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Kedarnath, a popular Hindu temple, tucked away in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas, some 221 km from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva. Lying against the backdrop of the magnificent Kedarnath Mandir Range, at an altitude of 3580 meters, the splendid Kedarnath Dham is where the devotees come seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath Mandir is said to have been constructed by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century A.D. The nearby flowing Mandakini River, mesmerizing vistas and splendid sceneries in the form of the snow-clad mountains, rhododendron forests, and salubrious environment make Kedarnath Dham Yatra, a tranquil and picturesque place to be at.

One of the most revered temple destinations of India, Kedarnath town is nestled in the mighty Garhwal Himalayas. The town, built around the revered Kedarnath temple, is located at an altitude of 3,580 m, near Chorabari glacier, which is the source of the Mandakini river. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the ancient temple has exquisite architecture and is built of extremely large but evenly shaped grey stone slabs. A conical rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as Lord Shiva in his “Sadashiva” form. The Kedarnath temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a part of Char Dham pilgrimage circuit, and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India. Behind the Kedarnath temple, stand the Kedarnath peak, Kedar Dome and other Himalayan peaks.


Kedarnath is a high-altitude town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, which experiences a cool and pleasant summer climate from May to June. During this time, the temperature ranges from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F), making it an ideal destination to escape the scorching heat of the plains.


During the winter months, the climate in Kedarnath is extremely cold and the town receives heavy snowfall. The average temperature during the winter months (December to February) ranges from -2°C to 7°C. In January, the temperature can drop as low as -15°C.


Kedarnath experiences a monsoon season from July to September. During this time, the town receives heavy rainfall, making it difficult to travel and trek in the area. The region is prone to landslides and flash floods during this period, which can be dangerous for tourists.