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Kedarnath Opening and Closing Dates

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date

The Opening and Closing Date of Kedarnath Temple shrine in 2023

The opening date and time of Kedarnath Temple is depends on auspicious day of Akshay Tritya and declared on the Maha Shiva Ratri. The date of opening of Kedarnath shrine is decided by priests in Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple after calculation of Panchang. According to the calculations, the doors of the holy temple has been opened on 25 April 2023 at 06:20 am with special Pooja in the temple. Opening Date of Kedarnath Dham for 2023 was declared on Mahashivratri.

The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed i.e 2 days after Diwali when Bhai Dooj is celebrated.  In 2023, Diwali will be celebrated on 12 Nov, so Kedarnath Temple will closed on 14 Nov. Kedarnath temple will be closed for winter after Pooja archana in morning. Closing Date of Kedarnath Dham for 2023 will be declared on Vijaydashmi.

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Kedarnath Temple has been opened on 25 April 2023 at 06:20 am.

Kedarnath Temple will closed on Bhai Dooj 2023 (14 Nov 2023 Tentative).

Kedarnath Temple has a long ceremonial puja at the time of opening of Kedarnath shrine. Main Pujari Rawal of Kedarnath first takes blessing and view of lingam after opening of Kedarnath temple.

Kedarnath Opening Date 2023 Kedarnath Closing Date 2023
25 April 2023 14 Nov 2023 (tentative)

Kedarnath Dham Opening & Closing Ceremony

Kedarnath Dham opening ceremony witness thousands of pilgrims. Kedarnath Kapaat opening day is one of the auspicious moment for many pilgrims visiting Kedarnath from all round the country and the world. The gates of Kedarnath Temple open after long hours worship by Rawal and Pujaris of Kedarnath Dham. Pilgrims could take darshan only after first opening Puja at Kedarnath Temple by priests.

Closing ceremony of Kedarnath Dham is also very grand celebration with Garhwal Bands taking Baba Kedar Doli to Winter Abode of Kedarnath i.e Omkareshwar Temple, Ukhimath.

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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 week of Kartik, on the day of Bhai Dooj (October-November) and reopens after Akshay Tritya (April-May) every year. During its closure the shrine is submerged in snow and worship is performed at Ukhimath.

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Kedarnath Opening Ceremony

Kedarnath Dham opens for pilgrims in the month of Apr-May each year with huge celebrations. The dates of opening of Kedarnath Temple announced on the occasion of Mahashivratri. Thousands of pilgrims visit Kedarnath shrine on the opening day. Watch Kedarnath opening video here and plan your trip to visit Kedarnath Dham
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FAQs for Kedarnath Opening and Closing Dates

What is the opening date of Kedarnath Dham in 2023?

The opening date of Kedarnath Dham in 2023 was declared on Maha Shiva Ratri, February 18, 2023. The date of the opening of Kedarnath Dham in 2023 is April 25, 2023.

What is the closing date of Kedarnath Dham in 2023?

Every Year, The Doors of Kedarnath Dham closes after two days of Diwali on the occassion of Bhai Dooj. The final closing date of Kedarnath Dham will be declared on Vijaydashmi. The tentative closing date of Kedarnath Dham in 2023 is November 14, 2023.

On which day is the opening date of Kedarnath Dham declared?

The opening date of Kedarnath Dham is declared on Maha Shivaratri every year.

On which day is the closing date of Kedarnath Dham declared?

The closing date of Kedarnath Dham is declared on Vijaydashmi every year.

Who decides the opening and closing dates of Kedarnath Dham?

The opening and closing dates of Kedarnath Dham are decided by the priest after the calculation of the Panchang.

Which is the best time to visit Kedarnath Dham?

The best time to visit Kedarnath Dham is during the month of April-May when the temple opens and during September and October when the crowd is lesser.

Where is Kedarnath Dham located?

Kedarnath Dham is located in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand.

For how many months will the doors of Kedarnath Dham remain open?

The doors of Kedarnath Dham remain open for six months during the summer and monsoon seasons.

For how many months will the doors of Kedarnath Dham remain closed?

The doors of Kedarnath Dham remain closed for six months during the winter season, as there is a lot of snowfall and the temple remains covered with snow.

What is the Bus Fare from Delhi to Kedarnath?

The bus fare from Delhi to Kedarnath ranges from Rs 1000 to 1500.

What are the ways to reach Kedarnath Dham?

