BADRINATH KEDARNATH YATRA PACKAGES 2018 FROM HARIDWAR TO HARIDWAR – 5 NIGHTS AND 6 DAYS TOUR PACKAGE
Haridwar – Rudraprayag (165 Km / 6 Hours)
Morning visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing, later drive to Rudraprayag en route visit Deoprayag. On Arr. Rudraprayag, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Rudraprayag – Gaurikund (75 Km / 3 Hours) – Kedarnath (19kms Trek)
Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woollen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.
Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra war felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with the head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.
Kedarnath – Rudraprayag
Early morning, pilgrims from Darshan of Kedarnath Temple. Return back to Gaurikund & Drive straight to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165 Km / 7 Hours)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay. Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.
Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165 Km / 7 Hours)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahma kamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There is other interesting sight seeing a spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, etc. Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.
Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar (160kms/5 Hours)
Morning drive back to Rishikesh, Arrive Rishikesh Rishikesh Local Sightseeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda Ashram & Gita Kutir). After Lunch, drive to Rishikesh Back to Haridwar on arriving Haridwar Tour End.