Char Dham Yatra 2021-A Mini Travel Guide

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Badrinath Temple


Badrinath Dham

Supreme among the Pilgrimage, lifetime voyage to purify the soul Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand is considered as most auspicious and sacred Yatra. Every year in search of peace and gets free from the clutches of birth & rebirth to seek moksha million of pilgrims from all around the India and across the globe visit the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand every year.

Uttarakhand which is also known as ‘Dev Bhumi’ ‘Tapo Bhumi’ and is blessed with unmatched natural beauty, great Himalayan Mountain, Most Pious river in the world – ‘The Ganges’, an International capital of Yog-‘Rishikesh’. Among top Asia’s Ananda in the Himalaya Resort, National Park, Treks and a lot more. With all these blessings the most unique, famous and must do thing is –‘The Char Dham Yatra’. Visit to Temple of Holy River Yamuna at Yamunotri, Bhagirathi Ganga in Gangotri, Jyotirling of Kedarnath & Badri Vishal Temple in Badrinath makes the Char Dham of Uttarakhand. It is believed that after doing the Yatra to these four Mahatirth one sets free from their sins. Our sheer effort is to provide you the fruitful information about Chardham yatra 2020 through this Mini Travel guide post. 

About Char Dham Yatra Destinations

Kedarnath Temple

Yatra of Char Dham famously known as Chota Char Dham starts from taking a holy dip in the water of Ma River Ganga at Har-Ki- Pauri in Haridwar and continues on covering the Temple Darshans at Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath Ji. The route to these destinations is not less than any fairy tale. You will feel like traveling in a dream land throughout the Yatra. One side hills and along side river, snow covered Himalayan peaks, divine fresh air and silky warm sun rays will make you fall in love with the bliss beauty of Uttarakhand.

Opening & Closing Dates of Char Dham Yatra 2020

Chardham Destination Opening Date Closing Date
Yamunotri Temple Sunday 26th April 2020 (Tentative) Monday 16th Nov 2020 (Tentative)
Gangotri Temple Sunday 26th April 2020 (Tentative) Tuesday 17th Nov 2020 (Tentative)
Kedarnath Temple Wednesday 29th April 2020 Tuesday 17th Nov 2020 (Tentative)
Badrinath Temple Thrusday 30th April 2020 Closing day is decided by the priest of Temple on Vijaydashmi

About Trek & Travel

Yamunotri Trek

For Yamunotri Temple visit one has to cover the trek of 6 kms one way. The trek goes through beautiful valley, mountains covered with dense trees and sweet smelling flowers, beautiful landscapes. According to comfort one can hire, pony, doli or Pithu during the Yatra. Gangotri route is easy as straight transport is available to temple. For third Dham visit i.e. Kedarnath one has to cover 18 kms one way trek. Again Doli, Pithu and Pony services are available on the way. For more comfort and limited time one can also visit Kedarnath Temple Yatra by helicopter. For Badrinath Temple visit there are direct transport options available.

Accommodation & Transport

Tempo Traveler

There are lots of good hotel and transport options are available for the Yatra. Roads are good and are under four lane project development by Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji. There are lots of hotel option from Budget to 3 star are available at different places enroute the Yatra. But due to seasonal dependency & operation the services and comfort can’t be compared to hotels of Planes.

From where the Yatra can be Start

Laxman Jhula Rishikesh

One can commence their Char Dham Yatra from Hyderabad-Chennai-Kolkata-Bangalore-Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun-Rishikesh. Haridwar being the gateway to Chardham has Railway station has trains to all major cities,Jollygrant is the nearest airport and has direct and connecting flights from various cities. Haridwar is also well Connected by raod to all major destinations.

How to Plan the Yatra

To get more information about Yatra you may look into the F&Q section in our website or can fill the enquiry form, call, whatsapp or contact Plan Our Travel India Pvt. Ltd at 7840040998/7015213971. To make Char Dham Yatra 2020 Booking you can fill the online form and reach to us for best discounted quote.

Any doubt, any question or enquiry will be answers. You may click on our F&Q link to have a more details about the Yatra or can visit Char Dham Yatra 2020 section in our website

Frequesntly Asked Questions & Answers

Char Dham of Uttarakahnd are Yamunotri-Dedicated to Holy River Yamuna, Gangotri-Temple of Pious River Ganga, Kedarnath-Temple of Lord Shiva and is also one of 12 Jyotirlinga & Badrinath-Lord Vishnu and is also among one Dham of great Char Dham of India located in 4 sides of country i.e Badrinath in North, Dwarka in West, Rameshwaram in South & Jagganath Puri in East in Orissa. For getting free from sins and seeking the moksha million of tourists visit Char Dham of Uttarakhand every year.

Char Dham yatra generally starts from last week of April or first week of May. The dates of Char Dham Opening are decided as follows:

Yamunotri: Opening dates on the occasion of Akshay Tritya each year &  Yamunotri shrine closed on the day of Bhai Dooj

 Gangotri: Gangotri temple opens its gates on the occasion of Akshay Tritya each year. The shrine closed its gates for pilgrims on the day after of Diwali.

 Kedarnath: Opening dates decided on Mahashivratri every year & shrine closed on the day of Bhai Dooj.

