14 kms. Trek From Gaurikund
8th Century AD
face of Lord Shiva is worshipped at the Rudranath temple, at an elevation
of 2,286 mt above sea-level and is 23 km from Gopeshwar. 5 km of the
distance is motorable and the rest 18 km has to be trekked. The trek
passes through wild orchards and picturesque bugyals and involves trekking
over high ridges (some times 4,000 mt). The temple site provides
magnificent views of Hathi Parvat, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghungti, Trishuli and
many other peaks. There are a number of holy kund near Rudranath temple
namely - Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund etc. The entire area is utterly
enchanting and unmatched in scenic beauty. Anusuya Devi temple is located
on the trek to Rudranath involving an additional trek of 3 km.
The more hardy tourist may like to trek about 35 km to Kalpeshwar, where
the locks (hair) with head, of Lord Shiva are worshipped. Located in Urgam
Valley at an altitude of 2,134 mt above sea-level, the temple is a further
10 km trek from Rudranath to Helong, the motor head on Rishikesh-
The Chandrashila peak provides a rare panoramic view of innumerable
snow-clad peaks. The trek from Tungnath passes through forests of
rhododendron and alpine meadows.
At an altitude of 2,440 mt, the beautiful lake of Deoria Tal is located
on the Chopta - Ukhimath motor road about 3 km away from Sari. Another
trek is from Ukhimath.
In the early morning, the snowcapped peaks, including Chaukhamba and
Kedamath are clearly reflected on the lake waters. This lake also provides
an excellent venue for angling, as well as birdwatching.
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HOW TO REACH KEDARNATH
Air - Jolly grant (Dehradunl239 km away from
Kedamath of which 225 km is by road and rest 14 km ison foot.
Rail- Railhead at Rishikesh, 221 km away of which 207 km is by
road and the rest 14 km is on foot. Railhead at Kotdwara, 250 km away, of
which 236 km is by road and rest 14 km is on foot.
Road - Kedarnath is approachable on foot from Gaurikund, which is
connected by road with rishikesh, Kotdwara, Dehradun, Haridwar and other
important hill stations of Garhwai and Kumaon Hills.
Bus -This service is available at Rishikesh, Haridwar and Kotdwara
for Gaurikund. During Yatra season, some special Yatra services are also
arranged to Gaurikund.
Distance from Rishikesh to Kedamath 223 km, via Deoprayag 70 km,
Shrinagar 35 km, Rudraprayag 34 km, Tilwara 9 km, AQastyamuni 10 km, Kund
15 km, Guptkashi 5 km, Fata 1 1 km, Rampur 9 km, Sonprayag 3 km Gaurikund
5 km, Rambara 7 km, Garurchatti 4 km, Sri Kedarnath 3 km.
Transport : Buses, private taxies and other lightvehicles also ply
between Rishikesh and Gaurikund-Badrinath and back. The charges are not
fixed. Horses, Dandies and Ponies are available at Gaurikund for going and
carrying luggage to Kedarnath.
ACCOMMODATION (HOTELS IN KEDARNATH)
- Arti Bhawan
- Bitko Cottage
- Janata Dharamshala
- Kali Kamli Dharamshala
- Gujarat Bhawan
- Nepali D
- J.K. Griha Dharamshala
- Bhajan Ashram
- Bharat Sewa Ashram
- Bombay Bhawan
- Madras Bhawan
- Travellers Lodge
- Saraf Cottage
- Chand Cottage
- Modi Bhawan
- Birla Bhawan
|Festivals Of Kedarnath :
- Makar Sankranti (Jan.)
- Basant Panchmi (Jan-Feb)
- Nandasthmi (Feb)
- Holi (Mar)
- Baisakhi (Mar)
- Shivaratri (Apr.)
- Rakshabandhan (Aug)
- Mata Murti (Sep.)
- Lekhpal (Sep.)
- Janamashtami (Aug-Sep.)
- Dusshera (Oct)
- Dipawali (Nov)
|Fairs Of Kedarnath :
- Nagnath (Feb)
- Sardotsava, Joshimath (Feb.)
- Sardotsava Chamoli, Gopeshwar (Feb-Mar.)
- Shivaratri, Gopeshwar (Feb-Mar.)
- Nanda Devi, Nauti (Mar.)
- Maithan, Maithan (Mar.)
- Bishwat Sankranti, Kamprayag/Nandprayag (Apr.)
- Bikhot, AQastyamuni (Apr.)
- Nautha, Adibadn' (May)
- Kaviltha, Kaviltha (Jun.)
- Naumi, Jasoli Haryali (Aug.)
- Bhaikal Mela, Bhaikalthal (Aug.)
- NandaDevi, Bedni Bugyal (Sept.)
- Nanda Devi, Lata (Sept. - Oct.)
- Krishna Mela, Joshimath (Nov.)
- Gauchar Mela, Gauchar (Nov.)
- Ansi Mela, Anusuya Devi (Dec.)