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OVERVIEW

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination: Delhi – Haridwar – Barkot – Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi – Kedarnath - Rudraprayag - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Pipalkoti -Kirtinagar

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)
Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt. Overnight stay at Chami/Barkot.

Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)}
Early morning, 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. 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/3-4 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 (160kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. 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.

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: 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). 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. Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 11: 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. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram.. Overnight stay.

Day 12: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

INLUSIONS / 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): NET 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

50,050

40,425

35,390

27,915

25,725

02

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

53,930

44,345

39,300

31,830

29,640

02

  Toyota Innova

55,835

46,250

41,210

33,740

31,550

04

  Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

42,745

33,155

28,125

20,645

18,455

04

  Toyota Innova

43,670

34,090

29,050

21,575

19,380

06

  Tavera / Xylo

39,240

29,650

24,615

17,145

14,950

06

  Toyota Innova

39,855

30,270

25,235

17,760

15,570

06

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

42,335

32,745

27,710

20,235

18,045

08

  Tempo Traveler(09 seater)

39,675

30,090

25,050

17,575

14,565

10

  Tempo Traveler(12 seater)

38,560

28,975

23,935

16,460

14,165

12

  Tempo Excel (12 Seater)

38,415

28,825

23,790

16,315

14,125

12

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

39,445

29,860

24,820

17,345

15,155

14

  Mini Coach (15 seater)

38,390

28,800

23,765

16,285

14,095

16

  Tempo Traveler + Innova

39,990

30,395

25,360

17,890

15,695

16

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

42,525

32,940

27,900

20,430

18,240

18

  Tempo Traveler x 02

40,200

30,615

25,580

18,110

15,915

18

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

41,355

31,770

26,735

19,260

17,065

20

  Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

40,425

28,800

25,800

18,325

16,135

20

  Tempo Traveler x 02

39,380

28,765

24,760

17,285

15,095

  Extra Mattress / Person

16,500

13,500

9,200

5,200

4,200

  SUPPLEMENT (Breakfast)

NIL

NIL

NIL

1,400

1,200

  SUPPLEMENT(B/F & Dinner)

NIL

NIL

3,000

3,600

3,400

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) / Laxmi Sadan (A/C)
  Badkot (02 Night)   Chauhan Annexe / Raturi / Himalayan / Dipin
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Shree Niwas / Bhagirathi / Mahima / Vasundhara / Akash         Ganga
 Guptkashi / Sitapur
        (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
  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)
  Badkot (02 Night)   Chauhan Annexe (S.Dlx) / Athithi Niwas / Durga Resort
  Uttarkashi (02 Night)   Hotel Shivlinga (Dlx)
  Guptkashi (01 Night)   Mritunjay Palace / Hotel JP Palace / Jagath Raj
  Kedarnath (01 Night)   Punjab Sindh Awas (Std Room) / Agra House
  Rudraprayag (02 Night)   Pushpdeep / Aradhana / Narayana
  Badrinath (01 Night)   Hotel Charan Paduka / Hotel Dwarikesh
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   Narayana (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)
  Vajari / Chammi / Barkot             (02 Night)   Kalindi Spa Resort / Nirwana Camp (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Night)   Ganga Ashray (A/C Superior Room)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Nirwana Camp (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)
  Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Divine Resort (A/C) / Narayana         (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)
  Vajari / Chammi / Badkot              (02 Night)   Kalindi Spa Resort / Nirwana Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Night)   Ganga Ashray (A/c Dlx Room -  River Facing)
  Guptkashi / Sitapur
(01 Night)
  Nirwana Camp (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
  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 (02 Nights)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Harsil (01 Night)   The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents)
  Uttarkashi (01 Night)   Hotel Ganga Ashray (A/C Dlx Room – River Facing Room)
  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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