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Chardham Yatra 2013

Delhi - Haridwar - Yamunotri - Gangotri - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Haridwar – Delhi

10 Nights & 11Days

Departures Ex Delhi(Min.6pax)

 

 

Day

 

Itinerary

Distance

&

Time
 

 

Overnight

 

 

1

 

Delhi – Haridwar

 

Group assembly point: Comesum Restaurant Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station, New Delhi at 10:30 am to board and proceed to Haridwar – The Gateway of Chardham Yatra. Upon arrival at Haridwar check inn into the hotel. Evening attend The Ganga Arti at famous Har Ki Pauri. Later in the evening attend the Holy Yatra briefing, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
 

 

 

 

 

230 kms
/ 06 hrs

 

 

 

 

Haridwar

 

 

2

 

Haridwar – Barkot / Syanachatti

 

After breakfast leave for Barkot via Mussoorie. En-route visit Kempty fall. Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel at Barkot 

 

 

 

210 kms
/ 07 hrs

 

 

Barkot

 

 

3

 

Barkot – Jankichatti – Yamunotri – Jankichatti – Barkot

 

After breakfast proceed to Yamunotri (38kms drive/ 2hrs and 05 kms trek/ 3hrs one way), here one can cook rice by packing it in a c loth 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's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji". Later return to Barkot for overnight stay.

 

 

38 kms
/2hrs drive & 5kms/3hrs on foot

 

 

 

Barkot

 

4

 

Barkot – Harsil/Gangnani

 

After breakfast leave for Uttarkashi visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and drive to Gangnani or Harsil. Evening free for leisure & local attractions. Dinner & overnight stay at Harsil/Gangnani.

 

 

 

170 Kms / 06 hrs

 

 

Harsil

 

5

 

Harsil - Gangotri –Uttarkashi

 

Start Driving With packed breakfast & post Tea/ Coffee leave for Gangotri early in the morning.  Offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Uttarkashi, en route visit Gangnani. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.  

 

 

 

123Kms
/ 07 hrs

 

 

 

Uttarkashi

 

 

6

 

Uttarkashi – Rudraprayag/Guptkashi

 

Leave Hotel early in the morning with packed breakfast for almost day long drive to Guptkashi. On your drive you would pass through Ganga giving way to Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project). Overnight stay at the hotel at Rudraprayag or Guptkashi. 

 

 

 

250 Kms
/ 8-9 hrs

 

 

Rudraprayag
/ Guptkashi

 

 

7

 

Rudraprayag/Guptkashi – Kedarnath

 

Post your early breakfast; leave by vehicle for Gaurikund and from their join other pilgrims for 14 kms trek of Kedarnath. On reaching Kedarnath, meet our representative at Kedarnath. Our representative would lead you to hotel & guide you through other logistics at these high altitude destinations. Evening darshan and Pooja at  Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.

 

 

32 Kms
/ 2 hrs
& 14 Kms/ 6-7 hrs

 

 

 

Kedarnath

 

8

 

Rudraprayag/Guptkashi - Badrinath

 

Morning after breakfast proceed to Badrinath via Joshimath, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Math) Badrinath.  Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

 

 

168 kms
/ 07-08 hrs

 

 

Badrinath

 

9

 

Badrinath – Joshimath - Rudraprayag or Srinagar

 

Morning after breakfast Drive to Rudraprayag enroute visiting Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag overnight stay at Rudraprayag or Srinagar.  

 

 

 

158 kms
/07-08 hrs

 

 

Srinagar

 

10

 

Rudraprayag or Srinagar - Haridwar

 

Morning after breakfast drive for Haridwar enroute visiting Deoprayag. Evening Arti Pooja at Parmath Niketan Ghat. Overnight  stay at Haridwar.

 

 

160 kms
/ 05 - 06 hrs

 

Haridwar

 

11

 

Haridwar - Delhi

Post early breakfast, proceed your return journey to Delhi. Drop at Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station, New Delhi (estimated time of arrival 1500 hrs).

 

 

215 kms
/ 07 hrs

 

No Stay


 

 

Sightseeing During CharDham Yatra

 

Day

Places

Sightseeing

1

Haridwar

Evening Arti at Har-Ki-Paudi

2

 

Barkot

En-Route Sightseeing of Mussoorie, Kempty Falls & Lakhamandal (Historical Place related to Mahabharata Times).

