Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destinations : Haridwar - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Badrinath - Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Sonprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi
Welcome to India, the land of culture, traditions, diversity, religions, magnificent monuments and heritage. India is called a 'Land of Religions' as here many religions coexist peacefully. Countless shrines, temples, mosques, gurudwaras, churches are visited and paid reverence by numerous people all across the country. Garhwal Himalayan Expedition brings you the opportunity to be a part of this purifing and incredible feel of spirituality through our unique Spiritual Tours of India.
Nestling amidst the lofty peaks of Himalaya are the four most holy pilgrimage sites of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. These four places are collectively referred as Char Dham of Hinduism. This tour package will give you a chance to explore two of these Chardham and understand the Indian religion and philosophy. Also, it will help you to learn a perfect art of living.
Highlights of the Tour - Garhwal Himalayan Expedition offers you a visit to famous and ancient religious places of India. Also, we provide a guide throughout this tour to let you know exact information about the religious significance and importance of the places and mythological stories associated with these places.
Day 01 : Delhi To Haridwar/Rishikesh: Arrive at Delhi International Airport / Railway Station and meet our representative who will assist you. Your tour starts from the very first day. We will drive to first destination of this tour, Rishikesh via Haridwar and Har ki Pauri. All places have their own distinctive spritual value. Lunch will be served during stay in Haridwar / Har ki Pauri.
Night stay in hotel after reaching Rishikesh.
Day 02 : Haridwar To Joshimath: Morning after breakfast, step out from your hotel and drive with us to Joshimath/Rudraprayag via Deoprayag. See places, famous for confluence of two great rivers like Rudraprayag for Mandakini and Alakananda rivers, Karnaprayag for Alakananda river and Pindar Ganga, Deoprayag for Bhagirathi and Alakananda rivers and Nandaprayag for Nandakini and Alakananda rivers. Proceed to Joshimath via Chamoli and Pipalkoti. Late afternoon, reach Joshimath and take lunch. Joshimath is between Rishikesh (11 hr) and Badrinath (2 and ½ hr, 44 km). Visit Adi guru Shankracharya seat famous Narshimha temple or a visit to Auli (famous winter hill resort for skiing) by lift chair car on extra cost.
Have dinner and night stay at Joshimath/Rudraprayag.
Day 03 : Joshimath To Badrinath: Wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and leave Joshimath/Rudraprayag for Badrinath. You will reach Badrinath approx up to 11 a.m. Remaining day is free to visit Badrinath, Neel Kanth Peak, Badri Van, Tapt Kund and all other popular and famous places around Badrinath.
Badrinath is one of the four dhams of the country and situated at an elevation of 3133 mts. above sea level. It is guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan, with the towering Neel Kanth Peak providing a splendid back-drop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries, which gave it the name "Badri Van" meaning forest of berries. Facing the temple at the back of Alaknanda river there is a hot water spring known as Tapt Kund.
Dedicated to lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinathji is 15 mts. in height, built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a bull and spire. Legend dates the temple prior to the Vedic age.
Garhwal Himalayan Expedition also provides tour to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund sahib on your wish.
< Night stay and dinner at hotel in Badrinath.
Day 04 : Badrinath To Gaurikund: After early morning breakfast, get ready for Darshan at Badrinath. Now again start a drive to Sonprayag/Gaurikund via Chamoli-Nandprayag and Gauchar.
Sonprayag is situated at the confluence of Soneganga and Mandakini river. The road to reach Trijuginarayan, one more holy and pilgrimage destination of India, diverts from here.
According to legend, this was the place where the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati was solemnized. In front of the Shiva temple, is an eternal flame, which is said to be a witness to the marriage. The distance of Trijuginarayan is 12 km from Sonprayag.
In the evening, you are free to enjoy the surroundings. Overnight stay at hotel in Sonprayag/Gaurikund.
Day 05 : Gaurikund To Kedarnath: Take early morning breakfast and depart to Gaurikund (14 km trekking). Take morning bath at hot spring "Kund" in Gaurikund and leave for trek to Kedarnath temple by dolly-ponny (on extra cost, 14 km). Reach Kedarnathji in afternoon and take rest at bungalow. Visit Kedarnath ji temple for Aarti, Darshan in the evening.
Kedarnath Temple The temple is an imposing sight standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by snow covered peaks. The present temple built in 18th century A.D. by Adi Shankracharya, stands adjacent to the site of earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with fixtures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door, a large statue of the Nandi bull stands as guard.
Dedicated to lord Shiva, the exquisitely architectured, Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. Built of extremely large heavy and evenly cut gray slabs of stones, it evokes wonder as to how these heavy slabs had been handled in the earlier days. The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for worship and mandap appt. for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A conical rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as lord Shiva in his sadashiva form.
Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Day 06 : Kedarnath To Gaurikund - Sonprayag: Morning after breakfast, trek down from Kedarnath to Gaurikund (14 km). After reaching Gaurikund, drive towards Sonprayag or Guptkashi. Guptkashi has a great importance because of its ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund. It is the place where two streams of the Ganga and Yamuna meet.
Night stay in Sonprayag/Guptkashi.
Day 07 : Sonprayag To Rishikesh: Get up early in the morning and take breakfast. Step out from hotel and drive back to Rishikesh from Sonprayag/Guptkashi.
After reaching Rishikesh our representative will take you to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 08 : Rishikesh To Delhi: Leave Rishikesh after breakfast for Delhi, arrive Delhi transfer to your next destination..........Tour end with happy memory.
Duration : 05 Days / 04 Nights
Destinations : Haridwar - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Badrinath - Rishikesh - Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi To Haridwar/Rishikesh: Received at Delhi railway station and straight drive to Rishikesh, Enroute visit Haridwar, Har ki pauri. Night stay at Rishikesh.
Day 02 : Haridwar To Joshimath: Leave Rishikesh/Haridwar early morning for Joshimath/Rudraprayag via Devprayag, Ruderprayag, Karanprayag and Nandprayag see those places famous for confluence of two great river and proceed to Joshimath via Chamoli and Pipalkoti. Arrived Joshimath late afternoon visit Adi guru Shankracharya seat Narshimha temple or a visit to Auli (famous winter hill resort for skiing) by lift chair car on extra cost. Night stay at Joshimath/Rudraprayag.
Day 03 : Joshimath To Badrinath: Leave Joshimath/Rudraprayag early in the morning for Badrinath ji reach Badrinath at 11 am.
Badrinath is one of the four dhams of the country and situated at an elevation of 3133 mts. above sea level, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as NAR & NARAYAN, with the towering NEEL KANTH PEAK providing a splendid back-drop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries, which gage it the name "Badri Van" meaning forest of berries. Facing the temple at the back of Alaknanda river there is a hot water spring known as TAPT KUND.
Dedicated to lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinathji is 15 mts. In height built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a bull and spire. Legend dates the temple prior to the Vedic age.
Day 04 : Badrinath To Rishikesh :After breakfast leave Badrinath to Rishikesh, enroute halt for lunch, arrive Rishikesh check into the hotel. Night stay at Rishikesh.
Day 05 : Rishikesh To Delhi: After breakfast leave Rishikesh to Dehi, enroute halt for lunch, arrive Delhi transfer to the railway station/airport for your next destination.
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