In Hinduism, Char Dham Yatra in Himalayas comprises of pilgrimage to
Badrinath Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Gangotri and Yamunotri in . These are some of the most important temples in Hindu religion remains closed (October to April) for major part of the year due to harsh winter and heavy snowfall. In 2011, the Char Dham Yatra begins on May 6. The date of opening of Uttarakhand, India and Gangotri Shrine is May 6, 2011. Yamunotri Temple
During the Chardham Yatra period, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) conducts spiritual tour. Online reservation facility is also available. Helicopter Services are also available from Agastyamuni to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Closing Dates in Char Dham Yatra 2011
Gangotri Temple will close on October 26, 2011 – on the Diwali day
Yamunotri Shrine will close also close on the Diwali day.
Badrinath Temple will close 10 day after Deepavali.
Gangotri, located at an altitude of 3200 meters, Yamunotri, at an altitude of 3165 meters, Badrinath, at an altitude of 3135 meters, and Kedarnath, at an altitude of 3580 meters, attract more than 1.5 million visitors each year from
and around the world. India
It must be noted here that the visit to four important temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu is also known as Char Dham Yatra and this involves visiting the shrines at Puri, Dwarka, Rameshwaram and Badrinath.