The Chardham Yatra is one of the most religious and sacred pilgrimage circuits for the Hindus. This circuit covers the four main religious destinations, which helps human soul to attain salvation. The circuit includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and the Badrinath Dham. These four destinations are open from end of April to Oct or Nov. For the rest six months, the portals of the religious adobes will be closed due to harsh climate.
Yamunotri is the temple located at the source of River Yamuna. The second pilgrimage site in this circuit is Gangotri, which is on the Bhagirathi Riverbank and is dedicated to Goddess Ganges. Kedarnath is the most important of all 12 Jyotirlinga temples (important temple for Lord Shiva), which is located on the Mandakini Riverbank. As the final step, you will be visiting Badrinath, the ultimate religious destination for Vaishnavite, which is located on the Garhwal Hills.
Embracing this religious Chardham Yatra is said to remove all the earthly sins from your soul and free you off the cycle of reincarnation. Thus, your soul would reach heaven for eternity. Every Hindu plans to complete this tour at least once during their lifetime.
The best way to cover this circuit is via road transportation. Our exclusive Chardham Tour Packages cover this Chardham Yatra from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Rishikesh, Haridwar, and others. The four Chardham destinations are surrounded by numerous iconic and interesting pilgrimage sites.
If you wish, you can customize your Chardham Yatra by adding any destinations as per your choice. There is a reason to
why Hindus try to cover this circuit at least once. The route to Kedarnath and Yamunotri temple requires hours of trekking. If you want to enjoy a simpler version of Chardham Yatra, you can cover Badrinath and Gangotri Temples, which are easily accessible via road transportation. Among all three, the Kedarnath dham is not most difficult trekking trail.
Chardham Yatra starts at Akshay Tritiya which is said to be a holy time for Hindus when the Yamunotri and Gangotri’s door opens for the pilgrims. This date can vary but usually for the tourist it is said to be opened from Basant Panchami and for Kedarnath it is during Maha Shivratri.
The range of most of the networks is quite good and with manageable internet connectivity. But surely the best options you can carry are Airtel and BSNL telecom services that have strong connectivity even in the temples
It is advised that you better avoid going in monsoon season as the rainfall during this time s quite heavy and you should be better avoid it as the chances of road blockages due to heavy landslides are more.
The road condition thankfully government has maintained quite well which makes it quite safe for the travelers to visit. But needless to say that in rainfall season the risk of landslides to damage the roads is still high
For the senior citizens, to have a good to o healthcare exerts medical certificate is needed. Since Kedarnath is located at the height of 3000m from the sea level it is expected to be physically fit to finish the yatra.teh certificates with tests of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), Vertigo, and High Blood Pressure needs to be done. Uttarakhand Government also gives a Biometric Certificate for which the online and offline registration facility is available
Delhi - Haridwar/Rishikesh - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Rishikesh – Delhi is the best route where the condition of the road is qite good and you can even enjoy the most scenic epxiriences.