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Know, How to reach Kedarnath ?
Know, How to reach Kedarnath ?

Kedarnath is a town located aroud 220 kilometers distance from Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple.

It is the most remote of the four Char Dham sites and is flanked by breathtaking snow-clad peaks. Known for the ancient Shiva Temple, a trip to Kedarnath is an exhilarating experience. Like the other sites, Kedarnath closes on the first day of the Hindu month of Kartik (October-November) and reopens in Vaishakh (April-May) every year. This sacred city is visited by thousands of tourists from all over to seek the blessing of the lord and scout the undulating scenery of this region at an elevation of 11,755 ft above sea level.

Facts about Kedarnath:

-Best time to visit: May - June and Mid Sept - Oct

-Population: 479 (2001)

-Area: Garhwal Himalaya

-Altitude: 3553 mt.

-STD code: 01364

-Languages: Hindi

Nearby places to visit: Kedarnath Temple, Gauri Kund, Vasuki Tal, Sonprayag,Chopta.

How to reach there:-

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport to make it to Kedarnath situated at a distance of 150 miles. Taxis are available from airport to Gauri Kund.

By Rail: The nearest railhead is positioned at Rishikesh, about 130 miles from Kedarnath. The other closest ones are Haridwar, Kathgodam and Kotdwara.

By Road: One can easily reach Gaurikund by roads from the main destinations of Uttarakhand and many other famous parts of India. One has to get on a trek of 8 miles from Gaurikund that leads to Kedarnath Temple. Regular bus and taxis services are available from the major destinations like Chamoli Haridwar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Srinagar and Dehradun.

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