Kedarnath Yatra Packages

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  • Delhi - Haridwar (230 Km/ 6 to 7 Hrs)

    The Kedarnath yatra begins with your arrival at Delhi. Our Swan Tours representative attends you as well as drives you to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar, check in to your hotel. Continue to Har Ki Pauri in the evening. The banks of River Ganga are illuminated with intense lights of the Aarti. Experience the happiness of the divine.

    Haridwar - The holy city of Haridwar equates to “Gateway to God," as well as the spectacular city, replete with temples, is a magnet for religious pilgrims from throughout the world. Religious festival hold even additional draw, and also tourists can't helped yet be urged by the city's aura of intense spirituality. Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, situated on the banks of River Ganges. The sheer varieties of individuals collecting around Har-ki-Pairi Ghat provide Haridwar a chaotic but reverent feeling.

    Har Ki Pauri - Is a popular Ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This revered area is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar.

    Ganges River - Great River of the levels of the north Indian subcontinent. Although officially along with famously called the Ganga in Hindi as well as in various other Indian languages, worldwide it is known by its conventional name, the Ganges. From time immemorial it has been the holy river of Hinduism. Despite its relevance, its size of 1,560 miles (2,510 kilometres) is reasonably brief compared with the other wonderful rivers of Asia or of the world.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Haridwar.

  • Haridwar- Guptkashi (205 Km/ 7 to 8 Hrs)

    After an early morning breakfast take a look at from the hotel. Today you will drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check in at hotel/ camps. Rest of the day is free to explore the Guptkashi town. it is recognized for its temples & holy sites. Go to the Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwar Temple.

    Guptakashi - The name Gupt Kashi means "Hidden Benares. Mythology describe exactly how when the Pandava brothers were looking for a peek of Shiva, Shivji first hid himself at Guptkashi, yet later on got away from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas lastly got their dream met. There are much more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (clergymans) lives in Guptkashi during the winter season, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter season, the picture of Kedarnath goes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter months.

    Guptkashi Weather - pleasant in summertime, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.

    Ardhnareshwar Temple - is a composite androgynous kind of the Hindu deities Shiva and also Parvati (the latter being known as Devi, Shakti and Uma in this symbol). Ardhnareshwar is depicted as half-male as well as half-female, just as divided down the center. The half is usually the male Shiva, highlighting his standard attributes. Ardhnareshwar represents the synthesis of masculine and womanly powers of deep space (Purusha as well as Prakriti) as well as illustrates just how Shakti, the female principal of God, is inseparable from (or the like, according to some analyses) Shiva, the male principle of God.

    Return to Guptkashi hotel/Camps for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Guptkashi- Sonprayag- Kedarnath (30 Kilometres + 20 Km trek)

    Today you are taken to Sonprayag. After a morning breakfast, get ready for the drive. From below, you will begin your 20 kilometres trip to Kedarnath. You can hire a Doli or a horse, for your trek at you own price for your comfort.

    The expedition is wonderful as they views are just breathtaking. Mountain hazes are seen as well as when they take off you can see the amazing tops of the mountains. Mandakini, one of the major tributaries of the Ganges is seen. The river originates at Kedarnath as well as flows via Gaurikund. Rest a while here. Pilgrims shouting "Jai Bholenath" produce a divine connection.

    Sonprayag - is a town in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state in India. Situated on the banks of river Mandakini River, it is a suggested y-forked railway joints on Chota Char Dham Railway for 2 various trains going to Kedarnath to Badrinath.

    Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot located, versus the background of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva. According to legend, the Pandavas after having swayed the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, really felt guilty of having killed their very own bros as well as looked for the true blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He thwarted them continuously as well as while taking off took sanctuary at Kedarnath in the type of a bull. On being followed he studied the ground, leaving his bulge on the surface. The continuing to be sections of Lord Shiva appeared at 4 other places as well as are worshipped there as his symptoms. The arms showed up at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the stomach at Madhmaheshwar as well as his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the 4 above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

    Kedarnath Weather - Due to its high elevation the weather condition in Kedarnath remains chilly for most component of the year. Summertime below is trendy and also pleasurable while winter months are extreme. Throughout summer season the temperature level varies around 20 ° Celsius.

    On arrival check in at Govt. Camps/Lodges. Have dinner and also take rest for the night.

  • Kedarnath- Sonprayag- Rudraprayag/Srinagar

    Today you are to be taken to attend the 'Abhishek' to Kedarnath Shiva. Get up before dawn and take bath. The ceremony starts at 4:45, so you have to be in the temple before that. The morning rituals are spiritual blessings. After the puja enter the Garbha Griha open for pilgrims and touch the idol. Get the blessings of the lord. Touch your head down to the idol. After darshan and puja, come out of the temple and return to the Govt. Camps / Lodges.

