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Kedarnath Opening and Closing Dates

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date

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The Opening and Closing Date of Kedarnath Temple shrine in 2020

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. Normally Kedarnath temple opens on shubh mahurat of Akshay Tritya. This year Kedarnath Temple was opened on 09 May 2019 at 05:35 am and closed on 29 Oct 2019.

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.

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

Kedarnath Temple will be opened on 28 April, 2020 (Tentative Date)

Kedarnath Temple will be closed on 16 Nov, 2020 (Eve of Bhaiya Dooj). 

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.

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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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Sachin r s
1 month 27 days 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

9 months 16 days 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?


11 months 15 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.

1 year 5 days ago

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

1 year 16 days ago

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

A K Thakur
1 year 29 days ago

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

1 year 1 month 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

1 year 2 months ago

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

Bapan Roy
10 months 6 days ago

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

1 year 4 months ago

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

dhirendra kumar
1 year 5 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
1 year 5 months ago

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

R Rukmani
1 year 5 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.

1 year 5 months ago

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

Deepak Khandelwal
1 year 6 months ago

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

Ashutosh Shukla
1 year 7 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
1 year 8 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??

1 year 9 months ago

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

1 year 9 months ago

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

1 year 9 months ago

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

1 year 9 months ago

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

1 year 9 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
1 year 5 months ago

Where will we get this CharDham yatra registration card

1 year 10 months 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.

prashanth bhat
1 year 11 months ago

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

1 year 8 months ago

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

1 year 11 months 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
2 years 2 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,

2 years 2 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
2 years 2 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
2 years 5 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
2 years 3 days 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
2 years 6 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
2 years 7 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
2 years 7 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.

2 years 7 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

2 years 8 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
2 years 8 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.

2 years 8 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
2 years 8 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.

2 years 8 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
2 years 8 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.

2 years 8 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
2 years 8 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
2 years 8 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.

2 years 8 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
2 years 8 months ago

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

Pradeep Tiwari
2 years 8 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.


2 years 9 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
2 years 9 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…


2 years 9 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.

2 years 9 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,

2 years 10 months ago

Hare Krishna!!

Is it safe to track on foot to Kedarnath Dham? I don’t want to take Helicopter. I plan to reach there on 4th May.

Can I go and come back in a single day? I’m 42 yeas and fit overall.

2 years 10 months ago

Hi Piyush,
The trek route is totally safe, you can easily go by trek. The total trek distance is 18 kms one side. Its not aavisable to trek 36 kms in a day. There are fine accommodation facilities in Kedarnath. Stay for a night at Kedarnath.

2 years 10 months ago

You have choosen best time. Kedarnath temple will open on 3rd May 2017 and Badrinath on 6th May 2017. Helicopter services of 5 – 6 companies are available from Phata and nearby and online booking can be done in advance and journey can be planned accordingly keeping one day spare before helicopter booking date to accomodate unforeseen exigencies. Taxi services are available from Rishikesh . They can be asked to pick you from Haridwar or Dehradun also. It is as per experience of last year.

2 years 10 months ago
Kedarnath will be opened on 3rd May 2017. Pl make Helicopter reservations before hand . As per Helicopter booking date plan for rest of the trip. You can get Taxi on hire from Rishikesh or Haridwar or Dehradoon to reach upto Phata or place near Helicopter service. Many Helicopter services are there. It is as per our experience of last year . Take one day spare time from Helicopter booking date to reach Phata or Helicopter base to avoid unpredictable problems in the way. Ways are lot improved and improving continuously, as such you may plan freely. Better you plan… Read more »
Vimal Aswar
2 years 11 months ago

Hello, My self Vimal Aswar, i m from Jamnagar-Gujarat , I am planning to do char dham yatra in this MAY. with 76 yrs old mother , my 11 years son and 13 years daughter. Will it be safe to do yatra with kids n mother . We are planning to stay at Kedarnathji. What will be the trek. Is it ok to go by walk. can you suggest me please about full yatra

2 years 10 months ago
Hello Vimal Aswar ji, I am R.K.Bajpai from Kanpur performed Yatra last year. You can plan it by hiring Taxi for full trip for nine days from Rishikesh . Board and drop can nbe settled from Haridwar or Dehradun or Rishikesh as per your convenience. At Yamnotri for your mother you should hire Palki . For others you can choose treking / pony or Palki . But to be with your mother you all should avail Palki. For Kedarnath ji, Helicopter services should be availed. Advance booking on line is also available . Your travel agent can also book it.… Read more »
2 years 11 months ago

Hello sir, this is srinivas from hyderabad. Iam planning to do char dham yatra in this MAY. with my 8years son and 3 years daughter. Will it be safe to do yatra with kids. We are planning to stay at Kedarnathji. Will their are ample accommodation . Do i need to go for onine reservationn for accommodation. What will be the trek. Is it ok to go by walk.
Thanks in advance

2 years 10 months ago

At Kedarnath good accomodations are available. But it is to be booked in advance otherwise it may not be available for you. It is as per last year experience.
– R.K.Bajpai, Kanpur

2 years 11 months ago

hello sir, myself nakul from mumbai, i am planning to visit chardham and other famous places in uttrakhand…..during 20th oct—–31st oct 2017…so i want to know whether is this good time to vist chardham in this given date ….and when is closing/opening timming mostly between october to november.

sushama matkar
3 years 21 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.

2 years 10 months ago

Booking of vehicle to be done from Rishikesh. tHEY CAN PICK YOU UP FROM hARIDWAR ALSO IF Fixed so in advance. Helicopter booking for Kedarnath trip should be done in advance on net or through your travel agent of Rishikesh. This is as per experience of last year visit.

3 years 6 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.

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