Road Map to Kedarnath

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Gaurikund to Kedarnath trail : The actual temple, an impressive stone edifice of unknown date, is accessible only after a steep 14 km walk (horses or palanquins are available for rent).

The most remote of the four Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks. This is a part of 14km trek from Gourikund to Kedarnath.

Beautiful trek towards Kedarnath
This is the beautiful trek towards the Kedarnath temple. The Holy river Mandakini accompanies the trekkers throughout the tough, but rewarding journey.

The trail to Kedarnath, part of the Char Dham pilgrimage through the Indian Himalayas.On the way to Ramwara to reach reach Kedarnath Path from Ramwara to Garur Chatti - On way to Kedarnath

Garur Chatti : Let us all pray at this sacred temple for all our loved onesThe last phase of journey to Shri Kedarnath.

The awesome majesty of Kedarnath is first experienced at this place, ca. 1.5 kms from Kedarnath. Kedarnath (11,753 ft.) is sacred for a temple to the god Shiva, in his form as Kedarnath (the "Lord of Kedar"). The snow on the peaks behind never melts.

Besides its affiliation with Shiva, Kedarnath is also believed to be the site of Sankaracaraya's samadhi (achievement of beatified afterlife).

Pilgrims traditionally first visit Yamunotri and Gangotri and bring with them the holy waters from the sources of the rivers Yamuna and Ganga and offer abhishekams to Kedareshwara. The traditional pilgrim route is Haridwar - Rishikesh - Devaprayag - Tehri - Dharasu - Yamunotri - Uttar Kashi - Gangotri - Triyugnarayan - Gowrikund and Kedarnath. Alternatively, the route to Kedar from Rishikesh is via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Ukhimath. Near Kedarnath is the source of the river Mandakini. Mandakini joins Alakananda at Rudraprayag.