About Kedarnath Tour
Duration: 07 Nights ⁄ 08 Days
Destinations: Delhi – Haridwar – Rudraprayag – Gaurikund – Kedarnath – Rudraprayag – Badrinath – Srinagar – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs)
In the morning we,ll drive to haridwar– on the waystop for lunch at a resturent on the highway– onarrival at haridwar,into your hotel. In the evening,proceed to harkipauri to enjoy Ganga aarti on on the banks of Ganges.Over night at the hotel in haridwar Is one of the seven holy cities of Hindusm legend has it that Vishnu,s Footprint was found on the bank of the holy River giving it its sanctity situated at the base Of the siwallk passes through its last gorge And begains a 2,000km journey across the Plains of india to the bay of Bengal.
Day 02: Haridwar – Rudraprayag (165kms/6hr)
Morning visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing, later drive to Rudrapraygenroute visit Deoprayag. On arrival Rudraprayag, Check in Hotel.Overnight stay.
Day 03: Rudrprayag – Gaurikund (75kms/3hr) – Kedarnath (14kms Trek)
Early morning check out from the hotel and Depart for gaurikund (76 kms)from where , you will start your 14kms trek to kedarnath . You can hire a doli or a horse , for your trek (cost not included). Gaurikund is a cute little village bustling With activity you can see mules and horses Everywhere used by pilgrims who can not trek Mandakini , one of the main tributaries of the Ganges orginates at kedarnath and flaws Through gaurikund. With the flowers and streams on the Kedarnathroute ,you are just walking from One picture postcard to another . truding With you are piligrimschanting”jaiBholenath” Sometimes the mist would envelop the Mist would envelop the mountains and slowely lift Away , revealing a shiny blinding white peak that Threaters to rupture the skies . The path is almost ethereal ,unlike many Other so called holy places , one does feel Some anclent divinity residing in this frigid Dream scape , probably there is a reason why They called it the abode of the gods, You will take a break fast Ramabada , which is Exactly half way into the trek , for some Respite and hot cups of tea, Start again for the final lap two words kedarnath . The higher you go , the sights that You get to see , are just mind blowing . theSnonykedar range grows bigger as you walk towards it . people coming downhill start greeting you with encouraing words like’ u are almost there ….keep walking etc. finaly you are almost there . only a few steps to climb . the temple is now in sight . you forget the arduous climb and a felling of joy overwhelms you. On reaching kedarnath , you will be checked Into your hotel . those who are energetic enough Might want tohavedarsan of kedarnath Temple in the evening . Once of the holiest hindu pilgrim sites Decitaded to lord shiva, kedarnath temple is Perched at an altitude of 3485 meters admist Towering snow – clad Himalayan peaks on the Head of river mandakani. The original temple is said to have been Built by the pandavas to atone for their sins Procured during the pandavastoatone for their sins Procurd during the kurukshetera war of Mahabharata .the present temple was Reconstruced by adisankaracharya in the 8th Century. One of the 12 shiva – jyotirlingasResides in this temple. Inside the temple there is an irregular , Three faced linga , representing the hump Of lord shiva when he look the form of abull . Pilgrims are allowed to touch the linga , Perform worship abhishek (bath ), and Massage the linga with ghee , there are Deities of goddess parvati and ganesh in front Of the main alter door , outside the Second door are lord Krishna the five Pandavas , their wife draupati , and Their mother , kunti in the temple is a Laksdminarayana deity , which was installed By adisankaracharaya.
Day 04: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag
You get up before dawn and after taking bath You are at the temple by 5:45 am for the ‘Abhishek to kedarnathshiva. Everone can go inside Grabhagriha and touch the ideal. You can also prostrate with your head Touching the deity etc .after darshan and puja You come out of the temple and return to the hotel for breakfast .checking out of the hotel , In rudraprayag.
Day 05: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
This morning after an early breakfast , you Chek out of the hotel at 7.30 am and drive to Badrinath (165kms–6to7hrs) vlajoshimath, after driving through some wonderful ghat road and probably a couple of lands lldes .you arrive at Badrinath by 2:30 pm . chek into the hotel . Aftersome rest and refreshments you are all set to go to Badrinath Temple for darsan in the evening .butfrist you have to go to taptkund (hot spring ), take bath and then go to the temple . dedicated to lord Vishnu , the temple of shribafrinathji is 15 meters in height , built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a gilt bull and spire . legend dates the temple prior to the vedic age , though the present temple is believed to have been established by adishankaracharya , the 8th century A.D.Hindu reformist . The temple has been renovated several times due to earlier damage by avalanches and looks modern now with a colorful “5ingh dwara”or the main entrance gate the temple has three parts –GarbhaGriha (the sanctum sanctorum), darshanmandap (for pujas), and shobhamandap (for devotees to assemble ), three are 15 idols in the temple complex , finely sculpted in black stone , the Badrinath (Vishnu ) image is a meter high other images include those of laxmi (Vishnu ‘s consort garurh (Vishnu ‘s mount ),shiva, parvatiganeshetc . after darshan, return back to the hotel or visit the town and shop around, overnight in Badrinath.
Day 06: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (190kms/6hrs.)
This morning, after an early morning darsan once again, you driveback to Rudraprayag, overnight in Rudraprayag.
Day 07: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (106 kms/6hr)
Early morning , after breakfast, you drive down hill to rishikesh a spiritual city and the yoga capital of the word , on reaching a rishikesh you ‘will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. In india , certain cities are particularly Renowed and revered for the spiritual Essence bestowed on them by virtue ofbeing Home to one or more of the hindu gods and Wise sages. such places often become Piligrim destinations, visited by yogis and seekers who travel from around the word to bathe in their sacred glow . Rishikesh is certainly one such place. In the evening, you’ll be taken to parmarth Ashram to participate in the ganga aart on The banks of ganges .rest of the evening free To experience this fascinating town on your Own, overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 08: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi (230kms/6hr)
Early morning , after breakfast, you are on your Last lap of this journey . drive back to delhi (250kms–7to8hrs) stopping enroute for a Couple of hours at Haridwar to take a ritual Bath at harkipuri on the banks of Ganges.