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Yamunotri and Gangotri Sightseeing Highlights

Gangotri is the place high in the Garhwal Himalayas from where the holy Ganges originates. According to the legend, it was here the Ganga descended on the earth, when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. The temple of Gangotri, dedicated to Goddess Ganga stands on the bank of the river.
The picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga, the stream of life, touched earth fro the first time. According to mythology, Goddess Ganga, the daughter of heaven, manifested herself in the form a river to absolve the sins of king Bhagirath’s predecessors, following his severe penance of 5500 years. Lord Shiva received into his matted locks to minimize the impact of her fall. The river itself begins at Gangotri which literally means Ganga Uttari or Ganga descending She came to be called Bhagirathi at her legendary source. The Shrine of Gangotri situated at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level amidst captivating surroundings along the right bank of Bhagirathi is 100 km from Uttarkashi. The Shrine of Gangotri opens during the last week of April or the first week of May, on the auspicious day od Akshaya Tritiya. The temple was constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander Amar Sigh Thapa. The existing temple is said to be the one reconstructed by the Jaipur dynasty. Every year thousands of pilgrims through the sacred shrine between May & October. The Pujaris & Brahmins are from the village of Mukhwa. The water from Gangotri is carried to offer to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this water has amrit (nectar) in it and will soothe the throat of Shiva who gulp the poison.

Yamunotri is situated in the western region of the Garhwal Himalayas and is at a height of 3,235 meters above sea level. Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna. The shrine of Yamunotri is located on the Bandar Poonch peak. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Peak (3615 m) & situated opposite to Gangotri. The actual source a frozen lake of ice & glacier (Champasar glacier) located on the kalind mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented generally as it is not accessible and hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The tiny Yamuna has icy cold water and its absolute innocence and the infantile purity heightens that deep feeling of reverence, Yamunotri for the devout.

Summary Itinerary:

  • Haridwar
    • 02 nights stay as per itinerary
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Barkot
    • 02 nights stay as per itinerary
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Uttarkashi
    • 02 night stay as per itinerary
    • Breakfast and Dinner

    Note – Tour manager will meet at the Respective Airport . Reconfirm the details with our travel advisor 1 week prior to departure.

Yamunotri and Gangotri Sightseeing Highlights

Day 01 Delhi – Haridwar (250 km /06 hrs)

Upon arrival we will pick up you and drive to Haridwar, 06 hours journey by the road. Reach and check in at hotel. Evening visit Harki Pauri for Aarti ceremony of mother Ganges. Later return to hotel. An overnight stay.

Day 02 Haridwar – Barkot (180/06 -7 hrs)

This morning after breakfast, we leave to Barkot, 06-7 hours drive. Check in at camp. An overnight stay. Barkot is an ideal destination to stay for pilgrims of Shri Yamunotri, It is situated 45 Kms before Yamunotri temple, from where paranomic views of the Bandarpunch Peaks can be seen.

Day 03 Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot – (36kms drive & 6kms Trek one side)

Early morning after breakfast, drive to Janki chatti, start trek to Yamunotri 6 kms. You have an option to either walk or hire Pony or by Doli at your own cost. After taking bath in Surya Kund (hot spring) visit Yamunotri temple “Darshan” and Pooja of pious “Yamunaji” at Divya Shila.Return to can an overnight stay.

Yamunotri Temple – Situated at 3290 meters above ocean level. The Yamunotri Dham is the first hallowed destination of the Chardham Yatra. This Dham is committed to Goddess Yamuna, who regarded be as a daughter of the Sun God, Surya Dev. According to the mythological stories and convictions, the Yamunotri Dham was an isolation of a sage Asti Muni. For the duration of his life, the Asti Muni every day showered in both Ganges and Yamuna. Be that as it may, in his old age he didn’t have the enough energy to reach Gangotri, yet his great deeds paid off and a flood of Ganges showed up inverse to Yamunotri for him. This fanciful story adds to the otherworldly worth of the Dham. Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 04 Barkot – Uttarkashi (155kms/06-7hrs)

This morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Uttarkashi. On arrive check-in at the hotel. Later visit Vishwanath Temple. An overnight stay.

Day 05 Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100kms/03hrs one side)

After breakfast, we proceed to Gangotri enroute enjoy picturesque Harsil valley, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. Reach at temple Darshan and perform pooja. Thereafter we drive back to hotel. Night stay.

