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India all as the apt tribute to Lord Vishnu reveres the five Badris. Badrinath
is devoted to the worship of Vishnu who, according to an amusing tale, Usurped
this place from Shiva. For Vishnu had come here as the gods once did, to offer
penance. He loved the place so much that he plotted to unseat Shiva from his meditation
here. He took on the form of a beautiful child and began to wail. Shiva's wife,
Parvati picked him up but could not calm the child. Since his wailing continued
to disturb Shiva, he shifted to Kedarmath in exasperation, leaving the spot free
for Vishnu to occupy. But remainders of Shiva's stay continue to linger, most
visibly in the name, badri, a kind of berry that Shiva was S most fond of, and
the gigantic tree, invisible to the mortal eye, that served Shiva. Considered
one of the Chair Dham or four principal places of Hindu worship, Badrinath's four
subsidiary badris include Bhavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri,Vridht Badri, and Adi
Kedar lies in the valleys between the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The term
Kedar itself means a natural rock formation or a glacial moraine. According to
legend, Kedarnath, the chief seat of the Panch Kedar, come into being during the
period when the five Pandava brothers were asked to seek Shiva's blessings, purging
them off sin of fratricide, or killing their cousin brothers in the terrifying
bettle of Kurukshetra. Shiva disguised himself as a bull and started to plunge
underground when he was spotted by Pandavas. No wonder the natural rock formation
that is worshipped here resembles the rump of bull. The other four places where
Shiva is worshipped take their appearance from different part of his body - the
navel at Madmaheshwar, the arm at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, and the matted
hair at Kalpeshwar.
Dham Yatra BADRI - KEDARNATH SPECIAL Day 01 Delhi
- Rishikesh (height 1222 Feet)
Delhi departure by bus/car as per package
to Rishikesh 225 k.m. This is known as " City of Saints ". Next day
visit to Luxman Jhula Swarg sdhram 9on foor ) temples overnight. Day
02 Rudraprayag/Guptakashi (height 4200 Feet)
Departure to Tehari, Shrinagar
Rudraprayag 175 k.m. lunch on the way Darshan at Sangam of Mandakini and Alaknanda
and Shankar Temple. Overnight Stay. Day 03 Kedarnath (height 11817
Rudraprayag to Gaurikund by trek doli and horse are available.
Kedarnath temple is open up to noon and evening. Aarti darshan are available.
Morning special pooja is to be booked a day before. Overnight at Guesthouse 4
person in a room. Day 04 Rudraprayag
After breakfast departure
to Gaurikund by trek onward by vehicle to Rudraprayag. Guptakashi or Pipalkoti
overnight stay. Day 05 Badrinath (height 10248 Feet)
to Badrinath 75 k.m. by road. Badrinath is an important Dham in the Chardham Yatra.
This ancient sacred place is on the bank of Alaknanda river surrounded by snow
claded mountains of Himalaya. It is said that Adi guru Shankaracharya found idol
of god Badrinath from the naradkund and set up in the temple of Badrivishal. Bath
in Tapt kund and darshan of shri Badrivishal and at evening Swwarn Arti and Kappor
Arti are famous to participate. Mana Villege is near to Badrinath, there is Bheempul,
Vyas Gufa to visit. Day 06 Devprayag/Srinagar (height 2000 Feet)
Departure via Joshimath Aull if possible by cable car onward proceed to Devprayag.
Confluence of two jyant river of Himalaya Alaknanda and Bhagirathi from this points
Ganga the sacred name was announced by deities of cosmic etarnal power. There
is 5000 years old Raghunathji temple darshan and aarti. Overnight stay.
Day 07 Haridwar
After breakfast departure to Haridwar on the way River
Rafting at Shivpuri those who are adventurous, proceed to Haridwar lunch evening
aarati at Hari ki Podi. Overnight stay. Day 08 Delhi
breakfast departure to Delhi and further journey to Home as per schedule tour
Duration - 12 Days /11 nights Day 01 Delhi- Haridwar (200kms/5hr)
After breakfast drive to Haridwar. On Arr. Check in HOTEL. Later, visit to Har-Ki-Pauri,
to experience 'AARTI" in the evening. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay
at the hotel. Day 02 - Haridwar - Barkot. 230kms. (Drive 7 - 8 Hrs.)
Depart from Haridwar early morning and take lunch (Packed) on the way in Mussoorie.
Restart your journey and reach Barkot in the evening after visiting Kempty Falls
on the way. On arrival check in The Chardham Camp Yamunotri, just 1 km ahead of
Barkot town on the Yamunotri Road. Diner and O/N at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.
