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.
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
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.
The Yamunotri temple open on Akshay Tritiya and closes on Yama Dwitiya (the second day after Diwali)
The Shrine of Gangotri on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. The temple closes on the day of Diwali.
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).
The opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed on Basant Panchami by Raj Purohit and closure date is fixed on Vijaydashmi by Mandir Committee.