HARIDWAR : Haridwar is an important pilgrimage city and municipality in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India. The River Ganges, after flowing for 253 kilometers (157 mi) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar. which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.
Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to the Samudra manthan, Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nasik and Allahabad is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela being celebrated every 3 years in one of the 4 places, and thus every 12 years in Haridwar. Amidst the Kumbha Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha. Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, “footsteps of the Lord”) and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.
( Cost of trip-80 USD $ per person Including Taxi, lunch, and guide )
Kunjapuri :Kunjapuri Devi Temple is located on a hillock around 25 km away from Rishikesh. This temple is dedicated to one of the thirteen most important goddesses of Shivalik range. The temple is well-known among the travellers as it gives a beautiful view of the sunrise and the sunset from the greater Himalayan peaks. Snow ranges and peaks of Garhwal Himalayas like Swarga Rohini, Gangotri. can also be seen from this temple.
It is believed that the upper half of the body of Sati fell here, when her husband was carrying her body to Kailash. Sati dropped herself in to the yagna fire when her father Daksha made offensive remarks about her husband. The temple has been constructed on the same site where her body fell. this temple is dedicated to goddess Durga and is famous for its sunrise.
(Cost of trip-50 USD $ per person) Including Taxi, lunch, and guide
Vashistha cave :Vishishta Gufa ranks way at the top of the favorite destinations in India, especially for meditation. It is located just north of Shivpuri on the bank of the Ganga. There is the strong possibility of a past-life association involved here. People love to meditate in the stillness of that divine cave & eagerly look forward to what would be their next visit to the place. Also known as “Vashishta’s Cave” or “Vashishta’s Ashram,” the Rishi Vashishta, who was the guru of Sri Rama & his brothers Lakshman, Bharata & Shatrugna, reportedly lived here 9000 years ago..
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Devprayag : Devprayag is the place of confluence of rivers alaknanda and Bhagirathi. according to mythology there is another river which is believed to confluence here named Sarsawati that originates from mana village in badrinath and in devprayag the river emerges from the feet of shri raghunathji ji at raghunath temple. The footprints of Lord Rama exist at “ RAMA KUNDA”.
Dehradun : - Dehradun is the capital of Uttrakhand. And very famous for Buddha Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple
(Cost of trip-80 USD $ per person). Including Taxi, lunch, and guide
Neelkanth- The temple is one of the most revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site. It is enveloped between the valleys of Manikoot Mountain. According to Hindu mythology, the place where the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple currently stands is the sacred location where Lord Shiva consumed the poison Halahala that originated from the sea when Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) churned the ocean in order to obtain Amrita. This poison that emanated during the Samudramanthan (churning.g of ocean) made his throat blue in color. Thus, Lord Shiva is also known as Nilkanth, literally meaning The Blue Throated One. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is situated at a height of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. Lord shiva drunk poison and sit on this mountain.
NEELKANTH Mahadev temple is situated at an elevation of 1330 meters and about 32 km from Rishikesh
(Cost of trip-50 USD $ per person) Including Taxi, lunch, and guide.