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The Ultimate Guide for Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra is the utmost journey for any devotee in this world. But just like a pilgrim is translucent with his mind, internet is not with the essential information regarding Char Dham Yatra.

So here we present to you the ultimate guide for the optimum experience during Char Dham Yatra which will give you the most remarkable memory of your life.

This guide consists:- 

  • About Char Dhams
  • Best time to visit
  • How and Where to start
  • Places to visit during char dham yatra
  • Char dham Itinerary
  • Places to stay during Char dham yatra
  • Transportation
  • Other essential tips
About The Char Dhams

First of all, I will like to make you clear that Chota Char Dham or Uttarakhand Char Dham are all the same.

Char Dham is the most important 4 temples for every Hindu Devotee who wants to complete their purpose of life by reaching their gods. These temples are located in the Garwhal region of beautiful Uttarakhand and are protected by the giant old peaks of the Himalayas looking over them like a daunting guard.

Many people have described this as the only journey which every human should make because people feel satisfied for the first time in their life after reaching these Char Dhams.


The seat of Goddess Yamuna this place is the origin for grand Yamuna River. Yamunotri stands tall and proud between the giant peaks and prime glaciers with the mesmerizing sounds generated by the Kilkiln Yamuna river.

Yamuna is the 2nd most sacred river of India which makes Yamunotri one of the Chardham. With the influx of pilgrims increasing every year this place still stands hard on its ground with no signs of aging down.

Yamunotri Temple is situated at the foot of Kalind Parbat and at one side Banderpoonch Parbat. Constructed in 1839, its arrangement of temple fulfill the heart of every devotee which comes here for a visit.


This place has established itself with an emotional connection to river Ganga with only 18kmsaway from Gaumukh glacier.

Aside from all the natural beauties, Gangotri has a special place in the heart of every pilgrim around the country with many come here during their journey of Char Dham.

Gangotri Temple is the place where Maa Ganga resides inside the beautiful white temple. Before going inside the temple pilgrims has to take a bath in the holy water to purify themselves from all the negativity from the outside world.


The most picturesque town in char dham yatra- Kedarnath is beautiful and serene as anything could be. Famous because of Kedarnath Temple this town is the most remote of all the Chardhams to reach.

With the magnified peaks of Himalayas and the tranquility wherever you go, Kedarnath will be one of the most memorable place for any devotee coming here.

After suffering from torrential rains in 2013 this place has been reopened for pilgrims to reach their gods and goddesses. 


A holy town in Uttarakhand and is named after its famous temple Badrinath. It is one of the most important site to visit in Char Dham Yatra because of the significance of Lord Vishnu in this town.

This picturesque town is so beautiful that it attracts not only pilgrims but also tourists and travellers from all over the world and has been described many as the place where God meets beauty.

It is easily accessible by motorable road or if you want to walk towards Lord Vishnu. So with the legendary Badrinath Temple with mesmerizing Alaknanda River flowing between the peaks Himalayas make this place a beauty to behold in front of your eyes.

Best time to visit:

Summers from May to June is the best time to do Char Dham Yatra but with the best time comes with its own rush so to beat that rush start early in the month of July and September as this will be the ideal time for anyone to enjoy their journey without any rush or emergency.

Difficulty Level:

Changing climate mixed with poor road conditions and frequent landslides make Char Dham Yatra a challenge to behold. It can drain a person both physically and mentally because of the drop in climateupto1 degree at high altitude level thus it is advisable to carry your own medical kit for Chardham yatra.

Permits Required:

You need permits on Char Dham Yatra which can be easily booked online from here or you can physically get your registration done from the following places(just don’t forget to carry your Identification):

Places in Chardham YatraRegistration Counter Location
HaridwarRailway Station
HaridwarPandit Dindyal Upadhyay Parking
RishikeshRoadways Bus Stand
RishikeshHemkund Gurudwara
Janki ChattiJanki Chatti

How and Where to Start from:

Delhi: If you are starting from Delhi, First reach Haridwar which will be your starting point for Char Dham Yatra.

You can reach Haridwar:

  • By Train: New Delhi - Haridwar is connected by many trains all of which information is available here. Time required: 6 hours.
  • By Bus: New Delhi - Haridwar journey can also be completed via Bus. There are plenty of Buses which leaves Kashmiri Gate ISBT or ISBT Anand Vihar of Delhi and will drop you Haridwar under 6 hours.

