The Char Dham ("four abodes") is a set of four pilgrimage sites in India. Hindus believe that visiting these sites helps achieve moksha (salvation). It comprises Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri and Rameswaram. It is considered by Hindus that every Hindu should visit the char dhams during one's lifetime. The Char Dham as defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of four Hindu pilgrimage sites. Another small circuit in Uttarakhand of four pilgrimage sites-Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath is referred to as Chota Char Dham.
As one of the spiritual tour, Chardham Yatra carries a lot of devotion. This holy expedition of sacred places in India includes the visit of four shrines, namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham. Visiting these four sacred places together is called Chota Char DhamYatra, which is located at the Himalayan foot hills of Uttarakhand. The Chardham tour begins from Haridwar, which is the perfect gateway to reach Uttarkashi for Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath shrine, followed by a visit to Badrinath temple. Let us explore the Chardham Yatra tour:
Shri Badrinath Temple:
Being elevated at the height of 3415 meters, this temple is situated in Garhwal Hills on the bank of the Alaknanda River. This sacred place is known for the devotion to Lord Vishnu. According to the myths, Lord Vishnu used to meditate under the Badri tree at this place. Hence, the name of this temple was given so. The idol of God Badrinath is made of Shaligram statue, in a meditative pose. As per the saying, Adi Shankaracharya made this temple in the 9th century. People can get the ultimate peace of mind by experiencing the spiritual temptation of Chardham Yatra.Devotees across the world come for Chardham Yatra to get into the eternal bliss. You can check numerous Chardham Yatra package available on the web at affordable prices by the professionals.
Puri is one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The Temple of Lord Sri Jagannath is the most electrifying tourist attractions in Puri where people across the world falls in throughout the year. A total of 24 festivals held every year in the temple. The annual Ratha Yatra and its related festivals are the most important and historic festival of Puri which are attended by millions of people across the world.
Hghlights of this tour are temple tour of Madurai and Rameshwaram and the leisurely stay at Kodaikanal. The itinerary commences from Madurai, continues from Madurai to Kodaikanal, from Kodaikanal to Rameshwaram, Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari, and finally from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum.
Dwarkadheesh Temple is one of the revered temples and a part of Chardham Yatra. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and situated on the bank of the confluence of the Gomati River and the Arabian Sea.
Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Badrinath - Rudraprayag - Haridwar - Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Puri - Bhubaneswar - Chennai - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Mumbai - Rajkot - Dwarka - Rajkot - Delhi
14 Nights & 15 Days
Day 01:- Delhi - Rishikesh
Arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway, Meet Our Company’s Representative & then proceed to Rishikesh.Arrival at Rishikesh check in at Hotel & Take Rest for Few Hours. Rishikesh is also known as the beginning point of Complete Bade Char Dham Tour 2020. Evening Take a Short City Tour Visiting Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Evening Ganga aarti etc. Dinner & Overnight Stay at Hotel.
Day 02:- Rishikesh - Joshimath
Early morning, drive to Joshimath / Rudraprayag through Devprayag, Ruderprayag, Karanprayag and Nandprayag (243 kms). It is a nine hours drive from Rishikesh. The intersection of the two famous rivers is a must visit tourist spot. From there, go to Joshimath through Chamoli and Pipalkoti. Once arrived at Joshimath in the late afternoon, pay a visit to Adi Guru Shankaracharya seat and the Narshimha temple. With extra cost, you can visit Auli (famous winter hill resort for skiing) by the cable car. You will be spending the night at Joshimath or Rudraprayag.
Day 03:- Joshimath - Badrinath
Early morning,drive to Badrinath (31 kms) from Joshimath / Rudraprayag. You will reach Badrinath (by approximately 11 am). It is a major pilgrimage site in any religious India tour in the north. Representing one of the four dhams in India, Badrinath is located at an altitude of 3133 mts. above sea level. On both sides of Badrinath are the two mountain ranges of Nar & Narayan with the tall Neel Kanth Peak in the background. The name "Badri (Van)” means a forest of berries as Badrinath was once upon a time covered with wild berries. Alakananda river can be seen flowing beside the temple. A hot water spring named Tapt Kund lies facing the temple. Dedicated to lord Vishnu, the 15 mts high Badrinath temple is in the shape of a cone with a small cupola of a bull and spire. Its existence is accounted much before the Vedic age. The tours can be extended to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund sahib on request.
