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DELHI - HARIDWAR - JOSHIMATH - BADRINATH - JOSHIMATH RUDRAPRAYAG - RISHIKESH - DELHI

Day 01 / Delhi - Haridwar (By Train)
Today early board the Shatabdi Express for Haridwar arrive Haridwar meet and assist by Indian Travel Desk representative and transfer to Hotel. First have a bath at Har Ki Paudi is regarded as one of the most sacred baths to the Hindus. It has history attached to Indus Valley Civilization. Later visit to Mansa Devi Temple - on the hill top of the Haridwar then go for Chandi Devi which is 7 Kms from Haridwar. Evening eye witness to "Maha-Aarti" (Great Prayer) is offered every morning and evening, is a spectacular sight, when the aarti ceremony is performed at all temples in haridwar at the same instant. Hundreds throng to the ghats at Har-Ki-Pauri to participate in this festival. Offering of Divas, (lamps) and flowers are made to the river while priest perform choreographed movements, swinging the torches to the ages-old beat of Gongs and other music amidst uproar of sankhas is how they bid adieu every evening. It is a moving sight to watch hundreds of miniature Divas, (lamps) float along the river. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

Day 02 / Haridwar - Joshimath (276kms/9hr)
Morning, after breakfast drive straight to Joshimath enroute visit Deoprayag, Rudraprayag & Karnprayag. Joshimath: Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as "Joshimath". The name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here. Night stay at Joshimath.

Day 03 / Joshimath - Badrinath (44kms/3hr)
Today after breakfast drive to Badrinath : 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". There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Tapt Kund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple. Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered. Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye. Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder. Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka. 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 motorable upto 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. Evening attend the Aarti Ceremony of Shri Badrinath. Night stay at Badrinath.

Day 04 / Badrinath - Rudraprayag (165kms/7hr)
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag.

Day 05 / Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (140kms/4hr)
After breakfast drive to 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. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing - Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram, Parmarth Ashram (Ganga Aarti). Overnight stay.

Day 06 / Rishikesh - Delhi (By Train)
Today time come to say "Good Bye" to this Dev Bhumi. After breakfast you will transfer to Railway Station to board the train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi. Tour ends with sweet memories.

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