How to reach Kedarnath
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Reach Kedarnath by Air
The nearest airport to the town is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is 239km from Kedarnath. Rental taxis are easily available from Dehradun airport to reach Kedarnath.
Reach Kedarnath by Rail
The nearest station is Rishikesh which is around 189km from Kedarnath.Prepaid taxi services are available at the railway station. One has to travel 207km by road and 14 km on foot to reach Kedarnath. Other nearest railway stations are Haridwar junction which is 207km,Kotdwara 236 km, Ramnagar265 km and Kathgodam 346km.
Reach Kedarnath by Road
Kedarnath is also well connected by road. The national highway which is connected from Delhi to Mana is accessible throughout the year to reach Kedarnath. Gaurikundis well connected by state buses from Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwara, Haridwar and other hill stations in Uttaranchal.The bus charges are not fixed as it largely depends on the season. From Haridwar, one can get buses to Gaurikund every morning for which the booking has to be done in advance at GMOA (Garhwal Mandal Owners Association) office infront of the railway station. It almost takes a day’s journey to reach Gaurikund if there are no landslides.
If you are driving by your own vehicle, it is important that it should have a powerful engine as there are rocks scattered all over the route. There are two parking lots before you reach Gaurikund but getting space is pretty tough but it can be managed by having discussions with the caretaker.