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Chardham Yatra

11 NIGHT and 12 DAYS

Experience

Drive to Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga .

Tour Duration & Itinerary

11 NIGHT and 12 DAYS

Tour Location

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

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INR 20,400/-* per person

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Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs) HT : 314 MTS.

Arrival Delhi Airport / Railway Station / Hotel, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. 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 tradition of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for the salvation of their departed elder. It is a 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. 

Day 02: Haridwar - Barkot (220kms/7-8hr) HT : 1352 MTS.

Drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, en-route visit Kempty Fall (Suggestible to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further no good restaurants are available before Badkot).  Later drive straight to Barkot, transfer to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Barkot.

Barkot is known for its scenic natural beauty. Located at the confluence of Yamuna and Tons rivers. At an elevation of over 4,000 ft, apple orchards ringed by the Himalayan range.  Barkot offers panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains of Bandar Poonch. Barkot is an important stopover en route to Yamunotri and Gangotri, among the four Char Dham Pilgrimages.

(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)

Day 03: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {36kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)} HT : 3235 MTS.

Early morning, Drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, 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’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Jankichatti. Return back to Barkot, Overnight stay.
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
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

Weather – In summer the maximum temp is 18 degrees and the minimum is 10 degrees Celsius. The days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold.

Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr) HT :1352 MTS.

Drive to Uttarkashi. Check in Hotel, Later at evening visit Vishwanath Temple. Night Halt.

Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on the confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.

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 in 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 the 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
(Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights is pleasant, Cold in winters).

Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side) HT : 3048 MTS.

We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), en route we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan, we return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when the water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr) HT : 1319 MTS.

Drive straight to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
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 Gupt Kashi, 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 (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.

(Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters).

Day 07: Guptkashi - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 19kms Trek)

After medical check-up proceed to Sonprayag, Trek start from Sonprayag to Kedarnath (3584 mts) by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Visit Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay.
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 Kauravas 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 the head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

Day 08: Kedarnath – Guptkashi (19Kms Down Trek & 30kms/1hr by Road)

Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Sonprayag. Further drive to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel. Night Halt.

Day 09: Guptkashi - Badrinath (215kms/7hr) HT : 3133 MTS.

Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.

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 & 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 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 perform propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

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

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

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 waterfall. This place is 5 km. from Badrinath out of which 2 km. is motorable up to Mana.

Bhim Pul: 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.

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

Day 10: Badrinath – Pipalkoti (80kms) / Rudraprayag (160kms) / Kirtinagar (200kms)

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahma Kapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spots like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three km of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Pipalkoti / Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri.

Day 11: Pipalkoti – Rishikesh (220kms/7-8hr) / Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4-5hr) / Kirtinagar – Rishikesh (110kms/3-4hr)

Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga  and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay.

 

Bharat Mandir: The Bharat Mandir is the oldest temple of Rishikesh, situated near the Jhanda Chowk. Rishi Rabhya did his penance at this holy spot and the place is devoted to Lord Vishnu. A spectacular sacred Shree Yanthra is placed at the inner canopy of the temple. Bharat Mandir celebrates colorful spring festival called ‘Basant Panchami’.

 

Laxman Jhula: Lakshman Jhula is one of the main attraction of Rishikesh. It is 450 ft long hanging bridge on the river Ganga which was built in 1939. According to myths and legends Laksman, brother of Lord Rama crossed Ganga River on a jute rope from this point. The 13 storied temple is located near Lakshman Jhula where the idols of several Gods and Goddesses are kept. The bridge gives a magnificent view of the Ganges, greeting you with the cool breeze from the river.
Ram Jhula: Ram Jhoola connects Swargashram with Shivananda Ashram. Several ashrams are located near Ram Jhoola. Ram Jhoola is bigger than Laxman Jhula and even more picturesque.

