The four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, which are collectively referred as the Char Dham of Hinduism are situated in the lofty peaks are. They are the most sacred of all pilgrimages in India as per the Hindu mythology. Located at high altitudes, Chardham shrines are guarded on either side by mountain peaks providing a splendid back-drop. This year Chardham, the holiest pilgrimage tour is going to start from 15th May in Uttarakhand, India.
Unlike every year, thousands of pilgrims from different states of India and abroad are expected to visit these shrines with a deep religious sentiment. In fact, as it is believed that going for a 4 Dham Yatra leads one to salvation, this year once again the large congregation of people is also expected. As a result, Chardham-Pilgrimage-Tour.com, one of the renowned travel operators in India is all set to facilitate tourists with an early online booking for Chardham Yatra 2010 . The operator has an unimpeachable experience in organizing the Chardham Yatra for Indians, NRI’s and for those who seek great serenity in Hindu Spirituality. This year too, the operator has made some special arrangements for the Char Dham Yatra 2010.
To cater the accommodation needs of all the travelers, the operator has made tie-ups with some of the best budget class hotels/guest houses and lodges of Uttrakhand. Considering the large influx of pilgrims and tourists, the operator has also made special arrangements for all sorts of transfer. A traveler has the alternative of hiring private vehicle also and once the package gets booked the fleet of private cars will escort them to the shrines. Adding to this, the operator has also arranged for multilingual guide service where a traveler can get to know more about religious history of each dham. Providing all kind of travel and tourism information the tour guide will be available throughout the tour. Travelers who wish to enjoy sightseeing or special cultural themes appropriate facilities will also be provided. All that a traveler needs to do is book the Chardham pilgrimage tour package and avail its benefits.
Chardham-Pilgrimage-Tour.com has persistently played a key role in attracting travelers and offered some of the finest packages to enjoy the food and accommodation service time after time. This year, the agency is once again looking forward to attract many Hindu devotees and deliver everlasting experience of these most sacred places to guests from all over the world. The online booking is open for this season. In fact, this year Chardham-Pilgrimage-Tour.com aim to record all time highest booking in contrast to all past records.
Thus, for online booking or gather more information regarding the various facilities available for Chardham Yatra 2010, visit http://www.chardham-pilgrimage-tour.com/
Chardham Yatra is referred to the four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand state of India. These are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India. Traditionally Chardham Yatra is undertaken from west to the east. Thus, the Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Badrinath-the abode of Lord Vishnu is the holiest of the four main shrines. Cradled in the twin mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan it lays along the left of the river Alaknanda. The temple of Shri Badrinathji dates back to the Vedic times. Situated at an altitude of 3,133 metes, the present temple was built about two centuries ago. Devotees take a holy dip in the natural thermal springs on the banks of the river Alaknanda, before entering the Sri Badrinathji Temple. The water of the Kund is believed to have medicinal properties.
Best time to visit Badrinath temple is from May to October since the temple remains open from first week of May to 2nd week of November.
Kedarnath- the abode of Lord Shiva is amidst the dramatic landscapes of the majestic Kedarnath range. Situated in the Uttar Kashi district of the northern state of Uttaranchal, it is the source of the Mandakini River. It is one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’ of Kedar or Lord Shiva. Lying at an altitude of 3584 metes, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus and is said to be more than a 1000 years old.
Best time to visit Kedarnath temple is between May and October.
Gangotri-the origin of the sacred river Ganges, attracts tourists in large numbers every year. This picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga, the stream of life, touched earth for the first time. Couched in the magnificent Garhwal hills, Gangotri is at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level. It is on the northernmost part of the state of Uttar Pradesh and is very near the Indo-Tibetan border.
For the devotees and tourists, the gates of the temple are open only in the months of May to November.
Yamunotri is the origin of the sacred river Yamuna. Perched at an altitude of 3293 meters above sea level, Yamunotri is located in the Uttarkashi district of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is very close to the Indo-Chinese border and is surrounded by the Himalayan offshoots on all sides. Yamunotri, lies near the Bandarpunch Mountain. The trek to Yamunotri is spectacular, dominated by a panorama of rugged peaks and dense forests.
Best time to visit Yamunotri is from April to July.
The four spots of Char Dham are located in the Holy Himalayas. Each of the four spots makes a perfect square in the triangular land of India. The Chardham Yatra takes to the four majestic abodes of God. These places also serve as the epicenter of all of India’s religious activities. It is believed that taking the Chardham Yatra would wash away a person’s sins. Also, it would ensure one’s release from the continuous cycle of birth and death.
Nestling in the haughty peaks is the Yatra to the four religious sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, collectively called Chardham Yatra. Undertake the Chardham Yatra to wash away your sins. Also get released from the cycle of birth and death. Nature in its entire splendor, the Yatra to the Chardham is an experience that will stay with you and beyond. For more information visit http://www.chardham-pilgrimage-tour.com/
Situated in the lofty peaks are the four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, which are collectively referred as the Char Dhams (or four pilgrimage centers) of Hinduism. These are the most sacred of all pilgrimages India according to the Hindu mythology.
