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Do Dham Yatra from Haridwar 2024


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The Do Dham Yatra refers to the pilgrimage that involves visiting two out of the four sacred sites of Char Dham, namely Badrinath and Kedarnath. While the Char Dham Yatra includes all four sites, the Do Dham Yatra focuses on these two prominent shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, respectively.

 

  1. Badrinath: Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Badrinath is considered one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Hinduism. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is situated at an altitude of around 3,300 meters (10,827 feet) in the Garhwal Himalayas. The main attraction is the Badrinath Temple, which is believed to be established by Adi Shankaracharya. Pilgrims visit the temple to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu and to experience spiritual enlightenment.

  2. Kedarnath: Situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at an altitude of approximately 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) in the Garhwal Himalayas. The main highlight of Kedarnath is the Kedarnath Temple, which is known for its scenic surroundings and rich mythological significance. Pilgrims undertake a strenuous trek or can opt for helicopter services to reach the temple and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.

 

The Do Dham Yatra typically starts from Rishikesh or Haridwar, and devotees can choose various modes of transportation, including road, helicopter, or a combination of both, to visit Badrinath and Kedarnath. The yatra attracts numerous devotees who seek spiritual solace and wish to cleanse their souls by visiting these sacred shrines.

 

It is important to note that the yatra can be physically demanding due to the high-altitude locations and challenging terrain. Pilgrims are advised to prepare themselves adequately and seek medical advice if necessary. It is also essential to check with local authorities and travel agencies for the latest information, as the yatra can be subject to weather conditions and seasonal variations.

 

Summer Chardham

 

Summer Chardham Schedule of 2024 gates/kapat open for six months. The Opening schedule is from April and May until October. The dates, however, are declared by the Char Dham committee people along with Kedarnath Badrinath Mandir Samiti, right before the Akshaya Tritiya. Also known as Akha Teej, Akshaya Tritiya is an Auspicious for the Hindu community.

 

Char Dham Departure Date 2024

 

Month Dates 2024
May 10, 18, 25
June 08, 15
September 7,14,21,28
October 05, 12, 19, 26

 

Chardham Uttrakhand Tour to complete spiritual enlightenment is mix of strain and comfort. The Yatra is carried out with challenging treks, rugged terrain and unpredictable weather. However, the right planning and travel tips can make this trip a cakewalk. Earlier when the Char Dham Yatra was conducted, people used to rarely be able to make it and even if they did make it usually they assumed they would not go back. However, with the changing times and the introduction of technology and new modes of transportation, Char Dham Yatra has now become more comfortable and more doable .

 

As these locations have high elevation of the temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, it is important to be well prepared. Kindly refer our travel tips for Char Dham Yatra to make it more comfortable for the pilgrims:

 

Things to Carry for Char Dham Yatra - Travel Tips

 

Season :- May to October till Deepawali every year - Region :- Garhwal, Uttarakhand - Altitude : 3585 Mts

Things to Carry :- Woolen Cap, Umbrella, Stick, Tennis Shoes, Rain Coat, Two pair of Socks, Handy Torch, Moisture cream.

These are very cold places so people should get the warm clothes along with them.

 

Travel Tips for Char Dham Yatra :-

 

Photography :- Still cameras, home video cameras are allowed in Himalayas but only inside the temple are normally not allowed. However please do check with the authorities concerned.

 

Communication :- Please carry if you have any BSNL Mob. Number, it works whole trip, Kedarnath & Badrinath very good connectivity Reliance mobile numbers.  Some times, please be informed that it may be difficult at times to get the connection. If any urgent messages have to be sent to any of the participants, then please contact us.

 

Responsibility :- All arrangements within Chardham Yatra, reserves the right to change itineraries without prior notice, depending on the weather and road condition.

 

Fitness :- A good walk on hilly areas will help you reduce some weight and should put you in the right shape. Porters will be carrying the bulk of your equipment, but it is recommended that you bring a good day pack and are fit enough to carry snacks, filled water bottle/small scissors and knife, waterproof matches, safety pins, Thermometer, Lighter, Dehydration salt (electoral) packets, Neoprene Powder and cream. Heat balm for muscles/joints, Vicksinhaler/vapourub, Chopsticks. Dry Fruits/snacks, camera, Film, Map, Jumper, Sun Hat, First Aid Kit, Light weight Rain Gear, Extra Cloth etc.

