Pickup from haridwar and transfer to Barkot via Mussoorie, enroute visit Mussoorie Lake & Kempty Fall in
Mussoorie. Later drive straight to Barkot. Check into the hotel arrival in Barkot. Overnight stay at Barkot.
Barkot Weather- Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius, Winter:
The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold,temp ranges from 10 deg to 05 deg.
Early morning after breakfast (packed breakfast), drive to Jankichatti / Phoolchatti & star trek from here to
Yamunotri (6kms) (Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost). After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s
warm water and having “Darshan” of “Yamunaji” return to Jankichatti by trek. Later drive towards Barkot,
Overnight stay at Barkot.
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice
in the present century and rebuilt again. At Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it
in the hot water of the Tapt kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple
“Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila.
Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs near temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most
important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Yamunotri Weather : In summer the maximun temp is 18 degrees and the minimum is 10 degrees celsius.
The days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Check into the hotel arrival in Uttarkashi. Visit Kashi Vishwanath
Temple in Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams, temples. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and
location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is also situated on
the banks of River Ganga.
Vishwanath temple : Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed
in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of
the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial
at the temple complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple
complex. Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per
Skunda Puran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as
one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Shakti temple : Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6
meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making
of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this
Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is
erected over here.
Uttarkashi Weather : Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights
is pleasant, Cold in winters.
Early morning (packed breakfast) drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund,
further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic
views of the Deodar trees and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river
Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time
in the lovely surroundings. Later drive back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Gangotri Temple: The temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century,
is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
Gangotri Weather : The maximum temperature during summer can go up to 20° Celsius. Summer nights can
get cooler with a minimum temperature of 10° Celsius. Light woolen clothes are required while visiting
Gangotri during summer. Winter season is very chilly in Gangotri. Gangotri will be covered in sheets of snow
during winter. Pilgrim centers remains closed throughout winter due to heavy snow falls.
Morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh ‘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 visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla,
Ram Jhulla. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Rishikesh: Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the
Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world
renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all
kinds of yoga and meditation classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city.
Apart from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out,
and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.