The four shrines remain closed for major part of the year due to snowfall. The temples usually open in the month of April or May for a six-month period.
- In 2008, Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines will open on May 7, on Akshya Tritiya day, and close on day of Diwali.
- Badrinath will open on May 9, 2008 and will close ten days after Deepavali.
- Kedarnath will open on May 8, 2008 and will close on Diwali Bhaidooj day.
Kedarnath (3580 m)
During the Chardham Yatra period, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) conducts spiritual tour. There is also online reservation facility. Helicopter Services are also available from Agastyamuni to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
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