In Hinduism, taking a pilgrimage tour to the Chardham in Uttarakhand in India is considered one of the most righteous and religiously pious acts. Chardham of India includes 4 different holy sites in the state of Uttarakhand. They are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. It will take at least 10 days to complete the whole tour.
Once you finish the tour, rest assured that the journey will be worth it. Chardham in India is ideally the best tourist destination in India because of its magnificent views. Millions of tourists choose the Chardham yatra tour packages to experience the mesmerizing Chardham.
If you are also planning for a Chardham tour, then your best option is to choose the Chardham yatra tour packages offered by My Tirth India. A lot of us don’t know the fact that the Chardham yatra tour follows a pattern from west to east. People believe that the journey should start from Yamunotri to Gangotri, then Kedarnath, and then to Badrinath.
Remember that the temples at the Chardham sites will only remain open from April to October/November. Every year, the opening and closing times of the temples keep changing based on the Hindu tradition of ‘Parikrama’ or clockwise. Thus, you have to make sure you visit the place when the temples are open.
For that, you won’t have to worry because the officials at My Tirth India will check on the exact date and plan your trip accordingly. However, if you want you can visit the Chardham any time of year – only if the roads are not blocked due to heavy snowfall.
Why should you choose My Tirth India for the Chardham tour package India?
The best option to visit Chardham is to use the Chardham Yatra tour package from My Tirth India. It is tough to find public buses, especially when the yatra is officially closed for the season. Thus, instead of taking the risk of planning everything on your own, booking a Chardham tour package is always better.
Also, you will be safe because you won’t have to worry about arranging communication, booking accommodations, and more. There is complete freedom and peace of mind when you choose the best pilgrimage tour booking company in India. My Tirth India will plan the whole trip for you.
Right from booking your tickets to planning your stays, foods, pick-up, and drop services, we take care of everything. Along with that, we shall also take care of the parking, travel guide, toll taxes, parking fuel, and driver allowances.
Experience the beauty of Chardham
Did you know that Chardham in India was the four places of Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri, and Rameshwaram? After the mid 20th century, Chardham in India more popularly became the Chardham of Uttarakhand. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that every individual must visit Chardham once in their life.
People believe that visiting these four places will wash away your sins. Well, of course, it is all about what you believe and it varies according to different people. However, one thing is for sure, you will enjoy the peace, purity, and beauty these places offer.
Starting with Yamunotri
Since the Chardham yatra starts with Yamunotri, let us take you on the tour with us starting from Yamunotri. It is located in the Uttarkashi district. Yamunotri is the main source of the river Yamuna. Also, it is the seat of Goddess Yamuna. If you want to visit Yamunotri, then you have to stay back in the town of Janki.
There is a walk up to 6 kilometers to the main temple. However, there is no need to worry because this walk acts as a warm-up practice to the long walk of 14 kilometers at Kedarnath. If you have senior citizens along with you, then you can also opt for the horses and dolis. These are great facilities for those who are unable to walk.
The 6 kilometers walk is full of mesmerizing views of the Himalayas at one end and the river flowing at the other end. Yes, the last 1 kilometer can be a bit tiring because the climb becomes slightly steeper. However, all tiredness will vanish once you enter the temple of Yamunotri and dip your legs in the natural hot water spring.
The Yamunotri hot water spring is also known as Surya Kund. This hot water spring is special because it has got soothing effects. The main temple is located right at the edge of the Yamuna river. The river Yamuna originates at the Yamunotri glacier. It is located at a height of 6,387 meters. It is not accessible to the pilgrims.
Coming to Gangotri
The Gangotri temple is located in the Uttarkashi district. This is also the source of the longest and the holiest river in India – The Ganges. Originally, the river Ganga is known as river Bhagirathi at the source. The journey to the Gangotri Temple is one of the most scenic and enchanting experience.
When you reach the Gangori Temple and hear the sound of the gushing Bhagirathi river, you will be amazed by the force of the river. Once you have offered prayers and puja to the Goddess Ganga, you can sit back, relax, and cherish the pure air and the gushing river in the background.
Next Stop – Kedarnath
Now, it is time to visit the most beautiful of all the four dhams, the Kedarnath Dham. Kedarnath is in Rudraprayag. You have to stay in Guptakashi, a small town. It is located 35 kilometers from Gaurikund. This is where the actual Kedarnath trek of 14 kilometers begins.
The Kedarnath trek should be started early in the morning because of the climate and weather conditions. You can also opt for the Helicopter, doli, and horse facilities from Gaurikund. Flanked by the Himalayan range on both sides, rivers flowing down on one side, and the constant chanting of Lord Shiva throughout the trek takes you to a whole new world.
Yes, it is true that the 14-kilometer yatra will test your physical & mental strength, your perseverance because, as you start moving up, the altitude changes. All the efforts are truly worth it once you reach the Kedarnath town. The first glimpse of the Kedarnath Temple with the majestic Himalayas in the background will render you speechless. If there is a heaven on earth, then it is at Kedarnath.
The Final Destination – Badrinath
Badrinath is a holy town dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located in Chamoli district. One of the best things about this place is, it is more developed than the other three dhams. You can access the town by road till the end. Badrinath is located at an elevation of 3,100 meters. It is also the source of the river Alakananda which is another name for river Ganga.
People believe that on their way to heaven, the Pandavas passed through Badrinath and the holy town of Mana. It is 4 kilometers north of Badrinath. You will also find a cave in Mana where sage Vyasa wrote Mahabharata. The main shrine of the Badrinath Temple is gold plated. It looks majestic and royal.
This is the complete Chardham yatra tour package. The whole trip will offer you an experience that you will remember for your life. Leaving Badrinath, you might feel a bit sad thinking that such an amazing trip has come to an end. However, we can vouch for the fact that you shall also feel rejuvenated by visiting these divine places.