India
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8 days
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Arrive at Delhi Airport, You will be receive our representative and straight drive to Rishikesh by road,
arrival at Rishikesh check-in at hotel, evening free for relax & briefing. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi
TOUR DURATION 8 Days
TOUR ROUTE  Delhi-Rishikesh -Guptakashi-Gaurikund-Kedarnath-Pipalkoti-Badrinathi -Srinagar-Haridwar-Delhi

 

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Day 01: Delhi - Rishikesh

Arrive at Delhi Airport, You will be receive our representative and straight drive to Rishikesh by road,
arrival at Rishikesh check-in at hotel, evening free for relax & briefing. Overnight stay at hotel.

Rishikesh:
24 Kms. from Hardwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, and is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. Rishikesh is important not only as pilgrimage centre closely associated with the Ramayana, but also as home for many important centers of Hindu religious thought and spirituality, and as a very great Yoga Centre. There are a great many ashrams and Yoga institutes here. Rishikesh is also the gateway and the start-off point for journeys to important religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri

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Day 02: Rishikesh – Guptkashi

After Early Breakfast Visit RamJhula, Laxman Jhula, Swargaashram Geeta Bhawan ,back to hotel for Hot lunch later drive to Guptkashi via Srinagar . On arrival Guptkashi check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Guptakashi:
is located in the Northern Himalayan belt within the Mandakini river valley, which has lush green forests. A number of streams and rivulets drain into the main Mandakini River. It has salubrious climate with its elevation being around 1,319 meters (4,330 ft). The snow sparkling view of the Chaukhamba peak is a lovely sight to behold in the morning hours from here. The valley has large magnolia trees (locally called Champa) that provide a sweet scented atmosphere to the place. Kashi Vishwanath Temple & Ardh Narishwar Temple is Attraction point

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Day 03: Guptlashi – Gaurikund –Kedarnath

After early breakfast leave by vehicle for Gaurikund. On arrival start your journey on the trek ahead to Kedarnath reach Kedarnath by late Afternoon check in to guest house after freshen take lunch in the evening perform Pooja & Darshan at Kedarnath Temple. Overnight stay at Guest house.

Kedarnath Temple:
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 ismore 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.

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

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Day 04: Kedarnath - Gaurikund – Pipalkoti

Early Morning Rudra Abhishek Pooja and darshan at the Temple, start trek down to Gaurikund, on arrival meet with driver and leave for Pipalkoti, en-route lunch at Guptkashi, on arrival Pipalkoti check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Pipalkoti:
Is a small and scenic town situated at an elevation of 1,260mts above sea level. It is located 17kms after
Chamoli on NH58. Pipalkoti acts a relaxation point for people traveling to Badrinath, Auli, Hemkund Sahib andValley of Flowers. It is nestled amidst lush green mountains and terraced fields. Pipalkoti
provides delightful views of the snow clad mountains and green hills all around.

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Day 05: Pipalkoti – Badrinath

After Breakfast leave for Badrinath Enroute visit Narsingh Temple, and Adi Sankracharya Samadhi at
Joshimath, than drive to Badrinath On arrival check in to hotel, after lunch spend some time visiting Vyas Cave,Ganesh Cave ,Bhim Bridge & origin of River Saraswati at Mana village the last village before the Tibetanborder, later go to temple for holy Darshan / Pooja & attend evening Arti. Overnight stay at hotel.
Badrinath:
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.

Mana Village:
Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. The women of the village offer Choli to the deity on closing day of the temple each year.

Bhim Pul:
On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge lies over the roaring SaraswatiRiver. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rockand 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 andthe pauranic commentaries.

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Day 06: Badrinath – Srinagar

Early Morning Mahaabhishek Pooja /Darshan, breakfast than drive to Srinagar en-route visiting Vishnuprayag,
Karnprayag, Nandprayag & Rudraprayag.On the way lunch at Pipalkoti, later drive to Srinagar.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Vishnuprayag : Confluences Dhauli Ganga and River Alaknanda
Karnprayag : Confluence of River Pindari and River Alaknanda.
Nandprayag : Confluence of River Nandakini and Alaknanda.
Rudraprayag : Confluence of River Mandakini and Alaknanda.

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Day 07: Srinagar - Haridwar

After breakfast drive for Haridwar enroute visiting Deoprayag,(The Confluence of river Alaknanada &
Bhagirathi) to become Ganga . Reach Haridwar in the afternoon, check in to hotel & take lunch, visit MansaDevi, Chandi Devi Temples & Evening attend Famous Ganga Arti at Har ki Pauri. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Haridwar:
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 forthforms 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.

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Day 08: Haridwar – Delhi

After breakfast, leave for Delhi, on arrival in Delhi, Drop you at Airport /Railway station for onward journey.
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