Himalayas in Uttaranchal are blessed with gushing rivers, majestic snow-clad
peaks, enchanting lakes and a rich plethora of flora and fauna, have often
been described as the “Abode of Gods”.
naturally then, the blissful air of divinity and picture- postcard beauty that
envelopes the region lends it a touch of paradise.
endless panorama of scenic wonders is nothing short of a romance with pristine
soul-lifting nature itself. Dotting the region are many places of sanctity
& sources of venerated rivers.
those in search of the divine , Pilgrim Packages, have been designed .These
package tours facilitate easy access, chalking out the most appropriate and
convenient tour programmes.
shrine of Kedarnath one of the Four Dhams dedicated to Lord Shiva is held
in great esteem and is visited by a large number of pilgrims every
year. Legend has it that the Pandavas of the Mahabharat epic underwent severe
penance here. It is one of the twelve “Jyotirlingas” of Lord Shiva. The
is situated at an altitude of 3,581 metres above sea-level, against the
backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range.
from Rishikesh – 215 kms. + 15 kms. trek
shrine of Yamunotri, situated at an elevation of 3235 metres above sea-level
is one of the four dhams of Uttarakhand. The source of Yamuna lies about 1 km.
ahead at an altitude of about 4421 metres.
from Rishikesh – 222 kms. +14 kms. trek
sacred shrine, situated at an altitude of 3,200 mts. Is the source of the
river Bhagirathi. It is surrounded by the mountain peaks of Shivling,
Satopanth and Bhagirathi sisters. Accessible by a motorable road, it is among
the most pious pilgrimages.
from Rishikesh – 255 kms.
is the snout of the Gangotri glacier and the present source of the Bhagirathi
river. Devotees do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone
chilling icy water here.
from Rishikesh – 276 kms.
Guru Shankaracharya, in the 8th century A.D., performed penance
under a tree here and after attaining enlightenment, established a Math,
(religious centre), known as “Jyotirmath”. The name Joshimath is derived
from Rishikesh – 250 kms.
Laxamn temple and Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara are 5.5 kms. from Ghangharia situated
at an altitude of 4320 metres above sea- level on the banks of the
(Lok- Pal). Pilgrims come here during June-Sept.
from Rishikesh – 272 kms.
metres) Popularly known as Chhota Kailash, it offers breathtaking view of the
snow peaks of Annapurana, the gushing Kali river & green forests. Here is
a small beautiful lake called Parvati Tal. It is an area of great natural
beauty, peace & serenity.
by bus- 618 kms.; by trek – 103 kms.
in Hindu mythology, at a height of 4550 metres above sea-level, the view from
here breathtaking on a full moon night. It is situated between the majestic
Kailash on the north & the Gurla Mandhata on the south.