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Travel Around Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a tehsil located in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal region right on the banks of the holiest of Indian rivers, the Ganges. This ancient city has several mythological and religious legends associated with Lord Vishnu, Lord Bharat, and various prominent sages and is said to have been established in the 9th-century AD by Adi Shankaracharya. …

History of Chota Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham of Uttarakhand or Chota Char Dham (small four abodes) is one of the most important Hindu Pilgrimages in India. It comprises of four most holy sites of Uttarakhand, namely – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. When and how these places got linked in a pilgrimage circuit together is not known. Each of the …

Next Char Dham Yatra stop is Kedarnath

Kedarnath is at the head of the Mandakini river and among the holiest pilgrimage for the devout Hindu. Kedarnath temple, built in the 8th century AD, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The conical rock in its sanctum is the idol, and outside the temple door, a giant statue of Nandi stands as a guard. As …

And Char Dham Yatra’s last stoppage is Badrinath

Badrinath is considered the holiest of the four main shrines of Uttarakhand, and it is located between the two mountains, Nar and Narayan. The Dham is a majestic sight and the most important of all the Char Dhams. Many tourists come here every year to this sacred Badrinath town to seek out blessings and get …

First stopover of Char Dham Yatra, Yamunotri!

Yamunotri is the Yamuna River source, and the Yamunotri shrine stands on the western flank of the Bandarpoonch peak. The root of the Yamuna River is the Champsar Glacier near Yamunotri. Though it is tough to reach the exact source of the holy river, pilgrimage flock to the shrine, which is open from May to …

Gangotri, the second stoppage of the Char Dham Yatra!

Gangotri is the second stoppage of the Char Dham Yatra, and it is situated in Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of 3048 meters. The Gangotri shrine is seen as the spiritual source of Hinduism’s most sacred river, “The Ganges,” and is considered the country’s holiest river. According to Hindu mythology, the Ganga, the stream of …