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Chardham Yatra

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GET YOUR VEHICLE THROUGHLY CHECKED BEFORE GOING FOR YATRA

Kedarnath SHRI KEDARNATH TEMPLE

Altitude: 3581 Meters above sea level
Source of river:
Mandakini
Route of journey: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Devprayag- Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Agastmuni-Gauri Kund- Kedarnath
Distance from Rishikesh to Gauri Kund: 207 Kms.(By motor)
Gauri Kund to Kedarnath: 14 Kms.(on foot or by horses or palki etc)

 

SHRI BADRINATH TEMPLE

Altitude: 3133 Meters above sea level
Source of river: Alaknanda
Route of journey(1): Haridwar-Rishikesh-Devprayag-Srinagari-Rudraprayag-Chamoli-
Joshimath-Vishnuprayag-Pandukeshwar-Badrinath
Distance from Rishikesh to Badrinath: 297 Kms.(By motor)
Route of journey(2): Kotdwar-Satpuli-Pauri-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-
Chamoli-Joshimath-Vishnuprayag-Pandukeshwar-Badrinath
Distance from Kotdwar to Badrinath:327 Kms. ( By motor )

Badrinath

 

Yamunotri SHRI YAMUNOTRI TEMPLE

Altitude: 3235Meters above sea level
Source: Yamuna
Route ofjourney: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Dharasu-Barkot-Hanumanchatti-Yamunotri
Distance from Rishikesh to Hanumanchatti: 208 Kms.(By motor)
Hanumanchatti to Yamunotri: 14 Kms.(On foot or by horses or by palki etc.)

 

SHRI GANGOTRI TEMPLE

Altitude: 3200Meters above sea level
Source of river: Ganga
Route of journey: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Dharasu-Uttarkashi-Harsil-Lanka-Gangotri
Distance from Rishikesh to Gangotri: 200 Kms.(By motor)

Gangotri

 

Valley of Flowers  VALLEY OF FLOWERS

Altitude: 4329 Meters above sea level
Route of journey: Joshimath-Vishnuprayag-Govind Ghat
Distance from Joshimath to Govind Ghat: 20 Kms.(By motor)
Govind Ghat to Ghanghria (Base Camp): 15 Kms.(On foot or by Horses or by Palki etc)
Ghanghria to Hemkund Sahib: 6 Kms. (on foot or by Horses or Palki etc )
Ghanghria to Valley of Flowers: 5Kms.(on foot or by Horses or Palki etc)

 

Tips For Pilgrimage
What Transport Modes Are Available
iconTransport facility during yatra season is available at Rishikesh as well as at Haridwar.
Various modes are:
1) Buses on contract
2) Route Buses
3) Maxi Cabs (up to 12 seats)
4) Taxi Cabs
iconThe last terminal for rail transport from other provinces is at Rishikesh.
Most of the trains reach up to Haridwar. The distance from Haridwar to Rishikesh is 24 Kms.
iconJolly Grant is the only Airport situated at a distance of 18 Km. from Rishikesh, the only
airport up to where one can reach by air from other parts of the country.
Which Type Of Vehicle Should Be Used
1) The Buses on contract for Char Dham Yatra should not be of larger size. Admissible wheel base
buses is not more than 166 inches and Over hang should not be more than 50 percent.

2) The pilgrims (other than those having their own vehicles) are advised only to board authorized
vehicles ( Buses, Maxi Cabs, Taxi Cabs ) with valid Documents e.g. with valid Permit, Taxes,
Insurance and Driving License etc.
Which Season Is Suitable For The Yatra
iconFrom mid of April to October or mid of November( as per declaration of closure of the Temple )
How Many Days Does It Take To Complete The Yatra

The minimum required time period for the journey of :
All Char Dham - 10 Days
Teen Dham - 7 Days
Do Dham - 5 Days
Ek Dham - 3 Days

What One Should Carry Along While Going For Yatra


Rain suits, Umbrella, Torch, Woolens, Caps, First Aid, minimum luggage etc

What Tips a Driver Should Follow
Pilgrims having own cars should have High skill of Hill Road Driving or should have high skilled drivers on the steering duty. Some of the recommended tips for such a driver are:
1 Always keep your vehicle on left side of the Road
2 Use Horn at curves on hills
3 Never overtake the overtaking vehicle
4 Use shoes instead of slippers while driving
5 Never drive an overloaded vehicle
6 Steering duty should not be more than Eight hours a day
7 Use Dippers at night and appropriate signals on Road while Driving
8 Keep wooden ' Gutka' in the vehicle while driving on hills
9 Check your Brakes and Hand Brakes before starting journey
10 Check your speed while driving on hills
11 Always give way to upcoming vehicle/vehicles
12 Night driving is prohibited on hills
13 Keep your valid vehicle's documents with you to avoid inconvenience
14 Check the Headlights, Break light and Parking lights of your vehicle

For more Tips (Do's/Don'ts) to Drive a vehicle on hill Routes Click Here