"Unbridled Beauty"

A Town in Uttarakhand, India
3527 meters

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Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Kedarnath from sea level:  11572 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  30.7344906°N, 79.0658408°E
Ecosystem:  Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Kedarnath

Food Availability:  Indian, Tibetan 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Kedarnath?

Kedarnath is a town located in Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. The most remote of the four Chota Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3,583 m (11,755 ft) above sea level near Chorabari Glacier, the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by snow-capped peaks. The nearest road head is at Gaurikund, at a distance of 14 km.
The township itself cannot be called attractive, as it is built on a barren stretch of land on the shores of Mandakini river but the surrounding scenery of Himalayan mountains makes it very attractive place for pilgrimage and trekking. Behind the town and Kedarnath temple, stands the majestic heights of Kedarnath peak 6,940 m (22,769 ft), Kedar Dome 6,831 m (22,411 ft) and other peaks of the range.
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4 Places to visit and Things to do in Kedarnath

Kedarnath Temple at Kedarnath

Kedarnath Temple

The Kedarnath temple lies amidst the majestic snow-capped Himalayan ranges and is thronged by thousands of tourists each year. The extreme weather condition of Kedarnath prompts the temple to remain open from the end of April to the beginning of November. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Kedar or Lord Shiva. In Kedarnath alone there are about more than 200 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Vasuki Tal, Kedarnath at Kedarnath

Vasuki Tal, Kedarnath

Vasuki Tal, 8Km from Kedarnath temple, in Rudraprayag district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand in India is the enchanting lake where lord Vishnu is believed to have bathed in ancient times. Crystal clear water penetrating through the bottom of the lake revealing the rectangular rock stacks is amazing view in Vasuki tal. Songanga, the tributary of Mandakini, originating from Vasuki tal is a catchy view.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Trek to Vasuki Tal at Kedarnath

Trek to Vasuki Tal

Trekking enthusiasts who love to challenge themselves trek to Vasuki Tal in the group at least of six as the trekking route is very difficult. Trekking guide is must in Vasuki Tal Trek. The trek begins from Gaurikund through Rambara, reaching up to Garur Chatti and finally making way through the Kedarnath temple. Trekkers are fascinated by the beauty of the Mandakini river who flows downwards through the route to Kedarnath temple. Dense forests housing beautiful fauna, tall Himalayan ranges and enchanting waterfalls energize the trekkers.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Shankaracharya Samadhi at Kedarnath

Shankaracharya Samadhi

Shankaracharya Samadhi, the grave of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Located slightly behind the Kedarnath Temple, it is also one of the most visited places in Kedarnath. Sri Sankaracharya, a famous Hindu philosopher, is considered to be the renovator of the Kedarnath shrine. According to the chronicles of history, it is said that he had made relentless journeys so as to propagate his Advaita Philosophy. Additionally, it is also believed that he came to Kedarnath and in 8th century he established this holy shrine along with one of his four Mathas. He attained Nirvana at this place at the tender age of 32 years.
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Time needed - 1 hours

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