Since, Kedarnath is a religious place, there are some other temples too which you must visit. Bhairavnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairav who is believed to shield Kedarnath Dham during winter season. People never miss this stunning place and is believed to be the oldest temple.
It is a group of mountains formed by three peaks- Kedarnath, Keddar Dome and Bharatekuntha. For trekkers this is a paradise, and the most challenging one is the Kedarnath Mountain which is at the height of 6830m. One has to note that the oxygen level in Kedarnath Mountain is very low.
Built in the year 1972, the wildlife is located on the Periphery of Alaknanda River. The national park is known for its flora and fauna, and is the house some wild animals’ like- snow leopards, jackals, black bears, Sambhar, etc. For bird watchers, this wildlife sanctuary is a paradise. They can get to see- flycatchers, Himalayan Monal pheasant, grey-cheeked warbler and many others.
A quaint beautiful small village at an altitude of 1829m, Sonprayag is also the place where two holy river- Sone Ganga and Mandakini meet. If you are in Kedarnath yatra, then this is the place to visit and enjoy the peace it offers. Mountaineers can enjoy the snow-clad mountains and captivating location during trekking.
If you are looking for some rest during your Kedarnath visit, then Guptkashi is the place to explore. The place is also known for Ardhanareeshwar and Vishwanath temples. It reflects great architectural style built during ancient period. According to one myth, it is said that Lord Shiva hid here to avoid meeting Pandavas.
There are many more places near Kedarnath than the mentioned ones above. These places are a must visit that will make you kedarnath trip worth and memorable.