 

Attitude Sickness :- This is an environment related condition that can effect anyone who ascends too rapidly to high elevations without acclimatizing properly and also consult your doctor

 

Health Consideration :- All Tourist We do ask you to bring along your own small first aid kit (available at Pharmacies). Some of the items we ask you to bring in the kit are: Antiseptic cream or Wound disinfectant: Iodine and tube-squeeze cream. Foot care and Blister Treatment, band-aids, adhesive roll & strips, gauze pads, moleskin. (please bring ankle high boots to avoid muscle sprain.)

 

Antibiotics: (Triethoprim / Sulfamethoxazole - Bacterium DS or Septran DS

 

Anti - Inflammatory :- · Avil, Brufen or Mortin. Aspirin / Tylenol or general painkillers.

                                  · Strong sunscreen oil, skin antibiotic cream.

 

Insurance :- We recommend that you insure yourself against sickness, EMERGENCY RESCUE, accident hospitalization, etc.. We are not liable and responsible for any damages or extra expenses that may arise from mishaps and the loss of their belongings during the pilgrimage.

 

Clothing's :- Clothing’s for both extremes of climate and temperature. While driving to Chardham Yatra, it will be warm inside the vehicle and light clothing will be required, but as soon as you step out of the vehicle, warm clothing will be required to keep off the cold winds of the Himalayas. Evening will be generally cold and warm clothing will be required We recommend that you bring along the following clothing’s and accessories with you:

 

01. Down Jacket - one

02. Warm thick pullover - One

03. Warm thin pullover - One

04. Warm pants - Two

05. Light loose cotton pants - Two

06. Warm windproof jacket - One

07. Cotton full sleeve T-Shirts - Four

08. Thermal under pants/long - Two

09. Thermal vest / warm full T-Shirts - Two

10. Rain coat with hood/ Poncho (should be roomy) - One

11. "Broken - in" pair of ankle high walking boots & one extra shoe laces.

12. Light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal.

13. Warm woollen socks-4

15. Large cotton or silk scarf-One

16. Warm gloves.

17. Soft paper tissue and handkerchiefs - Plenty

18. Monkey cap and Sun heat - one each

19. Towels (one big, one small)

20. Washing kit.

 

Accessories :-

 

1.  Personal First Aid Kit

2.  Toilet kit, Nail Clipper, Scissors

3.  Flash Light with extra batteries (3 Set)

4.  Sun Glasses, Sun Hat, Monkey Cap, Woollen Gloves

5.  Water bottles- unbreakable (Min 1 litters capacity) can be purchased in Haridwar

6.  Note book, Pen, Pencils

7.  Camera and film and extra batteries for electronic camera

8.  Binoculars recommended

9.  Rain Gear-Your raincoat should be roomy and have a water proof hood.

10. Pocket knife , Sewing kit, Buttons, Cigarette lighter, towel, bags ( a few of each size strong) dust masks, strong sun cream and chopstick, Moisturizers, Money pouch/belts etc.

11. Water purification tablets

12. Walking stick- Can be purchased in Gourikund/Hanumanchatti

13. Washing Kit

 

Kedarnath: The third Dham is Kedarnath, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at an altitude of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (divine representations of Lord Shiva) in India. The main attraction is the Kedarnath Temple, which is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and offers breathtaking views.

 

Badrinath: The final Dham on the Char Dham Yatra is Badrinath, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located at an altitude of 3,133 meters (10,279 feet) and is considered one of the holiest Hindu shrines in India. The Badrinath Temple is the main pilgrimage site here and is believed to be the place where Lord Vishnu meditated under a Badri tree.

 

The Char Dham Yatra is traditionally undertaken from late April to November, as the shrines remain accessible during this period due to favorable weather conditions. The pilgrimage is considered highly significant for Hindus, and thousands of devotees undertake this journey each year seeking spiritual blessings and liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

 

Here are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Char Dham:

 

Char Dham refers to the four sacred pilgrimage sites in Hinduism, which are located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. These four sites are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Pilgrims from all over India and around the world visit these holy places to seek spiritual blessings. Below are some frequently asked questions about the Char Dham Yatra:

 

What is Char Dham?

