Char Dham Yatra 2024

Uttarakhand is called as Dev Bhoomi another name is the Land of Gods. Uttarakhand is the land of great pilgrimages, sacred temples and places. All these temples attract millions of pilgrims and spiritual seekers to get enlightenment. The pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra 2024  located in the Garhwal region is considered the most sacred place in India: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Char Dham are ancient temples that also mark the spiritual source of four sacred rivers. River Yamuna belongs to Yamunotri, River Ganga or the Ganges belongs to  Gangotri, River Mandakini belongs to Kedarnath and River Alaknanda belongs to Badrinath. The shrines opened in 6 months a year. People who complete all four shrines will get salvation. Hence, the char dham yatra starts from Yamunotri, proceeds towards Gangotri, then Kedarnath, and finally ends at Badrinath.  

Char Dham Yatra 2024 is about travelling to four different places in Uttarakhand. Char Dham is a religious place for Hindus. People visit Char Dham for lord Shiva and lord Vishnu worship. 


  Char Dham Starting & End Point

Char Dham Yatra 2024 is about travelling to four different places in Uttarakhand. if you are travelling to all four places for the first time, then you have to know all the details to start the journey of char dham.

You have to reach Sahastradhara, this trip’s start and end point. Flight timings are specified in advance. Pilots and ground staff of the helicopter service brief passengers about the trip, during the flight, off-ground. In Kharsali, you can proceed to the Yamunotri temple. After visiting the temple, you will stay in Kharsali.

You will proceed to Harsi by road on the next day. You can visit the Gangotri temple, which is 25 km far. After offering prayers and taking blessings, return to harsil.

The next destination is Kedarnath, you can take a helicopter service, and the helicopter will drop you to the Phata helipad. Then you can change the chopper to proceed to Kedarnath. The Kedarnath temple is just 30 minutes from the helipad. After visiting the temple, you will drop to Guptkashi for the next destination.

Now, you can check into your hotel or proceed to the temple for prayers directly. In the evening, explore Badrinath. At 4 am, get ready to attend the Maha Abhishek of Lord Badrinarayan. then return to Dehradun.

Char Dham Visiting Time

Gangotri: Gangotri is the head of the goddess Ganga and a source of the Holy River Ganga, the most sacred of all Indian rivers in the district of Uttarkashi. Kapat is open now for darshan from April to June and September to November.

Yamunotri: Yamunotri is the head of the goddess Yamuna and the source of the holy river Yamuna. Yamuna is the second-most sacred Indian river after River Ganga, in Uttarkashi district.

Badrinath: Badrinath is the temple of lord Vishnu in respect of Bhagwan Badrinath and Alaknanda, Saraswati from Badrinath ji. Badrinath temple is open for darshan from May to October. The temple is closed in October or November and is open around April.

Kedarnath: Kedarnath is 12 jyotirlingas and the temple of lord Shiva, Mandakani river from Kedarnath. People come to worship lord shiva and take the blessing of lord shiva. Kedarnath temple gate is open for darshan From May to October. In the winter season, the Kedarnath remains closed.


  •  What is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

The best chance to go to Kedarnath is the mid-year long stretches of May, June and early July and post-storm a very long time of late September to mid-October. Making a trip to Kedarnath ought to have stayed away from rainstorms which endure from mid-July till late September as this locale is inclined to avalanches and floods.

  • What is the cost of VIP darshan at  Kedarnath?

Kedarnath VIP Darshan’s cost is INR 2100 for an individual.

  • Which Dham should I visit first?

Char Dham follows a fixed sequence that always starts from the West and ends at the East, which means Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then Gangotri, Kedarnath and last but not least Badrinath.

  • How far is Gangotri from Yamunotri?

          The distance between Yamunotri to Gangotri is 227 km.

  • How long is Kedarnath & Yamunotri trek?

Kedarnath Trek is 17 km long, which starts from Gaurikund and ends at Kedarnath whereas Yamunotri trek is 6 km long and starts from the Jankichatti.


People can visit all four places using various modes of transportation like by road, by rail, or by helicopter. Various websites provide different packages to visit all four places in Uttarakhand. Some devotees only visit the Two Dham Yatra of shrines: Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The Char Dham Yatra  2024 is a wonderful experience for all Hindus to get the blessings of lord shiva & lord Vishnu. People also do the Char Dham Yatra with Helicopter. Helicopter service helps pilgrimage to travel to all four places in less time. Devotees can check all the information to visit all four places on the various websites and book different services like taxis, hotels, helicopters, etc.

By Martin