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Kedarnath Opening and Closing Dates

Kedarnath Temple Opening & Closing Date

Kedarnath Temple Opening & Closing Date

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The Opening and Closing Date of Kedarnath Temple shrine in 2017

The opening date and time of Kedarnath Temple is depends on auspicious day of Akshay Tritya and declared on the Maha Shiva Ratri and decided by priests in Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple. Normally Kedarnath temple opens on shubh mahurat of Akshay Tritya. The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed on Yama Dwitiya (second day after Diwali, November).

The Kedarnath Temple will open on 3 May, 2017 at 08:50 am.

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Kedarnath in Winters

During Winters starting from the month of of November, there is heavy snowfall in Kedarnath and all the routes are closed. The shrine is also closed for 6 months. The holy statue of Lord Shiva, is shifted from Garhwal (Kedarkhand) to Ukhimath, and is reinstated at Kedarnath, in the first week of May. It is at this time, that the doors of the temple are thrown open to pilgrims, who gather from all parts of India, for a holy pilgrimage. The shrine closes on the first day of Kartik (October-November) and reopens in Vaishakh (April-May) every year. During its closure the shrine is submerged in snow and worship is performed at Ukhimath.

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

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3 days 17 hours ago

Hi,we done registration for kedernath on 25th may .but decided to start tracking on 24th may. Is there any restrictions? And please tell where we store our extra luggage at gourikund/sonprayag

Oshi agrawal
3 days 18 hours ago

Hii l am oshi nd l am planning to visit kedarnath with full family nd with my child 14 years old daughter can we visit it in 24 june 2017.

16 days 17 hours ago

Hi I want to go kedarnath n badrinath on 7 august 2017 so pls give us best price for tour this time is good for going there or not we hav our 4 year son so pls suggest me

21 days 15 hours ago

For on line booking registration date. I would be trekking from Gauri kund to Kedarnath ON 7TH MAY and Darshan will be on 8th may, so what would be my booking registration date

Amardeep Nauni
23 days 11 hours ago

This is Amar from Vizag, we are 8 of us travelling to Kedarnath Ji on 22May17 and registration done online accordingly, I was looking for pre-booking accomodation as I’m worried we won’t get any on arrival. Can u please help with the details?? And also can u lemme know is there any restrictions on number of people visiting the shrine per day??


25 days 5 hours ago

I want to trek to kedarnath on the 30th Apr/1st May 2017. While the temple would not be open, can I still do it ? Would the arrangements still be the same ?

deepak Malvi
27 days 16 hours ago

सर क्या केवल यात्रा के लिए ऑनलाइन रजिस्ट्रेशन करना अनिवार्य है ?

Pradeep Tiwari
29 days 6 hours ago

Hi, My parents will be reaching Kedarnath on 7th May and Im planning to book helicopter for darshan. Could you please send me the deatils regarding the same. What procedure do i need to follow for booking? Awaiting your reply.


1 month 11 days ago

Hi, I want to book helicopter from Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Guptkashi but can not find any link to book it. Please advise for booking procedure.We are planning to arrive to Guptkashi on27May. Please confirm availability for morning helicopter on 28 May and share the link or contact person to get it done.

1 month 10 days ago

Hi Vinay, Fill up the details at . Our representative will contact you soon.

Partha Kumar
1 month 14 days ago

Is it compulsory to get registered for Chaar Dhaam Yatra…Can you please provide the registration link…I tried my best, but just couldn’t find it…
Secondly, is it too crowded on the opening day of Kedarnath Shrine…


1 month 12 days ago

Hi Partha, Registration is mandatory for each Chardham pilgrim. You can find registration information and link at .
Kedarnath will open on 03rd May 2017 and not too much crowded on that day.

1 month 18 days ago

Hi, I want to book helicopter from Phata-Kedarnath-Phata but can not find any link to book it. Please advise for booking procedure.We are planning to arrive to Guptkashi on 9 May. Please confirm availability for morning helicopter on 10 May and share the link or contact person to get it done.
Thanks & Regards,

1 month 17 days ago

Hi Divya, Our representative will mail you the details soon.

