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Kedarnath Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: Nearest airport: Jolly Grant(239 km from Kedarnath). People can reach by road covering 225 km and the remaining 14 km on foot. Domestic flights are available from this place to several other locations. There are also chopper services available from Rishikesh and Kedarnath.
By Rail: Nearest railway station: Haridwar railway station. Haridwar is well connected to all major cities and towns so people can reach at this place comfortably. The tourists can easily reach Rishikesh by hiring a car from Haridwar railway station.
By Road: Kedarnath is easily reachable from Gaurikund by foot. The place is further connected with the major cities like Chandigarh (387km), Delhi (458km), Rishikesh (223km), Dehradun (221km) and Haridwar (123km). There are bus services from the city to various other cities of the state.
What to do?

Trekking from Gaurkund to Kedarnath temple

What to see?

Kedearnath Temple- The temple is one of the Jyotirlingas of India and the main temple of Panch Kedar.
The place also offers vivid greenary with Vasuki Ganga flowing from below.

Vasuki Tal - This lake is situated at an altitude of 4150m above sea level surrounded by Himalayan peaks casting their shadows on the crystal clear water of Vasuki Tal.
Shankaracharya Samadhi - Adi Shankaracharya was a great scholaar and a saint who established four sacred dhams in India and after that he went to his Samadhi at at an early age of 3
Trijuginarayan Temple - It is the holy place where Lorf Shiva married Goddess Parvati.
Trijuginarayan is situated 12 km from Sonprayag.
The immortal flame is still burning around which the marriange of Lord Shiva ad Goddess Parvati were solemnised.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, September, October

Famous For

Temples and religious places


Avoid travelling in monsoon. Landslides may occur.

Kedarnath Reviews

Bad experience with tour operator Shrikant Thosar
Jul 16, 2019 12:26 AM Read
Kedarnath is a great place. However we made a huge mistake, by choosing the wrong tour operator Shrikant Thosar. Shrikant Thosar operates in Thane, Mumbai, Pune, etc. He operates under the below two tour companies, but might change their names. Shreyas Travels(Address: 629/B/3 MMRDA Building,...Read More

Fraud pundits/ Pujari of temple
Jun 10, 2019 09:05 AM Read (via Mobile)
Trek is good, route is too good, but me and many other people are totally disappointed to system of temple. Pujari of temple are fraud they take bribee for back side entry.... Totally disappointed and one more thing their are only 7-8 numbers of police force. No any rules and regulations #ut...Read More

Kedarnath tour : full of adventures
May 11, 2019 12:18 PM Read
Kedarnath is one of the most dangerous places in India for pilgrims.This is surrounded by large rocks of ice and glaciers are always on the verge of flowing. To reach the temple on foot is also full of risks and terrible .Pilgrims who are old or sick or having any problem in their foot can't ...Read More


It is amazing place for tourists
Sep 23, 2018 08:55 AM Read
Kedarnath is a very amazing place for tourist it is a place on mountains in this place one temple is build thousands of year before most of the peoples are came here to see this temple. Specially hindu relegion are came here. here always mountains covered with cloud you can move in clouds I w...Read More

Beautiful temple - surrounded by hills
Jul 19, 2017 02:52 PM Read
Kedarnath is one the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva in India and one of the dham of "chota char dham" and one of the Kedar of "Panch Kedar" in Uttrakhand which makes its importance for Hindus devotees. History- According to Hindu Mythology, this temple was build by "pandav" when they were in th...Read More

Most difficult dham
Jun 06, 2017 11:21 PM Read (via Android App)
Kedarnath has 17 km of walking distance from gaurikund, the way to kedarnath is very difficult , one who goes on their feet not by taking horses or helicopter, it is veey difficult for him/her.The views are mesmerizing , but we gets so much tired we aren't able to do anything then , less oxygen ...Read More

Jai bhole
Feb 08, 2017 08:26 AM Read (via Android App)
Friends the Kedarnath Temple is known as a shiva. Kedarnath is a town located in the indian satate of uttarakhandand has gained importance because kedarnath temple.The most remote of the four Chota char dham. sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas about 3, 583 m above sea level near Chorab...Read More

Jan 17, 2017 11:23 PM Read
Kedarnath is a place for otherworldly edification for some pioneers and many individuals going for the last yatra or teerthyatra and coming here is an extremely profound heavenly experience .Many individuals on the period of visit come gere regular to witness the Kedarnath .This place is not for...Read More