 

3

 

 

 

Barkot

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

 

Divya Shila - A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

 

Yamunotri, First of The Chardham - 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 3235 mts 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-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 bathes in Yamuna, his sister.

 

 

4

Harsil

Yamunotri: 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 3235 mts 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 of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshiped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

 

5

Uttarkashi

Gangotri – IInd of Char Dham - Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirathi 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 of white granite.

 

Gangnani - Further up on way to Gangotri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the kund called Rishikund. There is a temple near the kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.

 

 

6

Rudraprayag /Guptkashi

Tehri Dam (The Electro Hydro Project) & Rudraprayag (Confluence of River Alaknanda & Mandakini).

 

Dhari Devi Temple (Shakti peeth Goddess Durga Ancient Temple bank of river Alaknanda).

 

7

Kedarnath

Kedarnath – IIIrd of Char Dham-The present temple built in 8th Century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. The temple has a conical lingam - the main idol, a statue of Nandi - the celestial bull, a 'Garba Grah' for worship and a man dap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. The temple is more than 1000 years old.

 

Shankaracharya Samadhi-The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred Dhams in India, he went into his Samadhi at an early age of 32 years. The lake fascinates the visitors.

 

Bhaironath temple-About half a kilometer away from Kedarnathji, a small temple is dedicated to Bhaironath. It is worshipped on the opening and closing day of Sri Kedarnath Shrine. Ii is believed that when Kedarnathji temple is closed. Bhaironathji protects this land from evil.

 

Gaurikund- Hot water spring and Mata Gauri Temple with Ganesha.

 

8

Rudraprayag

Aardh Nareshwar Mahadev Temple, Guptkashi

 

9

Badrinath

Joshimath, Sankaracharya Math and Narsimha  temple.

 

Bridh Badri & Vishnu Prayag, Karnprayag,Nandprayag.

 

Yogdhyan Badri darshan, Pandukeshwar.

 

Badrinath – IVth Dham of Uttarakhand's Char Dham- (Only Original Char Dham as proposed by Adi Guru Shankaracharya) Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.

 

Narad Kund-A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

 

Brahama Kapal-It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head).

 

Mana Village- Ancient village (old name Badrika Ashram)

 

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) & Ganesha Cave -Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries

 

10

Srinagar

Visit Gola Market & enjoy evening at Alakhananda River bank.

11

 

No Stay

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PACKAGE COST (Per Person)

 

The package rates are Ex Delhi only.

                                                                                                                                               

PAX

Prices

Twin Adult

INR 23,999/- per person

Single Adult

INR 35,999/- per person

Extra Adult

INR 17,999/- per person

Child (5 – 11 years) with extra bed

INR 15,999/- per child

Child (5 – 11 years) without bed

INR 8,999/-    per child

Infant

Free of Cost

 

HOTELS DETAILS 

 

Day

Destination

Accommodation

1

Haridwar/Rishikesh

Parmarth Niketan/Hotel Hyphen/ similar

2

Syanachatti

Hotel Dipin/similar

3

Syanachatti

Hotel Dipin/similar

4

Harsil/Gangnani

Himigiri cottage/Shantikunj /similar

5

Uttarkashi

Hotel Janhvi/Shivlinga/5element similar

6

Guptkashi/Rudraprayag

Prince Palace / Mandakini Hotel /similar

7

Rudraprayag/Pipalkothi

Mandakini hotel/ Le Meadows/similar

8

Badrinath

Parmarth Lok/Dalmia House/similar

9

Rudraprayag/ Srinagar

Hotel Mandakini/IVY Top Resrot/similar

10

Haridwar/Rishikesh

Parmarth Niketan/Hotel Hyphen/ similar

11

Delhi

 

 

Package Includes

  Accommodation on twin sharing basis on the below mentioned or similar hotels.

  10 Breakfast, 10 Lunch & 10 Dinner as per the itinerary.  

  All Transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary on shared vehicle (Non Air-condition).

  All inter-state taxes, toll taxes, driver allowance & parking etc.

  Services of Tour Escort.

