Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Kedarnath:

1. Kedarnath Temple

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1 kms
from city center
1 out of 7
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 kms
from city center
2 out of 7
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 kms
from city center
3 out of 7
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

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38 kms
from city center
4 out of 7
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

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30 kms
from city center
5 out of 7
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

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13 kms
from city center
6 out of 7
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. Also visit

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1 kms
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Kedarnath

For the extra time that you might have here, head to the various other attractions in the region such as the Bhairav Nath Temple, Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar), Deoria Tal, Gaurikund, Guptkashi, Triyuginarayan and Ukshimath.

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