“Every year thousands of pilgrims pay a visit to the Chardham. This year the Yatra will start from May15 and end till Mid November. Request for advance bookings have already started”, revealed the head of the http://www.chardham-pilgrimage-tour.com/ .
The Chardham must be visited from left to right -beginning with Yamunotri, going on to Gangotri, Kedarnath and terminating the journey at Badrinath. This route follows the Hindu tradition of parikrama or clockwise circulation.
The Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna. This pilgrimage is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas of India. It contains a temple devoted to Goddess Yamuna. It is at the top of the Bandar Poonch Peak and is situated opposite to Gangotri.
Gangotri is situated in Uttarakhand in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas. The 6 meters high Gangotri shrine is dressed in white granite stone and is situated on the right bank of the river, Bhagirathi. This 18th century temple is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga
The shrine of Kedarnath is scenically located amidst the majestic mountains of the Garhwal Hills, and is surrounded by high snow covered mountains and grassy meadows covering the valleys. Kedarnath at the head of the Mandakini River is a very sacred pilgrimage of the Hindus. It is located at the height of 11,742 ft (3580 m), is a famous pilgrim site for Lord Shiva devotees.
Finally the Chardham Yatra heads towards Badrinath in Uttarakhand. The temple is surrounded by 2 ranges named ‘Nar’ and ‘Narayan’. The holy temple is surrounded by the mountain ranges and the nearest mountain is known as ‘Neelkantha’ peak. This temple is regarded as ‘the abode of Lord Vishnu’. The temple is situated at the height of 3,133 meters. The temple stands on the banks of river Alakananda. The thermal spring near the temple is one of the major attractions and it is here that the visitors freshen up, earlier than going for the puja.
A well know Indian Touring Industry, TourMyIndia.com is going to commence its Char Dham Pilgrimage Tour very soon. This tour will cover all the 4 popular char dham destinations including Yamnotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri. Tourmyindia has started taking Bookings for the tour.
Char Dham Pilgrimage Tour is one of the most fascinating tours among the tourists from all over the world. The most favorable period for this tour starts from April and ends in November. Every time with the growing number of tourists taking part in this pilgrimage tour, Tourmyindia arranges tour taking in consideration the comfort, facilities and religious belief of the travelers.
As per the statistics by the Touring Industries in India, Garhwal Uttarakhand is very famous for its Four Hindu Shrines- Yamuotri, Gangtri, Kedarnath and Badrinath also called Char Dham of India. The famous Indian Pilgrimage Char Dham Yatra comprises a pilgrimage tour to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Chardham Tour is known as one of the most sacred and religious tour of India.
Yamunotri- Yamunotri is the source of river Goddess Yamuna situated at the elevation of 3615 in Uttarakashi districts of Uttarakhand.
Gangotri- The origin source of the very famous & pious river Ganga, situated in at the elevation of 3200 M in Uttarakashi Districts of Uttarakhand.
Kedarnath- Kedarnath the twelfth Jytotirlinga (Linga of Light) of lord Shiva is one of the most renowned Hindu pilgrimage sites, is located at a height of 3584 feet in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhanda.
Badrinath- The Badrinath shrine situated at an elevation of 3133 in the foothills of Himalayas is one of the most visited temple.
Apart from these, most of the tours also cover Tunganath and Rudranath.
It is believed that people from all over the world visit these places to get all their sins washed away, come here in the search of peace, devotion, glorify the Indian culture and experience the religious corner of India.
According to statistics of last year visit approximately 768025 devotees visited Badrinath Temple, 55,5918 visited Kedarnath Shrine, 32,91,11 pilgrims visited Gangotri and 28,7688 visited Yamunotri respectively.
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Char Dham (Four Pilgrimage) comprises of four spiritual pilgrimages – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri. Nestled in the lap of Himalayas these Dham (Sacred Places) are famous for peaceful and cultural destinations. Nature in its entire splendor will leave an experience that will stay with you and behind. Millions of people visit Char Dham from India and abroad every Year in search of peace of mind.
Himalayas are famous for pilgrimages and are considered as the “land of Gods”. The best time for visiting Char Dhams is between April and November.
Pilgrims from India visit Char Dham in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation. Char Dham Yatra (Tour) starts from Yamunotri, passing through Gangotri, Kedarnath and ends with the final step at Badrinath.
Yamunotri– Yamunotri is the source of river Goddess Yamuna. It is the first mile stone for Char Dham Yatra well known for unique hot springs where raw rice is cooked and made into Prasad.
Gangotri– Himalayas is the most scared spot where Ganga, the stream of life touches earth for the first time. This is the origin place of the river Ganga. That is why this place is called Gangotri.
Kedarnath– Kedarnath has got its name after the name of Lord Shiva. It is venerated as one of the twelve jyotirling (linga of light) in the form of shiva. Kedarnath is flanked by the breathtaking snow capped peaks.
Badrinath– This holy pilgrimage is the seat of the Lord Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan. Badrinath is the most important and most visited Dham among all.
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