Yamunotri Gangotri Yatra from Delhi

Yamunotri Gangotri Yatra from Delhi – 6 Nights / 7 Days

Yamuna, who is believed to be the daughter of the Sun God, Surya. The temple is located at an altitude of 3,293 meters and is one of the four Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India and Gangotri, on the other hand, is dedicated to the goddess Ganga, It is believed that Ganga descended on Earth from Lord Shiva’s locks, and the temple at Gangotri marks the spot where the river is believed to have first appeared. The temple is located at an altitude of 3,042 meters and is one of the four Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India. The journey usually starts from Delhi, which is well-connected by road, rail, and air to other parts of the country.

 

Shri Yamunotri Gangotri Yatra from Delhi offerd by Indian Circuit typically takes around 6 Nights and 7 Days, and it involves visiting several other holy places along the way, such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Barkot, Yamunotri, Uttarkashi & Gangotri. The entire journey is quite challenging and requires physical fitness and endurance as it involves trekking in hilly terrain and high altitude.

 

Indian Circuit is a leading Chardham Tour Operator and travel agencies that organize Shri Yamunotri Gangotri Yatra from Delhi, which includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and other necessary facilities. During the yatra, devotees take dips in the holy rivers Yamuna and Ganga, offer prayers at the temples, and seek blessings from the deities. The scenic beauty of the Himalayas adds to the spiritual experience, making it a must-visit for devotees and nature lovers alike. The temple is open to visitors from April to November, while it remains closed during the winter months due to heavy snowfall.

Trip Highlights

  • Seek the divine blessings at Shree Kedarnath
  • Enjoy the sights surrounding you
  • You will have to complete online registration before taking the Shree Kedarnath Yatra.
  • Carry enough toilet paper, soap napkins.
  • Remember to carry two pairs of shoes & enough socks.
  • To maintain energy, carry adequate chocolates, apples, dry fruits & cheese cubes.
  • Remember to carry medicines like anti allergic tablets, painkillers, crocin etc.
  • Carry enough warm clothes with you.
  • Improve your physical fitness by doing physical exercises before taking the Shree Kedarnath Yatra.

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)

Arrival Delhi Airport / Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. If time permits visit Bharat Mata Mandir, BhumaNiketan, India Temple, PawanDham, Doodhadhari Temple & others. 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 - Barkot (210kms/7-8hr)

Drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, enroute visit Kempty Fall (Suggestible to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further no good restaurants are available before Badkot).  Later drive straight to Barkot, transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the Pahad (hiII) Yatra of Yamunotri the next day. Overnight stay at Barkot.

 

Barkot is known for its scenic natural beauty. Located at the confluence of Yamuna and tons rivers. At an elevation of over 4,000 ft, apple orchards ringed by the Himalayan range.  Barkot offers panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains of Bandar Poonch. Barkot is an important stopover en route to Yamunotri and Gangotri, among the four Char Dham Pilgrimages.

 

Weather – Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold,temp ranges from 10 deg to 05 deg.

Day 03: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {38kms drive & 6kms Trek (one side)}

Early morning, Drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. The trek passes through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs.

 

Arr. Yamunotri, 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 DivyaShila, After taking bath in JamunabaiKund’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Jankichatti. Return back to Barkot, Overnight stay.

 

Yamunotri, the western most shrine of the Char Dhams, is dominated by Banderpunch (6,361 m). Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna, the twin sister of Varna, the Lord of Death. Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. The actual source of the river originates from Champasar Glacier 1 km a head of the shrine, at an altitude of 4,321 mts.

 

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.

 

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

 

DivyaShila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

 

Weather – In summer the maximun temp is 18 degrees and the minimum is 10 degrees celsius. The days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold.

Day 04: Barkot - Uttarkashi (90kms/4hr)

Drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.

 

Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. 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 situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called ManikarnikaGhat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.

 

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. AkhandJyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per SkundaPuran, 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

 

Weather – Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights is pleasant, Cold in winters.

Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)

Early morning drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in GaramKund, further drive to 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. Return back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.

 

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

 

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

 

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh (170kms/4-5hr)

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 – LaxmanJhulla, Ram Jhulla, TriveniGhat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay.

 

Bharat Mandir: The Bharat Mandir is the oldest temple of Rishikesh, situated near the JhandaChowk. Rishi Rabhya did his penance at this holy spot and the place is devoted to Lord Vishnu. A spectacular sacred Shree Yanthra is placed at the inner canopy of the temple. Bharat Mandir celebrates colourful spring festival called ‘Basant Panchami’.

 

LaxmanJhula: LakshmanJhula is on of the main attraction of Rishikesh. It is 450 ft long hanging bridge on the river Ganga which was built in 1939. According to myths and legends Laksman, brother of Lord Rama crossed Ganga River on a jute rope from this point. The 13 storied temple is located near LakshmanJhula where the idols of several Gods and Goddesses are kept. The bridge gives a magnificent view of the Ganges, greeting you with the cool breeze from the river.

 

Ram Jhula: Ram Jhoola connects Swargashram with Shivananda Ashram. Several ashrams are located near Ram Jhoola. Ram Jhoola is bigger than LaxmanJhula and even more picturesque.

Day 07: Rishikesh - Hardwar - Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)

Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.

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    Trip Inclusion 

    • Pick up and drop from airport/railway/bus station.
    • Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis.
    • Meal plan as per plan
    • All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle.
    • Driver’s bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charges All applicable taxes.

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    • GST 5%
    • Air tickets/Train tickets.
    • Tips to waiters/drivers/any other person
    • Monument fees at all places and gardens.
    • Any other thing, which is not mentioned in inclusions
    • Tour Itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of Hotels/Houseboat/ Resorts
    • All personal nature like video camera, tip, table drink, etc and any other
    • Tour prices are valid for All Nationals.

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