Festivals Celebrated in Chardham Destination

Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand not only famous for their Spirirtual bliss but also their rich culture, tradition food, and vibrant fairs & festivals held on an auspicious day related with these Chardham. A journey of Chardham also give an opportunity to visit and explore the traditional occasions having more spiritual celebration. There are some cultural fair celebrated by temple committee & local people to please the Deity and keep alive our tradition alive.

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Yamunotri Dham

Krishna Janamasthmi
Celebrated in Krishna paksh of Bhado month (August & September) celebrated as birth ceremony of lord Krishna. Devotee keep fast and worship Lord Krishna and celebrated birth timing (midnight) of the day. Every temple of lord Krishna decorated and illuminated, As Yamuna is consort of lord Krishna so this festival has an important place in heart of devotee.

Vijaya­dashmi
Celebrated on the DayVijayadashmi. This festival celebrate the occasion when lord Rama killed the Ravana. A special pooja and worship is performed at temple and a big Fair organized by locale.

Diwali
A day celebrated in all around the India. When lord Rama reached at Ayodhya after victory over Ravana. The people of Ayodhya decorated their houses with Diya of lamp. Thus tradition of celebrate Diwali arise.

Yama Dwitiya
Yama Dwitiya or Bhaiya Duz celebrated after two day of Diwali. As Yamuna performed penance for her Brother Yama so this festival has great important for devotees. This day also the Kapat of Yamuna temple being closed.

Gangotri Dham

Ganga Saptami
This Celebrated in month of Vaishakh(April). On the day of Ganga saptmi Goddess Ganga comes from heaven to earth. Actually this festival celebrated to keep ancient charm and grace of Ganges.

Ganga Dushehra
Celebrated in the month of Jyestha (May) this is the day when lord Shiva released a stream of Ganges from his matted lock, So it is also known as  a birth of Ganges. This day a bath in Ganges wash away all ten sins of mankind and bless moksha or salvation to them. The meaning of Dushhera is Dus –ten and hera- defeat, means ganga wash away all ten types of sin of peoples.

Kedarnath Dham

Shiva Ratri /Maha Shivratri festival
This is the day when head priest of Kedarnath declared the date of opening of Kedarnath shrine. This is the day Lord Shiva got married with Parvati So this Day worship of lord Shiva has a great importance. It is a special occasion at Kedarnath valley. The local people called this festival as Syuraat. The children of local village made sculpture of God and animals by soil in evening and worship these deity in morning with more joy and spirituality. This is a tradition to hang a bunch of Barley at the door and make wish to lord Shiva happiness and prosperity to all family members. A special delicious local cuisine ARSA also cooked by devotee.

Ghoga Mata Festival

Ghoga Mata Festival
Dedicated to goddess Ghoga Mata this festival celebrated in month of Chaitra. Celebrated for a week this festival also known as flower festival during this month kedar valley get blossom of flowers. Legend- it is believed that Ghogha mata is a daughter of Lord Shiva & Parvati, Lord Shiva worshiped Ghoga Mata to please her for eight day from than this festival celebrated.

Badrinath Dham

Mata Murti Ka Mela
Mata Murti is a mother of Lord Badrinath this day a special pooja and worship perform to Mother Murti. A big fair is held at badrinath to grace this occasion in month of September. 

Badri Kedar Festival
This festival celebrated both places Badrinath and Kedarnath in month of june. This festival celebrated for a week and various artists of different part of india participate in this occasion. This festival give a good opportunity to see a glimpse of culture of Garhwal Uttarakhand. Other festival celebrated with special rituals are Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Nag-panchami & Holi.

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Kashmir – An Evergreen Tourist Destination

Attractions of Kashmir

Seeing the Beauty of Kashmir the Noorjahan Queen of Jahangir said above lines and described the beauty of Kashmir only in on lines, there is nothing rest to describe more about after read above word by Noorjahan.

