Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. At Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the Tapt kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila.
Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs near temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
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.
Gangotri Temple: The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
Guptakashi: 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 Guptkashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled.
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. 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.
When talking regarding Hindu “pilgrimage tours in India” the name of Himalayas comes to mind without delay for its mountains since time immemorial has have spiritual connotations close to it. Also, known as the ultimate abode of Gods, the tours in this land is highly taxing. One such significant and pilgrimage yatra which takes place yearly in July-August to the abode of Lord Shiva at Amarnath Caves in Jammu and Kashmir. The most renowned and the most religious of all Hindu pilgrimages “Char Dham Yatra” includes visit to four sacred abode of almighty at Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Other recognized Hindu pilgrimage places in the country are Vaishno Devi, Haridwar, Varansi, Rishikesh, Vrindavan and more. “Char Dham” is referred to the 4 Hindu religious destinations in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand state of India. These are Yamuntori, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Be located in the circuit of magnificent Himalayas, these four designations are the holy center of spiritual activity in north-India. Conventionally, the “Char Dham Yatra” is start from the West to East. Accordingly, the Yatra begin point from Yamunotri, after that going on to Gangotri and to end with Kedarnath and Badrinath. Yamunotri and Gangotri are devoted to goddess Yamuna and Ganga respectively. Alternatively, Kedarnath is devoted to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is devoted to Lord Vishnu. In addition, tourists like too visit Hemkund Sahib in the surrounding area, which is one of the highest, sited spiritual sites in the country. So, pilgrims visit all these designations in desire of washing away their sins and to achieve salvation, with the blessings of the Lord.
This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
Yamunotri take holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja.
Visit the Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple.
Visit the Gangotri Temple.
‘Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva.
Tapt Kund, take bath and Devoted to Lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinath Ji darshan.
Visit to Mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Mata Murti temple.
Visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula.
DAY 01 : HARIDWAR TO BARKOT
On arrival in Haridwar, pickup and proceed to Barkot. Barkot is an attractive hill-station which is placed on the foot of Yamunotri. As you drive during Mussoorie, you can visit the well-known Kempty Falls on your way. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel. Relax of the day and refresh for the yatra of Yamunotri the next day. After dinner, overnight stay in hotel at Barkot.
DAY 02 : BARKOT TO YAMUNOTRI TO BARKOT
After morning breakfast, here you will start the yatra of Yamunotri. You have a choice of hiring palki or a horse (own pay) for your trek. On entrance by afternoon in Yamunotri take holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja. Return back through the same way back to Barkot hotel. After dinner, overnight stay in hotel at Barkot.
DAY 03 : BARKOT TO UTTARKASHI
After breakfast, check-out from the Barkot hotel and drive to Uttarkashi. On the entrance check-in the hotel. Uttarkashi is positioned on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples and Ashrams. In the sunset, visit the well-known Vishwanath Temple. After dinner, overnight stay in hotel at Uttarkashi.
DAY 04 : UTTARKASHI TO GANGOTRI TO UTTARKASHI
Early morning breakfast and drive to Gangotri. Upon entrance at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Visit the Gangotri Temple. After performing Pooja late afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi. After dinner, overnight stay in hotel at Uttarkashi.
DAY 05 : UTTARKASHI TO GUPTKASHI
Depart for your next destination, Guptkashi after having your breakfast early in the daybreak. On reaching, check-in to the hotel. Guptkashi is placed at a distance of 47 km from the holy shrine, Kedarnath. The town holds immense religious importance as it houses well-known ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple. Have your dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY 06 : GUPTKASHI TO SONPRAYAG TO KEDARNATH
Early sunrise after breakfast check-out from the hotel, and drive to Sonprayag. From where, you will start your 20 km trek to Kedarnath. On arrival check-in at hotel and after dinner, overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07 : KEDARNATH TO SONPRAYAG TO GUPTKASHI
Early sunrise you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the ‘Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. After darshan and puja you come out of the temple and go back to the hotel. Afterward you will begin the go back trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for you in Sonprayag car parking and drive to your hotel (Guptkashi). After dinner, overnight stay in hotel at Guptkashi.
DAY 08 : GUPTKASHI TO BADRINATH
This sunrise, you check-out of the hotel at 06:00 am and start driving towards your next destination, Badrinath. On the arrival check-in to the hotel. After dinner, overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 09 : BADRINATH TO SRINAGAR
Early morning go to temple and after darshan return back to hotel and after breakfast check-out the hotel and proceed to Srinagar. On reaching Srinagar, check-in to the hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day or travel around the loveliness of Srinagar. After dinner, stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 10 : SRINAGAR TO RISHIKESH TO HARIDWAR DEPARTURE
Early morning, after breakfast, you drive downhill to Rishikesh a religious city and the Yoga capital of the world. On reaching Rishikesh, going to places of interest. Visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Sunset drive to Haridwar. On arrival Haridwar drop at railway station.
