Char Dham Yatra 2021

Dehradun to Kedarnath



Dehradun To Kedarnath

Dehradun To Kedarnath

Dehradun to Kedarnath Dham is second most followed route after Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Kedarnath route. Reaching Kedarnath from Dehradun is ideal route for pilgrims visiting from North India cities Like Chandigarh, Shimla, Punjab etc. This Dehradun – Kedarnath road route too connect with Rishikesh and follows further.

Why Dehradun – Kedarnath Route is Good Option ?

  • Best Roads – Dehradun is capital city and has great road and traffic conditions to travel to Kedarnath.
  • Places and Excursions – Situated at the foothills, Dehradun is famous for its beautiful sightseeing places. Pilgrims can stay at Dehradun for a break during long tiring Chardham Yatra.
  • Helicopter Service to Chardham – Along with other Chardham Temples, Helicopter service to Kedarnath Dham runs from Dehradun too (Sahastradhara Helipad).
  • Dehradun Airport – Jolly Grant Airport is located near Dehradun. Regular flights are available to Jollygrant Airport from major cities on daily basis.


How to Reach Kedarnath from Dehradun

Dehradun is one of the main city for the pilgrims travelling to Kedarnath Dham from different cities of Punjab & Himachal Pradesh. It is well connected with Road as well as Rail and Air network to travel Kedarnath Dham.

Distance Chart To Kedarnath via Dehradun

Visiting From Via Distance To Kedarnath
Amritsar Dehradun 641 kms
Ludhiana Dehradun 531 kms
Pathankot Dehradun 648 kms
Shimla Dehradun 485 kms
Patiala Dehradun 451 kms

Travel Route & Time From Dehradun to Kedarnath

On visiting Kedarnath from Dehradun by road, Pilgrims will find best road to Kedarnath except some gliches due to Chardham Road Project. Almost all the road route to Kedarnath is best for driving.

Dehradun to Kedarnath Road Map with Kms

Starting from Dehradun to Rishikesh (40 kms, 45 mins) -> Devprayag (74 kms, 2.5 Hrs) -> Srinagar (36 kms, 45 mins) -> Rudraprayag (34 kms, 45 mins) -> Sonprayag (74 kms, 3 Hrs) -> Gaurikund (5 kms, 15 mins) -> Kedarnath By Trek (18 kms, 6 Hrs)

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Total Time to Travel from Dehradun to Kedarnath

Travel Mode Dehradun To Kedarnath
Car/ Bike 8 Hrs on road, 6 Hrs Trek
Taxi/ Bus 10 Hrs on road, 6 Hrs Trek
Helicopter to Kedarnath 1.15 Hrs

Dehradun to Kedarnath By Bus

Kedarnath remains open from April – May till Oct – Nov. You can check here Kedarnath Opening & Closing Dates. During this Kedarnath Yatra time, regular taxi/ buses are available from Rishikesh/ Haridwar. Some Chardham operators also operate from Dehradun too.

Pilgrims visiting from Dehradun to Kedarnath could either take bus directly from Dehradun or from Rishikesh. There are frequent bus service from Dehradun to Rishikesh & Rishikesh to Kedarnath.

Trains from Dehradun to Kedarnath

Currently there is no rail route to Kedarnath, but on completion of Chardham rail project, trains will be available till Rudraprayag. For now, Dehradun & Rishikesh are the major rail heads to reach Kedarnath. Further one have to take taxi or bus to Kedarnath.

Flights from Dehradun to Kedarnath

As mentioned earlier, Dehradun has a Domestic airport at Jolly Grant. Flights from all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru are available to Dehradun.

Also Dehradun to Kedarnath Helicopter Service offered by many Heli service operators. One can visit and return on same day by taking Dehradun – Kedarnath Helicopter Service Package.

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What is Best option to travel from Dehradun to Kedarnath ?

Best option to go from Dehradun to Kedarnath depends on travelling time and travel budget.

If budget is not a constraint and travel time is limited then one can Book Helicopter Service from Dehradun to Kedarnath. Prices for visiting Kedarnath from Dehradun by Helicopter Service is around INR 80,000 to INR 1,00,000 per person.

And if you are looking to travel within budget and have some days under pocket then Taxi or Bus will be ideal option to travel from Dehradun to Kedarnath Dham. Budget for visiting Kedarnath from Dehradun by Taxi/ Bus is around INR 15,000 to INR 40,000 per person.



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