2 DHAM YATRA 2023

Day 1

Delhi – Haridwar (210 kms/ 5-6 Hrs Drive)

Meet our driver at Delhi Airport/ Hotel/ Home/ Station (Pickup around 8 – 10 Am) and drive to Haridwar. Check into the hotel in Haridwar. Evening Visit to Mansa Devi Temple and attend Ganga aarti at Har Ki Pauri, Overnight stay at Haridwar Hotel.

Haridwar – Haridwar is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Gods” due to its significant role in Hindu mythology and religion. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is the place where Lord Vishnu left his footprint on a stone, and where Lord Shiva is believed to have meditated. It is also the place where the Ganges River, considered a sacred river in Hinduism, enters the plains from the mountains.

Day 2

Haridwar – Guptkashi (220 Kms/ 7-8 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, drive to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. On the way you can see River Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi, visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptakashi. Check into the hotel in Guptakashi. Overnight stay at Guptakashi.

Guptakashi – Guptkashi is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva had hidden himself from the Pandavas during the Mahabharata period. It is also considered to be one of the important places for performing the last rites (shraddha) of ancestors. Apart from its religious significance, Guptkashi is also known for its scenic beauty and adventure activities like trekking, camping, and rock climbing. Some of the popular tourist attractions in and around Guptkashi include Vishwanath Temple, Ardhnareshwar Temple, Manikarnika Kund, Triyuginarayan Temple, and Kedarnath Wildlife sanctuary.

Day 3

Guptkashi – Kedarnath

Post breakfast, drive for Sonprayag for Kedarnath trekking. (Leave hotel very early in the morning) Overnight stay at Kedarnath.

Day 4

Morning take darshan of Kedarnath Temple and do pooja and after breakfast, checkout from hotel/ Camps and follow same trek and back to Sonprayag. There is a big parking problem so the driver will park the vehicle at other place if his contact number is not working then wait for your driver at the pre fixed point. Overnight stay at Guptkashi.

Kedarnath – The Kedarnath Temple, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Lord Shiva is also known as Kedar. According to the legends, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own kith and kin and to get rid of those sins sought the blessings of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was upset with the Pandavas and doesn’t wanted to meet them so he eluded them repeatedly and 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 being worshipped there as his manifestations. The face appeared at Rudranath, the arms at Tungnath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned Temples are collectively known as Panch Kedar.

Day 5

Guptkashi – Badrinath (220 Kms/9-10 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, drive towards Badrinath. Check into your hotel in Badrinath. Devotees after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal & take part in the Aarti in the evening. There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana village, Vyas Gufa, Bhimpul and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the 3.5 kms of Badrinath ji. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

Badrinath is one of the ‘Char Dhams’ and one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters above sea level, 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”.

TaptKund – Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bath before entering the Badrinath temple.

Mana Village – Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet on this side.

Vasudhara – As the name suggests, vasudhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. From Badrinath out of which 3 kms. 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 Pandavas.

Vyas Gufa – It is situated near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.

Day 6

Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (170 Kms/ 7-8 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, driver towards Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Visit Narsingh Temple on the way in Joshimath later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check into the hotel arrival in Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.

Joshimath – is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Narsingh devta 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 their residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at BhavishyaBadri.

Rudraprayag – is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. It is confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, is located at a distance of around 86 km from Rudraprayag.

Day 7

Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs Drive)

After having breakfast, drive towards Rishikesh. Rishikesh ‘Yoga capital of India’ is celebrated as spiritual town on the bank of River 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 came to be known as Rishikesh. Later visit Rishikesh Temples Sight Seeing – LaxmanJhulla, Ram Jhulla and Ganga Arti in the evening. Overnight stay at Rishikesh.

Rishikesh – Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is the yoga capital of India. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India and is home to many world renowned ashrams. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting center, bungee jumping, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.

Day 8

Rishikesh – Delhi (245 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs Drive)

Post breakfast, drive for Delhi. Dropping at Delhi airport / station / home / hotel

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