A Glimpse of Heaven at Kedarnath Yatra

Introduction To Kedarnath

Located at an altitude of more than 3500 meters above sea level, Kedarnath is one of the most pious shrines of Lord Shiva and is one of the temples to be visited during the Chardham Yatra. This shrine is situated at the head of the river Mandakini in the laps of the Himalayas giving it a scenic beauty scope. It is said that there are more than 200 shrines of Lord Shiva in Rudraprayag District itself out of which Kedarnath holds the topmost position. The tourism aspect of Kedarnath is beautifully built on the religious and natural beauty segment. Many tourists do the Delhi to Kedarnath Yatra to get religious blessings in an attempt to wash away their sins. The Kedarnath Temple was built in the 8th century by sage Adi Shankaracharya. But after the floods of 2013, Kedarnath had to be rebuilt to continue the Kedarnath trips from Delhi. As of today, there are many modern facilities, like helipads, and comfortable guest houses in the vicinity. The Kedarnath temple is open only for a period of 6 months a year, that is when astrologically the Sun enters the zodiac sign of Aries and the zodiac sign of Scorpio is in eclipse. The priests of Kedarnath calculate the date on which the temple should be opened which usually falls on Akshay Tritya or Maha Shivratri according to the Hindu Calendar. As far as 2024 is concerned, the temple is currently closed for all devotees due to winter and will open directly in the month of April or May.

How To Travel from Delhi to Kedarnath

The distance between Delhi and Kedarnath by road is around 450 kilometers which can be traveled in not less than 10 hours. The Kedarnath tour from Delhi consists of the following route which is considered to be the fastest and the safest

  • Delhi to Ghaziabad
  • Ghaziabad to Khatauli
  • Khatauli to Muzaffarnagar
  • Muzaffarnagar to Haridwar
  • Haridwar to Rishikesh
  • Rishikesh to Devprayag
  • Devprayag to Srinagar
  • Srinagar to Rudraprayag
  • Rudraprayag to Guptkashi
  • Guptkashi to Phata
  • Phata to Sonmarg
  • Sonmarh to Gaurikund.

From Gaurikund you can either trek, take a palki or a pony, or fly with a helicopter to Kedarnath Temple. The road conditions are in a well-maintained state as they comprise the National Highway 334 and National Highway 7. The route from Rishikesh and ahead is a hilly terrain which can cause a little harsh ride on some patches. Remember, driving in the hilly terrains is not permitted at night time and thus you will have to alter your Delhi to Kedarnath travel package likewise.

Planning for a religious trip from Delhi to Kedarnath

While planning for a travel package for Kedarnath from Delhi, do keep the following points in mind before you start the journey

  • Biometric registration of each passenger is compulsory for the Kedarnath Temple Visit.
  • You will need to submit either your Aadhar Card, PAN Card, or Passport for verification.
  • It is suggested that you carry warm clothes with you like jackets, gloves, sweaters, mufflers, etc.
  • If you are planning to trek from Gaurikund remember to wear shoes with extremely good grip.
  • Always carry a first-aid box along with your prescribed medicines for emergency times.
  • Always hire a sturdy vehicle from Delhi to reach Kedarnath rather than a small vehicle.
  • See to it that the vehicle you are hiring is well maintained and in a good condition to travel in extreme terrains.
  • It is advisable to break the journey from Delhi to Kedarnath into smaller bits by taking rest at Haridwar, Rishikesh, Srinagar, and Rudraprayag.
  • Keep buffer days for your travel in case you are not able to move forward in some terrains.
  • Carry easy to eat small bites during your journey.
  • Always keep a torch fully charged at your disposal along with a set of extra batteries.

