Badrinath Kedarnath Ex Haridwar (Kedarnath By Helicopter)

OVERVIEW

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Duration: (Those who want to visit Kedarnath same day by Helicopter) -  04 Nights / 05 Days
Destination:Haridwar – Guptkashi – Kedarnath {By Helicopter}  – Rudraprayag – Badrinath – Joshimath – Devprayag – Rishikesh – Haridwar
( Starting : From 02 May’2014 Onwards )

ITINERARY

Day 01: Haridwar -  Guptkashi (210kms/7-8hr)
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Doiwala Airport, drive to Guptkashi enroute visit Devprayag & Rudraprayag. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

The name Gupt Kashi means “Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.


Day 02: Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Rudraprayag

Morning drive to Gaurikund, Gaurikund to Helipad Take Helicopter to Kedarnath. After darshan drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi Check in Hotel @ Rudraprayag.Night Halt

Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.


Day 03: Rudraprayag – Badrinath (160kms/7hr)

Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.
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”.
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 proppitiating 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.


Day 04: Badrinath – Joshimath – Rudraprayag (160kms/7hr)  

Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. 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 three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

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 05: Rudraprayag – Haridwar (165kms/5-6hr)

Drive to Haridwar enroute visit Rishikesh Sight Seeing. Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Tour End.

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.

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

COST INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI / MAPAI Basis (As mention above).
Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh- Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

COST

TOTAL TOUR COST (Per Person): NETT RATE HENCE NON-COMMISSIONABLE

 Total Pax

(Min.)

 

Transportation

(Exclusive)

 

Guide

 

 

Premium Package

 (MAPAI)

Luxury

Package

 (MAPAI)

Deluxe

Package

 (CPAI)

Regular

Package

 (EPAI)

02

Tata Indigo

X

RS. 19,565/-

RS. 16,815/-

RS. 14,550/-

RS. 11,225/-

02

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

X

RS. 21,565/-

RS. 18,815/-

RS. 16,550/-

RS. 13,225/-

02

Toyota Innova

X

RS. 22,315/-

RS. 19,565/-

RS. 17,300/-

RS. 13,975/-

04

Tavera / Xylo / Ertiga

X

RS. 16,840/-

RS. 14,090/-

RS. 11,825/-

RS.8,500/-

04

Toyota Innova

X

RS. 17,215/-

RS. 14,465/-

RS. 12,200/-

RS. 8,875/-

06

Tavera / Xylo

X

RS. 15,315/-

RS. 12,565/-

RS. 10,300/-

RS. 6,975/-

06

Toyota Innova

X

RS. 15,565/-

RS. 12,815/-

RS. 10,550/-

RS. 7,225/-

06

Tempo Traveler (09 seater)

X

RS. 16,895/-

RS. 14,145/-

RS. 11,885/-

RS. 8,560/-

08

Tempo Traveler (09 seater)

X

RS. 15,665/-

RS. 12,915/-

RS. 10,650/-

RS. 7,325/-

10

Tempo Traveler (12 seater)

X

RS. 14,915/-

RS. 12,165/-

RS. 9,900/-

RS. 6,575/-

12

Tempo Excel (14 seater)

X

RS. 17,115/-

RS. 14,365/-

RS. 12,100/-

RS. 8,775/-

14

Mini Coach (15 seater)

X

RS. 16,405/-

RS. 13,655/-

RS. 11,390/-

RS. 8,065/-

16

Tempo Traveler + Toyota Innova

Incld.

RS. 15,485/-

RS. 12,735/-

RS. 10,470/-

RS. 7,145/-

16

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

Incld.

RS. 16,860/-

RS. 14,110/-

RS. 11,845/-

RS. 8,520/-

18

Tempo Traveler x 02

Incld.

RS. 15,570/-

RS. 12,820/-

RS. 10,555/-

RS. 7,230/-

18

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

Incld.

RS. 16,345/-

RS. 13,595/-

RS. 11,335/-

RS. 8,010/-

20

Mini Coach (22/27 Seater)

Incld.

RS. 15,890/-

RS. 13,140/-

RS. 10,875/-

RS. 7,550/-

20

Tempo Traveler x 02

Incld.

RS. 15,190/-

RS. 12,440/-

RS. 10,175/-

RS. 6,850/-

Extra Mattress / Extra Person

RS. 6,700/-

RS. 5,400/-

RS. 3,700/-

RS. 1,750/-

CPAI SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)

 NIL

NIL

NIL

RS. 550/-

MAPAI SUPPLEMENT(Daily Breakfast & Dinner)

 NIL

NIl

RS. 1,250/-

RS. 1,400/-

Note  – Helicopter fare is still not decided for current year… approx Rs. 9900/- Per Person (Extra) 

EPAI: ROOM ONLY WITHOUT MEALS
CPAI: ROOM WITH BREAKFAST
MAPAI: ROOM WITH ONE MAJER MEAL (EITHER LUNCH / DINNER) & BREAKFAST

HOTELS

HOTELS DETAILS :-

 

P r e m i u m   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P A I )

Guptkashi (01 Night) The Chardham Camps (Swiss Tents) / Himalayan Comforts (Cottages)
Rudraprayag (02 Nights) Monal Resort (A/C Premium)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Sarovar Portico / Hotel Snow Crest

 

L u x u r y   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P A I )

Guptkashi / Sitapur (01 Night) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort
Rudraprayag (02 Nights) Hotel Mandakini (A/C Dlx Room)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Sarovar Portico / Hotel Snow Crest

 

 

D e l u x e   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s  ( C P A I )

Guptkashi / Sitapur (01 Night) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / Shivalik Valley Resort
Rudraprayag (02 Night) Hotel Mandakini (A/C Superior Room)
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Narayan Palace (S.Dlx)

 

 

S u p e r i o r    P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( E P A I )

Guptkashi (01 Night) Hotel Mritunjay Palace
Rudraprayag (02 Night) Hotel Tulsi / Shangrilla Resort
Badrinath (01 Night) Hotel Charan Paduka / Hotel Dwarikesh

 

 

COST INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on EPAI / CPAI / MAPAI Basis (As mention above).

Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
3.09% Govt. Service Tax, Helicopter Fare, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

 

 

Note  – Helicopter fare is still not decided for current year… approx Rs. 9900/- Per Person (Extra) 

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