Shantikunj In Haridwar
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Shantikunj, Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
Shantikunj is located in the holy city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga and between the Shivalik ranges of the Himalaya. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Haridwar and also for people who are seeking spiritual guidance. Shanktikunj Haridwar is considered as the nerve center of the spiritual and social organization all world Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP). It was established in the year 1971 and has emerged itself as a focal point of the global movement of Yug Nirman Yojana.
History Of Shantikunj
Shantikunj, founded by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya in the year 1971 is a spiritual site where a number of spiritual practice camps are held which are attended by devotees from all over the world. The place has been visited by many renowned scholars, saints, and leaders. It serves as the headquarters of the spiritual and social organization called All World Gayatri Pariwar.
Shanktikunj Haridwar was established on a small piece of land. It expanded to a larger area and came to be known as Gayatri Nagar. After the expansion pt. Acharya organized many spiritual camps where many people participated. In 1979 brahmavarchas shodh Sansthan (research institute) a satellite campus was constructed at the distance of half a kilometer to the south.
Attractions of Shantikunj
Shantikunj has various attractions like Yagya Shala(a place where fire ceremony takes place), Gayatri Mata Temple, Akhand Deep, Devatma Himalaya Temple(where one can witness the divine sight of four dhams altogether which are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri), Haritima Devalaya. There are book stalls also inside Shantikunj where one can buy spiritual and holy books.
In 1990 shraddhanjali samaroh was organized to pay homage to the memory of Acharya and it was attended by lakhs of his devotees. In 1998 one more campus known as Gayatrikunj was added half a kilometer to the north, it is now known as dev Sanskriti Vishwa Vidyalaya. Pandit Acharya followed the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and worked towards the social upliftment of the Indian society.
The cardinal objective of Shantikunj is the cultural, moral, ethical and spiritual arousal of the devotees and the national integration keeping the Indian heritage in the spotlight. Shantikunj Haridwar ashram is a huge spiritual centre which is fully managed by its dedicated volunteers. Visitors of all faiths and linkages visit the ashram to fulfill their spiritual needs and engross themselves in the development of the divinity of mankind.
There are many spiritual camps which are organized on a regular basis where the main aim is the complete development of the country and its individuals which bring out the noble sentiments of the people in the spotlight. They train the individuals to adopt a scientific approach towards spirituality which is the ultimate answer to all the troubles which our nation is facing right now.
Haridwar ashram Shantikunj is an abode to bring moral, ethical, cultural and spiritual regeneration among people and remove all the negatives such as jealousy, hatred, ignorance, and strife from their life. Shantikunj has been visited by various saints, scholars, leaders which include H.H Dalai Lama, Mahatma Anand Swami of Arya Samaj, Swami Ramdev, bhairav dev Shekhawat and also by the popular environmentalist Sundar Lal Bahuguna, Abdul Kalam, Harish Rawat etc. To find peace and get spiritual guidance. Today lakhs of devotees gather here to find inner peace and try to make the world a better place.
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Trip to DelhiThis was for a trip to Delhi Agra and Haridwar. Overall experience is good. Cab and driver are excellent. Hotel in Delhi (Hill palace) is a bit disappointment. Very small rooms and breakfast quality is poor. But the one in Haridwar (Urmi) is great. Overall had a nice trip. Thank you.
Trip to HaridwarI had booked this trip for my parents and as per their feedback, they are happy with the entire trip (Haridwar - Rudraprayag - Badrinath). Initially, I was a bit skeptical to go ahead with Krishna Holiday’s because as per the travel triangle they have done around 87 trips so far and this trip was just for my parent who are a senior citizen and no one along with them accompanying, but it went well. My all thanks to Rinky Yadav who was managing the entire trip for us. She was constantly doing the follow up during the journey and making sure that they are not facing any problem. The Journey started with Haridwar junction station, where on the last-minute driver was changed but she made sure that another driver who was assigned reached in time for pick up and he was there for the entire trip and drop them back to Haridwar station at the end. Even assigned driver (Kishore) was locality and knowing the route properly and made sure that all the important place in the itinerary were covered properly. Also, due to landslide, their stay in Badrinath had to be cut short and subsequent accommodation had to be adjusted but again thanks to Rinky here, she made sure that all adjustment is done in time and same has been communicated properly, in short, it went hassle-free. Overall, it had been a good trip! Thanks Krishan Holiday’s and its entire team in making the trip memorable.
