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How to Reach Kedarnath by Air, Road & Rail (Route and Distance)

Kedarnath Temple is one of 12 Jyotirling located in Garwal hills of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations and every year, many devotees visit there in various ways. From this, many of them are visiting Kedarnath for the first time and they don’t the route, how to reach Kedarnath, where to stay, things to carry and many other questions.

So here you will get the complete guide and I assure you all your queries will be covered in one place only. So continue reading for Kedarnath Guide.

How to Reach Kedarnath by Train

By Train

As there is no railway station in Kedarnath. The nearest railway stations to Kedarnath are Rishikesh and Haridwar. Both the stations are well-connected to major cities across India.

Nearest Railway Station

Haridwar Railway Station250 Km (Approx)
Rishikesh Railway Station220 Km (Approx)

After reaching to nearest railway station you can hire a bus/taxi or use a helicopter service. Because after that there are only two ways to reach i.e.., by helicopter or by road. Most people prefer to go by road for a budget-friendly trip.

How to Reach Kedarnath by Road

By Road

As we talked about above most visitors prefer to go by road where you can hire a taxi (private or Sharing) or choose a bus service. It is recommended to start your journey in the early morning if you are travelling by road.

By Bus

By Bus

There are many bus service operators available from Haridwar and Rishikesh to Sonprayag. As Sonprayag is the last bus stop to Kedarnath. After reaching Sonprayag take a sharing taxi to Gaurikund.

Sometimes direct buses are not available till Sonprayag, especially during peak season. So try to take a bus which is coming on a route. Below I will mention the Kedarnath route from Haridwar. So check for the details.

Where you will get the bus to Kedarnath?
You will easily get the bus at Haridwar & Rishikesh Bus Stop. Besides this many buses are available outside Haridwar Railway Station of GMOU and other service providers. Try to take a bus in the early morning only.

Bus Services start from 4:00 AM for various routes

By Taxi

By Road

If you choose to travel by taxi then there are options available i.e., private taxi and sharing taxi. For family or group travel private taxis are good options but if you are travelling solo or with 2 members then it is advisable to choose sharing taxi.

Where I will get a taxi to Kedarnath?
Nearby Haridwar or Rishikesh Bus stop or railway station you will easily get taxi service providers. But if you don’t want to waste time in finding a taxi or offline booking. Then YatraDham.Org offers a service of Kedarnath Yatra Car Package which includes pick up and drop from Haridwar or Rishikesh (two ways).

How to Reach Kedarnath by Air

By Air

The nearest airport to Kedarnath is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. This airport is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Nearest Airport

Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun)239 km (Approx)

After reaching Dehradun you will get a direct helicopter service if you have plans to travel by helicopter. The other option is to take a taxi or bus to Songrayag via Rishikesh.

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Route & Distance

LocationKm (Approx)
Haridwar to Rishikesh28 km
Rishikesh to Devprayag69 km
Devprayag to Rudraprayag65 km
Rudraprayag to Guptkashi44 km
Guptkashi to Phata14 km
Phata to Sersi8 km
Sersi to Sitapur4 km
Sitapur to Sonprayag4 km
Sonprayag to Gaurikund5 km
Gaurikund to Kedarnath16 km (Trek)

Also, check – Kedarnath Trek Complete Guide

How to Reach Kedarnath from Gaurikund

Gaurikund is the starting point of Kedarnath Trek. You can complete the trek by walking, by helicopter or by pony. This is a 16 km trek worth a visit to Kedarnath Temple.

Check – Gaurikund to Kedarnath complete route and guide

How To Reach Kedarnath from Dehradun

If you are travelling by airplane to Kedarnath then the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. After reaching there you can visit by road or by helicopter.

By Helicopter

By Helicopter

There are various helicopter service operators located in Dehradun which will directly drop you at Kedarnath helipad near the temple.

By Road

By Road

Reaching Kedarnath by road from Dehradun choose two modes of transport bus and taxi. It depends on you how you prefer to travel. Check the complete details on the Dehradun to Kedarnath route and distance.

