It is the dream of almost every person who is going or planning to visit Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri that they should visit Char Dham once with their family. If you also want to travel to Char Dham with your family, then definitely read this article thoroughly, so that whenever you plan for Char Dham Yatra with your family, you will not face any problems.
How to go on Char Dham Yatra with Family?
If the age of your parents is more than 50 years, then after going from Dehradun, Rishikesh to Haridwar, book a personal car to go to Char Dham from there, because people above 50 years of age have to travel by bus, etc. There might be some trouble doing it.
Now, if we talk about the fare, then if your family members are 3 or even 4 people, then you will easily get the facility of a private taxi to go from Haridwar Rishikesh or Dehradun to any one temple of Char Dham. If you go to visit Char Dham by taking a private taxi, then your family members will not have any problem and you will also visit other places you meet on the way.
How to plan Char Dham Yatra with family?
If the age of your parents is around 50 years, then you should plan to visit only two Char Dham temples at a time because the height of Char Dham temples is around 11,000 feet and in this case sometimes some people They also have to face problems like breathing difficulties, which is called altitude sickness.
If you consider that when young people have trouble breathing when traveling to Char Dham, then how much trouble can be for your parents, so you can visit only two Char Dham temples Kedarnath-Badrinath and Gangotri at a time? Plan Yamunotri, so that they can complete the Char Dham Yatra well and do not get too tired. Let’s go to Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham with our family first and know about its budget.
How to reach Kedarnath Temple?
To go to Kedarnath temple, take a private taxi from Dehradun, Haridwar, or Rishikesh and go to Phata because a helicopter facility is provided from Phata to Kedarnath temple.
You also know that if you go to Kedarnath temple with your parents, then your parents cannot complete the trek of about 16 to 18 km to Kedarnath temple, so if you go from Gaurikund to your parents via horse. If you complete the climb to Kedarnath temple and bring it back down by horse, then the horse fare is also about ₹ 2000-2300 to go from Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple and about ₹ 1000-1500 to come back to Gaurikund, which It turns out to be around ₹ 3000-3500.
On the other hand, if you take your parents from Phata to Kedarnath temple by helicopter, then the fare for a person on both sides becomes around ₹ 4600-4700, which is about ₹ 1000-1200 more than the fare on both sides of the horse. If you use a helicopter instead of a horse to go to the Kedarnath temple, then you can save your family from fatigue and trouble.
Day 2 –
On the second day, you go to Kedarnath temple by helicopter from the helipad of Phata. If the name you and your parents come after 12 noon to Kedarnath by helicopter from Phata, then at 6-7 am on that day you go to visit Triyuginarayan temple, which is about 23 km from Phata. Is located at a distance.
Triyuginarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, but the fame of this temple is attributed to the story of the marriage of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. In front of this temple, you will see a fire burning, which has been burning continuously since the marriage of Lord Shiva and his wife Mata Parvati.
On the second day, after going from Phata to Kedarnath temple, visit Kedarnath temple and stay there for the night in a hotel.
On the third day, at 8-9 in the morning, you should come back to Phata by helicopter from Kedarnath temple.
The journey from Phata to Badrinath
On the third day, you leave for Badrinath from Phata with your parents in your private taxi. The distance from Phata to Badrinath temple is about 210 km. Is. If you leave for Badrinath from Phata even at 11:00 on the third day, then you can reach Badrinath temple in about 7-8 hours. If your family is with you, then you should avoid traveling at night.
On the way from Phata to Badrinath, you will get Garuda Ganga, so do not go to Badrinath on the third day and plan to stay at Joshimath and spend some time near Garuda Ganga, because in all these places you will be able to visit again with your family. Can’t go roaming, so you go while visiting all these places you meet on the way. On the third day, you stay in Joshimath in a nice hotel. There are many homestays in Joshimath where you can stay overnight.
On the fourth day, leave Joshimath for Badrinath temple by 7-8 am. The distance between Joshimath to Badrinath Dham is about 45 km. And this distance can be completed in about 2 hours. After reaching Badrinath, you should visit Badrinath temple and after spending some time, go to visit Mana village around 12 noon, which is only 5 km from Badrinath temple. It is the last village in India situated at a distance of Rs.
In Mana village, you will get to see the origin of the Saraswati river. Along with this, you will also get to see Bhima Pul, Maharishi Ved Vyas’s cave, Kuldevi temple, and the last shop of India in Mana village. After going to Mana village, you will get a very good experience, so you should try to visit the Badrinath temple around 12 o’clock and leave for Mana village.
After roaming for 2-3 hours in Mana village, you should leave for Joshimath and on the fourth day also stay at Joshimath with the hotel.
On the fifth day, leave Joshimath from Joshimath at 6-7 am for Dehradun, Haridwar, or Rishikesh. While coming back from Joshimath or going from Haridwar, Dehradun, or Rishikesh to Phata, you should have darshan at Guptkashi and after that on the fifth day in the evening stay at Haridwar, Rishikesh, or Dehradun with your hotel.
How much will it cost to travel to Kedarnath and Badrinath with family?
On traveling to Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham together with three family members, the total cost of the car, hotel, helicopter, and food and drink is approx.
₹ 12,450 + ₹ 4700 (helicopter fare per person) + 2500 (meal per person) = ₹ 19,650
On the other hand, if you four people travel together to Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham, then the total expenditure per person is approximate –
₹ 9,325 + ₹ 4700 (helicopter fare per person) + 2500 (meal per person) = ₹ 16,525
That is, if you 3 people of your family travel to Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham together, then the total expenditure per person present in your family will be around ₹ 19,650 and while there are 4 members of your family on this journey, then your family’s copy The total expenditure per person will be ₹ 16,525.