ITINERARY NO: PHDY 03

GANGOTRI, BADRINATH, KEDARNATH

Duration : 10 DAYS/ 09 NIGHTS

Day 01

Delhi - Haridwar (230 kms/6-7hrs)
Arrival Delhi Airport / Railway Station / Hotel, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Later 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. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas . The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Day 02

Haridwar - Uttarkashi (190kms/ 6-7hr)
Morning visit Haridwar Sight Seeing. Later 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 03

Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (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 Gangotri Darshan 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 04

Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8-9hr)
Early morning, drive straight to Guptkashi. Check in Hotel, night halt.

Day 05

Guptkashi - Kedarnath (30kms by road & 14kms Trek)

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.

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple . This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

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 r! emaining 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.

Day 06

Kedarnath - Rudraprayag (14Kms Down Trek & 75kms/3hr 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 07

Rudraprayag - Badrinath (165kms/7hr)
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple , 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. Overnight stay.

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 .

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.

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.

Day 08

Badrinath – Joshimath (44kms/3hr) / Pipalkoti (85kms/4hr) / Kirtinagar (200kms/7-8hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Joshimath / Pipalkoti / Kirtinagar. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is in the Badrinath to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many temples in the township most important is the temple of Nir Singh in commotion of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is with time and the popular belief holds that the day the the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri. Joshimath is connected by regular bus service to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath and many other centres in the region.

Day 09

Joshimath - Rishikesh (255kms/8-9hr) / Pipalkoti – Rishikesh (210kms/7-8hr) / Kirtinagar – Rishikesh (100kms/3hr)

Morning after breakfast drive for Haridwar.. Evening Early morning, visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later, Drive back to Rishikesh. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

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.

Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram

Day 10

Rishikesh - Hardwar - Delhi (250kms/7-8hr)
Drive back to Delhi . On Arr. Delhi , transfer to Railway Station / Airport

Valid from 28th Apr 2017 to 30th Oct 2017

TOUR COST : Per Person Per Tour Basis ( In Rupees )

TOTAL PAX

Transportation

Guide

Premium

Luxury

Deluxe Package

Regular Package

(Min.)

(Exclusive)

Package

Package

(CPAI)

(EPAI)

(MAPAI)

(MAPAI)

 

 

02

Tata Indigo

No

Rs. 43,855.00

Rs. 38,545.00

Rs. 32,332.00

Rs. 25,518.00

02

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

No

Rs. 47,690.00

Rs. 42,380.00

Rs. 36,167.00

Rs. 29,353.00

02

Toyota Innova

No

Rs. 49,460.00

Rs. 44,150.00

Rs. 37,937.00

Rs. 31,123.00

04

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

No

Rs. 37,247.00

Rs. 31,937.00

Rs. 25,724.00

Rs. 18,910.00

04

Toyota Innova

No

Rs. 38,132.00

Rs. 32,822.00

Rs. 26,609.00

Rs. 19,795.00

06

Tavera / Xylo

No

Rs. 33,825.00

Rs. 28,515.00

Rs. 22,302.00

Rs. 15,488.00

06

Toyota Innova

No

Rs. 34,415.00

Rs. 29,105.00

Rs. 22,892.00

Rs. 16,078.00

06

Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)

No

Rs. 36,775.00

Rs. 31,465.00

Rs. 25,252.00

Rs. 18,438.00

08

Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)

No

Rs. 34,238.00

Rs. 28,928.00

Rs. 22,715.00

Rs. 15,901.00

10

Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)

No

Rs. 33,176.00

Rs. 27,866.00

Rs. 21,653.00

Rs. 14,839.00

12

Mini Coach (15 Seater)

No

Rs. 34,214.00

Rs. 28,904.00

Rs. 22,697.00

Rs. 15,883.00

14

Mini Coach (15 Seater)

No

Rs. 33,164.00

Rs. 27,854.00

Rs. 21,641.00

Rs. 14,827.00

16

Tempo Traveler + Toyota Innova

Yes

Rs. 34,574.00

Rs. 29,264.00

Rs. 23,057.00

Rs. 16,243.00

16

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

Yes

Rs. 37,011.00

Rs. 31,701.00

Rs. 25,488.00

Rs. 18,674.00

18

Tempo Traveler x 02

Yes

Rs. 34,781.00

Rs. 29,471.00

Rs. 23,264.00

Rs. 16,449.00

18

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

Yes

Rs. 35,896.00

Rs. 30,586.00

Rs. 24,373.00

Rs. 17,558.00

20

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

Yes

Rs. 34,946.00

Rs. 29,636.00

Rs. 23,423.00

Rs. 16,609.00

20

Tempo Traveler x 02

Yes

Rs. 33,943.00

Rs. 28,633.00

Rs. 22,420.00

Rs. 15,606.00

Extra Mattress / Extra Person

Rs. 14,986.00

Rs. 13,216.00

Rs. 8,791.00

Rs. 4,307.00

CPAI SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)

 NIL

NIL

NIL

Rs. 1,416.00

MAPAI SUPPLEMENT (Daily Dinner & Breakfast)

 NIL

NIL

Rs. 3,304.00

Rs. 3,540.00

HOTELS USED

Place

Night

Standard

Superior

Deluxe

Luxury

Premium

Meal Plan

 

