Highlights

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters, one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

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 remaining 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.


Itinerary

  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Countries: India
  • Cities: Haridwar
  • Minimum persons:Any
  • Starting Point: Haridwar
  • Ending Point: Haridwar
Introduction

BADRINATH – KEDARNATH YATRA

Day

Let us start our journey. When you reach Haridwar, Earthern Travels representative is there to greet you. After checking-in into hotel, and getting some rest, we will visit Mansa Devi temple and Har-ki-Pauri. Ganga Aarti in the evening here is simply ethereal! Our night-stay is at Haridwar.

Morning visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing, later drive to Rudraprayg enroute visit Deoprayag. On Arrival Rudraprayag, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony / Doli. Overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple.

Early morning, pilgrims after Darshan of Kedarnath Temple. Return back to Gaurikund & Drive straight to Rudrprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

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. sudip • Now

After having a bath in the Taptkund, it is time to go for Darshan of Badrivishal. Later, we visit Mana gaon, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the spout of Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Joshimath.

Early morning, visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later, Drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Morning, visit Rishikesh Local Sightseeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda Ashram & Gita Kutir). After Lunch, drive to Haridwar. Check in Hotel. Later visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing & Temples.

Morning, visit Haridwar Local Sightseeing. After Lunch, drive to Haridwar. Check in Hotel. Drive to Delhi after Haridwar Local Sightseeing and Temples.