Amongst the four Char Dham, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Moreover, people also visit Hemkund Sahib in the vicinity, which is one of the highest located religious sites in the country. Thus, pilgrims visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation, by the blessings of the Lord.
The great Himalayas are known as an abode to several Hindu Gods and in Uttarakhand, there are a number of the most sacred Hindu temples. There are four very famous temples named Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath which are communally known as Char Dham and the journey of these four sacred shrines is called Char Dham Package. The Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand is considered as one of the most propitious journeys for the Hindu devotees and this yatra is done by a lot of pilgrims from all over the world. The valour of the Gods and the natural beauty of the great Himalayas are an ideal combination that enhances the religious and spiritual affection of the Char Dham Package. Kindly go through the following description of all the four sacred shrines of Char Dham Package:
On arrival at Delhi Airport /Railways station meet our representative and drive to Haridwar.On arrival check in at the hotel.Go for evening Aarti at Har ki Pauri.Overnight stay at the Hotel. (Sight Seeing:- Bharat Mata Mandir Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi, Daksh Prajapati Mandir. (Haridwar)
After breakfast proceeds to Barkot via Mussoorie.Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure.It is suggested on Reaching Barkot go for proper rest. Acclimatize your mind and body to start a trek next day(6KM) to Yamunotri from Janaki Chatti.Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel. Sight-Seeing:-Kempty Fall (Mussoorie)
Take very early morning breakfast and drive to Jankichatti from where your 5Km one-way trekking to Yamunotri starts. Upon arrival at Yamunotri offer your prayer to Yamunotri temple with boiled rice. After spending some time return back to base camp and drive to Barkot. Dinner and overnight stay at Barkot. Yamunotri (First Dham): Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is one of the four sites in Indias Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, a source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrines in Chardham yatra. Close to the temple is hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities, Surya Kund is the most important kund. Near the Surya Kund, there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshipped before puja at the main temple.
Post breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in at a hotel.Evening free for your own activities. Uttarkashi is describing as the Kashi of North since all the features of it, is almost similar to the original Kashi (One of the most auspicious places for the Hindus).Dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi. (Sight Seeing:- Radi Ghati, Shiv Gufa, Kashi Vishwanath temple(Maa Durga trishool)
After getting refresh and having Breakfast drive to Gangotri.Pay your tribute to the Mata Ganga and spending some time there, return back to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi. (Sight Seeing:- Harsil View from upside, Bhairav Ghati, Lanka bridge, Gangnani(Hot and cold water spring). Gangotri (Second Dham): The origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Gurkha general Amar Singh Thapa. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges.
After breakfast drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Post breakfast drive to base camp near Sitapur from where you have to trek to Kedarnath. After completing all registration formality start you trekking for Kedarnath. On arrival at Kedarnath stay at Government made Camps with your own cost which will be nominal. Kedarnath (Third Dham)-Kedarnath, the remotest and the most magnificent of the dhams, is located in Lord Shiva’s own country. The sheer majesty of the shrine’s natural setting – the towering mountains mantled in snow, the tumbling streams and rivers, and green meadows and forests -- and the arduous trek that gets you to it, serve to further cement the deep-rooted faith that this temple inspires in the devout. This is one sacred site that has remained almost unchanged for centuries and has a spiritual energy all its own. For the devotee of Lord Shiva this is the last frontier for the ultimate path to salvation.
Next morning after getting darshan of Load Kedarnath start you return trekking to Sitapur base camp and drive to Guptkashi. Dinner and overnight stay at Guptkashi.
After early breakfast drive to Badrinath. On arrival check in at hotel. After fresh up go for the darshan of Load Badrinath. Dinner and overnight stay at Badrinath. (Sight Seen:-Narsimh Mandir(jyoshimath), Auli by ropeway Asia Highest Cable Car(Additonal Cost –INR 700 per person). Badrinath (Forth Dham)- Badrinath and its route is for the newcomer, a journey of initiation. For those who are visiting the shrine, the landmarks and vistas forever provide a newer view, a different emotion, and a further nuance to an experience in memory. The journey to Badrinath can sometimes be unforgiving, but only to a closed mind. The people visiting the shrine are but the faces of the country. A journey from Rishikesh to Badrinath, to borrow from one of Sir Edmund Hillary’s expeditions, is, in many ways, a journey from the ocean to the sky, as much mental as physical. And another route to heaven – and spiritual liberation.
After very early breakfast drive to Rudra Prayag. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Rudraprayag /Kirti Nagar. (Sight Seeing:-Rudraprayag, Karna Prayag, Nand Prayag, Vishnu Prayag, Dev Prayag(Sangam of all holy rivers)
After breakfast drive to Haridwar en-route visiting Rishikesh. Overnight stay at the Haridwar. (Sight Seeing:-Ram jhoola, laxman jhoola, geeta bhawan, pramarth niketan, then aarti h pramarth niketan(Rishikesh)
After breakfast drive to Delhi – proceed for onward journey.
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