A religious odyssey, a journey towards self-realization and eternal bliss Char Dham Yatra is a renowned pilgrimage tour of four of the most powerful seats of almighty. The pilgrimage is a tour of four abodes of almighty which are placed in the Indian Himalayas namely, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The story of the origin of this tour is obscure, but as per common legends it is considered measure to attain enlightenment. Hindu devotees have this unshakable trust and belief on the theory of performing Char Dham Yatra once in a lifetime in order to shed all the sins committed. Pilgrims performing Char Dham tours are devout devotees curious to find meaning of life and to bear utmost penance to attain blessings of their deities.
This long and taxing journey is possible only for those who have unwavering trust in the existence of divine presence on earth and those determined enough to appease almighty by their resurrection. As you pick Char Dham Yatra packages you will be heading toward following destinations:
Gangotri: A town in Uttarakhand, Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3100 m on the Great Himalayan Ranges. This serene and soulful pilgrimage town is situated on the banks of holy River Bhagirathi (place of origin of River Ganges). One of the significant destinations of Char Dham Yatra Gangotri is where River Ganges is worshipped at the holy Gangotri Temple.
Yamunotri: As per the legends Yamunotri is the seat of Goddess Yamuna and the source of River Yamuna in Garhwal Himalayas. Situated atop a hill at the altitude of 3293 m Yamunotri is situated atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The temple of Goddess Yamuna and sacred thermal springs at Janki Chatti are the main attractions of the region. The temple of Yamunotri is situated on the left bank of sacred River Yamuna with the idol of residing deity built of black marble. River Yamuna is worshipped for being one divine mother for Hindus for its nurturing nature and thus is elevated to the stature of a goddess. Visit to the place indeed is an experience of a lifetime.
Badrinath: A holy town for Hindu and Jain religion, Badrinath is situated in the Chamoli district of state of Uttarakhand. Considered the most significant of Char Dham Yatra, Badrinath is where Adinath, the 1st Trithankar of Jains is worshiped as Lord Badrinath for over thousand years now. This place is a fine example of communal harmony where people Hindus and Jain religion together worship almighty.
Kedarnath: Fourth sacred city, Kedarnath in Uttarakhand is the most remote of all the four sites. Situated at the altitude of 3584 m above sea level, this pilgrimage site is blessed with beauty and serenity of great Himalayas. Enchanting snow-capped peaks and harsh weather conditions makes a visit to the holy shrine a taxing journey and yet the devout devotees take up this odyssey with great zeal every year.
Journey of Char Dham Yatra is considered a means to seek blessings and to wash away sins committed in one's life. Devotees from all across the world irrespective of their color, caste or creed can take up this tour only if they have the right amount of love, respect and dedication in their hearts towards this sacred odyssey.