Chardham Yatra covers a tour of Delhi, Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Rishikesh. Char Dham 11N/12D tour package allows you to explore the beauty of Uttarakhand that is sought highly by the devotees, who gather to these places for a pilgrim tour. We positively ensure that you will have an unforgettable experience on this journey. Besides, you will be staying at comfortable hotels, enjoy delicious meals, and engage in some soulful activities on this vacation in the middle of Himalayas.
The Char Dham trip begins from the hill town Haridwar. On the very first day, you get to attend blissful Ganga Aarti. Then, we head towards Barkot, followed by the picturesque Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. If we have enough time, you will also go for an exciting Yamunotri Trek. Other highlights of this trip include Jamunabai Kund, Divya Shila, and paying homage at Yamunotri Temple and Hanuman Temple. The next destination of the Char Dham Tour is Uttarkashi, where you will visit spiritual sites like Gangotri Temple, Bhagirath Shila, Gauri Ganesha Temple, Gangnani, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple. Then, move towards Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Attend the spellbinding evening Aarti in Haridwar
Pooja at Kedarnath Temple
Pooja at Badrinath Temple
- Breakfast & Dinner
- All Transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by Private Cab
- All inter-state taxes, toll taxes, driver allowance, & parking, etc.
- All applicable taxes
- Air fare/train fare until mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals other than Yamunotri trek and those specified in inclusions
- Personal expenses
- Any item not specified in Inclusions
- Porterage at hotels/airport/railway station and during trekking
- Ponies / Dollies during trekking
- Entrance fees during sightseeing
- Camera fee / Emergency & medical cost
- Helicopter tickets for any of the Dhams
- Cost incidental due to roadblocks, landslides
- Change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation due to bad weather
- Ill health, and or any factors beyond the control
Delhi Arrival, transfer to Haridwar
As soon as you arrive in Delhi, our airport representative will receive and escort you to Haridwar. Haridwar (the Gateway to God Har and Hari) is one of the seven most sacred places in India, and also one of the ancient living cities in the world. The city is always full of devotees, including sadhus, pundits, and pilgrims. Every evening, Ganges brighten with aarti (worship with fire), as lamps are lit, prayers are offered, and small candles float down the river. We will also visit several fascinating sights and ancient heritage temples. It is believed that a visit to Haridwar provides freedom from the infinite cycle of death and rebirth. We will engage in evening aarti at Har Ki Paudi, which is offered to the Goddess Ganga. The Ganges river becomes colorful when pilgrims float diyas, and incense to the river, remembering their departed ancestors. Every year, thousands of people from all around the world attend this prayer on their visit to Haridwar.
Haridwar to Barkot
You will wake up early in the morning to take a bath at the Ganges and involve in Surya Namaskar at Saptrishi Ghat. After morning prayers, we will have breakfast and depart for the trip to first of your Dham, Yamunotri, daughter of the Sun god, Surya, and consciousness, Sangya. The Yamuna, like the Ganges, is a holy mother for the Hindus and is believed to be the one responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization. Set at an altitude of 1220m above the sea level, Barkot is one of the most charming places in Uttarkhand. Many people ignore visiting Barkot. However, you will understand its charm only by visiting the site. The region is not affected by modern civilization and still shows its pristine beauty to enchant every visitor. The enchanting views of the peaks of Bandar Punch, which remains full of snow all year round is guaranteed to stick forever in your minds. On your way to Yamunotri, you can stop at Barkot and enjoy its tranquil settings.
Barkot to Yamunotri, return to Barkot
Waking up early in the morning, we will pack our breakfast and leave for Trek to Yamunotri. Yamunotri is the first destination for your Himalayan Chardham. The major highlight of Yamunotri is the temple of Goddess Yamuna. The temple of Yamuna stands on the left bank of the Yamuna river and was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The statue of Yamuna is made of black marble. Yamunotri was the home on an ancient sage, Asit Muni. The Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun, and Yama is the son. It is said that Yama would not torment anyone at the time of death if he has bathed in the Yamuna, his sister. The surrounding mountains make for a mesmerizing view. After visiting Yamunotri, we will return to Barkot. On the way, we will stop at Janakichatti for lunch. Then, we will engage in a bonfire and watch cultural programs in the evening.
