Char Dham Yatra 2020

Badrinath Temple will Open on 30 April 2020

January 29, 2020

The Doors of Shri Badrinath Dham will be open on April 30 at 4.30 a.m. After the Panchang and Ganesh worship in Rajmahal situated at Narendranagar (Tehri), Pandit Krishna Prasad Uniyal on behalf of the Maharaja declared the date of opening of the Badrinath Temple. At the same time, the ritual of sesame oil for Abhishek Pooja in Badrinath Dham will be completed in the palace on April 18, 2020

Heli services have started for Kedarnath Dham

September 11, 2019

03 helicopter companies operating in the Kedarnath Dham has started their services from Monday 09 September.  After the rainy season, the second phase of heli services has started for Kedarnath Dham, which will continue until the closure of the Temple. With the start of the heli service, now the pilgrims will also get the ease of traveling. Heli services to Kedarnath shrine were halted in the first week of July as soon as the monsoon started. But, now that the rain is towards farewell, the second phase of heli services to Dham has started. Under this, the Aryan Aviation Company on Monday started its service from Guptkashi Helipad While Heritage and Himalayan Heli Company started its flight From Sersi Helipad.

Hans Foundation started 12-bedded Hospital in Kedarnath Base Camp

September 04, 2019

On Monday, Governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated Swami Vivekananda Charitable Hospital at Kedarnath Base Camp. The hospital has been opened by Founder of Hans Foundation, Bhole Ji Maharaj and Mata Mangala. Free medical facilities will be available to the Pilgrims in the hospital.  With the deployment of the surgeon, MRI and ventilator machine will also be arranged here. The hospital at Kedarnath will be operated by Swami Vivekananda Health Mission Society, Dehradun. This 12-bed hospital has a staff of 25 employees, including doctors and paramedical staff. During the journey, pilgrims will get X-rays, ventilators, intensive care units (ICUs) and other facilities. Also, there is separate female, male and ICU wards here. Regular deployment of two doctors will continue in the hospital.

Online Pooja Booking started for Badri-Kedar Dham

August 29, 2019

Online booking has been started for the worship of Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham. Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) has launched a website for online Pooja booking. In about one and a quarter month, the temple committee has received online booking of 16 lakh and 30 thousand rupees for worship by pilgrims. Temple committee chairman Mohan Prasad Thapliyal said that pilgrims can log in to the website of the temple committee to get information about Badrinath, Kedarnath Dham as well as committee subordinate temples, Panch Kedar, Panch Badri, Panch Prayag. Apart from the details of worship of various temples, other information is also available on the website.

Helicopter Service for Kedarnath will resume from September

August 28, 2019

Helicopter service will begin for Kedarnath from September. The heli companies have started their preparations for the next phase. Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) has got around 25 thousand online bookings. Helicopter service to Kedarnath has been closed since last July due to rain and bad weather. The devotees are reaching Temple through the Gaurikund-Kedarnath walkway. Now the helicopter service will start in September. Anil Upreti, the manager of Pawan Hans Heli Company, said that so far 3400 passengers have booked for the second leg of the journey.

Annakoot fair will be celebrated today in Kedarnath

August 14, 2019

All the preparations for the Bhatuj (Annakoot) fair, which will start from Wednesday night, a day before the festival of Raksha Bandhan in Kedarnath Dham have been completed. During the fair, the doors of the temple will be open overnight for the devotees to visit. The Annkut fair (Bhatuj) in Kedarnath is held every year on the night before Raksha Bandhan. Huge pilgrims attend the fair and take darshan of decorated shiv linga from midnight to 04:00 am in the morning. Annkut fair is also held in Vishwanath temple in Guptkashi, Ghuneshwar temple in Lamgaundi and Kaleshwar temple in Ukhimath.

Continuous rainfall disrupts Chardham Yatra

August 13, 2019

The Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand is currently halted due to continuous rainfall and landslides. Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Yamunotri highways are blocked due to landslides and garbage, while Gangotri Dham Yatra is running smoothly at the moment. In Chamoli district, many houses were washed away and many were filled up by debris. In Dehradun and Mussoorie, the weather is delightful after the whole night raining

Chardham Yatra 2019 may register in Limca Book of Records

August 09, 2019

This time the figure of devotees is going to set a new record in Chardham Yatra. Encouraged by this, the government is going to register this figure in the Limca Book of Records. After completion Chardham Yatra, application for registration will be done with new data. In 2018, the number of pilgrims reached 27.81 lakh. This time the figure is going to break this record. So far, 27.32 lakh pilgrims have arrived. More than three months left to complete the Yatra. In such a situation, the number of devotees is expected to cross 30 lakhs this time. The tourism department is assuming this figure as a big record. In such a situation, it is set to be recorded in the Limca Book of Records.

