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Uttarakhand

Kedarnath

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Kedarnath is the seat of Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Situated at the head of river Mandakini. The temple of Kedarnath is considered to be more than a thousand years old. The temple is magnificent in its style and architecture. The temple has a “garbha-griha” for worship and mandaps for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors.

General Information

District

Rudraprayag

Altitude 3581  meters

Season

May-Oct.

Clothing

Woollens

Opening date of the temple

Last week of April or the first week of May depending upon the declaration of dates on the basis of Hindu rituals.

Closing date of the temple

The temple closes after Deepawali Festival during Oct. or Nov.

Connectivity

Air

Jolly Grant, Dehradun 251 kilometers is the nearest airport

Rail

Rishikesh (234 kilometers), Kotdwar (260 kilometers) and Haridwar (258kilometers) are nearest railway stations.

Road

Kedarnath is approachable on foot 14 kms from Gaurikund which is well connected with all Major cities of Northern India

Accommodation

Private Hotels, number of Ashrams, Dharmshalas, GMVN TRH, Temple Committee Rest Houses. PWD Inspection Bungalows are available at Kedarnath.