Char Dham Yatra Travel Guide 2023

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Apr 10,2023

Embark on Spiritual Journey– Char Dham Yatra Travel Guide 2023 

 

Every year 2 to 3 million pilgrims visit Charm Dham shrines. India envisages a heavenly experience through Char Dham Yatra, a famous pilgrimage tour in the country. These four holy shrines are located in the Himalayas region of Uttrakhand. As per Hindu mythology, It is the abode of God and Goddess, devotees pay sojourn to eliminate their sins and attain moksha (Salvation) that is, liberate themselves from the cycle of birth and death. 

 

 Char Dham Yatra 2023; the journey starts from Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. It’s also getting popular among foreign tourists. Are you planning to visit Char Dham in the blink of an eye? Then here check out the Char Dham Yatra travel guide that aids you to plan your trip perfectly. 

 

·       The Char Dham– Journey to Start 

 

The Charm Dham comprises four holy shrines that are– Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Let’s see each place in detail: 

 

§  Yamunotri Dham 

 

The river Yamuna is the second largest after Ganga. Its original source is Yamunotri, surrounded by lofty peak mountains and long valleys. Snuggled at a high altitude, settled the Yamunotri temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna. 

 



Know about the Location and How to Reach Yamunotri Dham 

 

In the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, on the western side of the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,293 meters above mean sea level is located the Yamunotri temple. With majestic mountains, rippling waters of river Yamuna, and the glacier, the temple stands out preponderantly. 

 

Well, to reach out to the Yamunotri temple, firstly, you must be aware of the route. 

 

Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar - Chamba - Tehri - Dharasu - Bhramkhal - Barkot - Hanuman Chatti - Janki Chatti - Yamunotri 

 

No road directly connects to the  Temple, so the tourists have to stop at Janki Chatti; it's the last place where vehicles are accessible. From here, one has to trek around 6 km uphill to reach Yamunotri temple. The following is the mode of transportation you can take: 

 

By Air: Rishikesh Road, Jolly Grant Airport, and Dehradun are the nearest to Yamunotri. From here you can get a bus or book a cab. Start checking domestic flight tickets online and save money. 

 

By Bus: Last access to motorable vehicles stops at Janki Chatti. From here, one has to trek 6 km uphill to reach the destination. Else, take a pony or palanquins.

 

By Train: All around the year regular trains are available from Haridwar to Dehradun. From here you can book a cab or catch a bus. 

 

Significance and History of Yamunotri Dham

 

History: We all know that the source origin of the sacred river Yamuna is Yamunotri. Its temple is contemplated as one of the four shrines of the Char Dham pilgrimage in India. This Hindu temple is devoted to the Goddess Yamunotri. As per the legends, on the bank of the river, Yamuna lived a sage named Asit Muni. He was well known for his devotion to the Goddess. It is believed that the current temple was built in the 19th century by King Narendra Shah. 

 

As per Hindu Mythology, Yamuna is the daughter of the sun god Surya and sister of Yama, the God of death. It is symbolized by purity and aids in cleansing the soul of the pilgrimage who takes a dip in the water. Aren’t you getting fascinated? If yes, then do book your tour packages at the most competitive rate for your effortless journey. 

 

Significance: 

 

One of the four holy shrines in India's Char Dham pilgrimage, Yamunotri Temple is highly revered by Hindus for its spiritual and religious importance. The goddess Yamuna, regarded as a representation of purity and said to purify the souls of people who take a bath in her waters, is the subject of the temple.

 

Visitors to the Yamunotri shrine do prayers and ask the goddess for favors. Natural hot springs surround the temple, and it is common for visitors to bathe in these waters before entering the shrine since it is said to purify the body and mind and promote good health.

 

Things to do and see in Yamunotri Dham 

 

The following are certain things to do and see in Yamunotri Dham: 

 

– Visit Yamunotri Temple

– Take a dip in Yamuna Kund

– Trek to Surya Kund

– Explore Kharsali Village

– Visit Hanuman Chatti

–Take a dip into the Ganges at Gangotri

–Trek to Yamunotri Glacier 

–Attend Yamunotri Mela 

 

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§  Gangotri Dham 

 

The Gangotri Dham holds a special place in the hearts of the pilgrims and Hindus. It is one of the four sacred places of the Char Dham Yatra