Gandhi Sarovar, Kedarnath

Gandhi Sarovar is a small lake holding crystal clear water. Gandhi Sarovar is also known as Chorabari Tal because it is situated on the mouth of Chorabari Bamak glacier. Gandhi Sarovar lies on the foot of Kedarnath and Kirthi Stambh peak at an astounding altitude of 3,900mts above sea level.

Gandhi Sarovar blesses the travelers with invigorating views of the imposing Himalayan peaks. It is advised to visit Gandhi Sarovar early in the morning, because the weather of this region changes rapidly.

The 14 km trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath goes through virgin deodar and oak forest and picturesque waterfalls. The 3km trek commences from the iron bridge of Kedarnath and ends up at Gandhi Sarovar.

The trek to Gandhi Sarovar is neatly paved for more than half the route. There is a breathtaking waterfall en route to Chorabari Tal. While traveling to Gandhi Sarovar do purify your soul by worshipping in the sacred temple of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath. There are no stalls or tea shops on the way so do carry your stuff. 

Gandhi Sarovar Important Information

Distance from Delhi: 425kms + 8km (trek)
Best season: Throughout the year

 How to reach Gandhi Sarovar?

Buses and Taxis are available from Rishikesh to Gaurikund. The remaining 17 kms distance to reach Gandhi Sarovar must be completed on foot. Ponies and palanquins are available from Gaurikund. The trekking route from Gaurikund to Gandhi Sarovar is easy. Gandhi Sarovar is situated 3kms from Kedarnath.

Road Route from Delhi:

Delhi - Meerut - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Rudraprayag - Guptkashi - Gaurikund - (17kms Trek) - Chorabari Tal

Accommodation in Gandhi Sarovar?

There are no accommodation options available at Gandhi Sarovar. The last point of accommodation en route Gandhi Sarovar is Kedarnath. There are various types of accommodation options available at Kedarnath.

Nearby Tourist Places

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath is one of the most holy temples of north India. The town of Kedarnath is also the last point of accommodation in the nearby region. Shankracharya Samadhi and Bhairon Devta Temple are also interesting places to visit in Kedarnath town. There is one more more lake - Vasuki Tal which can be reached by trekking 6 kms from Kedarnath. While traveling back you can visit Triyuginarayan. Triyuginarayan is the place where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.

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