Kedarnath Yatra has been started if you are planning to visit Kedarnath Dham in 2020 this post will help you a lot?
When we talk about char Dham Yatra than the most sacred Char Dhams for the followers of Hinduism is Kedarnath the others being Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. As per Hindu religious scriptures, Pandavas from the Mahabharata did the Char Dham yatra in order to wash away the sins that were committed by them during the epic war of Kurukshetra. So Kedarnath holds such religious significance in India for Hindus.
The trek that leads to the main temple of Kedarnath can be a little tiring and one testing task.
Kedarnath, a pristine town in Uttrakhand, located at an altitude of 3584 m above sea level and guarded by the mighty peaks of the great Himalayas. Devotees flock to Kedarnath to pay a visit to an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is considered the destroyer and the purifier. Apart from strong religious significance, Kedarnath in the Garhwal region features unmatched natural beauty. The snow-capped mountains and alpine forests create a whole new world altogether.
To reach Kedarnath the last motorable road is Gaurkundi from Kedarnath. From there, it is a trek along the Himalayas. For those traveling by airplanes one has to take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and from outside the airport cab and taxis can be hired. The town is also well connected to Dehradun and Haridwar by bus. To reach Kedarnath train travelers will have to get down at RishikeshRailway Station and take a bus
Here is a quick guide to how to reach Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand.
Kedarnath does not have an airport of its own which makes Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest civil airhead as there Kedarnath does not have its own Located around 250 km from Kedarnath, Major cities of India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai are connected with this airport Due to plenty of flights there is lots of options in terms of flight timing and fare from these cities.
By bus network, Kedarnath is well connected to New Delhi and Dehradun. If you land in New Delhi, the best way is to take a bus to reach Dehradun which is about 260 km from the Indian capital. The two major interstate bus depots that run regular bus services to Dehradun are Kashmere Gate Bus Terminal and Anand Vihar Bus terminal in Delhi. To reach Kedarnath from Dehradun and from Haridwar as well you can take a bus. There are plenty of options to choose from A/C sleeper, non-A/C sleeper, Volvo A/C, Volvo A/C, and semi-sleeper buses. The distance between Haridwar and Kedarnath is around 125 km and buses take about 5 hours to cover the distance.
To enjoy that lovely stretch from Dehradun to Kedarnath u can hire a cab and the fare varies depending upon the size/seating capacity of the vehicle.
Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway head from Kedarnath as there is no railway station in Kedarnath, located about 210 km from Gaurikund, Rishikesh Railway Station is well connected to almost all the major cities of India and has a regular train on a daily basis. From Rishikesh, one can take a bus to Gaurikund.
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