Pilgrims reach Kedarnath by trek from Gaurikund. Trek distance from Gaurikund to Kedarnath is 17 Kilometre. So, Gaurikund is the starting point for the Kedarnath trek. It is tough trek. Normally, its take 6-7 hours to reach Kedarnath by walk. You can take the services of Pony or palki or helicopter to reach Kedarnath temple. So, Devotees arrive at Gaurikund by road from Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi. From Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi you can take a taxi service to Gaurikund. Regular buses and shared taxis are also available from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and Delhi for Gaurikund.
Road Route to reach Kedarnath –
From Your City – Haridwar / Dehradun – Rishikesh – Dev Prayag – Rudraprayag – Kund – Guptkashi — Sonprayag – Gaurikund ( Till Gaurikund By road) – Kedarnath (17 KM trek from Gaurikund )
By Rail to Kedarnath:– The nearest railway station for Kedarnath is Rishikesh railway station and Haridwar Railway Station. Haridwar Railway station to Kedarnath distance is 260 Kilometre. Similarly, Rishikesh to Kedarnath distance is 235 Kilometre. Haridwar railway station has daily train services from Delhi, Patna, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Indore, Bhopal, Kota, Jaipur, Ranchi, Raipur, Agra, Mathura, Jhansi, Prayagraj, and all over India. From Haridwar and Rishikesh railway station taxies to Kedarnath base Gaurikund is available.
By Road to Kedarnath:– Kedarnath temple is not directly connected by Road. Kedarnath base is well connected by road from all cities of India. So you can reach Kedarnath base Gaurikund from any place in India by road. You can self-drive to the Kedarnath base. Also, taxies and buses are available.
By Air – The nearest airport of Kedarnath is Jolly Grant airport Dehradun. Kedarnath is 240 KM from Dehradun airport. You can hire a taxi to reach Kedarnath from Dehradun Airport.
You can also reach Kedarnath by helicopter from Dehradun. Daily helicopter services are available from Dehradun to Kedarnath.
Kedarnath temple is in the Uttarakhand Garhwal region of India. Kedarnath temple is God Shiva Temple. It is at height of 11,750 feet and oxygen level at Kedarnath is around 60%. Also, Temple is in Himalayan Uttrakhand state of India. Kedarnath is the most visited temple in India. So, Pilgrim seeks the blessing of God Shiva in Kedarnath Temple. Holy Kedarnath temple closes in November every year due to heavy snowfall in the Kedarnath region. That makes it impossible to reach Kedarnath temple. Because of heavy snow, all path leads to Kedarnath temple submerge in snow. Every year temple opens in April or May. Devotees eagerly wait for this period. So, once the temple is open, people come from all across India and the globe to get the blessing of God Kedarnath.
Read Best time to visit Kedarnath is April May June, September, and October every year. Also it is best time for to visit Kedarnath and Bardinath.