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Gaurikund in Guptakashi is famous for being the starting point and the last road head before the Kedarnath Yatra begins. Gaurikund is located on the banks of the River Mandakini and is rightly considered to be the gateway to spirituality and salvation. Located at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level, the Gaurikund Temple and Gauri Lake are important landmarks that the place is famous for.
After the disastrous floods shook Kedarnath in 2013, the original trekking route from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, via Rambara, a total walking distance of 14 kilometers, was completely washed away. However, after this sad event, the trek route has improved considerably and is now absolutely safe, complete with all facilities, thanks to the efforts of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM). Today, Gaurikund has decent accommodation options in the form of dharamshalas, hotels, and guest houses. The area is almost always under the cover of a snow blanket, except from March to November.
Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is 224 km away from Gaurikund. One can easily hire a cab or take a bus for Gaurikund from the airport.
Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh which is about 202 km away from Gaurikund. One can easily get a cab or a bus for Gaurikund from the railway station.
Road: Gaurikund is well connected to different parts of the state by motorable roads. Buses regularly connect the town to nearby cities and towns.
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