Uttarakhand is a treasure trove for pilgrims and Kedarnath is one of its concealed solitaires. Reckoned to be a paramount part of Chota Char Dham, 12 Jyotirlingas, and Panch Kedar, Kedarnath commemorates the eminence of Lord Shiva and is located in the Garhwal Himalayas of the state Uttarakhand. It is believed that the Kedarnath Dham was built in 8th century CE and was later discovered by Adi Shankaracharya, who reestablished the excellence of this hallowed place. Amongst the other four revered sites of Chota Char Dham, Kedarnath holds a great significance because of its 19 km long trek which lends you with a glorious opportunity of sightseeing the resplendent charm of enchanting meadows, forests and colossal Himalayan Peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedarnath Dume, and Meeru. Even after being struck by the flood in 2013, the temple of Kedarnath remains still as it is, which make this place more divine than any other pilgrimage site.
This 5N/6D Kedarnath Yatra tour commences from the capital of India, Delhi and reaches Kedarnath by passing through various pilgrimage destinations. Haridwar is the first sacred destination during Kedarnath Yatra where the devotees have the chance to take a dip in the holy Ganges. The journey to the divine will further head to Guptkashi where you can pay homage to famous Vishwanath and Ardhanarishwar Temples. After Guptkashi, the sacred journey of Kedarnath Dham ascends through Sonprayag and then Gaurikund, a place from where the trek to Kedarnath begins. In the 19 km trekking route, you will get a chance to savour the the abundance of natural beauty. The trekking trail cuts through the enticing meadows and forests and finally leads you to the Kedarnath Temple, which is located at an elevation of 3583 m above the sea. From here, witness the boutique sights of Himalayan Peaks like Kedarnath Dome (6940 m), Chaukhamba (7138 m), and Meeru (6660 m). On the way back, Rishikesh will be your final stopover where you’ll witness the exquisiteness of River Ganga from Laxman Jhula. From Rishikesh, you’ll be taken to your onward destination in Delhi. Your Kedarnath Dham journey will sum-up with bucket loads of memories to cherish for a long.
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Your journey will commence in the morning from Delhi Airport or Railway Station, where you’ll be picked by our representative who’ll escort you to Haridwar through a drive. This Delhi to Haridwar journey would be of 205 km that will take around 6 hours to reach. Once you reach there, you’ll be taken to your hotel for check-in. After having some rest, you’ll witness the evening aarti at Har Ki Pauri and then head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Haridwar, settled on the foothills of Shivalik Hills in the district of Haridwar, is one of the ancient sacred cities in India. The river Ganges is the main attraction of this city where people come to achieve the salvation of their departed ancestors and elders. Evening Aarti at Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Chaiti Devi Temple, and Chandi Devi Temple are the some of the major attractions here.
In the morning of day 2, we’ll resume our journey to Guptkashi which will be a 9-hr drive. On the arrival, you’ll check-in into your hotel and will have a few hours rest. Later in the evening, we’ll take you to Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnarishwar Temple to offer prayers. Thereafter, overnight stay at the hotel.
Located en-route to Kedarnath, Guptkashi is a religious town which is the confluence land of holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna. The town is home to famous ancient shrines Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnarishwar Temple where the abundance of devotees come to seek the divine blessing of the Almighty. The picture-perfect view of Chaukhamba Peak from here is a sight to behold.
After having a healthy breakfast in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Sonprayag. On arrival, we’ll commence the trek to Kedarnath. After reaching, you’ll be accommodated in your hotel and later in the evening, you’ll visit the Sh Kedarnath where you’ll get the chance to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Later in the evening, you’ll be taken to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Kedarnath has a mythological connotation with Mahabharata and is a prominent pilgrimage tourist destination in Uttarakhand. The town houses some famous attractions like Gandhi Sarovar, Sonprayag, Gaurikund, Vasuki Tal, and Bhairav Temple. All these attractions are places of interest of pilgrims during their tour to Kedarnath.
Day 4 will start with darshan and early morning pooja at the Temple. Post breakfast, we’ll trek down to Sonprayag where our representative will be waiting to take to Rudraprayag through a 60 km drive. At Rudraprayag, you’ll have an overnight stay in a hotel.
Post breakfast, you’ll undergo a morning drive to Rishikesh via Srinagar (Garhwal). During this 6 hrs journey, you’ll get an opportunity to witness the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda River, which is famed as Devprayag. On arrival to Rishikesh, you’ll be accompanied to your hotel for a good night sleep. Thereafter, in the evening, Laxman Jhula awaits you to offer some spectacular sights of the town and river Ganges.
Renowned as the Yoga City, Rishikesh is situated 24 km away from Haridwar. The holy river Ganges flows through the city. The whole land of Rishikesh is considered to be sacred where people come to achieve Moksha through meditation. Rishikesh is India’s largest Yoga center, and thus, houses various ashrams and yoga retreat for tourists. Laxman Jhula, Ganga Aarti, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, and Parmarth Niketan are few of many tourist attractions in Rishikesh.
The remaining journey to Delhi will commence in the morning of day 6. Once you arrive at Delhi, you now be transferred to airport or railway station, whichever of your choice.
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