Do Dham Yatra (Kedarnath & Badrinath) with Kalimath, Triyugi Narayan, Yogdhyan Badri, Panch Prayag
Places Cover: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Rudraprayag – Kalimath- Triyugi Narayan –Gaurikund – Kedarnath – Guptkashi – Ukimath – Chopta – Pipalkoti – Vishnu Prayag – Badrinath Ji – Pandukeshwar – Yogdhyan Badri – Nand Prayag – Karan Prayag – Rudraprayag – Delhi.
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Highlight of the Visit:
Visit of Panch Prayag (The five Prayag – Prayag meaning “confluence” in Sanskrit – also termed as “Prayag pentad”, namely the five river confluences are Vishnu Prayag, Nand Prayag, Karn Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Dev Prayag, in the descending flow sequence of their occurrence.)
Visit of Kalimath & Triyugi Narayan
Visit of Do Dham (Kedarnath & Badrinath Ji)
Visit of Tungnath Temple
Visit of Yogdhyan Badri Temple
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar – Devprayag – Rudraprayag (390 km/10 hrs. approx.)
Morning drive to Rudraprayag via Haridwar & Rishikesh. On arrival in the evening check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
“Devprayag” means “Godly Confluence” in Sanskrit. As per Hindu scriptures, Devprayag is the sacred event of merging two heavenly rivers, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, to form the holy Ganges.
Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
Day 02: Rudraprayag – Kalimath – Guptkashi – Triyugi Narayan – Guptkashi
Morning drive to Guptkashi enroute august muni to Kalimath after darshan drive to hotel on arrive & Check in at hotel later visit Triyugi Narayan .Overnight stay at hotel.
Kalimath (originally known, and still sometimes referred to, as Kaviltha) is a village which is regarded as a divine place and shakti peeth. It lies at an altitude of around 6,000 feet (1,800 m) on the river Saraswati in the Himalayas, surrounded by the peaks of Kedarnath in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, India. Kalimath is situated close to Ukimath, and Guptkashi. It is one of the “Siddha Peeths” of the region and is held in high religious esteem. The temple of Goddess Kali located here is visited by a large number of devotees round the year and specially during the “Navratras”.There are 108 Shakti Peethas in India and this holy shrine is one of them as per Srimad Devi Bhagwat.The upper part of Godess Kali is worshipped in Dhari Devi (Uttarakhand) and the remaining part in Kalimath Religious tradition is that Kalimath is where Kali killed the demon Raktavija and had gone under the earth. Kalimath is only the place where goddess Kali is worshiped along with her sisters Laxmi and Saraswati. There is a temple of the goddess Kali.
Triyuginarayan Temple (Sanskrit: त्रियुगी-नारायण) is a Hindu temple located in the Triyuginarayan village in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand. The ancient temple is dedicated to god Vishnu. Its fame is credited to the legend of god Shiva’s marriage to goddess Parvati witnessed by Vishnu at this venue and is thus a popular pilgrimage center. A special feature of this temple is a perpetual fire that burnt in front of the temple. The flame is believed to burn from the times of the divine marriage.Thus, the temple is also known as Akhand Dhuni temple.
Day 03: Guptkashi – Gaurikund – Kedarnath (35 Kms drive & 14 Kms trek)
Early morning (5:00 AM) check-out from the hotel and drive to Gaurikund. From here, we will start 14 Kms trek to Kedarnath. Either by walk, doli or by horse at own cost. On arrival at Kedarnath, check-in hotel. In the evening visit Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the temple and take a part in evening arti. Overnight stay at the hotel.
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 remaining 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 04: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Guptkashi – Ukimath – Chopta (14Kms Trek & 110 kms by Road)
Early morning (4:00 AM) go for temple darshan after darshan back to hotel. After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. Later drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check-in hotel. Overnight stay at the Camp.
Chopta is getting popular as a tourist destination since last few years. Chopta is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state and popularly known as “mini Switzerland”. Chopta is situated at a located at an altitute of 2600 mts above sea level amidst dense forest. Enchanting views of the Himalayas is visible from Chopta. Chopta is the initiation point of the trek to famous Tungnath Mandir and Chandrashila Peak. Tungnath Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Chandrashila is the highest point of the mountain on which Chopta is situated. The region is rich in varied flora and fauna. Rhododendron and deodar trees are found in abundant here.
