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Pilgrimage

Uttarakhand is also revered as the 'abode of gods' because of the uncountable ancient temples situated here. Every mountain, every rock and every stream of Uttarakhand is somewhat associated with the mythological background of India. The sacred shrines of Char Dham, holy Panch Prayag, Lord Shiva's Panch Kedar, Lord Vishnu's Panch Badri and numerous other renowned temples are situated in Uttarakhand.


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Home to a myriad holy shrines, the name Uttarakhand is aptly associated with Devbhumi i.e. Land of Gods. Pilgrims from far and wide visit this Himalayan state, seeking salvation and self-purgation. Two of the most revered rivers of the country, namely Ganga and Yamuna originate from Gaumukh (Gangotri) and Yamunotri. The most esteemed pilgrimage circuit of the country incorporates Shri Badrinath and Shri Kedarnath, the holy seats of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva respectively. Another prominent pilgrim-destination in Uttarakhand is the holy town of Haridwar, where the prestigious Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years, attracting millions of devout people from all over the world. Situated close to Haridwar, on the banks of the divine Ganga is Rishikesh, a major centre for Yoga and Meditation

Chardham

Nestled among the serene heights of the great Himalayas are four pilgrim-destinations namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, known collectively as Char Dham. These pilgrimage centres draw the maximum numbers of pilgrims each year

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Rishikesh

In Hindu mythology Lord Vishnu is also addressed as Hrishikesh (or Rishikesh) meaning Lord of the Senses(In Sanskrit

Chardham Package

The Char Dham is the most important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal section of the state of Uttarakhand (formerly the northwestern section of Uttar Pradesh), the circuit consists of four sites

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