Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami recently announced the opening dates of the Char Dham Yatra 2023 due to take place in Uttarakhand. He announced the Char Dham Yatra opening dates in the presence of the Tehri royal family on the auspicious day of Basant Panchmi. Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) decides the Char Dham Yatra opening and closing dates every year. These dates are decided based on the Hindu calendar. This temple committee manages the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath.
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Chardham Yatra Opening Dates 2023
In 2023, the Char Dham Yatra will start on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya, which falls on April 22. The gates of Gangotri Dham and Yamunotri Dham will open on April 22. Badrinath Dham will open on April 27, 2023. Kedarnath Dham opening dates will be announced on the holy day of Mahashivratri, which falls on February 18, 2023. The tentative dates for the opening of Kedarnath Dham are April 25-26, 2023.
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The Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage is one of the most popular events in Uttarakhand. Tourists and devotees come from all over the world to pray at the popular shrines and temples in Uttrakhand. Last year in 2022, Badrinath Dham had the maximum number of tourists at 17.6 lakh. 15.6 lakh people visited Kedarnath, Gangotri 6.2 lakh, and Yamunotri had 4.8 lakh tourists. Even Hemkund Sahib, which is the highest altitude gurudwara in the world, had 2.4 lakh people. The total number of pilgrims during the 2022 Char Dham Yatra was more than 45 lakh.
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The Opening and Closing Dates of Char Dham Yatra 2023
|Gangotri Dham||22 April 2023||15 November 2023 (tentative)|
|Yamunotri Dham||22 April 2023||16 November 2023 (tentative)|
|Badrinath Dham||27 April 2023||25 November 2023 (tentative)|
|Kedarnath Dham||26 April 2023 (tentative)||15 November 2023 (tentative)|