|Chardham's Names||Opening Date|
|Gangotri Temple||3rd May 2022|
|Yamunotri Temple||3rd May 2022|
|Kedarnath Temple||6th May 2022|
|Badrinath Temple||8th May 2022|
Kedarnath is a holy Hindu town located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand in India. It is one of the Char Dhams located in the Himalayas. Kedarnath is situated at an astonishing height of 3584 meters above sea level near the head of Mandakini River. The Kedarnath temple lies amidst the majestic snow-capped Garhwal Himalayan ranges and is thronged by thousands of tourists each year.
Gaurikund is the commencement point of the trek of 16 kms
sacred shrine of Kedarnath. It is situated at an elevation of 1,982 mts above sea
place is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and a temple Gauri is also
The place offers vivid greenery with Vasuki Ganga flowing from below. It is located amidst lush green forest offering serene environs and panoramic views.
Vasuki Tal is a glacial lake situated at an impressive altitude of 14,200 feet above sea level in Kedarnath Dham. It can be reached by a 7km moderate trek from Kedarnath. The lake is located at an altitude of 4,150 mts above sea level surrounded by Himalayan peaks. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Vishnu bathed in this lake at the auspicious Raksha Bandhan festival. Hence, it was named as Vasuki Tal.
Sonprayag is a place of religious significance located in-route to Kedarnath Dham. It is situated at an elevation of 1829 mtrs above sea level and offers a scintillating view of snow covered mountains and lush green Sonprayag valley. It is situated at an elevation of 1829 mtrs above sea level. Famous temple of Triyuginarayan (Trijuginarayan) in Triyugi village is also located near Sonprayag.
Triyuginarayan is a well-known Hindu pilgrimage located in the Rudraprayag district. This picturesque village is perched at an elevation of 1,980 and offers panoramic views of snow covered mountains of the beauteous Garhwal region. The architecture of this temple resembles to that of Badrinath shrine. Triyugi Narayan is the village where the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati took place.
Badrinath is well-known in the famous Char Dhams of India. Badrinath Dham is a religious place where both Nar and Narayan meet. It is located at an elevation of 3,133mts above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. This Dham was The temple is believed to have been established by sage Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. The deity of Badrinath temple is Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated on the right bank of the holy Alaknanda River. The main entrance of the temple is decorated with beautiful paintings. The main gate is named as Singhdwar. The Badrinath Temple also known as the Badrinarayan Temple
This rock is situated at a distance of 3 km from Badrinath and 1.5 km from Banganga, attracting the attention of the tourists from all around the world. A boulder bearing the footprints of Lord Vishnu is located here known as Charanpaduka. It is said that when Lord Vishnu descended from Vaikunth he stepped on this boulder. The area is a steep climb from the town and is full of caves & boulders.
Brahma Kapal is a place where Hindus performs propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors. Situated on the banks of Alaknanda River, Brahma Kapal is a place in Badrinath which is of great importance for Hindus. It is said that Lord Brahma himself exists at this place and if someone perform rituals and Shraddha Karm for the departed souls of his deceased family member.
Located near Tapt Kund, this kund is believed to be the recovery source of the Badrinath idol. The hot water springs comes out from beneath the Garur Shila and falls into a tank. Darshan of Badrinath is always preceded by a holy dip in this kund. Apart from that there are many other hot water springs. Devotees take a dip in them for their religious and medicinal value.
The Panch Dharas (five streams) which are famous in Badaripuri are Prahlad, Kurma, Bhrigu, Urvashi & Indira dhara. The most striking of these is the Indira dhara, about 1.5 km north of the town Badaripuri. Around the Tapt Kund there are five blocks of mythological importance called Narad, Narsimh, Barah, Garur & Markandeya Shilas (stone).
Yamunotri Temple Dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, Yamunotri Temple lies in the western Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of about 3,291mts. Thousands of tourist visit to Yamunotri temple of Goddess Yamuna from April to October. Yamunotri Temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The second most holy river of India, River Yamuna originates at Yamunotri
Divya Shilla is a rock pillar which is worshipped before
the divine Yamunotri temple. Divya Shila, also known as ‘slab of divine light’, is a
or pillar located near Yamunotri and Surya Kund. The devotees visiting Yamunotri
temple have to
worship Divya Shila before entering the temple premises.
Worshiping Divya Shala is a part of the puja ritual at Yamunotri temple. Although it’s not mandatory, it is advised to follow the rituals to successfully complete the pooja
Situated at an elevation of 2,650 mts above sea level, Janki Chatti is familiarly known for its hot water springs. Janki Chatti encompasses the last village in the region and it acts as the major hub for the pilgrims traveling to Yamunotri. The thermal springs of Janki Chatti act as an inevitable part of the Yamunotri pilgrimage. Ponies and palanquins are available at Janki Chatti. Janki Chatti is surrounded by mountains on all sides and lies in close proximity to the Indo-China border
Located at an elevation of 4421 mts, Saptrishi Kund is a high-altitude lake and the original source of Yamuna River. The lake is fed by Champasar Glacier set in the upper parts of the mountain range created by Bandarpunch Mountain. Saptrishi Kund is located at a distance of 7 kms from Yamunotri and one has to go through an arduous trek to reach there. This glacial lake is half kilo meter long, surrounded by rocky glaciers and is fed by Champasar glacier.