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 Kedarnath Yatra 2022 complete travel guide

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Summary

Uttarakhand is a beautiful Indian state with breathtaking views, lovely hill towns, exotic wildlife, pleasant weather, adventure activities, and much more. The Delightful Uttarakhand Tour is an 8-day itinerary that takes you to some of Uttarakhand’s most beautiful locations. Prepare for a vacation surrounded by stunning scenery and incredible sights. Rishikesh, Kausani, Binsar, Lansdowne, Nainital, and Jim Corbett National Park are all on the itinerary. Wildlife safaris in Jim Corbett and Binsar, Tiffin Top view point in Lansdowne, and the lush Kausani Tea Estate are among the highlights of this tour package.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Haridwar
  • Guptkashi
  • Kedarnath
  • Rishikesh

Day 1: Guptkashi – Haridwar

Start arriving at Haridwar rail station, transfer to Guptkashi, and spend the night in a hotel in Guptkashi.

GUPTKASHI – KEDARNATH, DAY 2

Drive to Sonprayag in the morning, then trek from Sonprayag to Kedarnath (3584 mts) on foot or by pony/Doli. Personal medicines, heavy woollens, toiletries, and clothing for an overnight stop in Guptkashi should be carried by tour members. Check in at the hotel. Later, visit the Kedarnath Temple and stay the night.

Gaurikund:

 Located 5 kilometres from Sonprayag and at an elevation of 1982 metres, Gauri Temple and a hot water pond can be found here. This is where Goddess Parvathi meditated in order to reach Lord Shiva. It serves as the starting point for a trek to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath: 

The Kedarnath shrine, one of the holiest sites in Hinduism.Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of Lord Shiva’s 12 jyotirlingas, is a picturesque spot set against the majestic Kedarnath range. Lord Shiva, the protector and destroyer, is also known as Kedar. According to legend, after defeating the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, the Pandavas felt guilty for killing their own brothers and sought Lord Shiva’s forgiveness. He eluded them on several occasions, and while fleeing, he took refuge in the form of a bull at Kedarnath. When he realised he was being followed, he dove into the ground, leaving his hump visible on the surface. Lord Shiva’s remaining parts appeared in four other places and are worshipped as his manifestations. Tungnath’s arms and face appeared.

His locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar, his belly at Rudranath, and his belly at Madmaheshwar. Panch Kedar refers to Kedarnath and the four shrines mentioned above.

Day 3: Guptkashi – Kedarnath

Return to Guptkashi by track or helicopter the next morning after darshan. Spend the night in a hotel.

Guptkashi – Rishikesh – Haridwar, Day 4

After breakfast, we will depart for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh, or ‘Place of the Sages,’ is a well-known spiritual town on the Ganges River, surrounded on three sides by the Shivalik Himalayan range.Raibhya Rishi is said to have appeared as “Hrishikesh” when he performed difficult penances, and the area became known as Rishikesh. Register at the hotel.. Later, go sight-seeing in Rishikesh, including Laxman Jhulla and Ram Jhulla.

Ways to Reach Kedarnath

Kedarnath by Road:To get to Kedarnath by road, you can take a bus, hire a private taxi, or rent a self-driven car. There are a variety of options from which to choose based on one’s convenience and comfort. If you’re travelling from Delhi, take a direct bus to Gaurikund from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, which is operated by Uttarakhand Transport Corporation, and then continue your trek from there. The same is true for taxis and self-driven cars because there are no other options from Gaurikund except to trek or use Palki or Kandi and Mule/Ponies. These services are available to anyone in Gaurikund/Sonprayag. However, rates vary depending on the distance travelled and the service selected.

Kedarnath to Gaurikund

Kedarnath by Air:

Yes, you can travel to Kedarnath by air as well, and it is a pleasant experience. So, if you want to avoid the exhausting trek, you can fly to Kedarnath by booking a ticket on a helicopter. Dehradun, Haridwar, and Rishikesh all have helicopter services.If you want to use the helicopter service from Dehradun, you must first travel to Dehradun’s Shastradhara Helipad, where the helicopter will drop you off at your destination in just 40 minutes.To get to Kedarnath by helicopter from Haridwar/Rishikesh, take a taxi to Phata and then take the helicopter to Kedarnath.If you’re flying in from another Indian city, fly to Jolly Grant Airport in Uttarakhand, which is the closest airport to Kedarnath. Booking flights will make longer journeys more comfortable, especially if you are flying from the south of India, and will also help you save money on your trip because many third-party travel sites offer seasonal discounts on flights that you can take advantage of. EaseMyTrip and other travel websites offer substantial discounts on flight bookings. If you are planning a trip to Kedarnath, you can use this travel website to make your reservations and save a lot of money.Kedarnath is a well-known holy site that draws a large number of pilgrims seeking a holy vocation. So, if you’re looking for absolute perfection, look no further.

Things to Consider Before Trekking to Kedarnath

Get a checkup before going on the Kedarnath trek. People who have heart, breathing, or circulation problems do not go on the trek without first consulting a doctor.

If you want to travel by Palki, Kandi, or Ponies, make a reservation at the Gaurikund/Sonprayag booking counter.

Take note of the trek time, as pilgrims are only permitted to trek to Kedarnath between both the hours of 4 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

If you will be unable to complete the trek until late in the night, you can use Palki or Ponies to get to your destination, or simply rest in the camps at Jungle Chatti, Bheem Bali, and Linchauli for the night.

 

 

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