BADRINATH TOUR ITINERARY
Duration : 03 Nights/ 04 Days
Cover Destination:- Haridwar – Rudraprayag - Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Karanprayag – Nandprayag – Joshimath - Badrinath - Devoprayag –Rishikesh.
Day 01st:- Haridwar Rudraprayag (165kms/6-7hr) HT: 1319 MTS.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Rudraprayag. Visit on the way Devprayag. Check into the hotel arrival at Guptkashi. Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Weather– Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius. Cold in winters.
Day 02nd: Rudraprayag Badrinath (165kms/6hr by Road) Height: 3133 MTS
Morning after breakfast drive for Badrinath via Joshimath. Check into the hotel arrival in Badrinath. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Badrinath:- Badrinath one of the 'Ancient 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 bath before entering the Badrinath temple.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms from Badrinath out of which 2 kms is motor ableup to Mana.
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.
Badrinath Weather: The average maximum temperature will be around 18° Celsius and the average minimum is 8° Celsius. Warm and woolen clothes are hence required for a stay in Badrinath throughout the year. Winter in Badrinath is often accompanied by snow falls. Winter is very chilly with an average temperature of 5° Celsius. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually closed for tourists.
Day 03rd: Badrinath Joshimath Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr) HT: 895 MTS.
Early morning having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrinath Temple. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the 03kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check into the hotel arrival at Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.
Joshimath: - Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four ‘Maths’ established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri.
Day 04th: Rudraprayag Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)
Morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar. Visit on the way Rishikesh. Later drive for Haridwar. Drop at Haridwar station / hotel / home.
Rudraprayag:- Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. The famous man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag hunted and written about by Jim Corbett (hunter) dwelled here.
Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh “and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Rishikesh: Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.
Tour End with sweet memories.