Here are the top 10 tourist attractions to see in Kedarnath:

1. Kedarnath Temple

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1 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

Kedarnath ji is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas. This temple, over a thousand years old is built of enormous stone slabs over a large rectangular dais. The present temple is believed to be re-built by Adi Shankaracharya after being built by the Pandavas. It is believed that after the war of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas sought redemption from Lord Shiva here who hid himself in a bull-form. The halls of the temple today tell this story on its walls. Devotees believe that a visit to this temple can free them from the cycle of life. The inner walls of the temple are carved with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology.

2. Vasuki Tal

Must visit 3.4 /5

22 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

A lake at an altitude of 4135 meters, Vasuki Tal offers a view of the neighbouring Chaukhamba peaks. Trekkers would find this an ideal range o climb up. The Chaturangi and Vasuki glaciers can be found en-route to the lake.

3. Shankaracharya Samadhi

Must visit 3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

It is believed that Sri Sankaracharya who propounded the Adwaita Philosophy established this holy shrine and one of his four Mathas in the 8th century and attained Nirvana at age 32 here.

4. Agastyamuni

3.1 /5

38 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

Dedicated to Saint Agastya, the temple commemorates his one year Tapas (mediation) here. This ancient temple stands as an example of grand architecture and interiors with wall art adorning its walls.

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5. Chandrashila

3.1 /5

30 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

Located atop 3679 m. Chandrashila offers an excellent trekking range and skiing tracks throughout the year except in December and January. A Shiva temple adorns the peak of this mountain.

6. Sonprayag

3.1 /5

13 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

Atop 1829 m. Sonprayag is a tiny hamlet on the confluence banks of rivers Mandakini and Basuki. Devotees take a dip in the holy waters with the faith to attain nirvana.

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7. Triyuginarayan

7 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

It is believed that the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati took place in this temple. Through a short trek of 5 Kms from Son Prayag, you can reach this place. Also, the flame which was the witness to the marriage, burns in front of the temple even today.

8. Guptakashi

8 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

Located at a distance of around 49 Kms from Kedarnath Temple, this place is famous for the temples of Ardhnarishwar and Vishwanath Ji. Perched at an elevation of 1319 m above the sea level, Guptakashi enjoys the mesmerising backdrop of the enchanting snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba mountains.

9. Chorabari Lake

9 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

Located at a distance of around 3 kms from the Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand, Chorabari Lake is a quaint lake which also goes by the name of Gandhi Tal. The crystal clear gorgeous lake draws a lot of tourists from far and wide besides the regular devotees. Tucked cosily in the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas, the lake is perched at a towering altitude of 3900 m above the sea level. Chorabari Tal originates from the Chorabari Bamak Glacier and can be reached through a short trek from the Kedarnath Temple.

10. Bhairavnath Temple

10 out of 10
places to visit in Kedarnath

Situated at a distance of 500 m from the Kedarnath Temple on the southern side, Bhairavnath Temple is enshrined by the revered Hindu God - Lord Bhairav. It is perched on top of a hillock and offers magnificent views of the surrounding Himalayas and the entire Kedarnath valley below. Lord Bhairav is believed to be the main gana of Lord Shiva and hence the temple is all the more important. The enshrining deity of the temple is also known as Kshetrapal or the guardian of the region, has a Trishul for a weapon and a dog as his vehicle.

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