Char Dham Package Ex Delhi | 11 Night/12 Days

About Char Dham Package Destination & Nearest Place to Visit

Char Dham Yatra is a religious circuit in Uttarakhand that includes the four shrines where Gods and Goddesses reside. These shrines – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, collectively form the Chhota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. It is believed that whosoever visits all the four shrines in his or her lifetime will be granted Moksha (salvation) in this life. This is why it holds huge importance for Hindus. Char Dham Yatra is not just a pilgrimage but also a gateway to spiritual bliss.

You feel closer t not only God but to nature as well. These shrines are located in the most beautiful surroundings of the snow-clad mountains and abundance of flora. Before you surrender your soul to God, you will surrender your senses to the astounding sceneries these shrines are located in.

Places To Visit In Char Dham Package

1. Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri is a holy shrine dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, the source of River Yamuna. The temple is nestled in the mountains of the western region in Uttarakhand. Apart from the shrine, there are also two hot springs where trekkers and devotees take a dip to relieve fatigue. One is Surya Kund and the other one is named Gauri Kund. The only way to reach this temple is on foot. Trek from Hanuman ki Chhati or Janki Chhati. Horses and palanquins are also available.

2. Gangotri Temple

Wait till you see the evening aarti at Gangotri Temple because there isn’t anything like it. Situated by the banks of Bhagirathi River, Gangotri Temple is where Lordess Ganga is worshipped. Just 18 km from the temple is the source of River Ganges – Gaumukh. The small town of Gangotri is centered around the temple. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains and river flowing by, the scenery of the temple is truly bewitching. Gangotri Yatra is not as difficult as Kedarnath Yatra and can be easily reached since the town is set around the temple itself.

3. Kedarnath Temple

Nestled in the mountains of Garhwal, Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva by the banks of Mandakini. Both the location and architecture of the temple are breathtaking. It is so fascinating to know how the structure of this centuries-old temple remains unaffected from the floods. The last road head is Gaurikund. From this point onwards, you will either have to take a pony (or a palanquin) or also trek 14 km long if you have the stamina. People embark on Kedarnath Yatra every season to seek blessings of Lord Shiva before it is closed down in the winters.

4. Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple or Badrinarayan is located in the town of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The temple was founded by Adi Shankaracharya in the 9th century who found a Saligram idol of Lord Badri immersed in the waters of Alaknanda and later enshrined it in the cave of Tapt Kund.

The temple is characterized by a colorful facade and houses the idol of Lord Vishnu in black. Badrinath temple is easily accessible by road. However, you can also do a small 3 km trek from the village Mana, which is the last village on Indo-Tibet border.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 12 days & 11 nights
  • India: (1) Uttarakhand
  • Tour Type: Daily
  • Ages: 0- 65+
  • Starting Point: Delhi
  • Ending Point: Delhi
Introduction

Chardham - the most important Hindu religious path in the Himalayas, which is found in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state, in the past which was part of Uttarakhand. The path passes through four Hindu pilgrimage destination - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Day

Pickup from Delhi Airport Railway Station and drive to Haridwar. At arrival Check into the hotel in Haridwar. Evening Visit Haridwar Ganga Arti at Har Ki Pauri dinner overnight stay at the Hotel Haridwar.

After Breakfast, Check out from the hotel and drive to En Route Visit Mussoorie Kempty Full Water Full later Drive to Barkot. At arrival Check into the hotel in Barkot. Evening dinner overnight stay at the Barkot.Barkot 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.

Early morning after breakfast (packed breakfast), drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti& star trek from here to Yamunotri (6kms) (Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost). After taking bath in JamunabaiKund's warm water and having "Darshan" of "Yamunaji" return to Jankichatti by trek. Later drive towards Barkot, Overnight stay at Barkot.

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 Taptkund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to DivyaShila.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs near temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

DivyaShila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Yamunotri Weather - In summer the maximun temp is 18 degrees and the minimum is 10 degrees celsius. The days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold.

Morning after breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Uttarkashi. Visit KashiVishwanath Temple in Uttarkashi.Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams, temples. 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 also situated on the banks of River Ganga.

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, SakshiGopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. AkhandJyoti as well as AkhandAbhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per SkundaPuran, 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.

Uttarkashi Weather - Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights is pleasant, cold in winters.

Early morning (packed breakfast) drive to Gangotri, nroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in GaramKund, 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. Later drive back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

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.