2 months 13 days ago

We are four people from New Delhi . wanting to visit kedarnath by Helicopter service during 06 / 07.05.2017. kindly suggest

2 months 17 days ago

Hare Krishna!!

Is it safe to track on foot to Kedarnath Dham? I don’t want to take Helicopter. I plan to reach there on 4th May.

Can I go and come back in a single day? I’m 42 yeas and fit overall.

2 months 16 days ago

Hi Piyush,
The trek route is totally safe, you can easily go by trek. The total trek distance is 18 kms one side. Its not aavisable to trek 36 kms in a day. There are fine accommodation facilities in Kedarnath. Stay for a night at Kedarnath.

Om Prakash Jaiswal
2 months 24 days ago

Pls send Kedarnath package details.

2 months 24 days ago

Hi Om, Our representative will mail you the package details soon.

Smita Khandai
2 months 27 days ago

What is the opening date for tungnath

3 months 1 day ago

dear admin, could you please mail me the detailed information for char dham trip in the month of May 2017.

3 months 1 day ago

Hi Vamshi, Our representative will mail you the package details soon.

Vimal Aswar
3 months 4 days ago

Hello, My self Vimal Aswar, i m from Jamnagar-Gujarat , I am planning to do char dham yatra in this MAY. with 76 yrs old mother , my 11 years son and 13 years daughter. Will it be safe to do yatra with kids n mother . We are planning to stay at Kedarnathji. What will be the trek. Is it ok to go by walk. can you suggest me please about full yatra

2 months 20 days ago
Hello Vimal Aswar ji, I am R.K.Bajpai from Kanpur performed Yatra last year. You can plan it by hiring Taxi for full trip for nine days from Rishikesh . Board and drop can nbe settled from Haridwar or Dehradun or Rishikesh as per your convenience. At Yamnotri for your mother you should hire Palki . For others you can choose treking / pony or Palki . But to be with your mother you all should avail Palki. For Kedarnath ji, Helicopter services should be availed. Advance booking on line is also available . Your travel agent can also book it.… Read more »
3 months 4 days ago

Hello sir, this is srinivas from hyderabad. Iam planning to do char dham yatra in this MAY. with my 8years son and 3 years daughter. Will it be safe to do yatra with kids. We are planning to stay at Kedarnathji. Will their are ample accommodation . Do i need to go for onine reservationn for accommodation. What will be the trek. Is it ok to go by walk.
Thanks in advance

2 months 20 days ago

Better go by Helicopter booked in advance.

2 months 20 days ago

At Kedarnath good accomodations are available. But it is to be booked in advance otherwise it may not be available for you. It is as per last year experience.
– R.K.Bajpai, Kanpur

Mintoo Agrawal
3 months 21 days ago

I m interested in visiting kedarnath please contact me on XXXX2654t

3 months 25 days ago

hello sir, myself nakul from mumbai, i am planning to visit chardham and other famous places in uttrakhand…..during 20th oct—–31st oct 2017…so i want to know whether is this good time to vist chardham in this given date ….and when is closing/opening timming mostly between october to november.

sushama matkar
4 months 2 days ago

Sir i am planning to visit chardham during 4th week of may 2017 with my family including 11 year old daughter, how will be d weather there , will it be crowded and as i am traveling from mumbai shall i book my yatra from haridwar or rishikesh ,
please guide.

2 months 20 days ago

Booking of vehicle to be done from Rishikesh. tHEY CAN PICK YOU UP FROM hARIDWAR ALSO IF Fixed so in advance. Helicopter booking for Kedarnath trip should be done in advance on net or through your travel agent of Rishikesh. This is as per experience of last year visit.

