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Kedarnath

One of the majestic and holy sights situated in the middle of the wide plateau enclosed by lofty snow covered peaks is Kedarnath. It is one of the twelve ‘Jotrilingas’ of Lord Shiva located at the altitude of three thousand five hundred and eight four meters above the river Mandakini. It is basically located in Uttarkashi district of northern state of Uttaranchal.Kedarnath is basically divine places for worship. Innumerable pilgrims come to this place with deep religious feeling throughout the world. In the Indian religious book Kedarnath is considered to be one of the Indian holiest places. The yatra to this place initiates from April and extends till November. During these months visiting this place is the best time as you can enjoy the scenic natural beauty of the place.

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This place has many attractions and so it has attracted attention of lot of tourist. Many tourists here prefer to hire cabs to roam around Kedarnath.Some of the attractions of Kedarnath are as follows:

Kedarnath temple, This is the temple which is built around in the eight century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. It is believed that the temple is built around one thousand years before. The figures of deties as well as mythological scenes are pictured on the walls of this elegant architectural temple. The temple comprises of main idol of conical lingam, a garbha grab, Nandi which is a celestial bull and a madap for the pilgrims as well as visitors.

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Shankaracharya Samadhi It is said that after finding out the four dhams in India Adi Guru Shankaracharya went for Samadhi at a very early age that is of thirty two years. The Samadhi of him is behind the temple.

Excursions, It is a small lake where you can see floating ice on the dazzling water of the lake and this is a captivating thing here. Yudhishthir the eldest of the Pandavas is said to be departed to heaven in this lake.

Gaurikund, It is a temple that is dedicated to Gauriwhich is at the base of the Kedarnath.

Triyuginarayan,It is the venue of the marriage of Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvati. The fame that witnessed the marriage can be seen in front of the temple even today.

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Other than this there is many more attraction to Kedarnath like Sonprayag, Guptkashi, Ukshimath, Agastyamuni, Chandrashila, Deoria Tal and many more such attractions.

How To Reach Kedarnath

In case you are looking forward to visit this place the ideal time would be the winters. Accessing tot his place is very easy as you can reach to Kedarnath through airways, railways as well as roadways.

If you prefer to reach through airways the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun which is around 251kms.

For reaching through railways you have two options that are via Rishikesh and Kotdwar. From these places you can prefer going to Kedarnath through hiring a cab. If you like to visit this place by road you can prefer coming from Gaurikund which is connected to Rishikesh, Kotwar, Haridwar, Dehradun and many more hill stations of Garhwal.

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