Budhakedar, a beautiful village lying in the cradle of nature, is located in the Tehri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand. The Village is surrounded by steep hills covered with lush green deodar forests.
Budhakedar, which is about 60 km by road from New Tehri is well known for the Budhakedar Temple. Dotted with numerous huts and terraced fields for cultivation amidst mountainous Garhwal Himalayas, Budhakedar gives an opportunity to the visitor, a glimpse into the lives of hill folk.
Budhakedar, besides being famous for its temple is also proven to be a bird watcher’s paradise. Huge variety of colourful mountain birds can be sighted here in their natural environment. Trekking through the wooded hills is also a hit amongst the adventurous lot of tourists.
The BudhakedarTemple is located at the confluence of rivers Bal Ganga and Dharam Ganga and is about 59 Km from New Tehri. The legendary Duryodhana of Mahabharata is believed to have offered Tarpana here.
As the legend goes, during the Mahabharata era, The Pandavas, after the battle of Kurukshetra went looking for Lord Shiva. In their journey, they encountered Rishi Balkhily at Bhrigu Parvat. The Rishi directed the Pandavas to the site of confluence to meet an old man who was meditating there.
When the Pandavas finally reached the site of confluence, the old man vanished and instead a huge Shiv Linga appeared. Rishi Balkhily asked the Panadavas to embrace the Shiv Linga in order to free themselves from their sins committed. This they did, leaving their impressions stamped on the Shiv Linga. This Shiv Linga is considered the biggest Shiv Linga in northern India.
Budhakedar – 2 Night & 3 Days (Package Cost-INR 7,500+5% GST)
- Village Home Stay
- Traditional Dance
- Traditional Foods
- Hot Water
- Buransh Juice
- Traditional Dress Photo Shoot
Duration: 2 Nights | 3 Days
Trekking Days: 1 Days
Best Season: Round the Year
Altitude: 10,100 Ft
Weather: Day: 10°C – 25°C and Night: 6°C – 12°C
Food: Traditional food for Two days.
Traditional Culture: Traditional Dance & Photography in traditional clothes.
Total Trekking: 18 Km
Day 01: Dehradun To Marwari Village (Drive-180 KM,9Hrs.)
We will start the day early morning from Dehradun to Marwari village, from Rishikesh we will move along the Bhilangana river. Till New Tehri you can have access to mobile networks, ATM, scenic view of step farming.
In Marwari, you will stay at homestay.
Dinner &Snacks will be served at Homestay.
Total Road Distance till Marwari Village: 180 Km from Dehradun
Time to Start journey from Dehradun: 7.00 Am
Tea and Breakfast: Dhanolti
Lunch: New Tehri
Dinner: At Homestay Marwari
Dinner: Organic Rajma with flavor of garlic & onion, organic fried potato with Jakhya (Jakhya –Cleome Viscose, is the spice used in Garhwali dishes to feel the exotic taste of buds), Kandali ki Sabji (Vegetable of Nettle), chapatis & red hilly organic rice with clarified butter of Badri cow & Aamlach (sauce made from local fruits; the taste is very sour and your mouth will salivate whenever you think of the taste)
Phase (I) Marwari to Jaral Tal (3KM/2 Hr) Visit two beautiful Lakes. Spend around 1.5hrs
Phase (II) Trek from Jaral Tal to Manjad Tal (2KM/2hours).Visit Lake and Ashram, Spend 1 hour.
Phase (III) Trek from Manjad Tal to Kana Tal (3KM/2HR) Dinner and Night Stay at Kana Tal (tents)
Day 03: Kanatal to Marwari Village via Badethi (Trek 9km/ 3hrs)
After breakfast from Kanatal camp at 7 AM we will move to Marwari homestay. Lunch will be served at Marwari Home stay. After Lunch, we will move go Dehradun
- Traditional Dance
- Arsa & Rote in Snacks with organic tea
- Dinner: Chansoo (Made of various colors of Kidney Beans), Jhangora (Small Hilly Rice),Egg Curry, Rice, White Organic Rajma, Chapatis & Kheer of Raamdana (Amaranthus Red seeds)
Participants must bring:
- Backpack of 30-50 Liters
- Hiking Boots
- Any Adventure tools you may want to carry.
- Woolen Socks, Jacket, Thick Wool Monkey Cap, Thermal Underpants, Full sleeve Shirts, Rain Coat, Warm Gloves.
- Sun Glasses, One Ltr Water bottle
- Toiletries & Towel
- Sun Protection Lotion, Lip Balm & Ankle Support.
- Light Weight Sandals for wearing in Camps
COSTS INCLUDES IN PACKAGE:
- All meals, foods, Tea, Soup, Drinking Water, Coffee, Chocolate, date fruits while staying in camps & Trekking.
- Good Experienced Local Guides, Porters & Mules.
- Permits and Entrance Fee.
- Pick & Drop Facility from Dehradun to Dehradun.
- Traditional Costume for Photography Purpose
- Traditional Dance
COSTS EXCLUDES IN PACKAGE:
- Personal Insurance
- Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
- Anything that is not included in the “Inclusions” list