How to Reach Kedarnath Temple by Train, Road and Air?

Kedarnath temple

Kedarnath Dham can be reached by road, train and air. The journey of Kedarnath Dham usually starts from Delhi. It is just because there are no direct buses or trains to Kedarnath Dham that you will need to make a stop in Dehradun. You can choose between planes, trains, or roads to get to Dehradun from Delhi. If you prefer travelling by road, Delhi has two bus terminals: Kashmere Bus Terminal and Anand Vihar Bus Terminal. Buses depart daily from these terminals to Dehradun; the journey typically takes 5 to 6 hours. Many travellers find road trips enjoyable for this part of the journey. Once you reach Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Gaurikund, as it is the last point accessible by motor vehicles before reaching Kedarnath Dham. From Gaurikund onwards, there is a 16 Km trek leading up to Kedarnath Temple.

From Dehradun, you can take the service of Do Dham Yatra by Helicopter Package to Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham. The Chardham Yatra Route Map guide will help you find the best route to reach Kedarnath from other cities.

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Kedarnath Highlights (Best Time & Temple Opening Date)

Kedarnath Location: 30°44′6.7″N 79°4′0.9″E
Kedarnath State: Uttarakhand
Kedarnath District: Rudraprayag
Kedarnath Height: 3,583 m (11,755 ft)
Kedarnath Temperature: 5.1°C
Kedarnath Weather: Extreme Cold
Kedarnath Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station
Nearest Airport in Kedarnath: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Best Time to Visit Kedarnath: May-June and September-November
Kedarnath Temple Opening Date 2024 (Summer Season): 10th May 2024
Kedarnath Temple Closing Date 2024 (Summer Season): 20th June 2024
Kedarnath Dham Darshan Time: 7:00 am

How to Reach Kedarnath by Road

The distance from Delhi to Kedarnath by road is 452 Km.

Kedarnath Yatra by Road

To reach Kedarnath Dham by road, you can take a bus or car from Delhi to Rishikesh (238 km, 5-6 hours). After Leaving Rishikesh, you can continue your trip to Rudraprayag (141 km, 5 hours). Then continue to Sonprayag (72.8 km, 3 hrs). From Sonprayag, it’s only 5 km (20 minutes) to Gaurikund. Finally, embark on a 16 km hike (5 hours) from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. You can walk the way or hire a pony or mule. Also, take a helicopter service for the yatra from the Sahastradhara Helipad Dehradun. Kedarnath is a revered pilgrimage site with the famous Kedarnath Temple.

Kedarnath Dham can be reached via Road. Start your Yatra from Delhi NCR.

Kedarnath Road RouteDistance(in Km)TimeConveyance
Delhi – Rishikesh238 km5-6 hrsBus/Taxi/Car
Rishikesh – Rudraprayag141 km5 hrsBus/Taxi/Car
Rudraprayag – Sonprayag72.8 Km3 hrsJeep/Taxi/Car
Sonprayag – Gaurikund5 km20 minsJeep/Taxi/Car
Gaurikund – Kedarnath16 km trek5 hrsOn foot/Pony/Mule/Helipad

How to Reach Kedarnath by Train

Kedarnath Yatra by Train

There is no railway station at Kedarnath. Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway head from Kedarnath. Located about 210 km from Gaurikund, Rishikesh Railway Station is well-connected to almost all the major cities of India and has a regular train on a daily basis. From Rishikesh, one can take a bus to Gaurikund.

Kedarnath Train Route from Delhi. Start your yatra from the Delhi Railway Station.

Kedarnath Train RouteDistance (in Km)TimeConveyance
Delhi – Rishikesh238 km5-6 hrsTrain
Rishikesh – Rudraprayag141 km5 hrsBus/Taxi/Car
Rudraprayag – Gaurikund78.9 km4 hrsJeep/Taxi/Car
Gaurikund – Kedarnath6 km trek4 hrsOn foot/Pony/Mule/Helipad

How to Reach Kedarnath by Air

Kedarnath by Helicopter

By Air:

The Nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is located approximately 250 Km away from Kedarnath Dham. This airport offers direct flights to major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Lucknow. Alternatively, you can opt for helicopter services, which are available on Sahastradhara Road in Dehradun. These services will allow you to reach Sonprayag or Gaurikund directly, and from there, you can either continue your journey to Kedarnath Yatra by trekking on foot or hire a pony for convenience.

