Gaurikund is one of the fascinating tourist places in Uttarakhand. It is situated on the bank of river Mandakini at an elevation of 1982 meters. Five kilometers from Sonprayag, Gaurikund is considered the gateway to Kedarnath. The quaint mountainous region houses the ancient temple of Gauri Mata- dedicated to Goddess Gauri or Parvati.
En route to the Gaurikund, there are two tanks- one consisting of hot water with sulfur traces, and the other a cold spring, which changes color in keeping with the changing time of the day.
A few kilometers away from the hot spring, we can see the ancient temple of beheaded Ganesha. The temple of Kedarnath is visible from Gaurikund on a clear day. From Gaurikund to Kedarnath, the uphill trek is the steepest. However, pilgrims throng Gaurikund and Kedarnath to glimpse these natural wonders where the effects of the industrial revolution have failed to penetrate.
There are multiple reasons to book a Gaurikund tour. For professional trekkers, it acts as an excellent base to further their climb. Pilgrims prepare themselves for the holy darshan of the Shiva lingam in Kedarnath. In Gaurikund, one can put up at the small cottages and tourist lodges. Kalikamli Dharamsala, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Hotel Devlok, and Hotel Shivlok are some lodges where one can put up at Gaurikund.
The Coolie agencies working to and fro from Kedarnath and Gaurikund are a reckoning factor. They work round the clock, and the entire pilgrimage depends on them. The weary yatris plodding up towards Kedarnath like a caravan traveling uphill is spectacular. The journey is sometimes punctuated with tea breaks and sometimes by the dumbstruck travelers awed at the haunting beauty of the surrounding passes and peaks.
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