Know About Amazing cool splendid and adventurous mountain pilgrimage Kedarnath – Uttarakhand – North India Hill Station

Kedarnath a perfect destination for summer holiday in India. Kedarnath most fascinating fusion of religious importance and picturesque nature. For the tourist from USA, UK and other overseas country Kedarnath tour is opportunity of spending the summer holiday in the lap of mother nature where as for the domestic travelers specially for Kedarnath Yatra is the pilgrimage.

Holy destination Kedarnath from the heavenly Himalaya, is the abode of Lord Shiva and location of one of twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Kedarnath shrine is among the ancient temples [built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya] of the world.

Kedarnath is also originating source for Mandakini river. Tour to hill resort Kedarnath gets health importance with presence of thermal springs of medicinal value at Gaurikund.

Kedarnath is one destination among the Char Dham Yatra [Hindu Pilgrimage] of north India, other three destinations are Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.


Vital Tourist Information : Kedarnath Hill Station

Location :
Pilgrimage hill station Kedarnath is situated in the Uttar Kashi district of the northern state of Uttaranchal towards the Indo-Chinese border.


Mountain Range : lRudra Himalaya range


Altitude : 3584 Meters


Near By City : Rishikesh - Dehradun


State : Uttarakhand India


Region : North India


Famous as / For :
Hindu Pilgrimage - Char Dham Yatra
Summer Holiday Destination in India


Weather & Climate :
Kedarnath experience Himalayan weather, even the summer days are cool with a bit chilly nights.


Temperature :
Average mean temperature at Kedarnath remains in rage of Max. 18°C and Min. 5°C .


Tourist Season :
April to October, excluding rainy months.


Spoken Languages :
Garhwali - Hindi - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
On Kedarnath tour tourist can look forward to buy Woolen caps, blankets and shawls as the tour souvenir.


Trekking/Excursions :
There are excellent trekking trails, even the holy shrine is accessible by steep 13-km trek over a paved path from Gaurikund.


Fair & Festivals : Badri Kedar Festival [June] - Vinayak Chathurthi and Deepawali [October] are the some of the most celebrated festivals at Kedarnath Temple.


Travel Tips :
Kedarnath temple is kept closed from first day of Kartik (October-November) and reopens in Vaishakh (April-May) every year.


Must Visit Places :
Gandhi Sarovar - Gaurikund - Gupt Kashi - Kedarnath Temple - Panch Kedar - Shankaracharya Samadhi - Sonprayag - Triyuginarayan - Ukhimath - Vasuki Tal


How To Reach Kedarnath Hill Station Uttarakhand India


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Rishikesh (230 km) & Kotdwar [260 km] are the two nearest railway stations for the train journey to famous Hindu Pilgrimage Kedarnath.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Tourist can catch bus from Rishikesh, Kotwar, Dehradun, Haridwar and other north India cities for reaching Kedarnath. Visitors also have option of hiring a tourist vehicle for road journey to Kedarnath.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
On the air travel route Kedarnath is accessible from the air terminus Jolly Grant , at Dehradun [250 km]. During the peak tourist season helicopter service is also available between Rudraprayag and Kedarnath.