Char Dham Yatra

North India has been a major attraction among the travellers from all around the country, majorly for its religious tourism. One of the famous religious tourism (yatra) is the Charm Dham yatra - the holy pilgrimage tour to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The meaning of Chardham to some is path to salvation. These four pilgrimage centres attract number of pilgrims each year, thus becoming the most important hubs of religious travel in the entire Northern India.

Traditionally, the pilgrimage should begin from West and must end in the East, Therefore, the Char Dham Yatra starts from Yamunotri, proceeding to Gangotri and finally concluding at Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Thousands of devotees every year take up this pious pilgrimage in the hope to experience heaven and successfully cleanse their souls of all worldly demons. Each of these four sites is devoted to a specific deity. Yamunotri is dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna, and stands high up in the deep left on the western face of the Bunderpunch Peak. The most sacred place of Yamunotri is a dark rock from where the hot springs emerge, known as the Divya Shila.

Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, and the shrine is located in a way that it overlooks the River Bhagirathi, another name of River Ganga. It is said that King Bhagirath meditated here in Gangotri on a rock called Bhagirath Shila, near the temple.

The northernmost Jyotirlinga, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also a part of the Panch Kedar. Kedarnath is close to the source of the holy River Mandakini. According to popular myth, Adi Shankaracharya is said to have attained samadhi at very young age adjacent to the Kedarnath Temple.

Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and is set against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Neelkanth Peak between the Nar and Narayan mountains. It is situated on the bank of the River Alaknanda at an altitude of 3133 meters. According to legend, Lord Vishnu meditated here while his consort Lakshmi took the form of a berry (badri) tree to offer him shade.

One needs to be prepared before embarking on the char dham journey. It is one of the accessible yet most arduous journeys. The scenic beauty of the mountains solemnly provides strength to the pilgrims, moving towards their destination. Nature in its entire splendor, the Yatra to the Char Dham is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Best time to visit
Nestled in the lap of scenic Uttarakhand, the sacred Char Dhams namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamnotri and Gangotri remains open for pilgrims from May to November (When the snow melts). Therefore, it is a good idea to schedule your visit at this period of time.

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