Know Here the Dates of Opening and Closing of Chardham Yatra in 2024

A spiritual tour to Chardham is a blessing for any Hindu devotee, who is in search of self-discovery and spiritual satisfaction. The Chardham yatra in 2024 is capable of elongating your horizons and giving you new eyepieces to see the world. Chardham is one of the most revered pilgrimages in Hinduism, on which every Hindu seeks to embark once in his or her lifetime. This religious yatra is organized every year only for merely six months, which starts in April/May.

This holy yatra is also called the ‘Teerth Yatra’, and millions of Hindu devotees take a tour to the divine sites each year to find their solace and peace. The 4 holy shrines combined are referred to as Char Dham. The Yamunotri is dedicated to the goddess Yamuna, the Gangotri is dedicated to the goddess Ganga, the Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and the Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Chardham is not only a tour but a journey that is the excellent amalgamation of what your mind, body, and soul need to align.

Details about the Chardham Yatra Opening and Closing Dates 2024

The opening and the closing date of these 4 revered sites are usually declared by the Char Dham temple committee, Kedar-Badri Mandir Samiti. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that the Chardham Yatra should be processed in a clockwise direction. Hence, the yatra starts from Yamunotri towards Gangotri, follows to Kedarnath, and finally closes at Badrinath. Scroll down to know more details about the opening and closing dates of the four highly revered shrines.

1. The Opening Dates of Chardham Yatra in 2024

Chardham’s Names Opening Date
Gangotri Temple 10th May 2024
Yamunotri Temple 10th May 2024
Kedarnath Temple 12th May 2024
Badrinath Temple 12th May 2024

The opening dates for the Char Dham yatra of 2024 were announced on the holy eve of Basant Panchami on 26 January 2024 by the temple committee of Char Dham. The opening date of Chardham Yatra was announced to be on 18th March 2024 on Maha Shivratri.

Gangotri Temple Opening Date in 2024

The Yatra for Gangotri Dham was scheduled to begin on the holy eve of Akshaya Tritiya, which was scheduled to take place on 10 May 2024 this year.

Yamunotri Temple Opening Date in 2024

The Yatra for Yamunotri Dham was programmed to start on the holy eve of Akshaya Tritiya, which was listed to take place on 10 May 2024.

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date in 2024

On 12th May 2024 date, the Kedarnath Temple Yatra was scheduled to initiate the sacred festival of Akshaya Tritiya by shifting the idol of Lord Kedar from Ukhimath to the main temple.

Badrinath Temple Opening Date in 2024

Badrinath holy home of Lord Vishnu also opens up during the holy eve of Akshaya Tritiya at 4:30 am tentatively on 12 May 2024.

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2. The Closing Dates of Chardham Yatra in 2024

Chardham’s Names Closing Date
Gangotri Temple 12th November 2024 (Tentative)
Yamunotri Temple 12th November 2024 (Tentative)
Kedarnath Temple 14th November 2024 (Tentative)
Badrinath Temple 21st November 2024 (Tentative)

The closing dates of the holy Char Dham are also decided by the temple committee. The closing date of Chardham will be tentatively on 21st November 2024, which will be decided on the holy eve of Vijay Dashmi or Dussehra.

Gangotri Temple Closing Date in 2024

The Gangotri Dham Kapat is shut down for Darshan during the holy occasion of Diwali which is predicted to take place on 12 November 2024 (Next Day of Diwali).

Yamunotri Temple Closing Date in 2024

The holy eve of Bhai Dooj, which is depicted to fall on 12 November 2024, will mark the closing of the Yamunotri Dham.

Kedarnath Temple Closing Date in 2024

On the holy eve of Bhai Dooj, Kedarnath temple will be closed for the winter on the 14 November 2024.

Badrinath Temple Closing Date in 2024

The closing ceremony for Badrinath Dham is set to take place on the auspicious eve of Bhai Dooj which is set to take place on  21 November 2024 date.

Besides holiness, a tour to Chardham has many things to offer from the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas to the lush green valley. See the spiritual side of the county as well as experience the unexplored land. Plan for a trip to Chardham Yatra and encounter the beauty along with spirituality. Contact Tourism of India and our exports will curate bespoke Chardham Yatra Packages for a smooth trip.

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  • Riyan

    I read your article sounds really amazing thanks keep it up.

  • surjeet

    Enjoyed reading the history of Gangotri Dham.