Brief about the Destination:The temple of Kedarnath, one of the 12 Jyotilinga of Lord Shiva, is situated in an area of rich flora land with towering white mountains, mantled with snow, in the background. Sri Badrnath , one of the main Four Dhams of Vishnu, is situated on the bank of river Alaknanda.
Places to see: Haridwar-Guptkashi-Gaurikund-Kedarnath- Badrinath-Mana village-Bhim Pull(Bridge).
Location: Kedarnath is located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Badrinath is located between Nara and Narayana mountains with a span of both ends of the river Alaknanda in District Chamoli of Uttarakhnad.
Route:Chandigarh-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Deoprayag-Rudraprayag-Guptkashi-Rampur-Soneprayag- Gaurikund-Kedarnath-Gaurikund-Ukhi Math-Chopta-Gopeshwar-Chamoli-Pipalkoti-Joshi Math-Govindghat-Badrinath.
Distance from Chandigarh:
Chandigarh to Gauri Kund: 470 K.Ms
Gauri Kund to Sri Kedarnath: 14 K.Ms trek and back
Gaurikund to Badrinath: 229 K.Ms
Accommodation:Accommodation is available in hotels and dharamshalas at Gauri Kund, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
(i) Altitude above sea level: Kedarnath:3581 Mtrs Badrinath: 3133 Mtrs.
(ii) Temperature:Maximum Minimum
(Degree Celcius) (Degree Celcius)
Summer 17.9 5.9
Winter Below Zero Below Zero
(iii) Best season to visit: May to June and September to October.
(iv) Clothing: Cotton/Light woolens in summers and heavy woolens in winters
(v) Language: Garwali, Hindi and English.
(vi) Items to carry: Water bottle, a stick, sports shoes, rain coat and required medicines.
(vii) Any other information: Tourists should be mentally and physically ready for trekking/walking and facing unpleasant weather.