Located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites for Lord Shiva devotees. Kedarnath is perched at an elevation of 3583 meters above the sea level. This sacred town of Lord Shiva is beautifully adorned with snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and the mesmerizing scenic splendor which invites millions of tourists visiting this place each year. There are numerous places to visit in and around Kedarnath and most of the sightseeing locations have mythological and religious implications. Here’s a list of the 5 best places to see in and around the holy town of Kedarnath.

1.  Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath temple is one of the holiest temples in the Hindu religion. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is counted as the highest one amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is also a prime stopover off Chota Char Dham in Uttarakhand. The environment of this revered shrine is beautifully studded with lofty mountain ranges, snow-clad peaks, and the lush green meadows. You can feel a strong sense of spirituality and unflinching faith of devotees lingering in the atmosphere.

Things To Do:

  • View the majestic Kedarnath Peak
  • Trek to other attraction

2.   Chorabari Tal

It is a small yet beautiful lake holding crystal clear water which is also named Gandhi Tal as it is located at the head of the Chorabari Bamak Glacier. The breath-taking views of the waterfalls and the Himalayan Peaks make it quite appealing and inviting to the tourists. It is always good to visit Gandhi Sarovar early in the morning as there is no consistency in the weather and the weather changes rapidly.

Things To Do:

  • Trekking
  • View the Himalayan Ranges
  • Visit a Waterfall en-route.

3.  Vasuki Tal

Vasuki Tal refers to a glacial lake located within the mountains and also a moderately easy trek trail. The crystalline lake located among the Himalayas is one of the most beautiful destinations you will ever visit. The trek usually starts from Gauri Kund where you can find the hot sulphur springs at the amazing glacial lake.

Things To Do:

  • Trekking
  • Camping

4.  Gauri Kund

The second highest lake within the world, Gauri Kund is additionally a crucial pilgrimage site. It is considered to be the place where Goddess Parvati performed penance to please Lord Shiva. According to popular folklore, Lord Ganesha was created at this place by Parvati Devi after taking a bath during this lake. This site is additionally the bottom camp for people trekking to Kedarnath temple.

Things To Do:

  • Trekking
  • Pony Rides

5.   Triyunginarayan Temple

Triyunginarayan Temple is Located at a short distance from Gauri Kund. This pilgrimage site is the marriage place of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and it is said all gods came here to witness their holy union. The exact location of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati’s wedding is symbolized by a stone Brahma Shilla in front of the temple. This is an eternal flame inside the temple that is believed to burn since the marriage.

Things To Do:

  • Trek To Gauri Kund
  • Visit the nearby sacred Kunds

Best Time To Visit Kedarnath

The best time to visit Kedarnath is May to October as the weather is quite pleasing in favorable. Visit this holistic or most beautiful place and get more than your expectations.