Char Dham Yatra is one of the holiest pilgrimage tours in India. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri are conjointly called Char Dham. Those pilgrims are situated at the magnificent location, of the top of the Himalaya. Every Hindu wants to see those places once in the lifetime to wash all the sins and get the peace of body, mind and soul.
All temples of Char Dham are up in the Himalayan Glaciers and every Dham is the main resource of holy rivers in India like Yamunotri is for Yamuna River, Gangotri is for Bhagirathi River, Kedarnath is for Mandakini River and Badrinath is for Alaknanda.
Char dham tour takes a long time to complete so some devotees splits the yatra it in two terms each term is called Do Dham Yatra and covers two sacred shrines.
Do Dham Yatra and its shrine’s description are as followings:
Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham:
Both famous temples are located into the top of Garhwal Himalaya. Shri Kedarnath Dham Temple is constructed by Adi Shri Shankaracharya, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath is situated at an altitude of 3584meters surrounded by snow covered mountains of majestic Himalaya. To arrive Kedarnath temples devotees need to cover 14kms trekking rout. Main attraction of Kedarnath Dham are Shri Kedarnath ji temple, Gaurikund, Shankaracharya Samadhi, Agatsyamuni Temples, Ukhimath and many more.
Badrinath is 213kms far away from Kedarnath Dham. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is elevated at 3133meters above from the sea level. Badrinath temple is the main pilgrim of Chardham Yatra. It’s also created by Adi Shri Shankaracharya in 8th century. Badrinath temple has an amazing scenic location. Main spot to visit at Badrinath Dham are Badrinarayan Temple, Badri Vishal Temple, Vridha Badri, Adi Badri (Karnprayag)Tapt Kund, Narad Kund, Shishnetra, Panch Shilas, Vyas Gufa, Brahama Kamal, Panch Shila many more. Badrinath temple is well connected by road.
Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham:
Yamunotri is the origin of the sanctified river Yamuna. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Yaumuna. It is situated at the altitude of 3165meters above from the sea level. The main attraction of this place is Yamunotri temple, Divya Shila and Surya Kund, hot water pond. Devotees use this pond for making Prasad. There is 5kms trekking area to arrive the main temple.
Visiting those temples has not only spiritual importance but also a breathtaking adventurous and scenic experience. Do Dham yatra form covers the tour in short time duration without any lack of its religious significance. Best time duration of Do Dham Yatra is May to October. Skip the heavy rainy season July and August.