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Chardham Yatra FAQs

When is the Char Dham Yatra started?

The Kapat or the door of the Chardham temple opens on the day of Akshay Tritiya and the yatra for Chota Chardham starts. From the month of April till october the door remains open. The door of the temple shuts again onset of the Diwali festival and the doli of God and Goddess is shifted downward for the winter season.so the best time to visit the temple is from April to May, and from September to October. During June and July, the temple remains open but due to the rainy season, frequent landslides occur which makes the travel difficult.

Can Senior Citizens make this Journey?

Earlier these types of Pilgrimage yatra were difficult to travel but now the Government focussed of this sector and provided with so many facilities for devotees going on pilgrimage tours. For a senior citizen, there are various helicopter services to Chota Chardham above this if someone is unable to afford that then poney and doly services are also provided. There are many food stalls everywhere on the way to Chardham and also well-developed hotel facilities for accommodation is also provided which makes Chardham yatra for senior citizen very easy.

What are a Few Essential Items of Travel to Bring on yatra?

There are various things that are needed to be kept in mind while packing the bag for Chardham yatra. Since the temples are located at high altitude so the temperature will remain cols and by night it becomes chilly so the most important thing for you to carry is you woolens( sweaters, gloves, caps etc) other than this you need to carry the first aid box, torch, extra batteries, chocolates, portable chargers raincoats, comfortable shoes and last the mosquito repellent.

Are There Any ATMs Available in Char Dham Sites?

There are no ATM services near Char Dham so it is advised to withdraw money in advance or you can also withdraw from the bank near which you are taking the night’s accommodation. In Badrinath Dham, there are some ATMs located.

How can I Book My Char Dham Yatra?

Going on the Chardham yatra on your own can give you a lot of problems and hassles during the trip. If you book your packages through us then we offer you various choices of the hotel within your budget and will also give a hassle-free trip as we have become used to all the problems that may arise during the trip and how to tackle these problems.

Why Should I go on Char Dham Yatra?

Chardham yatra holds a major significance among the hind devotees. It is said that by going on this pilgrimage yarta one can get the ultimate moksha and also can be freed from the circle of Karma. This Chota Chardham located in Uttarakhand is in the Garhwal region and there are different temples in different districts of Garhwal. These temples are dedicated to different deities like Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Badrinath is Dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This holy yatra is beyond life spiritual experience which one should have at least once in their lifetime.

What Medical Facilities will be provided during the Yatra?

Throughout the Chardham yatra there are various camps that are fully equipped with all medical facilities and various types of medicines and bandages. Oxygen cylinders are also provided for going on the higher altitude where one cant breath properly. Various medical check-up camps are set to check the health of devotees before going on yatra. And further you need to carry a first aid box while going on yatra and also medicines if
you are having any special subscription.

What is the Best Time to go to Char Dham Yatra?

The opening month that is April to May and the from September to October is the best time to go on Chardham yatra. It is adviced not to go on Chardham yatra during monsoon month that is June and July because during this time frequent landslides occure which makes the travel really difficult.

What Kind of Accommodation Facilities are available?

There are various good options to choose from you can either stay in a Government building in Budget, there are many Dharamshalas also the decent budget hotel, other than this there are also some luxury resorts to choose from and there are many 3 and 4-star hotels in the districts near temples. There are some basic facilities that are the same everywhere that are hot and cold water facilities, comfortable bedding. There are some hotels having their own restaurants so that tourists do not have to take the trouble regarding meals.

What are the benefits of Going on Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter?

Helicopter yatra to Chardham firstly saves a lot of time and thus you can get some extra time to explore nearby destinations to the temple. Helicopter yatra provides you a priority VIP visit to all the temple and most importantly the view or the mountains and valley which you will get using helicopter is mesmerizing.

Kedarnath Dham Yatra FAQs

Who is worshipped in Kedarnath dham?

Kedarnath is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This holy temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya, about 1000 years ago. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is related to the Epic Mahabharata. Pandavas arrived at this place while going towards Swarga for having the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Best time to visit Kedarnath?

The best time for visiting Kedarnath Dham is from April month when on the day of Akshay Tritiya the door of the temple opens. So from April to May and again from September to October and after October when the Diwali festival is on set this is the time when the door of the temple shut again. While in between these month temple remains open but due to rainfall in June and July due to landslide, yatra becomes difficult.

Does Kedarnath have snow?

Kedarnath is located at an altitude of 3,553 m which is even higher the Badrinath so it receives the heavy snowfall in good amount. Due to the Snowfall the temple remains closed and the doli of Lord Shaiva shifts downwards.

