Valley of Gods
Tour in Uttaranchal, India (14 Nights 15 Days Summer Tour)
Day 1: Delhi. Arrive Delhi. Delhi sightseeing of Baoris, Lotus temple, Akshardham temple and Bangla Sahib.
Day 2: Haridwar Drive from Delhi to Haridwar. On the way visit temples Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi temple in Haridwar located on the high hills. You will reach temples on rope way which give spectacular look the valley along with Ganges river. You can also have a glimpse of Ganga Aarti at haridwar. Overnight at Haridwar.
Day 3: Rishikesh. Depart from Haridwar and arrive at Rishikesh. On arrival visit some of the old temples and famous Ashrams like Shivananda Ashram, Gita Bhawan, Parmarth Ashram. In the evening enjoy the Aarti (musical ceremony in honour of mother river Ganges) at the bank of Ganges organized by Parmarth Ashram.
Day 4: Rudraprayag. Drive from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag. On the way visit Vashist Gufa (The cave of ancient sage believed to have done meditation in this cave). See the beautiful confluence Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river, the tributary of Ganges at the holy city of Dev prayag. Arrive Rudraprayag and visit Koteshwar temple and nearby cave believed to be a place where Shiva has done meditation. The surrounding view is outstanding.
Day 5: Kedarnath. Depart for Guptakashi and visit Karthiswamy temple one the way. Arrive Guptakashi and visit Ardh Narishwar temple and Vishwanath temple near Manikarnik kund.
Day 6: Kedarnath. Drive to Phata and take helicopter to Kedarnath. One of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and is also a beautifull place to visit. It is located at the height of 3553 meters. Return to Guptakashi for overnight.
Day 7: Joshimath. Drive from Guptakashi to Joshimath. On the way visit Omkareshwar temple at Ukhimath and today you will explore many temples on the way. Arrive Joshimath.
Day 8: Badrinath. Today you can see the Narashimha temple and Shankaracharya monastery, Kalpvriksha and other temples. The city of Joshimath is great stop for travelers before reaching to the end point Badrinath. Drive through the mountains and reach one of the highest point (3300 meter) of your journey by arriving at Badrinath. The resting place of Lord Vishnu.
Day 9: Badrinath. In the morning visit the Badrinath temples, pass through last village on Indian border named Mana and see the caves: Vyas gufa and Ganesha Gufa. Also have a view of bridge made of single stone considered to be made by legendary hero Bheem from the legend Mahabharata. The sound of Alaknanda river passing through the huge stones is amazing too.
Day 10: Kausani. Drive from Badrinath to Kausani. On the way visit beautiful temples of Kot Bhamari and Baijnath temple. You can also have the glimpse of tea plantation near Kausani. It is one of the famous touristic spot for its glimpse of high mountain of Himalayas. If the weather is clear in one look you can see 300 km ranges of Himalaya.
Day 11: Almora. In the morning visit Gandhi Ashram to have a glimpse of Himalayas and know the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation. Nearby you can also visit Rudrahari Cave and temple. Also visit Somehswar temple, Nanda Devi temple in Almora. In the evening also visit Kasaar Devi temple. This temple comes under the Van Allen Belt and has enormous geomagnetic field.
Day 12: Almora. Today visit Chitai Golu temple. Further drive and visit Jageshwar group of temples and also visit Patal Bhubaneshwar Cave. This cave is believe to be as old as earth. Return to Almora.
Day 13: Nainital. Today drive from Almora to Nainital, the picturesque spot is good place to relax. It has a beautiful lake where you can enjoy the boat ride. It is one of the best summer destination for tourists in India due to it accessibility and natural beauty.
Day 14: Nainital – Delhi. Today drive from Nainital to Delhi. On the way visit Khurpa Taal lake and nearby temples before driving to Delhi. On arrival overnight at Delhi.
Day 15: Depart from Delhi to your home country or onward destination.