Here, I am with interesting and important information about one of the famous temples of Chardham yatra “Kedarnath” of Uttarakhand.
Devotees who planning for the Chardham yatra, for them this information will be very useful during the visit.
Points which are to be Discussed here:
- Kedarnath Temple Opening and Closing dates
- Temple and Darshan Timing of Kedarnath
- A place to visit near
- How to reach Kedarnath
- Kedarnath FAQ
Kedarnath Temple Opening and Closing Dates:
The opening dates and time of the Kedarnath temple is 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.
The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed on the day Bhai Dooj and the temple are closed after the Pooja Archana in Morning.
- Kedarnath opening Dates for 2020:- 29th April 2020
- Kedarnath Closing Dates for 2020:- 16 Nov 2020 (On Bhaiya Dooj)
Temple and Darshan Timing of Kedarnath temple
Temple timing of Kedarnath is from 4 am to 9 pm.
How to reach Kedarnath Temple
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.
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.
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.
Trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath Temple
After the Gaurikund there is a 16 km trek that cannot be covered through any transportation.
If the devotees do not want to reach Kedarnath through Trek one can Hire a Helicopter from the Phata. Daily service of Helicopter is available. 5 seater helicopter operates between Kedarnath and Gaurikund by different tour companies.
Another option, which you can go for is a horse ride or the palanquin service available in the area.
General information useful during a Visit to Kedarnath
- 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.
The place to visit near Kedarnath temple:
- Gandhi Sarovar
- Shankaracharya Samadhi
- Bhairavnath temple
- Ratus Kund
- Vasuki Tal
Accommodation in Kedarnath:
There are many options available for Accommodation in Kedarnath for the night stay of the Devotees in Kedarnath.
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Q.1 What is the Fare of the Helicopter ride?
-> The Fare of a helicopter is approx. Rs.7000 per person for both sides.
Q.2 Is there any specific time to start the trek for Kedarnath?
-> Yes, the pilgrimage has to start their trek at 4 am from the Gaurikund as the trek is situated between the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary.
Q.3 What if anyone is not able to complete their trek in the late evening?
-> If anyone is not able to complete the trek till late evening, then there is an option to stay in camps in between the trek and start their journey again in the morning.
Q.4 Which is the best month to visit Kedarnath?
-> As it is cold most of the year, anyway May to June and September to October is the best time to visit Kedarnath. This means just you should avoid the winter while planning the trip to Kedarnath due to the very much of cold atmosphere.
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