Travel Desk

Hotel Vinayak is also a Travel Organiser in haridwar Uttarakhand, with many years of experience. We organises Chardham Yatra Packages, Wildlife Tours (Rajaji national Park), Ganges River Rafting in Rishikesh, Local sight Seeing in Haridwar.

We are the leading and the most preferred platform where travelers can equip themselves with lots of destination knowledge on when to go, where to go and how to go on a rafting vacation in Rishikesh.We organise tours in small groups and see to it that you are very well guided throughout your tour.

Our travel counselors and outfitters have designed the packages keeping travelers’ preferences and budgetary consideration in mind. Not only our tour package are well designed, but they also come along with options of flexibility and freedom. We have a preliminary discussion with tourists after which we customize the tour as per their essentials and requirements.

We also organize Daily Services for :
Haridwar , Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi, Daksh Mahadev & Bharat Mata Temple, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie. Patanjali & Gnaga Aarti, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mathura (Railway & Air Ticketing are available, Taxi & Car on Rent.

CHARDHAM YATRA PACKAGES
The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Peak (3615 m) & situated opposite to Gangotri. The actual source a frozen lake of ice & glacier (Champasar glacier) located on the kalind mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented generally as it is not accessible and hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The tiny Yamuna has icy cold water and its absolute innocence and the infantile purity heightens that deep feeling of reverence, Yamunotri for the devout.

The temple of Yamuna is on the left bank of Yamuna constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna like Ganga has been elavated to the status of divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization.

The picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga, the stream of life, touched earth for the first time. According to mythology, Goddess Ganga, the daughter of heaven, manifested herself in the form a river to absolve the sins of king Bhagirath’s predecessors, following his severe penance of 5500 years. Lord Shiva received into his matted locks to minimize the impact of her fall. The river itself begins at Gangotri which literally means Ganga Uttari or Ganga descending She came to be called Bhagirathi at her legendary source. The Shrine of Gangotri situated at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level amidst captivating surroundings along the right bank of Bhagirathi is 100 km from Uttarkashi. The Shrine of Gangotri opens during the last week of April or the first week of May, on the auspicious day od Akshaya Tritiya. The temples opening is preceded by a special Puja of Ganga both inside the temple as well as on the river bank. The temple’s closes on the day of Diwali followed by a formal closing ceremony amidst a row of oil lamps. It is believed that the Goddess retreats to Mukhwa, her winter abode (12 km downstream)

The temple was constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander Amar Sigh Thapa. The existing temple is said to be the one reconstructed by the Jaipur dynasty. Every year thousands of pilgrims through the sacred shrine between May & October. The Pujaris & brahmins are from the village of Mukhwa. The water from Gangotri is carried to offer to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this water has amrit (nectar) in it and will soothe the throat of Shiva who gulp the poison.

At Yamunotri & Gangotri, the pilgrims are cleansed body & soul and with having achieved purity in that sense, pilgrims to Sri Kedarnath becomes most rewarding. It is also customary to worship Lord Shiva with water of Ganga, which pilgrims going from Gangotri as well take some there to Kedarnath. Kedarnath is the seat of Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve “Jyotirlingas” of Lord Shiva. Lying at an altitude of 3584 m at the head of river Mandakini, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimage for the Hindus. It is no wonder that Adi Guru Shankaracharya – a great scholar & saint, chose to enshrine Lord Shiva in this land, where the unholy becomes oly and the holy becomes holier. It is the place where Lord Shiva absolved Pandavas from the sin of killing their own cousins Kauravas in the battle of Kurukshetra. The origin of the revered temple can be found in the great epic Mahabharat.

