Gangotri Yatra 2017

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Chardham Yatra 2017 which is a well-known Yatra in the Hinduism and a large number of peoples from Hinduism comes and visit these four holy and sacred spots. As per the Vedas it is said that by visiting these four spots which comes in this pilgrimage will lead each and every person a step towards the salvation of CharDham. “Chardham Yatra” word come from the Sanskrit and if we divide these words then Char Dham means four holy sacred temples and Yatra means traveling but these four temples are situated in different places which are difficult to accessible because of this We at Uttarakhand Holidays provide different types of Travel Services for Chardham Yatra 2017 and we have all types of Chardham Yatra Packages 2017 so that everyone can see and enjoy these four beautiful holy temples of Chardham Yatra 2017.

DAY 01: HARIDWAR / DELHI PICK UP
Pick up from Haridwar Railway Station or Delhi, to board and proceed to Haridwar Hotel – Haridwar is the Gateway of Chardham Yatra. Upon arrival check inn into the hotel. Evening attend The Ganga Arti at famous Har Ki Pauri (by your own). Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Things To Do

Rituals & Activities : Beginning of Yatra perform special ritual activities like Ganga Snan, Hawan & Aarti, Yagya, Sadhu Sewa, Arrangment Brahman Bhojnam at end of Yatra
Optional : Visit Chila Forest Range / Vindhyavasani Forest Ranage / Khimsar Village Life

DAY 02: HARIDWAR – BARKOT / SAYANACHATTI (210 KMS / 07 HRS)
After breakfast leave for Barkot via Mussoorie. En route visit Kempty fall. Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Barkot. Acclimatize yourself to start a trek to Yamnotri from JanakiChatti.

DAY 03: BARKOT/SAYANACHATTI – JANKICHATTI – YAMUNOTRI – JANKICHATTI – BARKOT / SAYANACHATTI (38KMS/2HRS DRIVE & 5KMS/3HRS ON FOOT)
After breakfast proceed to Yamunotri here can cook rice in Garam Pani kund. Tourist take this cooked rice to home as “Prasad”. “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s (HOT WATER) and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Things To Do

Rituals & Activities : Snan in Tapt Kund Yamnotri , Yamuna Pujan in Divya Shila , Yamnotri Temple Darshan , Hanuman Temple

Optional : Participate in Pre Booked Aarti in Yamnotri Temple where you will get advantage of performing Aarti in your Name / Gotra.

YAMUNOTRI: Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the source of revered river Yamuna which originates from the Champasar Glacier lying 1 km ahead of the shrine situated at an elevation of 3235 mts above sea level. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer Pooja at the temple itself. Yamunotri was the home of an ancient sage Asit Muni. Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun just like Yama who is considered his son. It is believed that Yama would not torment any person at the time of death who takes a holy dip in Yamuna, his sister.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, worshiped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

DAY 04: BARKOT – UTTARAKASHI /GANGNANI (140 KMS / 07 HRS)
After breakfast leave for Uttarkashi visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and drive to Gangnani . Evening free for leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at Uttarkashi.UTTARKASHI: Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers; Varuna and Ashi, whose water flow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevated, at a height of 1588 meters, this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and ghats and likewise, a north or ‘uttar’ facing river. The major temple is the Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area. These are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. It is said, that once there were 365 temples here. Hiuen Tsang referred to this place as Brahma Puran, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug, Kashi will be submerged, and Uttarkashi will replace it as an important religious centre.

DAY 05: UTTARKASHI / GANGNANI – GANGOTRI – HARSIL – GANGNANI / UTTARKASHI (120KMS / 05 HRS) ROUND TRIP
Early Morning start driving to Gangotri. Offering prayers & pooja darshan, later drive back to Uttarkashi, en route visit Gangnani. Overnight stay at Gangnani/ UttarkashiGANGOTRI: Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great “Deva Yagna” here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. Gangnani: Further up on way to Gangotri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the kund called Rishikund. There is a temple near the kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.

