Pilgrimage Tour 10
Do Dham Yatra-GY – Ex Delhi
Trip Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations Covered: Gangotri – Yamunotri
Day 01 : Delhi-Rishikesh (240 Kms/07 hrs)
Upon arrival in Delhi Airport/ Railway Station meeting and assistance with driver & Proceed to Rishikesh. On arrival at Rishikesh check in to the hotel.
24 km. from Haridwar, located in the laps of the lower Himalayas, and is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with the Holy Ganga flowing through it. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to the attainment of salvation. There are many temples- some ancient, some new along the river Ganges.
Rishikesh is important not only as a pilgrimage center closely associated with the Ramayana, but also as home for many important centers of Hindu religious thought and spirituality, and as a very great Yoga Centre. There are many ashrams and Yoga institutes here. Rishikesh is also the gateway and the start-off point for journeys to important religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.
Check-in at the hotel. Later in the evening visit Janaki and Ramjhula and later for the aarti ceremony at Parmartha ashram.
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel
Day 02: Rishikesh-Barkot (170 Kms/08 hrs)
After early breakfast leave for Barkot by surface, En route visits Kempty fall and Mussoorie.
Reach Barkot by late evening.
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Barkot-Jankichati-Yamunotri-Barkot (50 Kms each way)
After an early breakfast proceed to Yamunotri drive up to Jankichatti then 6 km Trek (One way) to Yamunotri, here one can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”.Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund and having “Darshan” of “Yamunaji”.
Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the source of the revered river Yamuna which originates from the Champasar Glacier lying 1 km ahead of the shrine situated at an elevation of 3235 mts. above sea level.
The approach is extremely difficult and therefore pilgrims offer Pooja at the temple itself. Yamunotri was the home of an ancient sage Asit Muni. The Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun just like Yama who is considered his son. It is believed that Yama would not torment any person at the time of death who takes a holy dip in the Yamuna, his sister.
There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flow into numerous pools.
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Barkot-Uttarkashi (100 Kms/04 hrs)
After breakfast drive 100 km to Reach Uttarkashi. Visit Kashi Vishwanath temple.
Evening free for Relax.
Dinner & overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Day 05: Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Uttarkashi (100 Kms/03 hrs each way)
After breakfast leaves for Gangotri early in the morning. Post offering Pooja & Darshan at Gangotri Temple.
Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirathi worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot.
According to another legend, Pandavas performed the great “Deva Yagna” here to tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made up of white granite.
Drive back to Uttarkashi.
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Uttarkashi-Haridwar (190 kms/06 hrs)
After Early breakfast leave for Haridwar and reach by late afternoon.
Check in to the hotel and later visit Chandi Devi Temple. Evening attends Famous Ganga Arti at “Har ki Pauri”.
Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e. Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirathi performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapil.
The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagar. It is the doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7: Haridwar-Delhi (218 Kms/06 hrs)
After breakfast, leave for Delhi Airport / Railway Station & drop off for the onward journey.