Hindus are deeply religious and follow several rituals. One such ritual is a pilgrimage. India is replete with holy towns, each holding some significance to a particular sect. Varanasi, Vaishno Devi, Shirdi etc. But the Chardhaam Yatra is considered the holiest and most sacred of all. it is said to absolve human beings of all the sins and lead them to moksha or freedom from the cycle of birth and death. Various Chaardham travel packages are available to make the travel smooth and hassle free for tourists.
The holy pilgrimage of these four amazing destinations including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath is known as the Chardham Yatra. The Chardham ideally starts with Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and culminating at Badrinath.
Badrinath is considered the holiest and is located in the state of Uttrakhand. It is said to be the seat of the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is approximately 50 ft tall with a small cupola on top, covered with a gold gilt roof.
Kedarnath shrine has one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river. Pilgrims have to undertake a trek of roughly 14 kms to reach the temple. If you are unable to walk this difficult trek, then you may opt for a helicopter ride in your Chaardham travel package.
Gangotri dham is the highest and the most important temple of Goddess Ganga. Situated at an altitude of 3,048mts, the temple is closed in winters due to heavy snowfall. The temple was constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander, Amar Singh Thapa.
Yamunotri dhaam is said to be the source of the Yamuna River and the temple is dedicated to the goddess Yamuna. Pilgrims come here to seek the blessings of the goddess and pray for a peaceful death, as she is the sister of Yama (or the god of death). There are a number of hot water springs around the shrine.
Chardhaam travel packages help make your travel simpler and easier. You can select from group or individual packages. Some of the Chardhaam travel packages provide for a horse ride or helicopter ride to traverse the difficult terrain. Your travel may be by road or air, as per the package. Visit the blessed towns and immerse yourself in their holy aura.