Kedarnath FAQs

Kedarnath is famous as Pilgrimage, Hot Destination, Trekking, Editors Choice, Temples, Char Dham Yatra, Panch Kedar, Char Dham Route, Helipads, Featured, Must Do, Religious, Shiva Temples, with over 12 Places to See in Kedarnath. Nearest Airport from Kedarnath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 248 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh, 228 kms. There are over 15 Hotels in Kedarnath.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Kedarnath. Kedarnath useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Kedarnath Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Kedarnath. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.


What is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

The best time to visit Kedarnath is during the month of May as soon as temple reopens or during September -October when the crowd is less.

Is it safe to travel to Kedarnath?

Being a revered pilgrimage site, Kedarnath is generally flocked with tourists during the Yatra season every year. So it is advisable to be alert about your belongings. Monsoons season should be avoided as the roads leading to Kedarnath are prone to landslides.

What kind of weather can be expected in Kedarnath?

Summer in Kedarnath stays from March till June making this period very pleasant with temperate and cool climate. Monsoon season can be avoided from June to October. Winter sets in during November and lasts till February, making Kedarnath cold and covered in snow.

Is there any ATM facilities in Kedarnath?

No, there are not any ATM machines operates currently in Kedarnath after 2013 disaster due to the weak internet connectivity and town renovation activity. However, we suggest you withdraw the cash from the locations like Rudraprayag, Agastyamuni, Guptkashi and carry the cash when you visit Kedarnath.

What are the road conditions in Kedarnath?

After 2013 disaster occurred in Kedarnath, this question becomes more important for the tourist who want to visit Kedarnath Shrine. It is always a good practice to check road conditions in advance when you planning to travel to the hilly areas, especially in the monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides due to heavy downpour. However, being part of well-maintained NH-58 and NH-109 till Gaurikund, roads are pretty good and smooth for Kedarnath and well suited for your personal vehicle. This is advisable to avoid the plan to visit Kedarnath during monsoon or heavy rainfall and follows all guidelines imposed by officials if any problem happens.

Travel (Trip Planning)

Which is the nearest airport to Kedarnath?

The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jolly grant airport in Dehradun that is approximately 238 kms from Kedarnath. Which operates numbers of daily flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant & vice versa.

Which is the nearest railway station to Kedarnath?

The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is Haridwar junction at a distance of 238 kms from Kedarnath with numerous trains connecting Haridwar junction with other major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc.

Are there taxi services available in Kedarnath?

Being an important pilgrimage destination for devotees, there are many car rental services available in Gaurikund that is nearest road head to Kedarnath for tourists and pilgrims. One can book cabs in Gaurikund for visiting the surrounding areas like Chopta, Guptkashi, and Augustmuni etc. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered.

How can one go to Kedarnath from Rishikesh?

Kedarnath is at a distance of 225 kms and 297 kms from Rishikesh and Haridwar respectively. One can easily opt for taxi services on a private basis. Various local and state-run buses provide daily services from Rishikesh to Gaurikund that is nearest road head to Kedarnath. From Gaurikund there is the trek route of 14 kms starts for Kedarnath.

Can I book helicopter to Visit Kedarnath?

Yes, tourists can also reach Kedarnath by helicopter. There are some service providers like Pawan Hans that offers helicopter facility for tourists from destinations like Dehradun, Haridwar, and Agustyamuni. For booking, tourist needs to direct contact with service providers.

How to Reach

How to reach Kedarnath from Delhi?

Kedarnath is at a distance of 456kms from Delhi. One can reach Gaurikund that is nearest road head to Kedarnath. From Gaurikund, there is the 14kms trek to reach Kedarnath. Buses and cabs are easily available from Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun that are easily connect with all parts of the country by all major mean of transportation. For detailed information regarding this you can also refer to link How to Reach Kedarnath.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Kedarnath?

After the disaster occurred in 2013, there are few hotels and restaurants remaining in Kedarnath. However, nowadays Government providing free of cost facility of accommodation and food for tourists who visit in Kedarnath. Free of cost accommodation is subject to Government decision that can change anytime with no any prior notice.

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