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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 2021

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 will be opened on 15 May 2021 in the morning with special Pooja in the temple. Opening Date of Kedarnath Dham will be declared on Mahashivratri (11 Mar 2021).

The closing date of Kedarnath is fixed and on the day Bhai Dooj (i.e after Diwali, November) Kedarnath temple will be closed after Pooja archana in morning.

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The dates for opening date of Kedarnath Temple will be announced by the priests on Maha Shivratri.

Kedarnath Temple will be open on 15 May, 2021 (Akshay Tritya) for 2021 Char Dham Yatra

Kedarnath Temple will be closed on 06 Nov, 2021 (Bhai Dooj) for 2021 Char Dham Yatra

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 2021 Kedarnath Closing Date 2021
15 May, 2021 06 Nov, 2021

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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Rushikesh Satpute
16 days 16 hours ago

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

Birendra Kumar
26 days 15 hours ago

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

1 month 1 day ago

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

Utsav Shah
1 month 1 day ago

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

1 month 26 days ago

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

15 days 23 hours ago

Not opened

Mayur Mahajan
18 days 10 hours ago

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

1 month 1 day ago

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

Mayur Mahajan
18 days 9 hours ago

Kedarnath ke kapat 15 may ko open honge

2 months 9 days ago

2021 me baba k pat kab khulenge?

manish kumar
1 month 11 days ago

15 may 2021

2 months 13 days ago

is tracking open now days at kedarnath ?

3 months 27 days ago

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

Mayur Mahajan
18 days 10 hours ago

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

Raman khatik
3 months 16 days ago

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

शशिकांत नांगरे
5 months 12 days ago

भगवान केदारनाथ मंदिर चालू है अभी या नही

pavan katkar
8 months 6 days ago

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

Rahul kumar
9 months 11 hours ago

Is it possible to visit kedarnath in month 24 December 2020

Sachin r s
1 year 3 months ago

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

manish kumar
1 month 11 days ago

yes little a bits snow fall in may month

4 months 8 days ago

Yes it will b closed on 16 Nov post bhaiya dooj

ashish bansal
8 months 14 days ago

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.

1 year 10 months ago

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?


2 years 24 days ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

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

A K Thakur
2 years 2 months ago

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

2 years 2 months ago

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

2 years 3 months ago

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

Bapan Roy
1 year 11 months ago

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

2 years 5 months ago

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

dhirendra kumar
2 years 6 months ago

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

dhirendra kumar
2 years 6 months ago

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

R Rukmani
2 years 6 months ago

We are planning to visit kedarnath and Badrinath in the month of september around 24th. Is the climate good to visit during this time. How will be the rush during this time.

2 years 6 months ago

September is the best month to visit Badri-Kedar. Know why –

Deepak Khandelwal
2 years 7 months ago

I want to go on 01/09/18,kya ye time safe rahega

Ashutosh Shukla
2 years 9 months ago

I would like to visit kedarnath this year on 2 ND of June 2018 it is best time to visit or not.

Chandan Shah
2 years 9 months ago

Is it safe and advisable to have a darshan of Kedarnath ji without helicopter and palki. I am thinking of going by walk . Is there any problem arises as the distance is 14 km long journey or should I book palki or helicopter??

2 years 10 months ago

is helicopter service operating on 2nd May 2018 from phata to kedarnath and return?

2 years 10 months ago

i want kedarnath darshan by helicopter frm guptkashi on 29th april 2018 how can i book the tickets

2 years 11 months ago

The opening date of Kedarnath is 29th April, can I go there on opening day ? Any permit required ?

2 years 10 months ago

U will go no any issue and no any permit bcz I was go in every year so dntwry go and enjoy

2 years 11 months ago

Yes, you can visit Kedarnath on opening day and thousands of pilgrims will be attending opening ceremony. No permit required. Only Chardham Yatra registration card is compulsory.

Vijay Reddy
2 years 7 months ago

Where will we get this CharDham yatra registration card

3 years 6 days ago

I am planning to go with my parents on 6th may to Kedarnath….we r planning for trek…so is it possible to trek on 6th may morning 6am & get darsan on the same day.

Mayur Mahajan
18 days 10 hours ago

Kedarnath ke kapat may 15 tak open ho jate hai no tension

prashanth bhat
3 years 15 days ago

when will madmaheshwer ,rudrnath and tungnath opens
is there any chance of rain on 16th -18th may at kedar

2 years 9 months ago

Am visiting rudranath and madhmaheshwar in may . reaching Haridwar on 19 may 3 am.anybody interested to join me.

