Kedarnath Dham Yatra 2019 - A Complete travel Guide

By Team Edu1 | Article | May 12, 2019

Kedarnath Dham Yatra 2019 _ a travel Guide [kedarnath travel guide]

  • History of Kedarnath Dham

  • Significance

  • Ways to reach Kedarnath

  • Things we need there

  • Expenses

  • Problems in Kedarnath

  • Kedarnath Dham travel budget  or travel packages

History of Kedarnath Dham

Kedarnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the Himalayan range. The name Kedarnath means lord of the field it derives from the Sanskrit words kedara field and Natha lord. The Kashi Kedara Mahatmya states that it is so called because the crop of liberation grows here. The god Shiva agreed to dwell here at the request of Nara-Narayana. After the Kurukshetra War, the Pandava brothers came here to meet Shiva on the advice of the sage Vyasa

Kedarnath is well connected through road via major cities such as Bangalore 2484 KM  Delhi 458 km  Chandigarh 387 KM or Rishikesh 189 km Nagpur 1421 km. You can opt out a train journey till Haridwar, Kotdwar or Dehradun or air route too if suitable till Dehradun. height of Kedarnath from sea level is 3,583 m [11.755 ft]


Significance of Kedarnath Dham:

Pandavas supposed to pleased Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath. The temple is one of the four major sites in India's Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas. This highest TEMPLE among the 12 Jyotirlingas. Kedarnath was the very bad affected area during the 2013 floods in North India.

Ways to reach Kedarnath

  • AIR

Jolly Grant is the nearest airport which is in Dehradun. Kedarnath to jolly grant airport distance is 239 km. jolly grant airport is 20 km away from Dehradun city. 

  • RAIL

RISHIKESH is the nearest railhead. The distance from Kedarnath is 189 km. a person has to travel 207 km by road and 14 km by foot to reach Kedarnath.

  • ROAD

There is a good road network for Kedarnath. Roads are accessible throughout the year. Or if anyone wants to go on foot he can do it by reaching Gaurikund. Gourikund is connected by state buses to Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh and some other hill stations of Garhwal. Bus charges change according to season


  • Warm clothes.

  • Non-slippery shoes.

  • Raincoat

  • cap or monkey cap.

  • Umbrella.

  • Dry fruit.

  • Chocolates.

  • More than 2 pair of socks


EXPENSES for Kedarnath:

It will cost around 5000 to 10000 rs per person for a week. Everything included your hotel stay your food your guide. Taking packages will be the best thing if you don’t know anything about the place. Prices changes according to season. If you take a package from a good company they will take care of everything for you.


The problem can be faced in Kedarnath

2013 flood

There was a flash flood on 16 and 17 June 2013. The Kedarnath valley got effected with the other parts of Uttarakhand. There were lots of landslides and mudslides that occurred in Kedarnath. That flood washed everything which came in its path.  Flood increased the flow of the Mandakini river. But a huge rock protected Kedarnath temple it stuck behind the temple and temple got protected from the ravages of the flood. That rock created obstruction and diverted the flow of the river.

Packages for Kedarnath


Packages for Kedarnath starts from 5000 to 200000 Indian rupees it depends upon what types of services you want from the package the more you spend the more feature you will get in a visit. Some packages have helicopter facilities. you can choose according to your budget and convenience.  Packages change seasonally.



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