Char Dham Yatra - Frequently Asked Questions

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Badrinath is famous for Lord Vishnu (also called as Badri Vishal and Badri Narayan) is armed with Shankh (Conch) and Chakra in two arms in a lifted posture and two arms rested on the lap in Yogamudra. The principal image is of black stone and it represents Vishnu seated in... read more »
Can anybody suggest me how to go to Badrinath from Haridwar? I am taking my parents and Grandparents to Haridwar - Rishikesh. They want to cover Badrinath also. Please suggest. The route is straight from Haridwar via Rishikesh. You can take Bus also but better if you take taxi on... read more »
Govt Roadways or Private Bus Timings to Badrinath from Rishikesh Uttarakhand State Transport corporation operates regular bus services from Delhi - Rishikesh daily. Transport Companies operating regular bus services from Rishikesh to Badrinath during the Yatra season: Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd organises package tours for Chardham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri... read more »
What is the Importance of Neelkhant Parvat (Mountain)? Neelkanth, popularly known as 'Garhwal Queen', is a pyramidal-shaped snowy peak towering above Badrinath. Altitude of Neelkanth peak is measured to be 6,597 mtr.read more »
You can go by your own car up to Rishikesh and you take a local driver from Rishikesh, you will get easily there. The reason for that to enjoy sightseeing and while driving you cannot enjoy also they know local roads so it will better to take a local driver... read more »
Can a Person Do The Trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh and Back in 1 day? How Tough is the Trek? Yes, one can trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh in one day. But people can stay in Gaumukh camps to explore more in Gaumukh area. The trek is moderate can be... read more »
Badrinath Tapt Kund and Narad Kund Badrinath temple and its surroundings provide access to many natural thermal springs. The most famous springs are Tapt Kund, Suraj Kund and Narad Kund. It is customary to take bath in these hot spring water kunds, before offering prayer to Shri Badrinathji temple. It... read more »
Badrinath is located 301km north of Rishikesh. From Gaurikund (near Kedarnath) to Badrinath by road is 233km.read more »
Do we have to take any permission for Gangotri - Gomukh - Tapovan trek? If yes, then from where and how? Can I go with my wife, any problem? I also want to know from where I can get the tent on rent and other trekking equipments. Gaumukh is situated... read more »
The opening and closing dates of Chardham Yatra 2020 is not decided. We will update the exact dates of opening of Char Dham Temples, as soon as they are announced by the authorities.read more »
The route is straight from Rishikesh via Badrianth. You can take Bus or Taxi from Rishikesh or Badrinath. The route requires some steep climb and height of about 10000 ft. is reached often. You will be required to take necessary medicine and potable water too. Badrinath ji is a road... read more »
Badrinath, Hemkund sahib and Valley of Flowers will be closed in November. If you really want to visit all the three then prefer June to September period as it is the time when all three will be open.read more »
It depends on what kind of puja you want the priest to perform for you. Following are the official rates for booking Puja onlineread more »
When Should I Travel to Badrinath? What is the Best Season (Time) to Visit Badrinath Temple? Month of May, June & September are best suited to visit Badrinath. July & August are rainy months can be avoided due to slippery roads and land sliding.read more »
The higher in altitude is Kedarnath at 3584 metres. Badrinath is at 3133 metres only.read more »
Badrinath temple is located in Uttarakhand state which was earlier known as Uttaranchal. To go more deeper it is in the Chamoli district of Garhwal region.read more »
All the shrines in Garhwal have local priests, but this single shrine always has a head priest from Kerala. Do you know why ? It’s because Adi Shankaracarya himself hailed from Kerala, hence it is in that vein of thought that Nambudiri priests are installed in this temple. Besides the... read more »