Pilgrimage to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Haridwar & Rishikesh

Pilgrimage to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Haridwar & Rishikesh is a very popular pilgrimage tour in India. These places are considered as very holy places by Hindus. Group travel package is the best option to cover these major Hindu pilgrimage centers.

Yamunotri Pilgrimage route
Yamunotri Pilgrimage route

Yamunotri, is the source of holy river Yamuna. It is the seat of the Goddess Yamuna, as per Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 10,804 ft above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas.  Yamunotri is located approximately 30 kilometers north of Uttarkashi, in Uttarakhand State, India.

Gangotri is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi, in Uttarakhand State. Gangotri  is the origin of the River Ganges. It is also the seat of the goddess Ganga,as per Hinduism.

Kedarnath,is among the holiest pilgrimage center for any devout Hindu. It is in the Himalayas at the head of the Mandakini River. Kedar is another name of lord Shiva, the protector & the destroyer of the universe, as per Hinduism.

Badrinath is considered as the most sacred center of pilgrimage for Hindus, situated in the Himalayan Region, in the state of Uttarakhand. Badrinath  is located at an altitude of more than 10000 feet above sea level. The route to Badrinath is one of the the most scenically beautiful places in the world.

Haridwar, is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to the Hindus. It is in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state, India

Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.  Rishikesh is situated in Dehradun district, in the state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is known as “The Gateway to the Himalayas”. The word Rishikesh means Lord of Senses or Lord Vishnu.

Where Do I Start My Pilgrimage?

Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarahkand state, serves as the main access point for the pilgrims. Please contact your   travel agent as this may vary for some of the travel agencies. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, at Dehradun.

Dehradun is well connected by roads to all parts of India.

Tags: BADRINATH, Gangotri, Group travel package, HARIDWAR, KEDARNATH, RISHIKESH, the pilgrims, YAMUNOTRI

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