CHAR DHAM YATRA
Chardham Yatra starts from 7th May, 2019
Travel Program Activity Calendar
Itinerary: Haridwar (2N) - Barkot (2N) - Uttarkashi (2N) - Sitapur (3N) - Badrinath (1N) - Rudraprayag (1N)
Day 1:(At 05:00 Hrs) Arrival Haridwar - Barkot (210kms/7-8hr) HT: 1352 MTS. Early morning dip (bathing) in Holy Ganga and have blessings to start you journey for Chardham (Four Abodes OF God). After breakfast proceed to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. En route visit Sahastradhara, Robert’s Cave & Kempty fall. Upon arrival check in into the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel at Barkot
Day 2:Barkot – Yamunotri- Barkot (42 Kms & 5 Kms Trek) Each side Morning leave for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti & Fool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 06 kms for Yamunotri, On Arrive Yamunotri Holi Dip in Garam Kund, than Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yamunotri Ji, after Darshan and Pooja, afternoon start trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3:Day 03: Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr) HT: 1158 MTS. Drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt. 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
Day 04:Uttarkashi – Guptkashi-Sitapur (290 Kms/ 8-9 hrs) Leave very early in the morning with packed breakfast for almost day long drive to Sitapur via Guptkashi. On your drive you would pass through Ganga giving way to Tehri Dam (The Hydro Electric Project). Overnight stay in the hotel at Sitapur/Guptkashi.
Day 05:Sitapur -Gaurikund - Kedarnath & back (19 Kms Trek One Side/ 6-7 hrs) Morning drive to Sonprayag -Gaurikund (03 kms drive-one way). On arrival Gaurikund start your journey on the tough trek ahead. On arrival Kedarnath freshening up, perform Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji & back to Sitapur
Day 06:Sitapur to Pipalkoti/ Joshimath (180 km/ 7-8 hrs) Early Morning breakfast drive to via chopta some time spend in chopta, chopta is the mini swtzirland in India, after it processed to pipalkoti.
Day 07:pipalkoti/joshimath - Badrinath (60 kms / 2-3 hrs) Morning after breakfast proceed to Badrinath via Joshimath, (Narsimha Temple, Sankaracharaya Math) Badrinath. Evening Darshan & Pooja at Badrinath temple. Overnight stay at Badrinath
Day 08:Badrinath – Pipalkoti - Rudraprayag - (160 kms/6-7hr) Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). 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. Late morning after breakfast drive to Rudraprayag enroute visiting Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag overnight stay at Rudraprayag .Vishnuprayag where two river confluences Dhauli Ganga & Alaknanda,Karnprayag (confluence of river Pindari and river Alaknanda)
Day 09:Rudarparyag-Haridwar – (140 kms/05hr) After breakfast drive to Haridwar en-route visit Deoprayag, Rishikesh (Ram Jhula & Laxman Jhula, Gita Mandir).After Rishikes sightseeing proceed to Haridwar. Drop Haridwar . Overnight stay in Haridwar. or Other Things
Char Dham Parikrama
A parikrama refers to clockwise circumambulation of a pilgrimage destination. As per the Hindu traditions, the chardham destinations (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath) are to be circumambulated clockwise, known as chardham parikrama. Devotees and pilgrims are required to complete their pilgrimage to chardham starting from left and ending towards the right. So, if one is performing a parikrama, they have to begin their chardham yatra from Yamunotri, which is the westernmost shrine in the circuit. The pilgrimage shrine of Yamunotri is located at an altitude of 3,165 m above sea level and is dedicated to Hindu goddess Yamuna.
The next destination as per the chardham parikrama is the shrine of Gangotri, at a height of 3,042 m above sea level and dedicated to goddess Ganga. The shrine occupies a place on the right banks of river Bhagirathi. The chardham parikrama takes you further to Kedarnath, located at an elevation of 3,581 m above sea level.
The final destination of the chardham parikrama is the sacred shrine of Badrinath. Located at a height of 3,133 m above sea level on the right banks of the river Alaknanda, Badrinath is the most significant among the all four chardham destinations in Uttarakhand. The Badrinath temple in Garhwal stands in dedication to Lord Vishnu. The temple at Badrinath has been divided into Garbha Griha (the inner sanctum), Darshan Mandap (the site to perform rituals) and Sdap (where devotees and pilgrims