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Process and important dates of Char Dham Yatra beginning from 13th May 2013 in Uttarakhand

The famous yearly Char Dham Yatra will begin from 13th of this month.

What is Char Dham Yatra?
It is a kind of pilgrimage tour to the four places of significance in Hindu religion and Scriptures. The Yatra begins in summer with the opening of Kapats (doors) of Yamnotri Dham (situated at the height of 3165 Mtrs above sea level) then passes from Gangotri (3140 Mtrs) both Situated in the District of Uttarkashi then to Kedarnath Dham (3584 Mtrs) in the District of Rudraprayag and it ends at Badrinath (3133 Mtrs) in the District of Chamoli.
Though the route mentioned has religious significance and is followed from the ancient time but generally most of the peoples coming as tourists not necessarily follow this.

Dates and special timings of the Char Dham Yatra:
Yamnotri- 13th May, 12:15 pm
Gangotri- 13th May, 2:25 pm
Kedarnath- 14th May, 7 am
Badrinath- 16 May, 4 am

Government provide facilities of medical camps, public toilets Police etc. at different points along the route.

Green cards are issued by the Uttarakhand state transport departments to the vehicles being used in the Char Dham Yatra. These are issued to the Jeeps, Buses etc .as a proof of their proper functioning and suitability for running on the hilly and dangerous route of the Yatra.

Other state vehicle drivers must have Hill area driving license before they can ply on the Char Dham Yatra route.

Trucks and Bikes are not allowed to reach HemKunth Sahib during the Yatra season.

Travel agents cannot charge more than the stipulated rates from the tourists.

There will be checking of the vehicles on the route of the Yatra.

Toll free number for route or any other enquiry related to Yatra-7409870647

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