It is one of the most renowned and very popular pilgrimage centers of India. The sacred region is located in Uttarkhand state at an altitude of 3584 meters from the sea level. It boasts the unparalleled credentials of religious arena. It is blessed with unruffled ambience, alpine forests, snowy peaks and colorful rhodendrons. Kedarnath is renowned for the world famous Shiva temple. Besides being a serene pilgrimage center, it also possesses the sizzles of idyllic tourist spots. It is not the temple that Kedarnath famed for, the lovely majestic Himalayas sets the magnificent backdrop which is bestowed with enormous nature vistas are also the major contributing feature for its serenity and fame. It proudly exhibits the aesthetic charms, unflustered ambience, undulating landscapes and salubrious climate are the captivating features of Kedarnath. It is a fine mixture of both serenity and tranquility. One can enjoy nature at its full bloom in the midst of sacred shrines.
Places to visit
It is the most famous shrine in India and is believed to be built by Sankaracharya. It requires a great trekking to reach the temple. In winter the temple is cloased due to heavy snow fall. It is also one of the 12 jyothirlingams.
Sri Sankaracharya is the great Hindu philosopher who is believed to be renovator of Kedarnath temple. The Samadhi is in serene location at the backdrop of magnificent Kedarnath temple. It is one of the much visited places in Uttarkhand.
Sonprayag, Vasuki Tal, Chopta, Chandrashilla, Agastyamuni and Ukshimath are other most popular places in Kedarnath.
How to reah Kedarnath
Jollygrant airport in Dehradun is around 239 km from Kedarnath is the nearest airport.
Rishikesh railhead is the nearest one, located 221 km from Kedarnath.
It is well connected by road and accessible from all major cities of Uttarkhand.
In summer 15-30 C and in winter 0-24 C and best visited from March to October.