Gangotri Weather – The maximum temperature during summer can go up to 20° Celsius. Summer nights can get cooler with a minimum temperature of 10° Celsius. Light woolen clothes are required while visiting Gangotri during summer. Winter season is very chilly in Gangotri. Gangotri will be covered in sheets of snow during winter. Pilgrim centers remains closed throughout winter due to heavy snow falls.

Morning after breakfast, drive to Guptkashi via Moolgarh&Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakiniriver comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit ArdhNarishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Guptakashi. Overnight stay at Guptakashi.

Guptakashi:-The name GuptKashi 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. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (priests) live in Guptkashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through GuptKashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.

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

Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and go kedarnath. On arrival check in to hotel Enjoy KedanrathpoojaDarshan& back your hotel Kedarnath evening Dinner Overnight stay at the hotel Kedarnath.

Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and back to hotel Guptkashi On arrival check in to hotel evening dinner overnight stay at the hotel .

By Helicopter: Morning our driver will transfer you your pre book Helipad. After Back our car will drop you at Hotel for rest.

By Trek: Morning our driver will drop you at Sonprayag then you have to take local jeep for Gourikund& then your trek strat for kedarnathji. After darshan you follow same & back to Sonpraag. There is big parking issue so driver will back other palace if his contact no. in not working then you have to arrange other taxi or wait for your driver & send the massage any other driver.

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. 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 PanchKedar.

Kedarnath Weather - Due to its high altitude the weather in Kedarnath remains cold for most part of the year. Summer here is cool and pleasant while winter is severe. During summer season the temperature varies around 20°Celsius. Light woolen wear is recommended. Winter season in Kedarnath is severe with mercury falling to as low as 0°Celsius. During this time the place experiences snowfall as well. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually avoided by tourists.

Morning after breakfast, drive to Badrinath Check in to the hotel arrival in BadrinathJi. Evening relax dinner overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, Badrintah Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal visiting Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Own Cost Driver Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive to Rudraprayag At arrival check in to hotel and Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.

Badrinath one of the 'Ancient 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 bath before entering the Badrinath temple.

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. fromBadrinath out of which 2 kms. ismotorableuptoMana.

BhimPul : 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.

VyasGufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where VedVyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Badrinath Weather: The average maximum temperature will be around 18° Celsius and the average minimum is 8° Celsius. Warm and woolen clothes are hence required for a stay in Badrinath throughout the year. Winter in Badrinath is often accompanied by snow falls. Winter is very chilly with an average temperature of 5° Celsius. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually closed for tourists.

Morning drive to Haridwar. En-route visits the Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknada River which is called Devprayag. Rishikesh Sightseeing and later drive to haridwar On Arrival Check in to hotel evening dinner overnight stay at the hotel.

After Breakfast, Check out from the hotel and drive to Delhi Airport Railway Station Drop.

What's included

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  • Breakfast + Dinner

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Information & FAQ

Useful things to know before you go

How do I plan an optimal trip from Delhi to Chopta?

Here are the best ways to reach Chopta from Delhi: By Bus, By Air, By Train.

Can I go for the Chopta Chandrashila trek without a guide?

Yes, you can go without guide from Chopta road head to Chandrashila top via Tungnath. The trail to Chandrashila goes through the trail adjacent to the temple, however trail is not much visible and you need to be watchfull to be on the right trail. There is also a trek route from Deoriatal to Chandrashila via Chopta, for which I would recommend to take guide.

FAQ

Chopta is an extemely scenic place. With lush green mountains for miles to see and fresh, crisp air, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this place. It’s quite close to places like Auli, which is popularly known as the ‘Switzerland Of India’ and Tungnath, a heavenly abode.

The entire region is extremely popular with tourists so you can expect a fair amount of hustle bustle. It’s also a hotspot for a lot of touristy activities like Zorbing, Skiing, Zip lining, etc. And if you’re feeling a little extra adventurous, there’s also off road driving for the brave hearted and thrill seeking.

Chopta is an absolute destination and a hill station which can be visited round the year. If you wish to visit the sacred Tungnath Temple then visit from April to November, otherwise you find the temple closed. Best time to to travel to Chopta is in Summers (April – June) and Winters (Oct – Dec). Travellers interested in snow fall or want to experience snow trekking in Chopta then Jan to March are the best months.

Chopta in Summers: The weather of Chopta remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry light woollens with you. During Summers, the temperature ranges between 10°C and 24°C in Chopta.

its totally depend on traveller both destination in uttrakhand and both on hill. in greenry, mountains views , food both are same but chopta have benefit of tungnath (highest shiva temple) and chandrasila 360 view trekking with low budget camping.if u are planing to go between December to march travel must to auli even in auli u can enjoy 04 km cable car and skiing.

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