Uttarakhand is always the first choice for pilgrims. Most of the Hindu pilgrims say Uttarakhand is also a heaven. There are many places to make a perfect pilgrimages tour. Haridwar, Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Rishikesh, Yamunotri, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple and many more. According to the Hindu holy texts, the sacred sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, collectively constitute the Char Dham and rank among the holiest of all the pilgrimages in India.

Pilgrims on the Char Dham pilgrimage of Uttarakhand usually visit Yamunotri and Gangotri and bring back the sacred waters from the origins of the rivers Yamuna and Ganga and pay obeisance to Kedareshwara. Undertaking a journey to these places will not just wash away your sins but ensures release from the cycle of birth and death. It is also said that heaven and earth converge in these holy spots, and to be born or die here is luck only the very fortunate have.

The traditional pilgrimages follow the route of Haridwar - Rishikesh - Deo Prayag - Tehri - Dharasu - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Triyugnarayan - Gaurikund and Kedarnath. This route is in accordance with the Hindu ritual of parikrama or clockwise circumambulation. However, a possible alternative is the trail to Kedarnath from Rishikesh is via Deoprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Agastmuni, Guptkashi, and Gaurikund.

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