Chardham Yatra will start from 28 april onward in 2017. Gangotri and Yamunotri Temples will open on 28 april while Kedarnath will open on 3rd may and Badrinath will open on 6th may.
Chardham Yatra, 1000 kms long pilgrimage circuit is biggest blessing for people in garhwal as tourism in the area is very important for lively hood of people. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath four temples commonly called chardham (four holy abode) are temple in himalaya which are closed in winters due to snow fall and opens in summer season. It attracts thousands of pilgrims in the area. In 2016 approx 500000 – 700000 people visited chardham. Apart from chardham hemkund sahib will open on 25 may along with valley of flowers.