Kedarnath: The Abode of Lord ShivaSituated at an elevation of nearly 3,583 metres in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, the Kedarnath temple is only open for 6 months a year due to the severe weather conditions. One of the Char Dham Yatra destinations, this temple is visited by millions of pilgrims every year. It is estimated that more than 1 million pilgrims have visited Kedarnath temple in 2019 alone.
Although no vehicles are allowed to reach the temple, pilgrims travel by trekking 16-kilometre either on foot or on a horse. Helicopter services from Gaurikund to Kedarnath and vice versa are also operational for pilgrims.
About The Planned Massage ServicesAs per the State Government, seven massage centres will be constructed at significant halting places along the trekking route such as Bheembali, Rudra Point, Lincholi and Junglechatti. Each of these which will be equipped with electronic massage chairs. As discussed with one of the government officials, the launch of massage services will enhance the trekking experience of pilgrims while generating employment opportunities for the locals. The number of pilgrims is also expected to increase in the coming years.
With such an interesting development planned at Kedarnath by the State Government of Uttarakhand, what are your views on this decision? Are you planning to visit the famous Kedarnath Temple? Let us know in the comments below!