Do Dham Yatra – Gangotri and Yamnotri

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Do Dham Yatra – Gangotri and Yamnotri
(06 D / 05 N)


Day 01:  Delhi – Haridwar                                                                       

Morning 06:30 hrs departs from Delhi to Haridwar (220 kms. 6 hrs): On arrival check – in at hotel. Later visit Har Ki Paudi. Take Holi Bath and enjoy the Evening aarti ceremony.

Haridwar: Meaning ‘Gateway to God’ is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges. It is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains.Haridwar is also spelled as Hardwar or Hari- Dwar. Haridwar is also one of the four places where drops of Amrit or nectar fell from the pitcher which was being carried by Garuda, the heavenly bird and the spot is known as Brahma Kund or Har-ki-Pauri. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas.
Arrival at Haridwar, transfer to hotel, Check in at hotel. Take rest, later we shall take you for a visit to the Mansa Devi Temple & enjoy Aarti at Har Ki Peri in the evening. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual. Later back to hotel, free for leisure activities.

Overnight stay at Haridwar.

Day 02: – Haridwar – Barkot                                                                          

Early morning  check out from hotel. Proceed from Haridwar to  Barkot via Mussoorie. (205 kms 5 – 6 hrs):

Barkot is a serene and secluded town, locatd at an elevation of 1220 meters. It is a northeast region of Uttarakhand, located around 49 km from Yamunotri Dam. It offers an excellent view of Himalayan cliffs and peaks. It is also an ideal place for trekking. The fresh orchards of apples, ravishing landscapes, glistering water of Yamuna River and secluded environment are the charming features of Barkot. Arrive at Barkot, transfer to hotel, Check in at the hotel. Free for leisure activities,

Overnight stay at Barkot.

Day 03:  Barkot – Yamunotari – Barkot                                                                         

Morning transfer to Barkot via Yamunotari (32 kms / 10 km by jeep/ 6 kms trek.from one side). Leave for Janki Chatti Via Hanuman Chatti – The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River & Fool Chatti . On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 06 kms for Yamunotri Temple – Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again, Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. On Arrive Yamunotri Holi Dip in Garam Kund, than Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yamunotri Ji, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. After Darshan and Pooja, afternoon start trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot at hotel. Evening free for leisure activities.

Overnight stay at Barkot.

Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi                                                                        

Morning ,Check out from hotel & proceed for Uttarkashi (82 kms / 4 hrs): Enroute vist Prakateshwar Cave. Uttarkashi is a holy town of Uttarakhand. The city is named after its headquarters town Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi district is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, at an altitude of 1158 metres above sea level. Uttarkashi is primarily known as a town of temples, particularly of Lord Shiva. There are various temples namely Vishwanath Temple, Bhairav Temple, Kuteti Devi Temple, Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple, Shani Temple, Pokhu Devta Temple, Karna Devta Temple and many more. The popular one is Vishwanath, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On arrival at Uttarkashi, transfer to hotel; check in at the hotel evening visit Vishwnath Temple. Later back to hotel, free for leisure activities.

Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi                                                                          

Morning Drive to Gangotri (100 kms. Drive 2 – 3 hours)Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases. Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 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. On arrival take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Afternoon drive to Uttarkashi at hotel, Free for leisure activities,

Overnight stay at Uttarakashi

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Delhi                                                                          

Morning Departure from Uttarkashi to Delhi (449 Kms drives 8 – 9 hrs.). On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport to board the onward flight or to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Visit ends

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