Are you planning to visit Kedarnath this Char Dham Yatra season? If yes, then in this article we will guide you on how to reach Kedarnath from Haridwar via different modes of transport. As we all know that Kedarnath gates will be opened on the 25th of April 2023 for this season. Many of the people who already visited Kedarnath before will be familiar with the routes and regulations for Kedarnath visits.
But if you are one who is going to visit Kedarnath for the first time, then this Kedarnath travel guide from Haridwar will definitely help you.
We will discuss the Haridwar to Kedarnath route, its distance, and the mode of transport.
Haridwar city is one of the ancient cities and has importance in the Hindu religion. It is one of the holy cities of India where the river Ganga exists in the Himalayan foothills.
The main journey of the Char Dham Yatra starts from Rishikesh and Haridwar. If you are coming to Uttarakhand from other states of India and planning your trip to Kedarnath from Haridwar, then you landed on the right page. In this article, we will guide you on how to reach Kedarnath from Haridwar.
Haridwar to Kedarnath Distance
The distance between Kedarnath from Haridwar is 252 Km.
Note: The distance includes the Kedarnath trek and road route. The Kedarnath trek starts in Gaurikund, Rudraprayag.
Kedarnath Route from Haridwar
Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Agastamuni – Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Gaurikund – Kedarnath trek of 18 Km approx to reach Kedarnath Temple
If you are traveling to Kedarnath Rishikesh and Haridwar are the points where you can use transport systems like by Air or Train. After that, you will have to travel by road.
Haridwar to Sonprayag Route
The distance between Sonprayag and Gaurikund is 5 Km. The road ends at Gaurikund and Kedarnath trek starts from this point which is approx 18 Km long.
How to reach Kedarnath by Air
Once there was a time when you have to travel to Kedarnath all by road and trek, but now you can reach Kedarnath via helicopter. The helicopters are available from Dehradun for Char Dham Yatra. The nearest airport to Kedarnath is Jollygrant which is in Dehradun.
Jolly Grant Airport is situated at a distance of 239 Km from Kedarnath.
If you are traveling to Kedarnath then after landing at Jollygrant Airport from Delhi Airport, then you can hire a taxi from Haridwar to Kedarnath. The total road route distance is approx 225 Km from Haridwar to Gaurikund and the remaining 18 Km trek to Kedarnath via foot.
Domestic flights to Dehradun Airport are available from all major cities such as Delhi, Banglore, Uttar Pradesh, etc.
Helicopter services are also available to Kedarnath from Phata and Ukhimath helipads. You can book helicopter service online through the government portal – heliservices.uk.gov.in
Some premium helicopter tour packages are also provided by some companies directly from Sahastradhara to Kedarnath directly.
Haridwar to Kedarnath via Train
If you are planning to travel via train, then pick up the train from Delhi to Haridwar, Rishikesh railway station, or Dehradun railway station.
Cabs and buses are available from Rishikesh and Haridwar to Gaurikund, Kedarnath.
Reach Haridwar to Kedarnath Via Road
The only way to reach Kedarnath from Haridwar is via road because there is no other mode of transport to reach Kedarnath. Kedarnath is situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, so there is no train or flight facility there. Heli services are available, but they are available from Ukhimath and Phata helipads. But to reach these helipads you have to travel via roads up to Gaurikund.