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Chardham Yatra 2019
Day 01: Haridwar – Barkot (Drive - 215 Kms/06 Hrs approx)
Start drive from Haridwar to Barkot via Dehradun and Mussoorie. On arrival check into a hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Barkot – Jankichatti (Drive - 45 Kms) & Jankichatti-Yamunotri-Jankichatti (Trek- 6 Kms one way) & Jankichatti – Barkot (Drive back – 45 Kms approx)
After early breakfast, drive towards Janki Chatti.On arrival, begin 6 Kms trek to Yamunotri. Once you reach, visit the main Yamunotri temple for Darshan; and seek the blessings of Goddess Yamuna Ji. After paying homage, trek back to Janki Chatti. From here, you will be driven back to hotel at Barkot. Dinner & overnight stay in the hotel.
‘‘Yamunotri is sacred place as the origin place of The River Yamuna. One of four sacred pilgrims of Uttarakhand. It is located at north of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. The temple was built by Amar Singh Thapa, Gurkha general in 18th century. Later the temple was damaged & renovated by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the 19th century. The source of Yamuna River lies in the Yamunotri Glacier which is at a height of 6,387 metres (20,955 ft) near the Bandarpunch peaks.’’
Day 03: Barkot – Uttarkashi (Drive - 100 Kms/04 hrs approx)
After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in at the hotel. At evening visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Uttarkashi – Gangotri (Drive - 100 Kms/04 hrs approx) Gangotri – Uttarkashi (Return drive- 100 Kms approx)
In the morning after an early breakfast, drive towards Gangotri. Upon arrival, take a holy dip in the river Ganges & offer prayer to the Goddess Ganges. After Darshan, drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
‘‘The holy Gangotri temple is located at this sacred town. It is believed that at this place River Ganges descended on the earth after severe penance of King Bhagirathi. The Gangotri Temple was built by the Gurkha general Amar Singh Thapa in early 18th century. The Ganges originates from Gaumakh which is accessible after 19 Kms trek from Gangotri. During winters temple remain inaccessible due to heavy snowfall so statue of Goddess Ganges is brought down to Mukhba, a small village in Harsil which lies on the way to the Gangotri Shrine.’’
Day 05: Uttarkashi– Guptkashi (Drive – 230 Kms/09 hrs approx)
After breakfast drive towards Guptkashi via Tehri. En-route visit the heritage city of Tehri and massive Tehri Dam. Then continue drive to Guptkashi. Upon arrival check in to a hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Guptkashi – Gaurikund (Drive – 30 Kms /45 mins approx) Gaurikund- Kedarnath (17 Kms trek- one way)
Start the drive at 0530 hrs sharp to Gaurikund. Upon arrival, start your journey on the zigzag and well laid trail to Kedarnath, you can either opt trekking or there are other options of pony or horse or Doli available on rent. You can have lunch at in-route places like Bheembali, Choti Limcholi, Badi Limcholi. On arrival, check into a hotel/Govt Tent (on direct payment basis). After freshen up & proceed for holy Darshan of Kedarnath Temple. At the holy shrine, you can also visit the Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi which is located in the temple premises. Overnight stay at Govt Tent/Lodge.
‘‘Kedarnath Dham is one of the pre-eminent divine temple of Lord Shiva. Temple is situated in a breath-taking location, near the source of Mandakini River. Kedarnath temple is highest located among the 12 Jyotirlingas and is also the most important temple among the Panch Kedars (group of five Shiva temples in Garhwal Himalayas).’’
Day 07: Kedarnath – Gaurikund (17 Kms trek) Gaurikund – Birahi (Drive – 140 Kms/05 hrsapprox)
Start early at around 0600 hrs from Kedarnath to reach Gaurikund on time, for further drive to Birahi. On arrival check into a hotel followed by dinner & overnight stay.
Day 08: Birahi – Badrinath (Drive – 85 Kms / 03 hr approx)
After breakfast drive to Badrinath. Upon arrival at Badrinath, check into a hotel. After freshen up and proceed for holy Darshan of Shri Badrinath ji. Take a holy dip in the TaptKund, followed by a visit to the main temple for Darshan to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Optional: Visit to Mana Village. Evening attend the evening Arti of Badrinath ji. Overnight stay at the hotel.
‘‘Badrinath Dham is located between the two mountains i.e. Nar and Narayan, Badrinath Dham or Badrinarayan temple is a holy shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The sacred temple is first among the four holiest Char Dham of India & prime among the Chota Char Dham of Uttarakhand. The majestic holy shrine is also one among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu.’’
Day 09: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (Drive- 160 Kms/06 hrs approx)
After morning Darshan of Badrinath ji, return back to the hotel for breakfast & check out. Later drive to Rudraprayag. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening at the leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Rudraprayag - Haridwar (Drive – 160 Kms/06 hrs approx)
After breakfast, start the drive to Haridwar. On arrival it’s time to conclude the lifetime religious tour of Chardham.
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