One among the holiest pilgrim centres in northern India, Kedarnath, located in the state of Uttarakhand amongst the scenic locales of the Gharwal region, offers an unruffled ambiance with its snowy peaks, alpine forests and colourful rhodendrons.Renowned for the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kedarnath pilgrimage offers the joy of a devout centre and the sizzles of an idyllic tourist spot. A serene place that is closely associated with the mighty Pandavas, upholds a beautiful legend of its own. It says that in order to evade from the Pandavas, Lord Shiva made himself hidden in the form of a bull here at Kedarnath, and when noticed by the Pandavas, the lord drudge himself in to the earth leaving the hump on the surface.Nestled in the midst of the imposing peaks of the Himalayas, this holy city with its breezy gentle wind offers an unflustered ambiance. Not only the pious but also those who love to conquer the rough terrain of Garhwal also visit this hilly terrain. The undulating landscapes of this snowy region offer delightful time of escapades. All most all the attractive locations are placed in a higher altitude, Kedarnath and its nearby fascinations proffer excellent opportunities to the brave and the courageous.
It is not just temples and shrines that Kedarnath is famed for. This lovely land on the majestic backdrop of the lower Himalayas is naturally bestowed with some of the wonderful vistas of nature. These yet to exploit beauty spots are adorned with an aesthetic charm that provides the onlookers a mesmerizing and captivating feeling.
Chorabari Tal is a beautiful lake situated 3 kms ahead of Kedarnath in the mouth of Chorabari Bamak Glacier.
Gaurikund is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and a temple Gauri is also situated here.
Kedarnath does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Dehra Dun Airport (DED), 108 km away.
Kedarnath does not have an train station. Nearest option is Harrawala (HRW), 107 km away. Rishikesh Railway station, at a distance of 216 km, is the nearest railway station well connected to major cities and towns of the country. You can hire a taxi from the station or board a bus from nearest bus station to reach Gaurikund (And further trek to Kedarnath).
Kedarnath is well connected by road network to major cities of India.
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