Ek Dham Yatra (Badrinath)
Badrinath : is the holiest of the four Dhams in Uttarakhand. It stands at a height of 3133mts and is on the banks of the holy river Alaknanda. It is bounded by some beautiful Himalayan peaks and the prominent mountains among them are Neelkanth, Nar and Narayan. Badrinath Is home to Lord Vishnu and the temple has a colourful ‘Singh Dwara’ on the main entrance gate. Inside the ‘garbha griha’ there is a one meter tall black stone image of Vishnu in the form of Lord Badri Narayan. Devotees take a holy dip in the thermal springs at Tapt Kund before entering the temple.
Day 1 : Delhi – Haridwar
Arrive Delhi and transfer to Haridwar by Road / Train ( as per preference ). On arrival in Haridwar, Check in Hotel to relax. Evening free or visit Har Ki Pauri. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Haridwar – Joshimath Vai Rudraprayag
Morning, drive straight to Joshimath enroute visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag & Karnprayag. On Arr. Joshimath, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath: Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as “Joshimath”. The name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here.
Day 03 : Joshimath – Badrinath (44kms/3hr)
Morning visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later drive to Badrinath, Check in Hotel. Visit Badrinath Temple for evening Aarti. Night halt at Badrinath.
Day 04 : Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165kms/6hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahma Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye. Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
Mata Murti Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Day 05 : Rudraprayag – Hardwar (160kms/5hr)
Drive to Hardwar, enroute visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda Ashram & Gita Kutir). Arr. Haridwar, transfer to Hotel. Night halt.
Day 06 : Haridwar – Delhi (230kms/6hr)
Morning visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.