Char Dham is the name of four pilgrimage sites of India that are widely revereHindusindus in the Indian state of the Uttarakhand. That is “Yamunotri” “Gangotri” “Kedarnath” “Badrinath”.
Among four Dhams, Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna and Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganga and seat of the goddess Maa Ganga. Yamunotri and Gangotri are one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. It is considered amongst Hindus that every Hindu should do Chardham yatra at least once in a lifetime.
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Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites. It is open for six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November), because of extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region. The temple is located in Garhwal hill tracks in Chamoli district along the banks of Alaknanda River at an elevation of 3,133 m (10,279 ft) above the mean sea level. It is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers of India, having recorded 1,060,000 visits.
Kēdārnāth Mandir (Kedarnath Temple) is a Hindu temple (shrine) dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river, Kedarnath is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Due to extreme weather conditions , the temple is open to the general public only between the months of April (Akshaya Tritriya) and November (Kartik Purnima – the autumn full moon). During the winters, the vigrahas (deities) from Kedarnath temple are carried down to Ukhimath and where the deity is worshiped for the next six months. Kedarnath is seen as a homogenous form of Lord Shiva , the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’, the historical name of the region.
Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.
Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas and located approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) North of Uttarkashi, the headquarters of the Uttarkashi district in the Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the four sites in India’s Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti (7 km. Away).
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Char Dham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) Travel package is a 9 days tour in which 9th day is the return. Pickup will be done according to your need, Flight Ticket facility is also available.
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This Journey will start from early morning and total distance is around 212Kms.
You can Book your arrival from us or you can self travel to Haridwar by Private Vehicle or State Bus Service. After Arrival, inform us and proceed with your journey. The total distance from Rishikesh to Jankichatti is 212 Kms.
Janki Chatti is located on the way to Yamunotri Temple, Hot water springs are the main attraction of this place, and it is located at a distance of around three kilometers from Yamunotri.
On day 2, enjoy breakfast*. Later start your journey to Uttarkashi. The distance between Janki Chatti to Yamunotri is 3Kms and Yamunotri to Uttarkashi is 144 Kms.
Uttarkashi, meaning Kashi of the north, Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi.
Places of interest
On day 3, enjoy breakfast*. Later start your drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri. The distance between Uttarkashi to Gangotri is 100Kms.
On day 4, enjoy breakfast*. Later start your drive from Uttarkashi to Guptkashi. The distance between Uttarkashi to Guptkashi is 197 Kms.
Gupkashi is situated in Rudraprayag dist. and It is known for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the god Shiva, which is similar to the one in Varanasi.
Places of Interest
On day 5, enjoy breakfast*. Later start your drive to the Gaurikund and then a 16 km trek to Kedarnath Temple either by walk or by a pony, After darshan at temple trek back to the hotel for an overnight stay. The distance between Guptkashi to Gaurikund is 2 h (29 km) and Gaurikund to Kedarnath Temple is 10 Km.
Gauri Kund is a Hindu pilgrimage site and base camp for trek to Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath Temple: The temple of Lord Shiva was built in Kedarnath, proverbially by the five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata. Temple is considered to be 3000 years old.
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On day 6, enjoy breakfast*. Later start Trek to Gaurikund and then a Drive to Gaucher/Karnprayag. The distance between Kedarnath Temple to Gaurikund is around 10Km and Gaurikund to Gaucher/Karnprayag is 93 Km.
On day 7, enjoy breakfast*. Later start your drive from Karnprayag to Badrinath. The distance between Karnprayag to Badrinath is 4 h 12 min (123.0 km)
On day 5, enjoy breakfast*. Later start your drive from Badrinath to Srinagar. The distance between Badrinath to Srinagar is 4 h 12 min (123.0 km)6 h 3 min (187.1 km).
On day 9, enjoy breakfast*. Later start your drive from Srinagar to Rishikesh. The distance between Srinagar to Rishikesh 3 h 56 min (112.9 km).
On arrival at Rishikesh, visit Ram Jhula, Ashram and Temples, Geeta Bhavan and Triveni Ghat. In the evening attend Ganga Aarti. Tour concludes.