The Chardham yatra of Uttarakhand 2019 is starting from 9th May. On this day the Kapat of Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath Dham will be opened at the festival of Akshaya Tritiya. While on May 11, the doors of Badrinath Dham will open.

It is not just religious tourism, it also gives an opportunity to behold the wonderful natural beauty. This four Dham journey is considered very pure. Every person of Hindu religion wants to visit Chardham once in life.

Chardham is originating from four holy rivers

It is not just religious tourism, it also gives an opportunity to behold the wonderful natural beauty. This four Dham journey is considered very pure. Every person of Hindu religion wants to visit Chardham once in life.

Rishikesh is the gateway for the Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand

Rishikesh can be called the first stop for the Chardham Yatra. After arriving by rail, road and air passage, travelers pass for Chardham yatra. It is also mandatory for all passengers to have biometrics registration for travel

At the same time, keeping in view security, weather updates and control rooms have been arranged with information about the route, which will help the passengers.

How to reach Yamunotri Dham from Rishikesh

To reach Yamunotri, you reach Hanuman Chatti via Dehradun-Mussoorie, Naogaon-Barkot. The journey ahead from Hanuman Chatti is 14kms. From here, Janki Chatti can be reached by taxi, which is easily available. 5 km trek route from Janki Chatti. Sometimes the old people find difficult to go by walk then they could take the pony to reach the temple of Yamuna Ji.

Yamunotri Temple in the Himalaya

Gangotri Temple, the origin of the river Ganges 

Gangotri is 228 km from Yamunotri. Therefore it is compulsory for you to stay in Uttarkashi. From Uttarkashi, Gangotri is 90 km away. From there you can reach Gangotri the next morning. Lord Vishwanath temple is  Uttarkashi can be visited by walk from your hotel.

Gangotri is 10,300 feet (6,672 meters) from sea level. Before Gangotri there is Ganganani has a Paraishhar Kund of hot water. After bathing here devotees visit Gangotri and pay their homage to Temple. After returning to Uttarkashi, the journey to Kedarnath starts the next morning and overnight at Guptkashi.

Gangotri Temple in the Himalaya

How to visit Kedarnath Temple from Rishikesh

You can enjoy the journey of snow-capped in between the high mountains and thousands of feet deep valley. You will reach Gaurikund beforeBaba Kedar. There is also a hot water Kund.

After bathing here in the Kund, 22 km of Kedarnath begins. Before the disaster of 2013, the distance was fourteen km. But after the disaster, changing the entire geography of Kedarghati, this distance has now increased.

From here you can hire a horse-palanquin for Kedarnath. After getting a darshan in Kedarnath can do overnight in Gaurikund. If you wish, you can stay in Kedarnath. Apart from this, Kedarnath can also reach Guptkashi.

Kedarnath Temple in the Himalaya

Badrinath Temple from Rishikesh

Badrinath is 229 km from Gaurikund. There are two routes to go from Badrinath. One Kedarnath is 243 km by Rudraprayag and the other is 230km via Chopta. After the closure of Kedarnath Temple in November, worship is done in Ukhimath.

Therefore, going to Ukhimath, Tungnath Chowpata is a much better option. This path is very captivating. It is at the highest elevation in places falling during the entire journey. Here, you can visit Tungnath.

Chardham Yatra 2019
Badrinath Temple in the Himalaya

 

 

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