How to Reach Kedarnath

Kedarnath is well connected with most of the important towns and cities of Uttarakhand. Getting there guide below provides detailed information about how to reach Kedarnath by Road, Train or Flight.

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Location of Kedarnath

The sacred town of Kedarnath is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most important Dhams among the Panch Kedars. The Kedarnath town is situated near the Chorabari glacier, the head of Mandakini River and is flanked by the snow-capped peaks. The nearest road head is at Gaurikund about 18-19  kms away.  


How to reach Kedarnath Dham

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Kedarnath situated at a distance of 238kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Gaurikund is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Gaurikund. 

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 216kms before Kedarnath on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Gaurikund is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Gaurikund.

By Road: Gaurikund is the point where road to Kedarnath ends and an easy trek of 14km commence. Gaurikund is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Gaurikund are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar, Chamoli etc. Gaurikund lies on National Highway 109 which connects Rudraprayag with Kedarnath.

Kedarnath Trek & Helicopter options to Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath trek is about 16 Kms in distance and can be commence by foot, palki & on mules. The charges of Palki 7 Mules are almost same which is Rs. 2000 to 2500 for one side. To avoid the tiredness of long mountanious trek you can choose the Helicopter services to Kedarnath. The services are available from diffrent Helipads like Guptkashi, Sersi, Phata etc. Check rates and aviation companies to book helicopter services to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath Distance Chart

Road distances and travel time from/to Kedarnath from/to various cities within or outside Uttarakhand - Kedarnath Distance Chart

You can also hire or rent a Cab/ Taxi to Kedarnath. More details about Kedarnath Car Rentals.

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