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Gangotri-Kedar-Badri Ex-DL (9N/10D)

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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