“The Holy Teendham Yatra” is a popular pilgrimage package that is designed for you to visit and explore three dhams out of the four dhams - Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This yatra takes you to various sacred destinations and lets you explore and dwell in divine bliss and serenity. The holiness and charm that surrounds the temples and ashrams of these places, is an experience you would love to enjoy. You will get to witness the beauty of the Himalayas and sacred rivers as you pass through places like Harsil valley, Tilwara and Joshimath. Rivers such as Ganga, Bhagirathi, Mandakini, Saraswati that flows through these holy sites are enchanting and a must see. A dip in the holy waters of the sacred Ganga is a soul cleansing experience. The group trek through the valley of Kedarnath is life rejuvenating and helps you to discover your inner self. The “Holy Teendham Yatra” is an age friendly and pocket friendly tour package that is specially customized keeping in mind your spiritual and religious sentiments. Join us in making your dream come true of having a holy tour to the abodes of divine presence.
What is included in the tour
- Hotel accommodation (twin sharing basis)
- Breakfast and dinner
- Non A/ C vehicle transportation
- A/ C vehicle transportation from Delhi-Haridwar and Rishikesh-Delhi
- All road and state taxes, driver allowances and vehicle permit
- 2 bottles of 1 litre packaged water per day
What is NOT included in the tour
- Extra meals and table drinks
- Applicable taxes
- Miscellaneous expenses (laundry, porter, travel insurance)
- Personal expenses (tickets, fees and ride charges)
- Expenses arising due to bad weather, landslides, road closure
- Events not specified in inclusions
- Participation in aartis, temple rituals and ceremonies at Har ki Pauri-Haridwar
- Visit to famous Vishwanath temple in Uttarkashi
- Darshan at Gangotri and holy dip in Ganga
- Group trek from Sonprayag to Kedarnath
- Darshan and sightseeing at Badrinath - Vyas Gufa, Mata Murti temple, Mana village
- Visit to Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula at Rishikesh
Day 01: At the Gateway to Lords Vishnu and Shiva - Haridwar
- The “Teendham Yatra” pilgrimage begins with your arrival to Delhi. Once you arrive at Delhi airport/ Delhi railway station, you will be assisted for your further journey to Haridwar. De pending on your time of arrival to Haridwar, you can visit the temples in and around Haridwar. A visit to ‘Har-ki-Pauri’ in the evening for Aarti of the Ganga and floating the 'diya' (lamp) in the river is a ritual not to be missed. Haridwar will be your halt for the night.
- Haridwar- Located at the foothills of the Shivalik Mountains, Haridwar stands for “The gateway to Lord Vishnu”. The place is also called “Hardwar” which means “Gateway to Lord Shiva”. Hence, Haridwar is a place of importance for devotees of both Vishnu and Shiva. Haridwar is also one of the four places where Kumbh mela takes place.
- Har ki Pauri: One of the famous landmarks in Haridwar, Har ki Pauri is a ghat on the banks of Ganga. The place offers an enchanting view at night when golden diyas are seen floating in the river after the evening aarti is performed.
- Chandi Devi Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi, the temple is situated on top of the Neel Parvat. The temple can be accessed either by foot or by cable car / ropeway services.
- Mansa Devi Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi, the temple is situated on top of the Bilwa Parvat. The temple can be accessed either by foot or by ropeway.
- Daksha Mahadev Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is situated in Kankhal, a town 4 Km from Haridwar.
Day 02: In the land of famous Vishwanath temple-Uttarkashi
- Your journey to Uttarkashi starts from Haridwar. In Uttarkashi, you get to visit Vishwanath temple and Shakti temple. You get to spend the rest of the day in leisure. Your halt for the night will be at Uttarkashi.
- Uttarkashi: As the name suggests Uttarkashi is situated to the north of the city of Kashi / Varanasi. It is an abode of various temples and ashrams. It lies on the banks of river Ganga and has one of the holiest ghats called Manikarnika Ghat with a temple dedicated to Shiva (Vishwanath).
- Vishwanath temple: Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples and is located in the centre of the town. The temple was constructed in 1857 A.D by the then queen of Tehri- Khaneti Devi.
- Shakti temple: Inside the Vishwanath temple complex is situated several other temples, the significant one being Shakti temple. Here, is a trident that stands 19.5 feet tall having Tibetan inscriptions and markings of the Naga dynasty
Day 03: To the origins of Ganga-Gangotri
- Your journey to Gangotri begins early in the morning. On the way, you will get to take a holy dip in Garam kund at Gangnani. You will be passing through the beautiful Harsil Valley. It is famous for its scenic beauty, deodar trees, and majestic mountains. On arrival at Gangotri, you can take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, also known as Bhagirathi at its origin. You can visit the temple and conduct offerings. After relaxing in the picturesque surrounding you can begin your return journey to Uttarkashi. Your halt for the night will be at Uttarkashi.
- Gangotri Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Ganga, it is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi. It is surrounded by beautiful deodars and pine trees.
- Submerged Shivling: A natural rock shivling which remains submerged under water during summers, and can only be seen during winters when the water level decreases.
- Kedar Ganga Sangam: the river Kedar Ganga flows around 100 yards from the Gangotri temple. This river meets the Bhagirathi that flows on its left bank.
Day 04: To the picturesque town of Guptkashi
- Your ‘Holy Teendham Yatra’ proceeds from Uttarkashi straight to Guptkashi via Lambgaon. On the way you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. Once you arrive at Guptkashi, you can relax and visit the Vishwanath temple and Ardhnarishwar temple in the evening. Your halt for the night will be at Guptkashi.
- Guptkashi: A scenic place, Guptkashi is a place of historical and religious importance. It is a recommended pit stop in this Teendham yatra before your ascend to Kedarnath.
