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Kedarnath

5 (32 Reviews)
Uttrakhand, India
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About Kedarnath

One among the holiest pilgrim centers in northern India, which is situated at an altitude of 3584 meters in the lap of the majestic mountain peaks, Kedarnath in the state of Uttarakhand boast of unparallel credentials in the religious arena. This scenic locale in the Gharwal region proffers an unruffled ambiance with its snowy peaks, alpine forests and colourful rhodendrons.

Renowned for the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath pilgrimage offers the joy of a devout centre and the sizzles of an idyllic tourist spot. A serene place that is closely associated with the mighty Pandavas upholds a beautiful legend of its own. It says that in order to evade from the Pandavas, Lord Shiva made himself hidden in the form of a bull here at Kedarnath, and when noticed by the Pandavas the lord drudge himself in to the earth leaving the hump on the surface.

It is not just temples and shrines that Kedarnath is famed for. This lovely land on the majestic backdrop of the lower Himalayas is naturally bestowed with some of the wonderful vistas of nature. These yet to exploit beauty spots are adorned with an aesthetic charm that provides the onlookers a mesmerizing and captivating feeling.

Nestled in the midst of the imposing peaks of the Himalayas, this holy city with its breezy gentle wind offers an unflustered ambiance. Not only the pious but also those who love to conquer the rough terrain of Garhwal also visit this hilly terrain. The undulating landscapes of this snowy region offer delightful time of escapades. All most all the attractive locations are placed in a higher altitude, Kedarnath and its nearby fascinations proffer excellent opportunities to the brave and the courageous.

Fast Facts

Weather

Summer 15 to 30 C
Winter 0 to 24 C

Best Season

Mar - Oct

Getting to Kedarnath

AIR

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 239 km from Kedarnath. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is a domestic airport located at about 20 km away from city center of Dehradun. The airport operates daily flights to Delhi. Nearest International airport is Delhi 458 km.

RAIL

Nearest railhead at Rishikesh, 189 km away from Kedarnath. One has to travel 207 km by road and the rest 14 km by foot to reach Kedarnath.

ROAD

Kedarnath is well connected through road. The National Highway from Delhi to Mana 538 km is accessible throughout the year. Kedarnath can be accessed by foot from GauriKund. Gaurikund is connected by state buses to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwara, Haridwar and other hill stations of Kumaon and Garhwal Hills. The bus charges are not fixed. It will y depending on season.

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Kedarnath Rating & Reviews

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32 Reviews - Showing 1 to 5
Dr ramesh
28 Jun 2018 07:53 PM
we advice everyone to go up by pony and come back by helicopter.
Priyank Kumar Bansal
20 Jun 2018 10:09 AM
religious place of lord shiva in the lap of himalayas
KRISHNA MURARI AGRAWAL
07 Jun 2018 04:28 PM
my trip adviser take full money of helicopter tickets but at the last moment, he denied for the tickets. i book the tickets by my own sources at the last moment. i am following from last 15 days for my money back that i have paid for tickets. but they are not even giving my money back. this company is a group of frauds. never book your plan with ghumoworld otherwise you are wasting your holid
Natarajan
16 Aug 2018 12:30 PM
excellent. but weather made us to wait more than two days, so our other program get canceled
Subrotox
18 Aug 2018 09:24 PM
i posted a scathing review about the worst experience during our char dham yatra but that's not visible in the reviews of the site of amazing uttarakhand. that shows how you fool your customers. i'm not chosing amazing uttarakhand ever in my life, you shouldn't do either. plz take my adice and travel safe

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17 Jan 2024
Top Places To Explore Near Kedarnath

  Kedarnath is one such pilgrimage place which you must explore once in your life. This prominent Hindu shrine is nestled in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and is the source of Mandakiini River. Blessed with gigantic Himalayan Mountain, the place witnesses huge footfalls during summer season. Kedarnath shrine falls under one of the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The place remains captivating during winter season when the mountain at the backdrop blankets itself into snow. Besides being a religious place, Kedarnath is also a paradise for nature lovers. The stunning snow-clad mountains remains picturesque throughout the winter season. Kedarnath is stunning in all sense. So if you are looking forward to explore, the check out some places near Kedarnath which are as stunning as Kedarnath. Let us now check some of the best places near Kedarnath-  

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17 Jan 2024
Foods of Kedarnath- 10 dishes of Garhwali and Kumaoni cuisines that you must try when you visit Kedarnath.

Kedarnath is a hindu religious place located in the Himalayan region of Uttrakhand. Due to extreme weather conditions the temple of Kedarnath is remain open only for six months from May to October every year for the general public. This is also one of the reasons that it has only limited eating options and that too are very basic stall and dhabas like places where you can get some local cuisine along with Indian food and Chinese fast food. Being a Hindu religious place any kind of Alcohol and non-vegetarian food are strictly prohibited in Kedarnath. Though, it is in Uttrakhand, places that are available here for food, also serve local Garhwali and Kumaoni cuisines with authentic taste and preparation. The food of Kumaoni cuisines served here in Uttrakahand is bursting with authentic flavors and each cuisine stays true to its taste without the spices overpowering the original taste. Whereas the Garhwali dishes are rich in nutrient factor and hold a high value of health benefits due to the presence of various herbs, lentils, cereals and pulses. Here is the list of dishes that you must try when you visit Kedarnath.

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