Kedarnath temple is one of the most important dham in all four Dham in Hindu religion. It is located in the lap of Himalayas. The altitude of this place is 3584 meter from sea level. There is no direct road or railway track for kedarnath temple. The last motorable road is Gaurikund , on the way to kedarnath. From Gourikund you have to trek Himalayas to reach kedarnath temple.
Let’s get a quick direction guide for kedarnath temple from delhi.
Here we split our topic ” How to reach kedarnath ? ” in two parts. In the first part we discussed the easiest way to Rishikesh . And in the second part, we describe the safest and shortest way kedarnath dham from Rishikesh.
How to reach Rishikesh, Kedarnath.
By road :
Resikesh is the nearest well connected city of Kedarnath. NH7 connects Rishikesh with the south part of india. Overall direct buses or shared taxi service are also available from major cities of india.
|Rishikesh||247 kilometers||1773 kilometers||1648 kilometers||1516 kilometers|
|Kedarnath||452 kilometers||1485 kilometers||1920 kilometers||1898 kilometers|
By Railways :
There is no railway station in kedarnath due to the remote area. The nearest railway station is Rishikesh railway station, which is located around 210 kilometers away from Kedarnath. Plenty of Express trains arrive or depart for major cities of all over India on a daily or weekly basis.
By Airways :
Jolly Grant Airport , Dehradun is the nearest airport of Kedarnath. It is a domestic airport, well connected with major cities in india.
Kedarnath helicopter service :
Once in Dehradun, you can enjoy your next journey by Helicopter, for kedarnath . Definitely, helicopter service is more expensive than the normal way but helicopter riding will give you an unforgettable view of the Himalayas. The only helicopter landing station is Fata near Sonprayag in Kedarnath. Public buses and shared taxis are easily available for Fata from Risikesh. The nearest heli-pad in kedarnath is almost one kilometer away from the temple. You have to cover up this distance by foot.
- Best time to visit Kedarnath.
How to reach kedarnath from Rishikesh
From Rishikesh you have to follow highway routes to reach Sonprayag. You can’t get more route options from Rishikesh to Sonprayag. Most preferable shortest and easiest way to reach sonprayag is via Devprayag and Rudraprayag. You can easily get buses or shared texis for sonprayag from Haridwar or Rishikesh. You may also reach for sonprayag use in your own vehicle. The bus ticket cost is around 350 for per person and shared texis charges almost 1000 per person. If you are planning sonprayag on your car then you need to park your car or bike in sonprayag. Only local taxis are allowed for Gaurikund. The distance between Sonprayag to Gaurikund is four kilometers. You can also cover up this distance by foot. Local text charges 40 rupees for Sonprayag to Gaurikund.
Main sixteen kilometers long kedarnath track starts from Gaurikund. By foot it takes almost 10-12 hours( depending on your energy) to reach kedarnath dham. Local pittu ( basket carrier) and horses can help you to reach kedarnath dham.
Important points on the way of kedarnath dham from Gaurikund are listed below.
Gaurikund ➡ Jungle Chatti ➡ Bhimbali ➡ Lincholi ➡ Kedarnath base camp ➡ Kedarnath.
How to reach kedarnath from delhi
From New Delhi, you have to reach Risikesh. There are plenty of buses available for rishikesh from India’s capital . Kashmiri gate ISBT, New Delhi and Anand Vihar ISBT new delhi are two bus stands from where you can get mejor number of buses for rishikesh.
Kashmiri Gate ISBT, new Delhi / Anand Vihar ISBT, New Delhi ➡ Meerut ➡ Muzaffarnagar ➡ Roorkee ➡Haridwar ➡ Rishikesh.
New delhi ➡ Ghaziabad ➡ Meerat city ➡ Muzaffar Nagar ➡ Deoband ➡ Haridwar ➡ Rishikesh