Kedarnath is a small town in Rudraprayag District in the State of Uttarakhand in India and has gained significance because of the Kedarnath Temple. It’s roughly 86 kilometers from Rudraprayag, the quarter headquarter. It’s a Nagar panchayat in the Rudraprayag quarter. Kedarnath is the most remote of the four Chota Char Dham passage spots. It’s located in the Himalayas, about m (ft) above the ocean position near the Chorabari Glacier, which is the source of the Mandakini swash. The city is adjoined by snow-limited peaks, utmost prominently the Kedarnath Mountain. The nearest road head is at Gaurikund about 16 km down. The city suffered extensive destruction in June 2013 from the Flash Cataracts caused by torrential rains in Uttarakhand state.
Kedarnath has been a passage center since ancient times. The tabernacle’s construction is credited to the Pandava sisters mentioned in the Mahabharata. Still, the Mahabharata doesn’t mention any place called Kedarnath. One of the foremost references to Kedarnath occurs in the Skanda Purana (7th-8th century), which names Kedara (Kedarnath) as the place where Lord Shiva released the holy waters of Ganga from his matted hair, performing in the conformation of the Ganges swash.
According to the histories grounded on Madhava’s Sankshepa-Shankara-Vijaya, the 8th-century champion Adi Shankaracharya failed near the Kedarnath mountains; although other histories, grounded on Anandagiri’s Prachina-Shankara-Vijaya, state that he failed at Kanchipuram. The remains of a monument marking the purported resting place of Adi Shankaracharya are located at Kedarnath. Kedarnath was a prominent passage center by the 12th century when it was mentioned in Kritya-kalpataru written by the Gahadavala minister Bhatta Lakshmidhara.
Kedarnath is located at a distance of 223 km from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand and close to the source of the Mandakini River at the height of m (ft) above ocean position. The township is erected on a barren stretch of land on the props of Mandakini swash. The girding decor of the Himalayas and green ranges makes it a veritably seductive place for passage and trekking. Behind the city and the Kedarnath Temple, stands the majestic Kedarnath peak at m (ft), the Kedar Dome at m (ft) and other peaks of the range.
Time to visit
From May to June and September to October are considered the most appropriate months to visit Kedarnath. The path leading to the tabernacle gets largely dangerous during peak showers as landslides and cataracts are veritably common during this time of the month.
Shri Kedarnath Temple will remain unrestricted for downtime for nearly six months and will renew in the last week of April 2022 or early May 2022.
The summer months (April-June) in Kedarnath are warm and comfortable. The average temperature in Kedarnath in summers is around 17- degrees Celsius while the normal temperature varies between 15 degrees to outside of 30 degrees. The summer season is the most perfect time for a spiritual flight and for passing the glowing geography and the good pahadi (mountainous) food!
1.Make sure to carry your light downtime wear indeed if you plan to visit during the summer season.
2.It can rain anytime then, so it’s obligatory to carry a marquee and mac along with your rain shoes.
3.To save yourself from the cold winds then, carry a windcheater, woolen socks, monkey caps and a muffler. These will enable you to repel the bite that comes with the wind in the upper Himalayan region.
4.Now, this is a veritably important tip. Start preparing your body for the yatra by getting started with introductory exercises much in advance.
5.Cold creams, moisturizers and sunscreen creams are a must-have.
6.A medical tackle with anodynes, cough bathos, antiseptic creams, muscle creams, and tablets for cold and fever are also a must-have.
7.It gets too tiring after long journeys, so carry dark chocolates, dry fruits and glucose along for some instant energy.
8.Carry a battery-operated arsonist ( rather solar powered), redundant batteries for the camera and completely charged power banks.
9.No private SIMs work in the Kedarnath region for safety purposes, only BSNL operates then.
10.Bespeak your hospices in advance, don’t bank on last-nanosecond bookings because during peak season, the region has a huge rush.