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Char Dham Yatra

About Char Dham Yatra

The char dham is defined by the Pandavas in Mahabharata as "Badrinath" , "Kedarnath" , "Gangotri" and "Yamunotri" to get rid of their sins. Char Dham ("four abodes") as defined in modern days are the names of four pilgrimage sites in India that are widely revered by Hindus. It comprises Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. It is considered highly sacred by Hindus to visit Char Dham during one's lifetime. The Char Dham defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of four Vaishnavite pilgrimages.

The ancient pilgrimages sites in the Indian state of Uttarakhand viz. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath were known as Chota Char Dham to differentiate them from the bigger circuit of Char Dham sites.

It is the most important Hindu religious path in the Himalayas, which is found in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state, in the past which was part of Uttar Pradesh. The path passes through four Hindu pilgrimage destination - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Badrinath is also one of the four seats of a larger Vaishnava pilgrimage route Char Dham. Char dham was originally called the popular pilgrimage path in the four holy places of Hinduism, positioned at opposite ends of the Indian subcontinent Puri, Rameshvaram, Dwarka, and Badrinath. It is believed that the custom of pilgrimage to Char dham, a Hindu truth-seeker and started the VIII century reformer Shankara. Only later, the last of the four sites Char dham, Badrinath, a holy place has become a main Himalayan pilgrimage path that became known as "Char Dham".

The gods who inhabit the Himalayan shrine revered Char dham, very demanding. Pilgrims embarking on this sacred journey, as it should have to work hard to be worthy of their attention. These sanctuaries are located in the breathtaking beauty - deep gorges, snow-covered peaks, dense forests, silver waterfalls, frozen rivers, meadows full of wild flowers, and the harsh tales, billowing into the sky.


 Range : Uttarakhand

 Days : 10 Days

 Package : Rs 14500 per person



Pick Location : Dehradun/katgodam/Haridwar


Cost Terms

Inclusions :- 
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay,).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. TTH Staff Insurance.
7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusions :- 
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

The ancient pilgrimages sites in the Indian state of Uttarakhand-


Kedarnath

The holiest of Shiva's shrines is likened to gold among base metals so that every pilgrim finds peace here, and it is said that devotees who die here become one with Shiva himself. The temple of Kedarnath, located at a height of 3,581 mts, stand at the head of the Mandakini river, with Kedarnath peak keeping vigil above it.


Badrinath

Badrinath is also known as Vishal Badri, this temple located at the height of 3,133 mts. is the largest Himalayas and most popular of Vishnu pilgrimages among the five Badries. The original temple here is believed to be built by King Pururava and the icon of the lord carved by Vishwakarma, the creator of the gods.


Gangotri

Gangotri is the place high in the Garhwal Himalayas from where the holy Ganges originates. According to the legend, it was here the Ganga descended on the earth, when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. The temple of Gangotri, dedicated to Goddess Ganga stands on the bank of the river.


Yamunotri

Yamunotri is situated in the western region of the Garhwal Himalayas and is at a height of 3,235 meters above sea level. Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna.The shrine of Yamunotri is located on the Bandar Poonch peak.

Brief Itinerary


Day 1 : Haridwar – Barkot(205 Km / 7 to 8 hrs).

Day 2 : Barkot/ Kharsali– Yamunotri – Barkot(48 Km / 2 hrs & Start trek 05 Km Each Side).

Day 3 : Barkot – Uttarkashi(100 Km/ 4 hrs Journey).

Day 4 : Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi(100 Km / 3 to 4 hrs Each Side).

Day 5 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi /Sitapur(190 Km / 8 to 9 hrs).

Day 6 : Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Kedarnath(30 Km + 20 Km trek).

Day 7 : Kedarnath – Sonprayag – Sitapur/Rampur(20 Km trek down and 05-10 Kms hotel drive).

Day 8 : Sitapur/Rampur/Guptkashi – Joshimath – Badrinath(190 Km 0r 240 Kms / 8to 9 hrs).

Day 9 : Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag(165 Km / 5 to 6 hrs).

Day 10 : Rudraprayag –Srinagar-Devprayag- Rishikesh – Haridwar(160 Km / 5 to 6 hrs).

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1 : Haridwar – Barkot.

This morning departs for Barkot, located on the foot of Yamunotri. Drive via Mussoorie and visit Kempt Falls on the way. On arrival at Barkot, check-in to your hotel/camp. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the Pahad (hiII) Yatra of Yamunotri the next day. Dinner and Overnight stay at Barkot.


Day 2 : Barkot/ Kharsali– Yamunotri – Barkot.

After breakfast, depart for Hanumanchatti (40 Km), Janki Chatti (8 km). Here you will begin the First Pahad Yatra of Yamunotri (5 Km trek). You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). The trek passes through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs. Yamunotri (altitude 3,291 m), the western most shrine of the Char Dhams, is dominated by Banderpunch (6,361 m). Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna, the twin sister of Varna, the Lord of Death. Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. The actual source of the river originates from Champasar Glacier 1 km a head of the shrine, at an altitude of 4,321 mts. On arrival by afternoon in Yamunotri take holy dip in Yamuna River and perform Pooja, and take the same route back to Barkot, check in at Hotel / Camp. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Barkot.


