How To Reach Kedarnath From Badrinath: Very close to nature, Kedarnath is more of a religious place than a tourist place.
Apart from roaming here and having fun, people mostly come with devotion. This is pure land.
Some things must be known before coming here to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
This shrine remains closed for six months of winter. These six months Lord Kedarnath lives in Ukhimath.
When the doors of Kedarnath are closed, God is brought here from the palanquin.
For these 6 months, Lord Bholenath can be seen in Ukhimath only.
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How To Reach Kedarnath From Badrinath and stay?
Kedarnath Dham is located in Rudra-Prayag district of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath Temple is also one of the Char Dham with twelve Jyotirlingas included.
It is said about this temple that it was built by Janamejaya of Pandava dynasty and the temple was renovated by Adi Shankara.
Before going to Kedaranath, it is necessary to know a few things so that there is no problem in between.
From these two places Haridwar or Rishikesh you can travel to Kedardham. From here, take two days to reach Gaurikund.
Take a night’s rest in Srinagar (Garhwal) or Rudraprayag and visit Gaurikund the next day.
If you go to Gaurikund in one day, then you will be so tired on this hill path that the next day you will feel very difficult to climb from Gaurikund to Kedarnath.
After reaching Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun, you can book a bus, car or jeep for Kedarnath.
Direct bus service from Delhi to Rishikesh and Haridwar is available every half an hour.
By bus you can reach Haridwar from Delhi in 6 to 7 hours. Jollygrant is the nearest airport in Dehradun.
When to start the trekking from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (How To Reach Kedarnath?)
Start climbing from Gaurikund by 8 am. Arrive at Kedarnath by evening and stay at Kedarnath at night.
One more thing, after 11 o’clock on the way from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, the weather gets bad, which is bad from about 2 to 3 o’clock and it happens every day, not one or two days.
The path from Gourkund to Kedarnath is on foot. From here one can go on foot, sedan or horse.
Take 7 days (How To Reach Kedarnath)
It takes 4 days to come from Haridwar to Kedarnath and then back to Haridwar and those who go to Badrinath after Kedarnath take 7 days.
Why Badrinath Darshan is important
It is written in relation to Kedarnath that the person who travels to Badrinath without seeing Kedarnath, his journey is not considered successful.
Therefore, people believe that the philosophy of Badrinath and Kedarnath is necessary for the destruction of all sins.
May to October is considered the most ideal time to visit Kedarnath.
Apart from the guest house of GMVN, there are many clean hospices here. Apart from this, you will get free anchors from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, while tents are available for stay.
Before traveling, you can also check your health for free here.
Darshan time and aarti (How To Reach Kedarnath?)
The temple opens for visitors from 6.00 am. In the afternoon 3 to 4 special pujas take place and then the temple is closed.
The temple is reopened at 5 pm for public viewing. The priests and servants of the temple duly adorn the five-faced statue of Lord Shiva, then in the evening. There is 7 to 8 regular aarti.
The temple is closed again after 8.30 pm.