Char Dham Yatra 2017
Char Dham Yatra 2017

Kedarnath Location

Kedarnath at 11,755 ft

Kedarnath at 11,755 ft

Img Src

Location of Kedarnath

Kedarnath is the holy town and one of the Char Dham of Uttarakhand, located in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, India. Kedarnath is located at an altitude of 3584 mts, in the Kedarnath Valley.

Chardham Packages

Coordinates of Kedarnath: 30.735491,79.067059

Visit this pages for: New Route to Kedarnath

Kedarnath on Google Maps

How to Reach Kedarnath Dham

By Road: Kedarnath is well connected through road via major cities such as Chandigarh (387 km), Delhi (458 km), Nagpur (1421 km), Bangalore (2484 km) or Rishikesh (189 km). You can opt out train journey till Haridwar, Kotdwar or Dehradun or air route too if suitable till Dehradun.

From New Delhi: Buses go to Haridwar almost every half an hour. Road takes 8 hours. Also you can go by train, this will take 4-6 hours. From Haridwar you can go directly to Kedarnath but it is also possible to stay there at least one day – this beautiful city is placed on Ganga. If your group is more then 5-6 persons you may think about renting a jeep. If jeep is fast enough then you can reach Gaurikund in 9-10 hours. Please note that road from Rishikesh to Gaurikund will be closed from 8 pm to 4 am.

Kedarnath from Haridwar: From Haridwar every day morning buses start to Gaurikund. Advance bookings can be made at GMOA (Garhwal Mandal owners Association) office in front of the railway station. It takes almost one full day journey to reach Gaurikund if there are no Landslides. Bus journey is very beautiful because most of the 240 kms is ghat road journey with many mountains around and river Ganges following you through out the way.

Kedarnath By Taxi or Private Car

If you choose to drive your own vehicle/car, make sure it has good ground clearance as there are rocks strewn all over the route. A powerful engine will make life much easier. There are two parking lots just before Gaurikund (100m, 500m before Gaurikund). Getting space for private vehicles is tough, but can be managed after polite cajoling discussions with the caretakers.

Gate System on the Way to Kedarnath

In Sonprayag, just 5 km below Gaurikund, there is fatak (gate) to make sure vehicles move in one direction only from SonPrayag to Gaurikund. It ensures minimum traffic snarls, but adds 1-1.5 hrs to journey time should you end up on the stationary side. It would be advisable to park your vehicle at SonPrayag and hitch a ride to Gaurikund.

Transport in Gaurikund: Kedarnath is accessible only after a steep 13 km trek through a paved path (horses or palanquins are available for rent) from Gaurikund, which is connected by road from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and other important hill stations of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions in Uttaranchal. The charges are not fixed for Horses, Dandies and Ponies if you book directly. You can check the Govt rates and book from there only to get best rates.

Route to Kedarnath from Rishikesh (223 Kms) : Rishikesh – Devaprayag (70 kms) – Srinagar (35 kms) – Rudraprayag (34 kms) – Tilwara (9kms) – Agastamuni (10 kms) – Kund (15 kms) – Guptkashi (5 kms) – Phata (11 kms) – Rampur (9 kms) – SonPrayag (3 kms) – Gaurikund (5 kms) – Rambara (7 kms) – Linchauli (4 Kms) – Kedarnath (3 Kms).

By Air: The nearest airport from Kedarnath is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 239 km from Kedarnath. In fact this airport is closer to Rishikesh (approx. 16 km) and takes roughly 20-30 minutes to reach Rishikesh. From there you need to book a taxi or take a bus to reach Joshimath. Kingfisher Airlines connects Dehradun airport with New Delhi through its Kingfisher Red service leaving New Delhi airport at 11:35 and 03:20 pm and reaching Dehradun at 12:30 pm and 04:20 pm respectively.

Kedarnath by Helicopter: Kedarnath can be reached very easily via Helicopter services, which operates from various places in Uttarakhand. Some of the prominent places from where you can get Helicopter to Kedarnath are: Dehradun, Gauchar, Agustmuni, Phata, Sitapur.

By Train: The nearest railway stations to Kedarnath are at Rishikesh (215 kms), Haridwar (241 kms), Dehradun (257 kms) and Kotdwar (246 kms). Rishikesh is not connected by fast trains and Kotdwar has very less number of trains. However, Haridwar railway station, 25 km from Rishikesh is better connected with New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Howrah.

