Chardham yatra is the most popular religious yatra in India. Chardham means four adobes or shines, and they are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. All the Dhams have great significance in the Hindu religion, which is located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
Every year Chardham Yatra starts on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya which generally held in mid-April to May starting. (detailed information)
In 2020, the starting date of Chardham Yatra is 26 April* (tentative) and the closing date will be around 25 October* (tentative).
Char Dham follows a fixed sequence that always starts from the West and ends at East, which means Chardham starts from Yamunotri, next proceed to Gangotri, Kedarnath and ends at Badrinath.
There are 02 ways of doing Yatra. The first & foremost preferable way is by drive commencing from Delhi/Dehradun/Haridwar. It is reasonable also compared to a helicopter. Chardham Helicopter package starts from 1,65,000 PP which makes it affordable for only a few people.
First decide your dates, number of members, and an approximate budget for the whole trip. You can do Chardham by any travel company or by own. If you want to do Chardham by own then, pre-book your hotels and transport at least 2-3 months before arrival.
Yes. Do-Dham & Chardham Yatra by helicopter service also available from Dehradun, which generally takes 3 to 5 days for complete darshan.
Travel to Kedarnath Dham is completely safe. But avoid traveling during the monsoon season which increases the chance of landslides and road blockage.
Kedarnath Trek is 17 km long, which starts from Gaurikund and ends at Kedarnath whereas Yamunotri trek is 6 km long which starts from the Jankichatti.
Yes, there are many helicopter companies in Kedarnath which generally operates from Phata, Sersi, Sitapur, & Guptkashi.
Char Dham Expressway National Highway is in progress due to which roads are not in good condition. The project is expected to end by 2022.
If you are traveling to Uttarakhand than you don't have to worry about your safety because you will not face any such situation in Devbhoomi but it is always recommended to take guidance from any reputed tour operator locally. Here people are humble, cooperative, helpful and guide you in the right direction if you are in any problem. Correct planning & proper execution will ensure the best & lifetime cherishing trip for Solo lady/girl trip.
Traveling Chardham with kids can be done but remember Chardham is a remote & pilgrim place with scenic beauty. If you are traveling with kids then keep emergency medicines, warm clothes, and rain jacket with you. And try to book your Chardham packages in advance, with Local Tour Operator.
Chardham Yatra Biometric is compulsory for those who are planning to visit Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri or Hemkund Sahib. You can do registration on the Biometric centers which are located in different places Haridwar, Rishikesh, Jankichati, Gangotri, Guptkashi, Phata, etc. For this, you only need your Aadhar Card and mobile number. And for online registration, you can visit http://onlinechardhamyatra.in/
Yes, can be done on 01 days by helicopter however it can be a bit hectic. 02 days for covering Chardham by helicopter are sufficient. For further details, please refer to the given link Chardham Yatra by helicopter 2020. Minimum 09-10 days by surface to do Char-Dham Yatra.
VIP darshan ticket counter facility is available only in Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham. The charges may be around 2500-3000 per person for a single Dham. In Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham there are no special counters for VIP tickets however special pooja can be conducted through the temple's priests.