If you are fond of travelling and want to explore religious place like Kedarnath then this special religious tour package is only for you wherein you will get all the facilities like accommodation, food and transport services during your journey of Kedarnath at best price.
Let us tell you something about Kedarnath, in our country, there is a lot of belief among Hindus about pilgrimage, which is going on since ancient times. There are many pilgrimage places in the country where people from every corner of the country come to visit. They believe that all the sins of life are destroyed by visiting these pilgrimage places. When it comes to places of pilgrimage, the name of Kedarnath Temple of Uttarakhand first comes to the fore.
This temple is the temple of Lord Shiva, which is many years old. It is located on the Garhwal Himalayan rangenear the Mandakini River in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, India. It is at a distance of 221 kilometers from Rishikesh. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The view of the river Mandakini flowing near this temple and the mountains covered with snow cover is very spectacular. People get attracted towards Kedarnath by seeing its peaceful atmosphere and wonderful view. As if someone has mesmerized them. In the Kedarnath temple, Lord Shiva is worshiped as the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’. This is a historical name, which has been going on for centuries. This temple is one of the most important pilgrimage centers especially for Hindus.
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Some easiest mode of transport used to reach at Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath Trek: Let us tell you that if you are healthy, then trekking is a good option for you; otherwise, it is challenging for you because the trek is about 18 km in distance, which is not good for an old person. To reach the Kedarnath Temple, you can use the services of a mule or palanquin.
Air Services: To avoid tiredness of long mountainous trek you can choose the air services to reach Kedarnath Temple in short period of time. The air services are available from three different locations such as Guptkashi, Phata and Sersi.
Best places to visit during your Kedarnath Tour
Sonprayag – It is a famous place where the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati took place. Surrounded by the abundance of nature and majestic snow-clad peaks. it is also the place where the Mandakini River meets the Basuki River. It is a belief that devotees can attain Vaikunth Dham only by the touch of water.
Vasuki Tal Lake – Travelers can also enjoy the majestic view of Chaukhamba peaks from Vasuki Tal. The scenic view of the Himalayan ranges and the serene lake around compels the tourists to come here. Apart from this, the areas around Vasuki Tal are best for trekking.
Triyuginarayan Temple – Triyugi Narayan is the village where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married. Both of them were married in front of Lord Vishnu, hence the Triyuginarayan temple was built in their honour.
Gaurikund – Gaurikund is situated on the banks of river Mandakini and is considered to be the gateway to spirituality and salvation. Situated at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level, the Gaurikund Temple and the Gauri Lake are important sites for which the place is famous.
Rudra Cave Kedarnath – Rudra Cave is an underground stone meditation cave located 1 km from Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand. From the cave you can see Kedarnath Temple and Bhairavnath Temple very well.
Bhairavnath Temple – The spiritual place is dedicated to the Hindu god Bhairav. The temple is situated on top of a hill from where you can get spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayas and the entire Kedarnath valley.
Things to do on Kedarnath Trip
Best time to visit Kedarnath
The best time to visit Kedarnath is between September to October and May to June when the snow has melted and there is no rain. Kedarnath remains closed for 6 months every year from November to March due to snowfall in the region.
How to reach Kedarnath
By Flight: The nearest airport to Kedarnath is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, from where you can take a taxi to Gaurikund. Gaurikund is the last pass leading to Kedarnath.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is Rishikesh which is 216 km away from Kedarnath. It is well connected by trains to and from major destinations in India.
By Road: Gaurikund is well connected by cabs and buses to all the nearby cities like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Chamoli, Uttarkashi etc. You can find buses to Rishikesh from ISBT Kashmere Gate in Delhi. Taxis and buses can also be hired from major places in Uttarakhand to reach at Kedarnath.
Our driver will meet you at the Delhi airport/ railway station/ bus stand or your preferred location and drive you to Haridwar. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival in Haridwar. In the evening, visit Mansa Devi Temple and watch the Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri. Return back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Haridwar.
After breakfast, drive to Guptkashi via Devpryag and Rudrapryag. En route, you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath; drive alongside the river to reach Guptkashi, then visit Ardh Narishwar Temple in Guptkashi. Check-in to the hotel upon arrival in Guptkashi for dinner and an overnight stay.
After a delicious breakfast, drive to Gaurikund to begin your trek to Kedarnath (by pony, Doli, or by air-related services). Visit Kedarnath Temple. After temple darshan, trek down to Gaurikund. Later, drive to Guptkashi for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, drive to Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh, "the place of sages," is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of the Ganga and is surrounded by the Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of "Hrishikesh," and this area henceforth came to be known as Rishikesh. Visit Rishikesh temples and top sightseeing places like Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, etc., and drive to Haridwar for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, depart for Delhi. Dropping off at the Delhi airport, railway station, residence, or hotel for your onward journey.