Uttarkashi Police Issues Traffic Advisory For Char Dham Yatra; Here’s All You Need To Know

The Char Dham literally means "four abodes" in Hindi.

by Nikitha Sebastian
Uttarkashi Police Issues Traffic Advisory For Char Dham Yatra; Here’s All You Need To Know

The Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand commenced today, on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya. As lakhs of devotees embark on this holy pilgrimage, traffic management becomes crucial. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey, the Uttarkashi Police have issued a special traffic advisory with rules for various routes.

Traffic Rules For The Various Routes


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  • Rishikesh to Gangotri Dham: Pilgrims starting their journey from Rishikesh to Gangotri Dham will travel via Narendranagar, Chamba, Dharasu Band, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Bhatwadi, and Harsil, before reaching their final destination.
  • Rishikesh to Yamunotri Dham: For those visiting Yamunotri Dham as part of their Char Dham pilgrimage, the route from Rishikesh follows Narendranagar, Chamba, and Dharasu Band. Here, pilgrims take a detour via Brahmakhal, Radi Top, and Dobata before reaching Jankichatti, the gateway to Yamunotri.
  • Dehradun to Yamunotri Dham: An alternate route exists for pilgrims originating from Dehradun. This route traverses Dehradun, Damta, Naugaon, Barkot, and Dobata, and finally reaches Jankichatti.
  • Yamunotri Dham to Gangotri Dham: After visiting Yamunotri, pilgrims travelling onward to Gangotri Dham will take the route from Jankichatti to Dobata, Radi Top, and Brahmakhal. They will then rejoin the main route at Dharasu Band and proceed via Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Bhatwadi, and Harsil to Gangotri.
  • Gangotri to Kedarnath & Badrinath Dham: For those continuing their pilgrimage to Kedarnath or Badrinath Dham after Gangotri, the route goes through Harshil, Bhatwadi, Gangori, Tekhala, Mando, Manpur, Chowringhee, and Lambgaon before reaching Srinagar.
  • Important Diversion for Gangotri to Rishikesh: To avoid congestion on the Harshil, Bhatwadi, Gangotri, and Tekhala bridges, pilgrims returning from Gangotri to Rishikesh will be diverted via Mando, Joshiada, Manera, Badethi, Matali, and Dharasu.

To further ease traffic flow, heavy goods trucks will be prohibited in urban areas from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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Char Dham Yatra


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The Char Dham literally means “four abodes” in Hindi. It refers to a set of four pilgrimage sites in India that are considered sacred by Hindus. These four sites are spread across the four cardinal points of the country, symbolically representing a spiritual journey encompassing all directions.

Traditionally, completing the Char Dham Yatra, or pilgrimage, is a cherished dream for many Hindus. While there’s no prescribed order to visit these sites, some itineraries recommend following a clockwise direction.

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By following these guidelines and staying updated on any additional advisories, pilgrims can navigate the Char Dham Yatra routes efficiently. Remember, a little planning goes a long way in ensuring a safe and memorable pilgrimage experience.

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