Char Dham Yatra: Places, Significance, Risk, And packages

The 4 temples of Char Dham Yatra are Gangotri Dham, Yamunotri Dham, Badrinath Dham, and Kedarnath Dham. The significance of the yatra is to achieve moksha. The yatra is risky specifically for senior citizens. There are different packages from Delhi, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. All these places are holy places of Hindu pilgrimage and are considered the most sacred places in India. These places are located at peaks of the Himalayas in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state of India. Every year a large number of Hindu devotees make the pilgrimage to char Dham in Uttarakhand.

Significance Of Char Dham

Chardham Dham yatra in India is the most famous pilgrimage in India. It is believed that visiting these places helps to achieve moksha means salvation by washing all their sins. It is also believed that every person should visit Char Dham once in life to achieve moksha. The yatra has great significance and importance among the Hindu people.

Risk For Char Dham Yatra

The Char Dham Yatra is very risky especially for the senior citizens because of changing weather conditions, high altitude, low oxygen, and tough terrain. Therefore you need to take care of several things before going on the yatra. Reaching the high altitude of 10000 feet for Kedarnath may cause breathing problems. But for Gangotri and Badrinath you will not have to face such a problem.

Char Dham Yatra Packages

There are different packages for Chardham yatra like 5 nights, 8 nights,10 and nights. The packages start from Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, or Dehradun. In some packages, helicopter service is included. The cost of the packages depends on the number of days, from where the yatra starts, and helicopter services. There are also options of Do Dham(two Dham) or teen(three) Dham. The inclusion in the packages may be transport, hotel stay, and meal plan. It is better to check what is included and what is not included to avoid extra money. There are many online sites booking that offers yatra packages for Char Dham Yatra.

The Places Of Chardham Yatra

Gangotri Dham

Gangotri is a town located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state of India. The Gangotri Dham is situated at a height of 3100 meters from sea level. The main attraction in Gangotri is the Gangotri temple where the goddess Ganga is worshiped. The height of the temple is 20 feet and is made from granite. It is a Hindu pilgrimage center on the bank of River Bhagirathi. The holy river originates from the Gangotri glacier called Bhagirathi. The Gangotri temple was built by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century. The distance between Gangotri to Kedarnath is 408 km by road. The distance between Gangotri to Yamunotri is 227 km by Road. The distance between Gangotri to Uttarkashi is 99 km by road.

Yamunotri Dham

Yamunotri Dham is located in the Uttarkashi district of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state, India. It is situated at an elevation of 3291 meters from sea level. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna. The idol of the goddess is made from black marble. The distance of Yamunotri from Uttarkashi is 129 km. Yamunotri is famous for thermal spring water and glacier. The holy river the Yamuna originated from the Champasar Glacier below Banderpoonch peak. This temple is paramount and important for the Hindus. There is a 6 km trek from Jankichatti to Yamunotri. It will take 3 to 4 hours to reach Yamunotri. There are several halts with amenities like benches to sit, water points, a shop for eating, and tea.

Badrinath Dham

Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state, India. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu. It is a Hindu Pilgrimage place. It is situated at an elevation of 3300 meters. The temple is one of the Divya Desam worshiped as Badrinath. It is one of the panch (five) of Badri’s temples situated in the Garhwal Himalaya. The other places to visit in Badrinath are Tapta Kund Badrinath and Brahma Kapal. The distance between Badrinath to Kedarnath by road is 218 km. The distance between Badrinath to Yamunotri is 470 km by road.

Kedarnath Dham

Kedarnath Dham is located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state of India. Kedarnath is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord shiva. The temple is near the Mandakini river. It is situated at an altitude of 3583 meters. It is one of the 11th Jyotirlinga out of 12 Jyotirlinga.

I hope this article will be useful to you for planning a trip to Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand.

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