ATM service started in Kedarnath Dham

August 05, 2019

Good news for the pilgrims visiting Kedarnath Yatra. Six years after the disaster, ATM service once again has started in Kedarnath Dham. HDFC Bank has installed an ATM machine and from 02 August 2019, the service of ATM was started duly in Dham. This will benefit the pilgrims coming here.

Kedarnath Witness Record Pilgrims Footfall

July 25, 2019

According to State Government this year Kedarnath Yatra can break all previous records of the number of pilgrims. So far, 08 lakh pilgrims have reached Kedarnath and the estimate is that in the coming days, the number of Devotees can increase. It is believed that the number of pilgrims is expected to reach 12 lakhs till the closure of the temple. According to officials of the Kedarnath Temple Committee, the highest number of pilgrims had reached Kedarnath in the previous was in the year 2018. Around 07 lakhs pilgrims visited Kedarnath that year.

Birla group will do reconstruction work in Kedarnath Dham

July 09, 2019

The Aditya Birla Group is ready to collaborate with the Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee for the reconstruction work in Kedarnath. Birla group will make Night Shelters for the devotees coming to Kedarnath. Birla Group will also make residence colonies for the Raval, Priests and other staff of the temple. Birla Group has agreed to make Rawal and Pujari Niwas, Toshakhana, Dispensary, Puja Office, Panther Room, Administrative Building, Inquiries, Bhog Mandi and 200 Night Shelters for devotees. The Aditya Birla Group is ready for the redevelopment work once the land is finalized.

Record 22 Lakh Pilgrims Visited Chardham in just 50 Days

July 02, 2019

In Uttarakhand this year, about 22 lakh pilgrims have already visited Chardham and this number is continuously increasing. State Tourism Minister, Satpal Maharaj said in a press conference that 22 lakh 35 thousand devotees have visited in BadrinathKedarnathGangotri and Yamunotri Dham in Uttarakhand till June 27.  The journey has started more than 50 days. More than 22 lakh 35 thousand pilgrims have visited Chardham during this period. On the other hand, about 7 Lakh 60 Thousand devotees visited Kedarnath from the Opening Day on 09 May to 27 June.

Heli services for Kedarnath may be closed since July 05

June 26, 2019

Along with the slow pace of Kedarnath Yatra, the Heli companies have started to close their services for monsoon season. UT Air company has stopped its service from 22 June. Other companies will also return in the next four days. Only Thambi Aviation has said that they will provide the helicopter service till July 5. From May 16 to June 23, 55,894 pilgrims has visited Kedarnath Dham through helicopters. In the one-and-a-half month of Kedarnath Yatra which began on May 9, around 7 lakh 40 thousand pilgrims have visited Baba Kedar. The helicopter service was started in Kedarnath by 09 Heli Companies on May 16.

Helicopter Tickets for Chardham will now book through GMVN only

June 26, 2019

Now the administration has tried a new way to stop the rigging of tickets in the Helicopter Services in Chardham and Kedarnath Yatra. Accordingly, these tickets will now be booked only through the Garhwal Mangal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). This system will be implemented effectively from September 1. This is expected to bring 100 % transparency of in booking tickets. Tickets can be booked both online and offline. The booking will be 70 percent online and 30 percent offline.

New Route Plan for Chardham Yatra

June 12, 2019

On Wednesday and Thursday, Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi Festivals have to be celebrated in Kumbh Nagari Haridwar. For reducing the traffic jam due to passenger vehicles in Haridwar, there will be no entry for the Chardham passenger vehicles for the next five days in the city. The police administration has prepared a special traffic plan for bathing festivals such as Ganga Dashehra, Nirjala Ekadashi, etc. Click Here for the complete route plan.

High Altitude 10-bed hospital open in Kedarnath

June 07, 2019

Professor of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Ravi Kant inaugurated the 10-bed hospital of Six Sigma Medical High Altitude Services in Kedarnath Dham. He told that all the latest medical facilities available in this hospital which are necessary for a high altitude area. Special arrangements have been made for the treatment of serious patients in the hospital like MRI, CT scan and any other type of operation. Patients with heart-related problems are most prone to high altitude areas. For this, the AIIMS institute has provided all the medical facilities as per the requirement in Chardham.

