In the serene hills of Uttarakhand, the Char Dham yatra holds immense importance for Hindu devotees. Plan your pilgrimage with precision using the official opening dates for the Char Dham temples in 2024.

Char Dham Yatra 2024 Opening Dates
Badrinath Dham May 12th, 2024, at 6:00 AM
Kedarnath Dham May 11th, 2024
Yamunotri Dham May 10th, 2024
Gangotri Dham May 10th, 2024


Badrinath Dham Opening Date 2024

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the holy Badrinath Dham will open its doors on May 12th, 2024, at 6:00 AM. The date was finalized on Basant Panchami at a ceremony in Narendra Nagar Tehri.

Kedarnath Dham Opening Date 2024

Seek Lord Shiva's blessings at the sacred Kedarnath Dham, opening on May 11th, 2024.

Yamunotri Dham Opening Date 2024

Start your Char Dham yatra at Yamunotri Dham, the source of the Yamuna River, which opens on May 10th, 2024.

Gangotri Dham Opening Date 2024

Pay homage to the holy Ganges River at Gangotri Dham, also opening on May 10th, 2024.

Planning Your Char Dham Yatra 2024

Planning your Char Dham Yatra 2024 requires careful consideration. The four holy shrines open in May, with Yamunotri and Gangotri opening on May 10th, Kedarnath on May 11th, and Badrinath on May 12th. Be prepared for high altitudes, ranging from 3100 meters (Gangotri) to 3584 meters (Kedarnath). The distances from Haridwar also vary, from 210 kilometers (Yamunotri) to 308 kilometers (Badrinath). 

Here are some additional tips for planning your Char Dham Yatra:

  • Book your accommodations and transportation well in advance, especially if you are traveling during peak season.
  • Obtain all necessary permits and registrations.
  • Pack for all weather conditions, as the weather can change rapidly in the mountains.
  • Allow plenty of time for acclimatization to the high altitude.
  • Respect the local culture and traditions.


With careful planning, you can have a safe and enjoyable Char Dham Yatra.