By : Ankita Singh

March 19th 2018

Char Dham Yatra 2018 : A Complete Travel Guide

Char Dham Yatra 2018 Tour Package

This summer, travel to exotic locations in the Himalayas, enjoy its beauty and gain some punya too!

Char Dham Yatra or the four-destination travel embodies some beautiful and deep spiritual nature. Usually traversed from West to East, it begins with Yamunotri and Gangotri, and culminates with the Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Hindus predominantly worship their Gods in three broad ways and hence the communities – Shaktha community (Feminine energy, the creator), Vaishnava community (Vishnu, the preserver) and Shaiva community (Shiva, the Destroyer).

The Char Dham Yatra consists of two Shakta temples which are Yamunotri and Gangotri, and Badrinath for Vishnu whereas Kedarnath is for Shiva. Established by one of the foremost saint-philosopher in the Hindu history- Adi Shankaracharya; this symbolises paying homage to all the energies in the cosmic world.

But, religious beliefs aren’t the only reason why one should undertake this yatra since the journey is filled with diverse landscapes from glazed Himalayan ranges, mighty Rivers, bountiful waterfalls, green grass-laden lands to Rocky Mountains. The various colours, hues and textures is refreshing and makes for a complete soulful experience!!

The Char Dham Tour Packages comprises:

  • Yamunotri : Situated on the Garhwal Himalayan Range, Uttarkashi of Uttarkhand is the source of Yamuna! Surrounded all around by the mountains, this holy shrine built by Maharani Gularia in the 19th century stands as an epitome of beauty attracting spiritual minds and adventure minds alike.

Time to Visit : Akshaya Trithiya (May) to Diwali (September/October)

  • Gangotri : Gangotri, a small town in the Garhwal Himalayan Range holds the sacred shrine dedicated to the much revered and mighty river- Ganga! Famously known as the purifier or the abolisher of all sins, it is this place where she fell from the Shiva’s locks to grace the human kind on Earth conceding to the pleas of Bhagiratha!

    Built in the 18th century by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa, has various other spots like Gaumukha, Pandava guha to explore as well! Just book a Char Dham Taxi and visit them all.

Time to Visit : Akshaya Trithiya (May) to Diwali (September/October)

  • Kedarnath : Clad with pristine snow caps and chilled with the flow of River Mandakini, Kedarnath is relatively a beauty that’s not much tainted. Retaining the old charm, this holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva has visitors across age groups. Perfect for a thrilling trek, and also for a quite self-reflection! Apart from visiting this Jyotirlinga, you can also visit the famous Shankaracharya Samadhi, Bhairavnath Temple, Ukhimath etc.

Time to Visit : End of April to Early November

  • Badrinath : Lord Badrinarayan’s temple at Badrinath has tales that only supports its significance. Established by Adi Shankaracharya, Badrinath remains as the land where the Pandavas transcended to heaven, where Nara and Narayana meditated, and also as the place of Veda Vyasa’s authored Mahabharata in Mana’s cave!

Time to Visit : May to June and September to October

Avail our Char Dham Car Rental services and explore uninhibitedly the Mother Nature at her best glory!

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