Area Covered : Haridwar – Guptkashi / Sitapur – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Rudraprayag/Srinagar – Haridwar
DO DHAM YATRA – A QUEST OF SALVATION – Discover spiritual side of yours – Sacred Do Dham yatra, as it is popularly known as, is one of the most sought after in Hinduism. In this trip, there are four religious places that devotees visit in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located at extreme heights is the Holy Himalayas in the Garhwal region that augment the beauty of the wonderful state of Uttrakhand. Here you will be able to get rid of all stress that has taken a toll on your life. The Serene Environment and White Mountains are sure to catch your fancy. Here, you can be assured to have a spiritual experience that lifts your mind, body and soul.
This is a complete program for Do Dham Yatra pilgrims coming from different orientations or states and arriving in Delhi to start Do Dham. As Delhi is well connected with all major or remote cities by Rail or Road or Air, this is convenient for passengers or pilgrims coming from Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Bangalore or other parts of South India. Do Dham Yatra from Delhi / Haridwar is also well connected with eastern & western UP, Madhyapradesh- Bhopal, Indore, Maharashtra- Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Kolhapur.
- Neat, clean, hygienic accommodation on Double /Triple Sharing as per preferences & group size.
- Breakfast & Dinner in Hotels (Except Kedarnath Ji).
- Inclusive of transport services (Ex Haridwar).
- All point to point sight-seeing as per given program possible in time frame.
- All toll, tax, parking and driver allowances are included.
- 5.0% Govt. Service Tax (GST)
- Helicopter Tickets to Kedarnath Ji, Meals in Kedarnath Ji will be on direct payment
- Any International or Domestic Air or Rail Tickets, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony / Palaki, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel / personal life, accident or health insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost included.
Meet our assistance on arrival at Haridwar as per your predefined schedule and further proceed to Guptkashi. On your drive you would pass Devprayag & Rudraprayag. Overnight stay in the hotel at Sitapur/Guptkashi. Upon reaching Sitapur/Rampur/Guptkashi we will take a rest. Night stay in Hotel
After breakfast Morning drive to Sonprayag -Gaurikund . The travellers who are confined to trek mostly use to stay in Kedarnath Ji on this day. The trek is 19 KM long from Sonprayag and tiring for those who are not well acquaintances of mountain treks or regular walking. Rest slow, calm and breathful walking strategies are always helpful in completing this kind of trek. On arrival Kedarnath freshened up, performed Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. Maximum and generally all trekkers to Shri Kedarnath Ji used to stay here.
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 decorated with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard.
Rituals & Activities: Visit Gauri Kund , Darshan of Kedarnath Ji Temple , Bhim Shila and Chance to meet Gurus and Sadhus meditating for a long time in Kedarnath.
- On this day we will stay in Sitapur. After morning darshan and pooja, downward trek to Sonpryag. Our vehicle pick you up from there and takes you to a hotel for a leisure stay for Night.
After a normal and comfortable wake up and breakfast we will proceed to Badrinath Ji Via Chopta-Pipalkoti-Joshimath-Govindghat. On the way, I have en-route view of the amazing Chopta & Himalayan Ranges. En-route we will have view of 03 major Prayags (Confluence of Holy rivers) by visiting Vishnuprayag, Karnprayag, Nandprayag whereas Vishnuprayag (where two river confluences Dhauli Ganga & Alaknanda), Karnprayag (confluence of river Pindari and river Alaknanda), Nandprayag (confluence of river Nandakini and Alaknanda River). The road from Guptkashi to Chopta and then to Pipalkoti is good for small vehicles, the road from Pipalkoti and then to Joshimath is better. We will reach Badrinath in the evening and stay in Shree Badrinath. If we reach on time then we can make a short visit to the temple to participate in evening Aarti. Normally you cannot hold your mind or resist visiting a temple for Darshan of shri Badrinath Ji (Moksha Dham) upon reaching there. Overnight stay flowed by dinner.
This is the day of completion of your all pending rituals and karmas. At this Moksha Dham your quest of salvation will be completed. So this is how this program is designed to give you maximum time on this land. The next day we are staying in Rudraprayag which is only 05 hrs drive from Badrinath. So we will have almost half day almost to complete our rituals and Darshan. Late morning by maximum 12:00 Noon proceed to Rudraprayag.
Rituals & Activities on this day in Shri Badrinath () :
Early Morning take a holy dip in Tapt Kund , Have again Darshan of Badri Vishal if time allows otherwise Important visit to Nag Nagin Pith (One of the important place in India for Sarp kal Dosh Nivaran),Short Visit to Mana Village (Vyas Cave , Ganesha Cave , Keshav Prayag , Darshan of Sarasawati Udgam (origin) ), Charan Paduka Darshan , Short visit of Ekadasi Gufa & hanuman Gufa. View of Vishnu Prayag, Nandprayag , Karnprayag while returning back to Rudraprayag.
Badrinath: Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was unable to withstand the force of its descent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.
Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahma Kapal: It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped off the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head).
Sheshnetra: It is a large block of stone between two small seasonal lakes carrying an eye of "Sheshnag" The eye formation is quite natural, 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye, it is believed that the sheshnag waits at this place patiently to accompany the lord on his reincarnation.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. The women of the village offer Choli to the deity on closing day of the temple each year.
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.
Early morning after breakfast, Morning drive to Haridwar. On the way we will see the 05th and last Parayag-Dev Parayag and Yoga Capital Rishikesh in this route. Upon arrival in Haridwar drop you at the Airport / Railway station for onward destination.