Char Dham Yatra Tour
Char Dham Yatra tour is a tour of India’s four sacred Hindu pilgrimages; Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, India. Char Dham opens between April-May every year for pilgrims and lasts till Diwali every year. Opening and closing dates of Char Dham portals are announced well before the yatra starts. Here is the specially prepared Char Dham yatra tour itinerary for 2023. To book the Char Dham yatra, please fill the query form or email us at [email protected].
Char Dham Yatra tour itinerary
On arrival, you are met and drive to Haridwar. On arrival, check in at Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Haridwar. Evening Aarti and Pooja at Har Ki pauri. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after sightseeing, drive to Kharsali. Check in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Kharsali : The Kharsali village is also an important stopover for the Char Dham Yatra, a Hindu pilgrimage tour that includes visiting four sacred shrines in Uttarakhand, including Yamunotri. During the pilgrimage season, which usually starts in May and lasts until November, the village sees a large influx of tourists and devotees, who come to seek blessings.
Early morning, proceed to visit Yamunotri Temple and back to Kharsali and later drive to Uttarakashi. On arrival in Uttarkashi, check in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Yamunotri Temple is a Hindu shrine located in the western region of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. The temple is situated at an elevation of 3,293 meters above sea level and is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, who is considered to be the second holiest river in India after the Ganges. It is one of the four shrines that comprise the Char Dham Yatra, a pilgrimage circuit that is believed to grant spiritual liberation to those who undertake it.
The temple complex also includes a hot water spring, known as the Surya Kund, which is believed to have medicinal properties. The water in the kund is so hot that it is used to cook rice and potatoes, which are then offered as prasad to the devotees.
Best Time to Visit:
The Yamunotri Temple is open to visitors from the months of April to November, and the best time to visit is during the months of May and June and September and October. During the peak season, the temple sees a large influx of devotees, and it is recommended to plan the trip in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
Drive to Gangotri and back. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
The Gangotri Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to the goddess Ganga, situated on the right bank of the Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. It was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century and is a prominent pilgrimage site for Hindus.
The temple is a beautiful blend of traditional and modern architecture, with a white facade and towering spire. The inner sanctum houses a silver idol of the goddess Ganga, which is adorned with flowers and worshipped by devotees.
Apart from the main temple, there are several other attractions around the area that make it a must-visit destination for spiritual seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Here are some of the top places to visit near Gangotri Temple:
Submerged Shivling: One of the most intriguing and significant attractions near the temple is the Submerged Shivling. This natural rock formation is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva sat when he received the holy river Ganga in his matted locks. The Shivling remains submerged in the river for most of the year, but during the winter months, when the water level decreases, it becomes visible to visitors.
Pandava Gufa: Located just a few kilometers from Gangotri Temple, Pandava Gufa is a cave that is said to have been used by the Pandavas during their exile. The cave is carved out of a rock face and has a natural spring inside it. It is believed that the Pandavas used the water from this spring during their stay in the cave.
Gaumukh Glacier: The Gaumukh Glacier is the source of the river Ganga and is located about 18 kilometers from Gangotri Temple. It is a popular trekking destination and attracts adventure seekers from all over the world. The glacier is surrounded by breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and is a sight to behold.
Kedar Ganga Sangam: About 100 yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank. The confluence of the two rivers is called Kedar Ganga Sangam and is considered a sacred spot by Hindus. It is believed that taking a dip in the holy waters of this confluence can wash away sins and purify the soul.
Gangotri National Park: The Gangotri National Park is a protected area located in the upper catchment of the Bhagirathi river. The park is spread over an area of 2,390 square kilometers and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Visitors to the park can spot animals such as the Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, and musk deer, among others.
After early breakfast drive to Guptkashi. Guptkashi is a small town lies on the road to Kedarnath in Mandakini river valley at an elevation at an 4327 feet above sea level. It is an important stop on the route of Char Dham Yatra. You will drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival in the evening, check in at the hotel. If time permits, you can visit to Kashi Visghwnath temple here. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning start trekking to get to Kedarnath temple. On arrival at Kedarnath, go for Darshan. After Darshan, trek down in the evening back to Hotel.
Kedarnath Temple : The Kedarnath Temple is a significant Hindu pilgrimage site located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva and is considered as one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple is situated against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range and is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.
The history of the Kedarnath temple dates back to the Mahabharata era. According to legend, after the Kurukshetra war, the Pandavas felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. Lord Shiva eluded them repeatedly, but finally, when he was chased by them, he took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. He then dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining parts of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations.
The Kedarnath Temple is situated at an altitude of 3584 meters above sea level and is one of the most difficult pilgrimage sites to reach. The temple is open only for six months in a year, from the end of April to the beginning of November, due to heavy snowfall and harsh weather conditions during the winter months.