Day 3 : Barkot – Uttarkashi.

After breakfast check out from the Barkot hotel and drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival check in into the hotel. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples & Ashrams. In the evening, Visit the famous Vishwanath Temple. Dinner and Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.


Day 4 : Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi.

Early morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Gangotri. Nestled in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas, Gangotri is set at an altitude of 3048 mts. Upon arrival at Gangotri take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin Visit the Gangotri Temple. The 18th century’s temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is located near a sacred stone where King Bhagirathi worshipped Lord Shiva. Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. After performing Pooja Late afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner & Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.


Day 5 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi /Sitapur.

After early morning breakfast check out from the hotel and drive for Guptkashi/Rampur/Sitapur. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the Guptkashi town. Dinner and Overnight stay in Guptkashi/Rampur/Sitapur hotel/Camps. Here we have designed this program compatible to cover kedarnath Ji Yatra by trek or helicopter. Hence we are providing here 03 consequent nights stay in Sitapur / Rampur or Guptkashi.


Day 6 : Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Kedarnath.

Early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sonprayag. From where, you will start your 21 km trek to Kedarnath. You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek (Cost Not Included). On arrival check in at Govt. Camps/Lodges. Dinner and Overnight at Govt. Camps/Lodges. Or you can return back to Sonprayag as per your strength and choices.


Day 7 : Kedarnath – Sonprayag – Sitapur/Rampur.

Early morning you get up before dawn and after taking bath you are at the temple by 4:45 am for the ‘Abhishek’ to Kedarnath Shiva. Later you’ll start the return trek of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. The vehicles wait for you in Sonprayag Car Parking and you’ll drive to your hotel (Sitapur). Dinner and Overnight at Sitapur Or Rampur.


Day 8 : Sitapur/Rampur/Guptkashi – Joshimath – Badrinath.

This morning, you check out of the hotel at 08:00 am and drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. After driving through some wonderful Ghat road you arrive at Badrinath. On arrival check into the hotel. After some rest and refreshments you are all set to go to Badrinath Temple for darshan in the evening. But first you have to go to Tapt Kund (Hot Spring), take bath and then go to the temple. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinath Ji is 15 meters in height, built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a gilt bull and spire. Later back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 9 : Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag.

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 sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the Mukh of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. 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. Nandprayag (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda River).


Day 10 : Rudraprayag –Srinagar-Devprayag- Rishikesh – Haridwar.

Early morning, after breakfast, you drive downhill to Rishikesh a spiritual city and the Yoga capital of the world. On reaching Rishikesh you’ll do the Rishikesh sightseeing visit Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Evening drive to Haridwar and drop at Railway station for your departures. At this last day, our services concludes here in Haridwar. But the passengers those are looking forward to have departures from Delhi Or want to make one more night in Haridwar can ask our assistance regarding these services to be arranged by paying nominal costs. We wish here the prosperous and spiritual , healthy life ahead and may you have all blessings from the almighty Godheads and abodes.


Why visit Chopta?

It is considered highly sacred by Hindus to visit Char Dham during one's lifetime.Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath were known as Chota Char Dham to differentiate them from the bigger circuit of Char Dham sites.

According to Hindu Dharma, Badrinath became prominent when Nar-Narayan, an avathar of Vishnu did Tapasya there. At that time that place was filled with Berry trees. In Sanskrit language they are called Badri, so the place was named Badrika-Van i.e. the forest of Berry. The particular spot where the Nar-Narayan did Thapasya, a large Berry tree formed covering Him to save Him from rain and sun. Local believe Mata Lakshmi became the Berry tree to save Lord Narayan. Post Tapasya, Narayan said, people will always take Her Name before His Name, hence Hindus always refer "Lakshmi-Narayan ". It was therefore called Badri-Nath i.e. the Lord of Berry forest. This all happened in the Sathya/Sath-Yuga. So Badrinath came to be known as the first Dham.

The second place, Rameshwaram got its importance in the Tretha-Yuga when Lord Rama built a Shiva-Lingam here and worshiped it to get the blessings of Lord Shiva. The Name Rameshwaram means "Rama's Lord". Rama himself is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

The third Dhaam Dwarka got its importance in the Dwapara Yuga when Lord Krishna, The Supreme Lord, made Dwarka His residence instead of Mathura, His birthplace.

The Four Shankaracharya Peeth (Seats) at the Chaar Dham school of Hinduism, created at least four Hindu monastic institutions. He organised the Hindu practitioners under four Maṭhas (Sanskrit: मठ) (institutions/monasteries), with the headquarters at Dvārakā in the West, Jagannatha Puri in the East, Sringeri Sharada Peetham in the South and Badrikashrama in the North.

Transport options from Delhi to Dehradun

  Delhi to Dehradun by Car -

Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Bus -

Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Train -

Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.


Map of Char Dham Yatra


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