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Kedernath - Badrinath

Duration: 14 Days

Places Covered: Haridwar, Gourikund, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Journey: Haridwar by train. Haridwar to Gourikund, Badrinath, Pipul Kothi by Bus.

2015 - 2016 Tour Dates

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Tour Price: Please contact head office

Glimpse of the tour:

Kedarnath

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 centuary 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 architectured Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. Built of extremely large, heavy and evenly cut grey 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

Badrinath Mandir, Haridwar, Rishiesh

BADRINATH - Badrinath is one of the ‘four dhams’ of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 mts. above sea-level. Is is flanked by two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan, with the towering Neelkanth peak providing a splendid backdrop. This reversed spot ws once carpeted with wild berries which gave it the name ‘Badri Van’, meaning ‘forest of berries’. Facing the temple at the bank of Alaknanda river is a hot water spring known as ‘Tapt Kund’. A bath in this spring is very refreshing. It is believed that worshipping at this shrine is a means of liberating the soul from the bound of transmigration.
Haridwar - Haridwar, wherein this Sevashram is situated, is cozily located in the foothills of Himalayas. It represents the point where the holiest river Ganga reaches the plains, speeds past in haste and spreads over Northern plains. Haridwar is also the gateway to the Himalayan pilgrimage shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. Down the ages, owing to the above-mentioned three significances and many more, special importance of Haridwar as the ever-refreshing mystic venue for the purification of mind, body and soul gained more impetus. It ever bustles in consonance with the eternal tingling sound of waters of Ganges with the coming and going of pilgrims and tourists from all walks of life and also from all corners.
Rishikesh - Rishikesh, also known as the 'place of sages' is Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that God by the name of 'Hrishikesh' had appeared as an answer to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name. It is the starting point for the Char dham pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. For the adventure seekers, rishikesh is the suggested place for starting their trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks and for rafting. Rishikesh is one of the most popular pilgrim centres and gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.