• India
  • Uttarakhand
  • Nanda Rajjat
  • 0C-34C
  • 17500ft
  • Hindi, English
  • Throughout the Year
  • Rishikeshi
  • Jolly Grant
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    Kirti Saxena
  • We cannot recommend this travel company enough! My husband and I had been wanting to go to India for quite some time but had not done so due to lack of time to plan a worthwhile trip. Booking with this company was exactly what we needed--we told them the types of places and sites we wanted to see and they took care of the rest.

    Martin S
  • I got exactly the vacation I wanted for almost no work and probably cheaper than I could have done it myself. I told this travel company what I wanted and they just did the rest. The hotels and tours/activities were great! Couldn't have asked for more. Great service too they were very responsive and helpful!

    Chirag K

Traditions and Route of Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra

The declaration of Nanda Devi begins from the birth of Chausingha Khadu (The four horned Ram). After his birth, the Kunwars of Kansua village used to bring Ringal ki Chantoli (Bamboo Stick), which is a devotional emblem used to cover the seat of Goddess Nanda like an umbrella. A Golden statue of Nanda Devi is positioned in this Chantoli and it is worshipped along with Chausingha Khadu. Right from the moment when the Yatra begins, thousands of pilgrims walk with the Chausingha Khadu in the direction of Hemkund. Although, Nauti Village has no temple dedicated to Nanda Devi, but this sacred tour starts from this place. There is a belief among the local people that King Shalipaal grounded the Shri Yantra of Nanda Devi at Nauti Village in the 9th Century.
Chausingha Khadu leads the route, which is followed by the devotees. The local folks songs are sung, rites are performed and homage is paid to Nanda Devi on the whole route. The Yatra reaches Kansua from Nauti. Here, the Ringaal Chatoli is given to the Dyudi priests of Koti Chandpur. Chatolis of 12 thokis priests also join this sacred Yatra. The successors of the royal family of Garhwal perform the rites and rituals in Chandpur Garhi. On the way, more and more devotees join the Ringaal Chatoli. One of the most significant areas on the route of this tour is Kulsari. In Kulsari, there is a Kali Yantra, which is dug in the Temple of Kali. This Yantra is dug out in the midnight of the Amavasya during Raj Jat, for worship. This Yantra remains grounded for the next twelve years. One of the halting spots en route is Nanda Kesari and the Raj Jat Yatra gets the spiritual blessings of Nanda Devi of Kurud. After this, the Chatoli is taken over by the priests of Kurud and the Yatra passes through many temples, and villages. All the while the procession only gets bigger and bigger as more and more devotees join in.
The Yatra then achieves Wan. There is a renowned temple of Latoo Devta arranged in Wan. Latoo Devta is said to be the brother of Nanda Devi and is worshipped once every year. The entryways of the temple stay shut for whatever is left of the year, and are opened for the travelers just by the Nautiyals at the season of Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra. After the petitions are over, the entryways are shut again till the following Raj Jat Yatra. Just Nautiyals are approved to do the customs inside this holy place and no other individual can open or close these entryways. More than 110 chatolis and images of various Gods are incorporated into the Raj Jat Yatra.
The Yatra becomes a bit restricted and tougher after Wan. Pregnant women, musical instruments and the articles made of leather are not allowed inside Rinakidhar. Rinakidhar is situated ahead of Wan on the way to Gairoli Patal, which is the subsequent halting spot for the devotees.
All the resulting stopping focuses like Bedni Bugyal, Patar Nachuniya, Kaluwa Vinayak, Bagubassa, Roopkund and Shila Samundar are perceptibly harder and just fit and excited fans can proceed. The Yatra then takes the enthusiasts to Hemkund, a beautiful area between Nanda Ghunti and Trishul Peaks. Here, the Chausingha Khadu is sans set to continue towards Kailash as it is said that the Chausingha Khadu goes with Nanda Devi till the pile of Kailash. All the rest of the rituals and ceremonies are finished in Hemkund and every one of the lovers come back to Nauti subsequent to finishing the customs. Villagers sort out Yagya and Bhagwat at Nauti. Along these lines, the goodbye to Nanda Devi is done and every one of the general population who have partaken in Yatra are honored by Nanda Devi.