3 years 17 days ago

We are group of 8 planning to visit kedarnath in May’18. In GMVN site, it is shown as dormitory and asked to fill number of rooms and number of persons.cost Rs. 500 per night. Whether it is for a two bedded room or per bed. please clarify. We tried to get clarification from GMVN but in vein.

Utpal Dey
3 years 3 months ago

We are determined to go Kedarnathji on 1st May, 2018, but we don’t know when Mandir will open, on internet somebody is writing opening date is 29th April, 22nd April, 2018. what is the exact date?
Thx, Rgds,

3 years 3 months ago

Dear Utpal ji, Nobody can decide the exact date of Kedarnath opening at this moment. Kedarnath temple opening date is decided by the priests after several calculations on Maha Shivratri, which will fall on 13 Feb next year. If you are early in your planning to visit Kedarnath then please schedule your planning few days after Akshay Tritya, which will fall on 18 April in 2018, as Kedarnath temple will open on or after few days of Akshay Tritya.

Hope this information will help you !!

Ramchandra Kamble
3 years 3 months ago

Hi sir iam Ramchandra in maharashtra kadepur
We plan17april2018 tour for Kedarnath we reach after 4 days haridwar khay Kedarnath che darshan possible hai please reply me above email

Nilesh Dave
3 years 6 months ago

Hi., I m planning chardham yatra in 1st week of September,, can I get darshan in this time ? If any poblem of ( possibility) landslides occur in this tome?

amit rawat
3 years 1 month ago

yes buddy….bcoz uttarakhand is also know for heavily landslide area and if you want to go for chardham yatra without any sins in your mind then no one can stop you…….

nilesh shinde
3 years 8 months ago

Hi.,Nilesh here! We r 2people planning to go char dham with u what will be total cost for two people from Haridwar to Haridwar.on 4sept pls can also reply me on whatsup if possible no is XXXXXXXX

rajesh s
3 years 8 months ago
Can I get darshan at kedarnath jyotirlinga temple on 18th October 2017. How much time does it take on pony ride from Gaurikund to Kedarnath shrine. Can we return the same evening of the day by pony. I read in one of your blogs that Shrine closes on 1st day of Karthik. I am not sure when it is – Does the temple close down on the day of diwali with last aarti or is it on some other day. Kindly answer my question that would be of great help to plan my onward journey if timings are known. Thanks… Read more »
Sacred Yatra
3 years 8 months ago

Kedarnath temple will be closed on Bhai Dooj after morning pooja. This year it will fall on 21 Oct. That means you will get darshan on 18th Oct. Pony ride will take 5-6 hrs to reach Gaurikund to Kedarnath. Yes you can get back on same day on pony.

3 years 9 months ago

Hi, I want to book helicopter from Guptkashi-Kedarnath-Guptkashi . Please advise for booking procedure.We are planning to arrive to Guptkashi on1st October -2017. Please confirm availability for morning helicopter on 2nd or 3rd October

3 years 9 months 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 years 9 months 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.

3 years 9 months 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

Sacred Yatra
3 years 9 months ago

Hi Komal, As you are planning in August you will watch lush green hills everywhere. Your son is 4 yrs old, he can easily walk there and you can use kandi for him if you find any problem. Our representative will provide you complete details.

3 years 9 months ago

Hows weather in august at their lots of people telling me it’s dangerous to in august isnt it’s true??

Sacred Yatra
3 years 9 months ago

Hi Komal, In monsoon (mid June to mid Aug) Chardham yatra continue with some glitches as rain disrupts road many times. But the administration is taking all measures to tackle any situation. You can also check the weather forecast before leaving for Chardham. Or you can do your bookings for September which is a best time for yatra as you can enjoy the green paradise at the hills.

3 years 10 months 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
3 years 10 months 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??


Sacred Yatra
3 years 10 months ago

Hi Amardeep, We are almost filled till June 1st week. You can try/ search on arrival for some rooms between Guptkashi & Gaurikund. There are no restriction in number of pilgrims till now. Happy Journey.

3 years 10 months 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 ?

Sacred Yatra
3 years 10 months ago

Hi Sameer, You can do the trek easily. There are enough arrangements for pilgrims and trekkers.

Pradeep Tiwari
3 years 10 months 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.


3 years 10 months 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.

Partha Kumar
3 years 10 months 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…


3 years 10 months 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.

3 years 10 months 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,

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