Day 03 - Barkot - Yamnotri - Barkot. (Drive 32 kms, trek 14 kms round)
Again after an early breakfast leave for Hanuman Chatti (Drive 32 kms) to
start your journey. Take a local jeep to reach Phool Chatti to shorten your trek
by 5 kms. On arrival start your day on a tough trek of 7 kms one side. Arrive
at Yamunotri and pray at temple and also take a holy Achman to start your most
sacred pilgrimage to Char Dhams. Come back to Phool Chatti in the evening to return
back to Camp resort for dinner and relaxation with Ayurvedic Massage at the resort.
O/N at The Chardham Camp, Barkot. Day 04 - Barkot - Harsil. (Drive
152kms 6 - 7 hrs )
After a relaxed breakfast leave for Harsil a drive
of 152 kms. En route stop at Uttarkashi for Tea/ Coffee & Lunch (Packed).
On the way stop at Gangnani for hot water spring dip. Restart to reach Harsil,
One of the most beautiful valleys in the world and reach The Char Dham Camp set
amidst an apple Orchard in Dharali village 2 kms away from Harsil cantonment in
the valley on the highway itself. On arrival check in for dinner. O/N The Chardham
Camp, Harsil. Day 05 - Harsil - (Drive 22 Km) Gangotri - (100kms)
After breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival take a
holy dip in the River sacred The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin.
Perform Pooja after that and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings.Drive
back to Uttarkashi late afternoon to reach by evening. Dinner and O/N at deluxe
Camp Day 06 - Uttarkashi - Guptakashi. 203kms. (Drive 7/8 hrs)
After a very early breakfast leave for Guptkashi. Lunch en route at Srinagar.
After lunch restart your journey and today for the first time see the river beautiful
MANDAKINI. Travel along this to reach Guptakashi late in the evening. On arrival
check in The Char Dham Camp (Guptakashi) located 2 kms out of town towards Gaurikund.
Dinner and O/N The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi. Day 07 - Guptakashi
- Kedarnath. (Drive 32 kms trek 14 kms)
After breakfast pick up your
packed Lunch and leave for Gaurikund (A 32 kms drive one way) on arrival start
your journey on the tough trek ahead. Stop for the lunch en route and restart
after that to arrive by late afternoon. On arrival check in Punjab & Sindh
Awas. After freshening up perform Pooja and also Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath
ji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the back of the temple.
Dinner and O/N at Punjab & Sindh Awas. Day 08 - Kedarnath - Guptakashi.
(Trek 14 kms, drive 32 kms)
After breakfast start you journey back to
Gaurikund and on arrival leave for Guptakashi by road to reach the Char Dham Camp
by evening. Relax with Ayurvedic Massage. Dinner and O/N at The Chardham Camp,
Guptakashi. Day 09 - Guptakashi - Joshimath Via Chopta. 175kms. (6
- 7 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Joshimath via Chopta, one of the most
beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick
medicinal forest and stop at Pipalkoti for Tea/ Coffee Lunch (Packed). Arrive
at The Char Dham Camp Joshimath by late afternoon. Evening fee in Joshimath. Dinner
and O/N at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath. Day 10 - Joshimath - Badrinath.
(Drive 45 kms/ 2hrs)
After breakfast leave for Shri Badrinath ji, on arrival
take the holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana village the last village before
the Tibet border. Dinner and O/N at The hotel. Day 11 - Badrinath
- Rishikesh/ Haridwar. 274kms. (Drive 9 - 10 hrs)
After breakfast leave
for Haridwar and on the way take lunch at Srinagar. Restart and if time permits
visit Devprayag (The confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, to become
Ganga). Reach Haridwar/ Rishikesh in the evening and check into Hotel. Dinner
& Overnight in Hotel Day 12 - Rishikesh/ Haridwar
back to Delhi
Prayag, confluence of most sacred rivers, is considered the epitome of immortal
piety. River confluences in India are considered very sacred, especially since
rivers themselves are extolled ad goddesses. And outside of Prayag, the great
confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad, the most
revered confluences are in the Garhwal Himalayas. Since the two mighty rivers
and tributaries trace their source to these mountains, the points at which they
meet are sanctified as major pilgrimage centers. It is here that propitiatory
and cleansing ceremonies are performed as part of the tenets of Hindu religion.
Five Prayags are Vishnu Prayag, Nand Prayag, Karna Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Deo
The shrine of Yamunotri,situated at an elevation of about 3,235 mt is
a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage.
Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri,the road bifurcates froma place
called Dharasu,somewhere between Rishikesh- Uttarkashi and goes on to Yamunotri.The
shrine can also be visited via mussorie and Barkot.