How can one visit Kedarnath from Rishikesh and Haridwar?

You can hire a private taxi service as the distance from Rishikesh is 225 km and from Haridwar, it is 397 km. you can also board the local buses from Rishikesh to Gaurikund which is about 14km before Kedarnath Dham and from there trek toward Kedarnath Dham starts.

How can one visit Kedarnath from Delhi?

By air: From Delhi, you can directly fly to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradoon. It’s a domestic airport connected to major cities of India. For a further journey, you can take local transport.
By road: You can opt for any A/C, non-A/C bus or a Volvo from Kashmiri gate Interstate bus terminal. After reaching Haridwar/Rishikesh you can either hire a private taxi or can also take another bus going to Gaurikund.
By train: You can take a direct train to Haridwar Railway station from Delhi railway station and by reaching there you can choose any local transport to reach Gaurikund.

Where to Stay in Kedarnath?

There are many good hotels located near Guptkashi which offer the best comfortable accommodation for the guest and if you don’t want to stay in hotel then you can also opt for Dharamshala.

Is Kedarnath safe to travel?

While traveling to Kedarnath Dham in the crowd you need to take the utmost care of your belongings and also during the rainy season, there is major landslide on the way to Kedarnath so it is adviced not to plan a trip during that time.

Can we visit Kedarnath by helicopter?

Kedarnath can be visited by a helicopter from Dehadun’s Sahastradhara helipad you will fly till Phata or Sitapur helipad and from the changing the helicopter you will fly to Kedarnath Dham. Yatra can be completed in one day by helicopter.

ATM facilities in Kedarnath?

There are a number of ATM services near Kedarnath Dham. Special service in the Kedarnath Dham is started by HDFC bank recently. Cash can also be withdrawn in Rudraprayag, Guptkashi, and Agastya muni.

How long is Kedarnath trek and how can it be covered?

Trek for Kedarnath Dham starts from Gaurikund which is almost 17 km of a distance. You can cover this distance by trekking but if you don’t want to trek then you can take helicopter service from Phata and Sitapur helipad. If you don’t want to trek and also don’t want to spend huge amount of Helicopter then you can also take money and doli service or can also take a stick for covering the distance.

Restaurant facilities in Kedarnath?

There are various restaurants like Mayadeep restaurant, snow view restaurant and magpie restaurant in the market area, offering various types of dishes.

How is the condition of the road to Kedarnath Dham?

It’s very important to take the pre-knowledge of roads before going in the hilly area. During the monsoon season, there can be landslide which causes difficulty otherwise roads to Kedarnath are very good and smooth as they are part of NH-109 and NH-58 till Gaurikund.

Badrinath Dham FAQs

Who is worshipped in Badrinath?

Badrinath is a holy pilgrimage site located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Badrinath temple is part of both Chardham of India and Chita Chardham of Uttarakhand. This temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya, a thousand years ago. This temple is dedicated to Lord Badrinarayan. This temple is among 108 Divya Desams which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The name Badrinath is taken from a local word Badri which is a kind of wild berry.

Is Badrinath safe to travel?

Badrinath is a famous pilgrimage site so the footfall of tourists is very high, so during the traveling traveler are advised to take care of their belongings. Also during the monsoon season, hilly areas are porn to a landslide so this must be taken care of. Otherwise, there is no problem as such while traveling to Badrinath.

Does Badrinath have snow?

Badrinath is located at an altitude of 3,300 m and receives the snowfall in good amount. Because of this heavy snowfall, it becomes difficult for local people to be at this altitude. so, during the winter season with the doli of god and goddess the shift to a lower altitude.

Atm facilities in Badrinath?

There are a number of ATM services near Badrinath Dham. Specially located in the Badrinath market area and also in the Chamoli district.

Where to Stay in Badrinath?

There are many good hotels located near Badrinath itself which offer the best comfortable accommodation to the guest and if you don’t want to stay in hotel then you can also opt for Dharamshala.

In how many days can we visit Badrinath Dham?

You can cover complete Badrinath in 2 days as there are some beautiful places to visit like Mana village, Vasudhara falls, Bheem Pul, tap Kund, Charan paduka. Other than this you can also visit Joshimath, Auli, Valley of Flower which is a heritage site and Hemkund sahib the Sikh pilgrimage site.

Best time to visit Badrinath?

The Kapat or the door of the temple opens on the day of Akshay Tritiya and the yatra for Chota Chardham starts. From the month of April till october the door remains open. The door of the temple shuts again onset of the Diwali festival and the doli of God and Goddess is shifted downward for the winter season.so the best time to visit the temple is from April to May, and from September to October. During June and July, the temple remains open but due to the rainy season, frequent landslides occur which makes the travel difficult.