 

Char Dham refers to a sacred pilgrimage circuit in Hinduism located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It comprises four holy sites: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. These sites are believed to be the abodes of various Hindu deities and hold immense religious significance.

 

What are the Char Dham sites?

 

The Char Dham sites are:

 

Badrinath: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is located in the Chamoli district and is one of the holiest temples in India.

Kedarnath: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is situated near the Mandakini River in the Rudraprayag district.

Gangotri: The origin of the holy River Ganga, it is located in the Uttarkashi district.

Yamunotri: The source of the Yamuna River, it is situated in the Uttarkashi district.

 

What is the significance of Char Dham?

 

Char Dham holds great spiritual importance for Hindus. It is believed that undertaking a pilgrimage to these four holy sites can help one attain salvation (moksha) and cleanse themselves of their sins. It is considered a sacred journey that helps devotees connect with the divine and attain spiritual upliftment.

 

When is the Char Dham Yatra season?

 

The Char Dham Yatra typically starts in late April or early May and continues until October/November, depending on the weather conditions. These months are considered the best time for pilgrimage due to the milder climate and accessibility to the sites. It is best to avoid a visit during the rainy season, especially in July as the weather is likely to turn rough and terrain adverse due to heavy and unpredictable rains in the region. Helicopter services are also non-operational during the month of July because of the stormy and rainy weather.

 

How can I reach the Char Dham sites?

 

The Char Dham sites are located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The closest major towns are Haridwar and Rishikesh. You can travel by road from these towns to reach the respective base points of each site, from where you have to trek or take other means of transport to reach the main temples.

 

What Is the altitude of Chardham sites

 

The holy shrines of Char Dham are situated at a considerable height with Yamunotri at an altitude of 3,291 metres, Gangotri at an altitude of 3,415 metres, Kedarnath at an altitude of 3,553 metres, and Badrinath at an altitude of 3,300 metres. Together these lofty spots make up the revered Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage route in Uttarakhand.

 

Are there any age or fitness restrictions for the Char Dham Yatra?

 

While there are no strict age restrictions, the Yatra involves trekking and traveling to remote locations, which can be physically demanding. It's advisable to consult with your doctor before undertaking the pilgrimage, especially if you have any health concerns. Elderly individuals and those with mobility issues may find it challenging to complete the entire Yatra, but they can visit the nearby accessible points.

 

What are the accommodations like during the Yatra?

 

There are various accommodation options available along the Yatra route, ranging from simple guesthouses and ashrams to more comfortable hotels. However, during peak pilgrimage seasons, it's recommended to book your accommodations in advance.

 

Is the Char Dham Yatra open to foreigners?

 

Yes, the Char Dham Yatra is open to foreigners. However, it's essential to check the latest travel advisories and guidelines issued by the Indian government and local authorities before planning your trip.

 

Are there any specific dress code and rules for visiting the temples?

 

Yes, visitors are expected to dress modestly when visiting the temples. Men are generally required to wear traditional attire like dhoti-kurta, and women are expected to wear sarees or salwar-kameez. It's also essential to follow the temple rules and customs while inside the sacred premises.

 

How long does it take to complete the Char Dham Yatra?

 

The duration of the Char Dham Yatra can vary depending on several factors such as the mode of transportation, the chosen route, and individual preferences. On average, the entire pilgrimage can take around 10 to 14 days. However, it is not uncommon for devotees to complete the journey in a shorter or longer duration based on their convenience.

 

When is the best time to visit Char Dham?

 

The Char Dham Yatra is usually open to devotees from late April or early May until October or November, depending on the weather conditions. The specific opening and closing dates may vary each year, so it's advisable to check with the authorities or local tour operators for the most up-to-date information. The summer months, from May to June, are generally considered the peak season for the pilgrimage.

 

How can I reach Char Dham?

