Badrinath Yatra with Valley of Flowers
- 7 Nights / 8 Days
This 08 Days 07 Nights pilgrimage tour from Haridwar will take you to the holy temple of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. The temple is built to worship Lord Vishnu and is one of the popular Hindu temples in the country. On this tour, you will also be taken to the vast and colorful Valley of Flowers, where you can witness more than 600 varieties of flowers that blanket the entire valley. Beginning from Delhi, this tour will be covering Haridwar, Joshimath, and Rudraprayag. After visiting the Badrinath Temple, you will trek along the regions of Govind Ghat and Ghangaria to reach the Valley of Flowers and experience its breathtaking beauty, adding a special touch to your Badrinath Yatra. During the tour, accommodations and necessary travel arrangements will be taken care of to ensure that you have a smooth and comfortable yatra experience.
Highlights of the tour :
- Trek to the Valley of Flowers
- Aarti at Har Ki Pauri
- Visiting Devprayag
- Shri Narsingh Temple
- Mana Village
- Vyas Gufa
- Ganesh Gufa
- Views of Neelkanth Peak
- Rudranath Temple
- Chamunda Devi Temple
- Koteshwar Mahadev Temple
- Saraswati Temple
Detail Itinerary :
Arrival Delhi - Haridwar (205 kms. 6 hrs. drive)
Upon arrival meeting and assistance followed by drive to Haridwar. Upon arrival check at Hotel. Evening aarti at Har ki peri. Overnight stay at hotel.
- Haridwar : Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.
Haridwar - Joshimath (275 Kms.)
Morning drive to Joshimath, en-route visit Rishikesh. Upon arrival Joshimath check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
- Joshimath : The name Joshimath is a distorted version of the Sanskrit word 'Jyotirmath', the place of the Jyotirlinga of Shiva. It is believed that sage Shankracharya established one of the four piths (centers) for sanyasis at this place. Joshimath falls on the way to Badrinath and it is believed that lord Vishnu resides at this place in the winters.
Joshimath - Badrinath (45 Kms)
Morning Pooja and Darshan of Adi Sankracharya Samadhi and Sri Narsingh Mandir at Joshimath and drive to Sri Badrinath. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visits temple, Mana Village, Byas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Saraswati and Saraswati River. Overnight stay at Hotel.
- 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".
Badrinath - Govindghat - Ghangaria (23 Kms drive + 14 kms trek)
Morning drive to Govindghat. Upon arrival Govindghat stat trek towards Ghangaria. Evening arrival Ghangaria check in at Hotel or Camp for overnight stay.
Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria (5 kms trek per way)
Morning stat trek towards Valley of Flowers. On arrival explore the Valley. Evening trek down to Ghangaria for overnight stay.
- Valley of Flowers :The Valley was introduced to the world as the Valley of Flowers by Frank S, Smith - mountaineer, explorer, botanist who camped here for several weeks in the monsoon of 1937 and did valuable exploratory work. He authored a book called "The Valley of Flowers" which unveiled the beauty and floral splendours of the valley and thus threw open the doors of this verdant jewel to nature-enthusiasts all over the world.
sIn 1939, Miss Margarate Legge, a botanist deputed by the botanical gardens of Edinburgh arrived at the valley for further studies. While she was traversing some rocky slopes to collect flowers, she slipped off and waslost for ever in the garden of the gods. Her sister later visited the valley and erected a memorial on the spot where she was buried by the locals.
Ghangaria - Govindghat - Rudrapryag (14 Kms trek + 132 Kms)
Morning start trek down to Govindghat. On arrival meet to driver and drive to Rudrapryag via Joshimath & Karanprayag. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
- Rudraprayag : It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
- Temples : Rudranath and Chamunda Devi, Koteshwar Temple (3 Kms).
Rudrapryag - Rishikesh (134)
Morning drive to Rishikesh en-route visit Devprayag. Later drive to Rishikesh on arrival checks in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Rishikesh - Delhi - Departure (234 Kms.)
Morning drive to Delhi. On arrival Delhi drop you at Airport / railway station for onward destination.