No more VIP darshan at Kedarnath due to heavy rush

June 07, 2019

The ruckus created by VIP visitors in Kedarnath will now be stopped in Kedarnath. Both the VIPs and common pilgrims can now take darshan simultaneously. The huge turnout of pilgrims leading to hours waiting for darshan. In that situation, VIP visit deepens the problem.  Rudraprayag District administration has taken several decisions keeping in view the convenience of the devotees. He said that now VIPs has also been included in the line of common devotees. The District Magistrate says that after the 10 devotees in the queue outside the Temple premises, 1 VIP devotees will be included in the line. It will not cause any problems to the common pilgrims.

Hemkund Sahib reopens for the devotees on Saturday 01 June

June 01, 2019

Located in the high Himalayas, the holy shrine of Hemkund Sahib is open for public on Saturday 01 June at 10:30 am in the Morning. On the very first day, around 10000 pilgrims paid their obeisance at the holy temple. On Saturday morning, the first group of devotees led by Panch Pyares reached the holy shrine from Ghangharia. Thousands of devotees also took a holy dip in the Hemkund Sarovar on the auspicious occasion.

GMVN started booking of Helicopter Services

May 27, 2019

GMVN has started booking tickets for 02 Helicopter services for Kedarnath Dham. GMVN will operate Heritage Aviation and Krystal Aviation helicopter services from Sersi helipad. The tickets booking for these helicopter services will be done from GMVN Tourist Rest House at Guptkashi and GMVN TRH at Rampur. Now total of 09 Helicopter services are operational for Kedarnath from Phata, Sersi, and Guptkashi.

Second Kedar “Madhyamaheshwar Temple” opens to Devotees

May 21, 2019

After the winter migration, the door of second Kedar Madhyamaheshwar Temple was opened today at 11:00 am in the morning. On Monday, the palanquin of Baba Madhameshwar reached the final stop Gondar village for the night stay. The villagers worshiped the Lord with flowers and Sweets. Baba Madmaheshwar’s doli arrived at Gondar village at 10.30 am. Chief priest Bagesh Ling worshiped the palanquin of Lord. Earlier this morning, at 7 am, chief priest of the temple offers prayer at the Rakeshwari temple located at Ransi village. After all religious formalities, at 8.00 am, the Doli of God Madhameshwar, departing from Ransi village, left for his dham. After reaching dham, chief priest worshipped the temple and opens the door to the devotees at 11:10 am.

07 Heli Companies to Provide Kedarnath Yatra

May 21, 2019

Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) has given license to 07 Heli companies to operate in Kedarnath Dham. Along with this, the heli fare has also been fixed by Govt. One side fare has been decided separately from different places. In this order, the fare has been fixed from Rs.2470 to Rs.4275. Authorities have appealed to pilgrims not to pay more than the fixed rent in any form. According to R. Rajesh Kumar, Additional Chief Executive Officer of UCADA, a total of 07 companies have been given permission under the heli service for Kedarnath Yatra. Of which 05 companies have started operations.

Portals of Fourth Kedar ‘Rudranath’ open for the pilgrims

May 19, 2019

Famous as one of the Panch Kedars, the fourth Kedar “Rudranath’ threw its doors open for the devotees on Sunday. Following the grand ceremony, valves were opened amid chanting of Vedic mantras at five early in the morning. Approximately 500 pilgrims did darshan of Lord Shiva after the doors opened. The holy Rudranath temple is located 2286 mts above sea level surrounded by bugyals. The sacred palanquin of Rudranath reached Rudranath temple late in the evening crossing bugyals and icebergs. The doors were then opened after arti at 4’o clock in the morning. The chief priest Ashu Tiwari did ornamentation of the deity after it. The pilgrims and local devotees present in the temple paid obeisance and made wishes to God.

Chardham rail project will be complete in ten years

May 17, 2019

Millions of pilgrims going to Char Dham Yatra are getting very soon in connection with the railway connectivity. The entire route plan has been prepared by Indian Railway for the Chardham Yatra. 10 years later, the pilgrims will be able to travel Chardham through the train. The final survey of this ambitious project of the Central Government has been completed. 50,000crore rupees will be spent on the project. The Central Government has started this ambitious project to connect Chardhams of Uttarakhand to the rail network. Railway Vikas Nigam Limited has completed the final survey of this project.

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