The different ways to reach Kedarnath Dham are:

By Bus: The first and most used way to reach Kedarnath Dham is by bus, as this is the cheapest way to reach Kedarnath Dham. Buses to Kedarnath Dham are available from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Srinagar, and other locations as well.

By Flight: People from faraway locations coming to Kedarnath Dham can reach Kedarnath Dham by flight. The nearest airport to Kedarnath Dham is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 225 kilometres away. There are Charter Heli Services provided by various companies to Kedarnath from Sahatradhara Helidrome.

By Helicopter: Helicopter services are also available for Kedarnath Dham. Different private and government agencies offer helicopter services to Kedarnath Dham.

By Train: Pilgrims can also reach Kedarnath Dham by train. The nearest railway station to Kedarnath Dham is Rishikesh Railway Station, located approximately 205 km from Kedarnath Dham.

What are the famous nearby destinations to visit from Kedarnath Dham?

The famous destinations to visit near Kedarnath Dham include Vasuki Tal Lake, Guptkashi, Chopta, Tungnath, Chandrashila Trek, Augustmuni, Gaurikund, and others.

Is accommodation facilities available near Kedarnath Dham?

Yes, accommodation facilities are available near Kedarnath Dham. Various hotels, homestays, and resorts are available in Kedarnath Dham for accommodation.

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Lalit Kumar

Kedarnath mandir mai aarti ka subha or sham dono ka samya

Brijesh Gupta
Reply to  Lalit Kumar


Vishal Kumar

Kya 18 February ko Shri kedarnath dham open rhega


फरवरी महाशिवरात्रि के लिए केदारनाथ मंदिर कितने दिनों के लिए कुलेगी फुरवरी 18-2023 में आना रहा

Brijesh jaiswal

जय श्री केदार नाथ धाम भोले नाथ जल्दी बुला लो प्रभु 🥲🙏🚩

Sagar Bhagade

केदारनाथ मंदिर कब खुलेगा हमारा आने का प्लान बना है 30 मार्च को 2023 7 8 जण है

Ashish Changod

जनवरी में मंदिर खुला रहेगा या नही

Rohit purwe
Reply to  Ashish Changod


Raja koshle
Reply to  Rohit purwe

26 April ko kualega mahakal Ji


Hum smapan me shamil ho sakte h ya diwapli pr dershan ho sakte h


Hum 5 to 7 log baba ke Darshan ke liya jana chate hai but kuch log bol rahe hai ki is time waha bhut barish ho rahi hai or thand bhi bhut hai to kya hum 30 sep to 5 Oct ko kedarnath mandir ja sakte hai please reply


We 2 friends were planning for a long time to visit Kedarnath with Bikes and now our plan was fixed from 12 Aug to 15 Aug, And everyone is saying that it rains a lot at this time, so please suggest can we visit kedarnath in these days. Please let me know as soon as possible because 12 Aug is not far as its already 9 Aug today


Kedarnath temple Darshan time and closing time

saurabh verma

30 march 2022 in kedarnath ,is kedarnath temple open in march

saurabh verma

I want to celebrate mahashivratri I.e 30 march 2022 in kedarnath ,is kedarnath temple open in march

Last edited 1 year ago by saurabh verma
Vishwajeet singh

Can we do darshan kedarnath Temple after 31 December 1/1/2022


can we do darshan Kedarnath Temple After 31 July


sir we will plan to go kedarnath & chardham yatra on 27th Aug 2021 , but now temple is open ?

Jay Pathak

I am planning to go kedarnath with my friends on 4 july 2021
Is it open in this lockdown can we do a darshan of temple? Please help me out






Priyanka roy

I am from Kolkata Mujhe a jana hai ki Kedarnath Mandir abhi Khula Hai Ki Nahin please help me


I am planing to go kedarnath with my friends on 30 june 2021
Is it open in this lockdown can we do a darshan of temple? Please help me out

Ajay Solanki

we are plaining in 1st week of july, yatra chl rhi hai ya bnd krdi yhi hai due to covid


we are from mumbai can we visit in 1st week of june for kedarnath darshan

parveen ahlawat

Kedarnath k darshan bhar se honge ya andr aabhi hum plan bna rhe the aane ka or kya kya chahie vha aane k liye.?


I’m planning solo trip to kedarnath & explore offbeat towns in uttarakhand


Can we do darshan of lord shiva after may 17th


Is it Kedarnath opens on 17th may no it’s confirm or it may change due to corona

Tushar kharche

just confirm the date mandir is Open to 10th April


If I want to visit kedarnath just for trekking purposes, will the paths be open during the month of March-April?

