Yatra - literally meaning a journey - is a term used to describe a religious journey or a pilgrimage. Originally a Sanskrit
word, yatra in certain Indian languages also denotes an arduous and long pilgrimage undertaken on foot. For Hindus, yatras to Char Dham
and Amarnath Yatra
are considered very sacred. The
Yatra of Uttaranchal
and Kullu Dusshera
Yatra of Himachal Pradesh
are popular socio-religious events.