Char Dhaam Yatra - At a Glance
Char Dhaam means Four Dhams i.e. Four religious places. Char Dhaam in Uttarakhand is a collective term used for religous circuit covering Holy hindu pilgrimage centres of Badarinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. This is considered as most sacred religious places to be visited by Hindus, to get rid of their sins and pave path to ultimate goal of human life - the Moksha, ie redemption from cycle of birth & death in this world. Every Hindu is expected to perform the Yatra at least once in their life time. There is no restriction on visiting the temples for Foreigners, Women etc., Nor is there any strict Dress code, even though pilgrims are advised to dress decently. Piligrims performing the Chaar Dhaam yatra are also requested not to use Polyrhene bags, to preserve the sanctity of the temples and conserve the environment.
All four temple shrines are located in Garhwal Himalayas range of Uttarakhand.Haridwar is the traditional point to start Char Dhaam Yatra of Uttarakhand. Haridwar is in the plains and easily accessible by Road and Train from other locations of India, including New Delhi. It is also accessible by Road from Dehradun, which has Airport. So, Piligrims can fly to Dehradun from Delhi and other locations in India and then proceed to Haridwar by Road travel.Read more
Altitude- 3293 metres
Prominence- Source of River Yamuna
Location- About 40 km away from Barkot.
Close Date- 16 Nov 2020 (Eve of Bhai Dooj)
Altitude- 3415 metres
Prominence- Source of River Ganges
Location- About 95 km away from Uttarkashi.
Close Date- 15 Nov 2020 (Next Day of Diwali)
Altitude- 3553 metres
Prominence- Dedicated to Lord Shiva
Location- About 240 km away from Haridwar.
Close Date- 15 Nov 2020 (Tentative Date)
Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat,
Chief Minister Uttarakhand
Shri Satpal Maharaj,
Tourism Minister Uttarakhand
Shri Ravinath Raman (IAS),
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