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Opening and Closing of Char Dham Yatra 2017

The Spiritual Chardham yatra begins from April-May and continues till Oct-Nov each year. April to June is the best time for Char Dham Yatra, as you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment with most comfortable weather and climate.

Note: Char Dhan Shrines are open for 6 months only. During winters the temples are closed and inaccessible due to heavy snowfall. Now, Govt is planning to promote Winter Char Dham during winters.

Traditionally Chardham Yatra start from west to east in Clockwise Direction, this means the yatra starts from Yamunotri, proceeding to Gangotri, Kedarnath and then terminates at Badrinath. All these four holy places Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri have their own Significance, Legends, Mythology and history. Majority of Hindus believe that one should visit Char Dhams atleast once in their lifetime to get salvation.

Opening Dates of Char Dhams in 2017

Yamunotri Temple opening date: 28 April, 2017
Gangotri Temple opening date: 28 April, 2017
Kedarnath Temple opening date: 29 April, 2017
Badrinath Temple opening date: 1 May, 2017

Closing Dates of Char Dhams in 2017

Yamunotri Temple closing dates will be updated soon.
Gangotri Temple closing dates will be updated soon.
Kedarnath Temple closing dates will be updated soon.
Badrinath Temple closing dates will be updated soon.

Note: Closing dates of Char Dham temples in 2017 will be updated soon.

Few Questions and Answers on the dates of Char Char Dham Temples

When is Yamunotri Dham opened and closed?

The Yamunotri temple open on Akshay Tritiya and closes on Yama Dwitiya (the second day after Diwali)

When is Gangotri Dham opened and closed?

The Shrine of Gangotri on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. The temple closes on the day of Diwali.

When is Kedarnath Dham opened and closed

The opening of date of Kedarnath Temple is fixed and depends on the occaion of Maha Shiva Ratri and decided by priests in Ukhimath. The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed on Yama Dwitiya (second day after Diwali i.e. on Bhai Dooj).

When is Badrinath Dham opened and closed?

The opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed on Basant Panchami by Raj Purohit and closure date is fixed on Vijaydashmi by Mandir Committee.


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Yamunotri Dham

Yamunotri Temple
Yamunotri is located at an altitude of 3293 metres above sea level, in the Garhwal Himalaya about 40 km away from Barkot.
Yamunotri Yatra Guide

Gangotri Dham

Gangotri Temple
Gangotri temple opens on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya which is fall in the month of May and closes on Bhai Duj
Gangotri Yatra Guide

Kedarnath Dham

Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath temple is one of the Holiest Pilgrimage Center in northern India, located on the head of Mandakini river.
Kedarnath Yatra Guide

Badrinath Dham

Badrinath Temple
It is one the most important dham and the only temple which is part of both "Chardham of India" and "Char Dham Yatra"
Badrinath Yatra Guide