PILGRIMAGE TOUR

PILGRIMAGE TOUR

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Char Dham Yatra

Destination Covered:

Rishikesh – barkot – JankiChatti – Yamunotri – JankiChatti – Barkot – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Rudraprayag – Gaurikund – Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Rudraprayag – Badrinath – Joshimath – Haridwar – Delhi
Duration: 12 Nights/ 13 Days

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 | Arrival in Delhi – Hotel | Relax & overnight stay |

Arrive at Delhi International Airport, upon arrival; our representative will meet greet & assist you at the airport; our representative will assist you checking in to the hotel. Get refreshed there, rest of the time to be relaxed. Evening to witnesses of Delhi, you can enjoy a leisure walk around the streets of the city; you can enjoy the local cuisines and meals also. Do shopping if you wish to enjoy it and after having dinner come back for overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 | Delhi – Rishikesh (230 kms/6-7hrs)

This is the first day of the trip; we would receive you from Delhi, further drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.Check in Hotel. Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – LaxmanJhulla, Ram Jhulla, TriveniGhat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay.

Day 3 | Haridwar Barkot (220kms/7-8hr)

Drive to Barkot via Dehradun &Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

Day 4 |Barkot Yamunotri Barkot

Drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arrival inYamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to DivyaShila, after taking bath in JamunabaiKund’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

DivyaShila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 5 |BarkotUttarkashi (100kms/4hr)

Drive to Uttarkashi. Check in Hotel, Later at evening visit Vishwanath Temple. Night Halt.
Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.

Day 6 |UttarkashiGangotriUttarkashi (100kms/3-4 each side)

We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After GangotriDarshan we return to Uttarkashi. Oernight stay at Uttarkashi. Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases. Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 7 |Uttarkashi Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)

Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 8 |Guptkashi Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek up)

Morning drive to Gaurikund, Trek start from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or on by pony/Doli. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.

Day 9 |KedarnathRudraprayag(14Kms Down Trek & 75kms by Road)

Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt. Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.

Day 10 |RudraprayagBadrinath (165kms/7hr)

Today after breakfast in the hotel we would proceed for the Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay in Badrinath.

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”.

Day 11 |BadrinathJoshimath (44kms/3hr)

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal.

Brahamakapal is significant for PinddanShraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, VyasGufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay would be arranged in the hotel.

Day 12 |JoshimathHaridwar (255kms/8-9hr)

Drive to Haridwar. Transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila.

Day 13 | Haridwar  Delhi (206 kms/5–6hr)

This day have your lavishly breakfast at the hotels in Haridwar; later get driven to Delhi, on arrival get driven back toNew Delhi Airport/Railway Station and board your flight/train for onward journey with sweet memories of trip with HNK Travel Solutions.

 

Vaishno Devi Darshan

Destination Covered:

Delhi – Jammu – Katra – Vaishno Devi Temple – Katra – Jammu – Delhi
Duration: 3 Nights/ 4 Days

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1| Arrive New Delhi

Arrive at the New Delhi International airport. Our representative will assist you in getting transferred to your pre booked hotel at extra. Check in, and relax for the day. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2| New Delhi – Jammu (Transfer by Air) – Katra (Transfer by Road)

Today early morning, after breakfast we would transfer you to the Airport to board the flight for Jammu. Reach Jammu in the afternoon, upon arrival at Jammu Airport our representative would assist you in getting transferred to the hotel in Katra. We would transfer you to the hotel, rest of the time for leisure and recreation.

Day 3| Katra – Vaishno Devi Shrine – Katra (By Helicopter/Trek)

After breakfast proceed to Vaishnodevi Shrine (Approx. 13 km Trek) via helicopter. One can even trek up to the Shrine if fitness permits, otherwise Pony or Palanquins are also available at an extra cost. Arrive at Vaishnodevi Bhawan. Wash and change before Mata Darshan. The journey to the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is thus an enchanting journey of the places where Mata Vaishnavi had spent some time while observing various spiritual disciplines and penances. The culmination of this journey is at the Holy Cave where she merged her human form with the astral form of her creators, the three Supreme Energies. After Mata Vaishnodevi Darshan, proceed for Bhaironji Darshan. Return back Katra via helicopter and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4| Katra – Jammu – New Delhi (Tour Ends..)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Katra and get transfer to Jammu Airport. Reach airport and board the flight for New Delhi airport. Reach Delhi and the services from HNK Travel Solutions end here.

