7 Nights/ 08 Days Do 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, Guptkashi, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Rudraprayag, 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 to Guptakashi Drive 215 kms (6 – 7 hrs)

After breakfast proceed to Guptakashi; travel by surface en route visit Devprayag, srinagr and Rudraprayag the banks of Holy River Ganga evening arrival at Guptakashi, check Inn at Hotel, overnight stay at Hotel

Day 03: Guptkashi - Kedarnath 32 kms Drive, 13 kms trek

Early Morning Travel by road to Gaurikund further Trek 14kms to Kedarnath over night at Kedarnath.

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.

Day 04: Kedarnath – Guptkashi 13 kms Trek, 32kms drive

Darshan and pooja in Kedarnath further downward trek to Gurikend and drive to Guptkashi for over night stay.

Day 05: Guptkashi - Badrinath Drive 173 Kms (6-7 hrs)

Start early morning travel to Badrinath over night 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 06: Badrinath – Rudraprayag Drive 156 Kms (6-7 hrs)

Early morning Darshan and pooja at Badrinath, after darshan drive to Rudraprayag, evening arrival, over night at Srinagar

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

Day 07: Rudraprayag – Haridwar Drive 162 Kms (5–6 hrs)

Today check out from Hotel and drive back to Haridwar, on arrival check in at Hotel & relax. Evening join Ganga Aarti in at Har-Ki–Podi, beck to Hotel, Overnight at hotel.

Haridwar: Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of UttaranchalPradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of hisancestors 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 forsalvation 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. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 8: Haridwar – Delhi Drive 210 Kms (6–7 hrs)

Today early morning check out and drive back to Delhi, evening reach at Delhi, on arrival drop at Airport / Railway station for further journey ahead.

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