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Char Dham Travel Tips
Whether you are visiting the Chardham
for pilgrimage or adventure, you should behave as a responsible
traveller. If you uphold the key principles of responsible tourism and
make the least impact on the environment, your holidays in
Uttarakhand are going to be more fun and useful than you thought. A
variety of experiences are waiting for you in the region and while you
return from your tour, you will surely want to visit Chardham
over and again. But each time you return, do try to remember a few
travel tips given below.
- While you are in the Chardham region, do keep in mind that
alcohol or non-vegetarian food is not permitted and you have to
abide by it.
- While you visit mythological sites, shrines and temples, you
should remove your shoes and cover your head with a piece of cloth
before entering the premises.
- At all the chardham destinations, there are a number of
restaurants and hotels and you can find one fitting in with your
budget, regardless of which background you come from.
- The chardham or the four pilgrimage destinations are accessible
only for six months (May to October) a year. The region becomes
inaccessible during the other half of the part of the year due to
- If you are planning your trip to Chardham in October-November,
you need to bring along heavy woollens with you to protect from
- The chardham yatra in the Himalayan region can prove to be
tedious if you do not start the preparation for the trip 4 months in
- Though self-managed tours happen to be economical, it is
advisable for your Chardham yatra to go for a guided tour arranged
by an expert local travel agent.
- As per Hindu traditions, a Chardham yatra should be undertaken
from west to east : Yamunotri - Gangotri - Kedarnath - Badrinath.