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These sacred and religious places are also included in Chota Char Dham Yatra, and these sacred trips to Uttrakhand indulge you the peace of soul. While visiting these places you need to be cautious about the purity, dignity of the place, non – veg and alcohol are strictly prohibited here.

These sacred and religious places are also included in Chota Char Dham Yatra, and these sacred trips to Uttrakhand indulge you the peace of soul. While visiting these places you need to be cautious about the purity, dignity of the place, non – veg and alcohol are strictly prohibited here.

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<strong>Sacred</strong> <strong>Trip</strong> <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>Uttrakhand</strong><br />

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<strong>Sacred</strong> <strong>Trip</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Uttrakhand</strong><br />

There are so many pilgrimages going <strong>to</strong> the Char Dham Yatra every year, this trip takes you <strong>to</strong> the hills of Uttarakhand. The trip<br />

begins from Haridwar, you can reach <strong>to</strong> Haridwar from Dehradun, which has the nearest airport only at a distance of 35 km, and<br />

Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi is the nearest airport. From Dehradun you can hire a cab or board <strong>to</strong> bus or<br />

train. You can reach Haridwar by road and train easily. It is <strong>co</strong>nnected through all the big cities.<br />

The best time <strong>to</strong> visit here is May – June and it would be better if you reach before 8 pm because driving is not allowed after it<br />

due <strong>to</strong> the hilly region. First, we reach <strong>to</strong> “Haridwar”, ac<strong>co</strong>rding <strong>to</strong> Hindu rituals and tradition, Haridwar is a place where the<br />

cremation ashes of the people are flown <strong>to</strong> the river Ganga. There are five pilgrimages, including Haridwar in Hindu tradition<br />

with "Gangadwar" (Har ki Pauri), Kushawart (Ghat in Kankhal), Bilwa Tirtha (Mansa Devi Temple) and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi<br />

Temple).<br />

“Har ki Pauri” is a place, where the Ganga Aarti ceremony is performed at the dusk by thousands of priests and thousands of<br />

<strong>to</strong>urists witnessed this ceremony, this experience is much, much more spectacular from anything else, the light of the lamps and<br />

the sound of the ceremony make you feel heavenly. After the ceremony the pilgrims float the Diyas make the scene spectacular.


<strong>Sacred</strong> <strong>Trip</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Uttrakhand</strong><br />

The “Mansa Devi temple” is situated on the Bilwa Parvat, the temple Goddess believes <strong>to</strong> fulfil the wishes of<br />

pilgrimages and that’s why its name as Mansa Devi. And the major attraction for the people is the cable car. “Maya Devi<br />

temple” is one of the Siddh peeths where the heart and navel of the Goddess Sati had fallen, this temple is standing<br />

along with the Narayani Shila temple and Bhairav Temple.


<strong>Sacred</strong> <strong>Trip</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Uttrakhand</strong><br />

The “Daksheswara Mahadev Temple” is an ancient temple in the Kankhal <strong>to</strong>wn, this temple is said <strong>to</strong> the place where<br />

Goddess Sati self – immolated herself in the Yagna kund. The kund is said <strong>to</strong> be here. The “Chandi Devi Temple” is<br />

dedicated <strong>to</strong> Goddess Chandi, the two demons Chand – mund killed by the goddess here.


<strong>Sacred</strong> <strong>Trip</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Uttrakhand</strong><br />

After visiting Haridwar, the next day you have <strong>to</strong> transfer early morning <strong>to</strong> Kedarnath <strong>to</strong>wn in the Rudraprayag district. It<br />

is located in the Himalayas; about 3583 meters above from the sea level. It is at a distance of 223 kilometres from<br />

Rishikesh. You will see the exquisite vistas of snow – clad mountains. This view will fill with rejoicing. “The Kedarnath<br />

Temple” is dedicated <strong>to</strong> Lord Shiva and only opens between the ends of April (Akshaya Tritriya) <strong>to</strong> Kartik Purnima (the<br />

autumn full moon) usually November. The temple is not accessible by road so the ponies are available <strong>to</strong> reach <strong>to</strong> by a<br />

14 kilometre uphill trek from the Gaurikund. Trekking with pony is some kind of different experience.


After visiting Kedarnath next morning drive <strong>to</strong> reach Badrinath for approximate 40 km Rishikesh enrouted. So that you<br />

can reach before time, it takes 9 hours drive so it is going <strong>to</strong>o late. So this evening you can enjoy the trail in the hills and<br />

next morning visit <strong>to</strong> the “Badrinath Temple” for darsana, the temple has an idol of Lord Badrinaryan made of black<br />

s<strong>to</strong>ne. The image was found in the Alaknanda River, ac<strong>co</strong>rding <strong>to</strong> the legend.<br />

After visiting Badrinath, the trip leads <strong>to</strong> Gangotri the source of River Ganga, is at a distance of 430 kilmeters and only<br />

accessible from the road.


“Gangotri” is a <strong>to</strong>wn on the banks of the river Bhagirathi in the Greater Himalayan ranges, at an altitude of 3,100<br />

metres. The source of the river Ganga and seat of goddess Ganga is named as Gangotri. The origin of the holy river is<br />

from the Gaum<strong>uk</strong>h and set in the Gangotri Glacier.


After visiting <strong>to</strong> Gangotri, the trip followed by “Yamunotri”, drive for 130 kilometres. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293<br />

metres. The sacred shrine is the source of Rive Yamuna and dominated by Bandar Poonch Parvat. The temple is<br />

devoted <strong>to</strong> goddess Yamuna. Close <strong>to</strong> the temple there is a hot water spring known as Surya kund where the devotees<br />

<strong>co</strong>ok the pota<strong>to</strong>es and rice tied within the cloth and offer <strong>to</strong> the deity and then take it as Prasad.<br />

These sacred and religious places are also included in Chota Char Dham Yatra, and these sacred trips <strong>to</strong> <strong>Uttrakhand</strong><br />

indulge you the peace of soul. While visiting these places you need <strong>to</strong> be cautious about the purity, dignity of the place,<br />

non – veg and al<strong>co</strong>hol are strictly prohibited here.

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