Chardham Yatra or Char Dham temple tour is the most holy pilgrimage tour to four prominent abodes in Hinduism. In 2017, in fact every year, Chardham Yatra opening dates occur during Akshaya Tritiya.
In 2017, Yamunotri temple opening date is April 28. Gangotri will also open on April 28.
Usually, Kedarnath temple opening date is decided on Maha Shivaratri. And Badrinath temple opening date is decided on Basant Panchami.
The kapat of Shri Kedarnath Temple will open on 3rd May 2017 at 8:50 AM.
The kapat of Shri Badarinath Temple will open on 6th May 2017 at 4:15 AM.
Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath temples are popularly known as Chardham temples. Every year tens of thousands of devotees visit the Chardham temples. Visiting all the four temples is considered as Char Dham Yatra. Devotees start booking tickets 3-4 months in advance for Chardham Yatra. Usually Chardham Yatra closing dates occur during Diwali and Bhai Dooj.
The best season to visit Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath temples is – May to June and September to October.