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Char Dham (Ex-Haridwar)

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chardham haridwar

Haridwar

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination:Haridwar – Barkot – Yamunotri – Uttarkashi- Gangotri – Guptkashi- Kedarnath- Rudraprayag- Badrinath- Rudraprayag - Haridwar
Validity: From May’2015 Onwards

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar – Barkot (220kms/7hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Hotel, Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

 

Day 02: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive & 7kms Trek (one side)}
Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), 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 Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.

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 03: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. 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. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

 

Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3hr 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. 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.

 

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 06: 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 KedarnathTemple. 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 GauriTemple. 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 07: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (19Kms Down Trek & 75kms/4hr by Road)
Early morning, after TempleDarshan 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 08: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (160kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit BadrinathTemple. There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the SaraswatiRiver. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. 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 NeelkanthPeak 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.

MataMurtyTemple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include SeshNetraTemple, UrvashiTemple and Charanpaduka.

ManaVillage : 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.

 

Day 09: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165kms/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). Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

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 NitiValley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 10: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)
Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End.
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.

 

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI / MAPAI Basis (As mention above).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle 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): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

TOTAL PAX

(Min.)

 

Transportation

(Exclusive)

 

Guide

 

 

Premium

Package

(MAPAI)

Luxury

Package (MAPAI)

Deluxe Package (CPAI)

Superior Package (EPAI)

02

Tata Indigo    X

Rs. 37,265/-

Rs. 32,465/-

Rs. 28,100/-

Rs. 21,775/-

02

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga    X

Rs. 41,265/-

Rs. 36,465/-

Rs. 32,100/-

Rs. 25,775/-

02

Innova    X

Rs. 42,765/-

Rs. 37,965/-

Rs. 33,600/-

Rs. 27,275/-

04

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga    X

Rs. 32,515/-

Rs. 27,615/-

Rs. 23,250/-

Rs. 16,925/-

04

Innova    X

  Rs. 33,265/-

Rs. 28,365/-

Rs. 24,000/-

Rs. 17,675/-

06

Tavera / Xylo    X

Rs. 29,515/-

Rs. 24,715/-

Rs. 20,350/-

Rs. 14,025/-

06

Innova    X

Rs. 30,015/-

Rs. 25,215/-

Rs. 20,850/-

Rs. 14,525/-

06

Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)    X

Rs. 32,680/-

Rs. 27,880/-

Rs. 23,520/-

Rs. 17,195/-

08

Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)    X

Rs. 30,390/-

Rs. 25,565/-

Rs. 21,200/-

Rs. 14,875/-

10

Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)    X

Rs. 28,915/-

Rs. 24,165/-

Rs. 19,800/-

Rs. 13,475/-

12

Mini Coach (15 Seater)    X

Rs. 30,915/-

Rs. 26,265/-

Rs. 21,900/-

Rs. 15,575/-

14

Mini Coach (15 Seater)    X

Rs. 29,895/-

Rs. 25,195/-

Rs. 20,835/-

Rs. 14,510/-

16

Tempo Traveler +ToyotaInnova  Incld.

Rs. 30,000/-

Rs. 25,350/-

Rs. 20,990/-

Rs. 14,665/-

16

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)  Incld.

Rs. 31,375/-

Rs. 26,725/-

Rs. 22,365/-

Rs. 16,040/-

18

Tempo Traveler x 02  Incld.

Rs. 30,150/-

Rs. 25,525/-

Rs. 21,165/-

Rs. 14,840/-

18

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)  Incld.

Rs. 30,485/-

Rs. 25,860/-

Rs. 21,495/-

Rs. 15,170/-

20

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)  Incld.

Rs. 29,765/-

Rs. 25,115/-

Rs. 20,750/-

Rs. 14,425/-

20

Tempo Traveler x 02  Incld.

Rs. 29,465/-

Rs. 24,815/-

Rs. 20,450/-

Rs. 14,125/-

CPAI SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)

 NIL

NIL

NIL

Rs. 1,200.00

Extra Mattress / Extra Person

Rs. 12,900.00

Rs. 10,800.00

Rs. 7,500.00

Rs. 3,450.00

MAPAI SUPPLEMENT(Daily Breakfast & Dinner)

 NIL

 NIL

Rs. 2,450.00

Rs. 3,000.00

 

 

 

EPAI: ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI: ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI: ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

 

HOTELS

HOTELS DETAILS:– 

P r e m i u m   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P A I )

Barkot / Kharadi (02 Nights) The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents) / Yamunotri Cottage (Cottages)
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Shivparivar (A/C) / Great Ganga (A/C) / Shivlinga (A/C Premium)
Guptkashi (01 Night) The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents) / Himalayan Comforts (Cottages)
Kedarnath (01 Night) Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House
Rudraprayag (02 Nights) Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Sarovar Portico / Hotel Snow Crest

 


COST INCLUDES (Premium & Lux. 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 with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

L u x u r y   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P A I )

Badkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Camp Veda (Swiss Tents)
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Shivparivar (A/C) / Great Ganga (A/C) / Shivlinga (A/C Premium)
Guptkashi / Sitapur (01 Night) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort
Kedarnath (01 Night) Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House
Rudraprayag (02 Nights) Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Sarovar Portico / Hotel Snow Crest

 

D e l u x e   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s  ( C P A I )

Barkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Camp Veda (Swiss Tents)
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Shikhar Nature Resort (Swiss Tents)
Guptkashi / Sitapur (01 Night) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort
Kedarnath (01 Night) Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House
Rudraprayag (02 Night) Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)

 

S u p e r i o r    P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( E P A I )

Badkot/ Jankichatti (02 Nights) Chauhan Annexe (S.Dlx) / Athithi Niwas / Inder Palace
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Sriniwas
Guptkashi (01 Night) Hotel Mritunjay Palace
Kedarnath (01 Night) Punjab Sindh Awas / Agra House
Rudraprayag (02 Nights) Hotel Tulsi / Shangrilla Resort
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Charan Paduka / Hotel Dwarikesh

 

 

COST INCLUDES (Dlx., Reg. & Std. Package):
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI Basis (As mention above)., Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle 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.

 

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