4 months 1 day ago

Hi Sushama, Your most welcome in Kedarnath. The weather in Kedarnath is good during May and June month before monsoon. Yes, these are crowded months for visiting Kedarnath, but you will not get any problem as there are ample services. You can book taxi or bus in advance from Haridwar or take help from agents.

sagar bhagat
4 months 25 days ago

Sir i which is the best time of bdrinath and snow fall both I can see .
plz guide Me sir

4 months 25 days ago

Hi Sagar, Best time to take blessing at Badrinath is May month when the shrine will open for pilgrims. But you can’t enjoy snowfall at that month. You can visit winter seat of Badrinath at Joshimath and enjoy snowfall at the same time in the months of Jan-Feb.

anil sharma
5 months 11 days ago

my name is anil sharma . i want to take visit for kedarnath. in which time gate are open of main temple. i take a swear of visit of 12 jyotirling.s o plz give me proper guidenss

2 months 20 days ago
Kedarnath will be opened on 3rd May 2017. Pl make Helicopter reservations before hand . As per Helicopter booking date plan for rest of the trip. You can get Taxi on hire from Rishikesh or Haridwar or Dehradoon to reach upto Phata or place near Helicopter service. Many Helicopter services are there. It is as per our experience of last year . Take one day spare time from Helicopter booking date to reach Phata or Helicopter base to avoid unpredictable problems in the way. Ways are lot improved and improving continuously, as such you may plan freely. Better you plan… Read more »
5 months 5 days ago

Kedarnath will be open around April end or May starting. Its a great idea to take blessing at all 12 Jyotirlinga. Its will be our pleasure to help you out at any time. Keep in touch.

Varun joshi
6 months 5 days ago

Is the shrine over badrinath and kedarnath closed??

2 months 20 days ago

It will open in first / second week of May 2017.

6 months 4 days ago

Yes, all the shrines are closed. But you can take blessings of Badrinath & Kedarnath at their winter seats at Narsingh Temple, Joshimath & Omkareshwar Temple, Ukhimath.

Saajan Sharma
6 months 14 days ago

Hello Sir, My name is Saajan Sharma, Me and Friends are planning to visit Badrinath ji on 12 November 2016. Is this the right time to visit?. We are planning to watch Aarti also at 4:30Am in the morning. So i request you to please guide us.

6 months 13 days ago

Hi Saajan, to attend aarti on 12 Nov, you should take bus or taxi from Haridwar to Badrinath on 11th Nov. Proper clothing is advised due to low templerature at Badrinath.

Dr kumar
7 months 9 days ago

Hi sir this is Dr. Kumar im planning to visit badrinath kedarnath with my granny 70 year old . I need to no how is the places is it too hilly

7 months 3 days ago
Dr. My humble suggestion will be to travel when the weather is fit for a 70 year old with no rainfall, no extreme weather. And also suggest to engage helicopter which costs 2300 to 2500 per trip one way per head. If the person is fit enough to climb by walk then they can to do so at the fit weather and start around 7 am to reach at 3pm. Check for altitude sickness as you will notice as soon as you reach Kedar. For 2 hours it takes time to settle down. This is just a precaution and not… Read more »
Nital Soni
7 months 12 days ago

We are planning to reach Kedarnath by 1st Nov afternoon. As doors are closing on1st November, so wanted to know till what time dasrhan is possible.

7 months 19 days ago

Planning to visit shree badrinath temple on 14 & 15 th october with family. Baba ke darsan ho jaenge ? Please suggest

Ritesh Chourasia
7 months 22 days ago

We are planning to visit kedarnath and badrinath in the second week of May 2017 so tell us when will be the temple reopen for kedarnath and badrinath. Is any helicopter services are available. If so please inform us about it and from where we will get the helipad

2 months 20 days ago

You have choosen best time. Kedarnath temple will open on 3rd May 2017 and Badrinath on 6th May 2017. Helicopter services of 5 – 6 companies are available from Phata and nearby and online booking can be done in advance and journey can be planned accordingly keeping one day spare before helicopter booking date to accomodate unforeseen exigencies. Taxi services are available from Rishikesh . They can be asked to pick you from Haridwar or Dehradun also. It is as per experience of last year.

Jagannath Bera
7 months 26 days ago

I am planing visit kedarnath dham and bardinath dham on 02/05/2017 to 06/05/2017 this time temple are opening? plz let me khow……….