Situated in the lap of Himalayas Jammu Kashmir is a crown of India. Kashmir consists of three regions Jammu, Kashmir, and ladakh. These regions have its own uniqueness & diversity in attractions. In Summer Kashmir act as Capital of J&k state while Jammu in winters.

kashmir

As we talk about Jammu it’s called as city of Temples  as having numerous famous shrines blessing peoples like Vaishnodevi, Sudh Mahadev, Shiv Khori etc in spites of these Kashmir valley  is very famous for its scenic attractions, snow capped mountain, beautiful landscape, meadows, gorges valley, conifers, lakes, Houseboats, Famous Mughal Gardens, monuments, holy shrines, adventurous sports, wild life park many  more to  attracts every natures of peoples, while Ladakh seems as Mini Tibet showing the beautiful valley, landscape Buddhist culture and famous Monasteries.

Ranging from 1850 meters to 5000 meters (16000ft) state Jammu and kashmir surrounded by Pir- Pranjal range of Himalayas.

Prime attraction in Jammu

Vaishno Devi- Katra Vaishno Devi- 61 km from jammu Vaisno devi shrine is famous Hindu shrine holding the strong belief & faith of devotee. Thousands of devotee visit shrine per year at Vaishno devi.

Patnitop – An unexplored destination now getting popularity for its scenic beauty,  adventures sports like paragliding, skiing, trekking, and Ballooning etc.

Raghunath temple- Very famous and ancients Temple dedicated to Lord Rama.

Bahu fort / Baghe-e-Bahu- 5 km from City constructed over 3000 years ago by King Bahulochan, a Majestic fort and Beautiful Garden have its own charm. Besides these other attractions are Manasar lake, Sanasar lake, Sudh Mahadev, Kud, Mantalai, Shiv Khori etc.

Prime attraction of Kashmir

Srinagar (special for Sikara ride, House boat, Tulip Garden Fishing, world Famous Mughal Garden Shalimar garden, Nishat Bagh),

Gulmarg (skiing, winter sports, Gondola ride, Pony ride and natural Beauty), Sonmarg (popular as Valley of Gold famous for snow capped Mountain and scenic beauty )

Pahalgam (known as Valley of shepherd, grassland, landscape)

Dal lake (showing aquatic life of Kashmir you can enjoy Shikara ride & House boat).  

Hajratbal shrine (where sacred hair of Prophet Muhammad enshrined), Shankracharya temple (having the memories of Lord Shankaracharya Visited while going to Amarnath ji)  

Kheer Bhawani (A shakti peeth of Goddeess Durga a famous fair held at temple in Navratri)

Tulip Garden (more than five hundreds variety of tulip flowers at Garden),

Jama Masjid (a very holy place for Muslim)

Baba Amarnath ji (a Popular Hindu shrine holding the strong belief of devotee) & Dachigam national Park (famous for Himalayan Flora and Fauna)

Betab –Auru Valley (famous for Trekking trails, Rafting Camping and scenic natural beauty) etc.

Prime attractions of Ladakh

Having the Bodhhist culture and shrine very famous for its Beautiful landscape and Lake, Monasteries & adventurous Treks & wild life etc.

Alchi Monastery- Made 15 century sourrounded by wooded having carving various mythological animals.

Hemis Monastery- A beautiful colored monastery having the culture of Leh

Lamayuru Monastery-Has house of 400 lamas also a historical site.

Likir Monastery- Give a view of beautiful Gompa, having a school Beautiful archetcure.

Shey palace- Built in 1645 was the summer capital of King very  famous for Buddhist archectures.

Tsu Murriri Lake- Known as house of Birds breeding place of Black nacked Crane, Bar headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck

Pang gong Tsu – A beautiful lake at 4300m home of rare migratory birds like guile and BrahmininDuck

nubra valley

Nubra valley-(view of Siachen glaciers, cultures and varity of flowers)

Zanskar (falls in Kargil district popular rafting and trekking site)

How to get J&K

By Air: Jammu and Kashmir has three domestic airports at Jammu, Srinagar and Leh that are connected to Delhi and Mumbai and other major cities of India..

By Train : Jammu tavi  is nearest and main Rail Head having the direct links with other city of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and other important destinations in India. While Srinagar and Leh there no Railhead connections, Jammu 305 km from Srinagar. Jammu Tawi is connected by rail to

By road: Jammu is connected via NH 1A, to all others parts of India. The roads are well maintained and linked with  Amritsar (243 km), Chandigarh (436 km), Delhi (586 km) and Katra (48 km). J&K State Road Transport Corporation, other state roadways buses and private deluxe, air conditioned buses link places in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh to Jammu.