Visiting Gaurikund- gateway to Kedarnath

This article will help you to find information about Gaurikund which is the gateway to the popular religious place Kedarnath. This article will help you to find information about how to reach Gaurikund, where to stay in Gaurikund etc.

Tour to Gaurikund

Gaurikund is a holy place situated on the bank of Mandakini river. This Kund is situated at an altitude of about 1982 meters above the sea level. It is supposed to be the gateway to Kedarnath. This place is dedicated to Goddess Gauri who is supposed to be wife of Lord Shiva. On the way to Gaurikund
there are two tanks, one is of hot water and contains sulphur traces, and the other is of cold water. The water in this tanks changes color in keeping with the changing time of the day. One can clearly see The temple of
Kedarnath from
Gaurikund. Many professional trekker visit this place to practice Trekking. Pilgrims visit this place to prepare themselves for the holy darshan of the Kedarnath. There are many places where one can find his or her stay during their visit to Gaurikund. Some of the places to stay are-
  • Kalikamli Dharamsala
  • Bharat Sevashram Sangha
  • Hotel Devlok
  • Hotel Shivlok
  • etc

How to reach Gaurikund

By Air- Nearest airport to Gaurikund is Jolly Grant Airport which is situated at a distance of about 224 km from Gaurikund. Jolly Grant Airport is very well connected to all the parts of India by regular flights. One can easily reach Gaurikund from Jolly Grant airport by means of well structured roads through taxis and buses.
By Rail-Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railway station to Gaurikund and is situated at a distance of about 202 km from Gaurikund. This railway station is very well connected to all the parts of India by regular trains.
By Road- Gaurikund is very well connected by means of motorable roads with major parts of Uttarakhand and India. One can easily find buses and taxis from any part of Uttarakhand to reach to Gaurikund. Gaurikund is situated on National Highway 109.


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