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Day 01: Arrive Delhi
After scheduled arrival in Delhi Airport, our representative will greet and escort you to the designated hotel. Relax and spend rest of the time in leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Full day City tourIndia Gate, Delhi
We will visit places in Old and Delhi including the majestic Red Fort, built of red sandstone by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India; Rajghat -memorial to Mahatma Gandhi or Father of the Nation.

We shall take you Chandani Chowk established in Mughal era. You can enjoy a ride on cycle rickshaws.The rickshaw puller sits on a small cushion in the front and take two passengers on the seat through serpentine streets. Later, you will visit Rashtrapati Bhawan, once residence of the British Viceroys; glorious India Gate – a memorial constructed in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war, Humanyun’s Tomb -regarded a prototype of the famed Taj Mahal. It was built by emperor Humanyun’s wife and took eight years to complete.

In the evening we shall take you Janpath – the heart of the city where you can buy some souvenirs for your friends and relatives. Get back to hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.

(Red Fort is closed every Monday)

Day 03: Delhi – Haridwar (210Kms, 5Hrs drive)View of Evening aarti at Har-ki-pauri, Haridwar
Head towards Haridwar after having breakfast in the hotel. Check into the designated hotel after reaching Haridwar in the afternoon. After freshen up explore the city of Haridwar, which literally means ‘Gateway to God’ – ‘Hari’ is synonymous to God and ‘Dwar’ means gate. The ancient Indian mythological texts refer to Haridwar as ‘Ganga Dwar’, ‘Kapilsthan’ and ‘Mayapuri’. The holy river Ganges descends from mountains into the plains through Haridwar. Haridwar opens the doors to Char Dham – or the four religious centers viz Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Also, visit Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple followed by a visit to Hari-ki-Pauri Ghat to witness the world famous ‘Ganga Aarti’.

Get back to the hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 04: Haridwar – Barkot (220Kms, 7Hrs drive)
After having breakfast in the hotel drive down to Barkot via Dehradun and Mussoorie. Visit Kempty Fall and nearby sightseeing spots en route. Continue driving to reach Barkot. Check into hotel after arriving in the afternoon. Spend rest of time in leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot {36kms drive and 6kms Trek (one side)}
Drive down to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti in morning, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Visitors are supposed to either walk or ride a horse or hire a ‘Doli’ (palanquin) at their own cost. Reach Yamunotri where visitors may cook rice by wrapping it in a cloth and later dip it in the kund’s hot water. Pilgrims take home this cooked rice as ‘Prasad’. Visitors can offer prayers to Divya Shila near the temple. After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warm water and having ‘Darshan’ of holy ‘Yamunaji’ return to Jankichatti. Drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built this temple in 19th century. It was destroyed twice in subsequent century and was rebuilt later.

Surya Kund: There are ample thermal springs in the temple’s vicinity, which flows into numerous pools. The most important pool is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: It is a rock pillar worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 06: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)
Take breakfast in the hotel and later drive down to Uttarkashi situated on the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. Check into hotel upon arrival. Visit Vishwanath Temple in evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India

Day 07: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)
Set out to reach for Gangotri (3048 mts) in the evening. Enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas en route. Return to Uttarkashi after Gangotri Darshan. Overnight stay at the hotel in Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: Situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi, this temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in 18th century.

Submerged Shivalinga: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is considered the place where Lord Shiva sat when he had received the Ganga in his matted lock, according to Indian mythology. It is visible during 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 Valley, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 08: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Drive straight to Guptkashi early morning. Check into hotel upon arrival in evening. Relax and take rest in the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Guptkashi – Kedarnath (30kms by road and 14kms Trek)Kedarnath Temple
Drive to Gaurikund in morning. From here trek start for Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony/Doli. Visitors are advised to carry personal medicines, heavy woollen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check into the designated hotel. Visit Kedarnath Temple later and stay at Kedarnath overnight.

Gaurikund: Located at a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag, or at an altitude of 1982 meters, one can take bath in the hot water pond here. Also, visit Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi had meditated to marry Lord Shiva. It is the base to start trekking for 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 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 Panch Kedar.

Day 10: Kedarnath
Visit Kedarnath and other temples. Spend rest of the time in leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3Hrs by Road)
Start trekking for Gaurikund early morning after Temple Darshan. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda. Check into a hotel at Rudraprayag upon arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)Badrinath Temple
Drive down to Badrinath via Joshimath in morning. 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 and Narayan, with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Hence, the place got the name ‘Badri Van’, meaning ‘forest of berries’. Check into a hotel upon arrival in afternoon. Visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti in evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Nearby places of Interest:-
Tapt Kund: It is a natural thermal spring 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 here perform propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: Around 1.5 kms away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as Sheshnag’s eye.

Charanpaduka: Visitors will see a beautiful meadow, where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder, some 3 kms away.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: 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 away from Badrinath, out of which 2 kms are motorable upto Mana.

Day 13: Badrinath
Early morning pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the ‘Mukh’ of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Overnight stay.

Day 14: Badrinath – Joshimath (44kms/3hr) / Pipalkoti (85kms/4hr) / Kirtinagar (200kms/7-8hr)
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 and installed in the temple for pilgrims. There are many temples around, the most significant is the temple of Nir Singh, another name of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is dying or withering with time. The popular belief holds that the day this arm completely withers, Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will move to the neighbouring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 15: Joshimath – Rishikesh (255kms/8-9hr) / Pipalkoti – Rishikesh (210kms/7-8hr) / Kirtinagar – Rishikesh (105kms/3-4hr)Rishikesh-25 km north of the city Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Drive to Rishikesh, or the ‘place of sages’. It is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of river Ganges and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penance, God appeared by the name of ‘Rishikesh’. From then onwards this area known as Rishikesh.

Check into a hotel upon arrival in evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16: Rishikesh
Post breakfast in the hotel visit temples in Rishikesh and go for sightseeing. Places like Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram and Parmarth Ashram are worth visiting. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17: Rishikesh – Delhi (230Kms, 5.5Hrs drive)
Post breakfast in the hotel, spend daytime in leisure activities and shopping till setting out for a return journey to Delhi. Directly reach Delhi International Airport upon arrival. Later, board connecting flight for your respective destination. This concludes Char Dham Yatra.

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