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Kedarnath temple timing and History| Kedarnath Photos, Location, Entry Fees, Closing and Opening Dates, Accommodation

Kedarnath temple Timing and Darshan Timing.

Kedarnath temple and Darshan Timing, Place to visit, Accommodation, Photos, Location, and Information about the temple are given here.

Kedarnath Temple  and Darshan Timing

Kedarnath Temple

Temple Timing


4:00 am to 3:00 pm


5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Entry Fees: There are no such Entry Fees in the Kedarnath temple.

Kedarnath Temple Information

Kedarnath, a temple of  Lord Shiv is in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Located near the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini River. Adi Shankaracharya built the temple in the 8th century.

Read on to know the history of Kedarnath Temple, its structure, how to reach Kedarnath, and where to stay in Kedarnath.


You can see a statue of the Nandi bull outside the temple door which stands as a guard. The Kedarnath temple is more than 1000 years old. And is built of very large, heavy, and evenly cut gray slabs of stones. It’s a wonder how the laborers handled these heavy slabs.

There is a ‘Garbha Griha‘ for worship and mandap. Even, pilgrims and visitors gather here.  According to Hindu legends, the Pandavas originally built the temple, and is one of the temple 12 Jyotirlingas.


It is not certain who built the original Kedarnath temple and when. The name Kedarnath means “the lord of the field”. The Pandavas wanted to seek forgiveness for killing their kin during the war, but Lord Shiva did not want to forgive them and so, he turned into a bull and hid among the cattle on the hill. But the Pandavas found Lord Shiva and then they built the first temple at Kedarnath. Contrary, the Mahabharata which describes the Kurukshetra war does not mention any place called Kedarnath


The Kedarnath temple is at a height of 3,583 meters from Rishikesh. The temple is not directly reachable by road and has to be reached by 16 kilometers uphill trek from Gaurikund.

How to reach Gaurikhand 

Chandigarh, Delhi, Nagpur, Banglore, or Rishikesh is perfectly linked to Kedarnath by road. The view is very beautiful because you can explore the ghats and mountains if traveling by road.

From, Haridwar, Kotdwar, or Dehradun it is easy to reach Kedarnath by train.

You can travel by airplane from Dehradun. So, you can reach Kedarnath by all means of transport.

You can reach Kedarnath only after a steep 16 km trek from Gauri Kund. Or one can choose the ride of horse, Dandies, and Ponies. However, it is chargeable and charges differ. The road from Rishikesh to Gaurikund remains close from the evening from 8 pm to the morning at 4 am.

How to reach Kedarnath By Helicopter

Even, you can reach Kedarnath easily via Helicopter. Uttrakhand government operates helicopter services. The helicopter is accessibly available from Dehradun, Gauchar, and Phata. The timings and rates are available on inquiry.

Guptakshi to Kedarnath by helicopter

You can avail of helicopter service from Guptkashi to Kedarnath, to and fro. The luggage carrying limit is 2 kg only and more than that is strictly not allowed. The weight of the person can max of 80 kgs.

Phata to Kedarnath by helicopter

The distance from Phata to Kedarnath is just 500m. The traveling usually takes 8-10 minutes to reach.

Accommodation of Kedarnath


These are some of the Dharamshala in Kedarnath which provide good accommodation in Kedarnath.

The Dharamshala is located in the center of Kedarnath. The temple is just 100 meters from the Dharamshala. Food facilities are available as per choice in the bhojanshala.

This ashram is a good option for families and group tourists. The views of the Himalayan glaciers are great from here. The temple is just 50 meters far from here.

Shankracharya Samadhi is just walking distance from here. Other transportation facilities are easily available here.

This is one of the best places to stay in Kedarnath with an excellent view of the temple and budget rooms. Yatri can enjoy a good stay here with family.

For More options on the Dharamshalas in Kedarnath “Click Here”

For information about the Kapat Closing and opening of the Chardham “Click Here”

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