Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Our Marvelous Ten Days Of Chardham

This is Rahul Ranjan. I am writing this later specially to thank GTI Travels Private Limited, my tour planner for Char Dham Holy Trip this year. The tour was very good and pleasant. While I was on tour totally amazed, never expected that the tour gives you pleasant of adventure as well. The Valley of Flower was the subject of excitement for us as we know this tour is good one for sightseeing also.

Our tour starts from Daryaganj, New Delhi in morning around 8 AM, through 24 seater tempo traveller. We are in group of 21 People. After 6 hour drive of around 200 Kms we stopped at at Haridwar, after taking lunch took a bit of rest and enjoy sightseeing of Haridwar. As the time was almost of evening so we didn’t deep in Ganga just wash our face a worship and moved towards Har Ki Pauri on the returning we again gone of Ganga Bank and attended Ganga Aarti as the day was of Sunday. Over night was at hotel.

Next day after breakfast we turn towards Barkot, which is again around 200 Kms journey. On the way to Barkot we stopped at Kempty fall. It took around 8 hours to reach Barkot. However driver and other supporting staff told us that the journey is of 6 hours. It might take more time because we stopped at Kempty fail. Rest of the day we have leisure . We spent our night at hotel.

Next we had scheduled for Yamunotri. So we leave for Jankichatti form where 6 KMs trek starts for Yamunotri. After reaching there we gone for dip in garm Kund and worship of Shri Gangotri Ji, trek back to Jankichati and Barkot. Overnight at hotel.

After Yamunotri we had now time to visit the source of most holiest river (Gangotri). On the way to Barkot to Gangotri, we stopped at Uttarkashi. Here we visited Prakateshwar Cave and Vishwnath Temple. They gone to gangotri where we dip in ganga, which is called Bhagirathi at the origin and back to Uttarkashi to spent night at hotel.

Now we were ready for the toughest destination of chardham yatra, which is Kedarnath. However had one day more to reach there as we had to go for Tehri Dam, Kashi Vishwnath Temple and Ardh Narishwar Temple. These are on the way to Uttrakash to Kedarnath, at Guptkashi. Overnight at Guptkashi Hotel.

Next day drove to GauriKund, from where 14 Kms trek for Kedarnath starts. Next early morning we head down to lord kedar at kedarnath temple and trek down to Gaurikund. Now we were so much tired. But it might be lord Badrinath how giving us energy to perform the journey. On the way we talked with many travellers they are not feeling tired as we are, in fact they are very excited and happy. Nevertheless we reached Pipalkoti and spent night at hotel.

Next morning we wake up with same energy and a new level of excitement as our last destination, Badrinath, is one of destination of Big chardham Circuit. On the way to Badrinath ji the driver told us that we had scheduled to Narsingh Temple at Joshimath. So after a short stoppage at Joshimath continued our journey to Badrinath ji. Same day we visited the temple and Mana village, which is last village in Indian border. Spent the night at Badrinath Accommodations. Next day we visited Tapt Kund, Narad Kund, Mata Murti Temple, Bhim Pul and Vyas Gufa (cave).

Next day again we visit Badrinath temple as ask the supreme power to call us again on your doors and also give us power. As here we finished our tour now time to back to home. On the way to Delhi we spent one day at Rudraprayag and one day at Rishikesh. Over all the tour was every exciting and pleasant, if we not did mistake while booking tour then might the pleasant be double. We want to go for Valley of Flowers but didnt booked that. However our driver told us to just call the officials of GTI Travels they must arrange everything but we were felling little tired so at the last moment planned to quiet from there.