India is very known for its spiritual connection. The country is not only a wonderful destination for holiday seekers and travelers but is also known for its pilgrimage places.
Chardham tour in Uttarakhand area of Northern India is one of the most well know and the most popular tours for the pilgrims. Also known as the Dev Bhoomi, it is located amongst the majestic Himalayan range and lush green surroundings.
Char Dham literally means four holy pilgrimage destinations, which are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. As per the Hindu religion and mythology, a journey to the Chardham has a big spiritual significance in a persons life. It is believed that a tour to these places help in attaining Moksha which means freedom from the cycle of rebirth. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come for a Char Dham yatra every year. If you wish to travel, you can plan your trip which starts from early May every.
When the pilgrims start for these dhams, they have to follow the route from east to west direction. The pilgrimage starts from Yamunotri on the Himalayas and after that they proceed towards Gangotri. Then comes Kedarnath and finally the tour concludes at Badrinath. Char Dham darshan provides a high level of spiritual satisfaction and also offers a lot of peace of mind and soul. As per the belief of Hindu religion, it is said that everyone should go on a chardham tour, once in their life time, as this yatra is related with the act of self realization.
Each of these holy sites has its own importance and significance. The temple of Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple of Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The magnificent stone temple of Kedarnathji is said to be a home to Lord Shiva. The other two religious sites, Gangotri and Yamnotri, are related with the holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna and are the starting points for these rivers.
Earlier, the Yatra used to be very difficult as the pilgrims had to cover the journey by foot. But now the journey has become much easier and has taken a new shape. Many travel agents and their Chardham Yatra Packages the yatra has made trip lot more comfortable. And also by developing great infrastructure by the Uttaranchal government. Many facilities have been allotted to the pilgrims so that they can offer their prayers comfortably and conveniently.