The sacred Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand is an opportunity to seek blessings at the four holy temples of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. The preparations for the Char Dham Yatra 2022 is on full Swing. The tourism department of Uttarakhand Govt making advanced preparations for Chardham Yatra 2022. Due to the Covid-19, the last year 4 Dham Yatra was only runs for few months but in 2022 it is expected that the Covid 19 will be under control and the Uttarakhand Chardham Yatra 2022 will be commenced without any restrictions.
The most pious & spiritual Chardham temple Yatra of Himalayas begins in late April or early May every year, this year will be commenced from 3rd May 2022 on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya festival. The doors of Shri Yamunotri & Gangotri Dham that are dedicated to Goddesses Ganga and Yamuna will also open on the same day.
The holy and popular pilgrimage destination of Kedarnath & Badrinath, the high abode of Lord Badri & Lord Shiva will be opened on 7th May & 8th May respectively. Bookings for Chardham Yatra Packages 2022 are also started.
Located in Uttarkashi at an elevation of 3164 m, Yamunotri Dham in Uttarakhand is one of the four important temples of the Chardham Circuit. It is also the place from where the Yamuna River originates. In Yamunotri, another major attraction after the temple are the thermal springs which are known as ‘Kunds’ of Goddess Shakti.
To visit Yamunotri Temple, a full day tour from Uttarakhand’s main towns/cities including Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun is required. The temple is accessible by a 13-km trek from the town of Hanuman Chatti and a 6-km trek from Janki Chatti.
Yamunotri Opening Date 2022: 03 May 2022
Where to Stay in Yamunotri?
Some of the best places to stay near Yamunotri are:
Situated at an altitude of 3,200 m in Uttarkashi district, Gangotri is where thousands of devotees pay their visit with faith of getting their sins cleansed. Gangotri is a sacred town through which flows the sacredmost river in India, Ganga. The Gangotri Glacier at Gaumukh is the origin point of this holy river which is called Bhagirathi before it merges with Alaknanda in Devprayag to form Ganga. The Ganges is believed to be the sacred source of purity and sanctity and so before visiting the temple, devotees take a holy dip in its water.
The shrine of Gangotri was built in the 18th century and is an exquisite 20 ft structure made of white granite. People can visit Gangotri during the months of May and October.
Gangotri Opening Date 2022: 03 May 2022
Where to Stay in Gangotri?
Some of top hotels & resorts to stay in Gangotri are:
Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state is situated at an altitude of 3584 m and is at a close proximity to the river Mandakini. It is considered as a sacred abode of Lord Shiva and is believed to be one of the 12 Jyotirlinga.
According to legends, Kedarnath was built by the Pandavas of the Mahabharata fame who won the favour of Lord Shiva after doing the penance here. The sacred shrine in Uttarakhand is also one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, expounded in Tevaram. The temple is open between April end and November.
Kedarnath Opening Date 2022: 7 May 2022 (Expected Date)
Where to Stay in Kedarnath?
Some of the best places to stay in Kedarnath are:
The holy Badrinath Temple is situated at an altitude of 3415 m in the Garhwal Himalayas on the bank of Alaknanda River. One of the important shrines of the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand as well as the Chardham Yatra in India, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his Badri Avatar. Legend has it, Lord Vishnu meditated at this place for thousands of years under the Badri (berry) tree and so the name is given as Badrinath.
The idol inside Badrinath Temple is made of the shaligram and is in the meditative pose. It is believed that the temple was established by Adi Shankaracharaya in the 9th century. From Haridwar, Rishikesh and Kotdwar, the devotees can easily reach Shri Badrinath Dham Temple.
Badrinath Opening Date 2022: 8 May 2022
Where to Stay in Badrinath?
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