Haridwar – The Ganges Aarti , Chardham Yatra Golden Temple Harmandir Sahib and The Holy Shrine of Ma Vaishno Devi

Tour Starting from 20th May 2010 till 02nd November 2010

Day 01
Leave London Heathrow

 

Day 02

Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi International Airport you are met by our Executive who will be waiting with your name placard and he will transfer you to your pre booked Hotel

Akshardham TempleAfternoon visit to Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple: It is built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities. The mandir is a fusion of pink stone and pure white marble, where pink stone symbolizes bhakti in eternal bloom and white marble that of absolute purity and eternal peace

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Delhi

 

Day 03

Delhi
After Breakfast Visit

Chhatarpur Temple: It is formally known as Adya Katyayani temple, is the second largest temple complex in India, and is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani

Lotus TempleLotus Temple: IT is a unique flower shape Baháí temple thus making it a very prominent attraction in Delhi

Birla Mandir: The Laxminarayan Temple, (also called the Birla Mandir), in Delhi, India, is a temple built in honour of the Hindu goddess of wealth, Laxmi, and of her consort, Lord Vishnu – the Preserver in the Trimurti. It is a temple with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden.

Kalka Mandir: Kalka Mandir also known as Kalkaji Temple is a famous Hindu mandir (temple), dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali

Iskcon Temple: Also known as "Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple", it is a place for worship which advocates the principles of Bhagvad Gita as taught by Lord Krishna.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

 

Day 04

Delhi – Haridwar (by Shatabdi Express Departure at 0650 Hrs Arrival at 1125 Hrs Drive) Haridwar - Barkot (By Private Car 220 kms / 7 Hrs Drive)
YamunatriToday morning you are transferred to Delhi Railway Station to board Train Shatabdi Express for Haridwar. Upon arrival in Haridwar Railway Station you are met and transferred by private Vehicle for Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Upon arrival in Barkot check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Barkot

 

Day 05

Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (By Private Vehicle 36kms, 7 kms Drive)
Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps forJanki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek up to 8 kms), trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad".Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti.

Hanuman ChattiHanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
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, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Later drive back to Barkot

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Barkot

 

Day 06

Barkot - Uttarkashi (By Private Vehicle 100 kms / 4hrs Drive)
Drive to Uttarkashi. Upon arrival in Uttarkashi check in Hotel Later visit Vishwanath Temple.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Uttarkashi

 

Day 07

Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (By Private Vehicle 100kms/3hrs Drive each side)
Morning proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas.

Gangotri TempleGangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases. KedarGanga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Uttarkashi

 

Day 08

Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (By Private Vehicle 175kms/6hrs Drive)
Early morning, drive to Rudraprayag. Upon arrival in RudraprayagRudraprayag check in at your pre booked Hotel

Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Temples: Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Rudraprayag

 

 

Day 09

Rudraprayag - Kedarnath (By Private Vehicle 75 kms 3 Hrs Drive)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters. One can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

Lord VishwanathKedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing 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 worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kedarnath

 

 

Day 10

Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (14Kms Trek & 75kms / 3hrs by Road) Via Gaurikund
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund Later drive to Rudraprayag viaGuptkashi. Upon arrival in Rudraprayag check in at your Pre Booked Hotel

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Rudraprayag

 

Day 11

Rudraprayag - Badrinath (By Private Vehicle 165kms/7hrs Drive)

Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Badrinath one of the 'Four Tapt KundDhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, 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".

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Badrinath

 

Day 12

Badrinath
Today visit to Badrinath visiting

Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.

Brahama Kapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Sheshnetra: 1.5kms away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye.

Charanpaduka: 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

Vasundhara: As the name suggests, Vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 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 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.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Badrinath

 

Day 13

Badrinath – Kirtinagar (By Private Vehicle 200kms/7hrs Drive)
BadrinathEarly 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 sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive to Kirtinagar. Upon arrival in Kirtinagar check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kirtinagar

 

Day 14

Kirtinagar – Rishikesh (By Private Vehicle 100kms/3hrs Drive)
Morning leave by Private Car for Rishikesh Upon arrival in Rishikesh check in at your pre booked Hotel

Later visit Haridwar the holy city where you can visit Hari-ki-Pauri the sacred Ghat and the Hindu Temples

Overnight at the Hotel in Rishikesh

 

Day 15

Rishikesh
RishikeshRishikesh, 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 hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.

emples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Rishikesh

 

Day 16

Rishikesh – Haridwar (By Private Vehicle 25 Kms 1 Hrs Drive) Haridwar – Amritsar (by Train)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle Haridwar. Upon arrival in Haridwar you are transferred to Haridwar Railway Station to board Train for Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar Railway Station you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Amritsar also known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal in Agra and is the number one destination for non-resident-Indians (NRI) in the whole of India

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Amritsar

 

Day 17

Amritsar
Golden TempleMorning after breakfast visit Golden Temple, culturally the most significant place of worship of the Sikhs and one of the oldest Sikh Gurdwaras It was established by Guru Ram Das Ji, the fourth guru of the Sikhs, and is, also due to the shrine, known as Guru Di Nagri meaning city of the Guru.

Full Day Spent Visiting Golden Temple

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Amritsar

 

Day 18

Amritsar – Katra (by Private Vehicle 250 Kms 4 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Katra. Upon arrival in Katra check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Katra

 

Day 19

Katra – Vaishno Devi – Katra
Vaishno DeviEarly Morning you are transferred to catch Helicopter for visit to Vaishno Devi Shrine. After Darshan return by Foot for Katra. Upon arrival in Katra check in at your Hotel

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Katra

 

Day 20

Katra – Jammu (By Private Vehicle 50 Kms 1 ½ Hrs Drive)
Jammu – Delhi (By Flight)

Today you leave by private car for Jammu. Upon arrival in Jammu you are transferred to Jammu Airport to Board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi

irport you are met and transferred to your Pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

 

Day 21

Delhi – London (By Flight)
Today you are transferred to Delhi International Airport to board flight for London.

 

1950
Cost for the Haridwar – The Ganges Aarti , Chardham Yatra Golden Temple Harmandir Sahib and The Holy Shrine of Ma Vaishno Devi Programme on the basis of Twin / Double Room sharing For Minimum 4 Persons Traveling together 1950 Per Person

Cost Includes: -
  • Accommodation on Single/Twin/ Double Room basis with all meals Basis (Vegetarian Meals)
  • All Transfers by Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle with Company Executive
  • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle with Driver for Tours as mentioned
  • Local English speaking Guide for Tour in Delhi and Amritsar (No Guide in Katra)
  • Accompanying English Speaking Guide for Chardham Yatra (From Day 04 till Day16)
  • Air-Conditioned Chair Car Train tickets for Delhi – Haridwar –Amritsar  
  • One Way Helicopter transfer from Katra to Maa Vaishno Devi shrine
  • Domestic flight in economy class for Jammu – Delhi
  • International flight in economy class Ex London Heathrow
  • Airport Taxes

Cost does not Includes: -

  • Insurance of any kind
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Any other Expenses that are not mentioned above due to bad weather, road closure, land slides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.
  • Visa Charges

 


Hotels Used

Delhi Regent Continental
Barkot Chauhan Annexe / Similar
Uttarkashi Mahima / Shivlinga / Similar
Rudraprayag Monal Resort / Similar
Kedarnath Himachal House / similar
Badrinath Park Plaza / Similar
Kirti Nagar   River view Resort / Similar
Rishikesh Ganga Beach Resort / Similar
Amritsar Ritz Plaza / Similar
Katra White Orchid / Similar

 


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