Char Dham Yatra 2017

Record 3.50 Lakh pilgrims visited Chardham till 17 May

Kedarnath on First Day in 2017

Kedarnath on First Day in 2017

After the beginning of Chardham Yatra this year, over 1,23,285 pilgrims visited Badrinath Dham and 97,815 pilgrims has taken blessing at Lord Kedarnath. Officials said that the number of pilgrims coming to Char Dham due to good weather and better facilities.

A large number of pilgrims are heading for the annual Char Dham Yatra this year. Uttarakhand government official has said that in the first 10 days in 2017 over 2.12 lakh pilgrims have reached Badrinath-Kedarnath shrines.

In the last 10 days, about 10,000 pilgrims from Rudraprayag and 7,000 from Gaurikund reached Kedarnath. A large number of pilgrims are also reaching Kedarnath via helicopter.

Shri Badri-Kedar Shrine Board official express happiness over the increase in the number of pilgrims coming to Chardham, since the number of travelers who have arrived in the last 10 days are much more than the previous years. It is the first time since 2013, when the number of passengers arriving for the Chardham Tour has exceeded three lakhs.

A large number of pilgrims are reaching the other two pilgrims, Yamunotri and Gangotri. More than 60,000 pilgrims reached Yamunotri in a fortnight and more than 71,000 traveled to Gangotri. It is noteworthy that thousands of people were killed in floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, since the number of pilgrims coming to the Char Dham Yatra for the past few years had come down.



Published Date: May 18, 2017
Last Updated On: May 18, 2017

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