Chardham Yatra 2021 date announced, Post covid 2020, many of us keenly awaiting. Govt announce the date of yatra from 14 may 2021 onward and expecting at least 30 lacs darshan.
The Idols of both the presiding deities, Ganga and Yamuna, were carried from their winter abodes, Mukhba and Kharsali for the ceremony. With the opening of both the sites, the Chardham Yatra also began; the said yatra starts from Yamunotri, and then moves on to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Next, in line, doors of Kedarnath would be opened on May 9, and Badrinath on May 10. It has been reported that there is still some snow at the Kedarnath Temple, and efforts are on to clear it soon.
While Chardham yatra 2021 getting great attention from consumer. Booking of trip is very minimal and people are in wait and watch mode currently. Due to increase cases of covid and additional restriction might be imposes , everyone is having some kind of apprehension hence they are making query but not booking trip as such.
Planning the Trip of Chardham
Char Dham Yatra is one of the largest congregations of pilgrims in the world, and attracts lakhs of visitors every year. So much so that it adds a good percentage of revenue to the state economy of Uttarakhand, also providing employment to a good number of natives in the rather far-flung regions.
The government has taken a good number of measures to make the pilgrimage easier and hassle-free, with overnight stay facilities on the route. Loudspeakers have also been installed across the route for any urgent announcements and in case of emergencies.
Yatra Date and Covid Test Mandatory for Chardham Yatra
Maharaaz said that devotees coming to the Kumbh or Char Dham Yatra should follow all the Covid guidelines including the wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing while observing religious traditions. Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to observe the Kumbh Mela symbolically considering the surge in Covid-19 cases, the minister reiterated that CBNAAT, RT-PCR and TrueNat tests will be mandatory for all coming from other states to the Kumbh and Char Dham Yatra.
He said, “We welcome the Sadhus who want to observe the complete Kumbh as per tradition. However, I would like to stress here that the Covid regulations should be followed during the Snans to be held on April 27 and 30 in the Kumbh.” He further said that the Snan of the Dev Dolis in the Kumbh will be held on the designated date with observance of the Covid regulations.
Maharaaz said that he had talked to the chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat regarding this, adding that wearing of masks, observing social distancing and use of sanitisers will be mandatory on this occasion. The minister averred that the state government is fully prepared for the Char Dham Yatra.
In addition to observance of Covid regulations, three different Covid tests have also been made mandatory. Any person coming from another state will have to get these tests done mandatory. Online registration will be done for the Char Dham Yatra and approval will be granted after the different necessary tests.
All pilgrims will be allowed to undertake the Char Dham Yatra as per the fixed capacity, he added. It is pertinent to mention here that Gangotri and Yamunotri will be reopened to the public on May 14, Kedarnath will be reopened on May 17 and Badrinath on May 18.