(5 Nights - 6 Days)
|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..
|Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar
|Arrival Delhi Railway Station,
Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar,
enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer
to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga
Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner
& Night halt.
|Day 2: Haridwar - Rudraprayag
Morning visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing,
later drive to Rudraprayg enroute visit
Deoprayag. On Arr. Rudraprayag, Check in
Hotel. Overnight stay.
Rudraprayg : Named after Lord Shiva
(Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the
holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini
rivers, at a distance of 34 Kms. from Srinagar
(Garhwal). The meeting of Mandakini and
Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty of
its own and it seems as if two sisters were
embracing each other. It is believed that
to master the mysteries of music, Narad
Muni worshipped Lord Shiva. who appeared
in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless
Narad. The Shiva and jagdamba temples are
of great religious importance.
|Day 3: Rudrprayag - Gaurikund
(75kms/3hr) - Kedarnath (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,
tolietteries and clothes for an overnight
halt at Kedarnath. Check in Hotel. Later visit
Kedarnath Temple. Night halt.
Kedarnath Temple: An imposing sight,
standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded
by lofty snow covered peaks. The present temple,
built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya,
stands adjacent to the site of an earlier
temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls
of the assembly hall are decorated with figures
of various deities and scenes from mythology.
Outside the temple door a large statue of
the Nandi Bull stands as guard.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the exquisitely architecture
Kedarnath temple is considered to be more
than 1000 years old. Built of extremely large,
heavy and evenly cut gray slabs of stones,
it evokes wonder as to how these heavy slabs
had been handled in the earlier days. The
temple has a "Garbha Griha" for
worship and a Mandap, apt for assemblies of
pilgrims and visitors. A conical rock formation
inside the temple is worshipped as Lord Shiva
in his Sadashiva form.
Shankaracharya Samadhi : The Samadhi
of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just
behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that
after establishing four sacred Dhams in India,
he went into his samadhi at an early age of
Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar) : Only 1
km trek away from Kedarnath. Floating-ice
on the crystal clear waters of the lake fascinates
|Day 4: Kedarnath - Rudraprayag
|Early morning, pilgrims after
Darshan of Kedarnath Temple. Return back to
Gaurikund & Drive straight to Rudrprayag.
Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
|Day 5: Rudraprayag - Hardwar
Drive to Hardwar, enroute visit Rishikesh
Local Sight Seeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla,
Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda
Ashram & Gita Kutir). Arr. Haridwar,
transfer to Hotel. Night halt.
|Day 6: Haridwar - Delhi
|Morning visit Hardwar Local
Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr.
Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.