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Kedarnath Pilgrimage Tours
Kedarnath Temple History :
Kedarnath is most famous for the Kedarnath Temple. The Kedarnath Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The pilgrims who go for Kedarnath Yatra worship the Jyotirlinga or the phallus of light in this temple. The Jyotirlinga is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas throughout India. Kedarnath yatra is considered to be one of the most sacred Hindu cities and pilgrimages.
History tells us that the Kedarnath Temple was built by the Pandavas to wash away their sins after the Great War known as Mahabharata. The temple is believed to be reconstructed in the 8th century A.D. by Shankaracharaya. The Matha at Badrinath was also established by Shankaracharya.
Kedarnath Badrinath yatra is considered to be a journey that purifies the soul and opens the gates to heaven. There are many Kedarnath hotels built for the comfort of the pilgrims.
Kedarnath Yatra Timings And Kedarnath Badrinathtrust : Kedarnath Yatra or pilgrimage is incomplete without visiting Badrinath Dham. Located at the bank of river Alaknanda and situated at an altitude of 3133 meters the temple is considered to be one of the most sacred centers of pilgrimage. The opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed. The temple opens on Basant Panchami and the closure date is fixed to Vijaydashmi. The temple would open on the 8th of May at 5.30 am. During this period the Kedarnath weather is favorable for pilgrims visit.
Kedarnath trust works on the upkeep of the monument and works for the poor and the ailing. Any pilgrims go ahead and make donations to the temple committee for the upkeep of the mandir and the noble cause they are working for.
Reaching Out To Kedarnath Temple :
The Kedarnath Temple is located at an altitude of 3581 meters on the Himalayas, around 77 kilometers from Rudraprayag and 42 kilometers from Badrinath on the banks of Mandakini River. The location makes Kedarnath Temple one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages. The entrance into the temple is restricted throughout winter and is open only for six months May to October. Kedarnath can be reached by Air, Rail and Road.
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun about 239 kilometers from Kedarnath.
Rail: Rishikesh is the nearest Railway Station around 221 kilometers from Kedarnath.
Road: Kedarnath is connected to roads by National highway 58. Buses and taxis can be hired from Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar for Kedarnath.
Kedarnath Helicopter Service is also a preferred mode of transport by most Kedarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists. The Kedarnath Helicopter Service has 5-seater Bell 407 helicopters. The flights depart from Agastya Muni located 17 km beyond Rudraprayag. The round trip takes approximately 45 minutes.
- Kedarnath Helicopter Service flight schedule is everyday between 6:30 am to 11:10 am
- Passengers would get 1 hr 30 minutes at Kedarnath.
- The cost of the round trip is approximately Rs. 8,501/- per person inclusive of temple visit charges.
Kedarnath Helicopter Service is safe and convenient for those who do not have too much time to spare.
Kedarnath Weather :
Kedarnath Weather is cold throughout the year; however May to October is the best time to visit. The breathtaking scenery and pleasant Kedarnath Weather during summers makes it an ideal time for pilgrimage and sightseeing.
Other Attractions In Kedarnath Badrinath :
Shankaracharya Samadhi is a must visit destination.
Vasuki Tal is a must visit for nature lovers.
Gaurikund and Sonprayag are also beautiful places.
Kedarnath Hotels : The Kedarnath hotels are well equipped and provide good amenities to the people who stay their.
There Are Various Kedarnath Hotels You Can Find In Your Budget:
GMVN Tourist Bungalow
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