Pilgrimage Tours in India
Delhi – Rishikesh (245 Kms/5-6hrs)
You will depart for Rishikesh by road. (245Kms/6 hrs). Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Rishikesh, check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Evening Ganga Aarti at Tribeni Ghat.
Tribeni - Tribeni is a small town in the northern part of Bansberia Municipality in Hooghly in the state of West Bengal, India. It was an old holy place for the Hindus. The sanctity of the place has been recognized for many centuries and has been mentioned in Pavana-Dutam, a Sanskrit piece of the last quarter of the 12th century. The Muslims took it over during early phases of their conquest of Bengal.
Overnight at Aloha on the Ganges or similar at Rishikesh.
Rishikesh – Barkot (200kms/7hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Barkot. En-route enjoys delicious lunch at wayside restaurant.
Barkot- Is a place of great scenic beauty with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains all around. A magnificent view of the eternal snow peaks of Bandar punch can be seen from here. Overnight at the Chardham camp, Barkot.
Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (38Kms/2hrs, 6 Kms/3hrs trek one side)
After early breakfast, we will proceed to Jankichatti via Syanachatti. From Jankichatti we begin our trek to Yamunotri (6 km/3 hrs) to visit the temple of Goddess Yamuna, situated on the bank of the river. You can take a holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs and cook rice in its water, the common rituals performed by the devotees. We return to Barkot in the evening.
Yamunotri - On the western side of Garhwal Himalayas, in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhandlays the holy place of Yamunotri. About 3,293 metres above the sea level, Yamunotri stands proudly with its enormous mountain peaks, glaciers and gushing waters of Yamuna. River Yamuna, the second most sacred river of India, originates in Yamunotri, making it one of the pilgrimage sites in the Chota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand.
Jankichatti- is a highly famous tourist place situated in the Northern Indian state of Uttrakhand. JankiChatti is a small town located on the way to Yamunotri Temple, famous for its many hot water springs, and it is located at a distance of around three kilometers from Yamunotri.
Overnight at the Chardham camp, Barkot.
Barkot – Harsil (170 Kms, 7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, we will proceed to Harsil – one the most beautiful valleys in the world. En-route we will stop at Gangnani for hot water spring dip.
Harsil - Harsil is an unspoiled and hidden jewel of Uttarakhand state offering ample scope for people seeking peace and serenity in the lap of Himalayas. It is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River at an elevation of 2620 mts above sea level. This quaint hamlet has become popular in recent years among travel enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Overnight at the Chardham camp, Harsil.
Harsil – Gangotri – Harsil (23 Kms/1hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Gangotri (23 Kms/1 hr). On arrival take a holy deep in the river sacred The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform puja and relax in the lovely surrounding. In the afternoon return back to Harsil for lunch. Overnight at the Chardham camp, Harsil
Gangotri- is the main religious places among the four Char Dham pilgrimage circuit, situated in Uttarkashi, is closely related to Goddess Ganga, the river that we know as Ganges. The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3048 mts, amidst sylvan surroundings, constitutes one of the most important pilgrimages for the devout Hindus and emits a highly pious aura. is the main religious places among the four Char Dham pilgrimage circuit, situated in Uttarkashi, is closely related to Goddess Ganga, the river that we know as Ganges.
Harsil– Guptkashi (260 Kms/ 9 hrs)
After early breakfast, we will proceed to Guptkashi (230 Kms) Lunch in route.
Guptakashi- is very interesting place in Uttarakhand because there is very oldest Vishwanath temple. Guptkashi is big city before Kedarnath. There is many types of hotels in Guptkashi. Guptkashi Gupta Kashi or Guptkashi is located in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand. The height of Guptkashi is 1,497 ft above the see level. Guptkhashi is known for Vishwanath temple devoted to the lord Shiva, which is similar to the one in Varanasi (kashi). The other well-known temple here is dedicated to Ardhanareshvara, a half man half woman form of Shiva and Parvati. The name of Guptkashi is link with pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The temple is place on the way to kedarnath. It has the scenic backdrop of the snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba and enjoys a salubrious weather throughout the year.
Overnight at the Chardham camp, Guptkashi.
