India Pilgrimage Tour
The Revered as the “abode of Gods”, Uttarakhand is a famous pilgrimage route attracting millions of devotees each year to perform ritual practices and receive blessings. Aptly titled as Devbhoomi, it is the home of several sacred pilgrimages and holy places mentioned in the Hindu Mythology. Known for its beautiful dense forests, gigantic Himalayas, and clear water Holy rivers.
Uttarakhand is a place in every tourist’s Travel book whether they’re indulging in sightseeing or are on Pilgrimage tourism. Spiritual India is providing such travel-inspiring Pilgrimage Tour Packages for you to awaken your spiritual side. These ultimate pilgrimage tour packages will take on a ride to surrounding yourself by mountains and green forests while visiting ancient temples, cleansing your soul in the sacred Ganga River and connecting with God on this spiritual tour of temples.
Schedule of Pilgrimage Tour Packages
Day 01 : Haridwar - Barkot
In the morning after breakfast, our driver and tour representative will greet you at your hotel and then we’ll drive to Barkot via Mussoorie. We’ll also make a short stop at Kempty Fall in Mussoorie. We suggest you to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further there are no good restaurants available before Barkot). Then we’ll drive straight to Barkot. The Swiss Camps are approximately 8 kms further away from Barkot towards Yamunotri at Gangnani. Check-in to your pre-appointed camps on arriving and rest of the day you would spend at leisure for acclimatization. You would be staying for the night in the camp and the dinner will be provided as well.
Height: 1352 MTS.
Day 2 Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot
Next day we’ll drive to Jankichatti or Phoolchatti early in the morning. Trekking path starts from here to Yamunotri of about 6 kms distance. You can cover this distance on foot. Else rent a Doli or a horse at your own expense to do the work for you.
After bathing in the warm water of the sacred Jamnabai kund, and tourists will pay offering and pray to the holy River Yamuna and we’ll go back to Jankichatti. From there we’ll return to Barkot and stay there for the night.
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and built again to its former glory.
Surya Kund: There are numerous thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. These kund are said to have magical healing power. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple
Day 03 : Barkot - Uttarkashi
Spending the morning at leisure, at 10:00 a.m. we’ll leave for Uttarkashi after breakfast. En-route will stop at Nag Devta temple and cave for blessings.
Then tourists would check in to their hotel at Uttarkashi. Your hotel is 3 km away from Main Market towards Gangotri and on the bank of river Bhagirathi on a plateau. Rest of the day will be spent in leisure. In the evening, we’ll visit ancient temple of Lord Vishwanath and Devi Shakti. Then we’ll go back to your hotel for night stay and have a hearty meal there.
Day 4 Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi
Early morning we’ll leave for Gangotri Dham. A quick stop at Gangnani will be made to take a dip in the holy Garam Kund. Traveling further we’ll drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its scenic beauty and the hypnotic views of the Deodar forests and mountains.
On arrival at Shree Gangotri, you should take a dip in the holy River Ganga. Perform the rituals and pray to Goddess Ganga for her blessings. Relax in the calm and serenity of the lovely and pious environment.
We’ll return to Uttarkashi for night stay.
Day 5 Uttarkashi – Guptkashi
In the morning after breakfast, we’ll leave for Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgaon.
Guptkashi is the hidden abode of Lord Shiva. On the trip you would see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The River Mandakini comes from Kedarnath. On arrival, check-in at the Camps or Hotel. In the evening we’ll go to Ardhnarishwar Temple. We’ll stay for the night here in the hotel.
Height: 1319 MTS
Day 6 Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi
In the morning, we’ll drive to Phata / Sirsi helipad with packed breakfast. The flights start taking off from 6.00 a.m. A Helicopter ride to Kedarnath dham will let you admire the beautiful hills and rivers from above. After praying and taking blessings from Lord Kedarnath, we’ll fly back to Phata/Sirsi helipad. From there we’ll travel down to the Guptkashi to your camps.
In afternoon, visit to local attractions like Kalimath & Ardhnarishwar temple near Guptkashi will be delightful and energetic. You’ll stay overnight at the camp.
Height: 3384 MTS
Day 7 Guptkashi – Chopta – Gopeshwar - Badrinath
In the morning after early breakfast, we’ll drive to Badrinath via magnificent Chopta. You have the option to visit Ukhimath temple. Mythology calls it the winter seat of Panch Kedar. If time permits, Tungnath temple is the next pilgrim point we may visit which can be cover by 4 kms trek (it’s a one way). Later leave for Badrinath Dham via Chamoli and Joshimath. There tourist(s) would check in at the hotel. Later in evening, we’ll visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti (prayer) and stay for the night at the hotel.
Badrinath is one of the Chardham (Four abodes of Gods) and is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country. It 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”.
Height: 3133 MTS
Day 8 Badrinath – Pipalkoti - Kirtinagar
After taking dips in the Tapt Kund early in the morning, we’ll go to the Badrivishal. Brahma Kapal is significant for performing Pind daan and Shraaddh of ancestors (Pitra).
There are other interesting sightseeing spots like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Mata Murti, Charan Paduka, Bhimkund and the Mukh(origin) of the River Saraswati here within 3 km range. Later we’ll drive back to Pipalkoti / Kirtinagar and check-in the Hotel for night stay.
Height: 895 MTS
Day 9 Kirtinagar – Rishikesh/Haridwar Drop
After a delicious breakfast, we’ll drive to Rishikesh, aka the ‘place of sages’. It is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of holy River Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on the three sides. It is said that when Rishi Raibhya did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh” and this area hence came to be known as Rishikesh. Rishikesh apart from being a religious town is the Yoga capital of the world.