyota Innova

28,135

23,290

19,950

15,025

13,560

06

  Tavera / Xylo

25,165

20,320

16,980

12,060

10,590

06

  Toyota Innova

25,560

20,715

17,375

12,450

10,980

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 Seater)

27,760

22,915

19,575

14,650

13,185

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 Seater)

25,790

20,945

17,600

12,700

10,625

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 Seater)

24,590

19,750

16,400

11,480

09,910

12

  Tempo Excel(12 Seater)

23,800

18,960

15,620

10,700

09,230

12

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

26,380

21,535

18,195

13,275

11,805

14

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

25,500

20,655

17,315

12,390

10,925

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

25,500

20,660

17,320

12,400

10,930

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

27,100

22,250

18,910

13,985

12,515

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

25,650

20,810

17,465

12,545

11,075

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

26,325

21,480

18,140

13,220

11,750

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

25,715

19,600

17,525

12,605

11,135

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

25,100

19,230

16,920

11,995

10,525

  Extra Mattress / Person

10,750

8,800

6,100

3,800

2,900

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

0950

0800

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

1,900

2,350

2,200

EPAI   =         ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI   =         ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI=         ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTELS DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Akash Ganga
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Raj Hans / Raj Palace / Vijay laxmi
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Jhalla Ram / Jhanvi / Himalayan
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Deepak Lodge / Jwalpa / Tapovan / Tulsi
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Bholagiri / Manav Kalyaan / Balananda

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Shubham / Hotel Himalayan
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Dwarikesh

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / The Narayana Palace (S.Dlx)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shiwalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Nights)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico

 

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Yamunotri-Gangotri Ex-DL (6N/7D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/do-dham-ex-delhi/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/do-dham-ex-delhi/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:33:32 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=316
OVERVIEW

Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination:
Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi – Rishikesh

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station / Airport, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02:Haridwar – Barkot (210kms/7-8hr)
Driive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Barkot / Chami.

Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)}
Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). 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 Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot / Vajri. Overnight stay at 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.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Visit Vishwanath Temple & others. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4hr each side)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh (170kms/5-6hr)
Drive to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram.

At evening visit Ganga Aari at Parmarth Niketan. Overnight stay.

Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Day 07:          Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Standard, Regular & Deluxe Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI  Basis (As mentioned).
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 charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottle per pax per day).
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 charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATE HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE


PAX
(Min)
 

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

29,750

23,620

20,900

17,215

16,100

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

31,865

25,730

23,015

19,330

18,195

02

  Toyota Innova

32,640

26,500

23,790

20,100

18,970

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

24,935

18,800

16,085

12,400

11,265

04

  Toyota Innova

25,295

19,160

16,445

12,760

11,625

06

  Tavera / Xylo

22,845

16,715

13,995

10,310

09,175

06

  Toyota Innova

23,100

16,955

14,240

10,550

09,425

06

  Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)

24,650

18,515

15,800

12,115

10,980

08

  Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)

23,025

16,895

14,175

10,490

08,875

10

  Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)

22,320

16,185

13,470

09,785

08,550

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

22,175

16,045

13,325

09,640

08,500

12

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

22,795

16,660

13,945

10,260

09,125

14

  Mini Coach (15 Seater)

22,175

16,045

13,325

09,640

08,500

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

23,065

16,935

14,215

10,535

09,400

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

24,595

18,455

15,745

12,060

10,925

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

23,235

17,100

14,385

10,700

09,570

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

23,915

17,780

15,065

11,380

10,245

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

23,365

17,235

14,515

10,830

09,695

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

22,760

15,595

13,910

10,225

09,090

  Extra Mattress / Person

9,600

7,950

5,300

3,300

2,550

  SUPPLEMENT (B/F)

NIL

NIL

NIL

900

750

  SUPPLEMENT ( B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

1,700

2,100

1,950

EPAI   =         ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI   =         ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI=         ROOM WITH ONE MAJOR MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTELS DETAILS:-

  Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C) / The Urmi (A/C)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   Chauhan Annexe / Raturi / Himalayan / Dipin
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Akash Ganga
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   S.K Regency (A/C) / Hilltrip (A/C) / Om Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   Chauhan Annexe (S.Dlx) / Athithi Niwas / Durga Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx.)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Narayana Palace (A/C) / Tapovan Resort (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Park Grand (A/C) / Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C)
  Barkot / Chami / Vajari            (02 Nights)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Kalindi Spa Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Divine Resort (A/C) / Narayana Resort (A/C Cottage) / Ganga Beach Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Barkot / Chami / Vajari             (02 Nights)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Kalindi Spa Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/c Dlx – River Facing)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C) / Hotel Amaris (A/C) / Ganga Kinare (A/C)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Barkot / Chami / Vajari           (02 Nights)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Nights)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
 Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C Suite) / Hotel Amaris (A/C Lux) / Ganga Kinare (Exe. Suite)

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Yamunotri-Gangotri Ex-HW (4N/5D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/do-dham-ex-haridwar/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/do-dham-ex-haridwar/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:02:21 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=320
OVERVIEW

Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Destination: Haridwar – Barkot – Yamunotri – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Rishikesh

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar – Barkot (220kms/7-8hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station/Doiwala Airport / Hotel, Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Barkot/Chami.

Day 02: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek one way}
Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). 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 Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot / Vajari. Overnight stay at 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.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 03: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Arrive Uttarkashi, Visit Vishwanath Temple & others. Later Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4hr each side)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh – Haridwar (190kms/6-7hrs)
Drive to Rishikesh, visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing. Later at evening, transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End.

Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of  ”Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Standard, Regular & Deluxe Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis.
Daily mineral water (02 Bottles Per Pax Per Day)
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE


PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

Standard Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

20,825

16,650

15,050

12,375

11,600

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

22,890

18,715

17,115

14,435

13,660

02

  Toyota Innova

23,715

19,540

17,940

15,260

14,485

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

17,655

13,480

11,885

9,200

8,430

04

  Toyota Innova

18,050

13,870

12,270

9,590

8,815

06

  Tavera / Xylo

16,135

11,960

10,365

7,680

6,910

06

  Toyota Innova

16,395

12,220

10,620

7,940

7,165

06

  Tempo Traveler (09 seater)

17,770

13,595

11,995

9,315

8,545

08

  Tempo Traveler (09 seater)

16,470

12,295

10,700

8,015

6,875

10

  Tempo Traveler (12 seater)

15,670

11,495

9,900

7,220

6,340

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

17,220

13,045

11,445

8,765

7,990

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

16,600

12,425

10,825

8,145

7,375

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

16,210

12,035

10,435

7,755

6,980

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

17,565

13,390

11,790

9,110

8,335

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

16,295

12,120

10,520

7,840

7,075

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

17,045

12,870

11,270

8,590

7,815

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

16,625

11,370

10,850

8,170

7,400

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

15,955

10,750

10,180

7,500

6,725

  Extra Mattress / Person

6,900

5,200

4,920

2,500

1,900

  SUPPLEMENT (B/F)

NIL

NIL

NIL

550

450

  SUPPLEMENT ( B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

1,000

1,400

1,250

 

EPAI               =         ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI               =         ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI            =         ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTELS

HOTELS DETAILS:-

 Destination   Standard Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   Chauhan Annexe / Raturi / Himalayan / Dipin
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Akash Ganga

 

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   Chauhan Annexe (S.Dlx) / Athithi Niwas / Durga Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx.)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Kalindi Spa Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   Kalindi Spa Resort / Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Nights)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)

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Hemkund Sahib – Valley Of Flowers Ex-DL (7N/8D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/hemkund-valleyof-flowers-ex-delhi/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/hemkund-valleyof-flowers-ex-delhi/#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:18:28 +0000 admin http://www.royalblueholidays.com/?p=2952
OVERVIEW

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination: 
Delhi - Haridwar - Joshimath – Govindghat – Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Valley of Flowers – Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Delhi

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Airport / Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02: Haridwar – Joshimath (276kms/8-9hrs)
Drive to Joshimath enroute visit Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag & Nandprayag (04 Prayags). Arrive Joshimath, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 03: Joshimath – Govind Ghat (20kms drive) – Ghangaria (13kms/5-6hr Trek)
Early morning drive to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Arrive Ghangaria, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Ghangharia/Govinddham : Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.

