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BADRI KEDAR YATRA 2017 EX DELHI KEDARNATH WITH HELICOPTER
(Starting from 3rd May 2017 Onwards) – 06 Nights & 07 Days Package
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs) HT : 314 MTS.
Arrival Delhi Airport / Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. If time permits visit Mansadevi Temple, Chandidevi Temple & Daksha Mahadev Temple. Later visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual. Back to your hotel, Night halt. Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. 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 Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas.
Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20 deg to 05 deg.
Day 02: Haridwar – Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr) HT : 1319 MTS.
Morning after breakfast, drive straight to Guptkashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.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 Gupt Kashi, 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 (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi 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, where it stays for the winter.
Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.
Day 03: Guptkashi – Phata Helipad (10kms) – Kedarnath – Phata (By Helicopter) – Guptkashi
Morning drive to Phata (Helipad), transfer to Kedarnath by Helicopter. Visit Kedarnath Temple & return back to Phata. Later drive back to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Overnight stay. 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 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 r! emaining 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 04: Guptkashi- Badrinath (215kms/7hr) HT : 3133 MTS.
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”. Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple. Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder. Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh NetraTemple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.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. Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye 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 pauranic commentaries.
Day 05: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160kms) / Kirtinagar (200kms)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 06: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (140kms/4-5hr) / Kirtinagar – Rishikesh (110kms/3-4hr)
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of ” Hrishikesh ” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay.
Day 07: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.
TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATES HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE
HOTELS DETAILS :-
P r e m i u m P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Radisson Blu (A/C) / Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C)
Guptkashi (02 Nights) Villa Aadhya (Cottage)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Sarovar Portico / New Snow Crest (Premium)
Rudraprayag (01 Night) Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
Rishikesh (01 Night) Aloha (A/C Dlx) / Ellbee Ganga View (A/C Premier) / Ganga Kinare (S.Dlx)
L u x u r y P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Godwin (A/C) / The Golden Tulip (A/C) / Regenta Orko (A/C)
Guptkashi (02 Nights) Villa Aadhya (Cottage)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Sarovar Portico
Rudraprayag (01 Night) Monal Resort (A/C Standard)
Rishikesh (01 Night) Vasundhara Palace (A/C Premium)
D e l u x e P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( C P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Lakshay (A/C) / Park Grand (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C) / Bhaj Govindam (A/C) / Brinjal (A/C)
Guptkashi / Sitapur (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Narayana Palace
Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar (01) Hotel Samrat Rudraprayag (A/C) / Riverside Resort Kirtinagar (A/C)
Rishikesh (01 Night) The Great Ganga (A/C) / Narayana Palace (A/C Cottage)
S u p e r i o r P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( E P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Great Ananda (A/C) / Khanna Palace (A/C) / Paradise (A/C)
Guptkashi (02 Nights) Raj Palace / Mritunjay Palace
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Dwarikesh / Charanpaduka / Om Kutir / Patliputra
Rudraprayag / Srinagar (01) Pushpdeep (A/C) / Shangrilla (A/C) / Prachi (A/C) / Srikot Castle (A/C)
Rishikesh (01 Night) Leisure Palace (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C) / Hotel Trihari (A/C)
S t a n d a r d P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( E P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel The URMI (A/C) / Sound Sleep (A/C) / Hill View (A/C)
Guptkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Jagatraj / Rajhans / Punjab Sindh / Kedar Palace
Badrinath (01 Night) Manav Kalyan / Bholagiri / Balananda / Him Darshan / Nanda
Rudraprayag / Srinagar (01) Shangrilla Resort / Hotel Tulsi / Hotel Srikot Castle / Prachi
Rishikesh (01 Night) Shivansh In (A/C) / Rishab Grand (A/C)
GST 9% EXTRA
Helicopter fare for Kedarnath @ Rs. 9200/- Per Person
COST INCLUDES (Deluxe, Superior & Standard Package) :
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on CP / EP Basis (As mention above).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
9% Govt. Service Tax, Helicopter Fare, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.