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Kedarnath

Jyotirling, Uttarakhand

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Kedarnath is one of the most revered and spiritually significant pilgrimage destinations in India, located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Nestled in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of approximately 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) above sea level, Kedarnath is known for its ancient and sacred Kedarnath Temple. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is part of the Chota Char Dham Yatra circuit. Kedarnath offers not only spiritual significance but also breathtaking natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for pilgrims and nature enthusiasts alike.

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Reaching Kedarnath involves a trek through picturesque routes in the Himalayan region:

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, approximately 238 kilometers away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Gaurikund, the base camp for the Kedarnath trek.

  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station, around 221 kilometers away. From Rishikesh, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Gaurikund.

  • By Road: After reaching Gaurikund, you can start the trek to Kedarnath. The trekking route is well-marked and offers scenic views of the Himalayas.

Please note that the trek to Kedarnath can be challenging due to the altitude and terrain, so it's advisable to be prepared and check weather and trail conditions before your journey.

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