    Delight in a healthy and balanced breakfast and begin the return trip of 20 km from Kedarnath to Sonprayag. Your vehicle is awaiting you in Sonprayag car parking. You will certainly and are required to your resort in Rudraprayag/ Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay is organized in the hotel.

  • Rudraparyag/Srinagar- Rishikesh- Haridwar (165 Km/ 6 to 7 Hours)

    Begin on the drive to Rishikesh after an early morning breakfast. Rishikesh is one of the holy cities of Uttarakhand. It is worldwide known for its severe experiences of river rafting hill journeys. The divine community likewise has the title of the 'Yoga capital of the world'. On getting to Rishikesh get ready for sightseeing and tour. See the Ram Jhula as well as Laxman Jhula as well as the various other attractions. In the evening continue to Haridwar.

    Ram Jhula - Is an iron suspension bridge across the river Ganges, positioned 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north-east from the community Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The bridge connects the Sivananda Nagar area of Muni Ki Reti in Tehri Garhwal location to Swargashram in Pauri Garhwal area going across the river from west to east. Build in the year 1986, the bridge is among the renowned sites of Rishikesh. There are lots of Hindu ashrams along with centers established at both sides of the Ganges.

    Lakshman Jhula - Is a suspension bridge across the river Ganges, situated 5 kilometres (3 mi) north-east of the city of Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The bridge attaches both communities of Tapovan in Tehri Garhwal district, on the west financial institution of the river, to Jonk in Pauri Garhwal district, on the eastern bank. Lakshman Jhula is a pedestrian bridge that is additionally made use of by motorbikes. No matter its place on the boundaries of the city, it is among the popular spots of Rishikesh. A bigger bridge 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) downstream from Lakshman Jhula is Ram Jhula.

    Check at hotel here. Dinner and Overnight stay are organized here.

  • Haridwar - Delhi (230 Kilometres/ 6 to 7 hours)

    Early morning breakfast at hotel, starts your last lap of this Yatra. Drive back to Delhi. On reaching to Delhi, avail the transfer to Railway Station / Airport.


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Kedarnath Tour Packages

One of the holiest pilgrimages in north India, Kedarnath is located in Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude of 3,584 m over sea level, near the head of river Mandakini. A famous destination for Hindu explorers, Kedarnath is among the four major sites in India's Chota Char Dham trip that also includes Badrinath, Gangotri as well as Yamunotri.

It is the most remote of the four Char Dham sites and is flanked by spectacular snow-clad peaks. Known for the old Shiva Temple, a journey to Kedarnath is an electrifying experience. Like the various other sites, Kedarnath closes on the initial day of the Hindu month of Kartik (October-November) and reopens in Vaishakh (April-May) yearly.

History and Legends of Kedarnath

The name "Kedarnath" indicates "the lord of the field": it derives from the Sanskrit words kedara (" area") and natha (" lord"). The text Kashi Kedara Mahatmya states that it is so called due to the fact that "the crop of freedom" expands right here.

According to a legend, the Temple began as an outcome of the Pandavas' search for Lord Shiva to atone for their sins for killing their brethren during the Kurukshetra battle. Lord Shiva prevented all attempts to meet the brothers and stopped at Kedarnath as well as took the form of a bull and also started to compel himself right into the ground, leaving only his humb visible. The determination and also decision of the Pandavas amazed Lord Shiva and he forgave their sins blessed them and permitted them to worship him at Kedarnath. It is said that the stone-like structure that is worshiped here is the hump of the bull.

Inside the Kedarnath Temple

The presiding image of Kedarnath in the form of lingam is of irregular shape with a pedestal 3.6 m (12 ft) in area as well as 3.6 m (12 ft) in height. There is a small pillared hall in front of the temple that has images of Parvathi and of the 5 Pandava princes. There are 5 temples around specifically Badari-kear, Madhya Maheswara, Tunganatha, Rudranatha as well as Kallesvara. The initial hall inside Kedarnath Temple contains statues of the 5 Pandava siblings, Lord Krishna, Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva and also Virabhadra, among the guards of Shiva. Statuary of Draupadi and also other deities are additionally set up in the main hall. An uncommon feature of the Temple is the head of a man carved in the triangular stone fascia. Such a head is seen sculpted in an additional temple neighboring created on the website where the marriage of Shiva and Parvati was held. Adi Shankara was believed to have actually revitalized this temple, along with Badrinath as well as various other temples of Uttarakhand; he is believed to have attained Mahasamadhi at Kedaranath. Behind the temple is the samādhi mandir of Adi Sankara.

