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Chardham-Important Guide

Most important guide for Chardham travel

The Chardham Yatra (Tirth Yatra) is of utmost importance among Hindus. It is considered as one of the ways to get rid of the Yoni chakra and achieve salvation (moksha). Chardham literally means the “four accommodations of god”, and the yatra means “to visit“. Completing the Chardham Yatra is considered as visiting the home of almighty lord where your soul meets with Param Brahm. The stunning Himalayan beauty, dense forests, large valleys and sweeping landscapes surrounding the Char Dham Yatra make it an unforgettable journey.


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Opening and Closing Dates of the Yatra

The travel dates of Chardham Yatra usually occur between April and October. Every year, the government of Uttarakhand announces the date of the circuit’s opening and closing.

The four deities of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are Ukhimath, Joshimath, Mukhba and Kharsali, respectively. During winter, the four shrines move to their winter sojourns. Since all these winter Dhams stay open throughout the year, so you can visit them at any time, however not at the same location.

How to get there

In order to embark upon the Char Dham Yatra, you can travel by train, road or air. Given below is one of the most travelled/popular routes for Chardham Yatra.

Delhi -> Haridwar -> Barkot-Yamunotri-Barkot -> Gangotri -> Uttarkashi -> Sitapur -> Gaurikund -> Kedarnath -> Rudraprayag -> Badrinath -> Birhi -> Rishikesh -> Delhi

We at Masaga Holidays, offer customized travel plan as per your convenience. Contact our team for more details of the Chardham Travel package that best suits your needs.

Char Dham Yatra Travel Tips
  • The opening and closing dates of the Yatra change every year hence check it with official sources.
  • Millions of devotes visit every year hence plan your journey well in advance.
  • Owing to the religious significance of the place, cover your head and remove footwear during visit to temples and holy places.
  • Avoid littering and do not harm the sanctity of the place by any means.
  • Watch the weather forecast for your travel duration and carry suitable clothing. For winter season, carry heavy woollen clothes and for summer carry moderate woollen clothing. The weather can be unpredictable in hilly areas hence it is advisable to dress in layers.
  • Do carry regular items like moisturizers, sunscreen creams, sunglasses, head cover, foot warmer etc.
  • Carry a medical kit with painkillers, antibiotics, antiseptic cream, along with your routine medications, if any.
  • Watch for the signs before clicking pictures. At many places cameras are not allowed.
  • Start preparatory exercises, walking, yoga at least a month or two before the yatra.
  • Electricity is not regular hence keep battery back up for camera or phones.
  • The area is prone to landslides hence it is advisable not to travel during rainy season.
  • Always book your travel with trusted travel partners.
  • Alcohol, smoking or non-vegetarian food (or similar non religious activities) are not permitted during Char Dham Yatra Tour.

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