Kedarnath is located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. Kedarnath is a religious place, surrounded by snowy peaks all around. Kedarnath Dham is a famous ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Traveling to Kedarnath offers pilgrims the happy of the enjoyable life. This place is associated with Pandavas, According to the mythological tale, To escape from the Pandavas, Lord Shiva hidden himself in this place as a bull.

Lord Shiva had appeared here as a divine light, Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India, situated at the more height. This ancient and beautiful temple is situated in the Rudra Himalayas area. This famous temple is more than a thousand years old, this temple is made of stones of the big rectangles. This is a sacred religious temple. Kedarnath is surrounded by snowy peaks and beautiful mountains from all over, making it the farthest place in four Dham Sites of Uttarakhand. Every year devotees of Lord Shiva travel to this holy temple. Kedarnath's natural beauty attracts many come tourists from all over the world. Here, during the summer season, most pilgrims arrive in May and June, Because in this season the door of the temple is opened. In the month of April to June thousands of pilgrims come to the famous Kedarnath temple. Due to the rains in the months of July and August, the journey here is greatly reduced, because during this time there is more chance of landslides. After that, the journey begins again from September to October, And during the winter season, due to heavy snow and cold weather, the doors and journey of Kedarnath are closed for six months.

Kedarnath is one of the holiest pilgrim centres in North India, which is one of the twelve major jyotirlingas in India, Kedarnath is situated in the lap of Himalaya at an elevation of 3585 meters. Coming to the doorway of Baba Kedarnath, the mind gets a some rest. At the time of journey every year, thousands of pilgrims arrive for the Baba Kedar's darshan. This natural place in the Garhwal area makes snowy peaks and dense forest

Best Time To Visit

Kedarnath has a cold climate for the most part of the year and the best month for travel in May and June and from September and October. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. In the winter season, the journey of here is closed for 6 months. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides. The temperature of here between from -2°C to 5°C in the winter season and the temperature in the summer season is between 10°C to 15°C.

How To Reach

By Flight

The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 239 km away from Kedarnath.

By Train

The nearest railway station of Kedarnath is Rishikesh, which is about 221 km away from Kedarnath.


There is no big market in Kedarnath, there are many small shops from where you can take some souvenirs. Like some photographs of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati and some statues made by the hands of some deities, and some religious books can be taken from here. The Rudraksha garlands are also easily found here, made of Rudraksha, which is very important for the Hindus.






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