Char Dham yatra is said to be the journey to the moksha & door to the spirituality. Considered the holiest & popular pilgrimage tour in India, Char Dham yatra is split into four Dhams i.e. destinations – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamnotri.

Placed in the sacred Himalayan region in Uttrakhand, India – the land of God, the Char Dham yatra pilgrimage has been the home of yogis, and great solitaries over the decade.

A great religious significance is associated with the following four divine destinations of Char Dham pilgrimage tours in India:

Shri Badrinath Dham

Shri Badrinath Dham is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is around 5 meters high and beautifully built in the shape of a cone with a small dome of a gilt bull & spire constructed by Shankaracharya in the 8th century.

Badrinath Dham is one of the most char Dham yatra divine pilgrimages of India placed on Himalayan hill tracks at the height of around 10,248 feet above sea level at the confluence of Rishi Ganga & Alakhnanda. To visit the temple, devotees or tourists passing through the lofty hilly terrain, cliffs, and curves surrounded by the scenically beautiful sights. Before entering the temple, it is customary to take a bath in a natural hot water spring – Tapt Kund, which is said to wash off all the sins and purify the soul.

Shri Kedarnath Dham

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath is one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’ of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the slopes of the Himalayas at the height of 3583 m above sea level, at the head of river Mandakini. Constructed by Shankaracharya, the temple is surrounded by elevated snow-covered peaks. Kedarnath temple has an exquisite architecture 1000 years old with inner walls decorated with deity figures & ancient mythological scenes, and a large statue of Nandi Bull outside the door. There are many other places as well near Kedarnath like Gandhi Sarovar, Gauri Kund, Shankaracharya Samadhi, and the temple of sage Agastya that you can explore on your Chardham pilgrimage tour while on a visit to Kedarnath Dham.

Gangotri 

Gangotri temple is located in the magnificent Garhwal hills at an altitude of 3048 m above sea level. The one of most char Dham yatra sacred stones near Gangotri temple symbolizes the place where the Ganga river first came down to earth. Before praying in the temple, the devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga river as per customary belief. River Ganga is worshipped as a Goddess & Gangotri, the source of the river Ganges is one of the sacred Char Dham pilgrimages.

Yamunotri

Being the source of the sacred Yamuna river, Yamunotri is one of the four sites of the Char Dham yatra pilgrimage in India. Yamunotri temple is dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna, built by Maharaja Pratap Shah in the 19th century and reconstructed again in the 20th century. Yamunotri Dham is located in the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas opposite to Gangotri.

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