More than 2.50 lakh devotees registered so far: Authorities


The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council said on Monday that more than 2.50 lakh devotees have registered for Chardham Yatra so far.
For Kedarnath Dham, 1.39 lakh registrations have been done. While, to visit Badrinath Dham, 1.14 lakh registrations have been made, the UTDC said. The doors of Gangotri-Yamnotri will be opened to the piligrims on 22 April. They informed that Kedarnath will open on 25 April and Badrinath Dham on 27 April.
On Saturday, the officials informed that the Rudraprayag district administration has started preparations for the Chardham Yatra.
“The district administration has started clearing the snow at the Kedarnath Dham and the pedestrian routes of Kedarnath,” the officials had informed.
The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council (UTDC) previously said that it would issue tokens for darshan during the Chardham Yatra.
The Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimages in India. This pilgrimage is a tour of four holy sites – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri – nestled high up in the Himalayas.
The high-altitude shrines remain shut for around six months every year, opening in summer (April or May) and closing with the onset of winter (October or November).