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Hotel Chitra Heritage Haridwar,Uttarakhand
  • Chitra Cinema Street, Sharvan Nath Nagar
    Haridwar, (Uttarakhand) 249401 INDIA
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Char Dham Yatra Package (11Night /12Days )

The Char Dham (& four abodes &) is the most important pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal section of the state of Uttaranchal (formerly the northwestern section of Uttar Pradesh), the circuit consists of four sites: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

While each site in the circuit has an autonomous history and significance that predates and remains distinct from their status as a circuit, inclusion in the Char Dham has, over time, caused them be viewed together in popular imagination and actual pilgrimage practice.

At some point, Badrinath, the last visited and the most important of the four sites in the original Char Dham, also became the cornerstone site of a Himalayan pilgrimage circuit dubbed the Chota (little) Char Dham. Unlike the original Char Dham, the sites of the Chota Char Dham do not share a single sectarian affiliation. Instead, the three major sectarian movements in modern devotional Hinduism all have representation, with the Vaisnava site Badrinath joined by one Saiva site (Kedarnath) and two Devi sites (Yamunotri and Gangotri).

As late as the mid-twentieth century, the "Chota" designation was still used consistently to delineate the Himalayan version of the Char Dham. This usage probably reflects the relative importance of the circuit for most of its history. Accessible until recent times only after a two-month trek that repeatedly exceeds 4000 meters, the Chota Char Dham was long dominated by wandering ascetics and religious professionals, along with a handful of devoted retirees and wealthy patrons (who could afford an entourage). While the individual sites and the circuit as a whole were important to Hindus on the plains below, they were not a particularly visible aspect of yearly religious culture

 

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs):
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Haridwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.

Day 02: Haridwar - Barkot (220kms/7hr):
After breakfast drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

Day 03: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {36kms drive & 10kms Trek (one side):
Drive to Phool Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (7kms). 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 quot;Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to DivyaShila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamuna ji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr):
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Night Halt.



Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3hr each side):
We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Day 06: Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (175kms/6hr):
Early morning, drive to Rudraprayag enroute visit Tehri Dam. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 07: Rudraprayag - Kedarnath (75kms by road & 14kms Trek):
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mtrs) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Day 08: Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr by Road):
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Day 09: Rudraprayag - Badrinath (165kms/7hr):
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.

Day 10: Badrinath - Joshimath (44kms/3hr):
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal 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 Badrinath. Later drive back to Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Joshimath.

Day 11: Joshimath - Rishikesh (254kms/8hr):
Early morning, visit Nursing Temple & Shankracharya Math. Later, Drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 12: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi (230kms/7hr):
Morning, visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing & Temples. Later drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate. End of the Services.