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Destination : Kalimpong | Gangtok
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Kalimpong is a hill station in the Mahabharat Range in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at an average elevation of 1250 metres(4101ft). The town is the headquarters of the Kalimpong subdivision, a part of the district of Darjeeling.
Gangtok - The precise meaning of the name Gangtok is unclear, though the most popular meaning is “hill top”.Today, Gangtok is a centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning, with the presence of several monasteries, religious educational institutions, and centres for Tibetology.
Arrival Delhi Railway Station / Airport, Meet & Assist further drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of “Hrishikesh” and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan Ashram. Overnight stay.
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later visit BadrinathTemple.Overnight stay at Badrinath.
Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and 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”.
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for PinddanShraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, VyasGufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive to Rudraprayag. Check InHotel.Overnight stay.
TaptKund: Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
NaradKund: A recess in the river, near TaptKund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
BrahamaKapal: A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Sheshnetra: 1.5kms away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag’s eye.
Charanpaduka: 3kms away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include SeshNetra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara: As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. ismotorableuptoMana.
BhimPul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge lies over the roaring Saraswatiriver. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
VyasGufa (cave): Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where VedVyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Rudraprayag: It is the confluence of river Mandakini and river Alaknanda.
After Breakfast drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Later visit Haridwar Sight Seeing & Temples. At evening visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti.Back to your hotel, Night halt. .
Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.