Char Dham, tourist spots in Uttarakhand safe: Minister

Dismissing apprehensions of visitors planning to cancel their bookings for Uttarakhand in the wake of the latest earthquake in Nepal, the state government on Wednesday said Char Dham yatra routes and all tourist spots are absolutely safe and there is no need to worry.

Harish Rawat to invite PM to take part in Char Dham Yatra

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday said he would invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in the Char Dham Yatra.

Kedarnath shrine opens its gates for devotees

The gates of the ancient Kedarnath shrine were thrown open for devotees amid elaborate rituals early Friday morning.

Day 1 of Char Dham Yatra logs increased footfalls

After two years, Char Dham Yatra - an annual Hindu pilgrimage in the hill state of Uttarakhand - finally showed signs of picking up on its first day, officials said on Wednesday.

Char Dham Yatra begins today
Char Dham Yatra begins today

Amid frequent rains and snowfall in Uttarakhand, the annual Char Dham Yatra will begin on Tuesday, with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the auspicious occasion of "Akshaya Tritiya".

BJP submits report on Char Dham Yatra preparations to Governor

The Opposition BJP on Monday submitted a report to Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul regarding "improper" arrangements of the annual Char Dham Yatra beginning Tuesday.

Proposal send to ADB to fund project to track char dham yatra pilgrims: Govt

Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Asian Development Bank requesting it to fund a project introducing radio frequency identification technology to track pilgrims in case of a crisis on char dham yatra route.

Uttarakhand likely to get rain, snow

Uttarakhand is likely to get heavy rains and snowfall over the next two days, the weather office here said on Wednesday.

Char Dham Yatra to begin on April 21

The annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand will begin on April 21 during the auspicious 'Akshaya Tritiya' festival, with the reopening of the Gangotri and the Yamunotri shrines in the Garhwal Himalayas, officials said on Sunday.

Uttarakhand CM seeks help of BRO, NHAI ahead of Char Dham Yatra

With Char Dham Yatra scheduled to begin next month, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sought the help of central agencies in improving connectivity on the pilgrimage route saying the task is unachievable without their cooperation.

Preparations on for Kedarnath shrine ahead of Char Dham Yatra

 The Uttarakhand government has constituted a 40-member team of officials to inspect and review the condition of roads in the state ahead of the annual Char Dham Yatra, officials said on Wednesday.

Now, 'Char Dham Yatra' in winter

Priests and temple committees concerned have unanimously approved a proposal to start an annual yatra to places where the char dham deities are worshipped during their winter sojourn.

This year`s char dham yatra not worth its name: BJP

Uttarakhand BJP questioned the rationale of the "haste" showed by the state government in starting the `char dham` yatra when roads damaged in the last year`s flash floods were "not repaired".

Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended

With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities Thursday decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26.

No let up in rains in Uttarakhand

There was no let up in heavy rains across Uttarakhand on Monday with landslides continuing to block traffic on the highways and keeping the char dham yatra suspended for the sixth consecutive day.

Char Dham Yatra halted: Country’s disaster management totters on the edge!

More than 50 million people are affected by natural disasters annually, but despite this the second most populous country in the world suffers from serious lack of disaster preparedness.

Uttarakhand rivers in spate; hundreds of pilgrims stranded

Hundreds of pilgrims continued to remain stranded in Uttarakhand on Thursday with heavy rains lashing the hill state.

Uttarakhand tragedy: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers

Time, it is said, is a great healer. For the hundreds of villagers in Uttarakhand who lost their homes and livelihoods in the flash floods last June 16 and for the thousands all over the country whose loved ones were washed away by the swirling waters, the passage of time has brought no solace. It has, however, added to their pain and anguish for nothing has changed in the hill state, touted as "Gods Own Land".

Uttarakhand CM announces reconstruction plan for Kedarnath shrine

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday announced an elaborate reconstruction and rehabilitation programme for Kedarnath shrine and surrounding areas including erecting protective walls around the famed temple.

Badrinath shrine reopens amid chanting of Vedic hymns

Faith has won over fearful memories of deadly devastation in Uttarakhand. Amid recitals of Vedic hymns and blowing of conch shells, the holy shrine of Badrinath reopened on Monday, a day after prayers began at Kedarnath.