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Kedarnath

Kedarnath
  • Holidays
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Adventures
  • Holidays
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Adventures

Amidst the high mountain peaks of Northern India, which are covered with nothing but glory and snowstorms, lies one of the holiest pilgrim sites--Kedarnath. Known for the ancient shrine devoted to Lord Shiva, the temple has exquisite architecture and holy presence all around it. The town nestled in the Garhwal mountains is built around the temple. A conical rock formation is worshipped in the temple on the belief that Lord Shiva appears in his "Sadashiva '' form. Being one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India, Kedarnath Temple is a part of the 'Char Dham pilgrimage circuit.  The mighty Kedarnath peak, Kedar Dome, and other Himalayan Peaks stand gloriously behind the Kedarnath Temple.

Deemed to be erected during the 8th century, by the great Adi Shankaracharya, Kedarnath Temple is one of the few shrines in Northern India that requires an arduous trek to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva. Other than the holy Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath city has some adventurous attractions like Sonprayag, Chopta, and Vasuki Tal to provide a thrilling experience to the trekkers visiting the city. To sum it up, Kedarnath offers the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, the adventures of Trekking, and the Holiness of the Temple. Thus, by taking a Kedarnath tour, you will be regenerated on a physical, mental as well as a spiritual level. Now, let us get to know Kedarnath on a deeper level.

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2N Haridwar | 2N Guptkashi | 1N Kedarnath
   Starting Point

Delhi

   Drop Point

Delhi

  • Uttarakhand

    Kedarnath Temple is believed to be one of the most sacred temples in India, where devotees visit with the belief that one visit to the temple can free them from the cycle of life. Near to the holy temple, lies Sonprayag, a confluence of two rivers where devotees take a dip in the holy waters to achieve Nirvana. Through a short trek of 5 km from Sonprayag, you can reach Triyuginarayan, where it is believed that the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati took place. Usually, Kedarnath tour packages, offer horse-riding for aged people but a trek to these two places can be a thrilling experience for young travelers. Kedarnath offers many other trekking and snow-skiing trails for adventurers coming from different parts of the country.

  • Kedarnath

    Amidst the high mountain peaks of Northern India, which are covered with nothing but glory and snowstorms, lies one of the holiest pilgrim sites--Kedarnath. Known for the ancient shrine devoted to Lord Shiva, the temple has exquisite architecture and holy presence all around it. The town nestled in the Garhwal mountains is built around the temple. A conical rock formation is worshipped in the temple on the belief that Lord Shiva appears in his "Sadashiva '' form. Being one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India, Kedarnath Temple is a part of the 'Char Dham pilgrimage circuit.  The mighty Kedarnath peak, Kedar Dome, and other Himalayan Peaks stand gloriously behind the Kedarnath Temple.

    Deemed to be erected during the 8th century, by the great Adi Shankaracharya, Kedarnath Temple is one of the few shrines in Northern India that requires an arduous trek to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva. Other than the holy Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath city has some adventurous attractions like Sonprayag, Chopta, and Vasuki Tal to provide a thrilling experience to the trekkers visiting the city. To sum it up, Kedarnath offers the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, the adventures of Trekking, and the Holiness of the Temple. Thus, by taking a Kedarnath tour, you will be regenerated on a physical, mental as well as a spiritual level. Now, let us get to know Kedarnath on a deeper level.

HIGHLIGHTS
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Kedarnath
Uttarakhand
  • Day 1 - Delhi - Haridwar

    Arrival at Delhi. Our driver will pick up from Delhi airport or station and drive towards Haridwar. Upon arrival at Haridwar, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Later in the evening visiting Aarti ceremony of Holy Ganges. Back to hotel for overnight stay at Haridwar.

  • Day 2 - Haridwar - Guptkashi

    After breakfast, check out from and drive towards Guptkashi. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Guptkashi.

  • Day 3 - Guptkashi - Kedarnath

    Early morning you will drive till Sonprayag (vehicles allow till this point) from here you need to take local jeep/ Max to reach Gaurikund (3 Kms, on direct payment basis, approx. INR 100 per person). Upon arrival in Gaurikund, you will start your Trek towards Kedarnath Temple, which is long and beautiful man made trail. After reaching, performing Pooja and Darshan of Shri Kedarnath Temple. Later check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Kedarnath.

  • Day 4 - Kedarnath - Guptkashi

    Early morning, check-out from at hotel. Later trek down to Gaurikund. On arrival in Gaurikund from here you need to take local jeep/ Max to reach Sonprayag (3 Kms, on direct payment basis, approx 100 per person). Later drive to Guptkashi. On arrival check-in at hotel. An overnight stay.     

  • Day 5 - Guptkashi - Rishikesh

    After breakfast Check-out from hotel. Later drive to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Haridwar.

  • Day 6 - Rishikesh - Delhi

    After breakfast Check-out from hotel & drive to Delhi. Upon arrival our driver will drop at Delhi station or airport in time to board the flight for onward destination.

