The Char Dham Tour is not only a once in a lifetime spiritual experience, but also a mesmerising escapade of picturesque landscapes. The snow-capped mountains, Deodar (Cedar) forests and scenic valleys make this an awe-inspiring and never to be missed journey. The stunning sights make this excursion, a heavenly experience.
It is often perceived that the Char Dham yatra is only meant for the old aged people, however, in addition to the spiritual experience, this journey leads to an enthralling and fascinating adventure which captivates people of all ages.
What is Chardham Yatra?
Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is a holy Hindu pilgrimage for char (four) revered sites in Garhwal Himalayas. These religious spots include Yamunotri- the holy source of river Yamuna, Gangotri- the source of the holy River Ganges, Kedarnath- the abode of Lord Shiva, and Badrinath- housing the shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
When does Chardham Yatra start and end?
Every year Chardham Yatra begins from the month of April or May onwards and continues until October/November as the doors of all four temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri & Gangotri) remain open till the day of “Diwali Festival” which is celebrated every year during the month of October/November.
What are the darshan timings for Chardham Temples?
When you’re going to Chardham Yatra, you must know about the Chardham temple timings as it can not only help in saving your time but also make the Chardham Yatra hassle-free. Chardham Yatra timings are mentioned below:
Yamunotri Temple Timings: 06:00 am – 08:00 pm
Gangotri Temple Timings: 06:15 am – 09:30 pm
Kedarnath Temple Timings: 04:00 am – 09:00 pm
Badrinath Temple Timings: 04:30 am – 09:00 pm
What to pack for Chardham tour?
All the four sacred temples are situated at high Himalayan altitude so weather remains cold even during the months of May-June. It is advisable to pack woolen clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Raincoat is must as climate can change at any time. First-aid kid also should be carried.
What is the best time to go for Char Dham Yatra?
The best time to visit all the four revered pilgrimages from May to November, however, it is better you avoid monsoon and choose May and June instead. It is the most convenient period that allows you to reach your destination easily and offers better sightseeing options. So, plan your trip accordingly as weather plays a vital role in making your trip hassle-free.
What are the types of accommodation available on the Char Dham route?
Hotels, dharamshalas, camps, resorts, ashrams, and lodge type of accommodation facility with all the basic necessities available on Char Dham route.
Is medical certificate required for Char Dham Yatra?
Yes, a recently issued medical certificate is required for Char Dham Yatra because the route is through high altitudes and a lot of walking distance.
How many people can fly in the helicopter excluding the pilot ?
Six passengers can fly in the helicopter; 4 in the rear seats and 2 in the front, next to the pilot. The seating arrangement will be done by the ground staff in order to balance weight evenly.