Over 2.50 lakh devotees have registered for Chardham Yatra so far, said Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council (UTDC), ANI reported.
The UTDC further said that for Kedarnath Dham
, 1.39 lakh registrations have been done, and for Badrinath Dham
, 1.14 lakh registrations have been confirmed.
The doors of Gangotri-Yamnotri will be opened to the pilgrims on April 22. While Kedarnath will open on April 25 and Badrinath Dham on April 27.
The Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is one of the most popular Hindu
pilgrimages in India. This pilgrimage is a tour of four holy sites – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri – nestled high up in the Himalayas. All these locations are believed to be highly sacred by the Hindu religion. It is the ultimate desire of every Hindu to visit the holy shrines at least once in a lifetime to attain salvation (Moksha).