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20352- Mr. Upendra Shroff x 4 Adults  11 NIGHT / 12 DAYS
Chardham  Package  Deluxe: INR INR 2,11,600
 1N Haridwar-2N Barkot-2N Uttrakashi-1N Guptakashi-1N Kedarnath-1N Karanprayag-1N Badrinath-1N Joshimath- 1N Rishikesh

16 May        Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs) HT : 314 MTS.

Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Pickup by  ( Ac. Will work on This Day and Last Day only ). Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. If time permits visit Mansadevi Temple, Chandidevi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temples & Others. Also visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual. Chandi Devi Temple Back to your hotel, Night halt.

17 May               Haridwar – Barkot (210kms/7-8hr)  HT : 1352 MTS.
Drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, enroute visit Kempty Fall (Suggestible to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further no good restaurants are available before Badkot).  Later drive straight to Barkot, transfer to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Barkot.
Barkot is known for its scenic natural beauty. Located at the confluence of Yamuna and tons rivers. At an elevation of over 4,000 ft, apple orchards ringed by the Himalayan range.  Barkot offers panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains of Bandar Poonch. Barkot is an important stopover en route to Yamunotri and Gangotri, among the four Char Dham Pilgrimages.

Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold,temp ranges from 10 deg to 05 deg.

18 May                  Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)}   HT : 3235 MTS.
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. Return back to Barkot, Overnight stay.

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.

19 May           Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)  HT :1352 MTS.
Drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.

Vishwanath temple – Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per Skunda Puran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Shakti temple – Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is erected over here

20 May          Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)  HT : 3048 MTS.
Early morning drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees, and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Return back to Uttarkashi. Overnight 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.

21 May      Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)  HT : 1319 MTS.
Drive straight to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.

Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.

22 May      Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road & 19kms Trek) 
After medical check-up proceed to Phata Trek take helicopter to Kedarnath (3584 mts) .Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay.
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 remaining 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.

23 May       Kedarnath – Karanprayag (19Kms Down Trek & 30kms/1hr by Road)
Early morning, after Temple Darshan  drive to Karanprayag. Check in Hotel. Night Halt.
24 May       Karanprayag – Badrinath (121kms/4hr)  HT : 3133 MTS.

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.

25 May      Badrinath – Mana Village –  Joshimath (Approx. 2 Hrs Drive)
Darshan at Badrinath/ Visit Mana Village. After breakfast Proceed for Joshimath by surface approx. 45 kms. Reach Joshimath and check in Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

26 May        Joshimath – Rishikesh (250 km, 7 hours’ drive)
Morning after breakfast,  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. On arrival check inn at hotel. Later visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Sivananda Ashram and Gita Kutir Tapovan Ashram. Overnight at the hotel.

27 May              Rishikesh- Delhi (256 km, 7 hours’ drive)

After Breakfast , depart to Delhi approx 256 kms / 07 hrs. Drop at railway station.

Package Rates are per Couple in INR and details as below

Rates Per Couple  Standard
Package cost 04 Adults INR 52,900*4 – 2,11,600
Train fare
Package Cost INR 2,11,600
Food Included 10 Breakfast
Taxi  Ac Innova crysta ( Ac. Will not work on hills)
Hotel in Haridwar – 16th May La casa
Hotel In Barkot – 17th & 18th May Hotel Shiva Barkot/Devbhoomi
Hotel in Uttarkashi – 19th & 20th May Hotel KNB Heritage
Hotel in guptakashi – 21st May Kedar Valley ResortKedar River Retreat
Hotel in Kedarnath – 22nd May Sunil Guest house – No Meals
Hotel in  Karna Prayag – 23rd May
Hotel in  Badrinath – 24th May Dwarikesh / Patliputra
 Hotel in Joshimath – 25th May Hotel Uday Palace // Hotel Grand
Hotel in Rishikesh – 26th May Rishikesh Grand

  Inclusions

  • Accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels -02 Rooms
  • Meals as per above Table. breakfast  basis
  •  Ac Innova crysta ( Ac. Will not work on hills)
  • Taxi cost includes Toll, Entry & Parking
Excludes

  • Air/Rail fare
  • Any meals other than specified in above table
  • Any sightseeing other than specified above
  • Entrance fees for any sightseeing and Guide charges
  • Any items of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
Please Note :-

  • Please brief to guest that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
  • If the above hotels are not available similar category hotels will be used
  • Itinerary and price is subject to change. Additional charges will be applicable for extra sightseeing
  • The quotation is based on Standard room. You can upgrade to a higher room category by paying an extra cost depending on availability
  • The hotel rooms are subject to availability. The above given prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Hotel check in is 1400hrs. and checkout would be 1000hrs. Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability
  • Vehicle will be provided for transfers and sightseeing as per above table. Ask us for other vehicle options
 General train timings and schedule Presently Available Train Fare: 3500*4 – 14,000

Date Train Departure Arrival    Fare
15 May CSMT ASR EXPRESS (11057) 07:50 | BURHANPUR 03:40 | NEW DELHI 2AC 2100 Per Person
27 May ASR CSMT EXP (11058) 20:40 | NEW DELHI 15:23 | BURHANPUR 3AC 1400 Per person