Day 04: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (6kms/4-5hr each side)
After breakfast, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the “lake of ice” “mountain” adorned with “seven peaks”, surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for ‘The Hemkund Lake’. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay.

Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib : This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga.

Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.

Day 05: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (4kms/3hr each side)

After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) and many more. Return to Ghangariya for overnight stay.

Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay.

Day 06: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Rudraprayag (140kms/5-6hr drive)
After 13 Kms trekdown from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, further drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 07: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4-5hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat & Bharat Mandir.  At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram. Overnight stay.

Day 08: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
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 charges.

COST INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily mineral water (02 bottle per pax per day)
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 charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON – COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

34,280

30,000

23,635

21,110

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

36,800

32,525

26,160

23,635

02

  Toyota Innova

38,100

33,815

27,450

24,925

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

29,050

24,745

18,375

15,850

04

  Toyota Innova

29,640

25,360

18,995

16,470

06

  Tavera / Xylo

26,650

22,375

16,005

13,480

06

  Toyota Innova

27,065

22,785

16,415

13,890

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

28,710

24,435

18,075

15,545

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

26,880

22,600

16,250

13,715

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

26,100

21,815

15,450

12,925

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

25,980

21,700

15,335

12,810

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

26,650

22,375

16,005

13,480

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

25,950

21,665

15,300

12,775

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

27,010

22,735

16,365

13,840

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

27,630

23,350

16,985

14,460

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

27,155

22,875

16,510

13,985

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

26,975

22,695

16,330

13,805

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

26,445

21,670

15,800

13,275

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

26,610

21,300

15,965

13,440

  Extra Mattress / Person

11,350

10,300

5,450

4050

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1000

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

2,300

2,500

EPAI   =         ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI   =         ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI=         ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTEL

HOTEL DETAILS:-

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C)
  Joshimath (01 night)   Himalayan Abode / Malari Inn
  Govindghat (01 Night)   Hotel Badrish (Std Room)
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Hotel Nandalok Pal
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana / Tapovan / Tulsi
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   S.K Regency (A/C) / Hilltrip (A/C) / Om Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (CPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Park Grand (A/C) / Hari Heritage (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C)
  Joshimath (01 night)   Himalayan Abode / Malari inn
  Govindghat (01 Night)   Hotel Badrish (Dlx Room)
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Hotel Nandalok Pal
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Narayana Palace (A/C) / Tapovan Resort (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Joshimath (01 night)   Dronagiri (S.Dlx) / Mount View (S,Dlx)
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C) / Hotel Amaris (A/C) / Ganga Kinare (A/C)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (MAPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Joshimath (01 night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)
  Rudraprayag (01 Night)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium Room)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C Suite) / Hotel Amaris (A/C Lux) / Ganga Kinare (Exe. Suite)

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Chardham-Hemkund-Valley Of Flowers Ex-DL (14N/15D) http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/chardham-yatra-valley-of-flowers/ http://www.royalblueholidays.com/chardham/chardham-yatra-valley-of-flowers/#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 02:34:49 +0000 admin http://royalblueholidays.rcura.com/?p=306
OVERVIEW

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination:
Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri – Uttarkashi - Gangotri – Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Rudraprayag - Badrinath – Govind Ghat - Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib - Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Delhi

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Airport / Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02: Haridwar – Barkot (210kms/7-8hr)
Morning after breakfast drive to Badkot via Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others. Later drive straight to Barkot / Chami. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)}
Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). 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 Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot / Vajari. Overnight stay at 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.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi. Arrive Uttarkashi, visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Later Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Oernight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 07: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt. Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to 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, the protector and the destroyer. 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 r! emaining 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 08: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 09: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple, There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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 (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 10: Badrinath – Govind Ghat (20kms drive) – Ghangaria (13kms/5-6hr Trek)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Govindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Arrive Ghangaria, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Ghangharia/Govinddham : Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.

