Winter Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand Garhwal

Winter Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand Garhwal

Finally Uttarakhand Government has decided to continue the Char Dham Yatra in winters as well and making it feasible for the Devotees to do darshan at winter Seats.
Traditionaly the pilgrimage starts in April / May and Ends in October / November of every year with the onset of winters. As the Shrines receive heavy snowfall during winters and are inaccessible, So the Deities are moved to nearby Temples / Winter Seats which remain open for Six months during the winters and are worshipped here everyday.
In winters these places have fine and clear weather with bright sunshine and a nil chance of any heavy rainfall or flood, it is the best time to take the yatra and worship all the idols at lower height with easily accessablity.
Winter is the best times to visit Uttarakhand. It is the best place to Rejuvenate your soul with the winter Chardham Yatra and Refresh your mind and Body. There are lots of Attraction in winters which you can Enjoy at Uttaranchal. The Winter line Carnival at Mussoorie and have the lifetime experience while attending the Evening Ganga aarti at Haridwar (Har Ki Pauri) and Rishikesh (Parmarth ashram). In winters the you can have clear view of Snow covered mountains and peaks of Bandarpunch. You can also explore the destination for Skiing at Auli, Rafting and Kayaking in Rishikesh, Jeep safari at Raja Ji National Park, Bunjee Jumping at Rishikesh , Boating at Ganga river and Boating at Tehri Lake.

Winter Seat of Char Dham Deities.

Yamunotri ji Winter Seat : Kharsali :
It is the winter seat of Yamunotri Temple, located at an altitude of 2675 mts above the sea level. Kharsali is a quaint little village in the town of Uttarkashi District. The deity of Yamunotri is worshipped at Yamunotri Mandir, Kharsali also houses the oldest Shani Dev Temple of India; the idol of Goddess Yamuna is kept at the Shani Dev Temple during the winters.

Local Sightseeings:
Lord Shani Dev Temple : It is the oldest Temple of Lord Shani Dev, the brother of Maa of Yamuna. The interesting architecture of this beautiful temple uses wood, stone and mortar made of Urad Dal (pulse). The Temple has surprisingly withstood earthquakes and other natural calamities.

Gangotri ji Winter Seat : Mukhba :
It is a small village in the town of Harsil, located on the Banks of River Bhagirathi, on the way to the pilgrimage of Gangotri. It is popular due to the fact that the idol of Goddess Ganga is brought down to Mukhba and resides in Ganga Mandir throughout the winters as Gangotri becomes inaccessible due to heavy Snowfall.

Local Sightseeings:
Uttarkashi Vishwanath Temple : The Viswanath Temple is the most important and ancient holy shrine in this region. Of the many temples in Uttarkashi, the temple of Lord Vishwanath is unrivalled in importance. Shiva, the presiding deity of this temple, is worshipped all day here. Every evening, visitors are greeted by the sound of bells, and the chanting of mantras by pundits at the puja.Within the courtyard of the Vishwanath temple,
Harsil : One of the most beautiful valleys in the world
Gangnani : Hot water spring

Kedarnath ji Winter Seat : Ukhimath :
Ukhimath is a Piligrimage site in Rudraprayag District. Situated at an elevation of 1311 metres and at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag, Onkareshwar Temple in Ukimath is the winter home of Lord Kedarnath It is a small village located near Chopta,During winter the utsav doli of kedarnath temple and Madhyamaheshwar are brought here and worshipped for six months. Apart from the winter puja of Lord Kedarnath the year round puja of Lord Onkareshwar is also performed here

Local Sightseeings:
Guptkashi : Guptkashi has a great importance quite like that of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi.
Devariyatal :Deoria Tal or Devariya Tal is a pristine lake located near Chopta. A 3km uphill trek from Sari village (which is connected through a motorable road) takes you to this heavenly place offering tranquility and a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks including Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range and Kalanag.
Chopta : Chopta is known as “Mini Switzerland”, and is getting popular as a tourist destination since last few years. Chopta hill statopm is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state at an located at an altitute of 2600 mts above sea level amidst dense forest. Enchanting views of the Himalayas is visible from Chopta.
Triyuginarayan Temple : Triyuginarayan Temple is assumed to be a temple of “Treta-Yug”, a Yug older than even the Kedarnath temple, which was built by Pandavas in Dwaapar Yug. Situated in a small vllage in dense, thick forests off a few kilometers from Sonprayag, on the way to The Kedarnath Shrine, this is the place where it is believed that Lord Shiva was married to Parvati.

