Ganga the holiest river of India originates from Gangotri and this makes this one of the most significant Hindu pilgrimages dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Likewise other pilgrimages of the Char Dham circuit, Gangotri is also open for a public visit for six months only and for the rest part of the year the shrine is closed. There are several legends associated with its origin and the most interesting and significant is related to the one that of Lord Shiva.
It is stated in the mythology that when River Ganga came down on the earth to cleanse the sin of King Bhagirath then her speed of flowing was so high and was devastating to the living beings on the earth. To control the speed of heavily flowing river, Lord Shiva locked her in his matted hair and this incident can be witnessed in every idol and image of Lord Shiva. Every year millions of Indians, as well as foreign devotees, flock to this sacred site in Uttarakhand to seek the blessings of River Ganga and come with an unflinching faith of washing away all their committed sins and to free them from the cycle of birth and death. If you are also burdened with the guilt of something or want to seek the blessings of Goddess Ganga then do explore this revered shrine this year and to make your dream visit true we have brought 2 nights and 3 days long Gangotri Yatra from Haridwar which is inclusive of all the relevant and basic amenities needed on the trip.
Gangotri Yatra Itinerary from Haridwar
Day 1 :Haridwar – Uttarkashi
Our driver will be waiting for you to pick you up from the Haridwar Railway Station so reach on time. Upon your arrival in Haridwar, you will be taken to Uttarkashi through our private vehicle. Despite being a long journey of almost 6 to 7 hours you are not going to feel irritated or much tired as the beauties and the scenic vistas entertain you throughout the journey. On reaching the destination city you will be taken to one of your pre-listed hotels where you can unwind yourself in the cozy hotel room and relax for a few hours. Later in the evening, set out to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and then walk along the nearby market areas to buy the things you find interesting and complete this day schedule with a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 2 :Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
Leave your hotel early morning today so that you can visit the shrine before it gets too crowded. Take a holy dip into the hot thermal water spring and then drive towards Gangotri via the Harsil Valley. Harsil is one of the most alluring and appealing destinations in Uttarakhand which is flooded with tourists throughout the year, especially during the summer season. This hilly area is dotted with dense green forests, towering Deodar trees, and the lofty mountains so your journey to Gangotri from Uttarkashi is not going to be hectic at all. Upon your arrival at the huge shrine of Goddess Ganga pay your offerings to the deity and seek the blessings for your lifelong prosperity and wealth. Later completing the puja rituals drive back to Uttarkashi by following the same route and then on reaching the hotel serve your taste buds with a relishing night meal and then relax overnight.
Day 3 :Uttarkashi – Haridwar
Post breakfast at the hotel, check-out and lace up your shoes to drive towards Haridwar, en-route which you will be exploring the wonders of Rishikesh. Post dropping you at Haridwar Railway Station your trip with us concludes here. We hope you had a great with us.
- Participate as an audience in the evening Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri and complete the puja rituals at Mansa Devi Temple.
- Do the philosophy of Goddess Ganga at Gangotri and bring Prasad for your family, relatives, and friends.
- All car / taxi / cab service
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, parking fees, fuel charges
- Pick up and drop off service
- Medical and travel insurance
- Any expense of personal nature
- Monument entrance fees
- Tipping, phone bills, etc.
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section