Kedarnath Dham

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.

The Kedarnath temple lies amidst the majestic snow-capped Himalayan ranges and is thronged by thousands of tourists each year. The extreme weather condition of Kedarnath prompts the temple to remain open from the end of April to the beginning of November. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Kedar or Lord Shiva. In Kedarnath alone there are about more than 200 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Kedarnath Kapat Opening: The kapat of Shri Kedarnath Temple will be opened on 09 May 2016.

Kedarnath Closing date: Kedarnath Temple Closing date will updated soon.

How to reach Kedarnath?

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.

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