6 months 16 days ago

Check ro this website. Because this year (2016 ) the temple open on may 09 .

7 months 25 days ago

Opening dates of Badrinath Dham will be decide on Basant Panchmi next year. Most probably first week of May 2017 the shrine will open.

jignesh dandiwala
8 months 5 days ago

i m planing visit kedarnath dham 28/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 it good time to visit ?plz let me know

8 months 3 days ago

Yes, its a good time to visit Chardham.

8 months 11 days ago

My yatra plan started on 7th Oct to 14th Oct 16 for kedarnath and badrinath with 5 years old son and wife,,, it is possible for my son to trek kedarnath,,,

8 months 10 days ago

Hi Alok, October will be great time to visit Badri-Kedar. The trek is long and little bit tough, its not advisable for kids to trek on foot. You can use Pony or palki service for him.

8 months 7 days ago

Thanks for suggestion

8 months 11 days ago

Hi I want to darshan of kedar Nath ji with my wife and 5 years old son in 7th Oct,,, pls I want yr suggestion,,

8 months 15 days ago

I would like to visit kedarnath and badrinath on next week, may be on 13th, 14th, 15th or , 16th. Several medias reported that there were some landslides occurred. So is it possible to visit during next week. Any help is much appreciated

8 months 15 days ago

Hi Deepu, Yes there were some landslides happened due to rain. But thats were cleared within hours for continuation of Chardham Yatra. Now road is open and good for trafic.

8 months 16 days ago

When will be Rudranath shrine closes in 2016 ?

8 months 16 days ago

It will be closed on 28 Oct 2016.

11 months 17 days ago

I want to visit on 9th July. Can I get the darshan on 9th or 10th july

11 months 16 days ago

Hi Mr Kumar, you can visit Kedarnath and get darshans easily on above dates.

Yatin Bagga
11 months 21 days ago

Please inform is it possible to have Darshan in mid of july

11 months 21 days ago

Surely you can do darshan till closing of shrine in Oct-NOv

1 year 8 days ago

Please inform is it possible to have Darshan on 19.05.2016? We have planned to visit by this time.

1 year 6 days ago

Hi, Yes you can do the Darshan.

Sujit Sen
1 year 12 days ago

Closing date of Sri Kedarnath temple?

1 year 11 days ago

Hi, the closing date of Kedarnath is fixed on Yama Dwitiya (second day after Diwali)

Mrinmoy Biswas
1 year 12 days ago

want book helikapter for the trip Kedernath on the date: 19:05:2016

1 year 11 days ago

Hi Mr Biswas, Kindly fill details . We will get back to you soon with best rates.

1 year 1 month ago

Pl let me know the opening date of Kedarnath temple

prosenjit das
1 year 2 months ago

i want to know how to visit kedarnath temple. what is the current rules and regulation to visit the temple. please help me

1 year 2 months ago

For Kedarnath or any Chardham visit, kindly do photometric registration at Rishikesh (Tourism Deppt Office near Bus Stand). Then travel to Kedarnath by any means as per need. Check how to reach Kedarnath

1 year 3 months ago

Glad to know about opening dates of Kedar and Badiri.Kindly inform the timings of the temples and accomadation at both places.

N Prakash

1 year 9 months ago

closing date of kedarnath shrine

1 year 9 months ago


For Closing dates of Kedarnath, check out

1 year 9 months ago

iwish to know d dates of opening /closing dates in 2015
keadrnath, badrinath temples

1 year 10 months ago

Please let me know opens and closing time and budget for 2 people how to cum there

1 year 10 months ago
2 years 7 days ago

hi sir may i know the dates of kedarnath temple open dates and closing dates in 2015

Sukanta Bala
2 years 9 months ago

Now Chardham Yarta open or closed?

2 years 11 months ago

Can you please give information on present situation of rocks falling down on the way to kedarnath temple which we came to know from TV Channels from rudra yag to kedarnath.

3 years 22 days ago

jai badrivishal