Itinerary for Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra

* August 18- The sacred journey starts from Nauti village and reaches Idabadhani

* August 19- Idabadhani to Nauti

* August 20- Nauti to Kansuwa

* August 21- Kansuwa to Sem

* August 22- Sem to Koti

* August 23- Koti to Bhagwati

* August 24- Bhagwati to Kulsari

* August 25- Kulsari to Chepdnue

* August 26- Chepdnue to Nandkesari

* August 27- Nandkesari to Faldiagaon

* August 28- Faldiagaon to Mundoli

* August 29- Mundoli to Wan

* August 30- Wan to Gairoli Patal

* August 31- Gairoli Patal to Bedni

* September 01- Bedni to Patar Nachaunia

* September 02- Patar Nachaunia to Shilasamudra

* September 03- Shilasamudra to Hemkund and Chandaniyaghat

* September 04- Chandaniyaghat to Sutol

* September 05- Sutol to Ghat

* September 06- Ghat to Nauti

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Jay & Anushka

28 December 2022

Everything was Excellent

Just returned from a small trip to Auli. We spent 5 days in Auli & Rishikesh. All arrangements done for our tour were amazing. Hotels, guides, driver etc. everything was excellent. Karni was always there to help us whenever we had doubt regarding the itinerary. He was super quick in responding to our queries. We highly recommend this tour!!

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Jay & Anushka. We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Lalit & Ritu

25 December 2022

Exceeded all my Expectations

I completed a 6 -day Uttarakhand trip with this tour company. It was an incredible experience! I am a woman, and I was traveling in India alone. Even though it was the off-season, I was so pleased that the company arranged for me to do this trek with four other women. It was winter (and very cold), but the company arranged for some lovely accommodations along the three nights of our trek. The food was amazing, the trekking was an enjoyable challenge, and the views along the entire trek were absolutely breathtaking. Binod, our kind and competent guide, was absolutely wonderful, and I'm grateful for him leading us through the wilderness in this magical place! I absolutely recommend this company to everyone! Their service exceeded all of my expectations, and I'm so grateful for this experience. I can't wait to travel back to the Himalayas for more trekking.

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Lalit & Ritu. We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Rahul & Priya

24 December 2022

Highly recommended

We just finished the Kedarkantha trek. We had an excellent guide, Naveen. He has the widest knowledge about the geography, the plants, everything. He took care of all our needs during the trek. We highly recommend this company and especially the guide Pemba for anyone considering taking a Trek in the Uttarakhand region. The trek was amazing, and we had very good views in the morning of the whole Himalaya range including Himalayas in the distance. On our way we had a chance to meet the local population, see how they live, and learn to make Bhang ki Chutney...

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Rahul & Priya. We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Amit & Sikha

22 December 2022

Fantastic Experience

We have just just returned home after doing the amazing 6 day Uttarakhand tour! Wow, what a fantastic experience, we were so lucky with the weather and got to enjoy incredible views of Himalayan Peaks. The trek was a lot tougher than I expected but we all survived ok. I have to say the entire All Seasons team were superb, Mr Binod ( our guide) was a true gentleman and very patient with us, his knowledge of the flora and fauna made the trek more interesting especially for m6 son who has a keen interest in nature. Just want to say thanks to Subash for his attention and responsiveness to all my queries in planning this trip, he was fantastic and I wish him well in the future, his ethos of supporting the families high up in the mountains is commendable.

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Amit & Sikha. We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Karanveer & Gurmeet

20 December 2022

Highly Recommended

It was a very well organise tour. Very enjoyable and great customer service.

Karanveer & Gurmeet

19 December 2022

Highly Recommended

It was a very well organise tour. Very enjoyable and great customer service.

Anant & Anushka

18 December 2022

Amazing Time

Had an amazing time on the tour. This tour exceeded our expectations in all way. Highly recommended.

Himanshu & Navya

16 December 2022

Loved the tour

Just returned from a short and wonderful trip to Uttarakhand with amazing tour company team. They did everything and beyond to make our holiday fantastic. Thank You!!

Ritesh & Tanaya

14 December 2022

Loved the tour

I know this company for almost 10 years now. I guess i was one of the first customer and know Rahul`s Family really well. The Trips are fantastic, thank you so much Rahul !!!

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