By Helicopter:

You can easily reach Kedarnath by taking a helicopter from different locations in Uttarakhand. Some notable places offering helicopter services to Kedarnath include Dehradun, Guptkashi, Phata, Sitapur and Sonprayag. The Uttrakhand Government has decided the price of helicopter services every year.

Kedarnath Dham Route by Air starts from the Delhi Airport

Kedarnath Air RouteDistance (in km)TimeConveyance
Delhi to Dehradun202 km (aerial)1 hrAirplane
Dehradun to Sahastradhara Road30 km53 MinTaxi/Cab
Sahastradhara Road to Gaurikund103 km (aerial)30 MinHelicopter
Gaurikund to Kedarnath16 km5 -10 MinHelicopter

How to Reach Kedarnath from Haridwar

The best possible way to reach Kedarnath is from Haridwar. Haridwar is the starting point of Chardham Yatra. Haridwar to Kedarnath distance by road is around 252 Km, including the Kedarnath trek that commences from Gaurikund in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand. It doesn’t matter where you start your journey to the hilly region; what matters is reaching your destination.

For your convenience, here are the route locations from Haridwar to Kedarnath by Road:

Haridwar > Rishikesh > Devprayag > Srinagar > Agastamuni > Guptkashi > Sonprayag > Gaurikund. From Gaurikund, you’ll embark on a 16 KM trek to reach the revered Kedarnath Temple.

Haridwar to Kedarnath Cabs Service

The easiest way to travel from Haridwar to Kedarnath is by booking a taxi from either the Haridwar railway station or the bus stop. The route to Kedarnath goes through Gaurikund. The cost for a one-way journey would be approximately 5000 to 6000 Rs, depending on the type of car you choose (like an SUV or sedan). If you decide to take a taxi, it will take around 8 to 9 hours to reach Kedarnath.

Haridwar to Kedarnath by Shareable Jeeps

If you’re planning to get to Kedarnath in a hurry, you might want to consider taking a Tata Sumo or sharing a Jeep. These smaller vehicles are great for navigating the hilly terrain and are commonly used for transportation in the mountains. It’s advisable to begin your journey by heading to Rishikesh first.

How to Reach Kedarnath from Delhi

Delhi to Kedarnath by Road

The best way to reach Kedarnath from Delhi is by Taxi or bus. The distance from Delhi to Kedarnath by road is approximately 470 km, and it is easily accessible through national and state highways. The last point of vehicles that can proceed is Gaurikund, beyond which pilgrims must trek or hire a Pony/Palki. The route from Delhi to Kedarnath is packed with notable attractions, and travellers can enjoy the ride. 

Delhi to Kedarnath by RoadDistanceTimeConveyance
Delhi – Haridwar213 km5 hrs (approx)Taxi/Car
Haridwar – Rishikesh28 km2 hrs (approx)Bus/Taxi/Car
Rishikesh – Rudraprayag138 km4 hrsTaxi/Car
Rudraprayag – Sonprayag72 km3 hrs (approx)Taxi/Car
Sonprayag – Gaurikund6 km35 min.Taxi/Car
Gaurikund – Kedarnath16 km Trek4 hrsOn foot/Pony/Mule

Delhi to Kedarnath by Train

The Nearest Railway station to Kedarnath is Rishikesh Railway station. It is situated at a distance of approx 230 Km. Devotees must first go to Delhi to take the train to Rishikesh. From there, they can drive by road to Kedarnath. Here is the Kedarnath Train Route from Delhi:

