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Spiritual Tours - North India Temples
(Tour Code: SHN0004)

India has rich cultural and historical heritage well preserved in its temple architecture and pilgrim sites.

From the majestic Himalayan ranges in the North, to Kanyakumari in the South, India is arrayed with thousand of shrines, temples and worship places dating back to hundreds of years.. Many theories have been formulated to explain the existence of these holy sites in such a huge number, paving the path to attain salvation or "Nirvana". The statuary and adornment in these ancient temples showcases one of the world's foremost artistic heritages. The designs of major temples have augmented into enormous architectural splendor.

Tour Details

Day 1: Travel to Delhi 

Day 2 : Delhi - Haridwar (210 kms/5hrs approx)
You will be received by our representative and will depart for Haridwar by road. (214 kms / 5 hrs approx). Lunch(included) enroute. Upon arrival at Haridwar, check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Evening Ganga Arti at Har Ki Pauri. Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Haridwar.

Day 3 : Haridwar - Barkot (175kms/7hrs approx)
After breakfast, we proceed to Barkot . En-route enjoy delicious lunch(included) at wayside restaurant. Barkot is a place of great scenic beauty with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains all around. A magnificent view of the eternal snow peaks of Bandar punch can be seen from here. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.

Day 4 : Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (38kms/2hrs, local taxi drive 7 Kms/1hrs, 5kms/3hrs approx
After early breakfast, we will proceed to Phoolchatti. On arrival, we begin our trek to Yamunotri (7 km/ 3 hrs approx) to visit the temple of Goddess Yamuna, situated on the bank of the river. You can take a holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs and cook rice in its water, the common rituals performed by the devotees. We return to Barkot in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at The Chardham Camp, Barkot.

Day 5 : Barkot - Harsil (174 kms,7hrs approx)
After breakfast, we will proceed to Harsil one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. En-route we will stop at Gangnani for hot water spring dip. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Harsil.

Day 6 : Harsil - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (110 Kms approx)
After breakfast, we proceed to Gangotri (22 kms/1 hr approx). On arrival take a holy dip in the sacred river "The Ganges", also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform pooja and relax in the lovely surrounding. In the afternoon return back to Harsil for lunch(included). Proceed for Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Maneri, Uttarkashi.

Day 7 : Uttarkashi - Guptakashi ( 228 Kms/ 8 Hrs approx)
After early breakfast, we will proceed to Guptakashi (283 kms/9 hrs approx). Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.

Day 8 : Guptakashi - Kedarnath - ( 32 Kms drive- 1 hr / 14 Kms Trek / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to Gaurikund (32 kms / 1hr approx). Take a holy dip at Taptakund and begin our trek to Kedarnath (14 kms/4 hrs approx). In the evening we take you to visit Kedarnath Temple for Darshan, Aarti & pooja. Dinner and overnight at Punjab & Sindh Awas or similar.

Day 9 : Kedarnath - Guptakashi - ( 14 Kms Trek - 3 Hrs/ 32 Kms Drive - 1hrs approx)
After breakfast, we start our journey towards Guptakashi with a stopover at Taptakund. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi.

Day 10 : Guptakashi - Joshimath ( 175 Kms / 6-7 Hrs approx)
After breakfast, we proceed to Joshimath (175 kms / 6-7 hrs approx), one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through medicinal forest. On arrival check in to your Chardham camp. Evening is free for you to explore Joshimath on your own. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.

Day 11 : Joshimath - Badrinath Joshimath ( 45 Kms drive one way/ 2 Hrs approx)
After breakfast, we proceed to Badrinath. On arrival take holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana Village. We return to Joshimath in the evening. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp, Joshimath.

Day 12 : Joshimath - Rishikesh ( 274 Kms/ 9-10 hrs approx)
After breakfast, we proceed to Rishikesh. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Haridwar or Rishikesh.

Day 13 : Rishikesh - Delhi (234 kms/6hrs approx)

Day 14 : Delhi - Chennai

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