Pilgrimage Tour Package
There are four shrines together, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, collectively known as the Char Dham, amid the tranquil heights of the Great Himalayas. These pilgrimages attract the maximum number of pilgrims each year, thus becoming the most important centres of religious pilgrimage throughout Northern India. Traditionally, the Chardham Yatra travels from west to east, thus, the journey starts from Yamunotri, then continues to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Visiting 4 Dham temples in Uttarakhand is a unique experience as each Dham in this Hindu pilgrimage site is dedicated to a different deity and has a great significance of its own. It is believed that every Hindu should visit the Char Dham in his lifetime. A pilgrimage to see God is a life-changing, bliss-flourishing, karma-alleviation contact with God. Another small circuit in Uttarakhand of four pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath is called Chota Char Dham.
Do Dham Yatra
Do Dham Yatra is one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage centres. The yatra includes visits to Badrinath and Kedarnath, two of the holiest places according to Hindu belief. It is believed that by going on the two Dham yatra, all your sins are washed away and you can be set on the path of salvation. Badrinath is a sacred place dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and Kedarnath is a sacred temple dedicated to the holy Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. This journey has great significance for Hindus. Every year lakhs of people come to visit Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand. Both dhams are conveniently correlated with well-known cities like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, and Delhi through roads and can be reached easily via buses and taxis. Awaken your inner and spiritual spirit by making Chardham Yatra or Do Dham Yatra a holy journey.
One of the holiest pilgrimage centres of North India, Kedarnath is located at an elevation of 3,584 meters above sea level, near the head of the Mandakini River. A popular destination for Hindu pilgrims, Kedarnath is one of the four major destinations in India's Chota Char Dham pilgrimage which also includes Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Known for the ancient Shiva temple, a visit to Kedarnath is an exciting experience. When the Lord transfers to Ukhimath, the temple remains submerged in snow for about half a year. According to a legend, the temple came into existence to atone for their sins, as a result of the discovery of the Pandavas by Lord Shiva for killing their brothers during the Kurukshetra War. Lord Shiva deferred all attempts to meet the brothers and halted at Kedarnath and took the form of an ox and began pushing himself on the ground, leaving only his hump visible.
Badrinath is a Hindu holy city and a Nagar panchayat in Chamoli district at an elevation of 3133 m in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Badrinath, one of the oldest pilgrims of the Himalayas is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple is said to be of Vedic origin and has undergone many renovations. The Badrinath temple has very small statues of black stone with four arms. According to a legend, Lord Vishnu had done harsh atonement at this place. The Badrinath Dham is easily accessible by motorways and the Badrinath Temple can be reached on foot with an easy trek. With these legends, the snowy mountain peaks, the scenic drift of the Alaknanda River and the incredible landscape form the perfect backdrop to facilitate a spiritual connection. About 3 km from Badrinath is Mana village, which is one of the last villages before India's border ends and before Tibet begins.
Yamunotri, the source of river Yamuna, is additionally one among the four sites of Char Dham pilgrimage. Yamunotri is located at an altitude of 3293 meters above sea level and in Uttarkashi district. It is surrounded by mountains from all sides and is close to the Indo-China border. Yamunotri is 236 km from Rishikesh, 278 km from Dehradun and 21 km from Chamba 176 km. There are very hot springs near the Yamuna Devi temple; The most important of them is Surya Kund. It holds boiling water as it comes out of the cracks in the mountain. According to the legend, Goddess Yamuna is the daughter of Sun God and Goddess Sanjana, goddess of conscience and sister of Lord Yama, the god of death. Pilgrims believe that taking a holy bath in the Yamuna guarantees a painful death. With a view of the zigzagged peaks and dense forests, the journey to Yamunotri is spectacular.
Gangotri, located in Uttarkashi, one of the four Char Dham pilgrimage areas, is closely related to the river Ganga known as Ganga. Gangotri is a popular pilgrimage centre in India, situated at an altitude of 3042 meters and emitting a highly sacred aura. The river Ganges originates from the Gangotri glacier and is known as Bhagirathi. The name Ganga later rose after passing through the Devprayag River and merged into the Alaknanda River. One of the classic treks of the Garhwal Himalaya is the Gaumukh-Tapovan-Nandanvan circuit. Gaumukh is the source of the river Ganges, which is 19 km from Gangotri. Gaumukh is situated at an altitude of 12,960 feet and has a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains. One has to trek to the mountain to reach Gaumukh. The pilgrimage to Gangotri is considered influential to remove sin and ensure eternal happiness. The water taken from this holy place is exported by pilgrims to other parts of India.
Of all the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, the group of five temples of Shiva is the most revered. It is known as Panch Kedar. The most popular mythology about Panch Kedar narrates to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. According to the Mahabharata, when the Pandavas were searching for Lord Shiva, they transformed themselves into bulls to avoid detection. Though, when Bhima made an effort to capture the bull, he vanished and later reappeared in the body parts at five places, which is currently known as Panch Kedar. The ridge reappeared in Kedarnath, the arms appeared in Tungnath, the navel appeared in Madhyameshwar, the face appeared in Rudranath and the hair and head appeared in Kalpeshwar. The Pandavas built temples at these five places to worship Shiva. Panch Kedar trek is additionally traditional among youthful people that appreciate the joys of trekking to the holy places within the mountains.
One of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, Badrinath, is located after the temple in Chamoli district. Like the Panch Kedar of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu has 5 dhams, known as Panch Badri which also includes Shri Badrinath Dham. Panch Badri has also been called the second Baikunth in religious texts. Vishal Badri (Badrinath), Yogadhan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Old Age Badri and Adi Badri, these temples are considered to be the abode of Lord Vishnu and are spread around 24 km above Badrinath to Nandprayag in the area starting from Satopanth.
Lord Vishnu resides in a yogi form in this temple established as Badri. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu, in his avatar in the form of Nar and Narayana, performed penance in an open field at Badrinath. It is also believed that his wife Devi Lakshmi built a shelter in the form of a tree (Badri tree) to protect her from adverse weather conditions.
Prayag 'or Sangam in Hindu tradition refers to the confluence of two or more rivers where bathing is performed before worshipping. Panch Prayag is the most sacred place of confluence in Allahabad after Prayag. It is believed that a dip at the confluence cleanses the heart, mind and soul of a person and brings him closer to liberation or liberation. Panch Prayag is visited by pilgrims and devotees while participating in Char Dham Yatra. Panch Prayag refers to the five confluences that come to form the river Ganges at Vishnu Prayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag respectively. Many Char Dham Yatra packages include a trip to Panch Prayag. Devprayag, the sacred of all Panch Prayag and is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers known as Sangam. The Char Dham Yatra with Panch Prayag is always good for making Uttarakhand tourism popular. Four sangams are added to form the five holy sangamas or Panch Prayag, which pilgrims visit for worship.
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- Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- Breakfast and Dinner on fixed menu basis.
- Only Room in Kedarnath Ji without meal.
- All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances.
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- GST 5% Extra
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- Lunch & Snacks does not include in Package.
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- Helicopter Ticket for Kedarnath Ji (To& Fro)
- VIP Darshan or special Pooja arrangements.