Delhi to Kedarnath by TrainDistanceTimeConveyance
Delhi Junction to Rishikesh Railway Station245 km (approx)6 hrs (approx)Train
Rishikesh to Rudraprayag141 km5 hrsBus/Taxi/Car
Rudraprayag to Gaurikund78.9 km4 hrsJeep/Taxi/Car
Gaurikund to Kedarnath16 km trek4 hrsOn foot/Pony/Mule

Delhi to Kedarnath by Air

You can take a direct flight from Delhi to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Kedarnath Dham. Delhi to Dehradun by flight price is approximately INR 2400 per person. Upon arrival at Dehradun, you can hire a cab or taxi or take a bus from Dehradun to Rishikesh to start a robust road trip to Kedarnath.

Delhi to Kedarnath By Air Distance (in Km) Time Conveyance
Delhi Dehradun202 km (aerial)1 hrAirplane
Dehradun Sahastradhara Road30 km1 hrBus/Taxi/Car
Sahastradhara Road Gaurikund130 km (aerial)30 minHelicopter
Gaurikund Kedarnath16 km trek4 hrsHelicopter

Hotel Accomodations Near Kedarnath Temple

DestinationsHotelsMeal Plan
Padam Koti, Near Kedarnath Temple, KedarnathKedarnath (New Padam Koti)(All Meal)
Gauri Kund – Kedarnath Trekking Way, beside Kedarnath Temple, KedarnathKedarnath Malwar House(All Meal)
House no. 33, Near Retas Kund, Near Kedarnath TempleKedarnath Old Himachal House Hotel(All Meal)
Panch Bhaiya, Kedarnath, opposite to Mandakini Ghat(Kedarnath)Kedarnath – Padma Ashram(All Meal)
Sunil Guest House, Near Gayatri Sadan, KedarnathKedarnath – Sunil Guest House(All Meal)

Kedarnath Distance from Other Dham

Distance from Kedarnath to Gangotri

Kedarnath to GangotriDistance and Time
Kedarnath to Gangotri Distance by Road408 Kms
Kedarnath to Gangotri Distance by Flight31 Kms
Kedarnath to Gangotri Travel time by Road(approx) 9 – 10 hrs
Nearest Airport in KedarnathJolly Grant Airport (239Km)
Nearest Airport in GangotriJolly Grant Airport (250 Km)

Distance from Kedarnath to Yamunotri

Kedarnath to YamunotriDistance and Time
Kedarnath to Yamunotri Distance by Road387 Kms
Kedarnath to Yamunotri Distance by Flight66 Kms
Kedarnath to Yamunotri Travel time by Road(approx) 9 hrs
Nearest Airport in KedarnathJolly Grant Airport (239Km)
Nearest Airport in YamunotriJolly Grant Airport (210 Km)

Distance from Kedarnath to Badrinath

Kedarnath to BadrinathDistance and Time
Kedarnath to Badrinath Distance by Road218 Kms
Kedarnath to Badrinath Distance by Flight41 Kms
Kedarnath to Badrinath Travel time by Road(approx) 5 hrs
Nearest Airport in KedarnathJolly Grant Airport (239Km)
Nearest Airport in BadrinathJolly Grant Airport (306 Km)

Kedarnath Yatra Popular Route

You can also choose to travel through the most popular Route to Kedarnath temple. Either you can take a route from Haridwar to Kedarnath, Dehradun, or Rishikesh from Delhi. Reach the next destination to Guptkashi or Sonprayag, where you can park your vehicle and continue your journey by trek route to Kedarnath via Sonprayag or Gaurikund to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath RouteDistanceConveyance
Delhi to Haridwar206 kmBy Train
Haridwar to Rishikesh20 kmBy Bus/Taxi
Rishikesh to Guptkashi183 kmBy Bus/Taxi
Guptkashi to SonPrayag30 kmBy Jeep/Bus
SonPrayag to Gaurikund5 kmBy Jeep/Bus
Gaurikund to Kedarnath16 kmTrekking (hire a pony or a palanquin)

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Kedarnath Dham is the most popular Adobe dedicated to Lord Shiva. Although Kedarnath is nestled in the great Himalayas at an altitude of 3,584 meters above sea level. The place is in a compact town guarded by the Nar and Narayan Mountain Range. Here’s the guide to How to Reach Kedarnath Temple by Road, Train, or Helicopter via various Chardham Yatra Routes.

