Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Airport / Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. 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. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.
Day 02: Haridwar – Joshimath (276kms/8-9hrs)
Drive to Joshimath enroute visit Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag & Nandprayag (04 Prayags). Arrive Joshimath, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the 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. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.
Day 03: Joshimath – Govind Ghat (20kms drive) - Ghangaria (13kms/5-6hr Trek)
Early morning drive toGovindghat, Trek Start from here to Ghangaria (3000 mts). Arrive Ghangaria, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Ghangharia/Govinddham : Situated in the midst of a pine grove Ghangharia serves as a base for visiting Hemkund Shaib. It is the last human habitation in the valley. A tourist Lodge, log huts, tents and a Gurudwara provide comfortable accommadition.
Day 04 : Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (6kms/4-5hr each side)
After breakfast, start trekking to Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh pilgrimages. Guru Gobind Singh meditated here. The place is described as Hemkund Parbat Sapat Sring, the "lake of ice" "mountain" adorned with "seven peaks", surround the shrine, looming over lush green pastures. The tenth and penultimate Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, meditated for years in these mountains, finally leaving his earthly form and uniting with the Almighty. The star-shaped Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, at a height of over 4,239 mt, is as such, a memorial to Guru Gobind Singh ji and a reminder of the saint’s mission. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for 'The Hemkund Lake'. Return to Ghangria, Overnight stay.
Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib : This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga.
Temple of Lord Lakshman : A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.
Day 05 : Ghangaria - Valley of Flower - Ghangaria (4kms/3hr each side)
After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers. Explore the valley and witness the rare Himalayan flora, i.e. Brahm Kamal (Saussurea Obvolata), Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Aculata) and many more. Return to Ghangariya for overnight stay.
Valley of Flower was discovered by Frank Smith while on the Expedition to Mt. Kamet. This picturesque Valley covered by rare species of flowers & a wide variety of Butterflies, Musk Deer, Thar & serow are found here. Back to Ghangaria. Overnight stay.
Day 06: Ghangaria - Govindghat (13kms trek down) – Badrinath (22kms drive) - Joshimath (40kms/2.5hr drive)
After 13 Kms trekdown from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat, drive to Badrinath. Visit Badrinath Temple, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Later at evening return back to Joshimath. Check in Hotel. 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".
Day 07: Joshimath - Rishikesh (256kms/8-9hr)
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 at evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram. Overnight stay.
Day 08: Rishikesh - Hardwar - Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Morning visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat & Bharat Mandir. Later drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.
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