Enchanting experience
Jan 29, 2016 03:11 PM Read (via Android App)
Many people go to kesarnath to experience peace and Holy spirituality as it is the place of lord shiva. The ruler pr Himalaya or the resident of the mountains. The word kedar means mountain and nath means the The Lord. So the Lord Shiva is the lord of mountains. It is a belief that ever...Read More

Lords Of Mountains - Beautiful & Peaceful
Jan 22, 2016 03:21 PM Read
Kedar implies mountains and nath implies Lord. In this manner, Kedarnath implies Lord of mountains. Master Shiva is referred to stay in himalayas as a house visitor of his in laws-Himalayas and Maina Devi. This jyotirlinga has constantly charmed me .Well, it is a piece of Chardham yatra and o...Read More

Lord mahadev
5 days ago Read (via Android App)
I visited this there in last year it's like a heaven for the people who worship lord Shiva. It's one of the best place in my life. I forgot all the pain That we feel while trecking cool Wendy air gives us positive vibes about the temple. The view of the kailash parwat was awesome that we can't f...Read More

Kedarnath, a tourist place
May 19, 2019 08:57 PM Read (via Android App)
Being a revered pilgrimage site, kedarnath is grnerally flocked will tourist during the yatra season every year. Do it is advisable to be alert aboit your belongings. Mansoons seasons should be avoided, as the roads leading to kedarnath are prone to landslides. Kedarnath is cold for the most par...Read More

Kedarnath dham
Oct 04, 2018 06:26 PM Read (via Mobile)
Very holy place. Once you reach there you feel like you are on the best places on earth. Reaching there is challenging. Plan it properly. It takes 8 hours to walk up to the shrine. Normally people start climbing at 4am from the base camp. They would stay at base camp prior night. Consider tot...Read More

Kedarnath - Chaardham
Sep 22, 2015 02:45 PM Read
Voyaging will Kedarnath. Kedarnath Also Badrinath would two destinations which are found on the Garhwal himalayan extent Also these need aid practically favorable and holiest temples about Hindus. Kedarnath entryways open in the month about might What's more it shuts preceding karthik poornima. ...Read More

Peaceful pilgrim.
Jul 17, 2015 01:50 PM Read (via Android App)
In India there are thousands of tirthas ( places of pilgrimage) visited by millions of people every year. Each is somehow special, often associated with a particular deity or saint, and offering its own particular boon or blessing. Kedharnath and the Himalaya is a very very beautiful place. I...Read More

Awesome yatra
Jun 13, 2015 10:53 PM Read
This place is part of 4 dham yatra which has a lot of importance in Hindu mythology. It is part of 12 Shiv lings and the most tough place to reach. We took helipcopter from Sersi to reach Kedarnath which costed us 7000/- per person. It takes 8-10 minutes to reach there. There is a lot of rush...Read More

A not to miss place for Hindus
Dec 06, 2011 09:00 PM Read
Indian mythology has given a lot of importance to chaar dham. The four dhaam yatra is one of most auspicious yatra. Fortunately, Kedarnathji is one of the chaar dhaams. The shrine is located on the hills which not only holds the religious importance, but it also holds majestic views of Himalyas....Read More

Jul 11, 2011 12:52 PM Read
24th June – TREK TO TUNGNATH & CHANDERSHILLA - after breakfast of Cholle Puri, we all proceeded for Tungnath trek. We drove for 3 km to Chopta and started the ascend. The Tunganath(literal meaning is lord of the peaks) mountains form the Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys. Located at an al...Read More

Kedarnath - Chopta on the way
Jul 23, 2009 07:05 PM Read
Continuing from my review of Badrinath here. We left in the morning from Joshimath around 7 AM. First stop: A place near a jaypee or some company's dam, for the breakfast around 60-70 kms from here. We first planned to go for Chopta - Tungnath temple, which is a different route than normal, a...Read More

High altitude Sickness
May 03, 2003 01:02 PM Read
Practically speaking, however, we generally don't worry much about elevations below about 2500 m (8000 ft) since altitude illness rarely occurs lower than this. Acclimatization is the process of the body adjusting to the decreasing availability of oxygen. It is a slow process, taking place over ...Read More



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