Chardham Yatra is India’s most devoted spiritual tour. It is the most renowned and holy expedition in India which involves visiting four glorious shrines including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and lastly the Badrinath Dham.
These well-known places come in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand in its various districts. The sacred shrines are in different districts namely Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag on the splendid Garhwal hills.
This holy trip was started in the 8th century by the great reformer and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya and since then the Chardham tour is welcoming pilgrims from every part of the country.
This holy Yatra starts from Haridwar, then it moves to Uttarkashi for Gangotri and Yamunotri shrine and gets completed at Chamoli by visiting the Badrinath Temple.
The holy river Ganga is known to be originated from Gangotri. It was the result of the prayers made by king Bhagirath. It is at 200-mts about the sea level in Uttarkashi district where thousands of devotees pay their visit to wash away their sins to get salvation. The Ganges is revered for the purity and sanctity. Devotees take a holy dip in this mighty river.
Gangotri’s shrine dates back to 18th century. It is an exquisite 20-ft structure made of white granite and people can enjoy the tour fully during the months of May to June and September to October. Myles self-drive cars can make you arrangements very special.
Yamunotri Temple is located at Uttarkashi at an elevation of 3164 meters from the sea level. Yamunotri Dham temple sanctifies thousands of moods and spirits bringing the origin of River Yamuna. It is one of the places where you find an amalgamation of hot and cold water.
Yamunotri temple’s visit takes you to Uttarakhand’s main towns including Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun. The best time to travel is May to June and September to November for the best spiritual expedition.
Shri Kedarnath Temple:
Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand is at an altitude of 3584m above the sea level on the banks of river Mandakini. This temple of Lord Shiva is believed to be the one of the 12-forms of Lord Shiva in the shape of “Jyotirlingas”. It was dropped at the hills of Mandar where the main temple is located. It is a wonderful place to visit and with Myles self-drive cars you can enjoy other places nearby with complete freedom.
Shri Badrinath Temple:
The Badrinath Temple is elevated at an altitude of 3415 meters in the Garhwal Hills. It is on the bank of Alaknanda River. It is the sacred place devoted to Lord Vishnu. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu meditated at this place for thousand continuous years under the Badri tree and so the name is given as Badrinath. The idol is made of the Shaligram statue in the meditative pose and is the ideal site for the Vaishnavites.
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