Complete Travel Guide for 2021


India is a place that is known for other worldliness, a reality that can be itinerant by the sheer number of sanctuaries, mosques, chapels, and different spots of love. One such spot that sees crowds of individuals visiting is the Char Dham Yatra 2021 in Uttarakhand since it is viewed as perhaps the main journeys in India. On the off chance that you are arranging a journey to these devout spots, here are a few things you ought to consider prior to arranging your Char Dham visit bundle.

The best spot to begin this otherworldly stay is from the sacred city of Haridwar. Viewed as the entryway to other worldliness, Haridwar is the base for the greater part of the Char Dham visit bundles.

Haridwar is all around associated with Delhi and other significant urban areas by street or rail. State Transport and private transports handle to Haridwar from New Delhi and close by urban areas. Jaunty Grant Airport at Dehradun is the closest air terminal, a good ways off of 55kms from Haridwar. There are standard Delhi to Dehradun flights, with the last having great availability to other significant Indian urban areas too. Recently, the excursion has been additionally rearranged with Char Dham helicopter administration, where you have helicopter visits to the dhams, beginning from Dehradun.

Air: Dehradun’s Jolly Grant air terminal is the closest air terminal from all the four dhams, with incredible public availability. Dehradun lies a good ways off of about 109kms from Kedarnath, 146kms from Badrinath, 114kms from Gangotri, and 210kms from Yamunotri.

From Gaurikund to Kedarnath: For the individuals who like a portion of experience on their profound visit, there is a precarious 14km journey from Gaurikund, which is very much associated by street to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, and other significant towns of Uttarakhand. On the other hand, there are ponies and cart administrations accessible at Gaurikund to arrive at Kedarnath. Customary State Transport and private transports employ to Gaurikund from different urban communities in Uttarakhand. The recurrence and availability are sensibly acceptable. The separation from Haridwar to Kedarnath is about 123kms and from Rishikesh to Kedarnath is about 105kms.

Instructions to arrive at Badrinath


The Chardham helicopter administration incorporates rides to Badrinath too, so on the off chance that you need to dodge a street venture, you can pick the helicopter administration all things being equal.


The closest railroad stations to Badrinath are Ramnagar, a ways off of 154kms or Kotdwar at 146kms. For better network and accommodation, you can go to Badrinath from Haridwar or Rishikesh, which have better rail availability. The separation from Haridwar to Badrinath is about 315kms.


Badrinath is effectively available by street from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, and other significant towns of Uttarakhand. State transport and private transports employ routinely on the course. On the off chance that you are going to Badrinath in the wake of visiting Kedarnath, there are immediate transport administrations from Gaurikund to Badrinath

Chardham Yatra

Relatively few individuals know about the way that Chardham yatra follows a fixed arrangement. Chardham Yatra consistently begins from the Yamunotri Dham, at that point Gangotri next is Kedarnath and finishes on Badrinath Dham.

1. Yamunotri Dham

Yamunotri Dham is the Dham where enthusiasts visit first in their Chardham Yatra. This Dham is committed to Goddess Yamuna who is the girl of the Sun and the twin sister of Yama(Yamraj). The sanctuary is arranged on the bank of stream Yamuna which is spouting out from the Kalind Parvat. As per legends – Once upon the arrival of Bhaiya dooj, Yamraj vowed to Goddess Yamuna that whoever takes a dunk in the waterway won’t be taken to Yamlok and will hence accomplish salvation. What’s more, I think this is the explanation that Yamunotri Dham visits first altogether four Dhams.

Individuals accept that a shower in the purified waters of Yamuna is said to scrub all transgressions and shield from an awkward and difficult passing. In Winters when the spot is blocked off around then the sanctuary gets shut and the symbol of Goddess Yamuna is brought down to Kharsali town of Uttarkashi and kept in the Shani dev Temple for the following a half year.

2. Gangotri Dham

Gangotri Dham is the following point in Chardham Yatra after Yamunotri. The sanctuary is devoted to Goddess Ganga which is situated on the bank of waterway Bhagirathi in Uttarkashi locale of Uttarakhand. Ganga stream is the most sacrosanct and longest waterway in India. Gaumukh glacial mass is the genuine wellspring of the stream Ganga/Bhagirathi which is a ways off of 19 km from the Gangotri Temple. It is said that Gangotri Dham was where Goddess Ganga previously plummeted from paradise after the 1000 years of repentance by Bhagirath.

As per legends, Goddess Ganga was prepared to come on earth however its power was with the end goal that the whole earth might have lowered under its waters. To save the earth, Lord Shiva holds the waterway Ganga in his locks(Jatta) and deliveries waterway Ganga as the stream which went ahead earth and is known as the Bhagirathi River. On the intersection of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi stream, the Ganga waterway got its name.

In winters, the symbol of Goddess Ganga brought down to the Mukhba town in the town of Harsil and remained there for the following a half year.

3. Kedarnath Dham

The third Dham which falls in Chardham Yatra is Kedarnath Dham. Kedarnath Dham is on the rundown of 12 jyotirlingas and the main sanctuary among Panch Kedar. This Dham is situated in the lap of Himalayas and close to the bank of Mandakini River which is reproduced by Adi-Shankracharya in eighth AD.

As indicated by the legends, after the incredible skirmish of Kurukshetra Pandavas felt regretful for executing their blood family members, and to get liberated from the transgressions they required Shiva endowments. Be that as it may, Shiva was not able to give recovery for their terrible work. Also, to stow away from the Pandavas, Shiva changed himself into a Bull and jump to the ground. Yet, Bhima perceived the bull is in all honesty Shiva then he quickly got the bull with his tail and rear legs. The ball vanishes into the ground and returns at five better places Hump in the Kedarnath, two forelegs in the Tungnath, Nevil and stomach in the Madhy-Maheshwar, face at Rudranath, and hair-lock in Kalpeshwar. Together these five spots are called Panch Kedar.

After Diwali In winter, the sanctuary gets shut and the icon of Shiva is taken to the Omkareshwar Temple of Ukhimath and for the following a half year, the symbol stays there in the Ukhimath.

4. Badrinath Dham

The fourth and the last Dham of Chardham Yatra is Badrinath Dham. Badrinath Dham is the most sacrosanct and visited Dham in the sub-landmass. Consistently more than 1million aficionados show their deference in the Badrinath sanctuary. This sanctuary is devoted to Lord Vishnu which is situated among Nar and Narayana Parvat on the bank of the Alaknanda River. This is the solitary Dham that is important for both Chardham and Chota Chardham.

Inside the Badrinath sanctuary, there is a 1 meter tall dark stone icon of Lord Vishnu which is encircled by different divine beings and goddesses. It is accepted that the symbol of Lord Vishnu is self-showed which was established by Adi Shankracharya in the Alaknanda stream.

There is a lot of fables about Badrinath Temple yet the mainstream one is that – Once Lord Vishnu looking for a peaceful spot for contemplation and visited this spot. Here Lord Vishnu was so fascinated in his contemplation that he didn’t understand the outrageous chilly climate. To Save themself from the extraordinary climate, Goddess Lakshmi showed himself into a Badri Tree(also known as Jujube). Intrigued by Lakshmi’s dedication, Lord Vishnu named this spot “Badrikashram”.

Like other Dhams, Badrinath Dham additionally opens for just a half year from mid-April to early November. During winters, the symbol of Lord Vishnu moves to the Narsingh Temple of Joshimath and there for the following a half year.