Do Dham Yatra of Badrinath and Kedarnath is known to be a challenging journey but a spiritually satisfying one too. Both Badrinath and Kedarnath are important religious sites for the followers of the Hindu religion. Situated high in the mountains of Uttarakhand, these pilgrimages are dedicated to Lord Shiva. This 9-Night and 10-Day Do Dham Yatra takes you through an enlightening journey.
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On your arrival in Delhi, meet the IHPL representative and get an assisted transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is booked for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Once you reach Hardiwar from Delhi by train, you will get an assisted transfer to the hotel. Relax for some time. Later, set out for visiting temples and ashrams. In the evening, get ready to experience the mesmerizing Aarti on Har ki Paudi. This evening Aarti is extremely popular and is one of the major highlights. Haridwar, known as the Gateway to the Gods, is the starting point to the further pilgrim destinations.
Hit the road to reach Rishikesh.
Early morning, explore Rishikesh (base of Do Dham Yatra) after breakfast. Take a road journey for Rudraprayag, on the way visiting Devprayag. Check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Rudraprayag is the meeting point of river Alakananda from Badrinath and river Mandakini from Kedarnath. Visit the temples nearby.
Start morning journey to Gaurikund (do visit the ancient temple of Gauri Mai and Sirkata Ganesha), from where on-foot journey or pony ride to Kedarnath starts. Carry medicines, glares, trekking shoes and food. Avoid smoking because it is an upward journey. On arrival, check into the hotel. Excursion of Kedarnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at 3584 meters above sea level. Night halt.
Darshan at the temple, early morning. Downward trek to Gaurikund. Lave for Rudraprayag. Via Guptkashi (according to the legends, this is the place where Lord Shiva had hidden from the Pandavas). Night halt at a Rudraprayag hotel.
Road journey to Badrinath, en-route Joshimath. Check in at the hotel, once you arrive. Spend the day in visiting various temples and other religious sites like Badrinath temple, Tapt kund, Narda Kund, Caranpaduka, Mata Murthy temple, Vyas Gufa, Bhim pul etc. Attend evening aarti at the Badrinath Temple. Overnight stay.
Joshimath, located above the confluence of rivers Dhauliganga and Alaknanda, is the halting point for the pilgrims going to Badrinath or are on a return journey. Visit an ancient temple of Narasimha, an incarnation of Vishnu. Legends say that this idol is thinning every year. When it will finally breakdown, resulting in a landslide, will cut off Badrinath from the rest of the world.
Morning visits to Narsingh Temple and Shankracharaya Math. Return to Rishikesh, one of the most important religious sites of Hindus. It has been home to a large number of yogis from centuries. Visit Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Triveni Ghat, Laxman Jhula. Check –in at the hotel. Staying overnight at the hotel.
Sightseeing in Rishikesh. After noon transfer to Haridwar railway station to board a train for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, an assisted transfer to the International airport to catch a flight for the onward journey.
Bid adieu with sweet memories
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- 10 Days / 9 Night
- Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh-...