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Char Dham Yatra Tour Package
The Himalayan Char Dham is held in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The four shrines are the habitat of the Gods on earth and the sources of the sacred rivers in India, which as a result merge into one, the great Ganges. "Char Dham" is translated from Sanskrit as "the four abodes." These four temples are the most important places of pilgrimage in the Himalayas. The temple of the Goddess Yamuna located in Yamunotri at the sources of the Yamuna River. Temple of the Goddess Ganga in Gangotri. Shri Kedarnath Mandir Temple, the abode of Shiva, located in Kedarnath at the sources of the Mandakini River (it is also one of the five sacred places of the Shaivites in the Himalayas). And the temple of Shri Badrinath, dedicated to Vishnu at the origins of Alaknanda in Badrinath (also one of the four most sacred places of Vishnuism in India).
Arrival in Delhi to Indira Gandhi airport at 3-30. Meeting at the airport with the representative of the Sushant Travels. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Haridwar by the train of Shatabdi Express (Dehradun Shatabdi) at 06:45. Arrival to Haridwar at 11:22. Upon arrival, check in at the Park Grand Hotel (Dlx Room). Haridwar is one of the seven sacred cities of India. For believing Hindus, he serves as a gateway to the abode of the gods (in the translation "Hari" - God and "dvar" - the gate). Being one of the oldest cities in the world, Haridwar was mentioned in ancient Hindu epics. There are no majestic temples, ancient fortresses or luxurious palaces in Haridwar. The main attraction of Haridwar is the very clean and fast Ganges. The main place of ablution is ghat Hari Ki Pauri. Built in the first century BC, it serves as the holiest place for bathing, as the legend says that when the divine bird of Garuda rushed to heaven, a few drops of Amrita (a drink of the Gods) fell from the jug in this place. The name of this ghat means "The Foot of the Lord." It is said that the trace on the stone wall belongs to the god Vishnu. Ghat Hari Ki Pauri denotes the place from which the holy Ganges begins to flow along the plain. According to legend, the legendary King of Bhagirath in the Hindu mythology moved the Ganges from heaven to earth in order to save from sin and save the souls of his ancestors. Haridwar is the first city in which the Ganges River finally leaves the Himalayas and begins its long journey to the Bay of Bengal. Visiting temples and sightseeing Haridwar. Presence at the Arathi evening ceremony on the Ganges. Overnight at hotel in Haridwar.
After breakfast, early departure from Haridwar to Barkot. On the way, stop at Mussoorie, the queen of the mountains, for lunch. Mussoorie is the famous British mountain resort. In clear weather, the Mussoorie ridges overlook the Dehradun Valley (the capital of Uttarakhand state) and snowy peaks of the Great Himalayan Range. The next stop is Hanuman-Chatti, a small village known for cave temples located near the village. On this day the road goes along the Yamuna River. Arrival and accommodation at Barkot. Rest and overnight in Hotel.
In the morning, transfer to Janki-Chatti ("Chatti" - stop on the way of pilgrims) on a jeep. Here begins the track. A winding mountain path leads to Yamunotri - the source of the Yamuna River and the habitat of the goddess of the same name. The Yamuna River is the second most important river in India after the Ganges. It appears from the Champasar Glacier on Kalinda Parvat Mountain and the frozen Lake Saptarišhi Kund, at an altitude of 4,421 m. It is believed that the bathing taken in the sacred waters of the Yamuna relieves of painful death. This is because the Yamuna is the sister of Yama, the God of Death. In Yamunotri, you can take part in the worship service in the temple. On the trail, you can go on foot, or ride a pony (for an additional fee). Visiting the temple and sacred thermal springs. The most famous thermal lake is named after the sun god Surya Kund. Return to Janki-Chatti. Stay overnight.
In the morning after breakfast transfer to Uttarkashi, visit the famous temple Vishwanath, dedicated to the god Shiva. According to legend, the first temple on this site was founded by Parashurama. In the temple, there is the Shivalingam 60 cm high and 90 cm in circumference. Accommodation at the Hotel. In the evening, walk around the city and visit the market.
