Adorned with traces of rich history, India prides itself on a set of widely spread pilgrimages. Marking the spiritual sources of four sacred rivers, the Char Dhams spread across the state of Uttarakhand is among the most popular pilgrimages in India.
Every year with the great amid chanting of Vedic hymns or mantras, the gates of holy shrines open in the presence of thousands of devotees and for the next six months the doors remain open for every devotee who comes to get the darshan of their idol.
Making a very sacred beginning to the sacred city of Haridwar, where devotees plunge into the mighty Ganges and make a very good move towards Uttarkashi to capture the powerful glimpses of the main river goddesses, Yamunotri and Gangotri. Where the divine idols of these goddesses can be seen in their respective temples in the Gangotri temple and the Yamunotri temple; followed by sacred dives in the rivers. And then the voyage leads to Kedarnath in Rudraprayag district to pay a visit to Lord Shiva’s one of the twelve forms of jyotirlingas. Witness the impeccable natural beauty and spirituality that arise in the air of Kedarnath. The devotees can also find Lord Shiva’s other divine forms at different temples at different locations in the name of Panch Kedar.
Also, the most important visit to Lord Badrinarayan, in the Chamoli district, completes this pilgrimage tour in a more majestic way, where a one-meter statue of Lord Vishnu, made meditatively of Shaligram stone, attracts everyone. The azure of the Badrinath temple overwhelms everyone and inspires people for the good of humanity. Leave early to darshan and have an uncomplicated bid at the Badrinath Temple. Take a dip in Tapt Kund and visit Mata Murty Temple, Bhim Pul, Vyas Gufa, Narad Kund and the nearby village of Mana.
Opening Date for Char Dham Yatra 2020:
The routes to pilgrimage sites of Badrinath Dham will be open from 1 May 2020, Kedarnath Dham, from 28 April 2020, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham from 26 April 2020.
Char Dham Yatra Route 2020:
Thousands of devotees and tourists visit Char Dham Yatra during the Yatra season between May and November, and traditionally, Chardham Yatra is made from west to east, starting in Yamunotri, then Gangotri and then in Kedarnath and Badrinath. The starting point of Yatra is Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Time to Visit Char Dham Yatra 2020:
The Char Dham Yatra 2020 is available for only six months and it is open from April to Nov 2020 every year and the best time to go char Dham Yatra is during the months from May to October, except the monsoon season.