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What else to do near Kedarnath?

Kedarnath is a popular destination in the Gharwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. You can visit various other locations of interest in Kedarnath. Here are some places to visit in nearby Kedarnath Yatra:

Must visit Bhairavnath Temple

  • Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to a deity known to protect the Kedarnath temple and the valley.
  • Must visit pilgrimage site after Kedarnath Temple

Visit Vasuki Tal

  • According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishnu Once bathed in the lake
  • The water was Crystal Clear and had an enticing view of the surrounding peaks.
  • There are different kinds of flowers, including Brahma Kamal Bloom.

Visit Sonaprayag

  • It has Magnetic Views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Sin Washing rivers Basuki and Mandakini
  • It is Close to Triyuginarayan Temple

Explore the place Chandrashila

  • It is the Meditating place of Lord Ram after the war with Ravan.
  • It is one of the most popular treks.

Visit Gaurikund

  • Goddess Parvati performs this place of long Tapa.
  • There is Holy hot spring water.

Explore the Triyuginarayan Temple

  • Triyuginarayan temple is the Marriage place of Lord Shiva and  Goddess Parvati.
  • Continually burning fire from the time of the divine marriage Saraswati Kund.

Things to Carry During Kedarnath Yatra Trip

  • Carry your ID card/identity card with Xerox; it is mandatory.
  • It would be best to carry a backpack with all the necessary utensils. Make sure it is waterproof.
  • Carry Better Quality Trekking shoes to help you climb the mountains and hike easily.
  • First aid or medical kit with band-aids, painkillers, antiseptic cream or lotion, paracetamol for cold and cough, and other essential medicines.
  • Wear your clothes according to your comfort, but wear woollen clothes for the night’s stay. The temperature in Kedarnath rises during the night. 
  • Take an umbrella and raincoat according to the weather conditions.
  • Carry high-energy foods like energy bars and some dry fruits for instant energy.
  • JIO Network is the best network around Kedarnath temple.

Chardham Yatra Emergency Contact Numbers

Control Room – All queries/ problem related to Chardham Yatra (8am-2pm) & GMVN Hotel BookingUttarakhand Tourism Development Board0135-2559898, 0135-2552628, 0135-2552627, 0135-2552626

Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board

Office related Enquiry0135-2741600
General Enquiry & Online Prasad Services+91-7302257116
Pilgrims Help Line for Shri Kedarnath Temple+91-8534001008
Pilgrims Help Line for Shri Badrinath Temple+91-8979001008
Online Services/International Pilgrims Help Line+91-7060728843
Media Related Query+91-7302257115
Publicity Office Rishikesh0135-2430261
Shri Narsing Temple Joshimath+91-1389-222083

Important Contact Number for Badrinath-Kedarnath Yatra

Name of PostOffice Number
D.M. Rudraprayag01364-233300 / 233376
S.P. Rudraprayag01364-233210 / 233388
Badrinath – Kedarnath Temple Commitee, Joshimath01389-222124
D.M. Chamoli01372-252102 / 252101
S.P. Chamoli01372-252134 / 252133
Badrinath – Kedarnath Temple Commitee, Badrinath01381-222205
Tourist Information Centre, Gopeshwar01372-253185
Tourist Information is also available after the office hours0135-2624147
Uttaranchal Tourism Development Board, Dehradun0135-2624147

