- Rishikesh: Located on the banks of the Holy Ganga and just 24 kilometers from Haridwar, Rishikesh is the Gateway to the Himalayas and is also famous as 'Yoga Capital of the World'. The calm and serene banks of Rishikesh attract many Yogis and Sages who come here for attainment of salvation.
- Devprayag: Located along the Rishikesh - Badrinath road, this place is famous for the holy confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. Flowing downwards from here, these two rivers are now called the holy Ganga. Devprayag, which means 'holy confluence', is also famous as beginning point of the River Ganga.
- Rudraprayag: Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraparyag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34 kilometers from Srinagar (Garhwal). According to legends, Narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva here, and it was here that Lord Shiva finally appeared in his Rudra Avatar (Angry incarnation) to bless Narad.
- Sonprayag: Situated at an elevation of 1829 meters from the sea level and on the main Kedarnath route, Sonprayag lies at the confluence of river Basuki & Mandakini. It is believed that a mere touch of the holy waters here can help people attain 'Baikunth Dham'.
- Gauri Kund: Located at an altitude 0f 1982 meters above the sea level, Gauri Kund is just 5 kilometers away from Sonprayag en route to Kedarnath. Before heading to Kedarnath on foot, people take bath in the hot water pond here and also visit the Gauri Devi temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvati meditated to attain Lord Shiva.
- Kedarnath: One of the 12 'Jyotirlingas' of Lord Shiva; situated at an altitude of 3584 meters above the sea level at the top of river Mandakini, the holy place of Kedarnath is amongst the most sacred pilgrimages of Hindus. Built in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, Kedarnath stands adjoining the site of another temple built by the Pandavas. Outside the temple door, there is stone carved statute of the Nandi Bull sitting there like a guard. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this exquisitely built temple is said to be more than a 1000 years old.
- Joshimath: This is an important destination on the route, with many important religious destinations falling in close proximity with Gangotri, Yamunotri and Badrinath. Also an important waypoint for mountain hikers, Joshimath falls on the trekking route to the valley of flowers. Situated on the hills over the convergence of Alaknanda and Dhauli-Ganga, Joshimath offers spectacular views of the Himalayas and the gushing rivers flowing by.
- Badrinath: Situated at an altitude of 3,133 meters above sea level on the banks of river Alaknanda, this holy shrine is dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver and falls in the religious journey of every devoted Hindu.
- Haridwar: Haridwar, which literally means 'the Gateway to the abode of Gods', is blessed by the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha (Shiva) lies on the banks of River Ganga. Well-known for the world renowned 'Maha-Kumbh Mela' coming every 12 years and the Ardh (half) Kumbh arriving every 6 years, this place attracts pilgrims from all parts of the world. A highlight of this place is the 'Ganga Ki Aarti', which is performed at the 'Har Ki Pauri' Ghats every evening.
A HOLY PILGRIMAGE TOUR