Kedarnath Temple: Where, best time to visit, How to reach, Mythology, Budget

Kedarnath Temple

Where is Kedarnath?

Kedarnath is a town and Nagar Panchayat in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for the Kedarnath Temple, which is dedicated to Mahadev. This temple is also the first of the Panch Kedar pilgrimage sites and is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is also one of the 4 major sites in India’s Chota Char Dham pilgrimage. The Kedarnath Temple is in the Garhwal Himalayas (Uttarakhand).



According to legend, the original Pandavas built the temple and Adi Shankaracharya restored it in the 8th century A.D.. The temple is said to be more than 1,200 years old.

When to visit Kedarnath temple?

Opening date:  May 14, 2024, at 6:20

Closing date : November 2, 2024.

The temple remains closed for the winter season, which is from November to mid-April. This is the best time to visit Kedarnath as the holy place is surrounded by snow during winters and stay closed due to heavy snowfall.


Temperature in Kedarnath during opening months:

Monthly Weather in Kedarnath

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
August 12°/ 7° 28 days
September 12°/ 5° 22 days
October 8°/ -1° 2   days
November 5°/ -4° 10 days




Distance Between Delhi to Kedarnath

Distance between Delhi to Kedarnath by Road is 452 Kms
Distance between Delhi to Kedarnath by Flight is 296 Kms
Travel Time from Delhi to Kedarnath by Road is 9:10 hrs


Nearest airport in Kedarnath – Jolly Grant

Delhi airport – Indira Gandhi International Airport


Kedarnath Delhi Dham

Now devotees can seek blessings of Kedarnath baba at Delhi also. In  Burari, Delhi Kedarnath Dham is going to be constructed soon. This has possible with the help of Aam admi party vidhayak Sanjiv Jha and Surendra Singh Rautela.

Its great news for Kedarnath devotees who resides in Delhi. If they are not able to visit Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand, they can visit Delhi Dham.

Kedarnath yatra cost– 10,000 to 15,000 per person (estimate)

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