Kedarnath ‘The Abode of Mahadev’

Cradled in the lap of the mighty peaks, the Kedarnath town is one of the holiest pilgrim centers of India. This sublime town is proudly seated at an elevation of 3,584 metres above sea level and is one of the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand.

Holding utmost religious importance, the holy town of Kedarnath is centered around the Kedarnath temple and is visited by thousands of devotees each year.

About Kedarnath Dham

Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. There are more than 200 shrines in Kedarnath that are dedicated to the trinity, Lord Shiva. Since Kedarnath is nestled in the scenic vistas of the Garhwal region, it offers unobstructed views of the snow-capped peaks, the dense woods and the serene trails besieged by the rosy rhododendrons. One can savour the glorious view of the Kedarnath peak at 6,940 metres and Kedar Dome at 6,831 metres standing behind the quaint town of Kedarnath.

Why visit Kedarnath Temple?

Revered for manifesting the ancient Kedarnath temple dedicated to the destroyer, Lord Shiva, the town of Kedarnath is a devout center of the Hindus. This picturesque town is blessed with idyllic surroundings that enchant the visitors to have a rendezvous.

From here, one can admire the beauty of the lower Himalayas standing in utmost grandeur at the backdrop. The center of attraction of this place is the Kedarnath temple which is frequented by many devotees from all around the world. As the region witnesses heavy snowfall in winters, the temple remains closed and no one stays in Kedarnath. The idol of Lord Kedarnath is then carried on a palanquin to Ukhimath, near Guptkashi where the deity stays for 6 months (from November to April).

Kedarnath is not just a pilgrimage site but also a hot spot for the daredevils, as it features some of the arduous terrains of Garhwal region challenging the avid mountaineers to conquer them. Some of the popular tourist attractions in the proximity of Kedarnath are the Bhairava Temple, Chorabari Tal, Gaurikund, Vasuki Tal and Shankaracharya Samadhi.  

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