Leisure Hotels, the largest hotel chain in Uttarakhand, has been successfully running The Char Dham Camps since 2003 and was the first to introduce the concept of luxury pilgrimage travel in The Char Dham sector.
The picturesque location of The Char Dham Camps in the circuit is chosen in such a way that one is able to visit every camp with an ample amount of time to spare for relaxation before the next day's journey.
The location of the camps makes it extremely easily accessible from the shrine as well as the nearest town. The locations of these camps are -
- Barkot for Yamunotri
- Harsil for Gangotri
- Guptkashi for Kedarnath
- Joshimath for Badrinath
The Char Dham Camps with its quality offerings have been adjudged as the best alternative accommodation in Chardham. Set amidst the serenity of the lush flora, the Char Dham Camps promises the finest accommodation and ensures optimum comfort for the pilgrims.
The Swiss tents give the feeling of space aplenty and the thatch over the top ensures a cottage looks aesthetic as well as comfortable in all weather conditions. The unique water heating system and a lounge for an evening get together are part of the umpteen services we offer to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.
- Accommodation in spacious cottage camps regardless of the type of weather
- Attached bath & toilets with running hot & cold water. Hot water has fixed timings
- Multi-cuisine dining facilities
- Hot water bottles as sundown service
- Golghar lounge
- Well-structured blocks for “aarti”, religious discourses etc.
- First aid facility
- Local masseurs
The pioneer of luxury pilgrimage in India, The Char Dham Camps offer exceptional dining facilities for pilgrims undertaking a religious tour to India. The Himalayan camps at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri incorporate multi-cuisine dining facilities catering to a wide array of tastes.
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of food served at the Camps. The attention to detail given to the delectable dishes is sure to elevate your dining experience after a tiring day out.
The Char Dham Camps prepare authentic dishes in a traditional way to create the perfect blend of aroma and taste. Nestled in the natural settings of the Himalayas, the dining area of the Char Dham Camps offers the perfect backdrop against which you can savour your meals. It is also worth noting that since most of the tourists undertake the pilgrimage or The Char Dham Yatra for religious purposes, Indian and vegetarian cuisine is more on-demand.
Camps Facilities & Services
As our guest, we make sure your stay with us is much more than visits to the shrines, prayers and offerings. We try to make it an experience that enriches the mind, body and soul in more ways than one. That is why we encourage you to be a part of several other activities in and around the camps like:
- Bhajan & Kirtan
- An enchanting cultural evening watching folk dances
- An evening ‘aarti’ by a local priest
- Short walks and bonfire evenings
At the Char Dham Camps, hospitality is not just limited to luxurious accommodation or a sumptuous cuisine. The guests are also offered further assistance which includes comfortable shrine visits, glimpses of the local culture & heritage, and are encouraged to explore the area themselves. Some of the help that guests can readily avail are:
- Assistance for shrine visit and arrangement of Pony and Palanquins (palki)
- Umbrellas during the trek to Kedarnath
- Oxygen Cylinders on hire
- Special arrangements for people with difficulty in walking
- Assistance in Helicopter booking for Kedarnath
Revered as one of the most sacred pilgrimages in the world, the Char Dham Yatra is a venture fuelled by devotion and a quest for spirituality. Standing proud and aware of its majesty, the four heavenly abodes are reachable to not the strongest or fittest, youngest or oldest, but perhaps to the most enduring. The Char Dham yatra comprising of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath is believed to be one of the roads to salvation for a Hindu.
Nothing spells devotion more than a visit to the Char Dhams. Four temples, each more enchanting than the other, are nestled in seclusion among the mighty Himalayan peaks. Its exclusivity and mystery are strong enough to stir up a relentless yearn for spiritual absolution in everyone’s hearts. Ganga, Yamuna, Vishnu and the mighty Shiva are existent in their purest of incarnations up there, and for a Hindu, it is the closest one can come to experiencing heavenly bliss. Over the years, The Char Dham has evolved into important places of worship, thronged by people looking to connect with ultimate power.