Thursday, 5 June 2014
Enjoying Char Dham Yatra in Full Comfort Now Possible
The Hindus have been famous for their pilgrimages from time immemorial. Even in modern India, avid Hindus go on some of the most treacherous pilgrimages known to man. There are four especially tough pilgrimages known as Char Dham that are very popular with the devoted Hindus. These four places are Gangotri, the origin of the Ganges, Yamunotri, the origin of the Yamuna, Badrinath, the abode of Vishnu and Kedarnath, the abode of Lord Shiva. The Char Dham Yatra or tour used to be the toughest pilgrimages till the other day on account of not only poor roads but also a lack of decent places to stay near the temples.
Today, the Char Dham tour is just another journey, thanks to the Chardham Camps that have been set up near each of the Char Dhams. Therefore, there is the a camp at Joshimath near Badrinath, at Guptkashi near Kedarnath, at Barkot near Yamunotri and at Harsil near Gangotri. All these camps offer a great deal of comfort in places known for their inhospitable terrain and adverse climate conditions. These comforts and good living condition have actually made the Char Dham Yatra easy for the pilgrims.
The Char Dham Camps set up for the Char Dham tour and its pilgrims offer a standard of living that is in keeping with the sensitive conditions of the area. The accommodation is however superior to that of any hotel in Chardham. It consists of tented accommodation with attached baths and toilets having running hot and cold water. Multi-cuisine dining facilities serve excellent vegetarian food from different regions in India. There are other amenities too such as assistance for shrine visit and hot water bottles at sundown.