Trip to DelhiBering a travel guide, it would have been better, if it was told in advance that their will be mad rush in Haridwar on account of the kagadimela, apart from road blockages. The advance information would have helped us to avoid unnecessary extra travel, wastage of time and money apart from long sitting torture for the entire families which has traveled almost 24 continuous hours to reach our natives. If their was advance information, we would have chosen separate tour through your portal only
Trip to Char DhamChanges in the hotel which were confirmed - The hotel agreed on the voucher for haridwar for 2 nights were different from the one provided. The hotel for Kedarnath was cancelled and no other arrangements were made. All these things were informed after I reached haridwar. I was told to look for my own hotel in Kedarnath. Bad conditions of hotels- The hotel of haridwar was very poor in service and cleanliness. The bathrooms were not cleaned and cupboards were dirty. The hotel in Badrinath had it's Breakfast and Dinner in another building on the 2nd floor with no lift. False booking confirmation- Hotel in Mathura was not booked. Had to wait for 1 hour with family in 40°c before getting the confirmation that too after checking for availability in another hotel near by. Travel agent feedback- Travel agency was unapologetic about changes in hotels. They were very casual about it. I had agreed to pay the remaining balance using card but was asked to pay in cash. The travel agency owner and their employees had a complete miscommunication. I had to struggle to get cash from ATMs on the way to kedarnath. Had to take it from the driver at the end. Travel agent did mistake in booking helicopters. He managed to book it for only 4 instead of 5. It was not the issue of availability of tickets but he booked the 5th ticket with a duplicate name. I had to argue to get back 100% of my helicopter ticket price. I was assured to get my breakfast and dinner expense at mathura reimbursed. The amount was 1600 and they reimbursed only ₹1500. It is not about the ₹100 which is left but about their professionalism. My only motive to have everything booked through an agency was to have a stress free trip. I guess I would have had less stress if I had booked everything on my own. Would not recommend explore India destinations to anyone for sure. Haridwar hotel on voucher - Urmi actual - Park grace Kedarnath hotel on voucher- GMVN actual - cancelled with no replacement. Rudraprayag hotel on voucher - Sun international actual - Suri Driver was friendly and vehicle condition was good.
Trip to Char DhamBetter service at hotels, especially at guptkashi, Srinagar and haridwar. Include heli ride to kedarnath in your package
Trip to Char DhamYour travel arrangement was very good . Cab reported on time. driver was good. Hotels were very good except Hotel Great Ganga at Haridwar which was very dirty. Alternate hotel Yamunotri Retreat at Rishikesh on return journey was very good. D travel Edge response to all call and message was excellent. I shall certainly recommend your company for Char dham yatra in future.
Trip to HaridwarWe had booked our trip to Uttarakhand in March through Travel Traingle and we got the best value quote from Trip Birbal. Deepak ji from Trip Birbal assisted me through out the trip and has been absolute help during the trip. We were a group of 2 families (4 adults and 2 kids) and a Toyota Innova was arranged for trip from Delhi. The driver was on time or rather before time to receive us and a wonderful person. He gave us pointers to good dhabas and restaurant on the way. Since we were getting late while reaching Rishikesh, he suggested us to take a mini halt in Haridwar and we got to see Ganga Arti at Har Ki Paidi. We stayed in Hotel Shivay (OYO) near Lakshman Jhoola. The room was ok. We had to start next day for Joshimath and we requested for an early breakfast which could not be accommodated. We got the breakfast at 8:15 AM but the breakfast was too good. Everything was fresh and they even packed a sandwich for my daughter for id way. Our journey to Joshimath started at around 9:00 AM and we took a few halts including the one at Dev Prayag where we filled a bottle for Ganga Jal. It was raining heavily and the roads are under construction so we took a little longer than expected to reach Joshimath. We called Himalayan Abode in advance and they were at the gate to receive us despite heavy rains. The food was homely with Fulkas and Dal. Very good food. When we got up in the morning, the view from rooms were superb with snow clad mountain peaks and Alaknanda river flowing by the side. Breakfast were delicios Parathas and Poha. We liked the home stay very much and the hospitality of the staff. The driver took us to few places in Joshimath including Dev Prayag, Joshimath Temple and Cable Car. We decided against taking the cable car and our expert driver took us to Blue Poppy resort. The service from Blue Poppy resort was lacking in quite a few aspects. Despite we letting them know in advance, our luggage was not picked from the cab for almost 2 hours. The rooms we were supposed to stay were not proper with bathrooms having leaked water. It took the staff couple of hours to fix that. The views from the resort was awesome and if I had to give ratings to the resort that would be only for these spectacular views and accessibility of the resort by the road. The staff was hardworking, very polite but may be they had reduced staff for some reason. They did try to take care of our demands with the means available to them. However, I do believe there was some area for improvement. They also need to clean up the cafeteria which though had very beautiful views outside, was filled with lots of flies inside the cafeteria. The food was OK and they could always do with few more food categories given it was a resort. The resort also has Hanuman temple nearby and you get to hear good Bhajans and Aarti during morning and evening. We came back to stay at Hotel Shivaya and we were given better rooms this time. The rooms on 2nd floor are better than the rooms on 1st floor. We ordered the dinner and were served with amazing food. We were told that our driver had a medical emergency and he needs to rush home so we would get a different cab to drop us to Delhi. We stayed in hotel Urmi in Haridwar and the hotel was good although about 3 Kms from Har Ki Paidi on the highway to Rishikesh. Food and Service was awesome. Rooms were awesome. Again Thank You Very Much Travel Traingle and Trip Birbal for arranging an unforgettable trip. Highly recommend!!