Badrinath ji Winter Seat : Joshimath :
It is the winter seat of Badrinath ji Temple, where the idol is placed at Narsingh Temple. Joshimath is already popular being the Gateway to Auli, Valley of Flowers, Badrinath and Niti Valley.

Local Sightseeings:
Pandukeshwar Temple : You can also visit this Temple where the idol of Udhavji, also known as yogdhyam Badri, is worshipped
Auli : Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is renowned for the fascinating ski resorts and stunning natural vistas. Bounded by the snowy peaks of the mighty Himalayas, this hilly terrain offers the enchanting sceneries of oak fringed slopes and coniferous forests. At an average height of 2800 meters, this might be the single spot where the visitors would get the unusual opportunity of a nice promenade.
Tapovan : In contract to the annoying hustle and bustle of city life of Joshimath, Tapovan is a peaceful place known for its hot springs which are belived to possess miraculous healing powers. Tapovan is 15 kms. from Joshimath. A 3 kms. trek from here leads to Bhavishya Badri, one of the five Badris
Bhavishya Badri : Bhavishya Badri is at Subain, about 17 Kms from Joshimath to the east toward Lata. It is beyond Tapovan, up the Dhauliganga river and involves a track of about 3 Kms. from the motor road. It has an altitude of 2744 mts. and is located within dense forest. The approach along the Dhauli river is stimulating.
Adi Badri : Adi Badri is part of famous Panch Badri of Uttarakhand. It is a group of sixteen temples, belonging to the Gupta period. Among them is the Narayan temple, where a black stone idol of Vishnu, three feet high is enshrined. This place is within the Badrikshetra, and Badrinath being the name for Vishnu, the temple is known as the Adi Badri.

Suggested Tour Programme for Winter Char Dham Yatra :-

Tour Duration : 7 Night 8 Days.

Transport Type :
Toyota Innova (6 Seater / 7 Seater).
Tata Indigo / Swift Dzire / Toyota Etios.
Tempo Traveller (12 Seater).
Tata Victa / Tata Sumo / Tavera.
Mini Coach (27 Seater).

Reporting Place : Morning at Haridwar / Rishikesh Railway Station or Dehradun Jollygrant Airport.

No of Days. Destination / Station. Tour Itinerary.
Day 01 Departure from Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun – Barkot.

Lakhamandal

Barkot

After Breakfast drive to Barkot via Mussoorie.

Lord Shiva Temple. Darshan & Pooja

Arrival and Night stay at Barkot.

Day 02 Barkot – Kharsali – Uttarkashi.

3 km Trek to & fro & 120 km drive

After breakfast drive to Janki Chatti. Trek 1 km to Kharsali, winter seat of Yamunotri.

Visit winter seat of Yamunotri. Darshan & Pooja

Drive to Uttarkashi and Night Stay.

Day 03 Uttarkashi.

Gangnani / Harsil

Mukhwa

Morning Pooja & Abhishek at Vishwanath temple. After breakfast drive to Harsil.

Hot water bath at Gangnani

Drive for Mukhwa Temple, winter seat of Gangotri. Darshan & pooja.

Evening Drive Back to Uttarkashi and Night Stay

Day 04 Uttarkashi –Rudraprayag.

Tehri lake

Srinagar

Rudraprayag

Morning Drive to Rudraprayag

Visit Tehri Lake Enroute

Visit to Kamleshwar temple

Visit Rudranath Temple. Darshan & Pooja. Night Stay at Rudraprayag.

Day 05 Rudraprayag – Guptkashi.

