The annual Char Dham Yatra will partly begin tomorrow with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the auspicious occasion of “AkshayaTritiya”.The gates of the other two shrines, Kedarnath and Badrinath will be opened 24 and 26 of this month.To attract more people to the annual pilgrimage this year after the devastating deluge in 2013, the state government has taken all measures to ensure smooth passage of the yatra.
With all the four shrines located above 10,000 feet, the temple doors remain closed in October-November owing to low temperatures and heavy snowfall, and are reopened in March-April.