Kedarnath tour from Delhi
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- 4 Days 3 Nights
- Difficulty - Easy Moderate
- Best Season - Spring (Feb, March, April)
The most famous hindu pilgrimage site Kedarnath, lies amidst the mighty snow capped Garhwal Himalayan range near the head of Mandakini River at an altitude of 11,657 ft in Rudraprayag. According to mythology, Kedarnath temple is said to be built by the Pandava brothers from the Mahabharata and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. On your Kedarnath tour, you can also pay homage to the Bhairav Temple, located at a close proximity of 500m from the Kedarnath Shrine. It offers a stunning view of the Himalayan range from the top. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the country visit Kedarnath dham to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
The tour to Kedarnath offers you a number of stunning sights, including the Vasuki Tal, Mountain Lake, Gauri Kund and Sonprayag. Sonprayag is said to be the place where Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati. It lies at the confluence of the rivers Mandakini and Basuki amidst the snow capped Himalayan mountains and frosty trees. The trek to Kedarnath Shrine will leave you awestruck as one will traverse the route filled with tranquility and rhododendron woods among the mighty Himalayas. Kedarnath trip from Delhi is a perfect option for those who seek a perfect blend of the serenity of the beautiful shrine and the adventurous experience of the trek.
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Start your trip to Kedarnath from Delhi at 10 pm towards your first stop- Rishikesh.
Get picked up from a predetermined destination.
Reach Rishikesh early morning and take some rest and have breakfast.
Depart for Guptkashi from Rishikesh. On the way, take a short stop over at Devprayag and witness the holy sangam of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river together forming Ganga.
Drive alongside the beautiful Mandakini river from tilwara and witness the breathtaking landscape on the way to Guptkashi.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel and freshen up.
Relax for the day and enjoy the spiritual vibes.
Dinner and overnight stay at Guptkashi.
Early in the morning, post breakfast, head towards Sonprayag.
Sonprayag lies at a distance of 30 km from Guptkashi and during season time it takes around 3 hours to reach Sonprayag. Hence leaving as early as possible is advisable.
From Sonprayag, get transferred to Gaurikund by public transport.
Start the trek to Kedarnath from Gauri Kund.
Gaurikund is said to be the place where Lord Shiva finally admitted his love for Goddess Gauri.
Trek to Kedarnath is 15 km. Walk through the beautiful scenic valleys, landscapes and river streams amidst mighty himalayan mountains to reach Kedarnath Shrine.
On reaching Kedarnath, rejuvenate yourself with the holy spiritual vibe of the place.
Get back to Guptkashi by night.
Dinner and relax for the day at Guptkashi.
Wake up early in the morning and after breakfast. Next stop on your Kedarnath tour is Rishikesh.
On arrival at Rishikesh, complete the check-in formalities and freshen up.
If the time permits, explore the colorful markets of Rishikesh.
Dinner and overnight stay at Rishikesh.
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Wake up with a delicious breakfast and get ready for a sightseeing tour of the spiritual city.
Visit the iconic Lakshman and Ram Jhula. Don't forget to visit the Beatles ashram. Hey Jude! The legendary song by the Beatles which made the world crazy for them was written after they visited the place.
Spend some time exploring the vibrant local market and go cafe hopping that line the banks of Ganga.
In the afternoon, after completing the check out formalities and get transferred to Delhi.
Reach Delhi late in the evening.
End your Delhi to Kedarnath tour package with beautiful memories.
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Accommodation- 2 night at Guptkashi
1 night at Rishikesh
Meals - Dinner at Day 1 to Breakfast at Day 4
Sightseeing according to the itinerary
Experienced driver cum guide with vast knowledge of the area.
All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances
Transportation- Comfortable and hygienic vehicle (AC Sedan/SUV/Traveler) for sightseeing on all days as per the itinerary from Delhi to Delhi.
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Personal expenses like shopping, room heater charges, telephone, fax, internet, laundry, etc.
Adventure and outdoor activities- bungee jumping, cliff jumping, etc.
Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary
Any entry fees for the ashram, park, or anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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Entertainment: Camera or drone fees.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, about 239 km from Kedarnath and operates daily flights to Delhi. Taxis are available from Dehradun airport to Kedarnath. Nearest international airport is Delhi.
The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, 221 km away. Pre-paid taxi services are available at the railway station which charge about Rs 3,000. One has to travel 207 km by road and the rest 14 km on foot to reach Kedarnath.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
How far is Badrinath from Kedarnath?
Badrinath is located at a distance of 215 km from Kedarnath. It takes around 5 hours to reach one place from another. You can take a cab from Gaurikund near Kedarnath in order to reach Badrinath.
