Chardham Tour

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The Char Dham Yatra, also known as the Chota Char Dham Yatra, is a pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas that covers four sacred sites. These four pilgrimage destinations are considered highly significant in Hinduism, and visiting them is believed to wash away sins and lead to moksha (liberation from the cycle of rebirth). The Char Dham Yatra traditionally includes the following four destinations:

  1. Yamunotri: Located in the western Garhwal Himalayas, Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River. Pilgrims visit the Yamunotri Temple to offer prayers to Goddess Yamuna. The trek to Yamunotri is often part of the pilgrimage experience.

  2. Gangotri: Situated in the Uttarkashi district, Gangotri is the origin of the holy Ganges River. The Gangotri Temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, and it is an important stop for pilgrims. The temple opens its doors for a specific period during the summer months.

  3. Kedarnath: As mentioned earlier, Kedarnath is famous for the ancient Kedarnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. Pilgrims undertake a trek or use alternative means to reach the temple.

  4. Badrinath: The town of Badrinath, situated in the Chamoli district, is home to the Badrinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams and is considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism.

The Char Dham Yatra is usually undertaken during the summer months when the weather is favorable for travel in the high-altitude regions. Pilgrims often start their journey from Haridwar or Rishikesh and follow a circuit that covers these four sacred sites.

Key points about the Char Dham Yatra:

  • Significance: The Char Dham Yatra is of immense religious and cultural significance for Hindus. It is believed that undertaking this pilgrimage cleanses the soul and leads to spiritual enlightenment.

  • Journey and Accessibility: The journey involves travel through challenging terrain, and pilgrims often use a combination of road, trekking, and sometimes helicopter services to reach the sacred sites.

  • Duration: The duration of the Char Dham Yatra can vary, but it typically takes around 10 to 14 days to complete the entire circuit.

  • Annual Opening and Closing: The temples in Gangotri and Yamunotri open around Akshaya Tritiya (April-May) and close on Diwali (October-November). Kedarnath opens on Akshaya Tritiya and closes on Kartik Purnima (October-November). Badrinath opens on Akshaya Tritiya and closes on Vijayadashami (October).

Pilgrims are advised to check the weather conditions, travel advisories, and temple opening dates before planning their Char Dham Yatra.

Tour Timeline

  • Day 1
    Haridwar to Barkot

    • Morning: Depart from Haridwar to Barkot (approx. 7-8 hours drive).
    • Afternoon: Check into your hotel in Barkot.
    • Evening: Relax and prepare for the next day's journey.
    • Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 2
    Barkot to Yamunotri and back to Barkot

    • Early Morning: Drive to Janki Chatti and trek to Yamunotri (6 km one way).
    • Afternoon: Visit the Yamunotri Temple, take a holy dip in the Yamuna, and return to Barkot.
    • Evening: Rest and relax at the hotel.
    • Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 3
    Barkot to Uttarkashi

    • Morning: Depart for Uttarkashi (approx. 5-6 hours drive).
    • Afternoon: Check into your hotel in Uttarkashi.
    • Evening: Visit the Vishwanath Temple and relax by the Bhagirathi River.
    • Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 5
    Uttarkashi to Guptkash

    • Morning: Depart for Guptkashi (approx. 8-9 hours drive).
    • Afternoon: Check into your hotel in Guptkashi.
    • Evening: Rest and prepare for the Kedarnath visit.
    • Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 6
    Guptkashi to Kedarnath

    • Morning: Head to Gaurikund and trek to Kedarnath or take a helicopter.
    • Afternoon: Visit the Kedarnath Temple and explore the surroundings.
    • Evening: Attend the evening aarti.
    • Dinner: Dinner at Kedarnath.

  • Day 7
    Kedarnath to Pipalkoti

    • Morning: Trek back to Gaurikund or take a helicopter.
    • Afternoon: Drive to Pipalkoti (approx. 6-7 hours drive).
    • Evening: Check into your hotel and relax.
    • Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 8
    Pipalkoti to Badrinath

    • Morning: Depart for Badrinath (approx. 2-3 hours drive).
    • Afternoon: Check into your hotel in Badrinath.
    • Evening: Visit the Badrinath Temple and attend the evening aarti.
    • Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 9
    Badrinath to Haridwar

    • Morning: Attend the morning aarti at Badrinath Temple.
    • Afternoon: Visit Mana village and drive back to Haridwar (approx. 8-9 hours drive).
    • Evening: Arrive in Haridwar and conclude your Chardham Yatra.
    • Dinner: Dinner at your hotel in Haridwar.