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Kedarnath Opening and Closing Dates

Kedarnath Temple Opening & Closing Date

Kedarnath Temple Opening & Closing Date

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The Opening and Closing Date of Kedarnath Temple shrine in 2018

The opening date and time of Kedarnath Temple is depends on auspicious day of Akshay Tritya and declared on the Maha Shiva Ratri and decided by priests in Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple. Normally Kedarnath temple opens on shubh mahurat of Akshay Tritya. 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 open on 29 April, 2018 at 06:15 am .

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.




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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Ashutosh Shukla
1 month 22 days 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 month 25 days 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??

Ashu
2 months 25 days ago

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

sanjay
3 months 3 days ago

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

sachin
3 months 14 days ago

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

Mayank
2 months 27 days ago

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

3 months 13 days 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.

Lallan Rai
4 months 8 days ago

हम 14 यात्री श्री केदारनाथ जी दर्शन हेतु 4 से 6 मई के बीच जाना चाहते हैं। जानना चाहूँगा कि क्या उस समय हेलिकॉप्टर से जाने की अनुमति मिल गयी है???

Punam
4 months 22 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.

4 months 19 days ago

Yes, its possible to have Darshan on same day as normal trek time is 7-8 hrs.

prashanth bhat
5 months 20 hours ago

Kedar will open on 29th april 2018
Badrinath is on 30th April 2018

4 months 29 days ago

Yes

prashanth bhat
5 months 20 hours ago

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

Balasubramanian
2 months 12 days ago

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

4 months 29 days ago

Rudranath will open on 19th May 2018.

Nagendra
5 months 2 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.

lakshmi
4 months 29 days ago

in may 2017 we went to kedarnathji darshan. Rs 250/-per person i with sleeping bag in tents and 350/-per person in rooms with bunk beds. all rooms were under govt control only.

5 months 2 days ago

It would be INR 500/- per night for a single person.

Bansode
6 months 17 days ago

Kedarnath mandir open date

Bebo Goswami
7 months 18 days ago

Hello…
What is Chardham

Utpal Dey
8 months 2 days ago

Sir,
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,

8 months 2 days 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 !!

sudhir
5 months 8 days ago

normally its open on Akshay Trutiya and close on Bhai dooj after diwali.
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Ramchandra Kamble
8 months 11 days 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
Thanks

8 months 9 days ago

Kedarnath temple opening exact dates will be announce next year. So follow our facebook page regularly for latest updates.

Nilesh Dave
10 months 24 days 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
5 months 27 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
1 year 23 days 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
1 year 25 days 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 »
SAILEN ROY
1 year 1 month 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

Abhijit
1 year 1 month 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
1 year 1 month ago

Hii l am oshi nd l am planning to visit kedarnath with full family nd with my child 14 years old daughter kuhoo.so can we visit it in 24 june 2017.

Komal
1 year 2 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

Baadol
1 year 2 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
1 year 2 months ago

Hello
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??

Regards

Sameer
1 year 2 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 ?

deepak Malvi
1 year 2 months ago

सर क्या केवल यात्रा के लिए ऑनलाइन रजिस्ट्रेशन करना अनिवार्य है ?

Pradeep Tiwari
1 year 2 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.

Regards,
Pradeep

vinay
1 year 3 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.

1 year 3 months ago

Hi Vinay, Fill up the details at http://www.sacredyatra.com/book-chardham-package . Our representative will contact you soon.

Partha Kumar
1 year 3 months ago

Hiii…
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…

Thanks…

1 year 3 months ago

Hi Partha, Registration is mandatory for each Chardham pilgrim. You can find registration information and link at http://www.sacredyatra.com/char-dham-registrations .
Kedarnath will open on 03rd May 2017 and not too much crowded on that day.

Divya
1 year 3 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,
Divya

1 year 3 months ago

Hi Divya, Our representative will mail you the details soon.

S RAJAGOPALAN
1 year 4 months ago

We are four people from New Delhi . wanting to visit kedarnath by Helicopter service during 06 / 07.05.2017. kindly suggest

Piyush
1 year 4 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.

1 year 4 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.

Om Prakash Jaiswal
1 year 4 months ago

Pls send Kedarnath package details.

1 year 4 months ago

Hi Om, Our representative will mail you the package details soon.

Smita Khandai
1 year 4 months ago

What is the opening date for tungnath

Vamshi
1 year 4 months ago

dear admin, could you please mail me the detailed information for char dham trip in the month of May 2017.

1 year 4 months ago

Hi Vamshi, Our representative will mail you the package details soon.

