Case Study Pilgrimages - Char Dham | IO by HFCL

Pilgrimages - Char Dham

Redefining Pilgrimage Experience with High-Speed & Ultra secure Free Wi-Fi at Char Dham!

Customer Profile

The Char Dham pilgrimage circuit, located in the mesmerizing terrains of Uttarakhand, consists of the four revered destinations of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. These spiritually significant sites, which sit atop an altitude of over 3,000 meters, attract millions of pilgrims and travelers from around the world every year. With the undeniable combination of spiritual allure and natural beauty, the Char Dham circuit stands as a testament to India's rich spiritual heritage.

  • Vertical: Religious Tourism & Pilgrimage
  • Location: Uttarakhand, India
  • Type: Sacred Pilgrimage Destinations
  • Size: Four main temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri)
  • Annual Visitors: Over 3.5 million visitors annually


Char Dham's remote and rugged terrains pose significant connectivity challenges. The demand for stable internet connectivity, crucial for seamless communication, real-time updates on weather, and emergency responses, was a daunting task. The challenges were magnified by difficulties in infrastructure installation due to the mountainous landscapes and unpredictable weather.


By integrating the cutting-edge Wi-Fi 5 technology, the pilgrimage sites were transformed into connected sanctuaries. The deployment resulted in seamless connectivity with a throughput of over 200 Mbps. With daily data consumption reaching 100,000 Megabytes and more than 2,000 daily users, the Char Dham sites now offer a blend of spiritual and modern experiences. The solution has empowered pilgrims to share their experiences, connect with loved ones, and transact securely. The administration, too, benefits from efficient crowd management, real-time updates, and personalized communication, enhancing operational efficiencies by two-fold.

Solution Deployed

We ensured steadfast and secure connectivity at Char Dham by adopting an advanced network solution.

ion4 Wi-Fi 5

ion4 Wi-Fi 5 (2x2)

MU-MIMO high-capacity outdoor Access Points

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8-Port L2 Switches

24-Port L2 Switches

Secure and Remotely Managed

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Cloud Network Management System (cNMS)

Cloud Network Management System (cNMS)

Cloud network management for a single window view of the entire network

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