Important Contact Number for Gangotri & Yamunotri Yatra

Head of Taxi Union – Uttarkashi01374-222399
Head of Taxi Union – Badkot01375-224688
Commissioner Garhwal Pauri01368-222300 / 222291
D.M. Uttarkashi01374-222280 / 222101
S.P. Uttarkashi01374-222116 / 222102
Badrinath – Kedarnath Temple Commitee, Rishikesh0135-2430261
Tourist Information Centre, Uttarkashi01374-274761
Yatra Office Rishikesh0135-2431783 / 93 / 2432648
Chardham Board Dehradun0135-2666755 / 2666704
Tehri Garhwal Moter Owners Union Ltd. Rishikesh0135-2430074
Garhwal Moter Owners Union Ltd. Rishikesh0135-2430074
Taxi Stand, Rishikesh0135-2430413
Tourist Information Centre, Haridwar01334-265304 / 05

If you want to reach Badrinath Dham, you can avail of any option by road, rail, or air. If you are coming from different directions of India, such as from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, or Hyderabad, then, to start a journey to Badrinath, reach Rishikesh (nearest Railway Station) via Delhi. The best time to visit Badrinath Dham is between May and June and September and October.

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FAQs

Q. Is Kedarnath Dham’s trip difficult?

The difficulty of a Kedarnath trip varies based on factors such as physical fitness level, weather conditions, and mode of transportation.

Q. What kind of Clothes do you wear during Kedarnath Yatra?

Wear layers of woollen or thermal gear, waterproof jackets, trekking trousers, and sturdy shoes or trekking boots on the Kedarnath yatra. It is also necessary to bring rain gear and a cap/hat to protect from the sun.

Q. Is oxygen low in Kedarnath Temple?

After an altitude of 8,000 feet, however, the demand for oxygen increases. To breathe, Kedarnath requires 87 per cent oxygen.

Q. Does Mobile work in Kedarnath?

Reliance Jio became the first telecom operator to provide mobile and data services on the trek route between Gaurikund and Kedarnath.

Q. Is Kedarnath open every day?

Every day, the temple opens at 6 a.m., closes around noon, and then reopens at 5 p.m., with the evening Aarti beginning around 6-6:30 p.m., after which the temple closes.

Q. What is the distance between Rudraprayag and Kedarnath?

The distance between Rudraprayag and Kedarnath is around 51 Km. 

Q. What is the distance between Uttarakhand and Kedarnath?

The distance between Kedarnath and Uttarakhand is around 75 Km. 

Q. What is the best way to reach Kedarnath?

The easiest and the fastest way to reach Kedarnath is by Helicopter.

Q. Which is the nearest airport to Kedarnath Dham?

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest Airport to Kedarnath.

Q. How Many days is Kedarnath Open?

Six Months, from May to October.

Q. What is the Distance from Delhi to Kedarnath by Road?

The Distance from Delhi to Kedarnath by Road is 452 Km.

Q. What is the distance from Dehradun to Kedarnath by Road?

The distance from Dehradun to Kedarnath by Road is 254 Km.

Q. How can I reach Kedarnath from Delhi via Dehradun?

One can reach Dehradun from Delhi by train, bus, and air. Dehli to Dehradun by road takes about 6 hours by bus or taxi. There are so many trains also. By air, the nearest Airport is Jollygrant., with so many flights from Delhi. From Dehradun to Kedarnath, one can go up to phata by road and then by helicopter to Kedarnath. Or, otherwise, go on foot, which is not easy.

Q. What is the Best time to Visit Chardham Yatra in 2024?

The best time to visit the Chardham Yatra is in the summer months of May and June, which is also the peak season of the Chardham Yatra.

Q. What is the Cost of the Chardham Yatra by Helicopter Package in 2024?

The Cost of the Chardham Yatra by Helicopter Package is ₹2,25,000/- (Per Person + Taxes) for 5 Nights and 6 Days.

Q. Which are the best and most trustworthy Travel Agents for the Chardham Yatra in India?

Lih Travel is the Best Travel Agency for the Chardham Yatra in India.

Q. Where should I do a night stay in Kedarnath?

In season, there are very few chances of getting a place to stay at night. I would suggest you try to stay at the base camp of Kedarnath.

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