Kedarnath Distance Guide

  • Delhi to Kedarnath: 458 km
  • Rishikesh to Kedarnath: 223 kms
  • Chandigarh to Kedarnath: 387 km
  • Nagpur to Kedarnath: 1421 km
  • Bangalore to Kedarnath: 2484 km

Check out the Char Dham Car Rental Rates for 2017.

Published Date: March 2, 2016
Last Updated On: March 28, 2017

Get Char Dham Packages Quotation from Experts!

Contact Details

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Sort by:   newest | oldest
vinay kumar
1 day 11 hours ago

can anyone tell me bus fare rishikesh to gourikund and rishikesh to yamunotri

23 days 12 hours ago


23 days 12 hours ago

Hi Bittoo, Yes you can ride Bike to Gaurikund and Badrinath.

Sallash Verma
6 months 20 days ago

I want to Kedarnath only from Haridwar
Can u tell what is the timing of buses from Haridwar to Gaurikund
& also Timing from returning Gaurikund to Haridwar
Is there any requirement of registration for Kedarnath

Sahil aoni
2 months 14 days ago

You can catch 4-5 am buses from Haridwar or Rishikesh. You can get direct bus for the kedarnath or you can change and take sharing taxi

kamal kant sharma
7 months 12 days ago

i want to start my tour from haridwar, rishekesh kedarnath and badrinath, please advice.

7 months 11 days ago

Hi Mr Sharma, Kindly ask your questions about Badri-Kedar tour specifically. Chardham tour starts from either Haridwar or Rishikesh.

Sahil soni
9 months 15 days ago

Hello friends
I wish to go kedarnath from delhi.
I can reach haridwar or kedarnath by bus but i dont know how can i reach at kedarnath by sharing taxi because i am travelling alone and i am looking for sharing taxi service from here but i dont know what i do
Pls guide me my no. Is XXXXXXXX
You can suggest me how i can reach to kedarnath by sharing taxies
I am also available on whats app

7 months 20 days ago

my plan is sep11,11.30 at haridwar so pl giveme plan how to reach gaurkhand by bus or zeep myretun joury on 13th night i am only one person, visiting only kedarnath

Sallash Verma
6 months 29 days ago

Hello i want to also only visit Kedarnath by bus or taxi
M single also
Want sharing taxi

6 months 28 days ago

Mr Verma, You can take bus from Haridwar to Guptkashi, which has frequent service.

9 months 14 days ago

Hi Sahil, You can either take direct Uttarakhand Roadways bus from Delhi to Gaurikund or there are many bus service from Haridwar to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund to have to trek to Kedarnath.
Check these links :

10 months 8 days ago

HI All,

The place where the Kedarnath Temple is located is very good and very peaceful, and while reaching to Kedarnath Temple, is bit dificult,
from rudhrakunt there is no road route to Kedarnath Temple, so it is very very difficult to
ride on horse for thwe 20 kelometers, by walk or by horse ride, and there people are comming very crowded and most of the people are going by the horse ride and by walk also, so please arrange an Hellicofter or horse ride

Anjan bhattacharya
11 months 10 days ago

in the ist week of sept,2016, I intend to go to Kedarnath by helicpter from Phata. give me the fare rate perhead and also let me know how to book a seat in the helicopter.

11 months 9 days ago

Hi, Please fill details at . We will get back to you soon with best rates and booking details.

Suresh ARORA
1 year 21 days ago

Best month for visit Sh kedar Nath Ji

1 year 21 days ago

Best time to visit Kedarnath Temple is Apr-May .

Sandip pakhira
1 year 5 months ago

sir I Want to know about that how far jeep is going ?upto shonprayag or Gaurikundo? How much is share jeep fare from HARIDWAR TO SONPRAYAG/GAURIKUNDO? PLS INFORM ME .MY PH NUMBER IS XXXXXXXX

Suresh panchal
1 year 9 months ago

Required quote for 4 person for shrinagar kedarnath ya training via helicopter

Will planning in the month of September after 20 th of this year
From mumbai to dehradun via flight so from dehradun to kedarnath is my requirement for 3 days

2 years 3 days ago


vinod maheshwari
2 years 10 months ago

We are interested for darshan 0f Shri Kedarnath Dham by helicopter from Dehradun.Please send me the detail or contact on my number-XXXXXXXX0….