At Kedarnath there are several Kunds (pools, tanks) that are known for their religious significans – shivkund, Retkund, hanskund, Udakkund, Rudhirkund are the most important. A little away from Kedarnath is a temple dedicated to Bhaironathji who is ceremoniously worshipped at the opening & closing of Kedarnath. The belief is that Bhairavnathji protects this land from evil during the time when temple of Kedarnath is closed. Badrinath Dham is one of the oldest of Hindu places of worship. On the right bank of the river Alaknanda lies the sacred shrine perched at an altitude of 3133 m above sea level, guarded on either side by the two mountain peaks Nar & Narain with the towering Neelkanth peak providing a splendid back-drop. Also known as the Vishal Badri, the largest among the five Badris, it is revered by all as the apt tribute to Lord Vishnu.

The revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries which gave it the name ‘Badri Van’ meaning ‘forest of berries.’ Built by Adi Shankaracharaya, the philosopher-saint of the 8th century, the temple has been renovated several times due to damage by avalanches and restored in the 19th century by the royal houses of Scindia & Holkar. The main entrance gate is colourful & imposing popularly known as Singhdwar. References to Sri Badrinath have been made in the Vedas & perhaps it was a popular shrine during the Vedic age also. The Skand Purana gives an accvount of the Adiguru consecrating the idol of Lord Badri Vishal in the temple after recovering it from Narad Kund, in a pursuance of a divine call from heaven. The idol is made of black stone similar to granite. So holy is the shrine that it forms one of the four prominent places of Hindu worship. The epic Mahabharat, it is believed, was composed in the Vyas & ganesh caves close by. The Vishnu Ganga which later becomes the Alaknanda flows below the temple. Almost 3 km north of Badrinath, mana is the last Indian village before the Tibetan border. The Vasudhara falls are quite spectacular. On the closing day the residents of Mana offer a choli to the deity to cover the diety all the winter. It is taken off on the opening day & its fibres are distributed amongst the Yatris (pilgrims) as a maha prasadam. Joshimath is the winter deity of Badrinath.

Wildlife Tour
Wild life and wild life sanctuaries are the other attractions for tourists visiting Uttarakhand. Come and see a fascinating diversity of wildlife. Unique, mysterious and forever fascinating, Uttarakhand spans a diverse variety of geographical terrain that is a veritable treasure house of animals and birds. Right from the lofty mountains perennially under a thick blanket of snow, to the river valleys, from the undulating highlands to the thickly forested Terai, one finds a rich variety of species of flora and fauna.

Wildlife abounds all over the state, but in order to protect its many species and to enable visitors to view them in their natural habitat, there are specially designated areas, national parks and sanctuaries.

Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is India ‘s first and finest national park spread over 520sq. kms along the banks of Ram Ganga river, located in the foot hills of the Himalayas. It was named as Corbett National Park in honor and memory of the Late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter, naturalist-turned author and photographer who had helped in setting up the park and demarcating its boundaries.

The elevation of the park ranges between 400 and 1200 mtrs. The park offers different kinds of vegetation all along its varied topography which comprises hilly and riparian areas , temporary marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines.The animals listed in the Corbett are – Leopard, leopard cat, jungle cat, fishing cat, Himalayan black bear, deer, crested serpent, eagle, osprey, Black winged kite, shikra, spotted eagle, babblers etc.

Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park it was established in 1966, located on the edge of doon Valley, covering an area of 820 sq.kms. The wild life here includes elephant, tiger, panther, bear, chital, sambar, wild boar, Kakar, python, monitor lizard etc.

Rafting
The sport of white water river rafting calls for a triumph over the swift swirling river as it gushes past spectacular mountains. It is practiced mainly in the upper reaches where the water is wild and white as it froths and foams, crashing against narrow gorges, rocky outcrops and falls at deep gradients.

Sandy beaches line the river at intervals, allowing river rafters to pull up alongside. The slopes on either side are covered with oak, pine spruce and fir, with the occasional village and its terraced fields dotting the landscape. Wild-Life can be sighted at a distance, especially spotted deer, monkeys, leopard, while multi-hued butterflies flit among flowering bushes. Spiritual retreats and ashrams overlook the river and add to the spiritual experience. Suitable and best season for rafting is October to June.