How to Reach Kedarnath

Kedarnath Route

Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh-Devprayag - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Tilwara - Agastamuni - Kund - Guptkashi - Phata - Rampur - Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Trip to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath by Air

BY AIR: Jolly Grant airport on Rishikesh-Dehradun road is the nearest airport to Kedarnath. Work with a taxi to Gaurikund or till Haridwar/Rishikesh.

Kedarnath by Rail

BY TRAIN: Regular trains from Delhi to Haridwar as well as Dehradun are offered in all times of the year. Work with a taxi or get a bus from right here.

Kedarnath by Road

BY BUS: Gaurikund is connected with Motorable roadways, and also buses and taxis from important destinations like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarkashi and also Tehri, Pauri and Chamoli are quickly offered.

Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter

Known to be the among the most revered spiritual treks of Hinduism, Char Dham Yatra Uttarakhand includes of expeditions to 4 religious sites of Hinduism- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and also Badrinath. Have darshan at these destinations that are placed on high altitude, among snow-capped Himalayan Mountains.

Chardham Yatra by helicopter in 5 nights & 6 days provides you and chance to admire your lords and also take pleasure in some rejuvenating moments, snuggle in the lap of nature. While Yamunotri is the seat of river Siren Yamuna, Gangotri is committed to Siren Ganga. Badrinath is known as the home of Lord Vishnu (Badri) and Kedarnath is a temple devoted to Lord Shiva.

As you cover the distance through a helicopter ride, you also save a great deal of time. The itinerary additionally includes see to Triyuginarayan temple and Mana town.

Easily accessible from major destinations of Uttarakhand, the Motorable road in the direction of Kedarnath Temple stretches till Gauri Kund. After that one needs to take a 14 km trek in the direction of Kedarnath temple. Ponies and carts (doli) are easily offered; one can also obtain helicopter solutions during peak season of yatra.

Kedarnath Sightseeing & Best Places to Visit

Kedarnath Temple - The grand and also impressive structure of Lord Shiva's temple is made from grey stone. Steep climb extending to 14 kilometres from Gauri Kund teems with bountiful elegance of nature. The paved and also steep path gifts the pilgrims the fantastic views of snowy-peaks, alpine fields and delightful forests of rhododendrons. A huge stone statuary of Nandi Bull looks at the temple, safeguarding it, sitting opposite it.

There is one Garbha Griha which houses the primary idol (pyramid shaped rock) of Lord Shiva. The idolizers of Lord Krishna, Pandavas, Draupadi as well as Kunti find an area in the Mandapa section of the shrine. The temple has endured all-natural tragedies like avalanches, quakes and floodings for over thousand years and also still stands as strong and also elegant as it should have initially been.

Chorabari Tal - Formed from the Chorabari glacier, The Chorabari Tal is an ancient lake as well as also called Gandhi Tal as component of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes are immersed right here. According to Hindu mythology, this lake was the location where Lord Shiva the very first guru presented the expertise of Yoga exercise to the Saptrishi. There's a cliff near the Bhairava Temple from which the enthusiasts used to jump to their deaths believing it to bring redemption. This practice however, was eliminated by the British in the 19th century.

Vasuki Tal - Refers a glacial lake located in the hills as well as likewise a moderately simple trek path. The crystalline lake located amongst the Himalayas is just one of the most remarkable locations you will ever see. The trek usually starts at Gauri Kund where one can discover the warm sulphur spring times as well as finishes at the fantastic glacial lake.

Gaurikund - It is the beginning point of the trek towards the temple of Kedarnath. According to a tale, Siren Parvati (also called Gauri) meditated over right here in order to marry Lord Shiva. It consists of natural thermal spring as well as offer revitalizing bath to pilgrims prior to they get started for the divine darshan of Kedareshwar (the Lord of Kedar, Shiva). There is also an old Gauri Devi temple over below, honouring the goddess. Fifty Percent Kilometre from Gauri Kund is the Temple of Sirkata (headless) Ganesha. According to Skanda Purana, this was the place where Shiva beheaded Ganesha and after that attached the head of an elephant on his headless body.

Bhairav Temple - In the Temple complex, to the south side, there is another old as well as essential Temple. It is devoted to Bhairav Nath that is thought to be the one who guards the temple substance when the shrine is closed in the winter season.

For further information on Kedarnath yatra packages , contact Swan Tours , one of the top tour operators in India.