How to Reach Kedarnath from Haridwar

To start your journey to Kedarnath first, you have to reach Haridwar. so check How to reach Haridwar. Once you reach Haridwar take a bus or taxi for Sonprayag if you get that. During peak season direct buses are not available. Also, note to take a bus in the early morning only. If you don’t get a direct bus take the Kedarnath routes buses from there you will get another bus or shared taxi to reach.

There is also another option to reach Kedarnath by helicopter. You will easily get helicopter service provided on Kedarnath Route in Sersi, Phata, Sitapur and Sonprayag.

Distance from Haridwar to Kedarnath

Haridwar to Sonprayag234 km
Sonprayag to Gaurikund5 km
Gaurikund to Kedarnath16 km Trek

How to Reach Kedarnath from Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the one of nearest railway stations to Kedarnath. Mostly connected to major cities around India. Besides this, there is a bus stand from where you will easily get Kedarnath route buses till Sonprayag from 4:00 AM in the morning.

Most of the people prefer to start their journey from Rishikesh. For complete details check the Distance from Rishikesh to Kedarnath.

How to Reach Kedarnath from Delhi

There are various ways to reach Kedarnath from Delhi. You can visit by air, road and train. Also, there is a service of helicopter.

By Air

By Air

There are various flights available from Delhi to reach Dehradun. After reaching there take a bus or taxi for your journey.

By Road

By Road

There is no direct bus to Kedarnath. So you can take a direct bus to Haridwar or Rishikesh. After that go for a state tourist bus or taxi.

By Train

By Train

Take a train from Delhi to Haridwar or Rishikesh. After reaching there take a bus or taxi for your journey.

How to Reach Kedarnath from Ahmedabad

Most of the travellers visiting Kedarnath prefer to go by train or flight. One is time-consuming and the other way will be a little bit costly.

By Air

By Air

You can take a direct flight from Ahmedabad to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun.

By Train

By Train

There are various trains available to Haridwar from Ahmedabad. A large number of people prefer to go by train to enjoy the train journey.

How to Reach Kedarnath from Mumbai

By Air

By Air

The most convenient way to start your journey is by taking a flight from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.

By Train

By Train

You can also travel by train from Mumbai to Haridwar or Rishikesh. The Mumbai to Haridwar route is well-served by several trains.

Best Time to Visit Kedarnath Temple

Usually, the temple is open for only 7-8 months. During this time you can visit the temple anytime. But May and June are best to visit because the weather is cool and monsoon has also not arrived. Besides this, if you can plan during May and June you can visit September, October and November till Kapat Closing time.

Distance To Reach Kedarnath from Other Dhams

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Distance from Yamunotri to Kedarnath

LocationDistance
Kedarnath to Yamunotri Distance (Road)387 km
Kedarnath to Yamunotri Distance (Air)66 km

Distance from Gangotri to Kedarnath

LocationDistance
Kedarnath to Gangotri Distance (Road)408 km
Kedarnath to Gangotri Distance (Air)31 km

Distance from Badrinath to Kedarnath

LocationDistance
Kedarnath to Badrinath Distance (Road)218 km
Kedarnath to Badrinath Distance (Air)41 km

Where to Stay in Kedarnath?

Stay in Kedarnath

During your whole Yatra from wherever you are starting, you must require accommodation options and it also should be budget-friendly. So YatraDham.Org provides you with the best stay all over India. Below you get Kedarnath Yatra Accommodation.

Things to Carry during Kedarnath Yatra

For a trip or trekking or a visit to a pilgrimage destination, we get so confused about what to take and what not. In this, we miss to take so many basic needs. so here you get a complete guide on things to carry for Kedarnath.

Hope this information will be helpful to you for your Kedarnath trip.

Kinjal Jesani
Kinjal Jesani is a travel blogger acknowledging you about the India's pilgrimage site. Get ready for a knowing about a mysterious temple to a popular pilgrimage site with her. Thanks!

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