Gangotri – As per The Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganga – the daughter of Lord Brahma , showed herself as a waterway to acquit the transgressions of King Bhagirath’s forerunners, taking after his extreme retribution of a few centuries, and Lord Shiva got her into his tangled locks to minimize the gigantic effect of her fall. She came to be called Bhagirathi at her incredible source. Along the right back of Bhagirathi stands the sanctum of Gangotri devoted to the Goddess. Roosted at a stature of 3042 meters (10,000 ft), it was developed in the mid 18th century by a Gorkha Commander, Amar Singh Thapa.

Day 06 Uttarkashi – Haridwar (200kms/08hrs)

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Haridwar reach and check. An overnight stay.

Day 07 Haridwar – Delhi (250 km /06 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel, check out and drive to Delhi, on arrive you will transfer to airport to board your flight.

PRICING

No. of person Standard Package Deluxe Package Luxury Package
02 pax INR 24075 INR 29900 INR 34800
04 pax INR 18750 INR 24575 INR 29400
06 pax INR 14975 INR 20800 INR 25625

Destinations Luxury Hotels Deluxe Hotels Standard Hotels
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Barkot Char Dham camp /Similar Camp Nirvana /Similar Karan Palace/Similar
Uttarkashi Hotel Shivlinga /Similar Shivlinga/Similar Mahima Resort/Similar
Haridwar Godwin /Similar Hotel Lakshya/Similar Hotel Sun /Similar

Cost Includes:-

• Transport from Delhi to Delhi by Indigo 02 – 3 pax, Innova 04-6 pax.
• Driver Allowance
• Accommodation for 06 nights
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner at hotels only
• All applicable Taxes except GST

Cost Excludes
• Air fare / train fare
• VIP Darshan
• Helicopter ticket and VIP Darshan charges
• Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
• Any other item not specified in ‘Tour include’
• Porterage during trekking
• Entrance fees during sightseeing
• Travel Insurance
• Expense incurred due to bad weather condition, road closes, landslides etc.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• Tour cost is subject to change if the number of passengers changes
• Tour cost valid for travel on specified duration
• Tour cost is subject to change with respect to number of passengers, travel dates, services included,
etc.
• Air fare, Train seats & Hotels are subject to availability
• Confirm train tkt cannot be guaranteed
• Railway berth will be allotted as per Railway Allotment
• Tatkal (if required) charges for train tkt will be extra
• Costs do not include any surcharges due to high season/ block out dates/festivals/Public Holidays
• Check in for hotels 1400 Hrs & Check Out time: 1100 Hrs
• Guaranteed early check-in and late check-out NOT included/guaranteed
• Services mentioned in the itinerary will be provided, however, the travel plan may change because of
reasons beyond control such as change in flight or train schedules/bad weather condition/political
unrest/logistical problems/situation beyond control etc.
• Above itinerary is tentative and subject to change as per actual, logistics and situations
• All sightseeing visits are subject to weather condition
• Quote does not include alcohol in room, at meals, during transfers and on sightseeing is not
necessarily included in the cost. In case it is needed inroom, transfers & sightseeing; an additional will
have to be paid in addition to the tour price.
• All hotels do not have tea / Coffee making facility in room. The same differs hotel to hotel and city to
city.
• Late sitting in a restaurant for meals is totally subject to the terms & conditions of the hotel /
restaurant used. It could be requested but cannot guaranteed.
• We are not holding any reservations. Confirmation is subject to availability on clients’ preferred dates,
failing which there will be a supplement cost. Alternative dates will be provided on which the same
price can be maintained.
• All disputes subject to the jurisdiction of Kolkata Court only.

Payment schedule: (If otherwise not stated in your tour proposal)
At the time of booking: Registration amount: INR 10,000 per person
35days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
21days before departure: Balance full amount

Cancellation terms:
31days or before departure: Registration amount of INR 10,000/- per person
30-15 days before departure: 50% of Tour cost per person
14-07 days before departure: 75% of Tour cost per person
Within 7days or “No Show”: The entire tour cost per person

Note:
• We are not holding any rooms or services or seats as of now
• All rooms/services/seats are subject to availability at the time of booking
• Vehicles are not on disposal, only point to point basis
• Vehicle AC will not work at hill area
• Confirm train tkt cannot be guaranteed
• Railway berth will be allotted as per Railway Allotment
• Tatkal (if required) charges for train tkt will be extra
• Room upgrade are not included unless specifically mentioned

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