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The Places in Char Dham

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Written by Reiniel singh

Introduction

One of the most famous pilgrimages in North India, the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand encompasses four of India’s most religious destinations. Chardam Yatra sites are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The term ‘Char Dham Yatra‘ symbolizes the sacred pilgrimage to religious sites that Hindus make annually. If you plan to visit these pilgrimage sites, you can travel during the summer months (May to November). Combining pilgrimage with sightseeing and trekking in nature makes this sacred journey fun and exciting.

Over the years, however, the term ‘Chardham’ became associated with pilgrimage tours in the Garhwal Himalayas. Hindu pilgrims refer to this religious tour as Chota Cha Dam to distinguish it from the wider circle of Chaldam sites. His term Chota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand refers to a journey through the bosom of the Himalayas.

1. Yamunotri Dam

Located at an altitude of 3,293 meters, Yamunotri is the seat of the river goddess Yamuna, at the edge of Bandarpoonch Her Parbat. At 4,142 meters above sea level, the famous Champasar Glacier on Mount Kalind is the headwaters of the Yamuna River. The glacier lies about one kilometer above the plane on which it exists. During the Yamunotri Yatra, devotees also visit other sacred sites near this sacred dam.

Below are some of the places to visit in Yamunotri Dham Yatra

1. Jankichatti:

– Jankichatti is a residential area 4 km away and the last stop on the trek to Yamunotri.

2. Shani Dev Temple:

– Shani Temple has located 2 km from Yamunotri Dham Temple. This sacred temple is also a must-visit during the Yamunotri Yatra. Located in Kharsali village dedicated to Shani Dev.

2. Gangotri Dam

Gangotri is part of the Chardham Yatra Site, a small town on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, located at an altitude of 3,100 meters in the Greater Himalayas. The Gangotri Dam is located on the spectacular Garhwal Hills at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level.

Evening Aarti on the banks of the Ganges is the most attractive sight in this place. General Amar Singh built this temple in the 18th century.

3. KEDARNATH DHAM

Located near Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath Temple is the seat of Lord Shiva and a sacred and revered place. It is in the middle of mesmerizing snow-capped mountains like Mount Kailash. Kedarnath Dham is one of the ‘Twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is located at the mouth of the sacred river ‘Mandakini’ at an altitude of 3584 meters.

Kedarnath Darshan More information about Yatra attractions.

1st place Chandrasila Trek:

– This easy Himalayan trek offers breathtaking views starting from Haridwar and ending at Chandrasila, covering the beautiful Tunnath Temple. Kedarnath is 19 mi (31 km) from Chandrasila Peak.

2. Bhairavnath Temple:

3. Gaurikund:

– Bhairavnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairav. Located on a hill 500 meters from Kedarnath Dam.

– Gaurikund is the trekking route from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. It is the closest navigable area at 14 km from Kedarnath.

4. Badrinath Dham

It is the final destination of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. Badrinath Dham is the residence of Lord Vishnu. Strategically situated in the Garhwal Hills at an altitude of 3,415 meters above sea level. From Kedarnath, he is on a two-day trip and tourists can also visit his Hemkund Sahib.

The holy city of Badrinath is the ultimate destination for the devout. Badrinath his darshan his yatra can be more satisfied by visiting many sacred places near Badrinath temple. Some of the popular places near Badrinath are

1. Tapt Kund: 1km from

bus stop. This is a natural hot spring near the Alaknanda River believed to be the residence of Lord Agni. Most pilgrims take therapeutic baths in the holy waters of Taputo Kund.

2. Charan Paduka:

Paduka has located 3 km from Badrinath Temple. This enchanting place is famous as the first stop on earth. We can find Lord Vishnu’s footprints on a rock 3380 feet high there.

3. Bheem Pul:

Bheem Pul Bheem Pul, 4.8 km from Badrinath Dham, is a natural stone bridge that he, one of the Pandavas brothers, Bheem supposedly made to cross the Saraswati River.

One of the best things about doing a Chardham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand is that you will come across various shrines and temples along the route. Uttarakhand is famous as the abode of the gods.

Many packages of Chaldam Yatra visit these auspicious places along with his four sacred sites of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Pilgrims and devotees visit Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gopeshwar, Devprayag, Augustmuni, Rudraprayag, and Guptkashi for their religious significance.

Relevant – Details about the Char Dham Yatra

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Reiniel singh

Reiniel is the founder of Lemon Rage.
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