Amid a surge in the COVID-19 cases, the Uttarakhand government on Thursday suspended Char Dham yatra for this year. The yatra was scheduled to begin on May 14.
“The Uttarakhand government has suspended Char Dham Yatra this year in view of COVID-19 situation in the state. Only priests of the four temples will perform rituals and puja,” Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said.
The four pilgrimage sites are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttarakhand.