There are four holy shrines in Uttarakhand dedicated to Hindu Gods and holy rivers of India. The four shrines are situated within the Garhwal Region. These are collectively referred as "Char Dhaam of Uttarakhand" . Pilgrims from all over India and abroad visit the shrines as "Char Dhaam Yatra". In Hindu religion, CharDham Yatra holds has great importance and sanctity. It is believed that every Hindu should undertake Char Dhaam Yatra at least once in a life time to avail the blessings of gods adorning the shrines.
Shri Badarinath Dhaam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Shri Kedarnath Dhaam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Gangotri Dhaam is dedicated to Goddess Ganga River.
Yamunotri Dhaam is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna River.