Gangotri Yamunotri Yatra Ex Haridwar | 04 Night/05 Days

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Do Dham yatra means the yatra of Two Dhams out of four Dhams there are four Dhams in Uttarakhand, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath. all four are sacred places in Uttarakhand for Hindus, But Do Dham yatra mainly considered as the yatra of only two dhams Gangotri and Yamunotri these two dhams holds so much religious importance for Hindu in India.

Gangotri and Yamunotri – do dham yatra will take you to the two famous Hindu pilgrimage destinations associated with the goddess Ganga & Yamuna.Both these are the well-head of the most holy river Ganga & Yamuna. The 6 day long journey is your chance to answer the higher calling within you.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 5days & 04 nights
  • India: (1) Uttarakhand
  • Tour Type: Daily
  • Ages: 0- 65+
  • Starting Point:Haridwar
  • Ending Point:Haridwar
Introduction

Gangotri and Yamunotri – do dham yatra will take you to the two famous Hindu pilgrimage destinations associated with the goddess Ganga & Yamuna.Both these are the well-head of the most holy river Ganga & Yamuna. The 6 day long journey is your chance to answer the higher calling within you.

Day

Pickup from haridwar railway Station go for local S/seen visit Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula & Swargaashram, return back to Hotel then drive to Barkot via Mussoorie En-route visit Kempty fall. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel..

  • Stay at Hotel Overnight
  • Trip Duration: / 07-08 hrs

After an early breakfast proceed to Yamunotri, 50 Kms drive up to Jankichatti then 6 Kms. trek to Yamunotri, here 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 and having “Darshan” of “Yamunaji”. Drive back to Barkot. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.

YAMUNOTRI:Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the source of revered river Yamuna which originates from the Champasar Glacier lying 1 km ahead of the shrine situated at an elevation of 3235mts above sea level. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer Pooja at the temple itself. Yamunotri was the home of an ancient sage Asit Muni. Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun just like Yama who is considered his son. It is believed that Yama would not torment any person at the time of death who takes a holy dip in Yamuna, his sister.

SURYA KUND: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important is Surya Kund.

  • stay at Hotel
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30

After breakfast drive to 100 Km. to reach Uttarkashi. Check in to hotel, evening free for leisure & local attractions. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.

Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers; Varuna and Ashi, whose water flow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevated, at a height of 1588 meters, this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and Ghats and likewise, a north or ‘Uttar’ facing river. The major temple is the Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area. These are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. It is said, that once there were 365 temples here. Hiuen Tsang referred to this place as Brahma Puran, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug, Kashi will be submerged, and Uttarkashi will replace it as an important religious centre.

  • stay at Hotel
  • Trip Duration: 3 hrs

After breakfast leave for Gangotri early in the morning, Post offering prayers & pooja darshan at Gangotri Temple later drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.

GANGOTRI:Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great “Deva Yagna” here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made up of white granite.

  • Stay at Hotel
  • trip time: 8am - 4.30px

After early Breakfast drive to Haridwar, on arrival Haridwar check in to hotel, Visit Mansadevi & Chandidevi Temples in the evening & participate in famous Ganga Arti at Har-ki-Pauri. Later drive to haridwar railway station drop.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual. HARIDWAR:

  • stay at Hotel
  • Trip Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

What's included

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  • Meals

    4 breakfast & 3 dinners

  • Transport

    Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet

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  • What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Entry Fees/ Departure Taxes

Information & FAQ

Useful things to know before you go

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How do I visit Chardham Yatra Circuit and Temples?

Chardham Yatra can be starts either from Delhi or Haridwar as being a capital of India, Delhi is connected with almost entire World & all major Cities of India through various flight connections and Trains. Road connectivity from Delhi to Haridwar is very good as by road it is just 210 km/ 5 hours drive (approx). One can travel by air from Delhi to Dehradun (Joly Grant Aiport) which is just 41 Km away (1 hrs drive approx) from Haridwar. Nearest Railway station of Haridwar is just 16 Km before of "Har-Ki-Pauri" (Haridwar) and train journey from Delhi to Haridwar takes only 4-5 hrs approx. Chardham Yatra starts from Delhi-Hardiwar-Barkot-Yamunotri-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Rudraprayag-Badrinath-Joshimath-Srinagar(Garwal)-Rishikesh-Delhi. These places can be covered in approx 12 days from Delhi to Delhi and from Haridwar to Haridwar it takes approx 11 days.

FAQ

Every Year Chardham Yatra begins from the month of April or May onwards and continues until October/November as the doors of all four temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yumunotri & Gangotri) remain open till the day of "Diwali Festival" which is celebrated every year during the month the month of October/November. "Diwali festival-Also called Deepawali" is considered as one of the main festival of Hindus and dates of this festival to be decided by the holy saints/Gurus/Priests according to Hindu calendar). After Diwali doors of all temples remain close for the next five or six months due to heavy snow fall and very cold weather as all these temples are located in the remote places of Himalayan Mountain where life is not easy to survive due to uncertain weather conditions.

Chardham Yatra is considered is as one of the toughest Yatra in Himalayan region, so don't take it lightly as one should physically and mentally fit to travel this circuit. Weather of Char Dham Circuit is very uncertain as temperature changes almost three times in a day since day time is hot and evening is pleasant but nights are some time very cold. It is advisable to take heavy woollen cloths such as warm Jacket, Coat, Sweater, Gloves & woollen socks and good walking shoes with grip, slippers & sandals, first aid kit. Also carry Insect repellent or lotions to avoid any mosquito infection. One can carry rain coat as well as some time its rain in this circuit as weather can be changed at any time here.

Don't forget to bring personal medicines during your trip to Char Dham Circuit if you are patient of any such dieses like any kind of allergies, diabetes or asthma or any such conditions that may require emergency treatment and are specially advised to carry prescriptions of the medicines and also preferably carry a letter from your physician during your trip

Char Dham – means four sacred places in India as per Hindu belief. They are PURI, DWARKA, BADRINATH and RAMESHWARAM – collectively known as the Chardham of India are the most sacred of all pilgrimages. It is believed that undertaking a journey to these holy shrines located in the four corners of India washes away one’s sins and relieves one from the cycle of birth and death.

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