Tourist & Travel Information about Chardham Yatra

Tourist Information Centre

Uttarakhand tourism & state government performing a considerable work & efforts to promote tourism and giving more facility and services to pilgrims and tourist. Establishments of various tourist information centre & helpline number assist to pilgrims in every situation. Role and importance of these information centers in Chardham Yatra increases as the flow of pilgrims increases. You can easily get the information about Yatra like opening & closing date of Kapat of Chardham shrine, nearest hospitals, police station, post office, tourist rest houses, local cuisine, places of attraction, history, culture & mythological importance of tourist places, transportation charges, helicopter tickets, whether condition, road blockage & route directions etc. These state’s Government tourist office is open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Tourist Information Center Dehradun (Head Office)
Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Paryatan Bhawan)
Garhi Cantt. Dehradun – 248001 (India)
Contact No – 91-135-2559898, 2559987
E-mail : UTDB- dd-tourism-ua@nic.in

Tourist Information Centre of Uttarakhand

Tourist information center Haridwar – Phone no: 0133-4227370.
Tourist information center Rishikesh – Phone no: 91-135-2431793, 2431783, 2435174, 2430799
Tourist information center Srinagar – Phone no: 01346250065
Tourist information center Rudraprayag – Phone no: 01364-233995
Tourist information center Kedarnath – Phone No: 01364-263218
Tourist information center Guptkashi – Phone No: 01364 – 267221
Tourist information center Joshimath – Phone: 01389-222226, 9568006667
Tourist information center Badrinath – Phone No: 01381-222212
Tourist information center Uttarkashi – Phone no: 01374222271
Tourist information center Jankichatti – Phone no: 01375235639
Tourist information center Barkot – Phone no: 01375-224236

Travel Tips & Things to Carry for Char Dham

  1. If inquire for direction ask only shopkeepers make sure at least two, or use services of Govt. tourist Information Center.
  2. Due to climate changes may suffer with throat sore so carry some throat relieving tablets. or gargles with salt warm water.
  3. Boiled and fried food is better & safer avoid cold or raw vegetable, bitter salad or ice. Always carry a hand sanitizer.
  4. Keep a small first box with having some pain killer, anti fever, cough-cold tablets, antibiotic, antiseptic cream, bandages etc.
  5. Keep always with yourself a Touch and lighter as electric city light may go off at any time.
  6. If you are carry Handy cam, Digital Camera, mobile phone so carry additional battery because availability of electricity at every place is fluctuate.
  7. Do not take photo at prohibited places and temples. Also respect the sentiments local peoples.
  8. Carry some woolen clothes with yourself as you travel at high altitude region.
  9. Your physical and mental health should be good as you will trek at high altitude about 14000ft. if necessary carry a small oxygen cylinder.
  10. Before yatra do some practice of walking approx 4 to 5 km daily.
  11. Always hired a registered Porters, Pony or doly. Walk with dolies or pony as they carry your luggage.
  12. Keep some dry food, biscuits, Sugar, Candies, Glucose powder, milk powder, assorted dry fruits, honey or lemons, Water bottle, spoons, tumblers, saucers and plates.
  13. Please consider environments, don’t throw wrappers of chips, chocolates, polythene, cold drink bottle, water bottle etc. on road or in the forest. Use dustbin.
  14. Carry enough money with yourself for personal expenses as ATM is very rare.
  15. Non veg meal, alcohol is completely prohibited in yatra route.
  16. Avoid a rest where board of caution indicated.
  17. Avoid carry jewellery.
  18. Don’t endeavor to clean hands, feet, clothes or bath in the rivers while there is no special ghat or place.
  19. Make sure your vehicle has fitness and necessary permits to route of yatra. AC is not working on hill drive.

Travel Tips for Rainy Season

  • Carry a synthetic or plastic bag for wet clothes. Also carry a water proof bag.
  • Try to keep leg dry to avoid fungal infections.
  • In rainy carry an umbrella or raincoat.