Guptkashi – Kedarnath (21kms trek, 01 hr drive)
After breakfast, we proceed to Kedarnath ji, via Sonprayag (21kms/trekking, 8hrs) or Guptkashi to Kedarnath by Helicopter, on arrival Kedarnath ji Darshan, Aarti & pooja.
Sonprayag- is a place of religious significance located enroute to Kedarnath Dham. Prayag means confluence and Sonprayag lies at the confluence of two holy rivers Basuki and Mandakini. There is a common belief among people that bathing in the river can wash away their sins. Surrounded by the snowcapped peaks, Sonprayag attracts visitors in large numbers. The snow peaks and the streams of river add a majestic charm to this serene location. Triyuginarayan, which is supposed to be the marriage place of Lord Shiva and Parvati, is located at a distance of 10 km from Sonprayag.
Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Kedarnath– Guptkashi (21Kms trek / 7 hrs, 28 Kms drive- 1 hr)
Morning pooja darshan again Kedarnath ji temple, after breakfast, we trek down to Sonprayag, pick up car drive to Guptkashi.
Kedarnath Mandir- (Kedarnath Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini River in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only between the end of April (AkshayaTritriya) to November (KartikPurnima - the autumn full moon). During the winters, the vigrahas(deities) from Kedarnath temple are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarnath, the 'Lord of Kedar Khand', the historical name of the region.
Overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Guptakashi – Joshimath by Chopta (170 Kms / 6 Hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Joshimath (170 Kms / 6 hrs), one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through medicinal forest. On arrival in check in to your Chardham camp. Evening is free for you to explore Joshimath on your own.
Joshimath-- height is 6150 feet from sea level. There is cable car point in Joshimath for Auli. You can take latest update about weather, how to reach, sightseeing, hotels in joshimath. Joshimath is a important pilgrimage center point in India Country. Joshimath is located in the District of Chamoli. This place is very high reputable by Hindus. Many devotees and travelers can be seen in the area during the pilgrim season. Many people cames Joshimath for worship to God. Who are looking to take a trek to some of the higher regions than Joshimath is serves as a base for travelers. You can go by trek from Joshimath to Valley Of Flowers.
Overnight at the Chardham Camp, Joshimath.
Joshimath – Badrinath – Joshimath (44 Kms drive one way/ 2 Hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Badrinath. On arrival take holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana Village (Last Indian Village). We return to Joshimath in the evening.
Mana Village - Mana is a last Indian village from the border of India and Tibet/China in the Himalayas. It is located in the district of Chamoli. It’s been designated as a “Tourism Village” by the Uttarakhand government. Mana village is one of best tourist attraction nearby to Badrinath, It's just 3 kms from Badrinath town. The village is on the banks of the River Saraswati. It is situated at a height of around 3219 meters. The village is surrounded by Himalayan hills.
Joshimath – Rishikesh (254 Kms/ 8-9 hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Rishikesh (254 Kms/ 8-9 hrs). Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight at Rishikesh.
Rishikesh – Delhi (245kms/6-7hrs)
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to New Delhi. (245 Kms / 6-7 hrs) We hope you take back happy memories of Chardham Tour.
- Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by A/c Indigo.
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Rishikesh.
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Barkot.
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Harsil.
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Guptakashi.
- Accommodation for 01 night in Kedarnath.
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Joshimath.
- Buffet breakfast , lunch & dinner.
- Hot water bottles as sun down service.
- Guided visit to shrine.
- Yoga session Rishikesh every morning.
- Bhajan sandhya in evening.
- First aid at camps with oxygen cylinders.
- Escorted walk and visit to nearby places.
- STD/ISD conferencing facilities at the Camps.
- Well structured activity blocks for Aarti, religious discourses etc.
- All applicable hotel & transport taxes.
- Air Fare / Train fare throughout the tour.
- Kedarnath yatra by helicopter (round trip).
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees, video camera permits during sightseeing.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Travel Insurance.
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes "column.
- Service tax @ 3.63% on total billing.