EPAI

EPAI

CPAI

MAPAI

MAPAI

Haridwar 01 Hotel The URMI (A/C) / Sound Sleep (A/C) / Hill View (A/C) Hotel Great Ananda (A/C) / Khanna Palace (A/C) /  Paradise (A/C) Lakshay (A/C) / Park Grand (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C) / Bhaj Govindam (A/C) / Brinjal (A/C) Hotel Godwin (A/C) / The Golden Tulip (A/C) / Regenta Orko (A/C) Hotel Radisson Blu (A/C) / Hari Ganga Haveli (A/C)
Uttarkashi 02 Hotel Bhagirathi Residency / Mahima Resort / Mansarovar / Vasundhra / Sriniwas Hotel Shivlinga / Geetanjali Resort Shivlinga (S.Dlx) /  Akash Ganga (Dlx) / Shikhar Nature Resort (Swiss Tents) Akash Ganga (A/C) / Shivparivar (A/C) /  Great Ganga (A/C) Shivlinga (A/C Premium)
Guptkashi / Sitapur 02 Hotel Jagatraj / Rajhans / Punjab Sindh / Kedar Palace Raj Palace / Mritunjay Palace Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort Villa Aadhya (Cottage) Villa Aadhya (Cottage)
Kedarnath 01 Punjab Sindh Awas Punjab Sindh Awas Punjab Sindh Awas Punjab Sindh Awas Punjab Sindh Awas
Badrinath 01 Manav Kalyan / Bholagiri / Balananda / Him Darshan Hotel Dwarikesh / Charanpaduka / Om Kutir Hotel Narayana Palace Hotel Sarovar Portico Hotel Sarovar Portico / New Snow Crest (Premium)
Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar / Srinagar 01 Shangrilla Resort / Hotel Tulsi /  Hotel Srikot Castle / Prachi Pushpdeep (A/C) / Shangrilla (A/C) / Prachi (A/C) / Srikot Castle (A/C) Hotel Samrat Rudraprayag (A/C)  /  Riverside Resort Kirtinagar (A/C) Monal Resort (A/C Standard) Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
Rishikesh 01 Shivansh In (A/C) / Rishab Grand (A/C) Leisure Palace (A/C) / Gayatri Resort (A/C) / Hotel Trihari (A/C) The Great Ganga (A/C) / Narayana Palace (A/C Cottage) Vasundhara Palace (A/C Premium) Aloha (A/C Dlx)  /  Ellbee Ganga View (A/C Premier) / Ganga Kinare (S.Dlx)

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
::-- Assistance on Arrival & Departure
::-- Accommodation on twin sharing basis
::-- Meals as per Plan mentioned above
::-- All Transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by A/c Vehicle as per the size of the group.( Delhi to Haridwar & Haridwar  To Delhi A.C & Rest tour will be Non Ac)
::-- All inter-state taxes, toll taxes, driver allowance & parking etc.
::-- All prevailing applicable taxes.

PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:
::-- Air fare / train fare.
::-- Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes'.
::-- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
::-- Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes'.
::-- Porterage during trekking
::-- Ponies / Dollies during trekking
::-- Entrance fees during sightseeing.
::-- Destination Guide
::-- Any item of personal nature like Laundry, Telephone, tips,  donations at temples, extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
::-- Goods & Service Tax 5%

IMPORTANT NOTES:
::-- All extras (F&B and any other services) availed by the customer will be on direct payment basis
::-- In case of odd number groups, the extra person shall be accommodated in the same room with an extra bed / mattress.
::-- The above rates are applicable to the Indian Nationals only .
::-- In Rishikesh, Green card permit will be taken from Uttrakhand Govt. the time may vary depending upon crowd there while taking the permit.
::-- Any Meals , services not utilized , partly utilized are non refundable.

::-- THE CUSTOMER HAS TO BEAR THE PROPORTIONATE TOUR COST IN CASE OF EXTENDED STAY OR TRAVELLING DUE TO ANY REASON. WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGE IN THE ITINERARY DUE TO LANDSLIDES, FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS, WEATHER CONDITIONS OR ANY UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. THE ADDITIONAL COST INCURRED WILL BE IN ADDITION TO THE COST.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
::-- Minimum Cancellation is Rs. 5000.00 Per Person Per Tour
::-- 25% Between 15-10 Days Before Tour Departure
::-- 50% Between 10-05 Days Before Tour Departure
::-- 75% Between 05-01 Days Before Tour Departure
::-- 100% on the Same Day & No show.
::-- Cancellation charges as % of Total Tour Cost.

Note: - As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Pan Card/Voter ID Card/Passport/Company ID Card etc at the point of check in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation

: - In case of non-availability of requested hotel / hotels, we will provide accommodation in a similar category hotel / hotels.

OUR BANK DETAILS :


BANK NAME

A/C Name

A/C Number

PAN No.

PAYABLE AT

IFSC

MICR Code Swift Code

ICICI BANK LTD

Pleasure Holidays

002905014096

AQXPK1430H

Greater Kailash Part-1, New Delhi

ICIC0000029

110229004 ICICINBBCTS

IDBI BANK

Pleasure Holidays

1008102000006163

AQXPK1430H

Shivalik Road, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

IBKL0001008

110259052 IBKLINBBNDL

Note:- Bank transaction charges will be extra if deducted by bank and will be born by guest.

GST(Goods & Service Tax) On Tour Operator , Travel Agent Service