The “Char Dham Yatra” literally translates to “a journey through the four abodes or seats”. This includes visiting four of the most religious destinations in India, revered by Hindus. Some even call it a pilgrimage that every Hindu must undertake at least once in their life. Three of the spots are important to Shaivite and one to Vaishnavite history. They are located in four distinct parts of the country so as to traverse the entirety of the nation, in spiritual pursuit. the summer months see the minimum amount of activity at these spots. Each spot rose to prominence in a different period of history, none less pious than the other. There’s also a smaller circuit in Uttarakhand of four religious places to visit known as the Chota Char Dham.'
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