Chardham Tour is the most important pilgrim tour for Indians. The places that are also known as Chota Char Dham are located in Indian Himalayas. These four holy shrines are located in the Garhwal region of Uttrakhand state. The circuit consists of four sites—Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the goddess Yamuna while Gangotri is the source of Ganga and seat of goddess Ganga. In Kedarnath Lord Shiva is venerated and it is one of twelve jyotirlingas of India. Badrinath is the seat of Hindu God Vishnu. Badrinath is located in Chamoli district at an elevation of 3300 meters and accessible by road from Haridwar and Rishikesh. Same for Kedarnath but it is located in Rudraprayag district. The temple here is located at 16 km trek from Gaurikund at an altitude of 3500 meters. Gangotri and Yamunotri are in Uttarkashi district located at an elevation of 3400 and 3200 meters respectively. These four holy shrines of India witness thousands of pilgrims every year in the season which is generally in the months between April and November. Book your Char Dham Yatra package with Royal India Travel to avoid the hassle on your tour and get the best services.
Days-1 : Delhi – Haridwar (205 Kms. 6 hrs)
In the morning drive to Haridwar from Delhi via Meerut and Roorkee. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Later, in the evening visit the pious Har Ki Pauri for Aarti Darshan. Thereafter unwind yourself through a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel.
Days-2 : Haridwar – Barkot (215 Kms/5 – 6 hrs)
Post breakfast, drive to Barkot via Dehradun and Mussoorie. En-route enjoy lunch in Mussoorie and then continue the journey. You will reach Barkot by evening, upon arrival check into a luxury Swiss tent for an overnight stay.
Days-3 : Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot 42 kms Drive / 6 kms trek.
In the morning after an early breakfast, head off for a 42 km drive towards Janki Chatti. Upon arrival, begin your 6 km trek towards Yamunotri. Once reached, visit the main Yamunotri temple for darshan; fold your hands and bow your head down before the Goddess Yamuna, and take her blessings for the pilgrimage. After paying homage, trek back to Janki Chatti in evening. From here our driver will take you back to Barkot, there you will enjoy an overnight stay in the camp.
Days-4 : Barkot – Uttarkashi (Drive 82 Kms, 04 hrs)
Begin the morning with an 82 km long drive to Uttarakashi. In the journey visit the Prakateshwar Cave, a natural limestone cave that is famous for having formations resembling the holy shivling. Upon arrival at Uttarakashi, check into a hotel. In the evening visit the Vishwanath Temple and later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay. Uttarakashi : It is situated at the bank of the Bhagirathi River and is bestowed with various famous shrines. To name a few- Vishwanath, Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Kuteti Devi Temple.
Days-5 : Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 km one side)
Drive to Gangotri early in the morning. Once reached, take a holy dip in the pious water of the holy river Ganges, (also known as Bhagirathi). Perform the respective rituals and bask in the splendid and serene surroundings of the place. In the afternoon drive back to Uttarakashi and check into the hotel on arrival.
Days-6 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (223 kms. Drive 9 – 10 hrs)
After an early breakfast, drive to Guptkashi. A late lunch is scheduled en-route at Molgarh/Tilwara/Ghansali. In the way, see the heritage city of Tehri slowly sinking into the mighty waters of the Holy River Ganges due to the construction of the Tehri Dam. Take a lunch break and then continue your journey with the wonderful view of the beautiful river Mandakini. You will reach Guptkashi by evening. Upon arrival check in to a hotel and have a relaxing overnight stay.
Days-7 : Guptakashi – Kedarnath (32 kms Drive, 14 kms trek)
In the morning drive to Gaurikund (32 km from one side). Upon arrival, you will have to walk through a zigzag route. En-route the lunch is scheduled at Rambara. Post lunch continue trekking towards the Kedarnath Temple. On arrival, check into a hotel or tourist bungalow. Freshen up and visit the Kedarnath Temple. Pay homage at the holy shrine and then in the evening visit the Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi, located just behind the temple. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Days-8 : Kedarnath – Pipalkoti (14 Kms trek 145 kms Drive)
Trek down to Gaurikund in the morning, and on arrival drive towards Pipalkoti. By evening you will check into a hotel at Pipalkoti. Relax and enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.
Days-9 : Pipalkoti – Badrinath (72 kms)
In the morning, post breakfast drive to Shri Badrinath Ji. There are various temples that will fall in the way like the Narsingh Temple and Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi. Visit these shrines for attaining peace of mind and then continue the drive to Badrinath. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. Later, take a holy dip in the Tapt Kund, followed by a visit to the main temple. In the late afternoon, visit the Mana Village, the last village before the Tibetan border, Bheem Pul, Byas Cave & Ganesha Cave. Drive back to Badrinath and in the evening you can visit the shrine for Aarti Darshan. Later, enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.
Days-10 : Badrinath – Rudraprayag (160 kms)
If you want to see the Holy bath of the Sri Badrinath then wake up early in the morning by 03:30 am and enjoy the beautiful sight. After breakfast drive to Rudraprayag via Joshimath, Chamoli, Nanda Prayag and Karna Prayag. On arrival, check in to a hotel and have a comfortable overnight stay.
Days-11 : Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (135 Kms 7 hrs)
In the morning drive to Rishikesh via Srinagar and Devprayag. Devprayag is the confluence of holy rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi; after meeting at this place, these two holy water bodies unite together to form the Ganges. Once arrived at Rishikesh, check into a hotel. Later visit the Laxman Jhula, followed by an overnight stay in the hotel.
Days-12 : Rishikesh – Delhi (234 km)
In the morning after breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi by late afternoon.
- Deluxe Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Haridwar.
- All Meals (A Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Transportation from Delhi to Delhi as per itinerary by – AC Indigo in case of deluxe category package for 2 pax or AC Innova/Tavera in case of Deluxe package for 4 pax
- Room service, Telephone calls and Laundry
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees Guide charges.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any portage at hotels, tips, insurance, wine mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature
- Any service not specified in inclusions