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"Char Dham yatra is the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage of North India, bascially they are: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. For every Hindu it is considered important to pay a visit to Char dham temples once in their lifetime. Therefore every year in Summers, Char Dham pilgrimage begins with much fun and flair. Every year more then thousands of pilgrims go on Char dham tours."
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Chardham Yatra

Badrinath Temple, Uttaranchal
Badrinath Temple, Uttaranchal

About Char Dham Yatra

Hindus hold close to their heart their religion. Perhaps no other religion is so interestingly vast. What amazes one is the sheer faith they have in their religion. Char Dham tour is one example of this. The term Chardham is coined after the four holiest of pilgrimages of Hindus, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The former two are the shrines dedicated to the two holiest rivers of Hindus, river Ganga and river Yamuna. Kedarnath is the seat of Lord Shiva while Badrinath is the seat of Lord Vishnu. According to the Puranas, every Hindu must undertake this journey once in his lifetime; pay a visit to these holy places to attain salvation. A journey of Chardham will wash one of all his sins, so is believed. To be born here or dying here is the fate of only fortunate ones.

History of 4 Dham Yatra


Legends go behind all these places, which make them all the more interesting, and at the same time more significant for every devout Hindu. Journey to these shrines is not easy either especially for the elderly, yet people of all age from around the world come to brave these obstacles which come in the path of their journey to god.

The majestic Himalayas, the greatest of all ranges in the world are home to the Chardham. These shrines rest in the Middle Himalayas and are covered under snow for a significant part of the year. However to soothe the pilgrims, the journey though treacherous at times is marked with scenic spots. The views of snow capped mountains, meadows, green landscapes and refreshing springs in between to take a dip. These hot, cold and thermal springs are equally significant part of Char dham package.

Chardham Yatra Information


The journey of Chardham Yatra packages starts with the western most shrine of Yamunotri (the western most), then Gangotri, next is Kedarnath and the last stop of Char dham tour package is Badrinath. This way journey follows the rule of following a clockwise direction of parikrama or circumambulation, which is the prescribed Hindu way. These days more and more pilgrims are opting for the Char dham yatra by helicopter as its a very convenient way to cover the yatra route. Apart from this staying at the Chardham camp is an experience in itself. For more precise info Chardham map will help you.


Pilgrimage Destinations
Gagngotri

Badrinath
Yamunotri

Kedarnath

 


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