A Few Places to visit near Kedarnath

Here is a list of a few more places you an include in your Delhi to Kedarnath Tour Pacakage:

  • Gandhi Sarovar
  • Sonprayag
  • Gaurikund Temple
  • Vasuki Tal
  • Shankaracharya Samadhi


Day 1: Departure from Delhi to Haridwar

The journey begins when it departs from dawn to go to the holy city of Haridwar in Delhi. Pilgrims are excited about going on a spiritual journey while bus wends through those beautiful sceneries. Watching the spiritual Ganges Aarti at holy har ki pauri is spent in the night.

Day 2: Haridwar to Guptkashi

As the Yatra moves on towards Guptkashi, it leaves behind the spiritual ghosts of Haridwar. Located in the Garhwal Himalayas, Guptkashi is an important place of visit that provides pilgrims with a sightseeing opportunity at the old Vishwanath Temple. The beautiful day has scenic beauty and divine encounters and it arouses anticipations for the trip after.

Day 3: Guptkashi to Kedarnath

Pilgrims culminate the yatra and travel to Kedarnath which is believed to be the house of Lord Shiva. This adventure is even enhanced with an option of a challenging trek or a breathtaking helicopter ride. When pilgrims get to Kedarnath they experience a heavenly air that leads on to the evening Aarti at the holy temple of Kedarnath.

Day 4: Kedarnath to Guptkashi

When the yatra gets to its climax, pilgrims go back again to the Kedarnath temple in the morning to have a fresh darshan and enjoy its mystical spirituality. However, the journey back to Guptakashi is one of contemplation, looking back at what transpired in one’s visit to Kedarnath. Before leaving, pilgrims are able to soak up in the special holy atmosphere of this divine realm.

Day 5: Guptkashi to Badrinath

Badrinath, a village in the Himalayan region, is where the destination temple lies while Mana village bequeaths serenity. The holy sites offer pilgrims a glimpse into the spirituality and culture of the area. Fulfilling and rewarding, the day ends in a thread of reflection, prayer, and discovery.

Distance between Delhi to Kedarnath by Road is 535 Kms
Distance between Delhi to Kedarnath by Flight is 324 Kms
Travel Time from Delhi to Kedarnath by Road is 11:3 hrs
Nearest Airport in Delhi Indira Gandhi (28.61, 77.21)
Nearest Airport in Kedarnath Jolly Grant (30.74, 79.49)


State: National Capital Territory Of Delhi

Country: India

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi (NDLS)

Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi

Nearest Bus Stand: Delhi


State: Uttarakhand

Country: India

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh (RKSH)

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant

Package Exclusion
Points to Note

  • Breakfast & Dinner (Veg)
  • Pick-Up and Drop from New Delhi.
  • Hotel Accommodations (Quad Sharing)
  • All Toll Tax, Parking, Fuel and Driver Allowances
  • Upto 4 pax : Dzire Car and 5 pax and above : Bolero, Scorpio, Innova, Innova Crysta (Special Rates)
  • Tempo Traveller (For Groups)
  • FAQs

    How big is the Kedarnath Trek?

    The Kedarnath Trek is approximately 18 kilometers from Gaurikund. With steady inclinations, this trek is not for the first-timers or amateurs.

    Which all types of vehicles can I book for Delhi to Kedarnath Package?

    The best vehicle to travel in this terrain are sturdy vehicles like SUVs or tempo travelers. See to it that before the journey commences, the vehicle you have hired is in the desired condition with all the functionalities fully operating. The terrain too is such that only experienced drivers can sail through it.

    How much time does it take for Kedarnath Temple Darshan?

    Once in the temple premises you should not require more than two to four hours to completely visit the entire temple. Although reaching the temple is an uphill task, every devotee wishes to wait in the temple premises as much as possible.

    What all temples constitute the Chardham apart from Kedarnath?

    Apart from Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri constitute the Chardham Yatra.

    Where can I register myself for Kedarnath Darshan?

    The most hassle-free way of registering for Kedarnath is by simply visiting their official website and registering yourself there. Apart from this, even your tour organizers for Delhi to Kedarnath package can help you with the same.

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