Day 05: Chopta – Tungnath – Pipalkoti (03 km trek one way & 120 km driving / 04 Hrs.)
Early morning 08 am after breakfast check out from the camp & start trekking to Tungnath. After Darshan return trek to Chopta & drive strait to Pipalkoti. Overnight stay at hotel.
Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tungnath in Rudraprayag district of Tehri Garhwal, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Tungnath (literal meaning: Lord of the peaks) mountains form the Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys. Located at an altitude of 3,680 m (12,073 ft.), and just below the peak of Chandrashila, Tungnath temple is the highest Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is the second in the pecking order of the Panch Kadar’s. It has a rich legend linked to the Pandavas, heroes of the Mahabharata epic.
Day 06: Pipalkoti – Vishnu Prayag – Badrinath Ji (84 km/3 hrs. approx.)
After breakfast, proceed to Badrinath, on the way visit Vishnu Prayag Sangam. Later continue to Badrinath. On arrival check-in at hotel. Visit Mana Village & Vyas Gufa. Attend evening arti at Temple & do pooja Archana. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Vishnu Prayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, and lies at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Dhauliganga River on the Joshimath-Badrinath route, in Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. According to mythology, it is the place where Sage Narada meditated, after which Lord Vishnu appeared before him.
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 propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
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 07: Badrinath Ji – Pandukeshwar – Yogdhyan Badri – Nand Prayag – Karan Prayag – Rudraprayag (175 km/7 hrs. approx.)
Early morning 06.00 am be ready to go to attend the arti at Badrinath Temple later After breakfast, proceed to visit Yogdhyan Badri Temple. Later continue to Rudraprayag via Nand Prayag & Karan Prayag. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Yogadhyan Badri Every so often in the Garhwal Himalayas, tales from the Mahabharata spring magically to life. Yogdhyan Badri, 1,920 mts, is located at Pandukeshwar, named after the Pandvas King. Pandu is believed to have installed the bronze image of Vishnu in the Yogdhyan Badri shrine. It is said that the Pandavas, victorious after their battle against the Kauravas, but emotionally scarred, came to the Himalayas. And it was here that they handed over their capital, Hastinapur, to Raja Parikshit and took up penance before seeking out the highway to heaven. The importance of the Badri is immense and the sanctum has an image of the lord in a meditative posture. The image is in a meditative posture and thus the image is called Yoga-dhyan (mediative) Badri. The idol is life size and has been carved from Shaligram stone. According to legend, the Pandavas, after defeating and killing their cousins Kauravas in the Mahabharata war, came here to repent. They handed their kingdom of Hastinapur to their grandson Parikshit and went to perform penance in the Himalayas
Yogadhyan Badri is also considered the winter abode for the Utsava-murti (festival-image) of Badrinath, when the temple of Badrinath is closed Hence, it is religiously ordained that a pilgrimage will not be complete without offering prayers at this place.Bhatts (priests) from South India serve as chief priests in the temple.
Nanda Prayag (also spelt Nandprayag and Nand Prayag) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Nandaprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, and lies at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Nandakini River
Karan Prayag is one of five sites where the confluence of rivers occurs. The five Prayag are Vishnu Prayag, Nand Prayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Allahabad where the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati join, is known as Prayag, and is one of the holy places of Hindu pilgrimage. Karanprayag is believed by many to be the place where Karna of the Mahabharata, was to have worshipped the Sun God. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karna.
It is on the way to Badrinath, on the confluence of two holy rivers Alaknanda and Pindar. It is said that Karna of Mahabharata meditated here for many years to acquire the impregnable shield, which made him a formidable warrior in the battlefield. Swami Vivekananda meditated here for eighteen days with his Guru Bhai, Guru Turianand ji and Akharanand ji. It is the sub-divisional head-quarter of district Chamoli. Roads from here go to Almora, Nainital and Jim Corbett National Park.
Day 08: Rudraprayag – Delhi (390 km/10 hrs. approx.)
After breakfast, proceed to Delhi. On arrival transfer the guests to Delhi Airport/Railway Station to board the flight/train for onward journey.
End of the tour
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