How To Go For Char Dham Yatra In Uttarakhand – A Complete Guide

Nestled amidst the mighty Himalayan ranges and adorned with Oak trees, Uttarakhand is the land of beauty and spirituality. It is a land where ‘Chardham Yatra’ (one of the most eminent pilgrimages in India) takes place.

Which are the ‘Chardhams’ in Uttarakhand?

The pilgrimage which takes place only in the state of Uttarakhand is known as the ‘Chota Char-dham Yatra’ which comprises of four most sacred shrines like Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Every year, millions of devotees begin this pilgrimage in search of ultimate peace and salvation (Moksha). Char Dham Yatra is performed between May to October. All four Dhams has have different dates for opening and closing according to climatic and geographical diversity.  At NFTT we offer Char-dham tour packages for pilgrims who wish to explore these sacred shrines.

Let us know everything about the Chardham Yatra –

  • Yamunotri Dham – This is the place from where Chardham Yatra commences. It is the origin of River Yamuna which is worshipped in form of a goddess. It is located at a height of 3293 mts and is surrounded by icy peaks, hot springs and glaciers. For reaching the temple, Janki Chatti works as a campsite from where pilgrims need to walk for about 3 km. One can reach the temple in about 3 hours. The nearby attractions from Yamunotri are Surya Kund, Kharsali, Divya Shila, Janki Chatti, Saptrishi and more. This temple opens for devotees on Akshay Tritiya and stays open till Yama Dwitiya.
  • Gangotri Dham – Gangotri Dham is an origin of river Ganga where the river is worshipped in the form of Goddess Ganga. Pilgrims can reach this temple through Uttarkashi. It is believed that the origin of River Ganga is Gaumukh located at the Gangotri Glacier.  At the site of origination, this river is known Bhagirathi and is later known as Ganga. The magnificent ‘Ganga aarti’ performed at Har Ki Pauri is a pleasant sight for all the tourists and is known to be one of the most sacred rituals. Some of the most eminent attractions near Gangotri are Tapovan, Kedartal, Bhairon Ghati, Pandava Cave and Gauri Kund. This temple opens on Akshay Tritiya and stays open till the Diwali eve.
  • Kedarnath Dham – This holy site is located on the banks of river Mandakini and is known as the adobe of Lord Shiva. You can witness most iconic views on the long route to Kedarnath. The Nearby attractions from Kedarnath are Sonprayag, Shankaracharya Samadhi, Mayali Pass and Vasuli Taal. The Kedarnath Temple opens two days after Akshay Tritiya and stays open till Yama Dwitiya.
  • Badrinath Dham – The Badrinath is one of the most holy shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath Dham is located at the height of 3415 mts in the Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. It is situated on the banks of River Alaknanda and surrounded by the Garhwali Himalayan ranges. The nearby attractions from Badrinath are Vasudhara Falls, Hemkund Sahib, Satopanth Tal, Mana Village, Bheem Pul, and Vyas Gufa.

During this Chardham Yatra, you do not only experience peace, spiritual ecstasy but you can also witness abundance of natural beauty and splendour. This region is blessed by Mother Nature and gives you a sense of tranquillity. At NFTT, we offer comprehensive packages of Chardham Yatra from Mumbai.

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