Haridwar - Joshimath - Govind Ghat - Gangaria - Sri Hemkund Sahib - Badrinath - Tilwara - Haridwar
Pilgrimage and Culture Tour
Begin your Tour. Arrive into Haridwar. Welcome to Vardhman's "Pilgrimage & Culture Tour"! On arrival in Haridwar Railway Station, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Rest for a while and then, proceed for a half-day tour of the city. Visit various temples, Snan (take a holy dip in the Ganges). Evening perform Aarti (prayers) at Har Ki Puri. Overnight: Hotel
Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Joshimath which is the winter abode of Lord Badrinath. Enroute visit Karnaprayag. Karn Prayag is one of five sites where the confluence of rivers occurs. The five prayags are Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Allahabad where the Ganga, 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. Overnight: Hotel
Morning after breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat. From here start trekking to reach Ghangria also called GOVIND DHAM, the base camp for Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Please note that camping within the Valley of Flowers is not permitted. Overnight: Hotel
Day 4Ghangria - Hemkund - Ghangria , Trek: 16 kms.
Morning after early breakfast, start trekking to reach Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Sikhs. Snow-covered peaks and mountains makes the backdrop for 'The Hemkund Lake'. Hemkund or Hemkunt Sahib, with a setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven peaks, is a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs. It is located in the Himalayas at an elevation of over 15,200 ft (4,600 m) in Uttarakhand state of India, and accessible only by foot from Govindghat on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. It is most known for a gurudwara, known as Hemkunt Sahib, associated the Sikh guru, Guru Govind Singh, and is one of the most sacred of Sikh shrines, the lake also has a Lakshman temple built by it.Return to Ghangria for overnight stay in Hotel. Overnight: Hotel
After breakfast leave for Govindghat on the trek of 14 kms to reach Govindghat by afternoon and then leave for Badrinath. On arrival check in hotel. Evening visit the Sri Badrinath temple. BADRINATH TEMPLE : Perched at an altitude of 3,133 Mt above sea level, in the middle of a beautiful valley, it is located on the right bank of holy river Alanknanda. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri Badrinathji is 15mt in height, built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a gilt bull and spire. TAPT KUND : Devotees take a holy dip in the natural thermal springs on the banks of the river Alaknanda, before entering the Badrinath Temple. The water of the Kund is believed to have medicinal properties. Overnight: Hotel