 

The Char Dham sites are located in the remote and hilly regions of Uttarakhand. The journey typically begins from Rishikesh or Haridwar. From there, devotees can travel by road to reach the respective base camps of each site. Trekking is often required to reach Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kedarnath, whereas Badrinath is accessible by road.

 

Are there any accommodation facilities available during the Char Dham Yatra?

 

Yes, there are various accommodation options available at different locations along the Char Dham route. These include guesthouses, ashrams, dharamshalas, and hotels of varying budgets. It is advisable to book accommodations in advance, especially during the peak season, to ensure availability.

 

Is the Char Dham Yatra physically demanding?

 

The Char Dham Yatra involves trekking and traveling through hilly terrains, which can be physically demanding, especially for individuals who are not accustomed to such conditions. The trek to Kedarnath, in particular, involves a steep ascent. It is recommended to be adequately prepared, physically fit, and consult a healthcare professional before embarking on the pilgrimage.

 

Are there any restrictions or guidelines for the Char Dham Yatra?

 

Yes, there may be certain guidelines and restrictions in place for the Char Dham Yatra to ensure the safety and well-being of the pilgrims. These may include obtaining necessary permits or passes, adhering to designated routes, following COVID-19 protocols (if applicable), and respecting the local customs and traditions. It's advisable to stay updated with the latest guidelines from the authorities before planning the pilgrimage.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival Delhi- Haridwar (250 Kms/approx. 6-7 Hrs)

 

Arrival at Delhi. Our driver will pick-up from Delhi airport or station and drive towards Haridwar. Upon arrival at Haridwar, check-in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Later in evening visiting Aarti ceremony of Holy Ganges. Back to hotel for overnight stay at Haridwar.

 

Day 2- Haridwar- Guptkashi (220kms/ 9 hrs)

 

Upon arrival at Dehradun airport/Haridwar railway station, we will pick up you and drive to Guptkashi reach and check, an overnight stay.  

 

Day 3- by Helicopter Kedarnath

 

Early morning at 6:30 report to helipad, after performing Pooja and Darshan, fly down. Reach and later you will be transfer to hotel, An Overnight stay.  

 

Note: You can also visit Kedarnath Ji by trek (20 Kms /8-9 Hrs- One way)

 

Early morning you will drive till Sonprayag (vehicles allow till this point) from here you need to take local jeep/ Max to reach Gaurikund (3 Kms, on direct payment basis, approx. INR 100 per person). Upon arrival in Gaurikund, you will start your Trek towards Kedarnath Temple, which is long and beautiful man made trail. After reaching, performing Pooja and Darshan of Shri Kedarnath Temple. Later check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.

 

Kedarnath Temple- The 1000 years old temple with a carved exterior is located in a courtyard protected by Nandi bull. This spot has great significance in the legendary Mahabharata epic. Inside the main sanctum is one of the 12 naturally formed 'Jyotirlingas' of India. The temple has carved shapes of the Pandavas, and Lord Shiva.  

 

Day 4 - Guptkashi- Chopta- Badrinath (250 Kms/8-9 Hrs)

 

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Badrinath via visiting Chopta, it is known mini Switzerland and Medical forest. On arrive check – in at hotel.  Evening: Visit at Badrinath temple, If time permits.

 

Badrinath temple - It's so great to take in the way that this sacrosanct destination which is being dedicated to Lord Vishnu has been committed to humankind. The area where Lord Vishnu pondered under a Badri tree for thousand unremitting years and taught us a definitive method for welfare of humankind is exceptional on the planet. Today, this temple is considered as one of the holiest Hindu temples and is additionally one of the 108 Divya Desams, sacred holy places for Vaishnavites. 

 

Day 5 - Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160 Kms / 6 Hrs.)

 

After bath in the Taptkund visit & Darshan of Badrivishal, Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three Kms of Badrinathjee

 

Later drive to Rudraprayag. On arrive check –in at hotel and night stay.

 

Taptkund 

 

Just beneath the Shree Badrinath Ji temple lies the Tapt Kund hot sulfur spring that has a high therapeutic worth. It is a freshwater pool with the washing region of 16.1/2 feet by 14.1/4 feet. Despite the fact that the typical temperature of the spring is 55°c, the temperature of water continues expanding continuously amid the day. A dunk in Tapt Kund is viewed as a decent restorative cure for skin illnesses. 

