Best time to visit Char Dham Yatra

The Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage circuit in India that includes four sacred sites: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. The best time to visit Char Dham Yatra depends on various factors, including weather conditions and the accessibility of the sites. Here’s a breakdown of the ideal time to visit each destination:

  1. Yamunotri: The temple at Yamunotri is accessible from April to November. The best time to visit is during the summer months, from May to June, and September to October. These months offer pleasant weather, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C. Avoid the monsoon season (July to August) due to heavy rainfall and the winter season (November to April) when the area is covered in snow.
  2. Gangotri: Gangotri is open to pilgrims from April to November. The recommended time to visit is similar to Yamunotri, during the months of May to June and September to October. The temperatures during this period range from 10°C to 25°C. Again, it’s best to avoid the monsoon season and winter months.
  3. Kedarnath: Kedarnath is accessible from May to November. The best time to visit char dham yatra  is from May to June and September to October. During these months, the weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C. The monsoon season and winter months are generally not recommended due to heavy rainfall and extreme cold, respectively.
  4. Badrinath: The Badrinath temple is open from April to November. The ideal time to visit is from May to June and September to October. The temperatures during this period range from 10°C to 20°C. Again, avoid the monsoon season and winter months.

It’s important to note that these are general recommendations, and weather conditions can vary each year. It’s always a good idea to check the current weather forecasts and consult with local authorities or tour operators for the most up-to-date information before planning your trip to Char Dham Yatra.

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Frequently Asked Question

1. What are the pooja Timings

Kedarnath Temple Aarti Timings
The daily ritual at the temple begins at 4:00 AM with Maha Abhishek, and various pooja ceremonies are conducted throughout the day. The day concludes at 7:00 PM with Shayan aarti. However, the temple is open for dharshanarthi from 6:00 AM and closes at 7:00 PM in the evening.

Badrinath Temple Arti Timings

The worship and Abhishek for Lord Badrinath begin at 4:30 AM. You can come for darshanarthi from 7:00 AM when the temple premises open. The temple closes between 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM after the Shayan Aarti. Just like Kedarnath Temple, there’s a break in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM when the temple is closed for dharshanarthi.

Gangotri Temple Arti Timings

Gangotri Temple opens its doors from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM. There’s a short break for bhog from 9:00 AM to 9:10 AM. In the afternoon, the temple closes for Shayan between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Evening aarti takes place from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM. The darshan time varies with the season – from May to June, it’s four hours, and from July to October, it’s one hour.

Yamunotri Temple Arti Timings

Yamunotri Temple opens for dharshanarthi at 6:00 AM and closes at 8:00 PM. There’s a brief closure from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the afternoon. Two types of aarti take place – Mangal Aarti in the morning from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM, and Shayan Aarti in the evening from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

2. What is the cost of VIP darshan at Kedarnath?

This service permits pilgrims to visit the shrine without waiting in lines, and they can avail of this convenience by paying a fee of ₹2,100

3.  How can I register for Chardham Yatra?

If you need assistance with the Chardham Yatra 2023 online registration process, please visit the official Uttarakhand Government website ( and follow the instructions provided on the website to complete your registration.

4.  How can I Book ticket for Helicopter Service Online?

For checking your booking status online, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the IRCTC website at
  2. Click on the “Sign Up” button. Enter your Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, State, and create a password for your login credentials.
  3. Log in using your registered Mobile Number and password.
  4. To book a Helicopter ticket, provide the Chardham Registration Group ID for Group booking or enter the individual registration number for individual booking.
  5. Choose the Helicopter operator and the preferred time slot for the Helicopter service.
  6. Select the passenger details for whom you want to book the Helicopter Service.
  7. If you haven’t already provided ID card details during Char Dham Yatra Registration, enter them for individual passengers.
  8. Validate the One-Time Password (OTP) sent to your registered email ID or Mobile Number.
  9. After OTP validation, click on “Pay & Confirm” while accepting all the terms and conditions.
  10. Choose your preferred payment option and complete the payment for the booking amount.
  11. Upon successful payment, the Payment page will redirect to the booking confirmation page with all the details.
  12. On the booking details page, click on the “Download Ticket” button.

5. What is the rate of Ponies and Palkies  for Kedarnath

You can reserve Ponies and Palkies for the journey to Kedarnath Dham at prepaid counters. Several operators offer horses, mules, and palkies for pilgrims to travel from Gaurikund to the Kedarnath temple. Click Here to Know the Rate

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