Chota Char Dham is an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, consists of four holy sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
The Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath are open only for six months every year between the end of April to the beginning of November.
Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River, only accessible by trek from the town of Hanuman Chatti. The Yamunotri temple has a black marble idol of the Goddess Yamuna, at an altitude of 3,291 metres.
Gangotri is the source of the River Ganga at a height of 3,100 metres on the Greater Himalayan Range. At origin of the river is called Bhagirathi and meets the Alaknanda river at Devprayag, here onwards the river gets the name Ganga – the Ganges.
Kedarnath Temple of Lord Shiva is the first of the Panch Kedar pilgrimage sites in the state of Uttarakhand, Located on the Garhwal Himalayan range. The temple is one of the four major sites of Char Dham in Uttarakhand and also one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams.
Badrinath Temple one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in Garhwal hill tracks in Chamoli district. The temple is one of the four major pilgrimage sites in India, Part of the Char Dham along with Dwaraka, Rameswaram and Puri.
Kedarnath – (14 km trek) Gaurikund – (5 km) Sonprayag – (4 km) Rampur – (9 km) Phata – (14 km) Guptkashi – (7 km) Kund – (19 km) Agastyamuni – (8 km) Tilwara – (8 km) Rudraprayag – (20 km) Gauchar – (12 km) Karnaprayag (20 km) Nandprayag – (11 km) Chamoli – (8 km) Birahi – (9km) Pipalkoti – (5 km) Garur Ganga – (15 km) Helang (14 km) Joshimath – (13 km) Vishnuprayag – (8 km) Govindghat – (3 km) Pandukeshwar – (10 km) Hanumanchatti – (11 km) Shri Badarinath Dham.
By Flight – Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun is the nearest Airport.
By Train: Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Gaurikund.
By Road: Gaurikund is well connected by roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand.