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Haridwar – 241 km
Jollygrant – 240km
Best Time to Visit
April to June
Sep to Nov
Summer - 15°C to 30°C
Winter - -10°C to 10°C
From Dehradun – 290km
From Delhi/NCR – 460 km
From Agra – 700 km
Holiday In Kedarnath - Aao Chale
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Kedarnath Temple is holiest Hindu shrines and one of the twelve Jyotirlings of God Shiva.
The temple was originally built by Pandavas at this place and was revived by Adi Sankaracharya.
According to Hindu Mythology after the Mahabharata war to absolve themselves of the sin of killing their relatives Pandavas undertook a pilgrimage to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. First they went to Kashi but could not find him as he was in Kailas Himalaya. On knowing this Pandavas left kashi and took journey in Himalaya via Haridwar. At one point of time they saw Lord Shiva from a distance but Lord Shiva hid himself from them. The place where this happened is today known as “Guptkashi”. But the determined Pandavas in search of Shiva went ahead wandered here and there and reached Gaurikund in upper Himalayas.
At this place Pandavas found a unique buffalo among other animals. Bheema went ahead to catch the buffalo but could not. He chased the buffalo for long and at a place found the buffalo trying to enter into the earth with its face already inside the ground. Bheema caught the buffalo with its tail and tried to pull it out but the face of buffalo had already reached other place so he could pull out only the hind part. Then on the hind part a Jyotirlinga appeared and lord Shiva appeared from the light. Thus Pandavas got the darshan of lord Shiva and were relieved of their Sins. Lord Shiva told Pandavas that he will remain at this place as a triangular shaped Jyotirling and by taking darshan devotees would attain piety. At Kedarnath temple this Triangular shaped rock is worshiped for centuries as a Jyotirlinga.
So Aao Chale Kedarnath!!
The Nearest Motorable road to kedarnath is upto Gaurikund. Gaurikund is well connected to all other places.
For people coming from outside uttarakhand the best way is to first reach Haridwar/Rishikesh. From Haridwar/Rishikesh you can hire a taxi or can take bus to Gaurikund or could drive your own vehicle upto Gaurikund if you know the road and can drive on extreme hilly and dangerous roads.
Once you reach Gaurikund you need to trek 14km upwards to reach Kedarnath. Ponies and Palkhis are also available from here.
Apart from Temple the land of Kedarnath on the majestic backdrop of the lower Himalayas is naturally bestowed with some of the wonderful beauty of nature. These yet to exploit beauty spots are adorned with an aesthetic charm that provides the onlookers a mesmerizing and captivating feeling. Kedarnath and its nearby fascinations proffer excellent opportunities to the brave and the courageous.
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Places Of Interest in Kedarnath
Vasuki Tal Kedarnath
Try it only if you are good at trekking and like adventure and challenges! Although a very beautiful location surrounded by great Himalayan peaks it takes 4-5 hours of difficult trekking to reach Vasuki tal which is 8km from Kedarnath. You need to cross Chaturangi Glacier and a very difficult climb to reach this beautiful Blue lake. The best time will be from May to Oct with mild and pleasant weather.
Gandhi Sarovar Kedarnath
Gandhi Sarovar is the lake above the mountains of Kedarnath. The lake is fed by Chorabari glacier. It is the closest just 3.5km and famous among trekkers and can take around one and half hours to reach.
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