The holy place overlooks the thundering river Bhagirathi and flows between the rugged mountains; Gangotri is the spiritual source of India’s holiest river Ganga. Here Ganga known as Bhagirathi, who performed sacrament to bring her down from the heavens. It is believed that bathing in her waters brings liberation from all sins committed in the present and past birth .The actual source is ice cave of Gamukh.
According to the legend, a Suryavanshi king Sagar performed an Ahwamedh yagna; his sixty thousand sons were conquering the states the horse had crossed. Threatened by this the rain god Indra stoled the horse, and tied it to kapil muni;s ashram. Sagar’s sons followed the horse into the ashram and were disrespectful to the seer, who cursed them and all sons were to ashes, the king beseeched the seer for forgiveness, but the curse could not be reversed, however, seer suggested that if the holy Ganga the river of heaven, were to come to earth, the touch of her waters would ensure the deliverance of the princes. Many descendents of sagar failed to their efforts to bring the holy Ganga to earth, until Bhagirath was born. He persevered in his prayers until Ganga agreed to come down from the heavens, but such was her power that her decent to earth would destroy it, so Bhagirath prayed to lord Shiva, who agreed to contain Ganga in his locks, from where he released few drops of her celestial waters for the benefit of mankind. The river thus flowed on earth, cleansing all that was impure in her path, and delivering the son of sagar from the curse.
Day 1Delhi to Haridwar (230km/6hrs)
Departing to Haridwar by road, Lunch enroute. On arrival at Haridwar, check in at your hotel. The day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Ganga -Aarti at Har-Ki-Pauri. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 2Haridwar to Uttarkashi (190km/7 hrs)
After a relaxed breakfast leave for Uttarkashi. One of the most beautiful valleys in the world the .On arrival checks in for dinner, night stay.
Day 3Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100km/4hrs)
With breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the sacred River, The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. Come back to Hotel in the afternoon to relax in the bright sunshine and some of breathtaking views of the beautiful valley. In the evening, perform the Ganga Aarti at resorts own riverbank. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4Uttarkashi to Haridwar (180km/7Hrs)
After early breakfast leave for Uttarkashi, enroute Tea / Coffee and Lunch at Chamba. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight and dine stay at Haridwar.
Day 5Haridwar to Delhi (230km-7Hrs) Railway Station / Airport).
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to New Delhi. Tour Terminate.
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Tour Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
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