About the Destination:
A trip to Kedarnath feels like opening a door to salvation. Mighty snow-capped Garhwal Himalayan ranges, legendary temple walls and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva makes this destination a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Bathe in the aura of spirituality and thrill as you trek amidst the mighty Himalayas all the way to the head of the beautiful Mandakini River.
It stands tall as one of the famous pilgrimage destinations where thousands of tourists and pilgrims come every year to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. One can also visit the Bhairav Temple, the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, nestled south of the Kedarnath Temple, approximately one kilometer uphill. The scenic views on the way to the Kedarnath Temple will make you spellbound and the divinity that roams in the air will make your every second worthwhile.
Quick info :
Route: Rishikesh – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi – Rishikesh
Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Start Point: Rishikesh
End Point: Rishikesh
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How to Reach:
The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun, all the flights from the major cities are available here. You can also take the train to Haridwar and then travel further in a cab for Rishikesh. Haridwar is connected to all the major cities by railways.
You will be picked from Rishikesh in the morning and will be taken directly to the Guptkashi. The route will be covering the Byasi, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, and Agastmuni hill stations on the way. Have your lunch in the midway and you will reach the destination in the evening. Check-in into the hotel and enjoy the evening. Overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Wake up early and get a refresh for a day. You will be embarking on the tour through the road from Guptkashi to Sonprayag which has a distance of 30 km. Sometimes this distance takes more than 03 hours to reach Sonprayag. so leaving early is a good option. Take the local conveyance for Gaurikund from sonprayag. Once done with medical and biometric registration, you can proceed to the trek. It will be a 16km trek, you will also have other options like Dolly/Ponny if you wish to skip trekking.
Do the necessary shopping for the pooja at Kedarnath temple, and can also book the special puja at an additional charge. Pack your bags and get ready to trek down to Sonprayag. From there you can board a cab and proceed your journey to Chopta. You will reach Chopta in the evening, from there you can enjoy the mesmerizing sunset and bonfire. Have your dinner and overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Refuel yourself with a substantial breakfast at the inn. Post breakfast looks at and continues to Rishikesh for the drop. On the way explore the Rishikesh neighborhood market, Ram Jhula, and Laxman Jhula. The visit reaches a conclusion here.