Badrinath: Opening dates decided on Basant Panchami & closing date decided on Vijaydashmi every yerar.

  •  Yamunotri Temple remains open from 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM.
  • Gangotri Temple timings are 06:15 AM to 09:30 PM.

Kedarnath Temple is open from 05:00 AM to 03:00 PM.

Badrinath Temple timings are 4:30 AM to 03:00 PM.

May/June is the peak season of Yatra and the rush and crowd also remains at its peak during these months. July/August due to Monsoon although the Yatra keeps on going but the number of pilgrims decrease. September till Yatra closing, yatra again gains the devotees visit.

Yes the registration is required for the Yatra and can be done easily from different registration counter. For registration original government approved id mentioning address and other details like Adhaar card/voter card is required. Plan Our Travels representative/accompanying driver will assist you to get that. To avoid long queue it is recommended to do it online.

To cover the Char Dham comfortably you would require 12 days if starting/landing from Delhi & 11 days if doing it from Haridwar. For more comfortable you can also do the yatra by Helicopter to Kedarnath which will save your 1 days and also make the yatra more comfortable. As Char Dhams are in Himalaya hills, weather can change any time and hence it is recommended to keep a day extra in case of any road blockage/late etc.

You can start your Char Dham yatra from Delhi.

Haridwar in state of Uttarakhand is the first starting point of the Yatra, which is well connected with Railway & Roads. Nearest airport is Jollygrant around 38 kms which has good connection of flights from Delhi.

From Haridwar Char Dhams the Yatra can be done by Road & Helicopter to Kedarnath from Sitapur/phata. One may also do the complete Char Dham by private Helicopter in shortest time, but the price goes on higher side if private tour by helicopter is opted.

Yamnotri Yatra: 6 Kms Trek one way is to be covered for Yamnotri. Trek can be done by foot, there are services of pony, Doli, Pithu are also available for the ease of the pilgrims. The rates start from 1500-2000 and are negotiable on spot.

Gangotri: Yatra of Gangotri is easy and  temple can be reached by road.

Kedarnath: 18 kms trek is to covered for the Kedarnath temple darshan. Trek can be done by foot, pony, Doli, Pithu are also available for the ease of the pilgrims. The rates start from 1500-2000 and are negotiable on spot

Badrinath: Yatra of Badrinath is easy and  temple can be reached by road.


For healthy persons age is not the barred can be done 5 to 75 of any age group. For Child & Senior citizens pony, doli, Pithu are available on trek routes. Helicopter facility available for Kedarnath. The whole Yatra can also be done by Private Helicopter.

Yes the Yatra is safe, for Senior citizens and grandparent’s comfort there are pony, doli services are available. Medical and first aid facilities are also available. But it is always recommendable to take your doctors approval and health checkup before commencing the yatra. At high altitudes especially in Kedarnat­­h oxygen level decreases. It is advised to keep necessary medicines prescribed by your doctors and his advice before commencing the Yatra. The roads have been broadened and rescue team is always remains well alert for any emergency like road blockage etc for the maximum comfort of pilgrims.

Char Dham is among most popular Yatra sector among pilgrims in India. There are comfortable hotels and stay option available during the routes of Yatra. At Badrinath you will get few famous hotel chains like Sarovar. But one should always keep in mind that the sector is hilly and with seasonal operation on hotels hence the hotels and services can’t compared with the hotels and chains of planes.

It is not recommended to take a new born baby or baby below 5 years. Reason being at some high altitude places oxygen level decreases and weather keeps on changing from warmer to colder and is hard for a baby to adjust with. But yes you can cover the Yatra by Helicopter in shortest time with the baby 2 yrs and above.

As the temperature at hilly areas drops at night, weather may keep on changing hence keep your warm clothes, gloves, rain coat, umbrella, Vaseline, winter cream, blanket, trek shoes, warm socks, all necessary medicines and go through your health checkup. Don’t carry expensive ornaments and articles with you in the yatra.

Yes the Char Dham Yatra can be done in winter. During the winter season after closing the main shrines the Idols of shrines are shifted to their respective winter resting places. You can visit those places and seek the blessing from there. The name of their winter seats are as Yamunotri – at Kharsali, Gangotri at Mukhba, Kedarnath at Ukhimath in Omkareshwer and Badrinath at Joshimath in Narsingh temple. Winters is a great time to visit the Himalayas and it’s  strikingly enchanting view of the snow peaks and mountains.

You can book the Yatra by filling the enquiry form, can also reach us through phone. The fastest way is contacting our whatsapp number 7015213971 / 7840040998 / 8708545425. 

It is advised and recommended to book the Yatra very well in advance. Char Dham is very famous among the pilgrims but due to seasonal dependency & limited hotels, transport the chances of unavailability of services remains very high. For upcoming Char Dham Yatra booking been started from December month to avail the services of desired and as booked.

Author Bio

Mr. Vikas Sharma holds (Masters in Tourism Management from BHU, Diploma International Tourism from KUK & Yogacharya from Uttarakhand ). He has more than a decade of work and writing experience in the field of Travel & Tourism in Top shot company of India. He developed his hobby of writing and is been engaged in writing fruitful content on travel, education, spirituality and yoga. 

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