“The Chardham Yatra consists of a visit to the four spiritual towns where the great almighty is seated in four different directions of India. They include Badrinath in the north, Puri in the East, Dwarka in the west and Rameshwaram in the south. These holy places provide peace and stability of the mind and soul. The nature is in its full glory which makes this experience to remember throughout your lifetime. In the present year, Chardham Yatra 2012 would be visited by thousands of pilgrims who would flock these places from every corner of the world. The number of pilgrims is rising every coming year. They visit these destinations in order to get rid of their bad karmas and to attain salvation.
It is a common belief that Adi Guru Shankaracharya had set up this tour to link people from all parts of the world. Every Hindu pilgrim believes that one must go for the Chardham Yatra at least once in his lifetime. A visit to all these holy shrines ensures that the sins of the devotees are washed away. It provides an amazing experience and this way you would be able to attain salvation.
Shri Badrinath Dham: It is located in the North India and is a seat for Lord Vishnu as Badrinath. Amongst all Dhams, it is the most important Dham of all. It is situated in the center of Garhwal Hills which is located on the banks of the River Alaknanda. It is considered that the Garhwal king constructed this temple.
Dwarka: It is situated in the state of Gujarat in the western direction of India. It is very close to Gomti River and is also known as the home of Lord Krishna. This city was built by Vishwakarma and the most spectacular beauty can be viewed during the Aarti ceremony.Jagannath Puri: This town is located in the state of Orissa in the eastern part of India. It is the only holy Indian Temple where Goddess Radha is worshipped along with Lord Krishna. The main temple is located on a beach and over 900 years ago.Rameshwaram: This holy town is located in the south side of the country. The temple was built exactly on the place where Ram Setu Bridge was built by Lord Rama. The temple is also counted amongst the 12 Jyotirlings in India.”