Do Dham Yatra from Haridwar
The Do Dham – is the area of the Garhwal that contains the most important pilgrimage destinations of the Hindu religion. The temples of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are equivalent to the four springs of the four sacred rivers of India: Yamunotri the Yamuna river, Gangotri the Ganges river, Kedarnath the Mandakini river and Badrinath the Alaknanda river.
Gangotri- Actually, Gangotri is not the exact point where the Ganges rises or rather Bhagirathi, but Gaumukh, about twenty kilometres from Gangotri. Here we are on the border with Tibet, the trekking that can be done in the surroundings is wonderful and the effort disappears as soon as you look around. Given the sensitivity of political relations between China and India, we advise you to take a guide of the place, easy to find, that knows well the paths and difficulties that can be encountered. Surely if you pass through Gangotri you can not go to Gaumukh and the meadows of Tapovan where the Shivling reigns supreme (about 6,500 m), both in the name and in appearance it represents the lingam of Shiva, the phallus of the powerful mountain god Himalayan. Another route, quite easy, but noteworthy is towards the Kedar Tal (about 4,400 m).
The waters of the Yamuna river come from the glaciers of Mount Kalinda Parvat (about 4400 meters high)
. The temple is not of particular relevance, unlike the path that goes from Janki Chatti up to the temple of Yamunotri (a dozen kilometres)
able to unveil breathtaking views. In these parts it is difficult to meet European tourists,
they are mainly Indian tourists. Next, to the temple, you can see the hot vapours of the thermal waters
, also used to cook food to offer to the gods during the puja (rite of offers and prayers)