- Vishwanath temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it was one of the famous temples in Guptkashi.
- Ardhnarishwar temple: a temple dedicated to half-man and half-woman form of Shiva and Parvati.
Day 05: Trek to the magnificent Kedarnath
- You will start early from Guptkashi for your visit to Kedarnath which is one of the three main sites of the Teendham yatra. You will be driven by road upto Sonprayag. From there you can walk or avail assistance of pony or doli / palanquin to Kedarnath. You have to trek through the hilly terrains of Kedarnath but the way up is enjoyable and worth climbing. There are different stalls, resting areas and medical help facilities on your way up. It is recommended to carry your personal belongings like medicines, heavy woollens, toiletries and clothes as you will have an overnight halt at Kedarnath. Once on the top, you can either visit the temple or relax for the night.
- Kedarnath: The Kedarnath temple is situated on the vast Kedarnath range. It is a very important destination of Hindu spiritual tours. It is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, and one of the most prime temple of the Panch Kedars (5 Shiva temples of the Garhwal Himalayas). One of the major attractions of this tour is the trek which gives you a lifetime experience and a splendid view of the valley and surroundings.
Day 06: Worship at Kedarnath temple and trek back to Sonprayag
- The day at Kedarnath begins, very early in the morning. After a holy bath, you can visit the temple by 4.45am for the “Abhishek”. You can even enter the Garbha Griha or Sanctum sanctorum. After veneration, you can begin your trek downwards back to Sonprayag and further on by road to Guptkashi. Your halt for the night will be at Guptkashi.
Day 07: To the last of the three dhams- Badrinath
- Your Teendham tour continues to the next spiritual destination-Badrinath via Joshimath. In Badrinath, you can visit the Badrinath temple and other significant sites like Tapt kund, Brahma kapal, Sheshnetra, Mata Murti temple, Charan Paduka, Mana village, Vasundhara that day or the next day as per the time available. Your halt for the night is at Badrinath.
- Badrinath: A picturesque town and one of the abode of Lord Vishnu, Badrinath is the holiest and last dham of the ‘Teen dham’ sites. It is situated between the Nar and Narayan Mountain peaks and gives a majestic view. The snowy mountain peaks, the river Alaknanda and the mind blowing landscapes provides you to be one with nature and God.
- Tapt kund: a natural hot water spring below the Badrinath temple. It is a tradition to bathe here before entering the temple.
- Brahma Kapal: A site where devotees pray for their deceased loved ones.
- Sheshnetra: 1.5 Km from the temple there a rock which gives an impression of the Sheshnag's eye (the legendary snake of lord Vishnu).
- Mata Murti Temple: 3 Km from Badrinath temple, the Mata Murti temple is situated on the banks of Alaknanda. This is the site where Mata Murti mela or fair takes place every year.
- Charan Paduka: 3 Km from Badrinath temple, there is a cave which has a rock believed to be the footprint of lord Vishnu.
- Mana Village: an Indian village bordering the land of Tibet.
- Vasundhara: A beautiful waterfall located in the serene surroundings of the Himalayas, gives every pilgrim and nature lover to be one with nature and to find divine peace
Day 08: To one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences)- Rudraprayag
- On this day, you can visit and explore the remaining sites around Bad rinath. The town of Badrinath provides its devotees the peace and tranquility that they seek for. After completing your tour through the town of Badrinath, you will begin your journey to the next destination of Rudraprayag via Joshimath. This place also has many shrines and temples where you can visit and meditate. Your halt for the night will be at Rudraprayag.
- Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is the point of confluence for the rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. It is a busy city and is a connecting centre for devotees who travel on to both Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Day 09: Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas-Rishikesh
- Your Teendham yatra proceeds to its last holy city of Rishikesh. Rishikesh known as the “Land of sages” is also now recognised as the “Yoga Capital of the World”. It is a spiritual town situated on the banks of Ganga and is surrounded on three sides by the Shivalik mountain ranges.
- Once you have checked in, you can go on to visit the Rishikesh temple and enjoy exploring the beautiful town of Rishikesh which is blessed with nature’s bounty. Sites like – Bharat mandir, Triveni ghat, Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, are a must see for every pilgrim. Your halt for the night will be at Rishikesh.
- Bharat Mandir: Bharat Mandir is the most ancient temple in Rishikesh. Doing pilgrimage and worship in this temple on Akshaya tritiya is considered to be equivalent to a pilgrimage to Badrinath.
- Triveni ghat: Triveni ghat next to Bharat mandir is a sacred ghat where aarti in the evening is a view to behold.
- Laxman Jhula: An iron suspension bridge, built in 1929, is a site you must visit on your trip to Rishikesh. This bridge is said to be constructed on the very site where Laxman, the brother of Ram, crossed the river Ganga using a jute rope. The view atop this bridge is breathtaking and the cool breeze flowing is said to carry away your worries, giving you inner peace and tranquility.
- Ram Jhula: Further away from the Laxman Jhula is the Ram Jhula. Built in 1980, Ram Jhula, is a suspension bridge similar to Laxman Bridge, but is larger in size. It connects the two banks of the river Ganga from Swarg Ashram on the western side to Sivananda Ashram on the eastern side. Pilgrims get to experience the flow of the river Ganga below and the splendid surroundings atop the bridge.
Day 10: Conclusion of Teendham yatra
- On this day, your “Holy Teendham Yatra” ends, promising you a renewed feeling and a divine experience. For your return journey, you will be driven back to Delhi via Haridwar. You will be dropped at your respective departure points.
- Neelkantha temple, Triyuginarayan temple, Ukhimath, Kalimath, Chopta, Auli sites are not included in the package.
- It is recommended but not compulsory to have a medical checkup before climbing Kedarnath.