Things To Do

Ritual and Activities : Perform Snan at Gangotri Ghat (VIP Ghat), Ganga Pujan & Aarti at Gangotri Ghat, Darshan of Bhagirath Shila ,Darshan of Gauri Ganesha Temple, Finally Gangotri Temple Darshan after that you must have Darshan of Surya Kund. While returning Darshan of Gupteshwar Mahadev temple in Dharali, Interact with Tibetan Culture and people in Harsil.

DAY 06: UTTARKASHI – SITAPUR (250 KMS/ 8-9 HRS)
After Breakfast drive Sitapur. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 07: SITAPUR – GAURIKUND – KEDARNATH – SITAPUR (10 KMS/ 1/2 HRS & 16 KMS / 6-7 HRS)Post your early breakfast; leave by vehicle for Gaurikund and from their join other pilgrims for 16 kms trek of Kedarnath. After darshan and Pooja at Kedarnath Temple back to hotel for Overnight Stay.

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 is more 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 on the opening and closing day of Sri Kedarnath Shrine. It is believed that when Kedarnathji temple is closed, Bhaironathji protects this land from evil.

RITURALS & ACTIVITIES : Visit Guptkashi,Gaurikund , Snan in Tapt Kund at Gauri Kund and Darshan of Gauri Ganesh Temple & get blessing of Ganesha and start the trek of kedarnath Ji. Evening Aarti Darshan of Kedarnath Ji , Darshan of Aadi Guru Shankracharya , Darshan of Udar Kund & Bambam Kund , Pitra Kund . Chance to meet Gurus and Sadhus meditating for long time in Kedarnath. Darshan of Rama cave (Gufa)

Day for Rest at Sitapur Halt

Day 08: SITAPUR – BADRINATH (220 KMS / 07-08 HRS).

After breakfast proceed to Badrinath via Joshimath, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Math) Badrinath. Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Overnight stay at Badrinath.

Things To Do

Rituals & Activities : Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund, Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran ), Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave, Ganesha Cave, Keshav Prayag, Darshan of Sarasawati Udgam (origin) ), Charan Paduka Darshan,,Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag,Nandprayag, Karnprayag while returning back to Rudraprayag.

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.

NARAD KUND: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. Brahama Kapal: It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head).

SHESHNETRA: It is a large block of stone between tow small seasonal lakes carrying an eye of “Sheshnag” The eye formation is quite natural, 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye, it is believed that the seshnag waits at this place patiently to accompany the lord on his reincarnation. 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 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 09: BADRINATH – SRINAGAR – HARIDWAR – DELHI

After breakfast Drive to Srinagar via Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag, Rudrapryag & Devpryag, on reach Srinagar check inn into Hotel,O/n at Srinagar.

Vishnuprayag: where two river confluences Dhauli Ganga & Alaknanda
Karnprayag: (confluence of river Pindari and river Alaknanda)
Nandprayag: (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda River)

Morning after breakfast drive back towards Haidwar enroute visit Rishikesh, on reach Haridwar check inn into Hotel, O/N stay at Haridwar.

In Haridwar visit : “MAA CHANDI” “CHANDI DEVI MANDIR” which is just 7 kms from the main haridwar city, after darshan back for lunch at the most popular restaurant of haridwar “HOSIYARPURI” after lunch when you walk just 10minutes there you got the “Ropeway” for “MAA MANSA DEVI MANDIR”, (By your Own) evening visit Maa Ganga Arti at the famous Har – Ki Pauri Ghat, later back to Hotel Dinner & O/N stay.
Morning after breakfast we will drop you at preferred point for your onward journey.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis in mention or Similar Hotels.
  • All Transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary (All travels with 14 seater tempo traveler).
  • All inter-state taxes, toll taxes, driver allowance & parking etc.
  • All prevailing applicable taxes.

