Look close towards the Garhwal Himalayas and you will find four holy pilgrimage sites spreading spiritual aura. Popularly known as the Chota Char Dham in Uttarakhand, these pious abodes are a way to salvation as per Hindu beliefs. With the celebration of the auspicious festival Akshay Tritiya also known as the “third day of unending prosperity”, the doors of Yamunotri and Gangotri open up and devotees begin their pure journey to Uttarakhand. Within no time, Badrinath and Kedarnath also open up for travelers.
If you are wondering about how to cover Char Dham Yatra by road, here’s all you need to know.
Rishikesh and Haridwar are the commencing points of transportation for Char Dham Yatra. Gangotri Dham and Badrinath Dham are well connected to cities in Uttarakhand namely Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, and Kotdwar. Whereas, to reach Yamunotri, travelers can only drive till Janki Chatti followed by a trek. The same is with Kedarnath, the road connects till Gauri Kund after which travelers have to trek. Besides, Kedarnath is well connected by buses and taxis from Dehradun, Rishikesh, Tehri, Pauri, Uttarkashi, and Chamoli.
Below are distance charts which will solve your queries regarding how to reach Char Dham by road.
- Delhi to Yamunotri – 432 km
- Dehradun to Yamunotri – 183 km
- Rishikesh to Gangotri – 268 km
- Dehradun to Gangotri – 225 km
- Rishikesh to Kedarnath – 207 km
- Delhi to Badrinath – 536 km
How to reach Yamunotri
- Dehradun to Janki Chatti (by road): 213 km approx.
- Rishikesh to Janki Chatti (by road): 180 km approx.
- Janki Chatti to Yamunotri (by trek): 6.5 km approx.
How to reach Kedarnath
- Dehradun to Sonprayag (by road): 257 km approx.
- Rishikesh to Sonprayag (by road): 223 km approx.
- Sonprayag to Gauri Kund (by jeep): 5 km
- Gauri Kund to Kedarnath (by trek): 16 km approx.
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