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Home : : India Tour Packages : : Pilgrimage Tours in India : : Char Dham Yatra
Char Dham Yatra (12 Days)
Destinations Covered : Dalhousie - Darmshala - Palampur - Manali - Shimla - Kufri - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Red Fort India Arrive Delhi. Meet and assistance at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Morning Guided Sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Rag Ghat (where Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was criminated), Red Fort, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Kutub Minar and drive past India Gate & Parliament. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi To Rishikesh (235 Kms / 5 Hrs )
Arrive Rishikesh enroute stopping at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar. Arrive Rishikesh and check in at Hotel. Evening visit the Ghat to participate in the Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Toursit Guest House/Tourist Rest House
Rishikesh is situated on the trisection of three districts of garhwal division and most of the city lies on the right bank of the River Ganga, 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 henceforth came to be known as Rishikesh. It is the starting point for the char dham pilgrimage of the hindus in which pilgrims go to yamunotri, gangotri, kedarnath and badrinath to seek spiritual salvation.
Day 03 : Drive To Janakichatti
Drive to Janakichatti. Enroute halt for lunch. Arrive Janakichatti in the evening night stay at Janakichatti

Day 04 : Janakichatti / Yamunotri / Jankichatti
Morning commence trek to Yamnotri, the origin of river Yamuna. The entire trek is gradual ascent till we reach Yamnotri. Arrive and visit temple for Darshan & Puja. Explore the area and trek down half way till Ranachatti. Arrive Janakichatti and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
» Yamunotri : situated at a elevation of 3235 meters above sea-level, the shrines of Yamunotri is one of the tour Dhams of Garhwal. The source of Yamuna lies about 11 km ahead at an attitude of about 4421 meters. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer pooja
at the temple itself. Hanumanchatti or 5 km from jankichatti. Darshan pooja trek back or come down to Jankichatti 6 km below the temple.

Day 05 : Jankichatti/Uttarkashi (7 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. Arrive Uttarkashi and transfer to hotel . Dinner & overnight hotel

Day 6 : Uttarkashi/Gangotri/Uttarkashi Drive 5 Hrs.
Morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri. Arrive Gangotri Darshan, Puja at temple. Drive back to Uttarkashi for night stay.
» Temple Gangotri : As legend goes Raja Bhagirath used to worship lord shiva at the sacred stone near which the temple is located. It is believed that goddess, Ganga first descended to earth from heaven at this stone. Amar Singh Thapa, the Gorkha commander of Garhwal, in the
18th century A.D. constructed this temple. It is also believed that the Pandavas come here to perform the great Geva Yagna to atone the death of their kinsmen in the battle of MAHABHARATA. Overnight stay at Gangotri.

Day 07 : Uttarkashi/ Rudrapryag Drive; 178 Kms / 6 Hrs.
Kedarnath temple Gaurikund Morning after breakfast drive to Rudraprayag. Arrive Uttarkashi and transfer to hotel. Night stay at Rudraprayag.

Day 08 : Rudrapryag/Gaurikund Drive 95 Kms 3 Hrs. Gaurikund/Kedarnath Trek/Pony 4-5 Hrs.
Morning after breakfast drive to Gaurikund. Arive Gaurikund and commence trek /poney to Kedarnath. Arrive and transfer to Hotel Evening visit the temple for Darshan. Overnight hotel.
» Kedarnath Temple : An imposing sight standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by snow covered peaks. The present temple built in 18th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent tot he site of earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with
fitures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the nandi bull stands as guard.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the exquisitely architectured, Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. Built of extremely large heavy and evenly cut grey slavs of stones. It evokes wonder as to how these heavy slavs had been handled in the earlier days. The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for worship and mandap appt. for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A concial rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as Lord Shiva in his Sadashiva form. Rest at bunglow visit to Kedarnath ji temple for Aarti, Darshan. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Day 09 : Kedarnath/Gaurikund/Rudraprayag. (4-5 hrs Trek & 3Hrs Drive)
After morning puja. Trek down to Gaurikund. After lunch break and refreshing bath at Gaurikund Hot Springs we drive to Rudra Prayag. Arrive Rudraprayag and check into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Rudraprayag/Badrinath. (8 Hrs Drive)
Badrinath Temple Morning drive to Badrinath. The entire drive up to Joshimath is along the Alaknanda river. We stop at Joshimath for some time. Later we drive to Badrinath. Arrive Badrinath and check in to hotel. Evening visit the Badrinath temple. Overnight hotel
» Badrinath : Badrinath is one of the four Dhams of Hinduism and situated at an elevation of 3133 mts. Above sea level, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as NAR & NARAYAN , with the towering NEEL KANTH PEAK providing a splendid back-drop. This revered
spot was once carpeted with wild barries which gage it the name "Badri Van" meaning forest of berries. Facing the temple at the back of Alaknanda river there is a hot water spring known as TAPT KUND
» Badrinath Temple : Dedicated to lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinathji is 15 mts. In height built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a filt bull and spire. Legend dates the temple prior to the Vedic age.

Day 11 : Back To Delhi

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