Gangotri Yamunotri By Road Ex-Haridwar

4 Nights 5 Days

Once you arrive in Haridwar, a representative from India will meet you at the train station or bus stop. Our agent will meet you and provide you with tour details. Then start your tour from Haridwar to Balkot via Dehradun and Mussoorie. You See Kempty Falls and other sites along the way. Then you will arrive at Barcot. Upon arrival, check into your pre-booked hotel. Overnight rest in the hotel.

The next morning, after breakfast, we left for Yamunotri. If you start from Balkot first, you will reach Jankichatti/Poruchatti and start the 6 km trek to Yamunotri from there. If you prefer, you can also ride a horse or pony to reach Yamunotri without much walking.
Yamunotri, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, is a significant pilgrimage site and the source of the Yamuna River. For example, Yamunotri Temple, The main attraction, this ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Pilgrims embark on a challenging trek to seek the blessings of the deity. Surya Kund, A hot water spring near the temple where devotees cook rice and potatoes to offer as prasad (holy food) to the deity.
The water here is scalding but is used to prepare the prasad.Divya Shila, A sacred rock pillar near the temple entrance where devotees offer prayers before entering the Yamunotri Temple. It is believed to be a representation of the deity. Janki Chatti which is a picturesque town and the starting point of the trek to Yamunotri. It serves as a base for pilgrims, providing facilities for accommodation and refreshment. Rest overnight at the hotel.

On the third day, after breakfast, depart for Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi is 80 km from Barkot and takes 2-3 hours by car. Upon reaching Uttarkashi, check-in to your pre-booked hotel. After refreshing at your hotel, visit the famous Vishwanath Temple to seek divine blessings.
Places between Barkot and Uttarkashi offer a mix of spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural richness, making your journey not just a transition but an exploration of the Himalayan region's diverse facets. As you approach Uttarkashi, explore this town situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. Visit the Vishwanath Temple, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Today Sightseeing: Vishwanath Temple.

Next morning, after breakfast, we will start our journey from Uttarkashi to Gangotri. Gangotri is 100 km from Uttarkashi, a 2-3 hour drive. Along the way, you will see the majestic Himalayas, Harsil village and the beautiful Bhagirathi river. Then reach Gangotri temple. Gangotri temple is the abode of Goddess Ganga. Here you will witness Gangotri temple, Surya Kund, Bhagirath Shila, etc. Return to Uttarkashi in the evening.
Gangnani Hot spring: Gangnani is its natural hot water springs, known for their therapeutic properties. The springs emerge from the earth, enriched with minerals, believed to have healing effects on various ailments. The water is comfortably warm, providing a relaxing experience for those who seek its medicinal benefits. The belief in the sanctity of the hot springs adds a spiritual dimension to the overall experience.
Harshil: Harshil is renowned for its unparalleled scenic beauty, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lush greenery, and the murmuring Bhagirathi River. The landscape is a canvas of rhododendron forests, apple orchards, and terraced fields, creating a mesmerizing vista at every turn. Harshil is famous for its apple orchards, contributing to the region's economy and offering a delightful sight during the blooming season.
Gangotri Temple: Gangotri Temple is situated in the picturesque town of Gangotri in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. According to Hindu mythology, the Ganges River descended to Earth from Lord Shiva's locks, and Gangotri is considered its origin. You must witness Ganga Aarti held at the temple is a mesmerizing ritual, with priests chanting hymns and offering prayers to the sacred river. Rest overnight at the hotel.
on the Way Sightseeing: Gangnani Hot Spring, Harshil Vellage, Gangotri Temple.

At the break of dawn, after breakfast, head downhill to Rishikesh, the spiritual city and yoga capital of the world. The journey between Rishikesh and Haridwar is not just a commute but an opportunity to explore some fascinating attractions. You must visit, Triveni Ghat is famous for its evening Ganga Aarti and is a serene spot for spiritual reflection.
The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh, Also known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, this abandoned ashram gained fame when The Beatles visited in the 1960s. Now a tourist attraction, it provides a surreal experience.Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, An ashram situated on the banks of the Ganges, Parmarth Niketan is known for its spiritual teachings, yoga, and the grand daily Ganga Aarti. Rajaji National Park en route, you can explore parts of Rajaji National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. If you're lucky, you might spot elephants, tigers, and various bird species.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Nestled amidst the Manikoot, Vishnukoot, and Brahmakoot peaks, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a picturesque site surrounded by dense forests. Vashishta Gufa, Located near Shivpuri, this cave is believed to be the spot where sage Vashishta meditated. It offers a tranquil environment for meditation. Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Perched at an altitude of 1645 meters, this temple offers panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. Sunrise or sunset visits are particularly breathtaking.Swarg Ashram in Rishikesh, A peaceful area for meditation and yoga, Swarg Ashram is located on the left bank of the Ganges and is known for its spiritual ambiance.
On The Way Sightseeing Spot : Devprayag View, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh Ganga Arti.
Then depart from Haridwar Railway Station/Bus Terminal.