India is known as one of the most wonderful place which is rich in culture, history, religion and natural beauty. India offers a complete leisure trip to pilgrims, adventure seekers or any type of tourists.
Chardham tour in Northern India is the most suitable place for the pilgrims. The pious Dhams are located amidst lush green surroundings and majestic Himalayas. Thousands of pilgrims from all around the world plan every year to go on Chardham. This year there is good news for the pilgrims interested for Chardham yatra.
Officially it has been proposed to start the Char Dham Yatra in winters but now it has been planned to start from 1st March. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are the main deities of Chardham. Now the authorities have decided to start winter version of the Chardham yatra as the deities of chardham are relocated to shrines of Mukhva, Kharsali, Ukhimath and Joshimath (Pandukeshwar). Though the main gates of the temples located at Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath will remain closed in winter as usual and it will open for pilgrims at their respective times.
For most of the pilgrims, chardham yatra is very popular and so thousands of pilgrims from the different corners of the world visit this popular pilgrimage every year. You can plan your chardham yatra 2012 starting from early May to November.
Most of the pilgrims take the help of Chardham Yatra Packages as it is the best and convenient way to explore chardham. The starting point of your Chardham yatra 2012 will depend upon your accessibility. You can start from Delhi or from Haridwar, Rishikesh or Dehradun. You mat choose your starting point as per your suitability. Most of the pilgrims desire to choose Haridwar as the starting point of the chardham yatra. Pilgrims from different places reach directly to Haridwar and start their chardham yatra from there only. If you are interested in Chardham yatra 2012 then choose the best suitable place as your starting point.
When the pilgrims start their chardham yatra, they have to follow the route from east to west direction. The pilgrimage starts from Yamunotri on the Himalayas and after that the pilgrims proceed towards Gangotri and then Kedarnath and finally the yatra of the pilgrims end in Badrinath. This yatra is said to be a mind blowing tour of India and it offers highly spiritual satisfaction to the pilgrims. Most of the people visit this pilgrimage in search of peace of mind and to get moksha.