Sources Holy Rivers

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Barkot – Syanachatti – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Bhojbasa – Uttarkashi -Delhi

The sources of holy river describes about The Yamunotri and Gangotri tour is the Sangam of Gangotri Dham or Yamunotri Dham which is famous for the holly tributary temple of goddess Ganges and Yamuna. Apart from we will pass from beautiful country side hills, all these together making this journey memorable.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi International flight.

After clearing the customs and immigration formalities, proceed towards the arrival hall, where you will be met by our Representative and accorded a traditional Indian Welcome, assistance and a transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Delhi is a city that defies a one-line description as the capital of India or as the capital of the world's largest democracy. Actually, Delhi is India in miniature; it is 3,287,263 sq. km of India's fantastic variety compressed into 1,483 sq. km.  Over the millennia, it has wooed rulers, attracted plunderers, and provided historians with so many details. Today, even as it preserves an enviable heritage, Delhi is a true cosmopolitan city, always on the move. Delhi remains the centre of power.  Once it was a city of royal power. Then it became the seat of colonial power. Later it was the seat of bureaucratic power. The seat of political power it has always been. Today it is emerging as an important centre for corporate power too. However, the most fascinating aspect of this city is its cosmopolitan nature.

Rest of day free to relax at the hotel
Overnight in Delhi

Day 02 : Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning tour of Old Delhi – also known as Mughal Delhi. This includes the visit of the Red Fort – Shah Jehan's elegent citadel in red sandstone and the Jumma Masjid – India's largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan. A walk through the narrow lanes where time seems to have stood still will give you a first-hand view of the merchants, the little food and artifact stalls and the teeming population, busy in their daily activities. Thereafter, proceed to Raj Ghat – Mahatma Gandhi's memorial.

Afternoon city tour of New Delhi, also known as Lutyen's Delhi –visiting the Qutab Minar, a Tower of Victory, built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. Within its spacious courtyard stands the Iron Pillar, which dates back to the       4th century AD and bears a Sanskrit inscription in the Gupta style. The pillar has puzzled scientists, as its iron has not rusted in all these centuries. Also visit the Tomb of Humayun - a magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble and one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Its proportionate spaces, double dome and refined elegance are characteristic of Mughal architecture.  Also visit India Gate, a memorial of the First World War and drive along the road that leads from there to the Rashtrapathi Bhawan - the residence of the President of India which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings.
Overnight in Delhi

Day 03 : Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh (250 kms / 6 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Haridwar. Haridwr is located 25 kms in the foothills of the Himalayas, represents the point where the Ganga reaches the plains. Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site, held in reverence for centuries. Several temples and ashrams dot this town and a visit to Haridwar is like stepping into a totally different world. Hari-ki-Pairi (Har-ki-Pairi). To the north of the center, this is Haridwar's focal point, where devotees gather to bathe and worship on the Ganges. According to legend, this is where a drop of nectar Amritam fell from the churning of the oceans when the world was created, and a stone wall has Vishnu's footprint. After on road to Rishikesh to see Huge Shiva Figure. Rishikesh - set along the right bank of the Ganga, at its confluence with the Chandrabhaga stream, Rishikesh is one of the best located pilgrimages along the Ganga.  There is peace and solemnity in the atmosphere.  No wonder then that saints and sages come here to commune with God.  According to legend, in times long past, a sage Raibhya Rishi, did hard penance to please God. Satisfied by his devotion God appeared before the Rishi here as Hrishikesh which is how the place got its name.  Today, Rishikesh is a centre of yoga and meditation.

