The Char Dham Yatra is an important pilgrimage for Hindus and takes place every year in Uttarakhand. The yatra includes visiting four holy shrines - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. As reported earlier, the Uttarakhand Government has issued new directions for the Char Dham Yatra that is scheduled to commence from April 22, 2023. This year, all pilgrims visiting Uttarakhand for the said yatra, will be required to undergo mandatory registration.
This step has been taken to ensure the safety and security of all pilgrims during the yatra. It’s expected that the state will likely see more pilgrims turning up for the yatra. Reports have it that this time, strict measures will be put in place to ensure all domestic and international pilgrims have gone through the compulsory registration. In short, none will be allowed to go ahead without compulsory registration. Here's a guide on how to register yourself online for the Char Dham Yatra.
Step 1: Enter: https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in
The first step to registering yourself online for the Char Dham Yatra is to visit the official website of Uttarakhand Tourism, https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in.
Step 2: Log in or register.
The next step is to either log in if you already have an account or register as a new user. You can register yourself as an individual (self), or family (self and family).
Step 3: Enter your details.
Once you have created a new account, make sure you enter your full name, correct mobile number, enter a password, and create a new account.
Step 4: Dashboard.
After you sign in, you will get to see a dashboard with your name on the left.
Step 5: Create/manage the tour.
Now, you will get to create/manage the tour by clicking the Create/Manage Tour Information, which will lead you to the ‘Plan Your Trip Page.’
Step 6: Add new tour.
Then go to ‘Add New Tour.’
Step 7: Add necessary information.
Add all the necessary information, such as tour type, tour destination, number of tourists travelling, specific date, and so on.
Step 8: Save your entries.
Save your entries.
Step 9: Tour created.
Your tour will now be created.
Step 10: Add a pilgrim.
Then add a pilgrim under the said tour, after which you will get to see the ‘Registration of Tourist’ form. Your destination will be displayed automatically where users will be required to enter details of their Uttarakhand trip.
Step 11: Complete registration.
Click on Save & Next to complete the registration.
Step 12: Download the Yatra Registration Letter.
After this, the user will have to download a Yatra Registration Letter in which a unique QR code will be displayed, which has to be shown during the yatra. The user will also get an SMS, along with the unique ID.
Step 13: Yatri Certificate.
The pilgrims will also get a ‘Yatri Certificate’ after getting verified.
Step 14: Assistance across the route in Uttarakhand.
Further, for assistance across the route in Uttarakhand, you can download the Tourist Care Uttarakhand app.
In conclusion, if you plan to visit Uttarakhand for the Char Dham Yatra, it's mandatory to undergo registration. The process is simple and can be done online. So, make sure to complete your registration before embarking on your spiritual journey.