Char Dham Yatra Opening and Closing Dates 2019

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Chardham Yatra Opening and Closing Dates 2019 - Opening and Closing dates for Chardham 2019

Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage tour which is devoted to the four well-known places of Hindu devotion. All the four pilgrimage destinations are situated in Himalayan mountain range of Uttrarakhand. It is believed that a journey during the lifetime made to these pilgrim places washes away all the sins of a human being.
The four famous destinations of Char Dham Yatra are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Badrinath is devoted to Lord Vishnu, Kedarnath to Lord Shiva, Yamunotri to Goddess Yamuna and Gangotri to Goddess Ganga.

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The holy Chardham yatra start from April-May and continues till Oct-Nov every year. April to June is the best time for Char Dham Yatra, as you can enjoy the picturesque beauty of the atmosphere with most comfortable weather and climate.

Note: Char Dham Temple are open for 6 months only. During winters the temples are closed and unreachable due to heavy snowfall. Now, Govt is planning to support Winter Char Dham during winters.

2019 Opening Dates of Char Dham Yatra Temples (approx date as final dates are not decided yet)


Opening Dates of Char Dhams in 2019 Closing Dates of Char Dhams in 2019
Yamunotri Dham : 07 May 2019
Gangotri Dham : 07 May 2019
Kedarnath Dham : 08 may 2019
Badrinath Dham : 10 may 2019
Yamunotri Dham : 29 Oct 2019 (Tentative Date)
Gangotri Dham : 29 Oct 2019 (Tentative Date)
Kedarnath Dham : 29 Oct 2019 (Tentative Date)
Badrinath Dham : 09 Nov 2019 (Tentative Date)

Yamunotri Temple – The Yamunotri place of worship Kapat (Gate) opens on Akshaya Tritiya and close down on Yama Dwitiya day every year.
Gangotri Temple – The Gangotri place of worship Kapat (Gate) opens on Akshaya Tritiya day and closes with the beginning of the Diwali celebration.
Kedarnath Temple – The opening and shutting of the Kapat(Gate) of Kedarnath place of worship is chosen by sanctuary board of trustees upon the arrival of Maha Shivratri. For the most part, the place of worship closes on the Yama Dwitiya day (the day following Diwali ) every year.
Badrinath Temple – if there should be an occurrence of the Badrinath place of worship, the Kapat (Gate) opening date is chosen the event of Basant Panchami by head cleric every year while the end date is chosen by Mandir advisory group on the event of Vijayadashami every year.

Few Questions and Answers on the dates of Char Char Dham Temples

What time is Yamunotri Dham opened and closed?
The Yamunotri Temple opens on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya and closes on Yama Dwitiya (the second day after Diwali)

At what time is Gangotri Dham opened and stopped?
The Shrine of Gangotri on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. The temple closes on the day of Diwali.

At what time is Kedarnath Dham opened and closed?
The opening date of Kedarnath Temple is fixed and decided on the Shiva Ratri. The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed on Yama Dwitiya (second day after Diwali i.e. on Bhai Dooj).

What time is Badrinath Dham opened and closed?
The opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed on Basant Panchami by Raj Purohit and closure date is fixed on Vijaydashmi by Mandir Committee.



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