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Kedarnath Opening and Closing Dates

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple

The Opening and Closing Date of Kedarnath Temple shrine in 2017

The opening date of Kedarnath Temple is fixed and depends on the Shiva Ratri and decided by priests in Ukhimath. Normally Kedarnath temple opens on Mid May. The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed on Yama Dwitiya (second day after Diwali, November).

The dates for opening & closing of Shri Kedarnath Temple has been announced by the priests.

The Kedarnath Temple may be open on 28-29 April, 2017.

Akshaya Tritiya Shubh Muhurat

Starting Date & Time : 28th April 2017 at 10:29 AM
Ending Date & Time : 29th April 2017 at 06:55 AM

Total Duration : 6 Hours 26 Mins

The Kedarnath Temple was closed on 1 November, 2016.

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: November 22, 2016

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sushama matkar
3 days 17 hours 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.

3 days 2 hours 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
27 days 20 hours ago

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

27 days 19 hours 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
1 month 12 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

1 month 7 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
2 months 6 days ago

Is the shrine over badrinath and kedarnath closed??

2 months 6 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
2 months 16 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.

2 months 15 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
3 months 10 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

3 months 4 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
3 months 14 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.

3 months 21 days ago

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

Ritesh Chourasia
3 months 25 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

Jagannath Bera
3 months 28 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……….

2 months 17 days ago

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

3 months 28 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
4 months 6 days ago

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

4 months 5 days ago

Yes, its a good time to visit Chardham.

4 months 12 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,,,

4 months 12 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.

4 months 8 days ago

Thanks for suggestion

4 months 12 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,,

4 months 17 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

4 months 17 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.

4 months 17 days ago

When will be Rudranath shrine closes in 2016 ?

4 months 17 days ago

It will be closed on 28 Oct 2016.

7 months 19 days ago

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

7 months 18 days ago

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

Yatin Bagga
7 months 24 days ago

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

7 months 23 days ago

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

8 months 9 days ago

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

8 months 8 days ago

Hi, Yes you can do the Darshan.

Sujit Sen
8 months 13 days ago

Closing date of Sri Kedarnath temple?

8 months 13 days ago

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

Mrinmoy Biswas
8 months 13 days ago

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

8 months 13 days ago

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

9 months 4 days ago

Pl let me know the opening date of Kedarnath temple

prosenjit das
10 months 14 days ago

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

10 months 14 days 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

11 months 12 days 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 5 months ago

closing date of kedarnath shrine

1 year 5 months ago


For Closing dates of Kedarnath, check out

1 year 5 months ago

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

1 year 6 months ago

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

1 year 6 months ago
1 year 8 months ago

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

Sukanta Bala
2 years 5 months ago

Now Chardham Yarta open or closed?

2 years 7 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.

2 years 8 months ago

jai badrivishal

2 years 8 months ago

bam bam bhole jai kedar nath ki

2 years 9 months ago

Dear Sir/Madam,

I want to send my parents for CharDham Yatra, would like to know if you still have some seats for May-June2014? Please do let me know the cost and the schedule.

Thanks for the information.

With regards

2 years 9 months ago

Sir plz mail me any one genies person .When open in kedarnath temple get.

2 years 9 months ago

Would like to know what facilities available to go from Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple. Whether khacchars available or only through helicopters

2 years 10 months ago

Would like to know how to register for kadarnath yatra.

Ramdas Vengarathody
2 years 10 months ago

Yesterdays(28-02-2014)Deccan Cronicle news paper published a news that Kedarnath temple would be opened one 3rd May.At present the Idol is beeing kept at Ukhimath and the idol would be taken to Kedar on 30th March and the procession would start on the same day and would reach at Kedar on 3rd.

Ramdas Vengarathody
2 years 10 months ago

opening date is 03-05-2014.

Subhash Santani
2 years 11 months ago

I wish to know the opening date of BadrinathTemple.

2 years 11 months ago

I wish to know the opening date of Kedarnath Yatra 2014