According to Hindu Mythology, auspicious yatra of Chardham should be undertaken from west to east in clockwise direction. This means Yatra start from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri Temple, Kedarnath Temple and terminates at Badrinath Temple. While planning a Chardham Yatra, you must be thinking of exploring some other nearby attractions to enjoy the natural beauty closely. CharDham Yatra is the most popular spiritual yatra starting from April-May and continues till Oct-Nov every year in Uttarakhand, India. There is a traditional system of commencing pilgrimage to the four shrines of Uttaranchal state, starting from Yamunotri and then Gangotri, the pilgrimage to Sri Kedarnath follows next. At Yamunotri and Gangotri, the pilgrims take bath in the sacred rivers and get cleansed their body and soul and then get ready for further pilgrimage to Sri Kedarnath. The Pilgrims also carry Ganga-water from these places to offer to the Linga of Shiva at Kedranath. Now Uttarakhand is also trying to promote Winter CharDham Yatra, which will include Kharsali, Mukhba, Ukhimath and Joshimath. For details visit https://www.chardhamtourism.co.in/chardham-route-map.htm.
Location of CharDham temples
Yamunotri Temple : Yamunotri Temple is located 223 kms from Rishikesh.
Gangotri Temple : Gangotri Temple is located 105 kms from the town of Uttarkashi.
Kedarnath Temple Kedarnath Temple is located 223 kms from Rishikesh.
Badrinath Temple : Badrinath Temple is located 298 kms from Rishikesh and 48 km from Joshimath