Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand is not only a pilgrimage that everyone wants to go for spiritual and emotional well being but also for youngsters to travel and unwind from the monotonous lifestyle. But Char Dham yatra is not as easy as it sounds. You need to prepare carefully in order to avoid any hassles and unwanted injuries.
Therefore, in order to make things comprehensible and to give you the glimpse what this life-changing Hindu pilgrimage tour has on offer, we have composed this blog with best travel tips for tourists who are planning to visit Garhwal Himalayas for the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand.
Best Time to Visit:
The Char Dham Yatra takes place between April and October. People also go during monsoons, even though Uttarakhand has notorious rainfall that sometimes leads to a havoc through occasional landslides and road blockage issues. However, the state government has become more alert now and is developing ways to provide pilgrims with comparatively safer pilgrimage tour during the monsoon season. The best time to plan the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is between May and mid-June and in the month of September.
Physical Fitness Matters
As we have mentioned before that this is a challenging journey and it is not everyone’s cup of tea. You are required to be physically & mentally strong and must have good stamina. Heart patients, or person having acrophobia, breathing problems, BP problems must think twice before planning for the strenuous Char Dham Tour. Consultation from a doctor is must be required prior to the journey.
Clothing to carry
The holy shrines are located at the foothills of Uttarakhand and surrounded by snow clad mountain peaks of Himalayas. So, it is important to pack heavy woolen clothes along with warm clothes. Bodywarmers, woolen socks, gloves, scarves, mufflers, caps, trekking/ canvas shoes, jackets, sweaters, shawls etc. are necessary. Taking precautions during the Char Dham travel is so important. So keep yourself safe from unavoidable weather conditions by packing enough warm clothes.
During the Char Dham Trip, there are various other things required to be carried. Some of the major things are like a torchlight, candles & matchboxes, raincoat, umbrella, etc. Apart from all these, carry some quick snacks like dried fruits, chocolates, chips, wafers, glucose biscuits, energy drinks, and most importantly oxygen can. An oxygen can will not only support you in breathlessness while going on steep treks but will also act as a first aid kit essential. Just like you carry essential medicines before leaving for any journey, you must carry a portable oxygen can too if the journey involves high altitude trekking etc.
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Hope this blogpost turns out to be helpful in planning your Char Dham yatra with your loved ones.