Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath temple is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This temple is set in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains. Kedarnath is the most noteworthy spot among the twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the Panch Kedar. This sanctuary was built by Janmejaya of the Pandava dynasty. Adi Shankaracharya had this sanctuary renovated. This sanctuary is an inherent Katyuri style in stone. Here in this article, you will find every information related to the Kedarnath Yatra.

The Beginning & End of Kedarnath Yatra

The Kedarnath Yatra endures just for a half year from May to October. Akshaya Tritiya starts the excursion from the long stretch of April or May. The entryways of Kedarnath are shut in October or November, Kartik Purnima. Consistently Kedarnath’s entryways are pronounced open and entryways are shut.

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In which month do you travel to Kedarnath?

May & June- The rainy season doesn’t start in May and June. The fear of heavy rains is less. The night temperature in Kedarnath tumbles to – 7. You can appreciate the happiness of snow. Occasionally help from heat is likewise accessible.

May & June travel Problems- In May and June, school & college become busy because of holidays. All fundamental products are sold expensively. The room lease is also high.

July & August- Do not visit Kedarnath during the stormy or rainy season because of heavy rains. We have seen the horrible calamity of 2013.

September & October- The weather is very good. People who experience difficulty with the groups, crowds, and the cold. The individuals who need to have a brief look at Kedarnath Baba in harmony. They should go in the period of September and October.

Planning to visit Kedarnath

What amount of time will it require to make a trip from Haridwar to Kedarnath – 5 days and

evenings it will be alright to stop

While going from Haridwar to Kedarnath –

Haridwar – 1 day

Gaurikund – 1 day

Kedarnath – 1 day

While going from Kedarnath to Haridwar –

left from Kedarnath for Gorikund promptly in the first part of the day, rather than Gaurikund, Guptkashi, or Rudraprayag – 1 day

Haridwar – 1 day

Where to Book Room for Night Stay

Yatri Niwas of GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam)

All the significant spots that fall while in transit to Kedarnath from Haridwar are rest houses, tents, cabins of GMVN. All rooms can be reserved online in advance.To book a room,you can visit the site of GMVN


Arriving at Haridwar or Rishikesh


The closest railroad stations to Kedarnath are Haridwar and Rishikesh. Quick trains don’t go to Rishikesh station. Direct trains race to Haridwar from all significant urban areas of India. On the off chance that you don’t have a train to arrive at Haridwar from your city at that point arrive in Delhi. There are many quick and traveler trains from Delhi to Haridwar and Rishikesh.


There is a parcel of transport administrations accessible from Delhi to Haridwar and Rishikesh by road. One can likewise reach by private vehicle.


The closest air terminal is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, 239 km from Kedarnath. Taxis are accessible from Dehradun Airport to Kedarnath (Gaurikund).

Where did Haridwar or Rishikesh remain around evening time –

In Haridwar and Rishikesh, one can remain in Dharamshala and Ashram for nothing or effortlessly. There are numerous lodgings in Haridwar. Stay at the inn as per your financial plan.


Haridwar or Rishikesh to Sonprayag

Haridwar to Sonprayag – 252 km

The street from Haridwar or Rishikesh to Gaurikund is to be fixed by the street.

While going from Haridwar to Sonprayag, the interceding spots and good ways from one another –

Rishikesh – 24 km

Devprayag – 73 km

Srinagar – 32 km

Rudraprayag – 36 km

Augustmuni – 9 km

Chandanpuri – 22 km

Kund – 22 km

Guptkashi – 7 km

Fata – 14 km

Sonprayag – 13 km

All the previously mentioned places have great inns to stay. There is an issue in arriving at Sonprayag for any reason. So in the center, you can remain for the time being at any of the above places. Each of the above spots is significant for strict reasons. One can visit the sanctuary and other touring by halting here.

