Char Dham Yatra 2022 Update | Kedarnath

With the opening of the season after the last leg of the monsoon, the number of pilgrims has increased for Char Dham Yatra. Last Monday, on September 19, when the sky cleared, pilgrims from different areas reached Rishikesh and registered their details at the photo registration center located in the Chardham Yatra Bus Terminal compound. … Read more

Explained: Why the Char Dham Yatra is a risky pilgrimage

Since the start of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand on May 3, at least 23 pilgrims have died en route, mainly due to cardiac-related issues like heart attack, hypertension, or other comorbidities. According to the state health department data, 10 pilgrims died while on their way to Yamunotri, six en route to Kedarnath, three … Read more

Char Dham ‘verification’ drive: ‘We have to remove them from here, and we will’

They knew a verification drive was coming but little had prepared the Sapera Basti of 500-odd people in Dehradun for Wednesday morning, when a team descended from the local Prem Nagar Police Station with a reserved force, two buses, two SUVs and motorcycles, blocking their main exit. Within minutes, around half-a-dozen youngsters had been caught … Read more