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What are the activities to do in Kedarnath Yatra?

Author: Somya Sarkar
by Somya Sarkar
Posted: May 10, 2022
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Kedarnath has remained one of India's most prominent tourist spots and most important Hindu pilgrimage places since the Pandavas thrilled and enthralled Lord Shiva with their yagna and penance.

It is located in a mountainous region surrounded by Himalayan peaks. Because of its Kedarnath Temple, the religious town has gained a great deal of significance and many visitors worldwide, including in India. Kedarnath Yatra is difficult because it requires a lot of walking.

But there are alternative ways to get to the summit, such as riding a pony or mule or carrying a palki. Every year devotees visit temples and other locations throughout town and participate in daring and adventurous activities.

When is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

Kedarnath Yatra or Kedarnath Dham is immensely renowned in India, and its fame has spread to individuals who live outside of the nation. The months of May to June, and September to October, are ideal for a trip to Kedarnath. However, the way to the different temples and holy places can be dangerous during monsoon season due to floods, landslides, or natural calamities. So, the travellers are recommended not to visit the location during the severe monsoon season.

What are the activities to do in Kedarnath?

There are many sightseeing opportunities and other activities like adventure sports in Kedarnath Yatra. Kedarnath is also well-known for its numerous hot springs known as 'Kunds.' Each of these Kunds is unique— Shiv Kund is one of the most vital Kunds for worshippers, while Rudhir Kund is recognized for its red water. Here are the most popular activities in Kedarnath Yatra.

  • Visit sunset point: Visit sunset point for breathtaking views of the Chopta Valley. Though it is the starting place for numerous treks like Chandrashila and Tungnath, you may encounter many people here. It is also an excellent location for camping. You can see the magnificent sunset over the snowy mountains, which become pink and orange as the day ends. Take shots of the peaceful surroundings, where beautiful slopes stretch as far as the eye can see.
  • Trek to Kedarnath peak: A hike to Kedarnath peak is the most gratifying excursion for people passionate about mountains. There are expeditions with experienced climbers nearby, and you can join one of these for an exciting adventure. Walking through Kedarnath requires a steady trek up the Vasukital and is regarded as a worthy accomplishment. The Vasukital lake captivates people who gaze at it with the valley in the background. Trekkers can admire the stunning Mandakini valley, Chaukhamba peaks, the stark snow, and clean beauty as it reflects the sunshine in nearly dazzling clarity. After your journey to reach these heights, you will be stronger in both mind and body.
  • Visit Vasuki Tal: It is located adjacent to Kedarnath in the Himalayan Alps. The trek to Vasuki Tal is only for daring visitors and experienced hikers, and it is well worth the hard travel to get there. It is an exciting trip because there is a dense forest area visible in addition to the magnificent snow-capped Himalayas in the background. During the summer, you can visit this stunning blue Vasuki Tal at any time of day.
  • Visit Chorabari lake: Chorabari lake is a charming lake located approximately 3 kilometres from the Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand. It is also known as Gandhi Tal because the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in the lake in 1948. Aside from the regular devotees, the crystal clear, beautiful lake attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. Chorabari Tal is formed by the Chorabari Bamak Glacier. Chorabari Tal is a popular picnic location in the area, and it also has spectacular panoramic views of the environment. The Bhairava Temple is another renowned sight close to the lake.
  • Visit Shankaracharya samadhi: Adi Shankaracharya is a saint and excellent scholar who stopped in Kedarnath at the end of his tour across the world before departing from his mortal body. He had travelled over the world, spreading his Advaita philosophy. The Shankaracharya Samadhi was constructed on the site where he reached enlightenment. Adi Shankaracharya himself developed a hot spring here. Its goal was to alleviate the hardships of devoted pilgrims.

The Spatika lingam inside the temple is said to cleanse everyone who visits it of negative energies and the consequences of vital ailments.

  • Visit the Kedar Massif: It is a lovely Massif made up of three peaks: Kedar Dome, Kedarnath, and Bharatekuntha. The Kedar Massif is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kedarnath. Kedarnath Mountain, located at an elevation of 6830 meters, is a difficult walk. It is vital to note that the oxygen level is low here, and visitors can avoid breathing difficulties by taking the route from Kedarnath Temple to Bharatekuntha.

For visiting such a beautiful place and doing these fun activities, book your Kedarnath Yatra package with Manchala Mushafir and give us a chance to serve you better.

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