Evening visit Laxman Jhoola. Visit ashrams and temples at Muni-ki-reti. Later Ram Jhoola brige, various Ghats for Spiritual discourse and Ganga Arati (worship the river Goddess and putting diyas (floating lamps) in the river.
Overnight in Rishikesh

Day 04 : Rishikesh – Barkot (242 kms / 7 - 8 hrs)

Morning after breakfast leave Rishikesh for re, On arrival check in to hotel.
Overnight in Barkot   

Day 05 : Barkot - Yamnotri - Syanachatti. (Drive 32 kms, trek 10 kms)

After breakfast drive to hanuman chatti (drive 32 kms ) to start your journey. Hanuman Chatti is at a distance of 13 km from Yamunotri. It is located at the confluence of the Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the trekking route to Dodi Tal starts here. Take a local jeep to reach phool chatti to shorten your trek by 5 kms. Arrive yamnotri. Yamunotri Temple lies in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas. It is situated at a height of 3235 m. Goddess Yamuna, the river goddess is worshipped here and has special significance in Hindu scriptures. The idol is made of black marble. The river Yamuna emerges from Yamunotri glacier which is at a height of 4420 m near the Kalind mountain. This was the home of Sage Asit. The temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. A hot sulphur spring pond is situated at Yamunotri close to the temple. After performing pooja at the temple. Evening return to your hotel at Syanachatti for relaxation.
Overnight in Syanachatti                                                        

Day 06 : Syanachatti - Barkot - Uttarkashi (Drive 62 / kms, 2 - 3 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi town, the headquarters of the district by the same name, is more on the pilgrimage circuit than the regular tourist circuit. Nevertheless, with trekking and mountaineering gaining popularity as adventure sports, the importance of this region cannot be discounted. The region has some high-altitude lakes and the Gangotri and Yamunotri glaciers lead on to several major peaks-the hunting grounds for serious mountaineering buffs.Reach uttarkashi for lunch. On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening visit famous Vishwanath temple.
Overnight in Uttarkashi                                                                              

Day 07 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri 3048 mts (100 kms / 5 hrs).

Morning drive to Gangotri. Gangotri, the origin of the sacred river Ganges, attracts tourists in large numbers every year. The confrontation with the daunting rivers and attempts to unravel the mysteries of the supernatural world are ubiquitous sights here. Along with the thrill of conquering nature, what one experiences here is the mystical aura that India is so famous for the picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga, the stream of life, touched earth for the first time. According to mythology, Goddess Ganga, the daughter of heaven, manifested herself in the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagirath's predecessors, following his severe penance of 5500 years. Lord Shiva received her into his matted locks to minimize the impact of her fall. The river itself begins at Gangotri which literally means Ganga Uttari or Ganga descending she came to be called Bhagirathi at her legendary source. The Shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level.   
Overnight in Gangotri

Day 08 : Gangotr - Bhojbasa 3350 mts.

Morning after breakfast an easy walk (13 KMS TREK). The wide trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unfrosted valley. It then carries on to a small isolated forest of pine at Chirbases, literally the abode of pines. Camp on a grassy meadow beside the Bhagirathi. Trek time : 5 hours, 13 KMS TREK.      
Overnight in Bhojbasa                                                                                    

Day 09 : Bhojbasa - Gaumukh 3850 mts. - Bhojbasa  

Morning along the pilgrim grassy hillsides. Trail then curves, to unfold a breathtaking view of wild flowers studded meadows crowned by the Bhagirathi group of peaks Camp on a wide sandy beach at Gaumukh, where the holy Ganga gushes out of the snout of the Gangotri glacier, is set in a wide moraine-stream valley Shivling 6540 m, sits looking down like an old learned man, while the Bhagirathi I, II and III tower above. Trek time: 5 hours, 4 KMS, later trek back to Bhojbasa for overnight stay.  
Overnight in Bhojbasa

Day 10 : Bhojbasa – Gangotri - Uttarkashi 3048 mts (100 kms / 5 hrs).

Morning after breakfast easy walk (13 KMS TREK) reach to Gangotri Upon arrival at Gangotri have rest and later on drive to Uttarkashi.

Upon arrival check in to hotel.
Overnight in Uttarkashi                                                                              

Day 11: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh - Haridwar (200 Kms/ 7-8 Hrs) / Delhi

Morning after breakfast leave for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Assistance upon arrival and Evening board the train for Delhi by Dehradun Shatabdi express at 1815 hrs

Arrive Delhi at 2240 hrs, assistance upon arrival and transfer to a hotel near to the airport where your room is blocked for wash and change.
Stay in Delhi

Day 12 : Depart Delhi

On time depart Delhi for back to home.