Chardham Yatra is the most popular pilgrimage yatra of the himalayas in India. The Yatra offers tremendous range of natural landscape beauty that provide you ample amount of satisfaction; enough to satisfy your appetite of seeking devotion and peace along with adventure.
Duration : 12 days / 11 Nights
Day 01 : Delhi/Haridwar
Although you begin your trip from Delhi as you land here on the first day, but you won't be lingering here. After mini refrehment at Hazrat Nizammudin get ready to start your pilgrimage journey for Chota Chardham popularly referred to as Himalayan Chardham of India. Halt/Lunch in the midway. The sudden escape from Delhi to Chardham is obvious to put you in little amazement. Drive straight to Haridwar and check in at the hotel booked in advance for you. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 02 : Haridwar/Barkot
Being at Haridwar brings some sort of unusual experience that you won't forget ever. Get up early in the morning for the morning aarti at the Har-ki-Pauri. An enlightening environment, sound and color is seen after the Ganges aarti, devotees float diyas in the holy water and are seen practicing Surya Narmaskar.
After the ceremony take breakfast at the hotel and get ready to leave for Yamunotri – daughter of Sun God Surya and Sangya. Alike Ganga, Yamuna is referred to as Maa among the Hindus and has been responsible for nourshing and developing the Indian civilization. Have lunch at midway. Overnight stay and dinner at the hotel in Barkot.
Day 03 : Barkot/Yamunotri/Barkot
Wake up call to the charming beauty of Barkot. Treat your eyes with the beautiful view of the peaks of Bandar Punch which remains covered with snow through out the year. Pack your breakfast full of fruits (do not forget to carry water bottle) and get ready for trekking trip to Yauunotri, your first destination of the Chardham tour. Lunch at Jankichatti. Overnight stay at hotel in Barkot.
Day 04 : Barkot/Gangotri
In the morning pay a visit to the temple of Yamunotri located on the banks of river Yamuna that was constructed by Raja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The main attraction here is the temple deity made of black marble. After breakfast proceed towards Gangotri. On the way take bath in the hot water spring that is said to have lot of medicinal properpties. Later continue your hourney towards Gangotri temple. Post worship at the temple, lunch at Gangotri. Dinnet and overnight stay at Bhagirathi Sadan, Gangotri.
Day 05 : Gangotri/Uttarkashi
Gangotri is one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations in India. Reputed as great spiritual purifier Gangotri forms an important part of country's social and religious fabric. Millions of travelers since time immorial have taken pilgrimage tour to Gangotri in search if Niravana and the holy river has privided them ministration and hope. After spending morning time at Gangotri leave for Uttarkashi wgich is referred to as Banaras of the North. Check in at the Sahaj Villa, Uttarkashi. Take rest and after dinner overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Uttarkashi/Sitapur
In the morning of the 6th day of the tour pay a visit to the famous Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. While returing back to the hotel in the miday way you can also make a visit to Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple if you like. Otherwise get back to the hotel, pack your bags and leave for Sitapur. It falls on way to Kedarnath. Halt at Chamba. Dinner and overnight stay at Shivalik Valley Resort, Sitapur.
Day 07 : Sitapur/Gaurikund/Kedarnath
Early morning visit to the Gauri Devi temple, the site where Mata Parvati mediated in order to attain Lord Shiva. Than after breakfast get ready for the trekking trip to Kedarnath. Upon reaching Kedarnath, pay visit to the holy shrine one of the twelve jyotirlinga's. Dinner and overnight stay at Himachal House, Kedarnath.
Day 08: Kedarnath/Rudraprayag
Your spiritual journey today starts with the visit to the Kedarnath Temple. Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Rudraprayag. Enroute lunch at Sitapur. Dinner and overnight stay at Narayan Invitation in Rudraprayag.
Day 09: Rudraprayag/Badrinath
Rudraprayag is strategically located at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers in close proximity to Srinagar (Garhwal). The meeting point of these two sister rivers has got it sown unique beauty. While being here make a visit to Shiva and Jagdamba temples and post lunch proceed to Badrinath. After evening aarti and darshan at Badrinath, check in at Patliputra Sadan for the overnight stay.
Day 10: Badrinath/Birahi
Badrinath provide amazing vistas to the travelers. It is one of the most important destination of Chardham Yatra. Post lunch drive to Birahi. Overnight stay at Birahi.
Day 11: Birahi/Rishikesh
Early in the morning proceed to Rishikesh, the great destination to be at, both in terms of spiritualism and adventure. Take a holy dip in the sacred water of Ganga and indulge yourself in numerous adventure sports such as trekking, white water rafring, rock climbing and jumping. Visit the numerous ashrams at Rishikesh to meet Sadhus who have been meditating here for years. Also visit Laxman Jhulla, Ram jhulla and several ghats.
Day 12: Rishikesh/Delhi
After breakfast drive back to Delhi and carry on with your onward journey.