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Holiday Destination: Kedarnath

There are more than hundreds shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in region, the most important one is Kedarnath. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra war, felt quilty of having killed their own relative and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva Moksh. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other place and worshipped there as his manifestations.


Winter - Sept. to Nov. cold during the day & chilly at night. Dec. to march snow bound. Summer - May - Aug. Cool during the day & cold at night. Temp. Max. 17.9°C & Min. 5.9°C. .


May - October, except Monsoon.


Hotels, Inspection Bungalows, private cottages are available which suit all budgets.

General Information of kedarnath

Area 3 Altitude 3,581 mtrs above sea level Ideal time to visit May- October (The temple & township remains closed between November & May) Clothing Woolens to Heavy woolens Local Transport Horses / Dandies Population 301 (1991 census) Clothing Summer - Woollen; Winters - Heavy Woollen Language Hindi, Garhwali Local

Tourist Attraction in or Near bykedarnath


Kedarnath Temple:

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the exquisitely architecture Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. Built of extremely large, heavy and evenly cut gray slabs of stones, it evokes wonder as to how these heavy slabs had been handled in the earlier days. The temple has a "Garbha Griha" for worship and a Mandap, apt for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. .



Shankaracharya Samadhi :

The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred Dhams in India, he went into his samadhi at an early age of 32 years.

Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar) Only 1 km trek away from Kedarnath. Floating-ice on the crystal clear waters of the lake fascinates the visitors.

Gaurikund :

It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath and serves as a roadhead. The village has a temple dedicated to Gauri and hot water springs.

Trijuginarayan :

According to legend, this was the place where the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati was solemnized. In front of the Shiva Temple is an eternal flame, which is said to be a witness to the marriage. It can be reached by a 12 km drive from Sonprayag.

Agastyamuni :

The temple of sage Agastya is the main attraction here.



Road Distance from kedarnath to (in kms)

Delhi (Delhi) to Kedarnath (Uttaranchal) is 458 km



Nearest Airport

For Kedarnath is Jollygrant, 239 Kms.



Nearest Railway Station

For Kedarnath is Rishikesh, 221 Kms

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