KEDARNATH: It is a small town situated in Rudraprayag district in the state of Uttarakhand in india . Kedar is the another name of lord Shiva . Kedarnath is the main site of chota char dham dedicated to the lord shiva.
Kedarnath is located near mandakini river . Due to extreme weather kedarnath is opened partially only in the month of November April for general public. The present temple is made by adi Shankaracharya. Kedarnath is the holiest place for Hindus . Kedarnath temple inner wall has scriptures of deities and events of hindu mythology.
Kedarnath temple is surrounded by snow and beautiful mountains . Due to its Himalayan range its add up some more beauty to the temple .
According to the hindu scholars kedarnath is built by Pandavas after the mahabharat in order to atone their sins . In winter season vigraha deity is carried to ukhimath and worshipped here for 6 months. Kedarnath temple is the one of 12 jyotirlinga and also hold highest place in 12 jyotirlinga.
Kedarnath is the worst affected area during 2013 flood . Except temple complex everything was severely damaged due to Kedarnath flood . surrounding area, building , complexes and road was washed away due to the flood . Temple complex was only cracked due to debris which was falling from the mountain.
Due to the flood kedarnath was closed for one year and during this period the whole kedarnath temple and surrounding were restored . Archaeological survey of India confirmed that temple was not damaged severely and can withstood. Non destructive testing is done in order to take precautions before any further steps.
The task of rebuilding the kedarnath was given to nehru institute of mountaineering. This institute worked very hard and made yatra possible in the upcoming year. Every year thousands of tourists visit here . Kedarnath town is not directly connected with roads and has to be reached by 20 km trekk from gaurikund . Kedarnath is one the most visited place in india by hindu pilgrims and foreigners to feel the culture and diversity of India . Kedarnath also hold ancient importance. It can be said as paradise of Uttarakhand.
HOW TO REACH AT KEDARNATH?
BY TRAIN: Nearest station is Rishikesh railway station and from there you need go till badrinath and from there you will get Bus till Gaurikund and from this place you have to trekk to the kedarnath which is 20 km away .
BY AIR: Nearest airport is jolly grant airport and from here you will easily get other public transport till kedarnath.
By ROAD: Bus transportation is well connected to KEDARNATH. So you can book a ticket for a Bus till kedarnath.
BEST MONTH TO VISIT KEDARNATH?
May to June and September to October is the best month to visit KEDARNATH .
Note: avoid monsoon season because during monsoon season landslide occurs .