Chota char Dham literally means small abode of god, all situated in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. These are the remotest temples and all at an altitude of over 10,000 feet in Himalayan mountains. Due to extreme weather conditions, these temples are only accessible after April and until November. But during monsoon, these Himalayan heights attracts very high rainfall and all valleys are overflown by rivers and their tributaries which feed the Ganges. This temple circuit consists of following four temples

  1. Kedarnath Temple


Kedarnath Temple


2. Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple


3. Gangotri Temple

Gangotri Temple in Uttarkashi


4. Yamnotri Temple

In August month these roads are again opened by Border Road Organisation and yatra commence again, during monsoon also one can visit these temples but it is not advised as landslides which are very common in Uttarakhand wash away anything and everything which come on the way including roads so you may get stranded.
Best time to visit:

(Akshay Tritiya ) May to Mid June

August to Till Deepawali (Yatra closes on Diwali)

In June 2013 multi-day cloudburst and landslide and very high volume of torrential rain centered in Uttarakhand and other Himalayan regions devastated the Uttarakhand and thousands of people died and many more stranded. Most affected was Kedarnath. Yatra was closed for the year and then CM announced that Kedarnath yatra will not be possible for at least 2 years. But with the grace of lord Shiva yatra begins in the year 2014 although peoples are very less but know Char Dham yatra again picked up the pace and this year in 2016 record number of people have visited these temples after the devastation of 2013.



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