Rushikesh Satpute

I want to celebrate mahashivratri I.e 11 march 2021 in kedarnath ,is kedarnath temple open in march

Ankit kamboj

Sir we are planning to go Kedarnath 06 Nov .
Can we worship and darshan there that day.
Plz reply to me..

Birendra Kumar

Aacha yadi hm idhr feb – march me gai to kya mandir ka darsan nhi ho paiga


Iam planning to visit kedarnath in first week of may 2021 is it open now

Utsav Shah

I m planning to visit kedarnath on 21st april is it open on that date


I m planning to visit kedarnath in last week of Feb 2021
Is it open now??

Reply to  Nikita

No.. shri kedarnath mandir will be open in may mid…

Mayur Mahajan
Reply to  Neeta

Kedarnath ke kapat 15 may ko open honge

Mayur Mahajan
Reply to  Nikita

I m planning kedarnath temple. But kedarnath opening date 15 may 2021 confarm

Reply to  Nikita

Not opened


2021 me baba k pat kab khulenge?


is tracking open now days at kedarnath ?


How to book a Ashram / hotel at Kedarnath dham ?? Plz suggest some hotels aur Ashram?

Raman khatik
Reply to  Shivani

Wha pe pass me ek village wha mil skta h bs 1km ki dori pe

Mayur Mahajan
Reply to  Shivani

Hotel book karne ki jarurat nahi padti vaha pe GMVN ke tent hai unka rate rs 300 per hade hai, vo 4pm ke pehele book karna padta hai our vaha GMVN ka Aanapurna Restaurant hai rs 200 only

शशिकांत नांगरे

भगवान केदारनाथ मंदिर चालू है अभी या नही

pavan katkar

it is open now
we will plan to visit in in next month ending

Rahul kumar

Is it possible to visit kedarnath in month 24 December 2020

Sachin r s

Hello sir

1)We are thinking to go kedarnath in the month of September..will the gates remains open during this time please help me..

2) if we go during MAY month will the snow will be there atleast little bit…please help me sir
We are confused

Sachin r s

ashish bansal
Reply to  Sachin r s

1. Yes gate remain open in september. Also it is the best time to travel because max. people travel in may and june, so rush is more which minimise facility.
2. In june first week you will get to see snow during trekking to kedarnath at 2 to 3 spot. you will pass in snow also.

Reply to  Sachin r s

Yes it will b closed on 16 Nov post bhaiya dooj

manish kumar
Reply to  Sachin r s

yes little a bits snow fall in may month


This is Asutos from Bangalore. We are 7-8 peoples planning to visit kedarnath and Badrinath Dham in the month of last week of May 2019. Could you please help me how we can plan like where to do all the registrations, where to stay, what are the price for the tent house, helicopter charges etc?



Sir, My wife is mild asthma patient, if we go by ponny in kedarnath and stayed there at night in kedarnath, will it be create any problem in night and in emergency what measures are taken by kedarnath health camp for breathing problem if occured.


Vishal, l am planning to visit kedarnath temple in May 15th ya 20th please tell me that time temple will be open.


Is it is possible to visit Kedarnadth temple in the month of February…

A K Thakur

Can I take my 2 yr child on trek to Kedarnath? Is there any permit and health check required?


Planning kedarnath -Badrinath / auli-valley of flower tour on may. we are two couple with 4 child (9,11,12,14). We want reach kedarnath with trek.(no horse or helicopter). It is safe with child? which is comfort stay at kedarnath base camp. (gmvn tent or hut) and hows about food? permit and health check can possible before 1 day so we can trek early morning and reach there at evening and stay at kedarnath and return with helicopter(one way).
and pls suggest me best and comfort itinerary for my trip(7-9 day) and also suggest good resort stay


When will kedernath gates will open in 2019. can any one having confirm or expected dates

Bapan Roy
Reply to  aryadeep

Yamunotri Temple – 07 May 2019
Gangotri Temple – 07 May 2019
Kedarnath Temple – 09 May 2019
Badrinath Temple – 10 May 2019


Is it right time to visit Kedarnath in the month of October last week.

dhirendra kumar

we are planing to visit kedarnath on 13th or 14th august. is there any problems to visit shrine on this dates ???? please do relpy. thank you

Shivam verma

मैं भी 3 से 4 अगस्त को जाना चाहता हूँ रेजिस्ट्रेशन भी करवा लिया, क्या बैंड तो नही होगा

dhirendra kumar

is it possible to visit kedarnath from 13th to 14th august 2018?

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