Stop in the night – Sonprayag or Sitapur or Gaurikund

In the event that you need to remain in a decent inn subsequent to originating from Haridwar or Rishikesh, at that point Sitapur which is arranged a ways off of 4 km from Sonprayag.There are loads of acceptable lodgings in Sitapur. There are likewise numerous inns in Sonprayag. One can go through the night in Sonprayag too. But Kedarnath needs to show up on schedule. So the most ideal alternative is Gaurikund. There are lodgings in Gaurikund and GMVN lodges are additionally constructed.

On arriving at Sonprayag, who should give need first.

Biometric Card – Get the first biometric card in Sonprayag.The biometric card office opens at 4 am.

Health Certificate –  Health authentication is accessible by checking pulse in the biometric card office itself. If there is a significant issue, at that point you can’t go on the Kedarnath trek. Have to pass by helicopter

There is more surge in the first part of the day at the biometric card office in Sonprayag. There is a postponement in getting the card. There is additionally a postponement in heading off to the Kedarnath trek. Therefore, take out the biometric card a day ahead of time. Without the biometric card and health certificate authentication from Sonprayag, the police won’t permit Gaurikund to go past the Sonprayag check post.

Sonprayag to Gaurikund –

Gaurikund is 5 km away from Sonprayag. Gaurikund is the last stop. The transport doesn’t go past Gaurikund. One needs to walk one and a half km in front of the Sonprayag checkpost and cross a bridge. From the bridge, one can arrive at Gaurikund by sharing a jeep.



Kedarnath from Gaurikund is situated ar a distance of 14 km. The stature of Kedarnath is 1165 feet above the ocean level. Kedarnath from Gaurikund has to be fixed on-foot or by horse or by helicopter. It takes 4 to 5 hours to arrive at Kedarnath horse from Gauri Kund. A fit or healthy individual takes 4 hours on foot. There is an extreme drop at numerous spots on the Kedarnath trek. The fundamental destinations on the Kedarnath journey are Rambara, Jungle Chatti, Bhimbali, Chhota Leenchauli, Linchauli, Chhani Camp, Rudra Point. Brief latrines have been made on the track. Drinking water and food slow down are installed.GMVN tents are made in Jungle Chatti and Linchauli. There is additionally a game plan to remain here at night. Medical camps have likewise been set up.

Kedarnath yatra by helicopter

Helicopter administration is accessible from Phata to go to Kedarnath. Phata has situated a good ways off of 14 km from Guptkashi. Gaurikund falls 14 km from Phata. Fata likewise has an inn for a night stay. The helicopter ticket charge is Rs 3,500 for each person. Helicopter tickets are fixed by the Uttarakhand government consistently. From Fata, Kedarnath arrives at Kedarnath quickly.

Legend of Kedarnath

After the Mahabharata was successful in the war. Pandavas were indicted for executing the siblings because of Kaurava’s slaughter. Bandhu needed to get Shiva’s favors by adoring or worshipping Lord Shiva to get rid of the sin of murder. In any case, Shivji was angry with Pandavas. Pandavas went to Kashi to see Shivji. In Kashi, Shivji didn’t offer darshan to the Pandavas, who were disappointed with the Pandavas and didn’t have any desire to see the Pandavas. Ruler Shiva got comfortable with Kedarnath. The Pandavas were firm on their legend. Under any conditions, in the wake of getting the endowments of Shivji, the siblings needed to dispose of the murder.

Pandavas got it together of Shivaji being Kedarnath. The Pandavas arrived at Kedarnath. Shivji appeared as a bull and different cows got into the bull. Pandavas realized that Shivji is available in these bulls. However, Pandavas didn’t understand that Lord Shiva was among them. Bhima took his huge form and remained on both the mountains with his legs spread. The bulls passed underneath Bhima’s feet. There was just one bull left, which was not all set under the foot of Bhima. Bhima understood that this is Shiva. As Bhima promptly entered the Shiva land as a bull by the hold of this bull, Bhima got the aspect of the three-sided back of the bull. Shivji was satisfied to see the dedication and firm commitment of the Pandavas. Shivji appeared to Padavo and liberated him from sin. From that point forward, the state of the three-sided back of Shivji’s bull is revered in Kedarnath as a body. They are worshipped in Kedarnath as bodies. They are loved in Kedarnath as bodies.


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