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The ashram of Vishnu in the mortal world, every year in the month of may, lord himself come to earth for the good of mankind, the magnificent temple situated between the Nar and Narayan mountains ,with the banks of Alaknanda river at the height of nearly ten thousand meters , a black stone statue of is worshiped as meditating lord. In Sanskrit it is called as Badri dham, badri for the wife of Vishnu Bhagwan who according to the legend gave shadow to the meditating lord as in the form of berry tree (badri).

When Buddhism became the dominant religion in India, the idol of Badrinath was thrown into the Narad kund. Adi Sankracharya retrieved it and re-installed the deity for worship. He appointed a namboodri Brahmin from Kerala as Rawal at Badrinath, which traditionally still continues. A group of idols in temple, which include Ganesh, lakshmi, Nar, Narayan, kuber, udhav, Garud and Narad, form the ‘badrish panchayat‘. Ghanta karn is also worshiped here. Just past the Singha dwar of the temple is an image of Garud, the lord’s vehicle. Traditionally the yatra to kedarnath is undertaken before coming to Badrinath. For the devotee who has been unable to do this, the temple of Adi kedareshwar nearby is to be visited first. Devotees offer pind daan for their ancestors at the holy Braham kapal tirth, just outside the gate of the temple, after which, it is believed, no other sharadh is necessary. Facing the temple, by the banks of the Alaknanda, is a hot water spring known as Taptkund, a bath in it is holy.

Nearby in Badrinath there is Joshimath is the seat of Adi Sankracharya. It has a temple of Narshingha as well. Nearby is the Sankracharya cave, where Sankracharya is believed to have attained his jyotirdarshan or enlightenment. Hence it was called jyotirpith, and later came to be known as Joshimath, Pandukeshwar the winter seat of Badrinath.

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Day 01

HARIDWAR – BADRINATH (320 kms/ 10hrs)

Welcome to Badrinath Yatra. meet Mandir Yatra Representative at Haridwar Railway Station, proceed to Badrinath. On Arrival at Badrinath Check - In hotel. Pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal & Aarti in evening. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinath jee. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Badrinath Weather: The average maximum temperature will be around 18° Celsius and the average minimum is 8° Celsius. Warm and woolen clothes are hence required for a stay in Badrinath throughout the year. Winter in Badrinath is often accompanied by snow falls. Winter is very chilly with an average temperature of 5° Celsius. Due to the extreme climatic conditions, this time is usually closed for tourists.

Day 02

BADRINATH – JOSHIMATH – RUDRAPRAYAG (160 kms/ 5hrs)

Morning after breakfast, drive for Rudraprayag via Joshimath. Visit on the way Narsingh Temple in Joshimath later drive to Rudraprayag. On arrival at Rudraprayag Check – In Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Rudraprayag Weather: Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 35-40 ° Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold, temp ranges from 20° Celsius to 05° Celsius.

Day 03

RUDRAPRAYAG – HARIDWAR (165 kms/ 5hrs)

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. Later proceed to Haridwar Railway Station for onward Journey.

• Refreshing welcome drink (Non – Alcoholic) On Arrival.
• Haridwar Railway Station Private Transfers.
• 02 Nights accommodation in Hotel.
• Daily Breakfast & Dinner at Hotel.
• All Transfer & Sightseeing by Private Ac Vehicle (Ac will not work on hill area).
• All Toll Tax, Parking & Driver Allowance.

• Air fare / train fare until mentioned in the itinerary.
• Any meals other than those specified in ‘Inclusions’.
• Any Safari/ Any Monuments fee.
• Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, Pooja samagri etc.
• Any other item not specified in ‘Inclusions’.
• Porterage at hotels / airport / railway station and during trekking.
• Ponies / Dollies during trekking.
• Entrance fees during sightseeing.
• Camera fee / Emergency & medical cost.
• Cost incidental due to road blocks, landslides, change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and or any factors beyond control.

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