Day 04:- Badrinath - Rudraprayag
Morning after breakfast,drive to Rudhraprayag (160 kms away). You will spend the night at a hotel, there.
Day 05:- Rudraprayag - Haridwar
Drive to Haridwar (170 Kms) that is a 5 Hrs drive from Rudraprayag. Haridwar is the starting point of the pilgrimage tour to the four holy sites of Uttaranchal. The tour will take you to the sources of the holy rivers, Ganga and Yamuna. Legend says Prince Bhagirath meditated here, to rest the soul of his ancestors, who perished after the curse of Sage Kapila. The meditation paid off and the river Ganga thus began to flow from Lord Shiva's locks of hair. The abundant water of the Ganga revived the sons of King Sagara. Hindus are ardent devotees of the sacred water of the Ganga, praying for the salvation of their ancestors. Even foreigners make a pilgrimage India tour. The important places to visit are Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi, Mansa Devi, Kavand Mela, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Sapt Rishi, Maya Devi etc.
Day 06:- Haridwar - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive back to Delhi (222 Kms) that is a six hours drive from Haridwar. In the afternoon, you will be having some free time to leisure around.
Day 07:- Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Puri
Catch the flight from Delhi to Bhubaneswar. Once arrived, head to Puri from there. Being 56 kms it is approximately a 1 ½ hrs. drive. On the way visit the famous Sun Temple at Konark.overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08:- Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast Visit Jagannath Puri Take a morning visit to the Jagannath Temple in Puri. Built in the 15th century AD, the Puri Jagannath Temple is famous. Crowned with Vishnu's wheel and flag, it is an important landmark in the town of Puri. The temple has intricate carvings of Oriyan style architecture. You will be spending the night in Puri. Lord Jagannath is the prominent deity in this temple along with Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, Madhaba, Sridevi and Bhudevi on the Ratnabedi or the bejewelled platform. The Deities of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Chakra Sudarshan are of margosa wood.overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09:- Puri - Bhubaneshwar - Chennai
Morning after breakfast drive back to Bhubaneswar to catch flight to Chennai.You will meet one of our representatives in the airport who will guide you to the hotel.
Day 10:- Chennai - Madurai - Rameshwaram
Arrive at Chennai airport to catch the flight to Madurai. Once arrived, take a drive to Rameshwaram that is 167 kms and a 4 hrs drive.overnight stay at hotel in Rameshwaram .
Day 11:- Rameshwaram Sightseeing
Spend the full day sightseeing Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram is an island cut off from mainland India. It spreads over 56 km and is full of casuarina trees and stark palms. Rameshwaram is a holy place for Hindus. It is where Lord Rama cleansed himself by worshipping Lord Shiva after committing the sin of killing the demon Ravana. Hindus who take a dip into it consider the water of the Agnitheertham as holy.
Day 12:- Rameshwaram - Madurai - Mumbai
Drive back to Madurai to catch the flight to Mumbai. You will be staying at night at hotel in Mumbai.
Day 13:- Mumbai - Rajkot
Morning after breakfast From Mumbai, fly to Rajkot.On arrival overnight stay at Rajkot.
Day 14:- Rajkot - Dwarka
Drive to Dwarka that is approximately a 5 hrs drive from Rajkot. On arrival & visit city for sightseeing in the afternoon. Lying on the corner of the peninsula of Saurashtra, Dwarka is a holy historical city. Thousands of years ago Lord Krishna left Mathura, his birthplace after having found Dwarka. It served as the capital of his empire. The Dwarkadhish Temple is the main tourist hotspot, here. You will spend the night out there.
Day 15:- Dwarka - Rajkot - Delhi
Drive back to Rajkot after breakfast. Once arrived at the Rajkot airport fly to Delhi Airport.
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