Day 12: Rishikesh - Hardwar - Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)

Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate

 

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Vehicle

02 Pax Rs.33,250/- Rs.41,600/- Rs.45,850/- Indigo/ Dzire
04 Pax Rs.26,550/- Rs.34,400/- Rs.39,050/- Tavera
06 Pax Rs.22,000/- Rs.27,800/- Rs.34,450/- Innova
08 Pax Rs.22,550/- Rs.30,650/- Rs.35,100/- 9 Seater Tempo Traveller
10 Pax Rs.20,800/- Rs.29,500/- Rs.33,500/- 12 Seater Tempo Traveler
12 Pax Rs.20,400/- Rs.28,850/- Rs.32,950/- 12 Seater Tempo Traveller
Extra Bed Rs. 9,500/- Rs.14,200/- Rs.17,000/-  

Destination

STANDARD (MAP)

DELXUE (MAP)

LUXURY (MAP)

NIGHTS

Haridwar

 

Hotel The URMI (A/C)
The Periwal (A/C)
Sound Sleep (A/C)
Hotel SRS Lakshay(A/C)
Park Grand (A/C)
Classic Residency (A/C)
Hotel Godwin (A/C)
The Golden Tulip (A/C)
 01
Barkot

 

Hotel Chauhan Annaxe Aditya Palace Karan Palace   Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents)  02
Uttarkashi

 

Hotel Bhagirathi Residency Mahima Resort Mansarovar Vasundhra Sriniwas Shivlinga (S.Dlx) Hotel Akash Ganga (Dlx) Shikhar Nature Resort (Swiss Tents) Shivlinga Resort (A/C) Akash Ganga (A/C) Shivparivar (A/C)  Great Ganga (A/C)  02
Guptkashi

 

Hotel Jagatraj Rajhans Punjab Sindh Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) Shivalik Valley Resort (S.Dlx)  02
Kedarnath

 

Punjab Sindh Awas Punjab Sindh Awas Punjab Sindh Awas  01
Badrinath

 

Manav Kalyan Bholagiri Balananda Hotel Snow Crest Hotel Narayana Palace Hotel Sarovar Portico  01
Rudraprayag / Srikot

  

Shangrilla Resort Hotel Tulsi  Hotel Srikot Castle Hotel Le Meadows Pipalkoti (A/C)  Riverside Resort Kirtinagar (A/C) Monal Resort (A/C Standard)  01
Rishikesh

 

Shivansh In (A/C) SK Regency (A/C)  Rishab Grand (A/C) The Great Ganga (A/C) Narayana Palace (A/C Cottage) Vasundhara Palace (A/C) The Amaris (A/C)    01

  • Welcome Drink on Arrival Non Alcoholic
     
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    Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Room
     
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    Breakfast & Dinner for a Couple On fixed meals, served in the Hotel As Per Hotel Times
     
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    All prevailing applicable taxes
     
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    By Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt
     

  • Air Fare / Train Fare
     
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    3.625% GOVT Service Tax
     
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    Any meals other than those specified in Cost Includes
     
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    Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
     
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    Porterage during trekking
     
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    Ponies / Dollies during trekking
     
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    Entrance fees during sightseeing
     
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    Destination Guide
     
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    Any item of personal nature like Telephone, Tips, Donations at Temples, Extended Stay or Travelling due to any reason
     
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    Travel insurance
     
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    Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include
     

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Important Notes

  • All extras (F & B and any other services) availed by the customer will be on direct payment basis.
  • In case of odd number groups, the extra person shall be accommodated in the same room with an extra bed / mattress.
  • The above rates are applicable to the Indian Nationals only.
  • Any Meals, services not utilized, partly utilized are non refundable.
  • Kedarnath, Panjab Sindh Triple or Four Sharing basis in a group.

Booking terms & Conditions

If Tour Cancelled by Company Policy

In case if any Tour is cancelled from the Company’s end, then the full refund of amount paid by the guest will be made within 20 working days of cancellation of the tour by cheque only. Alternatively, the guest can take any other Tour option suggested by the Travel Advisor or can utilize the tour amount paid for any of the company’s future tour.

For all Claims, disputes of what so-ever nature relating to this Smart N Flexi Travel individual Arrangement/FIT must be notified to “The Departures” in writing within 28 days of the end of the tour. Such dispute/claim will be referred to the arbitrator appointed by “The Departures” and Mumbai will be Jurisdiction.

Cancellation Charges Per Person

Cancellation charges will be calculated on Gross Tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure & the date of cancellation.

 

Air ticket issued on special fare are non-refundable and the guest shall bear cancellation charges.

Any refund payable to the guest will be paid after the company receives refund from the respective authorities. The company deducts processing charges from the refund which is to be paid to the guest.

   No of days prior to departure       Per person  cancellation charges

 

  Domestic International
More than 60 days 5% Registration amount
60 to 46 days 15% 15%
45 to 31 days 25% 25%
30 to 15 days 50% 50%
14 to 4 days 60% 60%
3 to 1 day 80% 80%
on the day/on tour 100% 100%

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