Gangotri Temple – 3rd May 2014
Yamunotri Temple – 3rd May 2014
Kedarnath – 3rd May 2014
Badrinath – 5th May 2014
Hemkund Sahib & Valley of Flowers – 25th May 2014
Kedarnath Yatra 2014
Yatra will start as usual from 1st Week of May 2014. Only for Kedarnath, now devotees have to trek 19 kms from Gaurkund to reach Kedarnath.
Chardham yatra is the yatra of the holy Himalayas situated in the bravura state Uttranchal, which is famous for its various pilgrimage destinations and the natural beauty. The large number of devotees visits these destinations every year, some from spiritual point of view and some for spending their holidays in lap of holy Himalayas, where they get the blend of peace and beauty altogether. The Chardham considered as the most beautiful tourist places.
The Char dham yatra, as its name indicates, include four main temples in Uttarakhand that are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. This yatra is believed to be started from west to east, starting from Yamunotri forwarding to Gangrotri and at last to Kedarnath and Badrinath. These Chardhams are known to be the most sacred and holy temple in the scriptures of Hindu Religion of all other pilgrimages.
Badrinath dham is one of the important holy place of Hindu in all pilgrimage in India. It is situated in Nar-Narayan parvat and Alaknanda River flowing nearby. This temple is known to be dedicated to Lord Vishnu and hence is also called Badri Vishal and Badrinarayan Mandir.
The best time to visit this beautiful temple is May to October as the kapat i.e, the door of temple remain opened from starting of May to the second week of November. [....]
Kedar is another name of lord Shiva and said that it is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of Lord Shiva. This is one of the most visited holy places in Chamoli district in India. The mountain, in which the temple is situated, is covered from snow almost throughout the year and this makes it the most attractive and pleasant tourist place.
The beauty of kedarnath ji praised by every visitor of the kedarnath and known to be established by Adi Guru Sankarachrya. [....]
The holy river Ganga is known to be originated from Gangotri itself, through the prayer made by king Bhagirath. Gangotri is situated at an altitude of 3,200 mts about sea level. This sacred place is located in the hills of Garhwal.
This is the place visited by thousand of devotees every year and known to be constructed by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. [....]
This temple is dedicated to Godess Yamuna and constructed by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. The view around the temple is surprisingly beautiful and is also one of the shrine temples in Uttarakhand as well as in India.
This is the firstly visited temple, in the yatra of Chardham, as the yatra begins from the west. [....]
How to Reach
By Train- Nearest station Reshikesh and Kotdwar, well connected with major cities.
By Road- Delhi to Reshikesh: 287 km by train and 238 km by road.
By Air- Nearest Airport at Dehradun.
The political history of Garhwal before the 10th century A.D. was shrouded in mystery till a while ago, because of the paucity of historical evidences. Barring a few literary references to texts like to great epics and Purans which enabled the historians to construct its early history. There was nothing significant which could throw direct light on the early history of this area .