Exclusions

  • Breakfast & Dinner.
  • 3.50% Government Service Tax.
  • Air fare / train fare until mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any meals other than those specified in ‘Inclusions’.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, Pooja samagri etc.
  • Any other item not specified in ‘Inclusions’.
  • Porterage at hotels / airport / railway station and during trekking.
  • Ponies / Dollies during trekking.
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Camera fee / Emergency & medical cost.
  • Helicopter tickets for any of the Dhams.
  • Cost incidental due to road blocks, landslides, change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and or any factors beyond control.
Chardham Yatra | 8 Night / 9 Days | Per Person Cost
PAXCABBudget | Ex. HaridwarDeluxe | Ex. HaridwarBudget | Ex. DelhiDeluxe | Ex. Delhi
2Indigo25500283002910031800
4Indigo16500193001830021000
4Innova25500283002810030700
6Tavera17200199001850021200
6Innova19500223002120023900
6Bolero15900187001990019800
8Tampo18400210002010022800
12Tampo14800175001590018600
HOTELS | CHARDHAM
DayDestinationDeluxe HotelsBudget HotelsNights
1stHaridwarHotel Sound SleepPanchkula1
2nd / 3rdBarkotPavni ResortHotel Dipin2
4th / 5thUttarkashiMahima ResortKrishna Villa Resort2
6th / 7th / 8thSitapurHotel Jagat RajNav Durga3
9thBadrinathParmath LokOm Kutir1
1othSrinagarHotel Srikot CastleHotel Welcome1
11thHaridwarHotel Sound SleepPanchkula1
12thDrop at as per scheduled program
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • This is fixed departure Program, In This you have to co-ordinate with others passenger they can be from our company or other travel agent.
  • Hotels can be change without prior notice or Depends on distance covered by vehicle.
  • May be you have to start your journey early in the morning cause of same day Darshan.
  • Early journey may become cause of breakfast loss.
  • We charged only for 11 Night accomodation, Extra night due to any reason will be on direct payment basis.
  • In case of Helicopter Darshan guest have to stay in Guptkashi or Nearby places.

 

IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (for instance, bad weather):

we shall first try to offer you alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced; If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged from you on a pro-rata basis depending on portion of the tour standing utilized by you

In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited refunding to you the price we charged as the tour fees . Change Your Holiday Plan

After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by yourself.

 

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travel arrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as represented and promised to you. If Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the costs of your travel arrangements.

We do not accept any responsibility for any third party services or service providers, like hotels, transport etc. For example, travel delays are the responsibility of the transporters and inefficient hospitality is the responsibility of the hotels. We are only your tour operator and at no time do we act as managers for your respective responsibilities and personal obligations. We are therefore not responsible for your acts, misdemeanor, omissions and neither are we responsible for managing any of your personal affairs; for example, we are not responsible for ensuring the safety of your personal belongings, travel documents, etc. at any time before the commencement of the tour or after it or during the tour. Holiday Insurance

It will be your responsibility to purchase any sort of holiday insurance cover and we are not responsible for the same. Exactness Not Guaranteed

We cannot and do not guarantee the exactness of any service that may be provided to you. For instance, photographs of the interiors of the hotel rooms posted on our website have been sourced from the respective Hotel management; the visual appeal of a room selected by you cannot and is not guaranteed by us. Similarly, while we assure you of enjoyable holidays, we cannot and do not guarantee or represent that such tour will be as per your mental perception, imagination or thought about such tours.

 

GENERAL IMPORTANT NOTES

In case there is any change in price the same will be communicated to yourself and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further. There will be no reduction for un-utilized services

Surcharges may be applicable over and above the holiday price for the requested period. The same will be advised at the time of booking or prior to confirmations.

You need to make an advance payment at the time of confirming the tour and make the balance payment 35 days prior to the departure of the tour.

 

Advance Booking Fee

45 or more days before departure : Rs 25% per person
30 days before departure : 50% of total amount
Less than 30 days before departure : 100% of the total amount