Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage tour that consists of four incredible places of Hindu worship. All the four famous sacred pilgrimage destinations are located in Himalayan mountain range of Uttrakhand. It is believed that a visit to these pilgrim places wash away all the sins of human being and add peace and serenity in life.

Char Dham is considered very auspicious for Hindus as its known to be abode of god in four different directions of India. The annual pilgrim begins in India from April and continues till October/November.

The four famous places of Char Dham Yatra are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, where Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Kedarnath to Lord Shiva, Yamunotri to Goddess Yamuna and Gangotri to Goddess Ganga. Amongst the four Dhams, Badrinath is considered to be the most sacred destination as it is believed that great shankracharya attainted freedom from. The tour starts from Yamunotri which is worshipped as the seat of goddess Yamuna.

The temple of yamunotri lies 6 km from Hanuman chatti town. There are few ashrams and guesthouses where you can stay in and take the advantages of food and comfort. Enjoy watching the temples in which the pujaris offer prayers to river Yamuna and get an enlightening experience.Your, next stop is Gangotri which is the origin of river Ganga. The devotees thoroughly enjoy their trips to Gangotri as they feel something heavenly about the place and the aarti done so intensely that makes you feel incarnated.

The sources of two rivers, Gangotri and Yamunotri are devoted to the female dities – Ganga and Yamuna. They both, along with Badrinath and Kedarnath form the Char Dham of the Garhwal, the four most hallowed shrines in the Himalayas.

The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, around which are entwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and defeats. She has been the symbol of India’s age long culture and civilization, ever-changing, ever-flowing and yet ever the same Ganga.

The third destination of Char Dham Yatra is Kedarnath. This place is believed to be where Hindu god Shiva resides. The main temple has an extreme beauty of its own and the beautiful carvings and simple stones on the wall make it an interesting view for the eyes.

The best part of the temple is that its surrounded by soft magnificent Himalayan snowcap peaks. The last stop and the final destination of Char Dham Yatra is Badrinath, which is known to be the holiest destination of complete Char Dham tour. Badrinath is named after beauty of its magnificent temples which fulfill religious desires of its devotees. The internal beauty of Badrinath proves to be an eye rolling experience for the visitors.

Whether you are an Indian citizen or a tourist, take a tour to Chard dham and get an experience of lifetime!

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Facts About Char Dham :

The Yamunotri is located at an altitude of 3,235m whereas Gangotri is at an altitude of 3,200m, Kedarnath at 3,581 m and lastly Badrinath at a height of 3,133m.

The climate is more or less cold through out the year but in winter i.e. from December to March the temperature is Subzero, which is snow bound. While in summer the temperature is bearable. Rainfall is around 1,460 mm through out the year. The best season to visit is between May and October for all the four Dhams. If you are planning your trip in the month of May you require heavy woolen clothes, in September light woolens will do but in October - November you require really heavy woolens to protect you from freezing cold.

 

How to Reach

If you are planning to travel by air than the nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun.

For rail journey the nearest railhead are at Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Kotdwar.

If you plan to travel by road than Badrinath and Gangotri is connected with Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun and Haridwar.

For Yamunotri motorable road is available upto Hunumanchatti 222 km away from Rishikesh. From here you have to walk on foot for 14 km to reach Yamnotri.

For Kedarnath motorable road can be used up to Gaurikund 207 km away from Rishikesh and the rest 14 km you have to walk on foot.

 

Four Temples of chardham

YAMUNOTRI TEMPLE

Yamunotri Temple lies in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas. It is situated at a height of 3235m.

Goddess Yamuna the river goddess is worshipped here and has special significance in Hindu scriptures. The idol is made of black marble.

The river Yamuna emerges from Yamunotri glacier which is at a height of 4420 m near the Kalind mountain. This place was the home of Sage Asit.

The temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. A hot sulphur spring pond is situated at Yamunotri close to the temple. Devotees cook potato and rice at this pond and offer to the Goddess.

 

Nearby Places of Interest

  • Surya Kund
  • Divya Shila
  • Sayanachatti
  • Janakichatti
  • HanumanChatti

GANGOTRI TEMPLE

The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m amidst charming surroundings of deodars and pines.

The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of ashrams and dharamshalas are located on the other side.

It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural rock shivling where according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks.

Nearby Places of Interest

  • Gauri Kund
  • Gaumukh
  • Dev Ghat

KEDARNATH TEMPLE

The temple of Kedarnath dedicated to Lord Shiva is revered and visited by many pilgrims every year. The temple is situated at an altitude of 3580 m amidst the background of snow covered mountain peaks and greenery.

The temple is built of large, heavy and evenly cut grey slabs of stones and is considered more than 1000 years old. The temple has a garbha griha where the conical rock formation is situated and a Mandapam for seating of pilgrims and visitors.

A large statue of the Nandi Bull is situated outside the temple door. The nearest bus stop is Gaurikund and pilgrims have to trek 14 kms to reach the temple.

Nearby Places of Interest

  • Bhairavnath Temple
  • Adi Shankarcharya samadhi
  • Madmaheshwar
  • Tungnath
  • Rudranath
  • Kalpeshwar
  • Chandrashila
  • Deoria TalM
  • Vasuki Tal
  • Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar)
  • Gaurikund
  • Sonprayag
  • Trijuginarayan
  • Guptkashi
  • Ukhimath
  • Agastyamuni

BADRINATH TEMPLE

Badrinath Temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu. It is situated at an altitude of 3130 m at the banks of Alaknanda.

At the backdrop is the NeelKanth mountain peak situated between twin peaks named Nar and Narayan. The name of the place is derived from wild berries called Badri.

Adi Shankarcharya established the idol of Vishnu in the temple, the idol is made of black granite. Near the temple is a hot water sulphur spring known as Tapt Kund.

Nearby Places of Interest

  • Panchshilas
  • Panchdharas
  • Mata murty temple
  • Mana Village
  • Vasudhara
  • Bhim Pul
  • Vyas GutaYogadhyan Badri
  • Bhavishya Badri
  • Adibadri
  • Alkapuri
  • Satopnath
  • Swargarohan Parbat
  • Badrinath
  • Yogdhayn Badri
  • Bhavishya Badri
  • Virdha Badri
  • Adi Badri
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