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. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.
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.
Brahama 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 Murty 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.
Vasudhara: As the name suggests, Vasundhara is a magnificent waterfall. This place is 5 km. from Badrinath out of which 2 km. is motorable up to 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.
Vyas Gufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Those interested to do Pind Daan at Brahamakapal to their ancestors (Pitrus) are worth doing at this Pavan Puri of Vishnu. Those interested to do a small trek to Charan Paduka can do on their own, later after breakfast, we will take you to the last village of India, Mana to visit Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, and Bhim Pul.
This is the way used by mighty Pandavas to Satopanth from where Yudhistra went to Heaven also called Swararohini. Time to check out from your hotel for Joshimath/Pipalkoti. Visit Shankaracharya math at Joshimath or can go to Auli (on your own) using a cable car for a view of mighty Nanda Devi peak, Trishuli, Panchshulli, and Nanda Ghunti. Overnight stay at Joshimath/Pipalkoti.
- Hotel accommodation
- meal plan (MAPAI)
- Transportation as per tour
- all sightseeing and excursion as per itinerary
- Any Air/ train fare.
- expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry
- In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible.
- ponies & dollies during trekking
- govt tax 5% GST
Day 01: Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun – Guptkashi / Rampur /Sitapur / Gaurikund (220kms/8-9hr) HT : 1319 MTS.
Arrival from Haridwar. Meet & Greet. Drive straight to Guptkashi via Rudraprayag. Enroute you can see the beautiful Sangam at
Devprayag. Drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival check in at the
Note: En route you can get local basic Dhaba’s for lunch or snacks, suggestible to carry some dry fruits, fruits and readymadesnacks with yourself along with some drinking water.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02: Guptkashi/Sitapur – Gaurikund - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 18kms Trek) HT : 3384 MTS.
Before Sunrise, we drive to Gaurikund, to start trek start to Kedarnath Ji on foot /Pony / Doli. Pilgrims should carry personal
medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Join evening aarti at
Kedarnath Temple. After darshan return for dinner and night stay.
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. Note: Pls note accommodation at Kedarnath ji is very basic and even hot water shall provide through buckets only. Pilgrims has high altitude or breathing problems must take advice from your personal doctors.
Sight Seeing : Kedarnath Temple
Day 03: Kedarnath – Guptkashi - Govindghat(18 Kms Down Trek & 200kms by Road)
05:00 am is the time to reach for morning general darshan however people has booked Rudrabhishek may get early darshan, after puja and breakfast trek down to Gaurikund, your driver will meet you at Soneprayag for further drive to Govindghat.
Day 04: Govindghat - Badrinath (22 kms /1hr)
After breakfast start drive to Badrinath Ji, Bow your head at Pandukeshwar for Yog dhyan Badri and at famous Hanuman Chatti.
After Kanchan Ganga the premises of Lord Badrinath Ji welcome the pilgrims. On arrival at Vishnu dham go straight to the
temple for Darshan & Puja. After darshan time free for Pind daan or visit other sight seeing of Badrinath Ji as Ganesh Gufa, Vyas Gufa & Bhim Pul. After spending whole day in the serenity of Badrinath Ji, Overnight Stay In Badrinath.
Day 05: Badrinath – Rudraprayag (165 Kms – 6 Hrs) / Kirtinagar (190 Kms – 7 Hrs)
After Breakfast, Visit Mana Village, Check Out From Hotel. Later Drive to Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar. Check In Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 06: drop at Haridwar , Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar – Devprayag - Rishikesh (160kms/6hr)
To sum up start drive to Haridwar. enroute visit Nandprayag, Karanprayag Devprayag & Rishikesh.