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Rahul Gandhi embarks on 16 km trek to Kedar Dham

Rahul Gandhi embarks on 16 km trek to Kedar Dham

Rahul Gandhi embarks on 16 km trek to Kedar Dham

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi started its yatra with 16 km trek on his holy visit to the sacred Kedarnath Temple located in lower Himalayas.

According to media-in-charge of the chief minister, Surendra Kumar, Gandhi reached Jolly Grant airport to Gaurikund by a government helicopter around 2 pm along with Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat and state Congress chief Ambika Soni.

On the occasion of opening portals of Kedarnath Shrine, the Congress vice-president reached the temple early morning to pay obeisance to the Kedarnath temple.

They started on the 10-km long trek to Lincholi where they will halt for the night, Kumar said. They are scheduled to undertake the last 6 km stretch of Kedarnath trek by tomorrow around 6 am, he added.

President of Kedarnath-Badrinath Temple Trust, Ganesh Gadiyal said the idol has reached Kedarnath temple and the doors of the shrine will open for the pilgrims tomorrow at 4.50 am.

News Source : Times of India, Dehradun



Published Date: April 23, 2015
Last Updated On: April 24, 2015

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