Char Dham Opening & Closing Date
Yamunotri Opening Date: 27th April 2020 || Closing Date: 28th October 2020
Gangotri Opening Date: 26th April 2020 || Closing Date: 27th October 2020
Kedarnath Opening Date: 29th April 2020 || Closing Date: 29th October 2020
Badrinath Opening Date: 15th May 2020 || Closing Date: 30th November 2020
YATRA PACKAGE PRICE (INR): PER PERSON BASIS
INR 26,350/- Per Adult
INR 20,750/- Per Adult
INR 22,600/- Per Adult
INR 21,750/- Per Adult
INR 19,980/- Per Adult
INR 19,980/- Per Adult
INR 20,100/- Per Adult
INR 19,650/- Per Adult
INR 19,250/- Per Adult
PRICE INCLUDES & EXCLUDES
All transfers as per the itinerary and program you opt as per your comfort.
09 nights stay in hotel sharing basis.
All buffet breakfast and dinner veg. at the accommodation mentioned only with morning tea.
All hotel accommodation days on double/ triple/ four sharing basis.
Transport Used: 2&3 Person For Dzire/ Sedan, 4&5 Person For Innova/ Ertiga, 8 Person For Tempotraveller.
All transfers, excursions and sightseeing as per the itinerary basis by dedicated vehicle.
Parking and all transport related expense including driver services.
All toll taxes, parking fees, fuel and driver’s allowances.
All transport and hotels related taxes.
24/7 hour helpline.
Assistance on arrival.
Any Air/ Train/ Helicopter Fare.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips and gratuity, mineral water, soft and hard drinks, porterage etc.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
Entrance fees and guide charges.
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc. (to be borne by the client, who is directly payable on the spot).
Any increase in taxes or fuel price at the time of departure, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
Still camera/ video camera charger.
Kedarnath Helicopter ticket charge.
GST 5% Extra in total billing amount.
OVERNIGHT STAY PLACE
Hotel Chauhan/ Hotel Bharat Palace/ Similar
Hotel Neelkant Palace/ Similar
Hotel Vishwanath Residency/ Hotel New Pandey/ Similar
Hotel Behl Aashram/ Hotel Shri Bikaner House/ Similar
Hotel Patliputra/ Similar
Hotel Ashirwad/ Hotel Angel/ Similar
TAXI / COACH
Haridwar to Haridwar Transport.
On Request (Extra Charges)
On Request (Extra Charges)
On Request (Extra Charges)
On Request (Extra Charges)
On Request (Extra Charges)
Rates are not valid for Festive peak season.
Rates are based on hotels subject to availability at the time of making reservation. In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
Rates are subject to change if there is any fair and festival, major conference, events in travel destination.
Early check-in/ late checks-out is subject to availability of rooms. In Char Dham sector maximum hotels are preferring 12:00 Noon check-in and check-out timing.
Cancellation charges would be as per the company policy.
Vehicle confirmed will be as per Itinerary and not at disposal.
All sightseeing mentioned are subject to weather conditions, political conditions and traffic conditions in the destination.
Any cancellation or delay in hotel check-in due to third party services (like helicopter/ pony/ palaki), the retention will be charged. The next allocation for the hotels on same destination is subject to the availabilities.
Any sightseeing missed due to natural calamities/ weather conditions/ for any unforeseen reasons is non-refundable or non-adjustable.
All entrances fees will be on direct payment basis as per Itinerary.
It is not advisable to travel in night, if necessary supplement charge applicable.
Deposit of 50% of the package cost at the time of booking.
Need 25% payment of the package cost, 30 days prior to departure date.
Need 100% payment of the package cost, 15 days prior to departure date.
10% of full tour cost – 45 days prior to arrival.
25% of full tour cost – 30 days prior to arrival.
50% of full tour cost – between 15 and 29 days prior to yatra.
75% of full tour cost – between 14 and 7 days prior to yatra.
100% – within 7 days prior to yatra.
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
GESHNA PRAKRITI YATRA
NAME OF THE BANK
STATE BANK OF INDIA
CURRENT ACCOUNT NUMBER
BAWANA, NARELA ROAD
BANK BRANCH ADDRESS
BAWANA, NARELA ROAD, NORTH-WEST, DELHI – 110039 INDIA.
Please note that after the finalization of the tour service cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments/ museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.
We will not be responsible for any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.