These options will be beneficial for foreign/national tourist residing in Delhi.

You can also start your char dham yatra from Rishikesh or Dehradun

Char Dham Yatra - Places you will visit:


Before starting your Chardham yatra let’s devote you to Gangadwar or Haridwar. Haridwar means the gateway to god or we can say the gateway for creativity, freedom, devotion, and peace. A city filled with Mandir’sand dipping points for you to take a dip in the holy Ganga river.

This pure and divine city has been connected thoroughly with all the major cities of India through train or bus. Every devotee going for 4 dham yatra should first immerse themselves in Har ki Pauri in Haridwar. Taking a dip here will satisfy every muscle of your body and will ease you of all the mental or physical pressure. Other than Har ki Pauri you can also give a visit to Bharat Mata Mandir, Chandi Devi Mandir, Maya Devi Mandir, Mansa Devi Mandir, and Sureshwari Devi Temple.


Located at the confluence of scenic beauty, Barkot is a place known for its breathtaking beauty. It provides a paranormal view of high peaked ranges of Himalayas.

It is an important stopover when going from Yamunotri and Gangotri. It can be visited at any time of the year from Rishikesh or Dehradun and the best time to visit is between April to October.


A surreal hill in the land of Uttarakhand. With snow laden valleys to picturesque valleys to alpine woods. Mostly attracts the spiritual tourist but it also has heavy incoming of hardcore trekkers and adventure enthusiast.


A place where Shiva proposed to Parvati with a scenic beauty surrounding both of them. Situated at an elevation of about 4237 meters, Guptkashi is a large town filled with humble people. The sheer no. of temples in these regions will surprise the devotees and fill their hearts with choices. You can stay here before Kedarnath trek or buy the important items from the town.


There is no word which can describe this place a beauty made by the Shiva himself. The most beautiful of all the Dhams, Badrinath is magic in its own and as soon as you put your feet in this legendary town you will get shivered with the breeze of history. 

This place has unfolded lots of secrets over the years and has been able to attract most no.of spiritual tourists during chardham yatra.


The photoesque Rudraprayag is the beauty in its own right. With the beautiful rivers of Maniknanda and Alaknanda combining in this town. The beauty lies in its own right with the distance of only 86 km. from Kedarnath temple. 

Char Dham Yatra - Itinerary:

Please check here short/summarised itinerary for day to day Chardham yatra. You can check the full itinerary and other information from here.

Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh (210 Kms)

Day 2: Haridwar - Barkot (230 Kms)

Day 3: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (32 Km drive and 10 Km trek)

Day 4: Barkot - Uttarkashi (62 Kms)

Day 5: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (105 Km one side)

Day 6: Uttarkashi - Guptakashi (260 Kms)

Day 7: Guptakashi - Kedarnath - Guptakashi (By Helicopter)

Day 8: Guptakashi - Badrinath (180 Kms one way)

Day 9: Badrinath - Rudraprayag (170 Kms one way)

Day 10: Rudraprayag - Haridwar (160 Kms)

Day 11: Haridwar - Delhi (210 Kms)

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Places to stay during Chardham yatra:

Choice of Hotels / Similar
DestinationsDeluxeSuper DeluxeNo. of Nights
HaridwarThe UrmiRegenta Orko's02
BarkotRiya ResidencyCamp Nirwana02
UttarkashiHim GangaHotel Shivlinga02
GuptkashiHotel Dev DhamCamp Nirwana02
BadrinathParmarth LokHotel Himgiri01
RudraprayagPushpdeep GrandShangrila Resort01


No. of People12 Pax06 Pax04 Pax02 Pax
Transport to be usedTempo TravellerInnovaSedanSedan

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Recommended: If you are looking for Chardham yatra to complete within a short period of time you must check our Char Dham Yatra by helicopter package.

Essential Tips: 
  • Carry the essential medicine required for High altitude sickness.
  • Always keep yourself Hydrated.
  • Book your package before a month to avoid any hassle at the last moment.
  • Always follow the rules given by the government.
  • Fill the permits form carefully.

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