How to reach Kedarnath from Delhi : Ultimate Guide

Referred to as the abode of Lord Shiva and one of the revered pilgrimages for Hindu, Kedarnath is one of the significant Dham under the Char Dham Yatra. Located in the Kedarnath Valley in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, it is situated at a height of 3584 meters above sea level.

Every year a large number of people visit Kedarnath from Delhi due to the high connectivity of this metropolitan city with Kedarnath.

Here are the reasons why Delhi to Kedarnath is popular:

Better road connectivity: Well developed roads between Kedarnath and Delhi makes it easy and safe to travel. You can reach Gaurikund via road

Proper Route directions: From Delhi to Kedarnath, proper road signage boards are available to ensure a hassle-free journey.

Hotel and dine-in facilities: While your way to Kedarnath from Delhi, there are several Hotels and shops available.

Rail connectivity: Haridwar/Rishikesh is considered the most important and starting point of Char Dham Yatra. Rail connectivity between Delhi and Haridwar is great with several trains.

Airway Services: Helicopter services from Delhi to Kedarnath are a popular way of travelling. People are chartering helicopter services to complete their Kedarnath Yatra in just one day.

How to reach Kedarnath from Delhi

As Gaurikund is the last destination that can be accessed with vehicles, there is a trek through the Himalayas thereafter to reach Kedarnath. It is indeed fun for adventure lovers to enjoy the pristine views of the Himalayas. To reach Gaurikund from Delhi, the following are the major options available to the travellers:

By Road

There is a well-developed bus network that connects Kedarnath and Delhi. From the Delhi ISBT terminal at Kashmiri Gate, you can easily get a bus to Haridwar/Rishikesh. As Haridwar is considered as the starting point of the journey for Char Dham or Kedarnath, you can get many buses to Kedarnath from here. A wide range of options such as Volvo A/C, A/C sleeper, Semi-Sleeper, non-A/C etc is available. You can choose depending on your preference and budget.

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Hiring a cab is more convenient as it gives you the flexibility to move at your phase. The route from Delhi to Kedarnath (including the Delhi to Kedarnath distance by road) is as follows:

Delhi to Haridwar 206 km –> Haridwar to Rishikesh 24 km –> Rishikesh to Devprayag 74 km –> Devprayag to Srinagar 34 km –> Srinagar to Rudraprayag 33 km –> Rudraprayag to Gaurikund (via Tilwara-Agastmuni-Chandrapuri-Kund-Guptkashi-Phata-Sitapur-SonPrayag) 74 km –> Gaurikund to Kedarnath (by trek) 14 km

By air

There is no airport at Kedarnath. However, Kedarnath Helicopter services ply to the nearest areas like Phata Helipad, Guptkashi Helipad or Sirsi Helipad. It takes around 10 minutes to fly from these Helipads towards Kedarnath.

The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. There are daily flights that operate from Delhi to Dehradun.

By train

Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station on your way to Kedarnath from Delhi via train. It is 210 km away from the Gaurikund. The distance can be covered by hiring a cab or taxi. Rishikesh Railway Station is considered well-connected with other major cities in India. Several buses ply from Rishikesh to Gaurikund.

Here is the summary of all the modes of travel from Delhi to Kedarnath:

By Heli Charter

Delhi to Kedarnath Via NH 334 & NH 107

Delhi to Kedarnath Via NH 34, NH 534 & NH 7

Delhi to Kedarnath Via NH 334, NH 34 & NH 7

By Train till Haridwar/ Rishikesh

By Air Till Jolly Grant Dehradun

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490 Kms

460 Kms

451 Kms

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More than 4 Hrs

More than 15 Hrs

More than 14 Hrs

More than 13 Hrs

More than 15 Hrs

More than 11 Hrs

From all the modes available to travel, Kedarnath Helicopter Services are the best way to opt for. Companies like Blueheight Aviations excel in providing exemplary services to make your journey to Kedarnath – a blissful affair.

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