Travel Guide To Kedarnath Temple
By Train : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, at a distance of 251 km from Kedarnath.
By Rail :The nearest railheads are Rishikesh (234 km) and Kotdwar (260 km), from where one can find trains to Dehradun.
By Road :Kedarnath is approachable by road from all important places of the Garhwal hills-Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun, Haridwar, Badrinath and Gangotri.
To reach Kedarnath, one has to follow the Alaknanda and come back to Rudraprayag at the confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers. Following the Mandakini from Rudraprayag, one reaches Gaurikund by evening, where there are rest houses and dharamshalas. From here, one has to either trek or ride a mule to Kedarnath, situated at an altitude of 1 1,750 feet. The ascent from Gaurikund is reasonably steep, being a little over 5,000 feet. There are chattis on the way where one can spend the night. Those who are not acclimatized to the cold, however, are advised to spend the night at Rambada.