Nestled in the folds of the Himalayan ranges in the Rudraprayag region in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is a beautiful city fabricated with everything between hopes and prayers. The city is a major religious symbol in India because of the Kedarnath Temple located on its premises. It is believed in the Hindu religion that there are four major locations in the country to which if one trek, it would bring them prosperity and good life and health. These locations are called ‘ Char Dhams’ and Kedarnath happens to be one of the four of these religious tokens.
Many people go to Kedarnath each year to offer their prayers at the temple, to trek along the beautiful mountains, and to, of course, enjoy the picturesque view; and most of them visit the city in summers. The summer season embraces Kedarnath so magically and you won’t be able to get enough of it! The weather in Kedarnath in summer is really pleasant and warm making you feel at ease and comfort as you explore the region. While it is risky to trek on the slippery slopes during monsoons, and too cold to even move in winters, summers strike the perfect balance and just adds to your overall experience in the city.
Weather In Kedarnath During Summer
Summer months (April-June)in Kedarnath is warm and comfortable. The average temperature in Kedarnath in summers is around 17-degree Celsius while the normal temperature varies between 15 degrees to a maximum of 30 degrees. Summer season is the most perfect time for a spiritual getaway and for experiencing the dazzling landscape and the good pahadi ( mountainous) food!
Things To Do In Kedarnath During Summer
There are many things that you can indulge in the city whilst you check out the best places to visit Kedarnath in summer:
1. The Kedarnath Temple – Offer Your Prayers!
Situated at a height of 3,583 meters, the Kedarnath Temple is a holy place considered to be one of the ‘ Char Dhams’ in India. Located in the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it witnesses a lot of devotees each year who come to offer their prayers to this Hindu Lord. You have to trek all the way up to the temple and even though it is pretty arduous, the view up there is all worth it!
2. Vasuki Tal – Trek To Your Heart’s Content!
Vasuki Tal is an exceptionally beautiful pond situated at a height of 4,135 meters. The snow-clad Chor Bamak glacier and Vasuki glacier melt into this alluring lake and the Vasuki Ganga also originated from this very lake. A Kedarnath trip in summer calls for trekking and while you trek up to visit the Vasuki Tal, you won’t be able to help but notice the spellbinding view of the entire Kedarnath tucked between mighty mountains and calm rivers. Take out a day from your schedule and trek to this amazing lake for beauty, tranquility, and a lot of memories!
3. The Agastyamuni Temple – Pay A Holy Visit!
Legend has it that the great sage by the name of Agastya once meditated for a year on the spot where the temple is now located. It is situated at a height of 1,000 m and is often locally known as the Agasteshwar Mahadev. When you visit this great temple, you will find the images of Hindu deities carved on the stone of the walls; people across Kedarnath visit this temple to not only sit beside the charming Mandakini river but also avail the helicopter services to the Kedarnath Temple.
4. Sonprayag – Take A Dip!
Located at a height of 1829 meters above sea level, Sonprayag offers its visitors a breathtaking view of the majestic snow-covered mountains and the green Sonprayag valley. It is believed in the Hindu religion and amongst the people of Kedarnath, that a dip in the holy waters of Sonprayag helps humans attain ‘ Moksha’ or the complete state of Nirvana. You can only manage to take a dip in Sonprayag in Kedarnath in summer because the water is too chilling during other seasons.
Places To Stay In Kedarnath
1. Cafe Buransh
Cafe Buransh offers pet-friendly accommodation in the village of Sari. The accommodation has a seating area, a dining area, and many lavish rooms. Each room is attached with a balcony and a washroom with bathtub. You can enjoy activities such as horseback riding and hiking at Cafe Buransh as well as rent a car to roam around the city of Kedarnath.
Location: Deoria Tal Trek Route, Sari Village, Rudraprayāg, Uttarakhand
Price Per Night: INR 3,350/-
Price Per Night: 5/5
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2. Yoga Bhumi – Place for Complete Peace
As the name itself suggests, Yoga Bhumi is the perfect accommodation if you wish to disconnect with the chaos outside and connect with nature in its being. The place is surrounded by a beautiful valley and instead of regular rooms, there are tin rooms and tents! The rooms are attached with bathroom and kitchen as well as a TV and an iron.
Location: Kaund, Near Selu Pani
Price Per Night: INR 1,028/-
3. Hotel Mountain View Bargana
Hotel Mountain View in Sari offers accommodation with a private balcony that also serves as a terrace. Each room is equipped with all the basic amenities required for a comfortable stay and even the service is remarkable. So go explore Kedarnath during summer while you enjoy the delectable Asian food at this hotel while enjoying the view of the majestic mountains outside!
Location: Saari, Deoriataal Uttarakhand, 246469 Sari,
Price Per Night: INR 1,419
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Kedarnath is a city of hopes and peace offerings; people from all walks of life transcending generations and social divisions, get together every day to visit the famous city and find peace amidst all the chaos. Kedarnath is summer is the most ideal time because you can trek without worrying about the slippery way, you can wear what you are comfortable with and most importantly, you need not worry about the weather! Explore the city as you plan your trip to Kedarnath with TravelTriangle this summer.
Frequently Asked Questions On Kedarnath
A. Summers in Kedarnath is really pleasant and comfortable.
A. The roads are well-maintained and smooth in Kedarnath. It is completely safe to travel via road to the city.
A. The nearest airport to Kedarnath is the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun which is situated 250 km from Kedarnath. The Rishikesh railway station is the closest station to Kedarnath situated at a distance of 215 km from Kedarnath. There are many buses connecting Kedarnath to New Delhi.
A. It is a 16 km trek from Gauri Kund.
A. Char Dham Biometric Registration is compulsory for those planning to visit Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, or Hemkund Sahib in Uttarakhand.
A. The aerial distance between Kedarnath and Haridwar is 125 km. Buses take 5 hours approximately to cover the distance.
A. Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to Kedarnath and visit the city.
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