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BADRI-KEDAR YATRA


Tour code               BKY - 15
Ex              Bengaluru / Hubli
Distance     7,600 kms (approximately Round trip)
Duration   By Flight 11 Days / By Train & Mini Bus 15Days
Vehicle Used           Mini Bus
Accommodation   Twin sharing basis A/C Standard rooms except hilly area
States visited          Delhi, Uttarakhand
Places visited         Haridwar, Guptakashi, Sitapur, Gourikund, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Piplekoti, Rishikesh, New Delhi


Departure dates:
    APR 29. MAY 6.MAY 13.MAY 27. JUN 10.JUN 17. JUL 1.JUL 15.JUL 29. AUG 19. SEP 2.SEP 23.SEP 30.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
33500*
Adult
Single Sharing
45225
Child
(2-11 Years)
25125
Child
(2-11 Y)
16750*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
10000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.
 
DAY1   BENGALURU / HUBLI
  Morning Dep from Bengaluru Railway Station.
 
DAY 2           IN TRAIN
  Train Journey Continues.
 
DAY 3           NEW DELHI
  Morning arrival at Delhi Railway station, Transfer to hotel. Night halt at Delhi.
 
DAY 4           DELHI - HARIDWAR
  Morning dep to Haridwar, Chandi devi & Mansa devi darshan by Cable car. Gangarti. Night halt at Haridwar.
 
DAY 5          HARIDWAR - RAMPUR
  Morning dep to Rampur  via Rudra Prayaga, Guptkashi Evening reach & night halt at Rampur
DAY 6          RAMPUR - KEDARNATH - RAMPUR
  Morning dep for Kedarnath& 21 kms trek to Kedarnath, Darshan & back to Rampur. Night halt at Rampur.
 
DAY 7        RAMPUR - GUPTAKASHI 
  Morning dep to visit Gupta kashi, Night halt at Gupta Kashi.
 
DAY 8        GUPTAKASHI - BADRINATH
  Morning dep to Badrinathvisit Joshimuth, Narasimha Mandir - winter seat of Badrinath & in Mana Keshava Prayaga, Sangama of Saraswati with Alaknanda, Vyasa Guha, Badrinath darshan, evening arati, Night halt at Badrinath.
 
DAY 9       BADRINATH - PIPLEKOTI
  Morning holy dip in Taptakund, pitrukarya in Brahmakapala, After lunch dep to piplekoti, via Joshimuth, visit Joshimuth. Night halt at Piplekoti.
 
DAY 10     PIPLEKOTI - RISHIKESH - HARIDWAR
  Morning dep to Rishikesh, via Nanda Prayaga - Karna Prayaga, Dev Prayaga, visit Laxman Joola & in Rishikesh Temples, shopping etc, Night halt at Haridwar.
 
DAY 11    HARIDWAR    - NEW DELHI
  Morning after breakfast Depto New Delhi. Night halt at New Delhi.
 
DAY 12    TRAIN JOURNEY CONTINUES
  Morning transfer to Railway station for return journey to Bengaluru / Hubli.
 
DAY 13      BENGALURU / HUBLI     
  Reach Bengaluru Railway Station.
 

Haridwar :Haridwar is the gateway to the sacred Chardham Yatra. Hari means Lord, Dwar means Gate. So , Hardwar is the gate to have darshan of Devbhumi- the Chardham.Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to theSamudra manthan, Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nasik and Prayag (Allahabad) is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela being celebrated every 3 years in one of the 4 places, and thus every 12 years in Haridwar. The River Ganges, after flowing for 253 kilometres from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the  Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.

Hari – Ki- Pauri :Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This revered place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva", "ki" means "of" and "pauri" means "steps". Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have visited the Brahmakund in Har ki Paudi in the Vedic times. There is a large footprint said to belong to Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. It is believed that it is precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges canal through which the Ganges is diverted just to the north. Har ki pauri is also the area where thousands of pilgrims converge and the festivities commence during the Kumbha Mela, which takes place every twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which takes place every six years.

Chandi Devi Temple :Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the holy city of Haridwar  The temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills,. Chandi Devi Temple was built in 1929 by Suchat Singh in his reign as the King of Kashmir. However, the main murti of Chandi Devi at the temple is said to have been installed in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, one of the greatest priests of Hindu religion. The temple also known as Neel Parvat Teerth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) located within Haridwar.

Manasa Devi Temple :is a Hindu templededicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhandstate of India. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar. Mansa Devi Temple is a Siddh Peetha which are the places of worship where desires get fulfilled. It is one of three such Peethas located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. The inner shrine has two deities installed, one with eight arms and the other one three headed with five arms .

