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Fast Fact

Badrinath: 3,133 m
Kedarnath: 3,581 m
Gangotri: 3,140 m
Yamunotri: 3,291 m

Summer: 18 - 6 C
Winter: Sub-zero - snow bound

May to June and September to October (Temples remain closed from November, i.e., after Diwali till the end of April due to inclement weather)

Languages spoken:
Gujarati, Hindi and English

STD Code:
 Badrinath: 01381
Kedarnath: 01364
Gangotri: 01377
Yamunotri: 01375

Tourism Office:
The Manager, Tourist Rest House
GMVN, Badrinath,
Tel: 01381 222212;

The Manager, Tourist Rest House
GMVN, Kedarnath,
Tel: 01364 263228;

Asst. General Manager (Tourism)
Yatra Office, GMVN Ltd., Shail Vihar
Haridwar Bye Pass Road
Rishikesh 249201
Tel: 0135 2431793/ 2648/1783
Fax: 2430372
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Website: &

Uttaranchal Tourism
103 Indra Prakash Building
21 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi.
Tel: 011 23350481/23712246
Fax: 23320109.

India Tourism,
Government of India,
88 Janpath,
New Delhi
Tel: 011 23320005/23320008
Fax: 23320109

The temples of Lords Shiva and Vishnu at Kedarnath and Badrinath, respectively, and those dedicated to Goddesses Ganga and Yamuna at Gangotri and Yamunotri, respectively, have been venerated pilgrimages for centuries.

Once reached only on foot after treacherous treks, they are now easily accessible by road. These shrines popularly known as the 'Char Dham', open from mid-May till Diwali, and are visited by thousands of pilgrims, seeking salvation, during the season.

The shrines and the places on route to them are shrouded in myth that serves to enhance the powerful spiritual influence of the Char Dham.
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