Chardhams, a term coined by the great spiritual guru Adi Shankaracharya holds immense religious connotations and denotations for all devout Hindus around the country and globe. A journey to the Chardhams is a journey of spiritual fulfillment and a parikrama or circumambulation of the Chardhams is believed to offer one with inner solace and moksha or salvation. The Chardham yatra of Uttarakhand is a replica of the All-India Chardham circuit and equals the All India Chardham circuit in spiritual importance and results. If you are staying in Bhubaneshwar and want to travel all the way to the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, we can make the journey hiccups-free for you and also allow you to complete the Chardham yatra successfully. Given below is our tour itinerary.
- Darshan to all char dham temples
- Morning / evening aarti experience
- Panch prayag visit
- Additional sightseeing (if any)
- Scenic drive on the hills
Tour Itinerary - Chardham Yatra Package from Bhubaneswar
Day 1 :Bhubaneshwar – Delhi – Rishikesh
Depart from Bhubaneshwar [Orissa] by train or flight and arrive at Delhi railway station/airport where our tour representative greets you. We board the overnight train from Delhi to reach Rishikesh the next morning. Overnight in the train.
Day 2 :Rishikesh – Barkot
Next morning reaches Rishikesh and proceeds for a short sightseeing tour of this idyllic town of yogis and ascetics lying at the Himalayan foothills and along the holy Ganges. The places we visit during this tour are Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Sivananda ashram, Swarga Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev temple. After sightseeing, we head straight to Barkot, en route Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. The sublime beauty of gushing waters and surrounding Himalayan peaks astounds you. On reaching Barkot, check into the hotel and rest overnight.
Day 3 :Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot
Our Chardham yatra starts today with a visit to the first of the shrines in the circuit; i.e. the Yamunotri shrine dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. From Barkot we depart and reach Janki chatty by vehicle. From Janki chatty, we have to trek about 6kms to reach Yamunotri shrine. Those who find it difficult to trek can take the help of services like Dollis or Pony Rides. Prior to entering the temple one can offer puja at the revered Divya Shila or can cook rice and potato in the Suryakund. After darshan of the river Goddess, you have to trek back to Janki chatty and then travel back to Barkot for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 4 :Barkot – Uttarkashi
Next morning we depart for Uttarkashi, another picturesque Himalayan hamlet and much-revered land as it is considered as the Kashi of the north. On reaching we check into a hotel. After freshening up, proceed to visit the famed Kashi Vishwanath temple of Uttarkashi. Back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 5 :Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
Early morning we depart for the second of the Chardhams in the circuit; the Gangotri Dham dedicated to River Goddess Ganga. All along your journey, River Bhagirathi will flow by your side and the beauteous nature around will enthrall you. On arrival at the temple, proceed to take part in the puja after a ritualistic bath in the icy cold waters of River Bhagirathi. With the blessings of Goddess Ganga, drive back to Uttarkashi post darshan. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 6 :Uttarkashi – Srinagar
We hit the road for Srinagar next morning. Srinagar is another idyllic hill town in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand presenting you with many enchanting sights and sounds of the Himalayas. Also, the magnificent views of the mighty Tehri dam makes you feel sublime. On arrival check into the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 7 :Srinagar – Sitapur
Next morning we depart for Sitapur en route Dhari Devi temple; a temple dedicated to the fierce guardian deity of the Chardhams. Also, we visit Rudraprayag and Guptakashi post which we depart for Sitapur. On reaching we check into the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 8 :Sitapur – Kedarnath – Sitapur
Next morning we start our journey towards Kedarnath Dham, the third of the dhams in the Chota Chardham Circuit dedicated to lord Kedareshwara or Lord Shiva this Dham is the highest of all Shiva Jyotirlingams that our country has…From Sitapur, we head towards Gaurikund, the Kedarnath base camp, From Gaurikund starts our trek to Kedarnath Dham; one of the most difficult treks of the Chota Chardham yatra. A distance of nearly 16kms needs to be covered in the course of the trek across challenging terrains. After darshan of Kedarnath Ji, trek back to Gaurikund and then drive back to Sitapur for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 9 :Sitapur – Badrinath
Next day, early morning we head for last of the Chardhams in the Chota Chardham circuit; i.e. Badrinath Dham dedicated to Lord Badrinarayan or Lord Vishnu. Badrinath Dham is a highly revered destination for the Hindus. It is among the 108 Divya Deshams of the Vaishnavites. En route we visit three of the Prayags; i.e. Vishnuprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and the Narasimha temple of Joshimath. On reaching we check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 :Badrinath – Pipalkoti
After darshan of Sri Badrinarayan and after taking part in the early morning aarti we proceed to explore the nearby sightseeing places like Mata Murti Temple, Mana village, Narad Kund, Bheem Pul, Ganesh Gufa. Post sightseeing we depart for Pipalkoti…on reaching we check into the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 11 :Pipalkoti – Haridwar – Delhi
Post breakfast we hit the road for Delhi, the country’s capital en route Haridwar. The holy and ancient city of Haridwar is home to many temples and ghats. After enjoying the most enchanting Ganga aarti at the famed Har Ki Pauri Ghat, we’ll head straight to the railway station to board the overnight train to Delhi.
Day 12 :Delhi Departure
Departure Delhi next morning. Our representative bids you adieu and you proceed for your onward journey back to Bhubaneshwar after having completed the Chardham yatra successfully.
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Guided sightseeing (if any)
- Parking charges, fuel allowance etc
- Driver allowance, toll taxes etc.
- Monument entrance fees
- Any expense of personal nature
- Meal other than the ones in itinerary
- Extra expense in case of unexpected emergency
- Anything not included in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Are there ATMs available in char dham?
A. No. There are no regular ATMs available in char dham and all the yatris are expected to carry cash.
Q.What is the phone connectivity situation during char dham?
A. The phones do have connectivity issues as the temples are located on high altitude. Jio, BSNL and airtel have the best phone connectivity.
Q.Is char dham yatra difficult?
A. Yes. chardham yatra is physically as well as mentally challenging since all these temples are situated on very high elevations.
Q.Which transport should i use for 12 people?
A. A tempo traveller is the best choice of vehicle for 12 people to go to char dham yatra.
Q.When is the best time to book a char dham yatra package?
A. Yatrist should book a char dham yatra package 2 to 3 months prior to the actual date of starting of the pilgrimage.