The Hindu Guru Adi Shankara built four Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. They are known as the Char Dham that includes Badrinath –Kedarnath –Yamunotri - Gangotri
is the seat of Lord Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan. Apart from the religious significance, the splendid view of the mountains lures visitors to this sacred place.
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun (317 kms.)
The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh
Rishikesh 300 kms, Haridwar 297 kms, Delhi 600kms.
Badrinath is well connected with other hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.
Kedarnath The furthest among the Char Dhams, it is set amidst the stunning mountains of the Himalayas. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are pathways for pilgrims to approach the shrine by foot.
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, at 239 km.
The nearest railhead is Rishikesh, 221 km.
From Rishikesh the distance is 221 kms.
Gangotri and YamunotriGangotri and Yamunotri are the origins of the river Ganga and Yamuna respectively. Situated at an elevation of about 3300 kms above the sea level, they are located at opposite ends. Besides being important pilgrimage spots, these places are frequented by trekkers as there are a number of trekking routes. They are close to the India – China border.
By Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant (26 km from Rishikesh)
By Rail: Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, 249 km.
By Road: Important road distances are Uttarkashi - 97 km, Tehri - 167 km, Dharasu -125 km, Mussoorie - 250 km.