Char Dham Yatra that takes place in Uttarakhand on an annual basis is probably one of the most highly revered pilgrimages undertaken by the Hindu devotees. The sacred temples of Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, Badrinath in Chamoli and Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarkashi are a part of this iconic and legendary Yatra circuit. Tucked away on the higher reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas and by the holy flowing rivers of Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Ganga and Yamuna this place guarantees a fulfilling spiritual journey.
- Complete darshan experience at the char dham temples
- Evening / morning aarti at the dham temples
- Scenic drive on the garhwal hills
- Additional sightseeing (if any)
- Panch prayag visit on the way by road
Tour Itinerary - Chardham Yatra From Bangalore
Day 1 :Bangalore – Delhi – Rishikesh
Your holy circuit for Char Dham Yatra will commence once you reach Delhi. On arrival our tour representative will transfer you to the coach which will transfer you to the holy town of Rishikesh which will be a road journey of almost 7to 8 hours depending on the traffic. On reaching Rishikesh you will be checked in duly to your allotted accommodation here for an overnight stay.
Day 2 :Rishikesh – Barkot
After having breakfast early in the morning your journey for Barkot will commence. Barkot is the place which falls en route Yamunotri Dham which is the starting point for the Char Dham Yatra. This trip will take place once you are done with your brief sightseeing in Rishikesh which will take you to places like Laxman Jhula, Sivananda Ashram etc. the road journey from Rishikesh to Barkot requires a travelling journey of 7 to 8 hours. On arrival you shall be duly checked in to your allotted accommodation facility in Barkot for an overnight stay.
Day 3 :Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot
Early in the morning you will transfer to the starting point of the Char Dham Yatra i.e. Yamunotri temple. You will be dropped off at Janki Chatti which is the final road head and the starting point for trekking trip to Yamunotri where you can either choose to walk the entire route of 7 km up to the main temple or avail pony or Palki services for a more convenient option. The charges for these will be borne by you. After you are done with your Darshan of Yamuna Mata which will take up almost the entire day you will be made to head back to your accommodation in Barkot for staying the night.
Day 4 :Barkot – Uttarkashi
Once you are done with a fulfilling breakfast in the morning at Barkot then you shall be made to proceed to your next destination of Uttarkashi which will require you to cover a road journey of almost 5 hours or maybe more if you decide to travel during the peak Yatra season. En route you can choose to stop over for a while and visit the kasha Vishwanath temple here which holds a lot of significance and is a must visit for pilgrims travelling to Gangotri. On arrival at this holy town you shall be made to check in to your allotted hotel / stay option for staying the night.
Day 5 :Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi
Early in the morning after having your breakfast you will be made to head out for your Darshan of Gangotri temple. This temple is easily reachable and is dedicated to goddess ganga. After your Darshan you shall head back to your stay in Uttarkashi. If there is time then you can even choose to go for some sightseeing experience here like in Harsil.
Day 6 :Uttarkashi – Srinagar
After having your breakfast early in the morning you will be made to head on to your next destination on the itinerary which is Kedarnath temple. However you will be covering only half the journey since the entire journey from Uttarkashi to Srinagar will be extremely grueling. The entire road journey will be that of 8 hours and on arrival you will be checked in to your allotted hotel here for an overnight stay.
Day 7 :Srinagar – Sitapur
Your drive for Sitapur will commence early in the morning after having your breakfast. This will be a journey of almost 4 to 5 hours depending on the traffic influx there. This place will serve as the starting point for your journey to Kedarnath Dham. En route to Sitapur you will be taken on some nearby sightseeing places like Dhari Devi Temple and Rudraprayag, both of which are considered to be extremely spiritual by the Hindu devotees.
Day 8 :Sitapur – Kedarnath – Sitapur
Your journey for Kedarnath Dham will start way early in the morning. Remember to get up on time since there are a lot of pilgrims for Kedarnath. You can choose to go to Kedarnath via helicopter journey from Sitapur to Kedarnath. Or you can cover the journey by trekking which means you will be walking a distance of around 13 kms and it will take 7 to 8 hours to cover. After the Darshan you will come back to your accommodation at Sitapur for an overnight stay.
Day 9 :Sitapur – Badrinath
The final leg of your Char Dham Yatra circuit will commence early in the morning after your breakfast meal. This will be a road journey of 9 hours. En route you will be taken for a visit to the holy destinations of Karna Prayag, Nand Prayag and Vishnu Prayag. On arrival in Badrinath you shall be checked in to your allotted hotel for an overnight stay. This will be preferably in close proximity to the main temple of Badri Vishal.
Day 10 :Badrinath – Pipalkoti
Early in the morning even before breakfast you will be made to head out for an early morning Aarti Darshan of lord Badri. After your Darshan here and post breakfast you shall head out to your next destination of Pipalkoti which is situated at a distance of just 4 hours by road. If there is time and before leaving you can go for a sightseeing of nearby places like Mana Village, Bheem Pul, Vyas Gufa, Vasudhara Falls etc. on reaching Pipalkoti you will be made to check in to your allotted hotel here for an overnight stay.
Day 11 :Pipalkoti – Haridwar – Delhi
By this time you would have covered all the Char Dham temples. You will leave for Haridwar early in the morning. Here you will stop over for some brief sightseeing of some top tourist destinations located here like Har ki Pauri and even visit a prime confluence point of Dev Prayag etc. finally you will leave for Delhi after that and this will be a road journey of almost 5 to 6 hours. On arrival you will be checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12 :Delhi Departure
This day will mark the end of your Char Dham Yatra from Bangalore. After your breakfast in the morning you will be headed for your departure destination at the airport / railway station. Once you get dropped off your Char Dham journey will come to an end and you will take off to your next desired destination.
- Driver allowance, parking charges, toll tax etc.
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary
- Accommodation as in the itinerary
- Guided sightseeing tours (if any)
- Pick up and drop off service
- Camera charges, monument entrance fees etc.
- Any extra meals other than the ones in the itinerary
- Extra expense in case of uncertain delays
- Personal expenses like tipping, portage, pony service etc
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Are there government guest houses available on char dham yatra?
A. Yes. GMVN guest houses are available for the yatris that offer good stay options.
Q.Is it possible to see the actual source of yamuna river?
A. No. the actual source of yamuna river is situated very far away from the temple and people without any high altitude mountaineering skills cannot reach the source.
Q.What is the route map for char dham yatra from Bangalore?
A. The route map will be as follows: Bangalore - Delhi - Haridwar / Rishikesh - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Joshimath - Badrinath
Q.Badrinath dham is dedicated to which god?
A. Badrinath dham is dedicated to lord vishnu who is worshipped as badri vishal or the lord of badrika shetra.
Q.Which is the big char dham of india?
A. The big char dham yatra connects the 4 corners of india. These include visit to Badrinath dham in the north, Dwarkadheesh in the west, Rameswaram in South and Jagannath puri temple in the east.