Char Dham

Like every year, this year also the Char Dham closing dates have been released. The four sacred dhams (Char Dham) of Uttarakhand: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri were closed in the month of November this year – 2018.

One of the most sought after religious journeys into Himalayas start from the month of April / May to October / November each year. The dates are defined after consultation from astrologers, pundits and Tehri Maharaja. The sacred Char Dham Yatra is supposed to be started from Gangotri and ended at Badrinath. This year the Char Dham closing dates of the temples are as follows:

Badrinath – 20th November 2018

Gangotri – 8th November 2018

Kedarnath – 9th November 2018

Yamunotri – 9th November 2018

Gangotri: In the midst of giant deodars and conifers nestles the picturesque settlement of Gangotri at a height of 3140 meters. The word “Gangotri” exudes peace and divine love, and the visitors literally find it here. Here in the midst of towering mountains, where the air is cool and crisp and the sky is deep blue ……. read more.

Yamunotri: Where Yamuna landed on earth, is the symbolic source of river Yamuna.  The actual source, a frozen lake of glacial ice, is located at a height of 4421 meters above sea level about ¾ km further up on the Kalind Parvat.  ……….. read more.

Kedarnath: The temple is magnificent in its style and architecture, and  to construct such a temple at this height over one thousand  years ago (believed to be this old) must have been quite a feat.  The temple must have been constructed when the temple architecture in India was at its peak, but it is difficult to understand the devotion and resources of the person, certainly a devout royalty …….. read more.

Badrinath: Sri Badrinath Dham is situated on either banks of the    Alaknanda.  Standing like  twin sentinels over the valley are  the Nar and Narain mountains, and far in the distance soars  the resplendent Nilkanth peak.  Sri Badrinath Temple is in  the lap of  Narain Parvat on the right bank with Nilkanth in  the background.…… read more.