UTTARAKHAND, INDIA, April 16, 2018 (Times of India): The Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand can be easily called as one of the most popular pilgrimage circuits of India. Every year, around the same time, the routes to the Chardham, the four most sacred places of the Indian Himalayas, are opened for the pilgrims to trek to. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are all situated in the state of Uttarakhand. Apart from the religious aspect associated to it, this pilgrimage also acts as a great attraction for travellers since it takes through some of the most beautiful regions of Uttarakhand’s mountains.
The starting point of Chardham Yatra is Haridwar, where pilgrims begin their journey to the four holy shrines. First, they visit Yamunotri, then to the famous Gangotri, followed by the Kedarnath Dham, and finally fishing the pilgrimage at the Badrinath Dham. There are reasons why such a sequence is followed in the Chardham Yatra, and also each of these four shrines has its own significance attached to it. While the tentative date of the opening of both the Yamunotri and Gangotri Temples is April 18, the Kedarnath Temple will be opened on April 29, and the Badrinath Temple will be opened on April 30. All of the shrines will be closed on November 9, with the exception of the Badrinath Temple, which will be closed on the day of Vijaya Dashami.
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