Day 11: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria (6kms/4-5hr each side)
After breakfast, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the “lake of ice” “mountain” adorned with “seven peaks”, surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for ‘The Hemkund Lake’. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay.

Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib : This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga.

Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.

Day 12: Ghangaria – Valley of Flower – Ghangaria (4kms/3hr each side)
After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) and many more. Return to Ghangariya for overnight stay.

Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay.

Day 13: Ghangaria – Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Rudraprayag (140kms/6-7hr)
After 13 Kms trek from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, drive to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 14: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4-5hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat & Bharat Mandir. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram. Overnight stay.

Day 15: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES (Regular & Deluxe Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mentioned).
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 charges.

COST INCLUDES (Luxury & Premium Packages):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAPAI Basis (Room with Breakfast & Dinner).
Daily Mineral Water (02 bottles per pax per day)
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 charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, 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.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATE HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

PAX
(Min)

Vehicle Used

Premium
Package
(MAPAI)

Luxury
Package
(MAPAI)

Deluxe Package
(CPAI)

Regular Package
(EPAI)

02

  Tata Indigo

62,270

52,680

43,555

35,825

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

67,165

57,575

48,450

40,725

02

  Toyota Innova

69,535

59,945

50,825

43,095

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

53,430

43,840

34,715

26,985

04

  Toyota Innova

54,590

45,000

35,875

28,145

06

  Tavera / Xylo

49,075

39,485

30,360

22,630

06

  Toyota Innova

49,850

40,260

31,135

23,400

06

  Tempo Traveler (09 seater)

52,950

43,350

34,230

26,495

08

  Tempo Traveler (09 seater)

49,670

40,075

30,955

23,225

10

  Tempo Traveler (12 seater)

48,300

38,710

29,590

21,855

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

49,435

39,380

30,725

22,990

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

48,110

38,520

29,395

21,665

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

50,110

40,050

31,395

23,670

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

52,560

42,970

33,845

26,115

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

50,380

40,325

31,665

23,935

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

51,180

41,595

32,470

24,735

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

50,075

38,530

31,365

23,635

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

49,355

39,770

30,645

22,915

  Extra Mattress / Person

20,800

17,850

11,200

7,250

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

2,000

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

4,300

5,000

EPAI    =          ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI    =          ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI  =          ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTELS

HOTELS DETAILS:-

  Destination   Regular Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Dolphin (A/C S.Dlx) / Khanna Palace (A/C) / Sugandha     Dlx (A/C)
  Badkot (02 Nights)   Chauhan Annexe (S.Dlx) / Athithi Niwas / Durga Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx.)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01   Night)
  Hotel Mritunjay Palace / Hotel Shubham / Hotel Himalayan
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana / Tulsi
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Dwarikesh
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Nanda Lok Pal
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Narayana Palace (A/C) / Tapovan Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Deluxe Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Park Grand (A/C) / Hari Herritage (A/C) / Classic Residency     (A/C)
  Barkot/ Vajari/ Chammi
(02 Nights)
  Narayana Camps (Swiss Tents) / Kalindi Spa Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel New Snow Crest / The Narayana Palace (S.Dlx)
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Nanda Lok Pal
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Divine Resort (A/C) / Narayana         Resort (A/C Cotg) / Ganga Beach Resort (A/C)

 

  Destination   Luxury Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Country Inn Suites (A/C) / Hotel Godwin (A/C Premier)
  Vajari/ Chammi/ Badkot   (02 Nights)   Kalindi Spa Resort / Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (02 Nights)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shiwalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C) / Hotel Amaris (A/C) / Ganga     Kinare (A/C)

 

  Destination   Premium Package Hotels (EPAI)
  Haridwar (01 Night)   Hotel Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C) / Radisson Blu (A/C)
  Barkot (02 Nights)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Nights)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx – River Facing Room)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Dlx Room)
  Rudraprayag (02 Nights)   Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Sarovar Portico
  Ghangaria (03 Nights)   Camp Ghangaria (Swiss Tents)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Hotel Vasundhara Palace (A/C Suite) / Hotel Amaris (A/C Lux)   / Ganga Kinare (Exe. Suite)

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