Is there any helicopter service to Kedarnath?
Helicopter services are available for Kedarnath, and you can book a ride during your Kedarnath tour package from Delhi if you are unable to travel by road for some reason. You can take the helicopter from the village of Phata. The charge is around 6,990 per person for a round trip between Phata and Kedarnath.
When does the Kedarnath Temple open?
Kedarnath temple remains closed for six months between November and April due to heavy snowfall. You can visit the Kedarnath Temple anytime from May to October, the summer and monsoon months.
How far is Kedarnath from Delhi?
Kedarnath is located at a distance of approx 457 km from Delhi. You can travel by car up to Gaurikund, which has the nearest motorable road near Kedarnath. From Gaurikund, there is a 15 km trek to reach Kedarnath, or hire a pony or a palki to take you there. It is not possible to go directly up to Kedarnath by car during your tour to Kedarnath as the road is not suitable for motor vehicles.
Is Kedarnath safe?
Since it is a revered pilgrimage site, many people visit Kedarnath every year after booking Kedarnath packages. Although it is safe, you should mind your belongings. Also, you should avoid planning your Kedarnath trip during the monsoon as floods and landslides are quite common and it may lead to grave danger.
Which is the nearest railway station to Kedarnath?
Haridwar Junction is the nearest railway station to kedarnath situated at a distance of approximately 238 kms from Kedarnath.
What is the nearest airport to Kedarnath?
The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jolly grant airport in Dehradun that is approximately 238 kms from Kedarnath. It operates daily flights from major cities in India such as Delhi etc so you can plan your trip to Kedarnath from Delhi accordingly.
Who is the Deity of Kedarnath Dham?
Lord Shiva is the deity of Kedarnath Dham. Lord Shiva is worshiped in Kedarnath in his Sadashiv form and it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.
What is the road condition from Haridwar to Kedarnath Dham?
Although, Kedarnath road route is completely on hilly terrain, but the Char Dham road project makes it simple with wide roads. Apart from the monsoon, Kedarnath road conditions are good and you won’t face any problems on your Kedarnath trip from Delhi.
How much time is required for Kedarnath Darshan on the Kedarnath tour?
The timing for darshan at Kedarnath temple depends on the rush. It takes around 2-4 hours for a complete darshan and puja at Kedarnath temple.
What is the best time to visit Kedarnath Dham?
The best time to visit Kedarnath Dham is from April-June & Sept-Nov. You can plan your Kedarnath trip at any time in these months.
How many days are enough for Kedarnath?
For your Kedarnath trip from Delhi, you should keep 4 days in hand. If you can travel at night, you can reach Kedarnath in two days, otherwise, it will take you four days. In case you are not able to return back on the same day, you need to keep 1 day as a buffer. The Kedarnath tour plan from goStops will help you plan your trip.
Is Kedarnath Dham one of the 4 Dhams of India?
Kedarnath Dham is one of the Chardham in Uttarakhand, also called Chota Chardham. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, but not one of the Char Dham in India.
Is there any specific time to start trekking in the morning? Are pilgrims allowed to trek down anytime?
Kedarnath trek is situated in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, pilgrims are not allowed to trek any time. In the morning, the trek starts from Gaurikund at 04:00 am and stops at 01:30 pm. No pilgrims are allowed to leave after this specific time. You will be properly guided about all the important things on your Delhi to Kedarnath tour package.
What is the difficulty level of the Kedarnath trek?
Tour to Kedarnath starts from Gaurikund and one has to trek 15 km to reach the temple. The trek is medium steep at some points and adequate fitness is advised to pilgrims visiting Kedarnath.Facilities of Kandi, Palki and Mules are also available for those who need it. Proper facilities of drinking water and small shops are there in the trek route. Also there is helicopter service from Phata and other helipads to Kedarnath.
Where to stay in Kedarnath? Are rooms easily available there or do we have to book in advance?
Kedarnath has only 2-3 budget hotels (other hotels washed away in 2013 floods). GMVN is providing adequate accommodation in tents and prefabricated huts. More than 1000 bed facilities are available at Kedarnath Dham. Pilgrims can book in advance through GMVN official website. During your Kedarnath tour package from Delhi, goStops will help you plan your stay in advance.
Is it true that all pilgrims' vehicles have to be parked at Sonprayag ? Then how to reach Gaurikund?
Yes, as private vehicles are not allowed after Sonprayag one has to take public transport to reach Gaurikund. All the pilgrims have to park their vehicles at the parking area of Sonprayag.