Char Dham Yatra 2018

There are four Abodes in Himalayas collectively referred as "Chota Char Dham of India " and popular as "CharDham Yatra" which includes four holy shrines of Hindus: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. All of these temples are situated within the Garwhal region of Uttarakhand state in North India.

Among four Scared sites Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On the other hand, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to Goddess Ganga and Yamuna rivers respectively. In Hindu religion, the CharDham Yatra have a great importance, and it is considered that every hindu should do Chardham yatra at least once in a lifetime.

Char Dham Yatra Guide

Char Dham Yatra is one the most popular pilgrimage route, with millions of devotees paying homage to all these religious places in aspiration of eliminates all sins and to attain salvation by the blessings of the Lord. Every Year More than 250,000 pilgrims visit Chardham from various parts of India. Char dham is also growing popular among foriegn tourists, who are blessed to see the heavenly natural beauty and Himalayas with a chance to know more about culture of India.

CharDhams of Uttarakand can be covered in one strech in a matter of 10-11 days. Nowdays, you can also get helicopter services to visit CharDham in just 2 days.

Due to Picturesque surroundings, high altitude mountain region (Himalayas), dense forests, large valleys and enthralling environment gives an opportunity to visitors to unwind themselves by breathing fresh air with experience of majestic locations.

Char Dham Yatra Opening/Closing Dates

Temple Opening Date of 2018 Closing Date of 2017
Yamunotri Updated Soon 21 October 2017
Gangotri Updated Soon 21 October 2017
Kedarnath Updated Soon 21 October 2017
Badrinath Updated Soon 19 November 2017
*Note: The above are tentative dates for the start of Char Dham Yatra, the actual announced dates will be updated soon.

History of Char Dham Temples

Adi Shankaracharya who was Great Reformer and Philosopher group together these Scared Pilgrimage site into religious circuit during the 8th century. Generation followed generations, thousands of devotees from all over the world regularly visit these four religious places in Uttarakhand. During Winter season all Chardham are closed for Six month due to Heavy snowfall all temples are inaccessible.

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.

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

Kedarnath Dham

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

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"