Perched at an altitude of 3584 m above mean sea level, Kedarnath is a popular pilgrimage site of the country. The town has been named after King Kedar, who reigned supreme during the Satya Yuga. With the majestic Himalayas in the background, blended with alpine forests and colourful rhododendrons, Kedaranath is known for its picturesque environs. Located in the Rudraprayag district, Kedarnath is an integral component of the sacred char dhamyatra.
Places to Stay
Kedarnath has decent accommodation options. Some of the hotels in Kedarnath are Hotel Punjab Sindh Awas(Tariff –Rs 800), Gujarat Bhawan(Tariff –Rs 500) and Hotel Saurabh(Tariff –Rs 600) among numerous others.
The official language of Kedarnath is Hindi. Garhwali and English are also spoken in this region.
Holi in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Kedarnath are Kedarnath Temple, Sankaracharya Samadhi, Sonprayag, Vasuki Tal, Chopta, Chandrashilla, Agastyamuni and Ukshimath among numerous others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Dehradun Airport, which is 122 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Kedarnath is Rishikesh Station, which is 221 km away.
Kedarnath has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Haridwar and Gaurikund among others. Apart from state run buses, private operators such as Rao Travels also ply on this route. Book bus tickets to your favourite destination through various bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.