Vimal Aswar
1 year 4 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

R K BAJPAI
1 year 4 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 »
Srinvas
1 year 4 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

R K BAJPAI
1 year 4 months ago

Better go by Helicopter booked in advance.

R K BAJPAI
1 year 4 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

Mintoo Agrawal
1 year 5 months ago

I m interested in visiting kedarnath please contact me on XXXX2654t

nakul
1 year 5 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
1 year 5 months 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.

R K BAJPAI
1 year 4 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.

1 year 5 months 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.

sagar bhagat
1 year 6 months ago

Sir i which is the best time of bdrinath and snow fall both I can see .
plz guide Me sir

1 year 6 months ago

Hi Sagar, Best time to take blessing at Badrinath is May month when the shrine will open for pilgrims. But you can’t enjoy snowfall at that month. You can visit winter seat of Badrinath at Joshimath and enjoy snowfall at the same time in the months of Jan-Feb.

anil sharma
1 year 7 months ago

my name is anil sharma . i want to take visit for kedarnath. in which time gate are open of main temple. i take a swear of visit of 12 jyotirling.s o plz give me proper guidenss

R K BAJPAI
1 year 4 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 »
1 year 6 months ago

Kedarnath will be open around April end or May starting. Its a great idea to take blessing at all 12 Jyotirlinga. Its will be our pleasure to help you out at any time. Keep in touch.

Varun joshi
1 year 7 months ago

Is the shrine over badrinath and kedarnath closed??

R K BAJPAI
1 year 4 months ago

It will open in first / second week of May 2017.

1 year 7 months ago

Yes, all the shrines are closed. But you can take blessings of Badrinath & Kedarnath at their winter seats at Narsingh Temple, Joshimath & Omkareshwar Temple, Ukhimath.

Saajan Sharma
1 year 8 months ago

Hello Sir, My name is Saajan Sharma, Me and Friends are planning to visit Badrinath ji on 12 November 2016. Is this the right time to visit?. We are planning to watch Aarti also at 4:30Am in the morning. So i request you to please guide us.

1 year 8 months ago

Hi Saajan, to attend aarti on 12 Nov, you should take bus or taxi from Haridwar to Badrinath on 11th Nov. Proper clothing is advised due to low templerature at Badrinath.

Dr kumar
1 year 9 months ago

Hi sir this is Dr. Kumar im planning to visit badrinath kedarnath with my granny 70 year old . I need to no how is the places is it too hilly

subramani
1 year 8 months ago
Dr. My humble suggestion will be to travel when the weather is fit for a 70 year old with no rainfall, no extreme weather. And also suggest to engage helicopter which costs 2300 to 2500 per trip one way per head. If the person is fit enough to climb by walk then they can to do so at the fit weather and start around 7 am to reach at 3pm. Check for altitude sickness as you will notice as soon as you reach Kedar. For 2 hours it takes time to settle down. This is just a precaution and not… Read more »
Nital Soni
1 year 9 months ago

We are planning to reach Kedarnath by 1st Nov afternoon. As doors are closing on1st November, so wanted to know till what time dasrhan is possible.

Kapil
1 year 9 months ago

Planning to visit shree badrinath temple on 14 & 15 th october with family. Baba ke darsan ho jaenge ? Please suggest

Ritesh Chourasia
1 year 9 months ago

We are planning to visit kedarnath and badrinath in the second week of May 2017 so tell us when will be the temple reopen for kedarnath and badrinath. Is any helicopter services are available. If so please inform us about it and from where we will get the helipad

R K BAJPAI
1 year 4 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.

Jagannath Bera
1 year 9 months ago

I am planing visit kedarnath dham and bardinath dham on 02/05/2017 to 06/05/2017 this time temple are opening? plz let me khow……….

Kannan
1 year 8 months ago

Check ro this website. Because this year (2016 ) the temple open on may 09 .

1 year 9 months ago

Opening dates of Badrinath Dham will be decide on Basant Panchmi next year. Most probably first week of May 2017 the shrine will open.

jignesh dandiwala
1 year 9 months ago

i m planing visit kedarnath dham 28/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 it good time to visit ?plz let me know

1 year 9 months ago

Yes, its a good time to visit Chardham.

alok
1 year 10 months ago

My yatra plan started on 7th Oct to 14th Oct 16 for kedarnath and badrinath with 5 years old son and wife,,, it is possible for my son to trek kedarnath,,,

1 year 10 months ago

Hi Alok, October will be great time to visit Badri-Kedar. The trek is long and little bit tough, its not advisable for kids to trek on foot. You can use Pony or palki service for him.

alok
1 year 10 months ago

Thanks for suggestion

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