Kedarnath is one of the Char Dham and is perched at an elevation of 3,584 m above the sea level. Kedarnath Dham, a holy Hindu shrine is been visited by lakhs of devotees every year. The gates of the Kedarnath Temple opens on the day of Akshya Tritiya in the month of April or May and closes on the day of Kartik Purnima in the month of November.
Kedarnath has a very holy significance in the Hindu religion as it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas , the holiest Hindu shrine of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath is located in Uttarakhand and is very well connected with motorable roads to and from Rishikesh and Haridwar. Choose the desired commencement point according to your suitability and travel to Kedarnath from Rishikesh/Haridwar.
How to Reach Kedarnath from Rishikesh
Kedarnath is located at a distance of 227km from Rishikesh. Rishikesh is connected with roadways and railways across the country. To reach at Kedarnath from Rishikesh follow the guidelines listed below.
How to Reach Kedarnath from Rishikesh via Train
The Rishikesh Railway Station is at a distance of 227km from Kedarnath. You can hire a pre paid taxi which will charge about 5000 Rs. You will have to travel 205 km by road and further 14 km on foot to reach at Kedarnath. You can also travel till Haridwar (250km) and further travel by taxi to Gaurikund and then further 19km trek to Kedarnath.
How to Reach Kedarnath from Rishikesh via Airways
The nearest air connectivity to Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant Airport which is located in Dehradun at a distance of 25 km, frequent flights from Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai etc arrive at the Jolly Grant Airport. From Dehradun you can book a taxi or board a bus or even travel via train till Rishikesh. The Best way to reach Rishikesh is to book a taxi from the Jolly Grant Airport till Rishikesh. Further from Rishikesh travel via taxi or bus and head on to your journey to Kedarnath.