Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination : Delhi - Haridwar - Joshimath - Badrinath - Rudraprayag
BADRINATH - Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the
most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation
of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as
Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop...
Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Bqack to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.
Day 2: Haridwar - Joshimath (276kms/8hr)
Morning, drive straight to Joshimath enroute visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag & Karnprayag. On Arr. Joshimath, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath: Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as "Joshimath". The name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here.
Day 3: Joshimath - Badrinath (44kms/3hr)
Morning visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later drive to Badrinath, Check in Hotel. Visit Badrinath Temple for evening Aarti. Night halt at Badrinath.
Day 4: Badrinath - Rudraprayag (165kms/6hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river
Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool
from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda.
Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression
of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye.
Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint
of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji.
Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is
the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent
water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable
Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock
forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents
a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under
the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest
among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where
Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Day 5: Rudraprayag - Hardwar (160kms/5hr)
Drive to Hardwar, enroute visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda Ashram & Gita Kutir). Arr. Haridwar, transfer to Hotel. Night halt.
Day 6: Haridwar - Delhi (230kms/6hr)
Morning visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.