Guptakashi :Guptkashi is a fairly large village located at an elevation of 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) in the Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand, India. It is famous for the ancient Vishwanath Temple - dedicated to god Shiva - similar to the one in Varanasi (Kashi). The name Guptakashi has legendary significance linked to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Its religious importance is considered next to that of Varanasi, believed to be the most pious of all Hindu pilgrimage places. Popularly-narrated legend holds that subsequent to the Kurukshetra war of the epic Mahabharata, the Pandavas on the advise of god Krishna and other sages wished to atone for their sins of fratricide and Br?hmanahatya committed by them during the war by seeking pardon from Shiva and also pray for his blessings before attaining salvation. But Shiva was not willing to meet them since he was annoyed with them for the unjust events of the war. He, therefore, avoided meeting them at Kashi and went incognito as the bull Nandi to Guptakashi in Uttarakhand. But Pandavas pursued him to Guptakashi and recognized him in the disguised form of Nandi. When Bhima, the second Pandava brother tried to hold the bull by its tail and hind legs, Nandi vanished from Guptakashi, into the ground (into a cave for hiding), but reappeared later as Shiva in five different forms namely, hump at Kedarnath, face at Rudraprayag, arms at Tungnath, navel and stomach at Madhyamaheshwar and the locks at Kalpeshwar. The vanishing act of Shiva gave the name Guptakashi (hidden Kashi) to this place on the bank of the Mandakini River. Mythology also states that Shiva proposed to Parvati at Guptakashi before they got married in the small Triyuginarayan village at the confluence of Mandakini and Sone-Ganga rivers.

Gourikund : Gauri Kund is connected with Shiva's wife Parvati, also known as Gauri Gauri committed Herself to penance involving many ascetic and yogic practices to win over Shiva's affections. Shiva finally admitted His love for Her. At this pilgrimage site there is a natural hot spring . As Goddress Gauri has performed her penance here, this is known as Gaurikund. Before going for Kedarnath Darshan , yatries undertake holy dip here.

Kedarnath: Kedarnath is one of the major Chardham Shrine, is in Rudraprayag district of Uttaranchal. It is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva . The temple has to be reached by a 14 km uphill trek from Gaurikund . The temple is believed to have been built by Adi Sankaracharya  and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva. The older temple existed from the times of Mahabharata, when thePandavas are supposed to have pleased Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath. There is a legend says that after the Mahabharata War, the guilt of killing their own brothers, guru and relatives, Pandavas as per the guidance of Lord Krishna went to Kashi to have the darshan of Lord Shiva to get rid of their sins. They came to know that Lord Shiva is not there and in search of Shiva they came to Uttarakhand, there they find Shiva , who instead disappeared from them. The place where shiva disappeared is popularly known as Guptakashi. After that Pandavas comes to Gaurikund. They wandered there in search of Lord Shankara. While doing so Nakul and Sahadev found a he-buffalo. It was unique to look at. Then Bheema went after the buffalo with his mace. The buffalo was clever and Bheema could not catch it. But Bheema managed to hit the buffalo with his mace. The buffalo had its face hidden in a crevice-in the earth. Bheema started to pull it by its tail. In this tug-of war, the face of the buffalo went straight to Nepal, leaving its hind part in Kedar. The face of the buffalo isDoleshwar Mahadev located in Sipatol, Bhaktapur, Nepal. On this hind part of Mahesha, a glorious JyotirLinga appeared. Lord Shankara appeared from this great light. He appeared before the pandavas. By getting a Darshan of Lord Shankar, the pandavas were absolved of their sins.

Joshimath: one of the four cardinal institutions established by Adi Shankara, the others being those atShringeri, Puri and Dwaraka. Their heads are titled "Shankaracharya". According to the tradition initiated by Adi Shankara, this matha is in charge of the Atharvaveda. Jyotirmath is close to the pilgrimage town of Badrinath. The Narasimha temple, is enshrined Badrinarayan along with a pantheon of deities. The presiding deity Lord Narasimha is believed to have been established by Adi Sankaracharya.

Badarinath : It is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. The town gets its name from the Holy temple of Badrinath.  It is in the Garhwal Himalayas, on the banks of the  Alaknanda River. The town lies between the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges 9 km east of Nilkantha peak. Badrinath was re-established as a major pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the ninth century. According to legend Jagadguru Shankaracharya discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in theAlaknanda River. He originally enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund hot springs. On the banks of Alakananda, Brahmakapala is the place where a hindu gives Tarpan and performs Pitrukaraya for his ancestors.

Rishikesh: Rishikesh is a city  in Dehradun district  of Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India, it is known as The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. Rishikesh is famous for adventure tourism such as white water rafting,trekking point to many Himalayan trekkers, and Yoga. Countless Ashrams on the banks of Ganga , and Lakshman Jhula ( an iron suspension Bridge across the river Ganga) are the major spots of attractions. Lakshman Jhula, which was built in 1939, is a suspension bridge, which is 450 ft long.  In early 1889, this jhula was a hanging jute bridge, which was later rebuilt into suspended iron bridge. The jhula was named after Shri Ram's younger brother Lakshman because it is believed that Lakshman used the jute bridge at the same site to cross the Ganga River.

Documents Required

  • Voter ID card / Original ID cards. 
INCLUSION
  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore - Delhi -  Bangalore.
  • Mini bus for Travelling
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing a/c standard rooms except hilly area
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea / coffee / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 
EXCLUSION
  • Special Pujas & darshans.
  • Entry Tickets, Boating, Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.
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