Mathura & Vrindavan

Destination Covered:

Delhi-Mathura-Vrindavan-Delhi
Duration: 2 Nights/ 3 Days

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1| Delhi – Mathura

This Day After the breakfast in the hotel gets driven to Mathura. After reaching there get transferred to your pre booked hotel. . Relax there for some time and then go for local sight seeing. Evening is free for leisure stay overnight in the hotel

Mathura  is a holy city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 km north of Agra, and 150 km south of Delhi; about twenty kilometers from holy Vrindavana.[1] It is the administrative centre of Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. During the ancient period, this was an economic hub, located at the junction of some relatively important caravan routes.

Mathura is reputed to be the birthplace of Krishna at the centre of Vraja, called Krishnajanmabhoomi, literary ‘Krishna’s birth place’.[2] The Keshav Dev temple was built in ancient times on the site of Krishna’s legendary birthplace (an underground prison). As per epic Mahabharata and per Bhagavata Purana, Mathura was the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the maternal uncle of Krishna.

Mathura is also famous as one of the first two centres of production for images of the Buddha (the other being Gandhara in present-day Pakistan/Afghanistan). Human images of the Buddha began to appear approximately at the same time (1st Century AD) in both centers but can be distinguished from one another as the Gandharan images are very clearly Greco-Roman in inspiration with the Buddha wearing wavy locks tucked up into a chignon and heavier toga-like robes whereas the Buddha figurines produced in Mathura more closely resemble some of the older male fertility gods and have shorter, curlier hair and lighter, more translucent robes.

Muttra is the location of the plantation where Jonathan Small worked in the Sherlock Holmes story “The Sign of Four”. Though Muttra sounds like Mathura it is a fictitious place. Mathura never had indigo plantations around it and Mathura is nowhere near the Northwest.

Day 2| Mathura-Vrindavan-Mathura

This day after breakfast get driven to Vrindawan. Reach there and enjoy the place where lord Krishna used to enjoy with friends and spend his time. Full day religious offerings and associate and feel yourself close to the Lord. Evening gets driven to Mathura. Check in at hotel stay overnight.

Vrindawan is in Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh, India is a town on the site of an ancient forest which is the region where Lord Krishna, the supreme personality of godhead spent his childhood days. It lies in the Braj region.

It is about 15km away from Mathura city (Lord Krishna’s birthplace), near the Agra-Delhi highway. The town includes many hundreds of temples dedicated to the worship of Radha and Krishna and is the most sacred place on earth.

While in the past, Vrindavan was the most beautiful of forests in the whole of India (Kalidas)in the last 250 years it has been subjected to urbanization first by local Rajas and in recent decades by more and more apartment developers. At present the number of trees in the area are meager and the local wildlife, including peacocks, cows, monkeys and a variety of bird species have mostly been eliminated or are in severe danger of such. A few Peacocks and many monkey’s are freely found but cows are now mostly found in the gosalas of all the Major Ashrams of Vrindavan.

Vrindavan is often considered to be a holy place by all traditions of Hinduism. The major tradition followed in this place is Vaisnavisisim; and is a center of learning with many Ashrams functioning from Vrindavan. Its a center of Krishna worship and the area is including places like Govardhana and Gokul that are associated with Krishna from the time immemorial. Many millions of bhaktas or devotees of Radha Krishna visit these paces of pilgrimage every year and participate in a number of festivals that relate to the scenes from Krishna’s life on Earth. [3]

Ancient Indian (Bharata) cities and Places(Title and location names are in English.)According to tradition and recorded evidence, Krishna was raised in the cowherding village of Gokul by his foster parents Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda. The Bhagavata Purana describes Krishna’s early childhood pastimes in Vrindavan forest wherein he, his brother Balarama, and his cowherd friends stole butter, engaged in childhood pranks and fought with demons. Along with these activities, Krishna is also described as meeting and dancing with the local girls of Vrindavan village (and especially Radharani) who were known as gopis. These pastimes were the source of inspiration for the famous Sanskrit poem, Gita Govinda, by the Orissan poet, Jayadeva (c. 1200 AD).

Day 3| Mathura-Delhi

This day after breakfast get driven to Delhi. Your trip ends here and return back to your country with the sweet memories of India.

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