Haridwar to Kedarnath

Kedarnath is a very revered shrine of Hindus which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the char dham temples of Uttarakhand but also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Every year in the yatra season, millions of pilgrims head towards Uttarakhand to reach different pilgrimage site and Kedarnath is one of them. Below is a detailed travel guide about how to reach Kedarnath from Haridwar

Pilgrims who are reaching to Haridwar can reach Kedarnath easily by using this guide. Below are the three modes of travel from Haridwar to Kedarnath.

Haridwar to Kedarnath by Taxi Service

This is the easiest way to reach Kedarnath. You can hire/book a taxi from Haridwar railway station or Haridwar bus stand to Gaurikund, which is the last road head to Kedarnath. They will probably charge around 5000/- rs for one side. However, the rate of taxis from Haridwar to Kedarnath depends on the type of vehicle or taxi-like SUV, Sedan, etc. It takes around 8 to 9 hours to reach Kedarnath in a booking cab. 

Haridwar to Kedarnath by Bus Service

Direct buses to Kedarnath to Haridwar are available in Yatra season, buses are run by GMOU & Himgiri, the timing of direct buses to Kedarnath (Gauri Kund) from Haridwar are 05:15 am & 07:10 am respectively. But because of high number of tourists and a lesser number of bus service to Kedarnath, it is very hard to get these buses. So the best way to reach Kedarnath by using public transport is to break your journey as follows:

Take a bus to RishikeshBecause of its location, Rishikesh has plenty of bus options to many parts of Uttarakhand, you can take a direct bus to the nearest township to Kedarnath to reach on time. You can follow the below route to reach Kedarnath.

Haridwar - Rishikesh - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Augustmuni - Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath

Gaurikund is the last road head to Kedarnath after that you have to trek about 16 km to reach your destination.

Haridwar To Kedarnath by Sharable Jeeps

If you want to reach Kedarnath in lesser time then you can choose sharable jeep or Tata sumos to travel. Because of the mountainous roads, these small vehicles are very successful in hills and are backbones of hills. Try to reach Rishikesh firstly to start your journey. Above is the route mentioned to reach your destination.

Note: There is no Helicopter facility between Haridwar to Kedarnath.

Haridwar to Kedarnath Road Route Map

 Src: google.com

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