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Top 13 Best Chardham yatra places to visit

The most revered yatra taken by millions of people every year is the Chardham yatra.
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The most revered yatra taken by millions of people every year is the Chardham yatra. Nestled in the Himalayan region with solitude among these four places are famous for their unique architecture and ancient history. And are named as Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.

 It is believed that in these four shrines, Goddess Yamuna and Goddess Ganga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu exist in the purest personification. And by embarking on this sacred journey, one can get emancipation; and get blessings by the purest incarnations of Gods and Goddesses.

According to Hindu mythology, it is said that a person must undergo Chardham yatra from east to west, like in a clockwise direction. It means that the journey must experience like this- starting for Yamunotri and then Gangotri, followed by Kedarnath and in the last Badrinath. 

When we go on any trip or holiday, we make sure that we explore or visit every famous destination of that place. Just like that, as compared to other holiday destinations, these four pilgrim spots also consist of the sites, which are a must-visit. And each devotee must explore while they are on their Chardham yatra.

Leisure Indian Holidays provides specially designed itineraries for Char Dham Yatra which consists of all the famous destinations that come in the route of the four divine spots. Specially designed Chardham yatra by Helicopter packages for the best pilgrimage experience for you and your family. 

The top-most 13 destinations to visit during Chardham yatra are:

Janak Chatti


Janak Chatti
Janak Chatti


Janak Chatti is a holy water spring near Yamunotri. This major attraction of this place is the hot water springs, which are very popular among the tourists. Preached at an altitude of 2700 meters, this place is covered with huge mountains from all sides and gives us some fantastic views to adore.

This place is also famous amongst adventure seekers as it acts as another alternative base camp for the Yamunotri trek.

Hanuman Chatti  


Hanuman chatti
Hanuman chatti


This place is an ideal location for people who are adventure lovers as it acts as a base camp for thrilling and exciting trekking experience in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.

 It serves as a base camp for many famous attractions near Yamunotri, namely Dodi Tal and Dwarka Top. Located in the close vicinity of the beautiful Himalayan mountains, Hanuman Chatti is a perfect spot for the people searching for tranquillity while their Chardham yatra.

Saptarishi Kund 


Saptarishi Kund
Saptarishi Kund
Saptarishi is the place, where it is believed that the holy water of Yamuna originates. This Kund is approximately 4421 meters above sea level. One you can reach at Saptarishi Kund after a 10 km track from Yamunotri. And at the top, you can get a fantastic view of the glaciers.
 It is advised to take a guide if you are thinking of going trekking to Saptrishi Kund.

Kedar Tal


Kedar Tal
Kedar Tal


Discovered by John Bicknell Auden, the place is heaven for the trek lovers. If you are a trek lover or mountaineer and searching for the best trekking experience, then Auden’s Col is what you want.

Being one of the highest mountains in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, Auden’s Col is a magical land for travellers. This mountain pass which joins Gangotri and Jogin peaks at the height of 5400 m. One can go from Gangotri to Kedarnath by following Auden’s Col. This place gives us the unforgettable stunning views of giant glaciers on top.

Dayara Bugyal


Dayara Bugyal
Dayara Bugyal

A public garden in the Himalayan valleys, Dayara Bugyal, is a perfect picnic spot where you can spend some quality time with your family. Positioned at the height of 3950m, this place is covered by lush green gardens on hills. Even though the scene looks like a European-style set, this place exists in India.

Get stunned by the beauty of nature and beautiful meadows of this place during your Chardham yatra.

Agastyamuni, Kedarnath 

Agastya muni
Agastya muni

If you are an architect lover and love to explore new places with unique and ancient history and architecture, then the Agastyamuni temple is the perfect destination for you. This place is famous for its grand architecture with a beautiful interior. The walls inside the site are adorned with defining wall arts all over the walls, which gives this place a wholly different yet elegant look.
This place is also remembered for its history as it said that Saint Agastya meditated here for a whole year.

Triyuginarayan Temple 


If you are searching for holy places in Kedarnath except for the Kedarnath temple, then Triyuginarayan Temple is a must-visit place for you. This sacred place is worshipped by thousands of devotees because, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati got married here. The rich and history makes this place very popular all over the country.

The place consists of four holy water ponds in the temple with freshwater and some peaceful environment.

Tungnath and Chandrashila 

Tungnath is a charming village of Uttarakhand famous for its high snowy-mountains trek and adventure sports. This place acts as a starting point for the prominent Chopta Chandrashila trek. The place gives some astonishing views of the snowy mountains and dreamy landscapes.

Compared to other places, the trekking is easy in this Himalaya region and recommended for those people who are trekking for the first time. It covers a whole lot of regions of the Garhwal region, starting from Haridwar to Chandrashila. This place gives the mesmerizing views of Nilkanth, Kedarnath, and Panchchuli from a single spot.

Kalimath Temple 

This temple is the oldest and the most renowned temple of Kedarnath. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, and thousands of people came, especially in the Navratras, to get the blessings of Goddess Kali. This temple is situated at the height of 6000ft  and gives us some fantastic views of the Himalayan valleys of Uttarakhand.

The most quirky fact about this place is that no idol of Goddess Kali is worshipped here. But instead of that, a Sri Yantra is worshipped. And only one day in a year, the idol is taken out for praying at midnight and only by the chief priest.

Ganesh Gufa

Another place in Uttarakhand which consists of some fantastic and unique architecture is the Ganesh Gufa in Badrinath Dham. A natural cave formation in the mountains, this place is associated with the famous legend of Mahabharat.

The cave consists of the story of Mahabharat, which it is believed that Lord Ganesha wrote when Lord Maharishi Vyas dictated the story to Ganesha. The detailed art and beautiful meadows attract nature lovers the most.

Satopanth Lake 

A beautiful lake surrounded by the snow-capped mountains from the four sides, Satapanth lake, is mostly loved by trek and adventure lovers. Located at an altitude of 15,000 m above sea level, the place has a religious significance amongst the locals too.

According to Hindu Mythology, it is said that thousands of years back, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu bathe in this holy water. This place is also a famous attraction for adventure sports like trekking and hiking.

Mana Pass

Mana Pass is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in the world. Positioned at the height of 5632 meters above sea level, this place is the starting point to Mana Village, which is said to be the last-village of Uttarakhand. Because Mana Village is situated at the India-China border which you can visit during your Chardham yatra by helicopter.







 







 











 


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