In simple team Yatra is an Indian word basically used for Tour, Travel and Tourism in Hinduism. It is one of the popular forms of Indian tourism in which devotee peoples travel to sacred places. This form of tourism is generally used for the Hindu tourism. Yatra generally refers to a pilgrimage to a holy site by the groups of peoples. The person who goes on a yatra is called a yatri.
Yatra is a Hindu version of the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In old days mostly the old persons were went for yatra but now these days peoples of all ages are preferring Yatra for travel purpose.
List of Famous Indian Yatra
In each year millions of Indian travels to sacred places of India. The some of the famous Indian Yatra includes –
* Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Kailash Mansarovar is a sacred place for God Shiva in Hinduism. This is a beautiful and highest fresh-water lake in the world situated in Tibet, China. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is generally take place from May to Sep month each year.
* Amarnath Yatra
The Amarnath Yatra is one of the famous Indian Yatra which is mostly take place in the month of Jun to Aug. The Amarnath temple is a sacred place for God Shiva which located in AmarnathMountain in Jammu and Kashmir.
* Char Dham Yatra
Char Dham Yatra includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath situated in the Himalayas Hills of Uttrakhand. The Char Dham Yatra mostly take place from the Apr month to Nov Month.
* Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra
Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra includes travel to the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi where Mata had spent some time while observing various spiritual disciplines and penances. This holy caveof Mata is located in the Katra, Jammu. The Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra is open throughout the year.
* Kumbh Mela
It is one of the famous Indian yatra which is held once in every 12 years. In this yatra devotees gather to bathe in a sacred river.