Uttarakhand is also known as the Dev Bhumi – the land of the Gods. The state of Uttarakhand is a land of sacred temples, great pilgrimages, and traveling places. The places to travel in Uttarakhand are strikingly beautiful, and those places attract millions of visitors every year. Chardham in Uttarakhand is among such places.
Chardham in Uttarakhand is originally a combination of four different places. They are as follows:
The pilgrimage in four Dhams located in the Garhwal region is also considered as the most sacred places in India. The four temples located at the four different places, also mark the spiritual source of four different rivers. They are as follows:
Why should you consider a pilgrimage to Chardham in Uttarakhand?
Char Dhams are the most famous holy places of Hindu Pilgrimage. The four locations are present on the lofty peaks of the Himalayas. Thus, these places are very beautiful. The landscapes, the scenic beauty of these places are ideal for a holiday outing, and trip. Chardham tour is an ultimate desire of every Hindu for visiting the holy shrines at least once in their life. People believe that visiting these four places can offer salvation (moksha).
- The Badrinath Dham Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also a part of the Chota Char Dham.
- The Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This popular shrine and pilgrimage location attracts thousands from all over India and also from other parts of the world.
- The Gangotri Dham is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and it is also the source of the river Ganga.
- The Yamunotri Dham is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. This is also the place to offer your prayers. People also seek the blessings of Yamuna to protect themselves from the wrath of death because the Yamuna is known to be the sister of Yama, the God of Death.
The route of the Chardham Yatra tour package is from west to east. Thus, you will see that the Chardham yatra tour starts from Yamunotri. Then the yatra continues to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Pilgrims visit the Yamunotri and Gangotri and bring holy waters from the sources of Ganga and Yamuna to offer Abhishekams to Kedareshwara. The Chardham of Uttarakhand is also known as Chota Char Dham of India.
Chardham Yatra tour packages in 2021
Book online tour Chardham Yatra tour packages in 2021. Along with that, you can also visit places like Auli, Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussoorie, and more. Thus, the Chardham Yatra tour package offers you a lot.
At My Tirth India, we are going to take great care of all the needs of every customer. We have got expert tour guides and professionals who will make sure you can have a safe and hassle-free trip to Chardham. Rest assured that you will enjoy the serene beauty of the holy land of Chardham in Uttarakhand.
At My Tirth India, we also offer tailored Chardham Yatra tour packages for 2021 from different cities. You can get in touch with our customer service executives to get your Chardham yatra tour planned. Right from your hotel, to ticket bookings, we shall take care of the complete tour itinerary.
One of the best things about the Chardham tour is, the trip is an experience of adventure. Going through the Chardham yatra tour is also taking a journey to the innermost self. People who visit these holy places are driven by devotion and spirituality. What makes the Chardham yatra tour even more exciting is the spellbinding views of the mountains, forests, waterfalls, meadows, rivers, valleys, and other lovely places.
The complete guide & itinerary of Chardham yatra by My Tirth India
The tour starts with meeting the driver of My Tirth India at the airport/railway station from where you will be taken to Haridwar. After you check into the hotel, you can have a complete rest and then we shall escort you to an evening visit to the Ganga Aarti at the Har-Ki Pauri. Then back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Haridwar-Barkot – 8 hours of drive. The next day starts from Haridwar with a destination as Barkot. This road trip is via Mussoorie when you can see the Mussoorie Lake and Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. Once you reach Barkot, you can check into the hotel. We shall make all the booking arrangements. You can stay and rest for the day.
Yamunotri – Barkot – a drive of 36 kilometers and 6 kilometers on the trek. This will be an interesting journey for you because it includes a trek with beautiful views. We shall start the day with an early morning breakfast, then drive to Janki Chatti, and then start the trek from there to Yamunotri. After taking the trek, you can opt for the bath in JamunabaiKund’s warm water and take darshan at the Yamunaji. Then we return to Janki Chatti and start the drive to Barkot.
Barkot to Uttarkashi. After reaching Barkot on Day 3, we shall arrange a hotel for your overnight stay. Then start our journey on Day 4 with an early morning breakfast and drive to Uttarkashi. We shall arrange your dinner and overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi to Gangotri – After the overnight stay at Uttarkashi, we shall start Day 5 with a drive for Gangotri. The distance is 95 kilometers from Uttarkashi. It takes 3-4 hours to reach Gangotri. You can experience the magnificent Gangotri temple throughout the day. Also, further up on the way to Gangotri is the hot water spring at Gangnani. You can have a refreshing bath in the kund known as the Rishikund.
Uttarkashi to Guptakashi – a distance of 240 kilometers which is covered in 8-9 hours. After breakfast, we start driving towards Guptakashi. It is important to leave very early in the morning because it will be almost a day’s drive to Guptakashi. We shall arrange for dinner and an overnight stay at Guptakashi.
Guptakashi to Kedarnath – a distance of 35 kilometers by vehicle and 21 kilometers on foot. After the overnight stay at Guptakashi, we shall start our journey towards Kedarnath. You will have the whole day to complete your tour at the Kedarnath temple. An interesting fact about the Kedarnath Temple is, it is 1000 years old. Half a kilometer apart, you can also visit the Bhaironath Temple. This is a small temple dedicated to Bhaironath which is worshipped at the opening and closing of Sri Kedarnath Shrine.
On the 8th day after completing breakfast, we shall move towards Guptakashi. Here you will also have the complete day to explore Guptakashi. We shall arrange for dinner and an overnight stay at Guptakashi.
On the 9th day, the plan is to move towards Badrinath from Guptakashi. We shall start our yatra towards the 4th Dham. You will have dinner and overnight stay at Badrinath. A very interesting fact of Badrinath is it is cradled between two mountains, the Nar and Narayana mountain. Also, it is the holiest of all the four shrines of Chardham.
At one point in time, the whole location was filled with Badris or wild berries, which is why the location became popularly known as Badri van. There is a recess in the river Alakananda, known as Narad Kund. it is a pool where the Badrinath idol was recovered. There are other places to visit in Badrinath as well. These places include Brahma Kapal, Bhim Puri, and Vyas Gufa.
This is the day when we move towards Badrinath to Rudraprayag. The distance is around 160 kilometers and it will take 6-7 hours. During our route to Rudraprayag, you can also visit the Vishnu Prayag where two rivers meet. These two rivers are known as Dhauli and Alakananda. You will arrive at Joshimath and visit the temple of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. Here we have planned your overnight stay and dinner.
On the final day, we return to Haridwar from Rudraprayag. On the way back, you can also visit Rishikesh, Ram Jhoola, Prabhat Niketan, Laxman Jhoola. We shall arrange your dinner and overnight stay at Haridwar.
This is the complete tour guide and itinerary of Chardham in Uttarakhand. If you are planning to take a Chardham yatra tour package, all you have to do is get in touch with My Tirth India. We shall take care of all the trip necessities and also make sure your customized requirements are met.
Our Chardham Yatra tour packages include the following:
- Comfortable accommodation at all places mentioned in the tour itinerary
- Meal plans on the meals served in different restaurants
- Pick-up, drop, and transportation service throughout the tour.
- Sightseeing of all the locations mentioned in the itinerary.
- All the toll taxes and parking included.
Rest assured that there will be no night travel. We shall not put our guests in dormitories or Dharmashala. You can choose completely safe and hygienic pure vegetarian food according to the region and platters. We always make sure the hotels are neat, clean, and comfortable for our Chardham yatra tour package.