Char Dham Yatra Packages
Char Dham is described the 4 Hindu spiritual sites in Uttarakhand state of India. These are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas, these 4 sacred shrines are the center of religious activity in north India. Typically, the Chardham Yatra is undertaken from the west to the east. Thus, the Yatra begins from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
4 Dham Yatra Package from Delhi
Amongst the 4 Char Dham, Yamunotri and Gangotri are committed to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Furthermore, individuals also check out Hemkund Sahib in the vicinity, which is one of the greatest located spiritual shrines in the country. Therefore, pilgrims go to all these locations in goal of removing their sins and to attain redemption, by the true blessings of the Lord.
The fantastic Himalayas are called home to several Hindu Gods and in Uttarakhand; there are a number of the most spiritual Hindu temples. There are 4 really famous temples named Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath which are communally called Char Dham and the journey of these four spiritual shrines is called Char Dham Package. The Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand is considered as one of the most propitious journey for the Hindu fans and this Yatra is done by a great deal of pilgrimage tours from all over the world. The valor of the Gods and the natural charm of the fantastic Himalayas are a perfect mix that boosts the religious and spiritual affection of the Char Dham Package. Kindly go through the following description of all the four sacred shrines of Char Dham Package:
Char Dham Yatra By Helicopter Is a Convenient Option For You!
The soul enriching Char Dham Yatra is among one of one of the most extensively acclaimed pilgrimages in India. Set among the mountainous terrain together with the impressive backdrop of the mighty snow-capped mountains as well as narrow trails, the Char Dham Yatra is not just physically taxing yet it also uses up a lot of mental energy. With pilgrims as well as devote Hindus thronging the Dham sites yearly during the open seasons, a variety of alternating transport facilities are being presented for their convenience benefit. Now finishing the whole trip is not a hassle as well as literally difficult experience more.
Char Dham Helicopter rides have come as a boon for elderly seniors or even the physically challenged individuals. The impeccable char Dham Yatra helicopter services make sure that your journey is fruitful as well as free of any hassles. You don’t have to be worried about covering the difficult trek set on the challenging hilly landscape on foot; the helicopter services ensure that you have a spiritual yet enjoyable experience. The helicopter services cover all the char Dham sites Do Dham locations making it a convenient option for the Yatris. With a plethora of helicopter services offered the explorers can currently get to the unreachable Dham destinations with ease and in almost no time. With the state of the art and risk-free helicopter service options you could now visit the abode of the lord with convenience and also in luxury.
Chardham Yatra 2018
Yamunotri: The westernmost shrine of Yamunotri is among the most checked out shrine in Char Dham Package which is positioned near the source of the river Yamuna. The Yamunotri temple, developed by King of Tehri Garhwal, Maharaja Pratap Shah, lies on the left bank of the river Yamuna. The river is considered as a magnificent mom and a goddess for all the Hindus and has been an eminent part in the advancement of the civilization in the north India.
Gangotri: Gangotri Dham is positioned on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an elevation of practically 3200 m above water level and respected as one of the most sacred and holy shrines for the Hindus. Gangotri has an important location in the Char Dham Package. The Gaumukh Glacier, known as the source of the river Ganges is positioned on a trek path from Gangotri. The travelers who wish to visit Gaumukh Glacier need Government consent.
Kedarnath: Kedarnath temple thought about as the holiest expedition amongst the most worshipped pilgrimages for the Hinduism fans. There are twelve Jyotirlingas of the Lord Shiva and Kedarnath is among those twelve Jyotirlingas, positioned near the source of the river Mandakini at an elevation of 3585 m above water level. To visit this temple there is a trek route of 14 km from Gaurikund. Nevertheless, the temple can also be checked out by a helicopter ride which begins with Phata. This temple is situated at the greatest location of the Char Dham Package and has a very low oxygen level.
Badrinath: The most popular and the most checked out dham among the Chardham is Badrinath which is also called Badri Vishal, the 4th dham. With the Neelkanth peak in the background, it is located between Nar and Narayan peaks. Badrinath is the most venerated and the biggest among the 5 Badris likewise called as the Panch Badri. Badrinath is one the Char Dham (four dhams) of India developed by Adi Guru Shankracharya.
Char Dham Yatra Packages from Delhi can be customized by Swan Tours according to the specific needs of the guests. The Transport, Accommodation and other services are tried and tested over a period of years. For more information on Char Dham Yatra, Do Dham Yatra call Swan Tours at + 91 8287 000 333.