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Chardham Yatra


About Chardham Yatra

Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand is referred to the visit to four holy shrines of Uttrakhand named as Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath. The temples are nestled amongst the lofty peaks of Uttarakhand Himalayas. The tour to Chardham starts every year from April to October or some time from May till November depending upon the dates of opening of Chardham Temples. Once pilgrims complete the Yatra from Yamunotri to Badrinath they realize that feeling of cleansing is coming from a deep within their soul and sense of satisfaction is prevailing.

The chardham yatra follows from East to West, hence temple of Yamunotri would be the first in your itinerary then there would be the temples of Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Many pilgrims from the world over comes to see the temples of Chardham. We assure you that it would be a different experience as you will be visiting not only temples but en- route scenic beauty is also waiting for you.

Badrinath :-

Culture Uttarakhand
Badrinath or Sri Badrinath temple is located at the elevation of 3100 meters above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayason the banks of the Alaknanda River. The Badrinath Town is located in between Nar and Narayan peaks and 9 kms east of Neelkantha peak. It was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the ninth century. Badrinath temple is also an important pilgrimage to Vaishnavites. According to Bhagwata Purana, Lord Vishnu undergone a great penance here in Badrikashram for the welfare of all living creatures.

Kedarnath :-

Culture Uttarakhand
Kedarnath is located at the height of 3584 meters above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas. Kedarnath is the remotest and located at the highest elevation among all four Dhams. Kedarnath was named in the honor of King Kedar who ruled the region called Kedarkhand in Satya Yuga. However the significance of temple through legends came into existence only after epic Mahabharatha. Pandavas were supposed to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva and found him at this place. The Temple of Kedarnath is believed to built by Adi Sankaracharya and is one of the important temples of twelve Jyotirlingas in India.

Gangotri :-

Culture Uttarakhand
Gangotri is located at the height of 3100 meters above Sea Level in greater Himalaya. Goddess Ganga is worshiped at this place, the temple was built by Gurkha General Amar Singh Thapa. It is also the base camp to go to Gaumukh the source of River Ganges in the Himalaya. According to legends Goddess Ganga came here to absolve the sins of King Bhagiratha’s predecessors.

Yamunotri :-

Culture Uttarakhand
Yamunotri is located at the height of 3,293 meters from sea level in Garhwal Himalaya. The sacred Temple of Yamunotri is at the source of river Yamunotri and Goddess Yamuna is worshiped here. The actual source is located one km further up from the temple is Champasar Glacier. The temple was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. Close to the temples are hot spring called as surya kund.
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