Ek Dham Yatra (Kedarnath) from Haridwar (3N – 4D)
Area Covered: Haridwar – Guptkashi / Sitapur – Kedarnath – Guptkashi / Sitpaur – Haridwar
EK DHAM YATRA – A QUEST OF SALVATION – Discover spiritual side of yours – Sacred Ek 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 Holy Himalayas in the Garhwal region that augment the beauty of the wonderful state of Uttarakhand. 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 Ek Dham Yatra pilgrims coming from different orientations or states and arriving in Delhi to start Ek 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. Ek Dham Yatra from Delhi is also well connected with eastern & western UP, Madhya Pradesh- 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.
Arrival Haridwar proceeded to Sitapur Via Devprayag Rudraprayag, Guptkashi. We should leave Haridwar for an almost day long drive to Sitapur. Enroute S/S of Rudraprayag (confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini). Here we can have Darshan of Maa Chamunda Devi Shakti Peeth. 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 used 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 picks you up from there and takes you to a hotel for a leisure stay for Night.
Early morning after breakfast, we will make a short visit to MahaRudra Temple at Sangam confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini. Here we can have Darshan of Maa Chamunda Devi Shakti Peeth. After that we will proceed to Rishikesh and on the way we will view of 05th and last Parayag-Dev Parayag on this route. Arrive Rishikesh and you will visit Laxamn Jhula and Ram Jhula on your own as this is not motorable. Vehicle will wait for you in the parking lot. Best way to visit this part of Rishikesh is to enter by Laxman Jhula and exit from Ram Jhula. You can also see many Ghats and temples and beautiful Ashrams. Rishikesh is the next home of Sadhus & Saints. It is also called the Capital land of Yoga. You need to keep watch on time if you have missed your Ganga Aarti on day 01 upon arrival to Haridwar. So it is in your hand how fast you finish your sight-seeing and reach Har-Ki-Pauri, Haridwar for Ganga Aarti. It generally starts by 06:00 PM in summers and 5:15 PM in winters. Those who have enjoyed day 01 can have the opportunity to enjoy some more time in Rishikesh. Late evening before dinner, I reached Haridwar. This is your last day and evening so must arrange your bags and pack. Evening you can enjoy shopping in Haridwar and Rishikesh.