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“The abode of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kedarnath Mandir

Kedarnath Mandir
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Kedarnath
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“The abode of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Kedarnath is a holy Hindu town located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand region of
North India.It is at an altitude of 3584 Mtr.[ 11759 ft ],flanked by very beautiful snow capped peaks of Himalaya.Kedarnath hosts one of the hoiliest Hindu temple " Kedarnath Temple " and
is popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the World.It is one of the 4 major pilgrim-
sites [ Char Dham ] of Uttarakhand region. Trekkers and nature lovers from different parts of the World reach Kedarnath Temple out of great respect and devotion.

There are 2 ways to reach Kedarnath ;

1. By foot or on horsebacks through 14 Kms on paved path from " Gaurikund" , the base camp
for reaching Kedarnath. Gaurikund is connected by road from Rishikesh , Haridwar and
Dehradun towns of Uttarakhand.
2. By helicopter service from Dehradun , if weather conditions permit.

Kedarnath Temple opens April End/May beginning and closes October end/early November,
due to extreme cold climatic conditions.

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Besides being a Hindu holy place , Kedarnath is also nature lovers paradise. The Himalayan
Charm is second to None in the World,which is realized after visiting Kedarnath.

Visited September 2011
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“A fitting abode to Lord Shiva!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

The first thing you feel on reaching this place is immense satisfaction and divine spirituality that only a few religious place can boast of. Tucked between the massive ice capped mountains, it is indeed a worthy abode to the Lord himself. The temple is an architectural marvel in itself and had been built centuries ago. By offering his prayers here, one not only attains salvation but also feels at peace with himself. No wonder many devotees brave the rough weathers and hardships and flock here in large numbers. The trek from Gaurikund, however is exhausting and the path is dirty and filled with waste. It is an absolute inconvenience and should be avoided. There are many Helicopter services to Kedarnath and they can quickly commute you to the destination.

Visited May 2012
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“Gods abode”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

IT is tree indeed the GOd really Staying here. It is AMAZING after 14 KM trek when you see the temple all your misery is vanish in a minute. Yes we had bad experiance with temple staff while booking for pooja ticket. you have to take it in to your stride to be peaceful near The Gods feet. You will Forget all the world around This place.It is so beautiful & peaceful.

Visited May 2012
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“In Tune with Divine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

The first feeling you have as soon as you reach the temple is the close proximity to the Divine!
The ancient temple, set amidst the snow capped mountains indeed seems a perfect abode of the Lord Shiva!!

The Kedarnath Temple alongwith the nearby Shankaracharya Samadhi Temple and the Bhairavanth Temple are a must visit.

You can also book a special aarti , either through the temple committe office located in the temple complex, or in advance through the main office located in Rishikesh/Dehradun.


One suggestion though the trek route from Gaurikund to Kedarnath has been totally spoilt by the horsemen. The entire route is filthy with Horse waste. Avois , if possible.

Visited May 2012
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“The clam prevails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

The trek from Gauri Kund to Kedarnath temple is the real charm of this destination. Though, one needs to be physically fit to take this trek which is at considerable attitude, the experience is something like a treasure to be cherished for life time. the snow capped peaks at Kedarnath are add ons.

Visited September 2011
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