Kedarnath | Chardham Yatra

Here we are not going to tell you things written on Google, here we are going to share our own experience with you.

The whole world was eagerly waiting for the Kedarnath temple to open and now it is also expected that there will be a rush of devotees on Sawan. People wait for months to see Kedarnath Dham. There is no doubt that going here is a different experience in itself.

It is as if the grace of Lord Shiva remains on this temple and the devotees who come here. Kedarnath Dham is surrounded by mountains on all sides. Kedarnath is about 22 thousand feet high on one side, Bhatkund is 21 thousand 600 feet high on the other side and Bharatkund is 22 thousand 700 feet high on the third side. Not only that, there are many things you should know about Kedarnath.

Lakhs of devotees visit Kedarnath Dham every year. A few days ago a cave was also opened where PM Narendra Modi sat and meditated.

2. Why we should go to Kedarnath {Kedarnath}

There can be many reasons for visiting Kedarnath, the first reason being religious. Kedarnath is a holy pilgrimage site where Lord Shankar’s eleventh jyotirlinga has been established. Even if you don’t come for religious reasons, you may come here to see the natural scenery, but never come here for entertainment purposes.

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3. How to reach Kedarnath {Kedarnath}

The journey to Kedarnath actually starts from Haridwar or Rishikesh. Haridwar is connected to all major and major cities of the country by rail. You can reach Haridwar by train. To go further from here, you can either book a taxi or go by bus. Haridwar to Sonprayag is 235 km and Sonprayag to Gaurikund is 5 km, you can go by road by any type of car.

Beyond this you have to walk a distance of 16 km on foot or you can also go by palanquin or horse. The road will also be very smooth. Wherever you start your journey from Haridwar or Rishikesh, it will take 2 days to reach Gaurikund. You can stay overnight in Srinagar (Garhwal) or Rudraprayag and next day go to Gaurikund.

If you go to Gaurikund in one day, you will be so tired on this mountain pass that on the next day you will find it very difficult to climb from Gaurikund to Kedarnath in inclement weather. It would be better if you give 2 days time, I believe this and also my experience. On the way to Haridwar you will find many places where you can stay overnight.

But in these places Srinagar and Rudraprayag are about half distance. You can also halt at Guptakashi if you wish and if you reach Guptakashi from Haridwar or Rishikesh on the first day then there is no need to halt at Gaurikund on the second day as the distance from Guptakashi to Gaurikund is only 1 to 1:30 hours. .

After keeping your luggage in hotel or guest house locker room, leave early from Guptkashi by 6 am and start climbing from Gaurikund by 8 am.

Visit Kedarnath till evening and stay at Kedarnath for night. If you wish visit again in the morning and then come back to Gaurikund and then from Gaurikund to Guptakashi and stay overnight. If you stay in Srinagar or Rudprayag on the first day, then on the second day you reach Gaurikund with all the luggage and stay at Gaurikund for the night. And then the next day, pack up in the locker room and start climbing at 5am. After reaching Kedarnath, visit Kedarnath, then overnight stay or come back to Gaurikund.

I believe that if you go to Kedarnath, you must spend a night at that Bholenath land. Another thing, on the way from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, the weather turns bad in the afternoon, which stays bad from around 2 to 3 pm and it happens every day, not just for a day or two.

4. When to visit Kedarnath

May to October is the ideal time to visit Kedarnath as the weather is pleasant during this time. Natives of Kedarnath also migrate due to heavy snowfall in winter. Anyway, this temple opens only in summer.

Every year there is a difference of a few days between the opening and closing of the temple as the Muhurta is calculated for it according to the Hindi Panchang. The opening date is Akshaya Tritiya and the closing date is around Diwali. It is not good to visit here during the rainy season as the risk of land sliding increases during this time and the roads are closed. Tourists get stuck here and there.

To take the bus you have to go to Rudraprayag first. There are two routes from Rudraprayag. One road leads to Kedarnath and the other to Badrinath. There is a bus from Haridwar or Rishikesh which goes to Chamoli via Devprayag, Rudraprayag and from Chamoli to Gopeshwar. By this bus you can travel to Rudraprayog.

To go to Gaurikund from Rudraprayag one has to go to Sonprayag first. To reach Sonprayag direct bus or jeep is available from Rudraprayag and if not available you can go to Guptkashi and then from Guptkashi to Sonprayag. After reaching Sonprayag, from there reach Gaurikund by jeep. The road from Gaurikund to Kedarnath is on foot. From here one can go on foot, palanquin or horse.

Kedarnath | Chardham Yatra

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