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Kedarnath Chardham Yatra
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Kedarnath is profoundly known for its divine significance. As an essential part of the famous chardham yatra in Uttrakhand, Kedarnath is a must to visit shrine. The chardham yatra also includes a visit to the four pilgrimage sites of Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri.
Known for its mysticism, people across borders travel to visit the kedarnath dham for its enticing scenic and spiritual relevance. The kedarnath badrinath chardham yatra is a popular religious and tourist spot in Uttrakhand.
Located in the Garhwal Himalayan range, Kedarnath is situated above the sea level, near the Mandakini river. Kedarnath chardham yatra has steadily gained distinction due to the temple and its holy significance. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kedarnath temple is over 1200 years old. Built by Adi Shankaracharya, it is believed to be one among the 12 prominent jyotirlingas in India. The magnificent temple welcomes thousands of pilgrims to worship.
Kedar meaning Shiva, the word Kedarnath is derived from Sanskrit, meaning ‘lord of the field’. However, due to extreme weather conditions kedarnath trip is restricted to six months between April and November. During winters, the deity from kedarnath temple is carried to Ukhimat, a small town in Uttrakhand, where the deity is worshipped for six months.
The kedarnath temple is not directly accessible by road. It requires an uphill trekking of 22 kilometers from Gaurikund. The kedarnath trek is a steep trek starting from Gauri Kund. The valley is enthralling and brings in amazing trekking experience for trekkers. Trekkers can find breath taking views of Chaukhaumba peaks and the Mandakini valley. The kedarnath valley is also captivating for trekkers with Vasukital Lake providing crystal clear waters. Yet, offering fascinating views you can even enjoy the valley view of kedarnath by helicopter.
However, the beautiful kedarnath landscape has been worst affected during the 2013 heavy flood in Northern India. The surrounding areas were extensively damaged by kedarnath flood in 2013. Yet, with its sacred significance, the temple structure did not witness any severe damage. The temple stands as it is even today, with just a few cracks on the wall due to the mountain debris. As a lesser-known fact, one of the mountain debris is known to have protected the temple completely during the floods. The kedarnath temple still stands tall and rock-solid surrounded with appealing dales and foothills.
A land of righteous and blissful experience, Kedarnath is a hot-spot for spiritual and religious tourists across the country. For an exciting and thrilling kedarnath chardham yatra, book in advance with chardhamboking.com. For more information on bookings for travel, lodging, and other travel amenities, chardhambooking.com is your trusted site.
Kedarnath Badrinath Dham Tour Packages
Panch Kedarnath Darshan Yatra tour package from Haridwar -13 Nights 14 Days
Ek Dham Kedarnath yatra tour package from Haridwar – 03 Nights 04 Days
Teen Dham Gangotri – Kedarnath Yatra tour package -07 Nights 08 Days
Do Dham Kedarnath Yatra tour package from Haridwar – 05 Nights 06 Days
Do Dham Yatra (Kedarnath Ji & Badrinath Ji) – 06 Nights 07 Days
Teen Dham Gangotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath Yatra From Delhi – 09 Nights 10 Days
Panch Kedarnath Yatra tour package From Delhi – 15 Nights 16 Days
Trip to Kedarnath yatra From Delhi – 04 Nights 05 Days
Kedarnath & Badrinath Dham yatra From Delhi – 07 Nights 08 Days
Phata – Kedarnath by Helicopter Ticket Booking
Do Dham Yatra – Helicopter for Kedarnath Ji and Badrinath Ji
Kedarnath Darshan Information:
Climate in Kedarnath Dham:
Winter – Sept. to Nov. cold during the day & chilly at night. Dec. to march snow bound. Summer – May – Aug. Cool during the day & cold at night. Temp. Max. 17.9C & Min. 5.9 C
Best Season for selecting your Kedarnath Tour Package:
May – October, except Monsoon
What to wear on Trip to Kedarnath Tour packages:
Light Woollens in summer & Heavy Woollens in winter.
Languages spoken at Kedar Nath:
Hindi, English, Garhwali.
About Trip to Kedarnath
Kedarnath Dham is one of the twelve “Jyotirlingas” of Shivji. It is located at the head of river Mandakini, at about an altitude of 3584 mtrs. The shrine of Kedarnath is one of the most sacred pilgrimages of Hindus.
Things to see on Trip to Kedarnath Badrinath Darshan Tour Packages
Kedarnath Temple: A magnificent view, positioned in the center of a broad highland enclosed by snow roofed peaks. The temple was built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya. It stands adjoining to the spot of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas.
Shankaracharya Samadhi: Located behind the Kedarnath temple is The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. It is believed that, he went into samadhi at an early age of 32 years, after establishing four sacred Dhams in India.
Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar) : A trek of 1km away from Kedarnath is located floating ice on the crystal clear waters of the lake, a fascinating view for the visitors.
Gaurikund : A temple dedicated to Maa Gauri and hot water springs.
Trijuginarayan : It is believed that the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati was solemnized here. An eternal flame is situated in front of the Shiva Temple, which is believed to have witnessed the marriage.
Ukhimath : Also known as, the winter home of the deity at Kedarnath temple and the seat of the Rawal of Kedarnath.
Agastyamuni : It is the temple of sage Agastya.
Madhmaheshwar : The temple of Madhmaheshwar is one of the Panch Kedar. Located at an altitude of 3,289 mtrs, 25 km north-east of Guptkashi.
Tungnath : Tungnath Temple is located at an altitude of 3,680 mtr. Among the Panch Kedar, it is the highest Shiva shrine.
Hotels in Kedarnath – List of Kedarnath Hotels:
List of Hotels in Kedarnath:
- Hotel Punjab Sindh (Call for more hotels in kedarnath)
- Hotel Bikaner House (Call for more hotels in kedarnath)
- Himachal House (Call for more hotels in kedarnath)
- Sunil Lodge (Call for more hotels in kedarnath)
- GMVN TRH (Call for more hotels in kedarnath)
How to Reach Kedarnath Dham:
Air : Nearest Airport, Jollygrant, 239 Kms.
Rail : Nearest Railway station, Rishikesh, 221 Kms.
Road : Kedarnath is accessible on foot from Gaurikund, which is accessible by road with Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun, Hardwar and other vital hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon hills.
Local Transport : Horses, Dandies and Ponies are available at Gaurikund for going and carrying luggage to Kedarnath.
Helicopter for Kedarnath / Kedarnath by Helicopter Booking
Kedarnath Badrinath Darshan can be done by Daily helicopter service to kedarnath flying at short interval of time everyday. Yatris can book their tickets in advance to avail the service, many charter companies have resumed the kedarnath helicopter booking and service. People can visit the kedarnath temple and return back to Phata on same day or wish to stay overnight and come back next day by helicopter.
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