A CHOMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO KEDARNATH
The Kedarnath Temple, This old and glorious temple is in the Rudra Himalayan range on the banks of the River Mandakini. Snow Cladded Mountain peaks, ancient temple walls, divine jyotiriling that is said to be doors toward salvation. The ethereal aura of this place attracts millions of people every year.
BEST TIME TO VISIT.
Best time to visit during April to September. During the month of October to November this place closes as the roads and areas surrounding the temple become snow bound.
TIP: - Check climate and temperature before you go.
THE DIVINE ABODE OF LORD SHIVA- THE KEDARNATH TEMPLE.
This temple is epicentre of tourism here.
Kedarnath is the highest of twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the Panch Kedars.
This temple was built by Janmejaya of Pandava dynasty. Adi Shankaracharya had
this temple renovated. This temple is built in Katyuri style stones. Your
journey will be incomplete without a visit to 1000 year old Kedarnath temple.
Which was built using large slabs of stone on a 6-foot high rectangular bar.
Made with chunks of stones interlocked with iron clamps, the temple comprises an outer hall venerating Goddess Parvati, Lord Krishna, the Pandavas, and various other mythological deities. Just outside the main temple door is a statue of Lord Shiva’s vaahan – Nandi, while the linga inside the sanctum sanctorum is a curious triangular-shaped structure. Lord Shiva is said to reside here in the form of Sadashiva.
While the senic and ethereal beauty will appeal to your visiual senses and the aroma of spirituality will charge and heal your soul.
HOW TO REACH KEDARNATH?
The journeys of Kedarnath begin from Haridwar or Risikeh. But I suggest you to start, it from Haridwar. Kedarnath is well connected through road via major cities such as Chandigarh (387 km), Delhi (458 km), Nagpur (1421 km), Bangalore (2484 km) or Rishikesh (189 km). You can opt out train journey till Haridwar, Kotdwar or Dehradun or air route too if suitable till Dehradun.
KEDARNATH FROM HARIDWAR.
From Haridwar every day morning buses start to Gaurikund. Advance bookings can be made at GMOA (Garhwal Mandal owners Association) office in front of the railway station. It takes almost one full day journey to reach Gaurikund if there are no Landslides. Bus journey is very beautiful because most of the 240 kms is ghat road journey with many mountains around and river Ganges following you through out the way.
KEDARNATH FROM RISHIKESH.
Rishikesh → Devaprayag (70 kms) → Srinagar (35 kms) → Rudraprayag (34 kms) → Tilwara (9kms) → Agastamuni (10 kms) → Kund (15 kms) → Guptkashi (5 kms) → Phata (11 kms) → Rampur (9 kms) → SonPrayag (3 kms) → Gaurikund (5 kms) → Rambara (7 kms) → Linchauli (4 Kms) → Kedarnath (3 Kms).
KEDARNATH DISTANCE GUIDE.
2. Rishikesh to Kedarnath: 223 kms
3. Chandigarh to Kedarnath: 387 km
4. Nagpur to Kedarnath: 1421 km
5. Bangalore to Kedarnath: 2484 km
PLACES TO VISIT.
1- Adi Shankaracharya Samadi Temple
2- Bhairav Nath Temple.
3- Chorabari Tal.
5- Rudra Medition Cave, Kedarnath.
6- Vsauki Tal Lake.
7- Triyuginarayan Temple.
8- Gauri Kund.
PLACES SUGGESTED FOR STAY.
· Uma Shree Hotel: Tariff INR 716 (approx.)
· Himalayan Comforts: Tariff INR 1,420 (approx.)
· Shivalik Valley Resort - Sitapur Kedarnath: Tariff INR 2,200 (approx.)
· Buransh Heli Resort: Tariff INR 2,700 (approx.)
· Kedar Valley Resorts: Tariff INR 3,000 (approx.)
· Kedar Camp Resorts: Tariff INR 3,000 (approx.)