  All prevailing applicable taxes.

Package Does Not Include

  3.09% Government Service Tax.

  Air fare / train fare until mentioned in the itinerary.

  Any meals other than those specified in ‘Inclusions’.

  Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, Pooja samagri etc.

  Any other item not specified in ‘Inclusions’.

  Porterage at hotels / airport / railway station and during trekking.

  Ponies / Dollies during trekking.

  Entrance fees during sightseeing.

  Camera fee /  Emergency & medical cost.

  Helicopter tickets for any of the Dhams.

  Cost incidental due to road blocks, landslides, change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and or any factors beyond control.

 

Shubh Yatra…

(The journey is the destination)

(Chardham…… One journey, the power of thousand prayers)

 

 

General Terms and Conditions

 

Advance Booking Fee

 

·         45 or more days before departure             : Rs.7999 per person

·         44-35 days before departure                    : 50% of total amount

·         Less than 35 days before departure           : 100% of the total amount

 

Cancellation Policy

If You Cancel Your Holiday

You, or any member of your party, may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices. The applicable cancellation charges are as per the published cancellation policy below.

 

Cancellation charges per person

Prior to 45 days or more:                                                                       Booking Fee

Between 44-31 days ahead of departure:                                                 50% of tour cost

Between 30-16 days of departure:                                                          75% of tour cost

15 days to date of departure:                                                                100%.

In case of no show or cancellation after the tour has commenced:               100%

 

If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.

  If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (for instance, bad weather):

  we shall first try to offer you alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced;

  If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged from you on a pro-rata basis depending on portion of the tour standing utilized by you

  In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited refunding to you the price we charged as the tour fees .

 

 

Change Your Holiday Plan

After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by yourself.

If You Have a Complaint

If you have a problem during your holiday, PLEASE INFORM THE RELEVANT SUPPLIER, (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative IMMEDIATELY who will endeavor to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who at no time are under our control or supervision.

Our Liability to You

We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as represented and promised to you. If any parts of your travel arrangements are not provided as promised, due to the fault of our employees, agents, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the costs of your travel arrangements.

We do not accept any responsibility for any third party services or service providers, like hotels, transport etc. For example, travel delays are the responsibility of the transporters and inefficient hospitality is the responsibility of the hotels.

We are only your tour operator and at no time do we act as managers for your respective responsibilities and personal obligations. We are therefore not responsible for your acts, misdemeanor, omissions and neither are we responsible for managing any of your personal affairs; for example, we are not responsible for ensuring the safety of your personal belongings, travel documents, etc. at any time before the commencement of the tour or after it or during the tour.

Holiday Insurance

It will be your responsibility to purchase any sort of holiday insurance cover and we are not responsible for the same.

Exactness Not Guaranteed

We cannot and do not guarantee the exactness of any service that may be provided to you. For instance, photographs of the interiors of the hotel rooms posted on our website have been sourced from the respective Hotel management, the visual appeal of a room selected by you cannot and is not guaranteed by us. Similarly, while we assure you of enjoyable holidays, we cannot and do not guarantee or represent that such tour will be as per your mental perception, imagination or thought about such tours.

General Important Notes

Incase there is any change in price the same will be communicated to yourself and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further. There will be no reduction for un-utilized services.

Surcharges may be applicable over and above the holiday price for the requested period. The same will be advised at the time of booking or prior to confirmations.

You need to make an advance payment at the time of confirming the tour and make the balance payment 35 days prior to the departure of the tour.

Forfeiture Of Deposits

We shall be within our rights to forfeit the non- refundable interest free deposit paid by you. In the event you cancel the booking, or on failure on your part to adhere to the tour payment schedule as informed in the documentation Check List, or in the event the visa of any country is not granted or you are unable to travel on the tour booked due to any reason whatsoever, including medical ground or sickness, the non-refundable interest free deposits shall stand forfeited, and the scale of cancellation setout in the How To Book section of the brochure shall be applicable and binding.

Important Notes

Please be advised that these are the sole and complete terms and conditions governing the tour operations, supplemented only by the User Agreement. No employees of our Company or our agents have the authority to amend, modify or change these conditions, and you are advised to rely on the terms "as is". Yatra reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.