GAURIKUND in Kedarnath
Gaurikund is a small settlement and the last motorable point. From here you have to do 14km trek to reach kedarnath temple. People visiting kedarnath temple generally halt at gaurikund during char dham yatra. There are natural thermal springs around and pilgrims generally take bath here before going to kedarnath for darshan.
As per a legend this is the place where Goddess Parvati (also known as Gauri) meditated in order to marry Lord Shiva and there is an ancient Gauri Devi temple of the goddess here.
Other places in Kedarnath