Trip to Char DhamI have mixed reviews for the trip. Although, we paid for the helicopter tickets two months before time, but the tickets weren't delivered to us with no prior information. Apart from this, Haridwar: The room offered in Haridwar was not as promised (last minute change) Guptakashi: The room was decent, food was good but the room had no hot water (was given by bucket). But there were other rooms in the same property with hot water (which was promised to us as well) Joshimath: We are really thankful for this room as it was a last minute change because of our helicopter plan. Srinagar: The room was dirty and had no water. Although other rooms were fine in the property. But we were not given those rooms. There was a gap in the kind of rooms we were promised and the one we received. In Guptakashi's Lal Resort, the view, food were amazing with a beautiful aura.
Trip to Char DhamNever miss a chance to visit Chaar Dham Yatra without Travel Triangle (Hemchandra Sir) especially Krishna Holidays . The krishna Holidays travel agency representative Miss. Kiran was kind, helpful, cooperative and a person who well very understands customers need. We booked our 9 Neight / 10 days Chaar Dham tour through Krishna Holidays Haridwar. we had a very good experience with tour operator. they planned our trip very well. we thorolly enjoyed our trip.every thing was well organized. madam ms. kiran bhatnagar was in touch with us every day. well maintained vehicle. hotel arrangements were good. hotel at srinagar was ok and hotel at Barkot, Uttarkashi, Sitapur and Govindghat was very good. driver was very friendly. The travel triangle agents were also very much reachable and responsive ... I really recommend Krishna Holidays and Travel Triangle for Char Dham Yatra .... special thanks and stars to ms. kiran bhatnagar.
Trip to HaridwarFirstly, the advisor for Travel Triangle has not responded back to us in all the 8 days trip even on Phone or whats app. Even called customer care to raise a complaint, but even till today no one from Travel Triangle called till now. Not sure why an advisor is being assigned , when he is not going to respond any way. And issues faced during Trip There was a huge coordination gap starting from the cab on day previous to trip. First one cab is provided and that guy starts calling often to me asking to pay him though the entire amount is already paid to the Travel Triangle. And another cab details were sent in the evening before the trip started. In Rishikesh and Nainital hotels, the hotel team have not allowed us to check out as Amazing uttarkhand has not cleared their amounts and looks like reputation of this is not so good and they insist us to stay there until amount credited into their account as they may not get their money once we check out. In rishikesh, we almost waited for 1 hr coordinating with Travel agent, hotel. In Haridwar, the hotel is changed last minute, just before 1 hr of our arrival in Haridwar and Hotel provided was not so good. And staff behavior there is very pathetic. Not sure how the Hotel can be changed at last minute. Voucher provided is different and Hotel is different. Not sure what I really gained by going through Travel Triangle, who are proactive only till I paid the entire amount, and no one responded back later. My earlier trips with Travel Triangle were very good and hence I opted this, But mostly this would be my last trip with Travel Triangle. Not sure why the service of Travel Triangle has gone down drastically.
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Only vegetarian meals are served in Shantikunj.
One can simply walk into Shantikunj any day of the week and stay for a maximum of two days. Visitors are required to participate in daily activities of the ashram.
Entry to Shantikunj is free for everyone.
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