 

Narad Kund 

 

Narad Kund is arranged close Tapt Kund. It is accepted that the Badrinath icon was acquired from this Kund. Narad Kund boiling hot water spring is situated under the Garur Shila and holds a therapeutic worth. Fans take a plunge in this Kund before entering the Badrinath sanctuary for Darshan of Lord Badrinath. 

 

Vyas & Ganesh-Gufa 

 

Vyas & Ganesh- Gufa cavern is situated in the Mana Village alongside numerous different caverns. It is accepted that in this cavern Ved Vyas directed his acclaimed epic of Mahabharata to Ganesh and accordingly it has been named Vyas Gufa. There is an icon of Ved Vyas indicated composition the granth (epic book) inside this hole. 

 

Beginning Source of Saraswati River, Manibhadrapur which is known as Mana village, the beginning source of river Saraswati, Bhimpul (bridge) according to myth it is built by Bhim during period of the Mahabharata.    

 

Day 6 - Rudraprayag– Haridwar (165 Kms /6 hrs.)  

 

After breakfast, drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh local sightseeing like Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat temples and Ashrams. Continues drive to Haridwar. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

 

Day 7- Haridwar– Delhi (250 Kms/ approx. 6 Hrs)

 

After breakfast Check-out from hotel & drive to Delhi. Upon arrival our driver will drop at Delhi station or airport in time to board the flight for onward destination.

Inclusions

Package Inclusion-

 

> Transport from Ex Haridwar to Haridwar all vehicle are NON AC in hills areas. 

> Toll tax and parking

> Driver Allowance

> Accommodation for total 4 Nights

> Daily Breakfast and Dinner at hotels only

> All applicable Taxes

 

Tour does not include-

 

> 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 & Conditions- 

 

In case of any hike in the hotel rates, the package cost will be amended accordingly. In case of a change in the train / flight schedule or timing resulting to amend the itinerary, the cost if any, will advised separately and same will be paid by the guest.

 

We are presently not holding hotel for your proposed tour plan. Confirmation is subject to receiving an email from confirmation.

 

If the group members do not arrive or depart with the group, additional transfer charges will be applicable

 

Quote does not include any meals, which is not specified. In case the same is required, during transfers, sightseeing and day trips, additional will be charged, on actual (if applicable)

 

The rates mentioned above are valid for the dates mentioned above only.

 

Please note Budget Hotels in India are very basic accommodation at most of the places.

 

In case of any immigration/Visa complications, the cancellation policy shall be applicable in full

Price

Cost: On Request

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HDFC BANK DETAILS

 

Account Title : NTP Tourism Affairs Ltd.
Bank : HDFC Bank Limited
Bank A/C : 12202560000897
Branch : M 39, Outer Circle
Address: M 36, Outer Circle, Opposite Super Bazar, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001
IFSC Code : HDFC0001220
Swift Code : HDFCINBBDEL

 

ICICI BANK DETAILS

 

Account Title : NTP Tourism Affairs Ltd.
Bank : ICICI Bank
Bank A/C : 000705004621
Branch : Shop No- 7C Plot No- GH04B, Prateek Stylome Sector- 45 Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida- 201335, India
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Rvln Rao

I am sure, I haven't made any mistake in choosing NTP for Badrinath tour. Having explained about my comfortable stay in pure veg hotels, NTP has arranged accordingly. I am also very much happy with their quick response and action as and when required. Hospitality at hotels was also satisfactory. They are very much friendly and cooperative right from the first day till the conclusion of our journey. The driver was also very friendly throughout the journey.
MAY GOD GIVE THEM GOOD HEALTH TO SERVE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE.

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Mr. Ram Krishna

Family

Do  Dham Yatra for all of us was a memorable one, the trip was planned for a short period, things went on well, Hotels were quite  O K , Badrinath Hotel Kalash was however short of satisfaction ,overall arrangements made were alright. Need to mention here, Driver  Pawan was well behaved & courteous,  we too tried to take care of him. Thanks once again.  🙏

Mr. Ram Krishna

Yours faithfully
Mr. Ram Krishna


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