In the morning drive to Gangotri. On the way, you will get to know the valley of Harsil and the hot springs in Gangnani. Geographically, the most sacred river of Hindu Indians begins where three sacred mountain rivers merge: Alaknanda, Mandakini, and Bhagiratha. They all originate in the glaciers of the Garhwal Himalayas. This place is called "Gomukh" (cow's muzzle). At 19 km from Gomukha, downstream is the village of Gangotri, where a statue of Ganga Devi lives in the temple. Gangotri is located in the zone of cedar forests. This unique place has for Hindus exceptional importance and holiness. Pilgrims come here from all parts of the country. Upon arrival in Gangotri, visit the temple. After darshan, return to Uttarkashi. Accommodation at the Hotel.
Drive to Guptakashi, on the way visit Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Guptakashi ("hidden Kashi") - a temple city with beautiful views of the snowy peaks, located in the Garhwal Himalayas, is one of the most important and beautiful pilgrimage centers. It is believed that the Pandavas after the Battle of Kurukshetra, described in the Mahabharata, wanted to redeem their guilt before Shiva for fratricide. He wanted to avoid meeting them in Kashi and went to Guptakashi in the shape of a bull Nandi. Bhima exposed the deity, and the brothers tried to grab the bull by the tail and paws, but he disappeared into the cave to return in five different forms of Shiva. This disappearance gave the name of the city. Also, the myth says that it was here that Shiva proposed Parvati. The main temple of the city is dedicated to Shiva as Vishwanath (ruler of the world). And 2 kilometers from the city there is Lake Gandhi Sarovar, where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were scattered. Visit the temples of Guptakashi. Overnight Stay at the hotel..
In the morning drive to Gaurikund. Gaurikund is a small town located on the bank of the Mandakini River. There are only a couple of streets running parallel to the river, which ends in a trail at Kedarnath. Along the streets, there are many shops where tourists can buy warm clothes, raincoats, oxygen bottles (if necessary), discs with mantras and spiritual Indian music. Gaurikund has his own legend. While Shiva meditated in Kedarnath, the goddess Parvati (she also Gauri) was waiting for her fiancé and taking healing baths in the local thermal baths ("Kund" - bathhouse). In the city, you can take a dip in the thermal springs and visit the temple of Devi Gauri. Track to Kedarnath 14 km (or on a pony). Visit the famous Kedarnath temple. Overnight stay in Kedarnath.
Early in the morning visit the temples of Kedarnath. Then come back on foot or on a pony in Gaurikund. If desired, take a bath in the hot springs in Gaurikund. Visit the temple of Triyuginarayan. Free time and rest. Return to Guptakashi. Overnight.
After breakfast drive to Badrinath, on the way if possible stop in Karanprayag and Nandprayag. Badrinath - a village located at an altitude of 3133 m, protected by the mountains of Nara and Narayana on the banks of the Alakananda River. The place of the phenomenon and the abode of Nara-Narayana, which along with Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath are revered as one of the four Garhwal shrines. The name of the temple "Badrinath" is associated with the ancient tradition, according to which Lord Visnu performed austerity in this place. In order to save her husband from the scorching rays of the sun, the goddess Lakshmi took the form of the Vishal-Badari tree (Great fig tree), covering the god under the shadow of the branches. Satisfied with the devotion of his wife, Lord Vishnu said that from now on this place will bear her name. The gates of the temple are only open six months a year. This is due to extreme weather conditions in the Himalayas. At the entrance to the temple, there are sacred hot springs. Those who wish can visit the village of Mana - located on the Indo-Tibetan border and the Vasundhara waterfall. Overnight stay at the hotel in Badrinath.
Transfer from Badrinath to Rudraprayag. The city stands at the confluence of two great sacred rivers - Mandakini and Mahaalaknanda. The first originates from the icy snows above Kedarnath, and the second from the heights of the Himalayas because of Badrinath. Both are sacred to the Hindus, at the confluence they give rise to the sacred river Alaknanda. Accommodation in the hotel.
Transfer to Rishikesh, on the way to the stop in Devprayag - the site of the confluence of two sacred rivers: Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. In this place of confluence, the great Ganges originates, here it finds its name. In ancient times in this place the Vedic sage Devasharma performed austerities for a long time, therefore the place was called Devaprayag. Visit the ancient temple on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. Upon arrival in Rishikesh, accommodation in the hotel. Walk around the city. In the evening, a visit to the Aarti ceremony on the Ganges - the descent of lamps to the water. Under the sound of temple bells and hymns, ministers in orange robes lower the lighted candles onto the water. When the sun finally settles over the horizon, the surface of the water is strewn with floating lights. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.