Kedarnath Yatra 2023 Is Open! Here’s Everything You Need To Know About It

by Shreya Rathod
Kedarnath Yatra 2023 Is Open! Here’s Everything You Need To Know About It

Kedarnath is one of the most sacred temples in Hinduism and is dedicated to the ‘God Of Destruction’ — Shiva. The temple is around 1200 years old, and maybe that is the reason why it is the most visited one as well! Being one of the jyotirlingas, the temple is not accessible by road. And you have to trek uphill from Gauri Kund. Interestingly, the temple is one of the major sites of the Chota Char Dham. And, if you want to visit this temple, then Kedarnath Yatra is open for you to register!

Kedarnath Yatra 2023 Details

The tourism board of Uttarakhand organises the Kedarnath Yatra every year in order to promote tourism and offer pilgrims a comfortable journey to the temple. And registration for this year has opened! The opening date is April 25 2023 at 6:20 am and the closing date is November. You can log in and register on the official website of the Uttarakhand government’s tourist care. Besides online registration, there are physical registration points where you can register for the trip. 

Also Read: Chardham Yatra 2023: A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Register For Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra

How To Reach The Temple? 

If you are opting for a train, then the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh. Besides, several buses and taxis are available to Gauri Kund from major sites in Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar, Chamoli and Tehri. As for those taking a flight, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant at a distance of 238 kilometres to Kedarnath. 

Other Trips Organised By Uttarakhand Government

Besides Kedarnath Yatra, the state government has organised four other trips to three dhams of the Chota Char Dham — Gangotri, Yamunotri and Badrinath. As for Sikh pilgrims, the yatra to Hemkund Sahib is also available. The ‘Devbhoomi’ Uttarakhand is home to these five holy sites. The Chota Char Dham yatra starts from Yamunotri to Gangotri, then to Kedarnath and ends in Badrinath. 

The sites are located at a high altitude and therefore, remain shut for six months and are open from April to November. The Gangotri and Yamunotri are two sites located near the origin of the most sacred rivers — Ganga and Yamuna. 

Also Read: Not Silver, Kedarnath Temple To Get A Gold Urn During The Char Dham Yatra 2023

So, when are you booking your trip for this divine journey? 

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