The temple is constructed in a unique architectural style and is made of large stone slabs. The temple complex consists of the main temple, a Nandi bull statue, a Samadhi of Shankaracharya, and other smaller shrines dedicated to various deities.
Every year, millions of devotees undertake the challenging trek to Kedarnath to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. The trek to Kedarnath involves a 16 km trek from Gaurikund, which is the last motorable point. The trek is steep and strenuous, and takes around 6-7 hours to complete. Ponies and palanquins are available for hire for those who are unable to trek.
Overall, Kedarnath is a truly magical and divine place that is steeped in history and mythology. The temple is an architectural masterpiece and the natural surroundings add to the overall spiritual experience. It is a must-visit place for anyone who wishes to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and experience the divine energy of the Himalayas.
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. On arrival in Badrinath, Check in at hotel. Badrinath is sacred Hindu pilgrimage, a small town located at an elevation of 3300 mts on the banks of river Alaknanda in Uttarakhand, India. Visit Badrinath temple. Return to hotel for overnight.
Badrinath is a holy town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in India. It is one of the four sacred Dhams in India, along with Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kedarnath, and attracts a large number of devotees every year. The town is located at an elevation of 3,133 meters above sea level and is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River. The town is surrounded by majestic snow-capped Himalayan peaks, making it a breathtaking sight for visitors.
History: According to Hindu mythology, Badrinath is considered the abode of Lord Vishnu, one of the Trimurti, the other two being Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Vishnu meditated here for a long time and Goddess Lakshmi took the form of a berry tree to protect him from the harsh weather conditions. The place where Lord Vishnu meditated is now known as Badrinath. The temple of Badrinath was built in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, a great Hindu philosopher, and reformer.
Attractions: Badrinath is a popular pilgrimage destination and offers several attractions to visitors, including:
Badrinath Temple: The Badrinath Temple is the main attraction of the town and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is built in the traditional Indian style of architecture and is surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
Tapt Kund: Tapt Kund is a natural hot water spring located near the Badrinath Temple. It is believed that taking a dip in the Kund can purify the soul and cure several ailments.
Neelkanth Peak: The Neelkanth Peak is a majestic snow-covered peak that provides a splendid backdrop to the Badrinath Temple. The peak is named after Lord Shiva, who is also known as Neelkanth.
Vasudhara Falls: The Vasudhara Falls is a scenic waterfall located near the town of Badrinath. The waterfall is believed to be a manifestation of Goddess Parvati and is a popular spot among tourists.
Charanpaduka: Charanpaduka is a holy rock located near Badrinath and is believed to have the footprints of Lord Vishnu. The rock offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.
Badrinath is also a popular starting point for several treks in the region, including the Valley of Flowers trek and the Hemkund Sahib trek.
Today after breakfast, full day city tour. Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund, go for Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in the evening. There are other interesting sightseeing spots to see like Mana Village(the last village of India), Vyas Cave, Charanpaduka and Bhimkund. After sightseeing of Badrinath town, return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning drive to Rishikesh. On arrival, check in at Hotel. Attend Evening Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh. Overnight at Hotel.
Evening Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh :
The evening Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh is a beautiful and spiritually uplifting experience that attracts tourists and devotees alike. It is held every day at sunset on the banks of the Ganges River in the Parmarth Niketan Ashram.
During the aarti, devotees and priests gather to offer prayers, sing hymns, and light lamps to worship the Ganges River, which is considered sacred by Hindus. The aarti begins with the chanting of Vedic mantras and is followed by the offering of flowers, incense, and other offerings to the river.
As the aarti progresses, the priests light hundreds of diyas (oil lamps) that are floated on the river, creating a beautiful and mesmerizing sight. The aarti ends with the distribution of prasad (blessed food) to the devotees.
The Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh is not only a religious ceremony, but also a cultural experience that showcases the rich traditions and heritage of India. It is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Rishikesh and is sure to leave a lasting impression on one’s heart and soul.
Morning drive back to Delhi. On arrival, drop at Railway station /Airport to board train/ flight.
Char Dham Yatra tour price
For 2 adults : INR. 65000 Per Person
For 4 adults : INR. 48550 Per Person
For 6 adults : INR. 48550 Per Person
Cost Includes :
- Hotels with breakfast and dinner.
- All Transfers , sightseeing and Road Transportation by A/C Toyota Innova.
- All Taxes , Services Charges
Cost Excludes :
- Any type of Railway/ Air fare.
- Insurance of any kind.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Poine, Jeep , Dolly and Helicopter Charges.
- Meals other than specified.
- Any Extra Charge due to Any unforeseen eventuality such as land slides / road closure.