Inclusions

            • Transport from Ex Delhi all vehicle are NON AC in hills areas. 
            • Toll tax and parking
            • Driver Allowance
            • Accommodation for total 5 Nights
            • Daily Breakfast and Dinner at hotels only
            • All applicable Taxes

            Exclusions

                              • Air fare / train fare
                              • VIP Darshan 
                              • Helicopter ticket and VIP Darshan charges
                              • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
                              • Any other item not specified in 'Tour include'
                              • Porterage during trekking
                              • Entrance fees during sightseeing
                              • Travel Insurance
                              • Expense incurred due to bad weather condition, road closes, landslides etc.  

                              What time of the year is the best to visit Kedarnath?

                              Kedarnath remains closed for 6 months every year, from November to March, owing to heavy snowfall in the region. The exact dates of the closing of the Temple are announced by the government every year. The monsoon season in Kedarnath lasts from July to August, bringing heavy rainfall and causing landslides and other hindrances. Thus, the best time to visit Kedarnath becomes between September to October and May to June, since the snow has melted and the rain has stopped during this time. May, being a peak month, Kedarnath remains crowded during this time of the year.

                              How to reach Kedarnath?

                              Gaurikund is considered to be the base camp for reaching Kedarnath. The only way to reach Kedarnath from Gaurikund is by trekking but other facilities like horse or palanquin rides are also available to make your trip more comfortable. You can altogether skip the trek from Gaurikund by availing of the helicopter services from Dehradun. For reaching Gaurkund, rail, air, and road services are abundant. Cabs, buses, and jeeps are frequent and easily available.

                              What to pack when traveling to Kedarnath?

                              During Kedarnath Tour, it is advised to carry light baggage, only carrying the most important stuff with you. Since Kedarnath is situated at a high altitude, the weather is mostly cold with snow around, so warm clothes like jackets that cover you from head to toe must be carried. The cold weather can also cause some to suffer from fever and cold which makes it necessary to carry some medicines for cold and fever and other prescription drugs with you. Good trekking boots will help you with the long trek from Gaurikund and also make it comfortable to walk in the snow. Some lightweight foods like chocolates, dry fruits, etc can also be carried. Depending on the weather you are visiting in, you can also carry umbrellas. Masks and sanitizers are compulsory to maintain personal hygiene along with the Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate to prove you have completed your announced vaccine doses.

                              Which events are celebrated in Kedarnath?

                              Kedarnath is a popular and highly religious abode of Lord Shiva, is obvious that every festival or fair concerned with Lord Shiva is celebrated here with great enthusiasm and zeal. Moreover, Vinayak Chaturthi is also celebrated here with immense zeal since Lord Ganesh was Lord Shiva's son. Samadhi Puja witnesses a grand celebration involving lights, music, and puja processions during the closing day of the main temple. Shravani Anakoot Mela, a colorful fair organized just a day before Raksha Bandhan, is celebrated to mark the brand new harvest by the local people here. Kedarnath is also famous for its grand celebrations during the Badri Kedar Festival and Diwali.

                              What can you do in Kedarnath?

                              The first and foremost thing to do in Kedarnath is to visit the Temple for, being surrounded by the Himalayas, provides you with the best spiritual healing one can get. The Shankaracharya Samadhi that is just behind the Kedarnath Temple is the best place to understand the rich cultural history of India through the eyes of the monk, Adi Shankaracharya, who traveled throughout India preaching Hinduism. Vasuki Tal, a lake located in the Himalayas, can be reached by trekking through the steep heights but the breathtaking beauty of this pristine lake, surrounded by the lush green hills will be so enchanting and worth the challenging trek.

                              What is the cuisine available in Kedarnath?

                              Kedarnath, being a holy pilgrimage, is a strictly vegetarian place. However, it does not mean that they do not offer tasty foods. Although the Dhabas on the path leading to the temple serve basic Indian food, restaurants in Gaurikund serve Chinese, Gujrati, and Rajasthani cuisines too. Since non-vegetarian food is banned in Kedarnath, you will have to do with simple Indian food but, the positive side is that you will be getting that "Ghar ka Khana" even after being a thousand miles away from home.

                              What is the median Kedarnath accommodation package?

                              Despite the Kedarnath city being situated in the Hills, you will find a wide range of hotels, starting from high-budget five-star hotels to cheap guest houses and OYOs. The average cost of five-star hotels is around INR7000 per night. The minimum price for a hotel is around INR2000. Although the food is included in the price chart of the hotels, you will find a variety of restaurants to dine in, with prices not going further than INR1000 per head. Since, it is a pilgrimage place, different kinds of Pujas are conducted in the Temple. The minimum price is INR300 and the maximum is INR1700. Other than these, if you want to hire a pony or a palanquin ride from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, you will have to pay the price usually fixed by the government every year. The maximum it would cost is around INR1800 for every trip. 


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