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How To Reach :
There are 2 ways to reach Kedarnath:
1) By foot for a steep 14 km trek through a paved path (horses or palanquins are available for rent) from Gaurikund which is connected by road from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and other known hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon regions in Uttarakhand.
2) Through helicopter service.
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When to visit :
The best time to visit Kedarnath is from May to November. During the winters, the shrine is submerged in snow and hence is closed.
Spiritual Facts about Kedarnath :
There is a firm traditional affinity to Kedarnath. Legend has it that the Pandavas after fighting their own brothers in the Kurukshetra war were feeling sinful and asked for forgiveness from Lord Shiva. But Shiva repeatedly escaped them and found refuge in Kedarnath in the form of a bull.
Another interesting fact about Kedarnath is that the temple, built in the 8th century A.D by Guru Adi Sankaracharya, stands adjacent to the temple built by the Pandavas. The inner halls of the Kedarnath temple are adorned with mythological paintings and deities.
Another interesting fact about Kedarnath is the Samadhi of Adi Sankaracharya, which is located behind the shrine. It is believed that after establishing the 4 Dhams in India, he went into his Samadhi in his early 30s itself.
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