Weekend Trip to Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
Winter 0 to 24°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 458 kilometers / 7 h
Best Time To Visit
Situated at a height of 3584 meters in the lap of towering Himalayan peaks; Kedarnath is one of the holiest pilgrim centers in North India and a part of Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. The place is famous for the ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This beautiful place has a close association with the mighty Pandavas and put forth a legend. Legend has it that in order to hide from Pandavas; Lord Shiva disguised himself as a bull here at Kedarnath. When noticed by the Pandavas, the lord plunged his head into the earth leaving the hump on the surface. The place is not only famed for temples and shrines. The undulating landscapes of this snowy region offer delightful time for adventure activities. The best time to visit Kedarnath is from May – June and September – November.
How to Reach Kedarnath
The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh. It is 189 kilometers away from Kedarnath. Thereafter, one has to travel 207 kilometer via road and 14 kilometer on foot to reach Kedarnath.
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport to Kedarnath. It is around 239 kilometers away from Kedarnath. Jollygrant Airport is well-connected to Delhi Airport. You’ll have to taxi cabs from Dehradun airport to Kedarnath.
There is no direct bus service between Delhi and Kedarnath. If you are coming from Delhi, take a bus to Rishikesh and get down. From here, bus services are available between Rishikesh and Gauri Kund. You can travel to Kedarnath by foot from Gaurikund.