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Kedarnath Kapat Opening and Closing Date & Time 2023 | Tips and Distance

Kedarnath is a religious landmark for Hindus considered one of the most significant places for Hindus. As we know Kedarnath temple opens only for 6 months. Kedarnath Temple decided to close the kapat in winter due to heavy snowfall and the temperature is in minus.

Kedarnath Temple is a part of the Chardham Yatra, a pilgrimage for Hindus. It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas surrounded by the gigantic Himalayas. But this historic and religious temple isn’t open to devotees all year long.

Kedarnath Kapat Opening Date and Time 2023

The opening dates and times of the Kedarnath temple are decided on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritya and declared on the Mahashivratri. This is decided by the priest of Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple after calculation on Panchang. Normally Kedarnath temple opens on the Subh Muharat of Akshay Tritya.

Kedarnath Kapat Opening Date25th April, 2023
Kedarnath Kapat Opening Time6:20 AM

Kedarnath Kapat Closing Date and Time 2023

The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed on the day Bhai Dooj and the temple are closed after the Pooja Archana in the Morning.

Kedarnath Kapat Closing Date18th November, 2023
Kedarnath Kapat Closing Time3:21 PM

Kedarnath Temple Timings

The temple opens at 4:00 AM in the morning and closes at 9:00 PM. Due to the huge number of devotees coming in for blessings, the temple timings were extended.

Kedarnath Temple Aarti Timings 

The Daily Pooja begins at 4:00 AM with Maha Abhishek.

Note: Devotees can only touch the idol before 3:00 PM and do the Abhishek with Ghee. After that devotees can take darshan but cannot touch the Ligam.

Shayan Aarti at 7:00 PM in the evening.

Kedarnath Darshan Timings 

The temple opens up at 6:00 AM and till 3:00 PM. Then the temple closes for 2 hours and opens for darshan at 5:00 PM.

Note: Kedarnath temple is closed between 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 

Kedarnath Temple

How To Reach Kedarnath Temple

By Air

The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jolly Grant Airport situated at a distance of 238 km. From the airport, you can easily get to Gaurikund, local transportation is easily available to reach there.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is at Rishikesh at a distance of 216 km. Gauirkund connects well to Rishikesh, so one can easily get the local transportation facilities from the Rishikesh Railway station to Gaurikund.

By Road

Take the National Highway 109 which connects the Rudraprayag and Kedarnath. Gaurikund connects well to all the nearby cities such as Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Srinagar, Chamoli, Uttarkashi, etc by cabs and buses. So one can easily get to Gaurikund by road.

Kedarnath Temple Distance from Different Locations 

  • Gaurikund to Kedarnath- 16 km
  • Phata to Kedarnath – 19 km
  • Guptkashi to Kedarnath – 23.5 km
  • Rudraprayag to Kedarnath – 50.7 km
  • Dehradun to Kedarnath – 254 km
  • Haridwar to Kedarnath – 239 km
  • Mussoorie to Kedarnath – 260 km
  • Haldwani to Kedarnath – 327 km
  • Jaipur to Kedarnath – 730 km
  • Indore to Kedarnath – 946 km
  • Pune to Kedarnath – 1963 km

Where to Stay?

There are many options available for Accommodation in Kedarnath. Here are some of the best options available for you where you can stay near Kedarnath temple at an affordable price with complete amenities.

Tips for Kedarnath Trek

  • Carry light Baggage
  • Carry enough Warm Clothes
  • The guide is available for both Hindi and English Communication
  • Carry Water Bottle
  • Carry Medicine and first aid.
  • Need to carry an individual umbrella and raincoat.


1. What is the opening date of Kedarnath Kapat?

Kedarnath temple will be opened on 25th April 2023 at 6:20 AM for all the devotees.

2. When Chardham yatra start in 2023?

Chardham Yatra will start on 22 April 2023.

3. How to register for Kedarnath Yatra 2023?

Tourists visiting Kedarnath Yatra can register themselves on the Uttarakhand Government website.

4. Which month is best for the Kedarnath trip?

The best season to visit Kedarnath is in the month of April to June and September to October.

5. Can we stay in Kedarnath?

Best stay options close to the Kedarnath temple are available with an online booking facility at YatraDham.Org

6. What is the closing date of Kedarnath Kapat in 2023?

Kedarnath Temple will be closed on 18th November 2023 for all the devotees.

I hope this information will be useful during the visit to Kedarnath. For more such information about the different tourist places in India visit our latest blogs on YatraDham.Org.

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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