Helpline Number

Gangotri &  Yamunotri Region
Ambulance, Police, Fire- 108
Commissioner Garhwal Pauri- 01368-222300
DM Uttarkashi- 01374222280/222102
SP Uttarkashi- 01374-222116/222102
Tourist info.Center Uttarkashi- 01374274761
GMOU Rishikesh- 0135-2430074
Taxi stand Rishikesh- 0135-2430413

Badri – Kedar Region
Ambulance, Police, Fire- 108
DM Rudraprayag– 01364-233300/233376
SP Rudraprayag– 01364-233210/233388
Badri-Kedar Temple Committee Joshimath– 01389-222124
DM Chamoli- 01372252102/252101
SP. Chamoli- 01372252134/252133
Tourist Information Center Gopeswar- 01372253185

Hospitals

Yamunotri Route- Damta, Naugaon, Barkot Hospital, Brahmkhal prathmi swath Kendra, Syanchatti, Janaki Chatti, Yaminotri.

Gangotri Route- Nagun, Chinyalisaur, Dunda, Uttarkashi, Maneri, Bhatwari, Harsil, Gangotri.

Kedarnath Route- Ukhimath, Kalimath, Chopta, Guptkashi, Gaurikund, Kedarnath

Badrinath Route- Joshimath, Chamoli, Pipalkoti, Birahi, Badrinath

Weather in Chardham

Yamunotri & Gangotri

Climate
summer – Temperature temp 15 – 22 C (cool) in Day, 5 to 10 5 C (cold in night).
Winter – Snow covered below zero.
Clothing
Summer – light to medium woolen
Winter – heavy woolens.
Rainy – June , July August

Kedarnath

Climate
Summer : – Temp 12 to 18 C in Day (pleasurable), temp 0 to 5 C (very cold in night)
Winter: – Snow covered below zero.
Clothes: – Light woolen to heavy woolen
Rainy: – June, July, August

Badrinath

Climate
Summer – Temp 15 to 20 C in Day (pleasurable), temp 5 to 10 C (cold in night)
Clothing – Light woolen to Medium woolen
Rainy – Heavy rain in June , July, August

Geography
The Journey of Chardham started from shivalik ranges of Himalaya to snow covered mountain Himalaya. You can visit beautiful valley, mountains hills, crossed fast flowing rivers, walk long hilly treks. During your journey you explore the different species of flora & fauna occur in Himalaya  like musk deer and Bhojpatra tree and Brahm Kamal.

Haridwar

950 feet

Rishikesh

1220 feet

Mussoorie

6500 feet

Barkot

4200 feet

Yamunotri

10750 feet

Uttarkashi

3700 feet

Gangotri

10300 feet

Rudraprayag

1800 feet

Guptkashi

4350 feet

Gaurikund

6500 feet

Kedarnath

11750 feet

Pipalkoti

4050 feet

Badrinath

10500 feet

Devprayag

1500 feet

Srinagar

1400 feet

How to Reach Chardham

There are following accessible links connect the devotee to their Chardham yatra-
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, in Dehradun, 41 km. regular flights of Deccan & jet airways is operated from Delhi(220 km). from Dehradun devotee can hire Helicopter services for Chardham.
By Rail: Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh are Connected by mail, express and well as superfast trains like Shatabdi. This station has links with important cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Howrah, Varanasi, Allahabad, Ahmadabad, Ujjain, Amritsar, Dehradun, Lucknow, etc. Rest journey by Road or by Helicopter.
By Road: From Haridwar & Rishikesh a pilgrim can hire private cab, for their Yatra or can hire a seat of Bus operated by govt as well as Private operater for Chardham. From Rishikesh there are too much private buses operated by TGMO and Uttarakhand transport for Chardham Yatra.

Chardham Distance from Rishikesh

Yamunotri – 221 km
Gangotri – 270 km
Kedarnath – 234 km
Badrinath – 298 km
Joshimath – 254 km
Devpryag – 71 km
Rudraprayag – 139 km
Uttarkashi – 170 km
Haridwar – 24 km
Dehradun – 42 km

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