Chardham Yatra

Chardham Yatra

Uttarakhand, also known as Devbhoomi or the Land of Gods, is home to numerous temples and welcomes devotees all year round. Among the countless religious sites and circuits that devotees visit in Uttarakhand, one of the most prominent is the Char Dham Yatra. This Yatra or pilgrimage is a tour of four holy sites – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath – nestled high up in the Himalayas. In Hindi, ‘char’ means four and ‘dham’ refers to religious destinations.

The high-altitude shrines remain shut for around six months every year, opening in summers (April or May) and closing with the onset of winter (October or November). It is believed that one should complete the Char Dham Yatra in a clockwise direction. Hence, the pilgrimage starts from Yamunotri, proceeds towards Gangotri, onto Kedarnath, and finally ends at Badrinath. The journey can be completed by road or by air (helicopter services are available). Some devotees even do a Do Dham Yatra or a pilgrimage to two shrines – Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The Yamunotri temple, lodged in a narrow gorge close to the source of River Yamuna (the second-most sacred Indian river after River Ganga) in Uttarkashi district, is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. The district of Uttarkashi is also home to Gangotri dedicated to Goddess Ganga, the most sacred of all Indian rivers. Located in the Rudraprayag district lies Kedarnath, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Badrinath, home to the sacred Badrinarayan Temple, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Char Dham Yatra is as divine as it is arduous but fulfills the soul!

Char Dham Yatra by air

Destinations

Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath

Duration

4 nights, 5 days

Distance

From Delhi 550 km

Budget

Rs 1,95,000/- per person

Chardham Yatra Schedule

OnArrival to Dehradoon Airport or Railway station you will be received our taxi driver who will take you to respective hotels. By taxi hired by us will take you to government helipad ( Doon Helidrome) on Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun, the start and end point of this trip. The scheduled timings of the flights are specified in advance. Pilots and ground staff of the helicopter service company brief passengers about what to expect on the trip, during the flight, off-ground and other required information. The flight leaves for Kharsali. On arrival at Kharsali, you can proceed to the Yamunotri temple, which is just 5 km away, on a palanquin. After visiting the temple, you will return to Kharsali and stay the night there. 

After breakfast, you will proceed to Harsil by helicopter. After landing, you can visit the Gangotri temple, which is 25 km by road and takes about 45 minutes by company owned  taxi. After offering your prayers at the temple, you will return to Harsil by road. Explore Harsil in the evening and return to your hotel and rest.

After breakfast, the helicopter will fly you to Sersi helipad, from where the chopper is changed to proceed for Kedarnath. The Kedarnath temple is just 10 minutes from the helipad and the walk will be for about 15 minutes. After offering your prayers at the temple, you will fly to Guptkashi for the night.

After breakfast, the chopper will fly you to Badrinath. From the Badrinath helipad, you can either choose to check into your hotel, freshen-up and then visit the temple or proceed to the temple for prayers directly. In the evening, explore the Badrinath town and retire to your hotel for the night.

At 4 in the morning, get ready to witness the Maha Abhishek of Lord Badrinarayan, which is a divinely sublime ritual. Return to your hotel, enjoy your breakfast and fly towards Dehradun. All accommodation and taxi services will be tied up prior your arrival for smooth stay and pleasure.

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