Best Time to Visit Kedarnath

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Best Time to Visit Kedarnath

In which season should you plan your visit to Kedarnath?

Summer is the best season to visit Kedarnath. The months from April to June are the ideal time to visit Kedarnath. The climate is cool, but you will feel the warmth of the sun. The average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius. The overall weather is pleasant and you can do most outdoor activities during this time.

This is also the Char Dham Yatra season in Uttarakhand. You will see a large number of pilgrims visit Kedarnath Temple during this time.

You can also plan a trip to Kedarnath in September-October. The winter has not started and Kedarnath Temple is still open to visitors. Nights can be cold and you must wear woolen clothing at night.

Kedarnath – the highest of the Uttarakhand Char Dham

The town of Kedarnath is famous for Kedarnath Temple. The temple is part of the Uttarakhand Char Dham Yatra. Kedarnath Temple is also the highest of all the Char Dham temples.

The temple is one of the holiest temples in the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples in India. The temple is located at an altitude of 11,755 ft (3,583 m). The earliest mention of Kedarnath comes in Skanda Purana. The Pandava brothers originally built the temple.

Adi Shankaracharya revived the temple and gave its former glory back. You will have to trek from Gaurikund a distance of 22 km to reach Kedarnath Temple.

Why visit Kedarnath in September-October?

The monsoon season has receded around the starting days of September. The days are cool and the weather is also pleasant in Kedarnath. This is also the best time to visit Kedarnath.

You will not find the crowds that you experienced in the summer season. But there are a few tourists who still visit Kedarnath.

Kedarnath Temple is still open to the public and you can also visit other temples in Kedarnath in this period.

You must wear woolen clothes as nights can get very cold. So we can certainly suggest that April to June and September to October visit Kedarnath.

Recommended read: top 10 places to visit in Kedarnath

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