Char Dham Yatra 2017

It has been a dream of mine and my mum’s to visit India for a while. I am so lucky to say that we were able to fulfill that dream upon returning last month from a once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget!

The purpose of our trip was the Char (four) Dham (abode) Yatra (journey). In essence, the Char Dhar Yatra is a highly revered pilgrimage for Hindus and one is considered very fortunate if they are able to complete it. There are four sites that have temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and are located high in the Himalayan Mountains at the glacial sources that eventually form the sacred Yamuna and Ganges Rivers.

Here is a basic map I created (not to scale of course) to show our journey:

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