Kedarnath, Yamunotri close for winters

The sacred portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines in Garhwal Himalayas were closed on Saturday for winters after elaborate rituals held amid chanting of vedic hymns.

Portals of Hemkund Sahib to close tomorrow for winter season

The sacred portals of Hemkund Sahib - a famous Sikh shrine in Garhwal Himalayas - will be closed Friday for six months due to the onset of winter during which the area remains snowbound and inaccessible.

Weather clears in Uttarakhand; pilgrims leave for `Char Dham`

The weather was clear in most parts of Uttarakhand today except light to moderate rain at isolated places, allowing `Char Dham` pilgrims to leave for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

More workers to be deployed for Kedarnath route reconstruction

In a bid to speed up reconstruction of roads on `char dham` pilgrimage route, the Uttarakhand government decided to deploy 800 workers on the Gaurikund-Rambada stretch en route to Kedarnath.

Restoration of Char Dham routes on at full pace: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said all motorable and pedestrian routes to the Himalayan shrines will be in place before the Char Dham pilgrimage begins.

Uttarakhand: Funds sanctioned for disaster-hit districts for road repair

A corpus fund of Rs 10 crore each will be given to the district magistrates of Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi, which bore the brunt of last year`s calamity to ensure that road reconstruction work by the BRO goes on uninterrupted on Char Dham pilgrimage route.

Qureshi calls for facilities for Char Dham pilgrims

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi called for devising an effective formula or passing of a legislation in Parliament offering the same facilities to Char Dham pilgrims as given to Haj pilgrims.

Will complete road restoration in U`khand by April end: BRO

The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free `char dham` pilgrimage this season.

Char dham roads to be constructed by BRO

Char Dham roads damaged extensively in the mid-June deluge in Uttarakhand last year will be constructed and maintained by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), official sources said here on Thursday.

Char Dham Yatra hit by snowfall, rains

The pious Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, which began earlier this month after a gap of three months, has been hit by inclement weather, officials said Saturday.

Shiva devotees flock to Haridwar

Putting behind sad memories of the June calamity, Kanwariyas flocked to temples despite heavy rains here on the first Monday of the month of `Sawan` on Monday to offer holy waters of the Ganga to Lord Shiva.

Char Dham to be reconstructed in much better way: Chiranjeevi

The devastation caused at the `char dham` pilgrimage circuit by floods in Uttarakhand recently has served the tourism ministry "a good lesson".

Rs 195 crore package for renovation of `Char dham`

A Rs 195 crore-package was announced by the government on Friday for reconstruction of the `Char Dham` pilgrimage circuit, which was badly affected by the Uttarakhand rain disaster.

Tourism in Uttarakhand worst hit by calamity

May and June are considered peak season for tourism in Uttarakhand with hotels registering 100 percent occupancy.