A TRUE PILGRIMAGE IS FROM ONESELF TO ONESELF.
A greater adventure awaits those who respond to their Inner calling.
There is no greater adventure than to set out to find one's own peace, ones own true self.
It is said that a call for Pilgrimage or trekking in Mystic Himalayas comes only to few chosen ones
Kedarnath Pilgrimage opens from 3rd May 2017.
We await to serve those who serve their own true calling.
May your journey be safe and fruitful.
May the inner joy be your true companion in your Pilgrimage.
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Best time to visit Kedarnath PilgrimageMay June September
Opening Date Kedarnath Temple : 7th May 2019
Kedarnath is a holy Hindu town located in Uttarakhand in India. It is one of the Char Dhams located in the Himalayas at a height of 3584m above sea level near the head of Mandakini River. It is a very popular destination for all Hindu pilgrims of all over the world.
Kedarnath is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks, making it the most remote site among all four Char Dham Shrines . But each year the followers of Lord Shiva visit this holy temple. The scenic beauty of Kedarnath town attracts lots of tourists from all over the world. You will find it quite crowded during the summer season (May and June). In the month of April to August thousands of devotees come to visit the Kedarnath Temple. During Winter season , Kedarnath is closed for six month due to Heavy snowfall and Extreme Cold weather.
NOTE: Gaurikund was the last destination on Kedarnath route, but with Kedarnath Floods in 2013 a new trekking route is in process to be constructed. It will be aournd 21 kms of trek, which is either start from Sonprayag or Sitapur. As of now, helicopter is the best way to reach Kedarnath temple.
History and Importance of Kedarnath Temple
Renowned temple Kedarnath is dedicated to incarnations of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath is named after King Kedar who ruled in the Satya Yuga. It is believed that Kedarnath Dham is the place where Lord Shiva absolved Pandavas from the sin of killing their own cousins Kauravas in the battle of Kurukshetra war. There is an interesting Story behind the Town and its temple. According to the Puranas, the Pandava brothers did a major penance in Kedarnath to please Lord Shiva. Earlier the temple was built by Pandavas and Present temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya. Just Behind the temple you will seen samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya.
How To Reach
You can reach Kedarnath only after a trek of 16km through a paved road from Gaurikund. You can take horse or ponies to climb up the steep path. Gaurikund is connected by road from Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh and some other regions of Uttarakhand. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun while the nearest station is Rishikesh. After the flash flood of 2013 which greatly affected the Kedarnath region, it has been restored and work is being done by the Nehru institute of mountaineering (NIM) to revive Kedarnath to its former glory. the new trekking path to kedarnath is now from the right side of the valley which can be reached by crossing a bridge at Rambada, though Rambada is now completely destroyed. The NIM has set up sheds after every kilometre so that pilgrims can rest during the trek.
Places to See in Kedarnath
Gandhi Sarovar 4 kms
Phata 31 kms
Sonprayag 20.4 kms
Gaurikund 16 kms
4 km 16 kms
Triyugi Narayan 15 kms
Bhairav Temple 0.8 kms
Kedarnath Distance Chart
- Delhi to Kedarnath: 457 kms
- Ghaziabad to Kedarnath: 436 kms
- Noida to Kedarnath: 459 kms
- Gurgaon to Kedarnath: 491 kms
- Meerut to Kedarnath: 405 kms
- Modinagar to Kedarnath: 413 kms
- Moradabad to Kedarnath: 316 kms
- Chandigarh to Kedarnath: 432 kms
- Bareilly to Kedarnath: 489 kms
- Kanpur to Kedarnath: 762 kms
- Lucknow to Kedarnath: 754 kms
- Shimla to Kedarnath: 493 kms
- Jaipur to Kedarnath: 730 kms