2018 Char Dham Yatra: How to reach and what to take care of (Char Dham Yatra, How To reach)
The Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand started with the opening of the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, but the trek to Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham opened on 29 April Sunday and 30 April Monday. With the opening of the doors of the four temples, the Char Dham Yatra has officially started. How can you reach these four pilgrimage sites and what precautions should you take during the journey. Let’s know.
Yamunotri is the first stop
Yamunotri is said to be the first stop of the Chardham Yatra. There is a beautiful temple of Yamuna in the hill style and the source of boiling water near the temple is the center of attraction of pilgrims. To reach Yamunotri, you can reach Delhi from Dehradun or Rishikesh by air or rail. From here, you can reach Yamunotri by road and the last few kilometers on foot.
Gangotri is the second stop
Gangotri is the second stop of Chardham Yatra. After visiting Yamunotri, the pilgrims reach Gangotri for the worship of Ganga Mata. Gomukh Glacier, a natural source of Ganga, is 18 km from Gangotri. The distance from Yamunotri to Gangotri by road is 219 km while the distance from Rishikesh to Gangotri is 265 km and can be reached directly by vehicle from there.
How to reach Kedarnath?
The third stop of Chardham Yatra is Kedarnath Dham, which falls in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. The distance from Rishikesh to Gaurikund is 76 kilometers and from here, you can reach Kedarnath by traveling 18 kilometers. A 4 meter wide cemented road has been made between Kedarnath and Lynchali, so that devotees can easily reach Kedarnath.
How to reach Badrinath?
Trains go to Badrinathdham, so one does not have to walk on foot if the weather is favorable here. Badrinath is also called Baikuntha Dham. To reach here, it can be reached from Rishikesh via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Chamoli and Govindghat.
When to leave
Though Chardham Yatra starts every year in the month of April and ends in October-November, but the month of September is the peak season of this yatra as the region receives heavy rains between June and August, due to which Pilgrims have to face heavy problems. September is the best time to visit Chardham Yatra because after the rains the entire valley is washed and freshened, greenery starts to appear everywhere and the natural beauty of the place is seen.
Take special care of these things
Not only Chardham Yatra, but you should always keep your essential medicines with you during any journey.
Apart from this, in addition to the usual minor problems such as stomach ache, vomiting, headache, fever medicine, cream and penerife spray should also be kept together.
Keep warm and woolen clothes with you during the journey, because the weather of this region is always cold and at the height the cold increases more.
Apart from this, keep a good flashlight as well.
Instead of traveling alone to Chardham, travel with friends and relatives, because you can face difficulties due to route challenging.
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