Kedarnath is one of the most famous religious places in Uttarakhand. This temple dedicated to Bholenath is also included in the Char Dham, Panch Kedar, and 12 Jyotirlingas of Uttarakhand. Let’s know how to reach Kedarnath from Delhi.
How to reach Kedarnath from Delhi:
First of all, let us tell you that due to the absence of a single railway station and airport within a radius of about 200 km from Kedarnath temple, only the option of the road is left to reach Kedarnath temple.
There is no direct bus facility available from Delhi to Kedarnath Temple, so if you are connected to Delhi or its nearby cities, you can first reach Haridwar, Rishikesh, or Dehradun via bus, flight, or train. Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Dehradun of Uttarakhand these three cities are a way to go to Kedarnath temple, because if you come from any corner of the country to visit Kedarnath temple, then you must first go to Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.
Reach Kedarnath from Delhi by Flight:
In Delhi, you can catch a flight and come to the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun, the nearest airport to the Kedarnath temple. Many flights take their flights from Delhi to reach Jolly Grant Airport.
Reach Kedarnath from Delhi by Train:
If you want to take the training facility from Delhi to visit Kedarnath temple, then you have to catch a train from Delhi to Dehradun or Haridwar, as both these railway stations are the nearest railway station to Kedarnath temple. And if you want to go to Kedarnath by train from Delhi, then you can catch a train from there to Haridwar instead of Dehradun. You will get the answer to this in a while below.
Reach Kedarnath from Delhi by Bus:
You will easily get a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, Haridwar, and Rishikesh for these three cities. Along with the Uttarakhand state government, some private buses also run from Delhi to Dehradun, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. If you want to come to Dehradun, Haridwar, and Rishikesh by bus from Delhi, then you should not catch a bus from Delhi to Dehradun and Rishikesh and take a bus to Haridwar, because you will have an advantage when coming from Delhi to Haridwar.
Kedarnath is at a distance of 51 km from Joshi Math. It is believed to be the gateway to the Valley of Flowers. The city of Joshimath is known as ‘Jyotirmath’. And you can find many homestays in Joshimath that are available at reasonable prices to stay for the night. And it is believed that Mahaguru Adi Shankaracharya attained knowledge here. There is a monastery of Shankaracharya and the Amar Kalpa tree. And this tree is believed to be approx 2,500 years old.
How to reach Kedarnath from Dehradun:
If you reach Dehradun by bus, flight, train or any other means from your city, then after going to Dehradun, you will have to go to Haridwar from there via bus or auto, because the bus runs from Haridwar bus stand to reach Kedarnath temple. So, after going to Dehradun, first, you have to go to Haridwar.
How to reach Kedarnath from Rishikesh:
If you come to Rishikesh by any means, then most of all you should go to Haridwar from Rishikesh, which is about 21 km from Haridwar city. It falls on the route from Haridwar to Kedarnath temple. Now you must be thinking that when Rishikesh falls on the route of Haridwar and Kedarnath, then I will catch the bus from Rishikesh itself because first going from Rishikesh to Haridwar and then coming back to Rishikesh, it is better that the bus going from Haridwar to Kedarnath is better. I will catch you from Rishikesh only.
You are absolutely right at your place, but I was asking you to come to Haridwar from Rishikesh and Dehradun because the number of tourists and devotees going from Haridwar to Kedarnath becomes so much that sometimes everyone has to go to the bus. Can’t even find a place for it. Therefore, the day before you want to catch a bus from Haridwar to visit the Kedarnath temple, you will have to take a bus ticket to Haridwar in the evening on the same day. If you take a bus ticket a day in advance, then you will get a seat on the bus easily and you will not have any problem on the journey from Haridwar to Kedarnath.
The bus that opens from Haridwar to Kedarnath, does not go to Kedarnath, but to Sonprayag, which is about 8 km from Gaurikund, where the trekking to Kedarnath temple starts. falls first.
If you don’t take a bus ticket a day in advance, there will be no guarantee of getting a place on the bus from Haridwar to Sonprayag and if you don’t get a place on the bus from Haridwar to Sonprayag, you will have to travel from Haridwar to Sonprayag. Two to three buses will have to be changed, so if you want to avoid frequent bus changes, then book a bus ticket to Haridwar size Sonprayag a day in advance.
Note: – If you want to avoid booking Haridwar size bus tickets a day in advance, then you can book tickets online from the website of Uttarakhand Roadways. By booking online tickets, you can get rid of the tension of going to Haridwar a day before.
How to reach Kedarnath from Haridwar:
As we have mentioned above that to go to Sonprayag, one has to catch a bus from Haridwar. Similarly, you can go to Sonprayag by catching a bus from Haridwar to Sonprayag.
How to reach Gaurikund from Sonprayag:
To go from Sonprayag to Gaurikund, you will get a sharing taxi, whose fare is only ₹ 30-40.
How to reach Kedarnath from Gaurikund:
After going to Gaurikund, you can reach about 16-18 km from Kedarnath temple. You can start trekking. Or if you want, you can also take the facility of horse or palanquin to go to Kedarnath temple from Gaurikund. Hope you liked this article very much.