Chardham Yatra: Route, Places to visit, and Stay Near-by
According to Hindu mythology, the Char Dham tour means experiencing divinity. Chardham means four denominations, each with its own significance. Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna located at the high altitudes of the picturesque Rawai Valley. Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath which is also a part of Panch Kedar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Badrinath located on the banks of river Alaknanda is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. These four spots of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri consider being the door of spirituality and eternity. These are the most religious hub of North India. Chardham Yatra usually starts from Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & then Badrinath. Here we provide you a guide on the Chardham yatra route map, places you can visit nearby along with the best wide range of accommodations options with an online booking facility and a Chardham package that fits your budget if you are planning your next family trip or with a group for Chardham.
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Chardham Yatra Route
How to reach Yamunotri?
Drive up to Hanuman Chatti. From Hanuman Chatti, there is a 6 km trek till Yamunotri (one-way). It can be completed by Walk or by Horse or Doli.
Things to do in Yamunotri
One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the ‘Kund’. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. The temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warm water and having “Darshan” of pious Goddess ‘Yamuna’.
Places to visit near Yamunotri
Barkot, Janki Chatti, and Hanuman Chatti are the places you can visit on your trip to Yamunotri.
You can stay at Janki Chatti while trekking from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri. Next morning, you can continue the trek from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri.
How to reach Yamunotri from Janki Chatti?
From, Janki Chatti you have to trek till Yamunotri. The trek can be by horse, walk or by doli.
How to reach Gangotri?
One can reach over there by driving from Uttarkashi to Gangotri.
Importance & Things to do in Gangotri:
This temple is devoted to Goddess Ganga. It is the birthplace of Ganga. The river originates from the Gaumukh glacier near the temple. Devotees take a holy dip in the river Ganga and offer prayers at the Gangotri temple.
Places to visit near Gangotri
Uttarkashi, Netala & Harsil are the places you can visit on your trip to Gangotri.
A wide range of best accommodation options with an online booking facility along with a comfortable stay is available which you can inquire about below.
How to reach Gangotri from Uttarkashi or Netala?
You can drive your personal vehicle to reach Gangotri.
How to reach Kedarnath?
One can drive up to Son-Prayag by their private vehicle. From Son Prayag to Gaurikund, only public taxis are allowed. So, one has to avail taxi from Son Prayag. From Gaurikund, an 18 km (one-way) trek starts. One can complete it by Walk, Horse, Doli. Helicopter services are also available. A helicopter can be availed only from Phata and Guptakashi. `
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot. It is situated against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range.
Places to visit near Kedarnath
Gaurikund, Phata, Guptkashi, Rudraprayag, and Sitapur are must-visit places on your trip to Kedarnath.
Night stay options for Kedarnath:
Accommodation options are available below:
How to reach Kedarnath from Phata or Guptakashi or Gaurikund?
From Gaurikund, you will have to walk a 13 Km trek to Kedarnath.
From Phata and Guptakashi, helicopter services are available to reach Kedarnath.
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How to reach Badrinath?
One can reach Badrinath by road. You can drive your vehicle to the Badrinath Bus stand.
Importance & Things to do in Badrinath:
Badrinath is one of the four temples of Mini-Chardham Yatra.
Yatris can take a bath in the Tapt Kund and experience the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal Temple is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spots like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Mata moorti, Charanpaduka, Bhim Kund, and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. All these are located within 3 km of the Badrinath Temple.
Places to visit near Badrinath
Joshimath, Pipal Kothi, and Chamoli are the nearby places in Badrinath.
Night-Stay Option for Badrinath Visit
How to reach Badrinath from Joshimath, Chamoli, or Pipal Koti?
You can drive your personal vehicle to Badrinath from Joshimath, Chamoli, or Pipal Koti.
You can return the same day from Badrinath. When you return from Badrinath, you will get many options for the night-stay like Srinagar, and Nagrasu.
Haridwar Night-Stay Option
You can even stay in Haridwar or Rishikesh, which is the last point where the Chardham yatra will be ended.