Yamunotri

Yamunotri is one of the Char Dham and it is also first place to visit in the Char Dham Circuit. Thousands of devotees visit the sacred shrine of Yamunotri temple every month from May to October. Yamunotri Temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The temple opens on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya and closes on the second day after Diwali festival. The temple holds immense importance amongst the Hindus. Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River which is one of the major rivers of India.

Opening Dates



Yamunotri 28 April 2017
Gangotri 28 April 2017
Kedarnath 3rd May 2017 - 8:50 AM
Badrinath 6th May 2017
*Note: The above are tentative dates for the start of Char Dham Yatra, the actual announced dates will be updated soon.

Gangotri

Gangotri is one of the Char Dham and it is also Second place to visit in the Char Dham Circuit. Thousands of devotees visit the sacred shrine of Gangotri temple every month from April to June. The Gangotri Temple was built by a Gorkha Commander in the early years of the 18th century.This temple stands at an altitude of 3,415 m (11,204 ft) and emits a highly Sea level. Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagiratha's predecessors, following his severe penance of several centuries.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath is one of the Char Dham and it is Third place to visit in the Char Dham Circuit. The temple opens on Akshaya Tritiya and closes on Bhai Duj due to heavy snowfall and extreme cold weather during winter. Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3,583 m (11,755 ft) above sea level. Kedarnath is named after honour of King Kedar, who ruled in the Satya Yuga. Kedarnath and its temple exist from the Mahabharata era when the Pandavas are supposed to have pleased Lord Shiva by doing penance there

Badrinath

Badrinath is one of the Char Dham and it is Last place to visit in the Char Dham Circuit. The temple opens on Akshaya Tritiya and closes on Bhai Duj due to heavy snowfall and extreme cold weather during winter. Badrinath is located in the Himalayas, about 3,100 metres (10,170 feet) above sea level. Badrinath was re-established as a major pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the ninth century.The Badrinath area is referred to as Badari or Badarikaashram in Hindu scriptures. It is a place sacred to Vishnu, particularly in Vishnu's dual form of Nara-Narayana.