All About Kedarnath

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A beautiful temple nestled in the Himalayas


Kedarnath is one of the most sacred and holiest pilgrims of North India. It is situated in Uttarakhand at the bank of river Mandakini around an altitude of 3580 km above sea level near the Chorabari Glacier. Kedarnath is a beautiful place loved by everyone who visits. Beautiful hills, pleasing waterfalls, and mesmerizing views of the river Mandakini create an everlasting memory in everyone’s heart. An amazing view of Himalaya’s snow-clad mountains is so breathtaking that no one can ever resist their beauty and spend their time in such pristine environs.
Kedarnath is one of the 4 popular pilgrims also known as Chota Char Dham others are Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Badrinath. Kedarnath is said to be one of the most sacred Hindu shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has exquisite architecture built with even large gray stones.

The Legendary Tale of Kedarnath Temple

According to legends, this temple came into existence at the time of Mahabharata. To atone for the sins committed by Pandavas for killing their brothers they searched for lord Shiva. With dedication and willpower, they were finally able to meet lord Shiva in the form of a bull in Kedarnath. Since then a stone-like structure that is worshipped here is also called the hump of the bull.

Best time to visit Kedarnath


During winters from November to April due to heavy snowfall, Kedarnath is submerged in the show. Therefore the best time to visit is during summers especially from May to October. Especially September and October are considered high time. though Kedarnath is a very economical place due to its high demand it’s almost booked throughout the time so in order to visit there, one must make sure to have a prior booking.

How To Reach

By Road
Gaurikund is the last point that connects a motorable road with other major cities of Uttrakhand. After that, a trek of nearly 14 kilometers leads to your destination Kedarnath. Buses and taxies are available from almost all the cities.

By Rail
Rishikesh has situated 215 km from Kedarnath which is considered the nearest station that connects all the major places.
After reaching Rishikesh only way to read Kedarnath is by road

By Air
The nearest airport located is JollyGrant situated 238 km from Kedarnath. Jolly grant airport is well connected with cities like Delhi. Roads are also well connected from the airport to Gaurikund followed by a trek of 14 kilometers to reach your desired destination which is the beautiful Kedarnath Dham.

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