Bragging captivating perspective on the Himalayas, and social ethos that discuss oversimplified living in the midst of nature and congruity – Uttarakhand is a place where there is great normal excellence and peaceful otherworldliness. What’s more, to top it, is the accessibility of various cannot miss encounters going structure water sports to the ashrams where you can interface with your internal identity.
Uttarakhand has everything in store for any traveler who is sufficiently challenging to confront statures of the Himalayas, sufficiently insane to cruise on the snow, and sharp enough to investigate hismself/herself. With some wonderful spots to visit in Uttarakhand, there’s no reason you ought to be a piece of the urban granulate for over 2 months at a stretch!
Details of our tour:-
Trip cost: – INR. 54,000/- for solo traveler.
Total days: – 17 Nights / 18 Days
Agent Name: – India Easy Trip Pvt. Ltd.
Inclusion: – Taxi (Innova)
Exclusion: – Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner & Lunch, GST & other taxes.
A spot you certainly should visit in Uttarakhand is the experience capital– Rishikesh and explorer capital– Haridwar. Haridwar is where sightseers get charmed by rural touch and otherworldly vitality of the spot and its environment.
Day 02:- Haridwar to Barkot
Morning meet our driver at haridwar & drive for Barkot via Mussoorie, enroute visit Mussoorie Lake & Kempty Fall in Mussoorie. Later drive straight to Barkot.
Day 03:- Barkot to Yamunotri to Barkot
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. At Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the Tapt kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila.
Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs near temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Day 04:- Yamunotri to Uttarkashi
Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is also situated on the banks of River Ganga.
Vishwanath temple – Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per Skunda Puran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Shakti temple – Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is erected over here.
Day 05: Uttarkashi to Gangotri to Bhojbasa
Early morning take (packed breakfast) and drive towards Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Around 11:00 ‘O’ Clock trek towards Bhojbasa via Chirbasa the entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest, Arrive Bhojwassa; there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Stay overnight at Bhojbasa.
Gangotri Temple: The 18th century’s temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is an exquisite 20ft. High structure made of white granite. The sacred stone The Bhagirath “Shilla” is located near the temple of Ganga where the holy Ganga first descended on earth from heaven. The Gangotri Temple visited by roughly 300 thousand adorers annually. If opens on the auspicious day of “Akshay-Trtiya”, generally in the month of April or May by November, Gangotri town is covered with snow. The temple is closed on the Diwali festival every year and it is reopened at month of April or May. During this time , the idol of The Goddess is kept at Mukhba Village, near Harsil her winter adobe “12kms downstream, home to the main Pandas(Priest ) of Gangotri”. The other places of pilgrimage are Surya kud, Vishnu Kund and Barhma Kund located in the vicinity of Gangotri.
Day 06: Bhojwassa to Gaumukh to Bhojwassa
Gomukh : The Gomukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganges) and is held in high esteem by the devout that do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water.
Day 07: Bhojwassa to Gangotri to Uttarkashi
Day 08: Uttarkashi to Guptkashi
Guptakashi:- The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Guptkashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (priests) live in Guptkashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.
Day 09: Guptkashi 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. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava 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 head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.
Day 10: Kedarnath to Guptkashi
Day 11: Guptkashi to Joshimath
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri.
Day 12: Joshimath to Govindghat to Ghangaria
Ghangaria: Ghangaria is a small village on the way to Hemkund Sahib, a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs which is about 6 km from here and the Valley of Flowers, a national park known for its variety of flowers about 3 km from here. It is located in the northern Himalayan ranges at an altitude of 3049 meters in Uttarakhand state of India.
Day 13: Ghangaria to Valley of Flower to Ghangaria
Morning after breakfast start trek for Valley of flower. There is many types of flower. Later back to your hotel in ghangaria.
Day 14: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahibh to Ghangharia
Morning after breakfast start trek for Hemkund Shahibh. Later back to your hotel in ghangaria.
Badrinath:- Badrinath one of the ‘Ancient 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”.
Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bath before entering the Badrinath temple.
Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the paranoiac commentaries.
Day 16: Badrinath to Rudraprayag
Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. It is confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag.
Day 17: Rudraprayag to Rishikesh
Rishikesh: Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.
Day 18: Rishikesh to Delhi
Dropping at Delhi.