Can we go Badrinath by helicopter?

Badrinath can be covered with a helicopter from the Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun. You need to reach about an hour before the leaving time of the helicopter. Yatra can be completed in one day by helicopter service in advance.

How can one visit Badrinath from Delhi?

By air: From Delhi, you can fly to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradoon. It’s a domestic airport and for a further journey, you can take local transport.
By road: You can take any A/C, non-A/C bus or a Volvo from Kashmiri gate ISBT. After reaching Haridwar or Rishikesh you can either hire private taxi or take another bus going to Joshimath.
By train: You can take a direct train to Haridwar Railway station and by reaching there you can choose any local transport to reach Badrinath.

Restaurant facilities in Badrinath?

There are various restaurants in the market area, offering various types of dishes. Saket restaurant is the famous one located on way to Badrinath Dham.

How is the condition of the road to Badrinath Dham?

It’s very important to take the pre-knowledge of roads before going in the hilly area. Just during the monsoon season, one can have landslide which causes difficulty otherwise roads to Badrinath are very good and smooth as they are the part of NH-58.

Gangotri Dham FAQs

Gangotri Dham temple?

Gangotri is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This holy temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya, about 1000 years ago. This Temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga which was brought down on the earth from Heaven in Uttarakhand. This the place where the river Ganga originates.

Is Gangotri dham safe to travel?

While traveling to Gangotri Dham you need to take the utmost care of your belongings as there is a huge crown going on Chardham yatra and also during the rainy season, there is major landslide on the way to Gangotri so it is advised not to plan a trip during that time.

How can one visit Gangotri from Rishikesh and Haridwar?

You can hire a private taxi service as the distance from Rishikesh is 248 km and from Haridwar, it is 268 km. you can also board the local buses from Rishikesh to Uttarkashi which is about 98 km before Gangotri Dham.

Restaurant facilities in Gangotri?

There are various restaurants near Gangotri Dham like Hotel Gangaputra, Chirbasa Restaurant, and Hotel Krishna Palace and Restaurant offering various types of dishes.

Best time to visit Gangotri Dham?

The Kapat or the door of the temple opens on the day of Akshay Tritiya and the yatra for Chota Chardham starts. From the month of April till october the door remains open. The door of the temple shuts again onset of the Diwali festival and the doli of Goddess is shifted downward for the winter season. So the best time to visit the temple is from April to May, and from September to October. During June and July, the temple remains open but due to the rainy season, frequent landslides occur which makes the travel difficult.

ATM facilities in Gangotri?

There are no ATM services near Gangotri Dham. So it is advisable to withdraw cash from Uttarkashi district.

Where to Stay in Gangotri Dham?

There are many good hotels located near Uttarkashi and Harsil village which offer the best comfortable accommodation for the guest and if you don’t want to stay in hotel then you can also opt for Dharamshala.

How is the condition of the road to Gangotri Dham?

It’s very important to take the pre-knowledge of roads before going in the hilly area. During the monsoon season, there can be landslide which causes difficulty otherwise roads to Gangotri are very good and smooth as they are part of NH-108 till Uttarkashi and from this, you can take local transport to Gangotri Dham start which is again a smooth road.

Yamunotri Dham FAQs

Yamunotri Dham?

Yamunotri is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This holy temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya, about 1000 years ago. This Temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna who is the daughter of Lord Sun. This the place where the river Yamuna originates.

Best time to visit Yamunotri Dham?

The best time for visiting Yamunotri Dham is from April month when on the day of Akshay Tritiya the door of the temple opens. So from April to May and again from September to October and after October when the Diwali festival is on set this is the time when the door of the temple shut again. While in between this month temple remains open but due to rainfall in June and July due to landslide, yatra becomes difficult.

How is the condition of the road to Yamunotri Dham?

It’s very important to take the pre-knowledge of roads before going in the hilly area. During the monsoon season, there can be landslide which causes difficulty otherwise roads to Yamunotri are very good and smooth as they are part of NH-108 till Hanuman Chatti and from this point trekking for Yamunotri Dham start which is again a smooth road.

ATM facilities in Yamunotri?

There is no ATM services near Yamunotri Dham. So it is advisable to withdraw cash in Barkot, Naugaon and Damta.

How long is Yamunotri trek and how can it be covered?

Trek for Yamunotri Dham starts from Hanuman Chatti which is almost 7 km of a distance. You can cover this distance by trekking as the roads are quite smooth but if you don’t want to trek then you can take poney and doli service or can also take a stick for covering the distance.