Ukimath

Triyuginarayan

Guptkashi

 

Darshan & Pooja at Rudreshwar Temple. After breakfast drive to Ukhimath

Visit to Omkareshwar Temple, winter seat of Kedarnath. Puja & Darshan at Kali Mandir, Sarswati Mandir, Laxmi Mandir, Parwati Mandir & confluence of Madhu Ganga & Mandakini Enroute visit Kalimath Temple

Visit Vishwanath Temple. Darshan & Pooja

Triyuginarayan Temple where Lord Shiva and Parwati got married

Night stay at Guptkashi

Day 06 Guptkashi –Josimath.

Chopta

Gopeshwar

Josimath

Morning Drive to Josimath

Visit Chopta Enroute if you wish you can also trek to Deoriya tal (2 kms) Beautiful lake and mesmerizing view of Chaukhamba peak

Visit Gopinath Temple

Night stay at Josimath.

Day 07 Josimath.

Auli

Morning Visit to Narsingh temple, Winter seat of Badrinath. Darshan & Pooja.

Chair lift ride to Auli. Photography and views of Himalayan peaks

Do skiing at auli.

Evening aarti at Narsingh Mandir , vasudev Temple

Night Halt at Josimath.

Day 08 Josimath – Rishikesh.

Pandukeshwar

Srinagar

Devprayag

After breakfast drive to Pandukeshwar

Darshan & Pooja at Yog Dhyan Badri Temple, winter seat of Udhav ji

Drive back to Rishikesh via Devprayag

Tour Concludes after Dropping at Rishikesh / Haridwar.

 

Suggested Tour Programme for Winter Do Dham Yatra :-

Tour Duration : 4 Night 5 Days.

No of Days. Destination / Station. Tour Itinerary.
Day 01 Departure from Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun – Guptkashi.

Rudraprayag

 

Morning Pick up and drive to Guptkashi  via Rudraprayag.

Enroute visit to Raghunath Temple at Devprayag.

Arrival and Night stay at Guptkashi.

Day 02 Guptkashi.

Ukimath

Triyuginarayan

Guptkashi

 

Darshan & Pooja at Rudreshwar Temple. After breakfast drive to Ukhimath

Visit to Omkareshwar Temple, winter seat of Kedarnath. Puja & Darshan at Kali Mandir, Sarswati Mandir, Laxmi Mandir, Parwati Mandir & confluence of Madhu Ganga & Mandakini Enroute visit Kalimath Temple

Visit Vishwanath Temple. Darshan & Pooja

Triyuginarayan Temple where Lord Shiva and Parwati got married

Night stay at Guptkashi

Day 03 Guptkashi –Josimath.

Chopta

Gopeshwar

Josimath

Morning Drive to Josimath

Visit Chopta Enroute if you wish you can also trek to Deoriya tal (2 kms) Beautiful lake and mesmerizing view of Chaukhamba peak

Visit Gopinath Temple

Night stay at Josimath.

Day 04 Josimath.

Auli

Morning Visit to Narsingh temple, Winter seat of Badrinath. Darshan & Pooja.

Chair lift ride to Auli. Photography and views of Himalayan peaks

Do skiing at auli.

Evening aarti at Narsingh Mandir , vasudev Temple

Night Halt at Josimath.

Day 05 Josimath – Rishikesh.

Pandukeshwar

Srinagar

Devprayag

After breakfast drive to Pandukeshwar

Darshan & Pooja at Yog Dhyan Badri Temple, winter seat of Udhav ji

Drive back to Rishikesh via Devprayag

Tour Concludes after Dropping at Rishikesh / Haridwar.

 

Accommodations
We have Many Budget Hotel with Neat and Clean Rooms, attached toilets with western pot and serve Hygenic food, Then we have Deluxe and Luxury Hotels & Camp Sites available on this circuit which are being owned and run by the professional people of this trade.
Access to Uttarakhand
One of the best ways to enjoy the winter Chardham Yatra is to make Haridwar / Dehradun as the Arrival Point. As bot the places have easily accessiblity by Airport, Train and Good Roads.
By Air : Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun located just 35 km from Haridwar and is the nearest domestic airport.
By Train : The Haridwar Railway Station and Dehradun Railway Station has direct links to many major cities of India such Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
By Road : NH 45 connects Dehradun and Haridwar to the other cities both inside and outside the state.

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