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Chardham Yatra 2010 – Travel to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Temples

Chardham Yatra comprises of pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, India. Chardham Yatra 2010 begins on May 16, on Akshya Tritiya day – Gangotri and Yamunotri temples opens on the day. Badrinath Temple opens on May 19, 2010 and a Kedarnath Shrine on May 18, 2010. These important shrines in Hinduism remains closed for major part of the year due to snowfall (October to April). The temples usually open in the month of April for a six-month period.

During the Chardham Yatra period, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) conducts spiritual tour to the important shrines in the Chardham region. Online reservation facility is also available. Helicopter Services are also available from Agastyamuni to Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Char Dham Gangotri Yamunotri Badrinath Kedarnath

Gangotri, located at an altitude of 3200 meters, Yamunotri, at an altitude of 4421 meters, Badrinath, at an altitude of 3135 meters, and Kedarnath, at an altitude of 3580 meters, attract more than 2 million visitors each year from India and around the world.

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.