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About Char Dham Yatra 2021

The Getaway to meet Omnipresent, Omnipotent and the Omniscient

Taking the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand is akin to a journey to the innermost self. The four Hindu religious sites located in the Garhwal Himalaya ranges in Uttarakhand, draw devotees from India and around the world, all of them eager to attain salvation, or moksha, the ultimate state of liberation in Hinduism. What is called the Chota Char Dham is a Hindu pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand, consisting of four holy abodes which are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath. There is another Char Dham, which consists of four holy sites scattered all over India. Established by Adi Shankaracharya, these are Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Dwarka in Gujarat, Puri in Odisha and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

Visiting the 4 Dham Temples in Uttarakhand is a unique experience because each of the dhams of this Hindu pilgrimage circuit are dedicated to a different deity, and have their own major significance. Yamunotri, from where the Char Dham Darshan Tour begins, is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, while Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath, which is revered as one of the 12 jyotirlingas, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and Badrinath, which is also a part of the Char Dham established by Adi Shankaracharya, is dedicated to Lord Badri, or Vishnu.

People who take a pilgrimage tour of these four holy sites in Uttarakhand are obviously driven by devotion and spirituality, but what makes the yatra even more exciting is the spellbinding views of the Himalayas, mountain forests, meadows, waterfalls, rivers, valleys, and other lovely faces of nature that one comes across on the way. The Chardham Darshan Yatra of Uttarakhand always commences with from Yamunotri and then continues to Gangotri and Kedarnath before coming to an end in Badrinath.

The Char Dham Darshan Yatra Opening Dates 2021 for Yamunotri and Gangotri, have been announced. It is confirmed that the yatra will begin on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya, with the opening of Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines on 14th May. While the confirmed date for the opening of portals of Badrinath is 18th May, the dates for the opening of Kedarnath Temple will be decided on the occasion of Shivratri. It is expected that the portals of Kedarnath will open one or two days prior to the opening of Badrinath Temple. Plan your Char Dham Yatra 2021 with our incredible yatra packages that take care of all your requirements, from transport to accommodation, and that too, at unbeatable rates.

FAQ'S for Char Dham Yatra

Q. When does Chardham Yatra begins?

Every year during Akshay Tritiya (also known as Akha Teej) the doors of Yamunotri and Gangotri opens for the pilgrims. However, the dates for the door openings of Badrinath is declared on Basant Panchami and for Kedarnath, it is declared on the day of Maha Shivratri.

Q. How is the Cellular Phone & Internet Connectivity there?

With Airtel and BSNL telecom services, there is a good cellular phone and internet connectivity in Chardham Temples.

Q. Is it safe to visit Char Dham during the Monsoon Season?

Even though there are chances of landslides and road blockage during the monsoon season between July and September, you can still visit Chardham safely.

Q. When does snowfall occur in 4 Dham Temples?

From the first week of October up to Diwali festival, snowfall in 4 Dham Temples starts to occur.

Q. How many minimum days are required to visit Char Dham from Delhi or Haridwar/Rishikesh?

From Delhi, a minimum of 12 days and from Haridwar/Rishikesh a minimum of 09 days are required to visit 4 Dham.

Q. How is the road condition of 4 Dham Route?

The road condition to Char Dham Route is good letting one travel without any hassle.

Q. Are Chardham Mandirs of Garhwal Himalayas open during the monsoon season?

Chardham Yatra for the pilgrims opens from April/May to October/November. So, one can plan a trip to Char Dham Temples of Garhwal Himalayas during the monsoon season.

Q. How to book accommodation for our Chardham Tour?

The accommodation booking of 4 Dham Yatra depends on our client's requirement.

Q. Is any medical certificate required for 4 Dham Yatra?

The Chardham Temples, especially Kedarnath are situated at an elevation of more than 3,000m from sea level. One needs to be physically fit to accomplish the journey to Chardham Yatra. For this reason, medical certificates with proper tests of Vertigo, Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Blood Pressure and more, ensures that you eligible for the journey.

In addition to this, pilgrims also need a Biometric Certificate which is provided by the Uttarakhand Government. The registration for biometric certificate can be done both online and offline.

Q. Is there any government-approved prepaid taxi booth available in Delhi /Haridwar/Rishikesh for Char Dham Yatra?

Yes, there is government-approved prepaid taxi booth available in the important destinations including Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Q. Will you provide a local sim card to an international tourist?

We do provide local sim card as per our client's requirement.

Q. Where can I receive Ayurvedic treatment during 4 Dham tour?

Rishikesh is where one can receive Ayurvedic Treatment during Chardham Yatra.

Q. Do I require any vaccinations for taking the Chardham pilgrimage?

No only permit is required for Kedarnath which our driver arrange for our clients.

Q. Is wine or tobacco products allowed in the premises of Chardham Pilgrimages?

Ethically, it is not recommended to carry wine or tobacco in the premises Chardham Temples.

Q. What is the most convenient road route to reach Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri Temple?

With good road conditions, reaching all the four temples of Chardham Yatra is convenient when starting from Delhi will follow the course:

Delhi - Haridwar/Rishikesh - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Rishikesh - Delhi

Q. Are there any government guest houses like GMVN guest house available in Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri?

Yes, there are government guest houses available in Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Q. Is it to safe travel to Chardham as a solo female traveller?

Yes, travelling to Chardham is completely safe for those who are planning a solo trip.

Q. Which God/Goddess is worshipped in Char Dham of Uttarakhand?

Pilgrims can attain blessings of Goddess Yamuna in Yamunotri; Goddess Ganga by visiting Gangotri; Lord Shiva in Kedarnath; and Lord Vishnu in Badrinath.

Q. Are there any special darshan tickets in CharDham Temples?

Yes, there are special darshan tickets for Mahapuja (INR 6500) at Chardham Temples of Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Q. Can I get a private taxi or bus to Chardham from Haridwar or Rishikesh?

Yes, you can get a private taxi or bus to Chardham Temples from Haridwar or Rishikesh along with a tour guide.

Q. Can I touch statues of Gods/Goddess at 4 Dham Temples?

Yes, you can touch the statues of Gods/Goddess at Chardham Temples.

Q. What are the charges for VIP darshan at Chardham Temples?

The charges for VIP Darshan at Chardham Temples of Kedarnath and Badrinath is INR 6500.

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