Char Dham simply refers to the four highly revered pilgrimage sites of India. It comprises Gangotri, Yamunotri, Keadrnath and Badrinath which are situated on the upper Himalayas in Uttrakhand. Every year thousands of devotees visit these holy places in search of inner peace. Some tourists call it a revival of soul and mind and for some it is the most fascinating way to get close to Mother Nature. The scenic beauty of the Mighty Himalayas surely allures everyone coming here from far and wide to drench in the beauty of Nature. It is definitely a place to relish the astound beauty of nature apart from being a pilgrimage site.
This is known as the sacred home of Goddess Yamuna, situated gracefully on the foot of Kalind Parvat. The surroundings are truly majestic and mesmerizing. It is famous for glaciers and hot water springs like Surya Kund, Gauri kund and Saptrishi Kund.
With the rich historical past, this place with exhilarating natural beauty surely fills one’s mind, body and soul with utter peace and serenity. It is situated 280 km from Rishikesh.
With the breathtaking surroundings, Kedarnath is the most stunning place amongst the Char Dhams. It is nestled between mystical mountains which gives a welcome break from the crowded streets of cities. The Kedarnath Temple stands exquisitely flaunting marvelous architecture.
Situated on the banks of Alaknanda River, Badrinath is the holy place where pilgrims come to experience spirituality. This place is also famous for several hot water pools like Tapt Kund and Narad Kund, known for their medicinal values.
Those who love thrill, activities like trekking add the desired taste of adventure to their divine journey.
How to Reach
The nearest airport connecting Char Dham is Jolly Grant near Dehradun. It is also well connected by rail and road. The nearest railhead to Yamunotri is Dehradun and Rishikesh for the rest three. Helicopter service from different places is also available for a visit to these Char Dhams. One can book the ticket in advance.