Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi – Haridwar- Chami- Yamunotri – Syanachatti – Harsil- Gangotri – New Tehri – Guptakashi- Kedarnath – Guptakashi- Badrinath – Delhi
Chardham Economic Tour will let you explore the most sacred sites of Hinduism at Uttarakhand, referred to as Dev Bhoomi.
You are going to have Darshan at the main temples of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Every destination holds its own importance. Adi Shankaracharya, a great Hindu philosopher had initiated this Yatra in the 8th century, for the revival of Hindu religion.
Below given is the day-wise itinerary which is undertaken by thousands of devotees, every year.
After arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, get transported to Haridwar by road. Once you reach, check-in at your hotel. Here, you will get a briefing about the Yatra. In the evening, attend the mesmerizing evening Aarti on the banks of the holy river Ganga. This is a major attraction amidst the tourists. Have dinner and retire to your rooms early.
Have your breakfast and proceed to Chami. On the way, you will visit Mussorie, a popular hill station where you are going to cover Kempty fall, Lakahamandal- a village known for its temple ruins and an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is a protected site under Archeological of Survey of India. Reach Chami for night stay.
In the morning after breakfast, begin your 65 kms long road journey for Jankichatti, a hot spring where you can cook rice. From here your 5 kms trek to Yamunotri, the first destination of the Char Dham Yatra, starts. This place is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna. Have Darshan at perform Pooja at the main temple. Take a dip in the hot water of Jamunabai Kund’s and later, also offer prayer at Divya Shila. Return to Syanachatti for night stay.
Have your breakfast and continue towards Harsil. Evening arrival. Time is free for leisure. Dinner and overnight in Harsil.
After relishing a hearty breakfast, continue towards Gangotri, the second destination of the Chardham Yatra. On arrival, Have Darshan and perform Pooja at the 18th century temple of Goddess Ganga. Later, you are also going to visit Rishikund and a temple dedicated to Sage Parashar. Then also explore Uttarkashi- a beautiful town, home to a number of temples, the prime ones being the Vishwanath Temple, are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. Night stay in New Tehri.
Post- breakfast, leave for Guptkashi. After Varanasi, Guptakashi holds a lot of importance for the followers of Hindu religion. On the way, you are going to halt at Rudraprayag. This is one of the Panch Prayag (5 meeting points), the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Next in line is Ardnareshwar Mahadev Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Night stay at Guptkashi.
After having your breakfast, you are going to begin your journey to Kedarnath, the third destination of Char Dham Yatra. On the way, you are going to visit Gaurikund. Once you reach Kedarnath, in the evening, visit the Shankaracharya Samadhi (samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya) and the nearby lake. Overnight in Kedarnath.
Have your breakfast and board a helicopter from Phata for the main Kedarnath temple. On arrival, you are going to have Darshan and perform Pooja at the main temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is an ancient temple commissioned by Adi Guru Shankaracahrya, built alongside the temple that built by Pandavas of Maharbharta. Return to Guptkashi for an overnight stay.
After having breakfast, you are going to hit the road to go to Badrinath, the fourth and the last destination of Chardham Yatra, via Chopta- a beautiful hamlet. After evening arrival have Darshan and perform Pooja at the main Badrinath temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Other visits are going to be Narad Kund, Brahma Kapal and Sheshnetra. Overnight in Badrinath.
Post- breakfast, you will visit the Mana Village, the last Indian village before Tibet that is inhabited by Indo-Mongolian tribe. Here visit Vyas Gufa where Ved Vyas wrote the Mahabharata. Next is Bhim Pul, a natural bridge across river Saraswati. Last in line are Joshimath, Sankaracharya Math and Narsima Temple. Continue for Auli where you can enjoy a cable car ride. Overnight in Auli.
On day 11, after having your breakfast, you are going to begin your journey towards Haridwar. on the way, you are going to visit all the prayags: Nand Prayag (the confluence of rivers Nandakini and Alaknanda), Karn Prayag (the meeting point of rivers Pindari and Alaknanda) and Dev Prayag (the confluence of rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda). Overnight in Haridwar.
Post breakfast, return back to Delhi for your onward journey.