How to Reach Kedarnath

Kedarnath Temple can only be reached by a trek from Gaurikund which is the last motorable road from Kedarnath.  The major town near Gaurikund is Sonprayag. Shared jeeps ply between Sonprayag and Gaurikund. The cost is INR 20 per person and the distance is 5km. However, the waiting time to get a cab is around 1-1.5 hours. This also requires standing in a queue. One can go and come back on the same day but yatris prefer staying overnight at the base camp as the journey is steep.

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How to reach Kedarnath by flight

The closest airport to Gaurikund is the Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun), from where you can take a taxi to Gaurikund. Gaurikund is the last road head to Kedarnath, after which the only option is to trek (or take a horse/palanquin ride) for a distance of about 14 km. However, an alternative is to skip the trek and make use of the helicopter services available at Dehradun.

Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 110 kms from Kedarnath

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How to reach Kedarnath by road

Lying on the National Highway 109 which connects Rudraprayag and Kedarnath, Gaurikund is well connected to all nearby cities such as Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Srinagar, Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Tehri etc, by cabs and buses. You can find buses in Delhi from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Srinagar and Rishikesh. Taxi and buses can also be hired from major destinations in Uttarakhand.

How to reach Kedarnath by train

The nearest railway station to Kedarnath is Rishikesh which is distanced at 216 km from Kedarnath. It is well connected with frequent trains to and from major destinations in India. You will find it easy to commute from the railway station to Gaurikund through taxis or buses.

How to reach Kedarnath by bus

There is a bus from Haridwar to Sonprayag every one hour between 5 AM to 12 PM.

Local transport in Kedarnath

From Gaurikund onwards, walking is your only option. You can, however, also opt for horse rides and palanquin services available in the area.

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