Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage in the Garhwal Himalayas is undertaken by a huge crowd of devotees and pilgrims from all over the world, Kochi being one such place. Take a trip to these breath-taking holy places of worship perched atop the jagged terrain. Reaching here requires the pilgrim to plan everything closely or book a package for char dham yatra from Kochi that lasts for 13 days and 12 nights while simultaneously appreciating and admiring some of the most panoramic vistas and tourist sightseeing attractions. Here is a completely detailed planned itinerary for the holy pilgrimage from Kochi.
- Temple darshan of kedarnath, badrinath, gangotri and yamunotri
- Visit panch prayag points en route
- Scenic drives on the himalayas
- Sightseeing in rishikesh with ganga aarti
- Evening / morning aarti at the char dham temples
Tour Itinerary - Chardham Yatra From Kochi
Day 1 :Kochi – Arrival in Delhi
Your char dham yatra will commence with your arrival in Delhi from Kochi via a train or a fight journey. Our tour representative will transfer you from you place of arrival to the allocated hotel or accommodation facility. The rest of the day will be free for you to spend it in leisure followed by an overnight stay here.
Day 2 :Delhi – Haridwar
Early in the morning after having your breakfast you will be made to head for Haridwar via a road journey which will take almost 6 to 7 hours to cover. This place is considered to be the gateway to the Garhwal and Char Dham Yatra.
On reaching Haridwar you shall be checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay. In the evening you can be a part of the auspicious ganga aarti before spending your night in your allotted hotel here.
Day 3 :Haridwar – Barkot
Early in the morning after having your breakfast you will be transferred to Barkot which will be a road journey of almost 7 hours. Upon reaching Barkot you will be checked in to your allotted hotel here for an overnight stay. This place will be your gateway to Yamunotri.
Traditionally, the holy char dham yatra commences from the east in Yamunotri and then clock wise.
Day 4 :Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot
This will be the day when you leave early in the morning for your darshan in Yamunotri dham. The final road head for this temple dedicated to goddess Yamuna is situated in Janaki chatti. Here you can hire palanquins and pony rides or even trek your way up to 7 km leading up to the temple.
After the completion of your darshan in the ancient temple of Yamunotri the pilgrims will be made to head back to their accommodation in Barkot for an overnight stay.
Day 5 :Barkot – Uttarkashi
Your journey towards the next holy char dham destination will commence early in the morning for Uttarkashi. This place serves as the base camp for Gangotri dham visit.
This will be a car journey of almost 4 to 5 hours depending on the traffic congestion. On your way you shall be made to visit important places of worship like Prakateshwar Cave temple and Vishwanath temple near Uttarkashi.
On reaching Uttarkashi you shall be made to check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6 :Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
You shall be taken to Gangotri dham from Uttarkashi which is located on the banks of the holy river of Bhagirathi.
After performing puja at the temple here you will even be taken for sightseeing to some nearby tourist attractions. There are several places available for your sightseeing expedition.
Once you are done with Darshan of Ganga Mata and sightseeing you shall be driven back to your hotel in Uttarkashi for an overnight stay.
Day 7 :Uttarkashi – Guptkashi
Early in the morning once you are done with your breakfast you shall be made to head out for a road journey to Guptkashi. This will be a road trip of around 8 – 9 hours.
On reaching Guptkashi, which is mostly used for accommodation purposes near Kedarnath, you shall be immediately checked in to your allotted hotel for spending the night.
If there is time pending then you can even visit some sightseeing places like Kashi Vishwanath temple and Ardhnarishwar Temple.
Day 8 :Guptkashi – Kedarnath
You will be made to head for Kedarnath dham by road early in the morning. You shall be dropped off at Gaurikund which is located at a distance of almost 30-32 kms from Guptkashi.
Gaurikund is the final roadhead for the path leading up to the temple of Kedarnath. you may cover the journey on foot which is 16-17 km long from one side, or on a palanquin or a pony ride.
This is one of the most ancient temples dedicated to lord shiva in the world. once you are done with your darshan you can feel free to visit some nearby attractions which adorn the nearby regions.
You can either stay near the temple at the kedarnath base camp or even head back to your hotel allocated in Guptkashi. Everything depends on the time taken by you to cover the journey. Remember the pilgrims are expected reach back on time before sun down.
Day 9 :Kedarnath – Pipalkoti
You will be made to head on for your next destination of Badrinath whose accommodation is situated mainly in Pipalkoti. This will be a road journey of around 4 hours.
On reaching you shall be immediately checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay. The remainder of the day will be free for you to relax and spend it in leisure.
Day 10 :Pipalkoti – Badrinath – Pipalkoti
Early in the morning you shall be made to head for darshan of lord badri / Vishnu to Badrinath Dham.
En route you can even visit to places like Narsingh Temple, Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi etc. after the darshan you can even visit the nearby tourist attractions of Bheem Pul, Vyas Gufa, Mana Village etc.
Once your darshan has ended you will be made to head back to your hotel in Pipalkoti for an overnight stay.
Day 11 :Badrinath – Srinagar
Now that your char dham temples have been visited you will be made to head for another significant holy town of Srinagar, after a morning darshan and aarti procession in the morning.
Upon reaching Srinagar after covering a distance of almost 7 hours or more depending on the traffic present during the time you make the trip. On arrival you shall be immediately checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12 :Srinagar – Rishikesh
After you are done with your breakfast in the morning you shall be made to head on for your next destination of Rishikesh which is one of the holiest towns.
En route you shall be made to visit the holy confluence point of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River that form the holy river of Ganga and is an extremely holy spot.
On reaching Rishikesh after covering a road journey of almost 7 hours you will be made to check in to your allotted hotel here for an overnight stay.
Day 13 :Rishikesh – Delhi Departure
Once you are done with your breakfast in the morning you will be made to head out for Delhi via Haridwar which will be a road travel of 7 hours.
Reaching Delhi marks the end of your holy char dham yatra with us and the tour representative will drop you off at the departure location.
- Pick up and drop off service
- Smooth transfer in private car
- Complete assistance by tour manager
- Accommodation service
- Meals as discussed
- Portage, tipping etc
- Any personal expense incurred
- Extra meals other than the ones mentioned
- Extra charges in case of an emergency situation
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the char dham route map?
A. Here is the char dham route map: Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Pipalkoti - Badrinath
Q.For how long does the char dham yatra remain open for yatris?
A. The char dham yatra remains open for 6 months of summer.
Q.What is the average cost of char dham yatra from kochi?
A. The char dham yatra from kochi normally costs between 35K rupees to 50K rupees.
Q.Suggest some sightseeing places en route char dham.
A. There are many places to visit en route char dham like - rishikesh, panch prayag points, mana village, bheem pul, gangotri national park, kedarnath cave, valley of flowers etc.
Q.How are the roads from Rishikesh to char dham?
A. The roads are well maintained, despite a few rough patches, the road route is pretty impressive and smooth.