Uttarakhand is also known as Devbhoomi. There are many temples in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand has consistently been extraordinary compared to other the travel industry in terms of pilgrimage sites. So without taking quite a bit of your time, we should take us a glance at a portion of the acclaimed temples of Uttarakhand which ought to be visited once in a lifetime. Is it your first time visiting the place that is known for Gods and you don’t know about the Temples in Uttarakhand you should add to your itinerary? Here some of the temples in Uttarakhand that are a must-visit for all.

badrinath temple- char dham yatra

1: Badrinath Temple

Badrinath is the most significant of the four destinations of well-known Char Dham journey; the other three being Puri, Dwarka and Rameshwaram.Badrinath is well known for its Badrinath Temple that houses Lord Badrinarayan, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.Badrinath is also famous for Panch Badri temples, which are YogDhyan Badri, Vriddha Badri, Bhavishtya Badri, Adi Badri, and, alongside Badrinath sanctuary. A portion of the other fascination of Badrinath incorporates Tapt Kund, NaradKund, Brahma Kapal, Sheshanetra, Charan Paduka, Neelkanth and Mana Village. Devprayag, Vishnuprayag, Rudraprayag, Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, and Pandukeswar are among the other pilgrimage sites on the route to Badarinath.

The best time to visit:May to June and from September to October.

The Badrinath temple is closed from November to April.

kedarnath temple

2: Kedarnath Temple

State: Uttarakhand | District: Rudraprayag

Kedarnath Dham, situated in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, is one of the most vital areas for admirers of Shiva. Kedarnath temple is one of the 12 Jyotir Lingams and is additionally the most significant temple among the Panch Kedars (gathering of 5 Shiva sanctuaries in Garhwal Himalayas). It is additionally one of the huge sanctuaries of the hallowed Chota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, raising the wonder of the spot to facilitate statures. With the beginning of winters, the entrances of the temple are shut on the first day of Karthik (Oct/Nov) in the midst of expound customs, and a moveable symbol of Shiva is moved to Omkareshwar sanctuary in Ukhimath (Rudraprayag locale). The Shiva symbol is invited back and the temple is opened again following a half year in the Vaisakh (Apr/May) time of Hindu schedule.

The best time to visit the Kedarnath temple is from April/May to June and September to October/November.

gangotri temple

3:Gangotri

State: Uttarakhand | District: Uttarkashi

Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges, is one of the four destinations in the Char Dham yatra circuit alongside Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Yamunotri.According to legends, Goddess Ganges appeared as a stream so as to exculpate the sins of King Bhagiratha’s ancestors, after his extreme punishment. Lord Shiva got River Ganges in his thick hair locks, to diminish the effect of her furious stream.Gangotri temple is opened from May and gets shut on the event of Diwali celebration in Oct/Nov. Gangotri sanctuary stays shut during winters as the locale is inclined to substantial snowfall.

yamunotri temple

4: Yamunotri

“The birth place of the Yamuna” Dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, the temple is situated at a height of 3294 m and along the exquisite River Yamuna in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The journey to Yamunotri isn’t finished without preparing potato and rice in the hot spring of Surya Kund close to the sacred place of worship. Devotees offer this in the sanctuary and take the cooked rice home as Prasad. The Yamunotri temple opens in the month of April/May at the beginning of the summer season and closes for winters in the third week of November.
tungnath temple

5:Tungnath (Near Kedarnath)

Tungnath is one of the Panch Kedar temples and at an elevation of 3,680, it is the highest Shiva temple in the world. It is situated on the Chandranath parvat in the Rudraprayag area of Uttarakhand. Tungnath temple opens with the opening of Char Dhams of Uttrakhand, during April/May every year. Throughout the winter season, the temple is shut. Aside from being a popular pilgrimage destination, Tungnath is a famous trekking and adventure destination. The 3 km trek begins from Chopta. It is a steep trek and takes about 3 hours. One of the most mainstream treks that draw people from wide and far to embrace the climb at any time of the year is Chandrashila Peak. The best time to visit Tungnath is from September – October and May -June. Timings: 6 AM – 7 PM  
jageshwar temple in Almora,Uttarakhand

6: Jageshwar Dham

Jageshwar Dham is a gathering of temples devoted to Lord Shiva. There are 124 of all shapes and sizes of temples that look basically delightful with a dazzling background of green mountains. Jageshwar is very much associated with the road network. The road network is the best and effectively accessible vehicle choice. You can either drive to Jageshwar or hire a taxi/cab from Giri Tour and Travels to reach Jageshwar from Delhi or some other close-by urban areas. The temple’s area is perfect for meditation too.

7: Haridwar

 

Haridwar is one of the best tourist Places to visit in Uttarakhand apart from being a popular pilgrimage site in India and also one of the well-known tourist places near Delhi. Haridwar, truly made an interpretation of as Gateway to God, is one of the seven holiest spots for Hindus, situated on the banks of River Ganges.Har-ki-Pauri is the most significant spot of Haridwar where a huge number of individuals take a dip in the sacred waters of the Ganges.Haridwar is one of the venues for well-known Kumbh Mela which happens once in every 12 years. In 2022 Maha Kumbh Mela will be held in Haridwar. Haridwar is situated at an altitude of 315 m.

The best time to visit Haridwar is from October to April.

rishikesh temple uttarakhand

8: Rishikesh

Rishikesh attracts huge no. of sightseers and explorers from all parts of the nation to offer their prayers at this blessed site. Rishikesh has a few popular ashrams and temples. Triveni Ghat, Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple, Swarganiwas Temple and Bharat Mandir are the significant journey destinations in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is currently well known as a Yoga Capital of the World. Consistently during the February month multi week-long International Yoga Festival is hosted here. Rishikesh is likewise well known among adventure tourists as it offers a few activities like mountain biking, bungee jumping, and river rafting.

9: Binsar Mahadev Mandir (Near Ranikhet)

Binsar Mahadev Temple is a well-known Hindu holy place situated at a distance of around 15 km from Ranikhet in Uttarakhand. The temple is encompassed by thick deodar backwoods and lies at an elevation of 2480 m. This is among the most visited temples in Uttarakhand. A big fair takes place here on the event of Baikunth Chaturdashi every year. This place of worship is also known as the Bindeshwar Temple, as it was built by the King Pithu in the loving memory of his dad, known as Bindu. The Binsar Mahadev Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva worshipped here as Bindeshwar.

Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM

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