11 Nights/ 12 Days Char Dham Yatra

Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major center for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.

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Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major center for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.

Uttarakhand State is divided into two divisions namely Garhwal and Kumaon. Its High Court is in Nainital. It is the only state in India with Sanskrit as one of its Official Language. This is the state where two most important rivers originates, i.e, The Ganga at Gangotri and the Yamuna at Yamunotri. This state has the oldest National Park named Jim Corbett National Park.

Some important facts of Uttarakhand are given below.

Name: Uttarakhand, earlier known as Uttaranchal, referred to the “Land of the Gods”. Uttarakhand is a great pilgrimage centre and it is a major destination for Hindu Temples.

Existence: It came into existence 9 th  November 2000.

Boundary: It is surrounded by Tibet Autonomous Region, Nepal, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

Population: As per Census 2011, the total population of Uttarakhand is 10,116,752. Uttarakhand holds 19 th  rank in population wise.

Land Area: Its total Land Area is 53,484 sq. km. Uttarakhand holds 18 th  rank in area wise.

Language: Its Official Languages are Hindi and Sanskrit whereas Garhwali, Kumaoni also can be heard in Uttarakhand.

Literacy: Its Literacy Ratio is 79.63%

City: Its Capital City is Dehradun. Its largest city is also Dehradun.

District: Uttarakhand is divided into 13 districts.

Connectivity: This state is well connected via roadways, railways and airways. Its major airport is in Dehradun named Jolly Grant Airport.

Places of Interests: Uttarakhand is mainly known for its natural beauty of Himalayas, terrai etc.

Festivals: Vasant Panchami, Ghee Sankranti, Phul Dei etc. are the major festivals celebrated in Uttarakhand.

Religion: Most of the people in Uttarakhand follow Hinduism which is more than 88%. There are also other religions present in this state including Muslims, Jains, Christians, and Sikhs etc.

Area covered : Delhi, Rishikesh, Barkot (Yamunotri), Barkot, Uttarkashi (Gangotri), Uttarkashi, Guptkashi, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Srinagar, Rishikesh / Haridwar, Delhi

Day 01: Delhi - Rishikesh (230 Kms / 7 - 8 hrs)

Morning drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check in at hotel. in the afternoon temple tour of Rishikesh. Overnight stay at hotel

Rishikesh, located in the laps of lower Himalayas, and is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. Rishikesh is important not only as pilgrimage centre closely associated with the Ramayana, but also as home for many important centers of Hindu religious thought and spirituality, and as a very great Yoga Centre. There are a great many ashrams and Yoga institutes here

Day 02: Rishikesh - Barkot (215 Kms / 07 hrs)

Today morning pickup from Rishikesh and drive to Barkot via Dehradun, Mussoorie, and en-route visit Kempty fall. Later continue drive to Barkot. On arrival Barkot Check In at Hotel / Camp.

Day 03: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (42 Kms Drive / 6 Kms trek)

Morning leave for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti & Fool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 06kms for Yamunotri, On Arrive Yamunotri Holy Dip in Garam Kund, than Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yamunotri Ji, after Darshan and Pooja, afternoon start trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows intonumerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (Drive 82 Kms / 04 hrs)

Morning leave for Uttarkashi, a drive of 82 kms. En-route visit Prakateshwar Cave, on arrival Uttarkashi check in at the hotel evening visit Vishwnath Temple, Overnight stay at the hotel.

Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi

Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Kms. per way)

Early morning drive to Gangotri and 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 back to Uttarkashi, on arrival check into the Hotel.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (228 kms / 8- 9 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Guptkashi, en-route visit Tehri Dam & continue journey towards Guptkashi. On arrival check in at the Camp / hotel. evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel / Camp.

Day 07: Guptkashi - Kedarnath (32 Kms Drive / 14 Kms. trek)

Kedarnath: is a majestic sight, standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by lofty snow Covered peaks. The present temple, built in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decoratedwith figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard.

Morning drive to Gaurikund (32 kms drive-one way). On arrival Gaurikund start your journey on the tough Trek ahead. arrive by afternoon, on arrival check in to the Hotel / Guest Houses. After freshening up, perform Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel or Guest Houses

Day 08: Kedarnath – Guptkashi (14 kms trek down / 32 km Drive)

Morning Pooja - darshan at the Temple, later start trek down to Gaurikund. On arrival meet with our drive & drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check in at the hotel / Camp. overnight stay at hotel

Day 09: Guptkashi – Badrinath (173 kms / 7-8 hrs)

Morning leave for Shri Badrinath Ji. On arrival take the holy Darshan. (If time permit). Evening visit, Byas Gufa, Bheem Pul, Saraswati River, Overnight stay at hotel

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

Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.

Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.

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 10: Badrinath – Rudraprayag /Srinagar (156 kms / 7-8 hrs)

Morning after Arti Darshan drive to Rudraprayag, on arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.


Rudraprayag: One of the holy prayag of five famous prayag of Uttarakhand. Confluence of River Alaknanda and Mandakini.

Day 11: Rudrapryag - Haridwar (162 Kms / 6 hrs)

Morning drive to Haridwar. On arrival check in at hotel. in evening visit temples of Haridwar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Haridwar – Delhi (210 kms / 6-7 hrs)

Morning drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi drop you at the Airport / Railway station for onwards destination

Package Inclusions:

  • Accommodation as per chosen room & Hotel
  • Meal Plan as per requirement
  • Transportation from Delhi to Delhi as per requirement
  • All toll taxes, parking, state taxes and driver allowance.
  • All currently applicable taxes

Does not include:

  • Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry telephone calls, drinks, tipping etc.
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Adventure activities, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari , Pony ride etc
  • Any increase in the govt. taxes
  • 4.50% Govt Service tax