Char Dham Yatra of India According to Hindu Mythology, It is believed that Hindu philosopher and reformer Sri Adi Shankaracharya utilized the word Char Dham. It denotes four Holy destinations or abodes of God inside the four directions in India – Puri in the East, Dwarka in the West, Badrinath in the North, and Rameshwaram in the South. But, when it comes to the journeys /explorations, the holy expedition of Char Dham Yatra is most famous in people.
According to Hinduism the Char Dham Yatra, is a pilgrim’s journey of the five responsibility or moral imperative of every Hindu, along with worship, dharma, sanskar and religious festivals.
A pilgrimage is life time experience, a direct connection between the seeker and dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose. Thousand Hindu religion people visit this auspicious Char Dhams- Char Dham Yatra every year.
It is commonly believed that undertaking a peregrination heart Purity, act of self-actualization and wash all sins whatever they have done in your life. Char Dham Yatra is an exercise in humility and faith. when the enthusiast peregrinates to often difficult place, leaving his predicament at the feet of the a god or goddess, remember god and forgetting allthing to have darshan of Deities abiding.
There are many good reasons to leave home for a few days. You can make char dham yatra videos with the beautiful scenery.
Day 1 : Char Dham Yatra Haridwar/ Rishikesh to Barkot 6 hours.
Arrive Rishikesh or Haridwar day before departure or reach early morning by train or any other medium of transport. Our vehicle will be ready, get in the Vehicle, check your belonging things properly & Depart to Barkot.
During the journey you will pass some well known towns of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Narendra Nagar, Chamba, Tehri, Dharasu & Barkot. Lunch will be on the way. Overnight stay in Hotel or Guest house in Barkot.
Day 2 : Barkot to Yamnotri (3323 m)– Uttarakashi – 120 km Motorable – 6 km trek
Jai Ma Yamuna, Early morning, wake up & depart to Jankichatti via Syanchatti, 41 km motorable up to Jankichatti & 6 km trek to Yamunotri. After arriving Yamunotri visit Holy temple of Yamuna Mata situated on the bank of Yamuna river.
Visit nearby places of Yamnotri like Surya kund, Divya shilla & Jamunabai kund. After Lunch return to Barkot, 6 km trek to Jankichatti & 41 km drive to Barkot. Night stay in barkot.
Day 3 : Uttarakashi to Gangotri (3140m)– Uttarakashi (1158 m)– 200 km – 8 hours
Jai ma Ganga, Gangotri, Temple of Maa Ganga, in the bank of Ganga river & Gaumukh glacier, source of the Ganga river. Morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri Temple via Harsil, Bhaironghati. Explore Himlayan view & after lunch return to Uttarakashi for night halt.
Day 4 : Uttarakashi to Guptkashi (1479m) – 197 km – 6 hours.
Morning tea & breakfast in Uttarakshi & we drive to Guptakshi, it’s a long drive via Ghansali, Agastmuni & many other villages? of three Districts Uttarakshi, Tehri & Rudraprayag. Guptakashi situated in Rudraprayag disitrict, there is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Vishwanath).
Ukhimath can be seen from here, which is on the way to the highest temple of Lord shiva, “Tungnath”. Check in hotel & visit Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini river in Rudraprayag. Night stay in Guptkashi.
Day 5 : Guptkashi to Kedarnath (3583 m) – 30 km motorable – 14 km trek
We start early because of 14 km trek to kedarnath, first 30 kms are motorable up to Gaurikund. Breakfast in Gaurikund. There are two water sources in Gaurikund, Hot & Cold, and a Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva & Gauri (Goddess Parvati), according to a myth Gauri meditated here for a long time & later got married to Lord Shiva in Trijuginarayan .
This trek route passes through thick forest, water streams & magnificent view of Mountains. After crossing Rambara & Garudchatti we will reach Kedarnath shrine. Night halt in foot hills of the Himalaya today.
Day 6 : Kedarnath to Rudraprayag (610 m) – 73 km motorable – 14 km trek descent.
Kedarnath located in foothills of himalayas in Rudraprayag district, in Uttarakhand. The banks of Mandakini river which sources from Chorbaria Glacier. Kedarkhand valley was calamatised by flood in 2013 but the main Temple is safe now. Uttarakhand Government restored everything properly.
Early Morning wake up & visit Kedarnath temple ,there is statue of Pandava’s & Dropadi, Nandi & Veerbhadra. Visit surroundings of Kedarnath temple, explore view of kedarnath peaks & after breakfast trek down to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund, we depart to Rudraprayag and stay for the night.
Day 7 : Rudraprayag to Badrinath (1890m) – 157 km – 5 hours
Jai Badri Vishal, Badrinath is the last Dham of Char Dham Yatra. After breakfast, we will start drive to Badrinath. It pass through some places like Gocher, Nandprayag, Chamoli, Garurganga, Joshimath, Vishnuprayag, Govindghat, Pandukeshver.
You’ll see beautiful villages, waterfalls, water streams, many river confluences and Greenery which will boost your morale for traveling. Check in hotel or Guest house, take dip in hot water kund, visit temple and explore the surroundings. Night stay in Badrinath.
Day 8 : Badrinath & mana – Joshimath (1890 m) -4.4 km Mana & 45 km
Joshimath – 5 to 6 hours. Wake up & depart to Mana Village. Explore Mana Village & near by places like Bheem Pul, Vasudhara Falls, Sarswati river & Neelkanth peak etc. Mana is the last village near China & Tibet border. Explore Mana & Drive back to Joshimath, visit Yogdhyan Badri ancient temple in Pandukesher(1829 m) 24 km from Joshimath.
After some distance, we can see the Confluence of Alaknanda & Dhauliganga river in Vishnuprayag. At evening, check in the hotel at Joshimath & visit Narsingh devata Temple. Night stay in Joshimath.
Day 9 : Joshimath to Rishikesh/Haridwar (340m) – 254 km – 6 to 7 hours
Today is the last day of journey, after breakfast we depart to Rishikesh. On the way, we visit Karnaprayag for Confluence of Alaknanda & Pinder river and Lord Karna Temple & also visit Devprayag for Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river which formed Ganga here. We will drop you at Rishikesh/Haridwar. Your Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand ends here .
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