Barkot to Gangotri
After a warming breakfast, we move towards Gangotri. We will stop for a short break at Gangnani, a hot water spring, then continue the Trek to Gangotri temple. Gangotri is the source of the River Ganges and the seat of the goddess Ganga. Gangotri is one of the important sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage route. At the source, the river is called Bhagirathi and gains the name Ganga from Devprayag onwards, where it joins the Alaknanda. The source of the sacred river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, 19km far from Gangotri. There is a small town around a temple of the goddess Ganga, built by the Nepalese General, Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century. This temple is closed on Diwali every year and reopens it in April/May. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to forgive the sins of King Bhagiratha's ancestors, following his severe penance of many centuries. Ganga is the most worshipped river in India. Respected since ancient times as a spiritual purifier, and the giver of health and prosperity, it is part of the country's social and religious fabric. This sacred waters' irresistible attraction has attracted ascetics and adventures equally since ancient times. The pilgrimage to Gangotri, the temple dedicated to the Goddess Ganga near the source of the river, and one of the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand are must have experience in a Hindu's life. Besides, the place itself is exciting for travelers. Thousands of pilgrims undertake the journey to Gangotri in search of salvation, and the sacred river has succeeded in being their hope.
Gangotri to Uttarkashi
We will leave for Uttarkashi in the morning. Walking for about four hours, we will reach Uttarkashi at around lunchtime. Uttarkashi is a beautiful small town lying between two rivers, Varuna and Ashi, whose water flows into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. This town lies in an elevation of 1588 meters. The town is almost similar to Kashi and Varanasi as it has similar kinds of temples and ghats, and north (Uttar) facing the river. The main attraction of this place is Vishwanath Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are also a couple of other major temples in the Chowk area. The name of these temples is Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. It is said that there were about 365 temples in this area. Hiuen Tsang mentioned this place as Brahma Pura, while the Skanda Puran has noted it as Varunavata. There is a popular belief that in the second millennium of Kaliyug, Kashi will submerge, and Uttarkashi will take place as a most important religious center. The evening is left for leisure so that you can explore the town of Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi to Sitapur
Departing from Uttarkashi, we leave for Jalabhishek at Kashi Vishwanath temple before leaving for Kedarnath, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. On the way, we will stop for a lunch break at Chamba. Situated at an elevation of 1820 meters, Sitapur is just seven kilometers from Gaurikund on the way to Kedarnath. Sitapur is only about 2kms from Son Prayag, lying at the intersection of river Basuki and Mandakini. Son Prayag is of immense religious importance. It is believed that only a touch of the sacred water of Son Prayag helps one to achieve the "Baikunth Dham." From here, the marriage place of Lord Siva and Parvati, Triyuginarayan, is about 14 km far on bus and 5kms on foot. People bathe in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Devi Temple before proceeding for Kedarnath on foot.
Sitapur to Gaurikund to Kedarnath
We will depart Sitapur in the early morning towards Gaurikund before trekking to Kedarnath. Kedarnath is the most far off the town and the most beautiful of the Char Dham. Kedarnath lies in Lord Shiva's own country. The shrine is decorated with the natural setting, the soaring mountains covered in snow, the dipping streams and rivers, and lush green meadows and forests, making for the superb beauty. Furthermore, the strenuous Trek to reach the temple serve to strengthen the faith that this temple inspires in the devout. This sacred site has remained almost unchanged for a century and has a unique spiritual feel.
Day Eight :
Kedarnath to Rudraprayag
We will wake up in the early morning and proceed to Gaurikund for the trip to Rudraprayag. Garhwal was known as Kedar-Khand in the past. Puranas says that the Kedar-Khand was a residence of God. The facts from Vedas Puranas, Ramayana and Mahabharat point that these Hindu scriptures are scripted in Kedar-Khand. Rudraprayag is named after Lord Shiva(Rudra) and lies at the sacred joint of Alak Nanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar. It is said that to perfect the secrecies of music, Narad Muni worshiped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless Narad. Rudraprayag was a part of district Chamoli and Tehri till 1997. However, in 1997, the Kedarnath Valley and parts of district Tehri & Pauri were adjoined to form Rudraprayag as a new district. The entire region is full of immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes, and glaciers.
The track to Badrinath and Badrinath itself is a journey of beginning for newcomers. The landmarks and peaks enable the visitors to get a different view, different emotions, and an extra shade for a memorable experience. A journey from Rishikesh to Badrinath is like a trip from the ocean to the sky, mentally and physically.
Badrinath to Birhi
Birhi to Rishikesh
Rishikesh lies in the base of Himalayas and draws thousands of pilgrims and tourists annually, from all around the world. Rishikesh is a religious town famous for its religious and spiritual connections with some exotic views. The lesser Himalayas surround the place, and the sacred Ganga flows through this place. The site is famous not only among pilgrims but also among tourists. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city. Many people come here to visit gorgeous temples, or to meditate in the yoga ashrams. Adventure enthusiasts also visit this place to enjoy trekking and white river rafting. Some of the significant places to visit in Rishikesh are Laxman Jhulla, Ram jhulla, and several ghats in and around this holy town.
After having a delicious breakfast at Rishikesh, we will transfer you to Delhi.