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Gaurikund

Gaurikund

Located at an altitude of 1982 m in the Garhwal Himalaya, Gaurikund is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site, which is also the base camp of the trip to Kedarnath. The thermal spring of Gaurikund is one of the holiest places for Hindus, who come for a dip. We take a dip in the water of the sacred pond to make a person pure.

With its panoramic vistas, it doubles the exhilaration as a starting point for the famous Kedarnath temple walk. Spring located at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet in the Garhwal Himalaya. Devotees also visit the Temple of Gauri Devi dedicated to the goddess Parvati. The area is also associated with the legend of Lord Ganesha, who acquires his elephant head.

Places to Visit

The following are five tourist places in Gaurikund where travelers can spend their time with these beautiful places.

  • Gaurikund temple
  • Gauri Kund Lake
  • Sonprayag
  • Triyuginarayan Temple
  • Kedarnath

Things to Do in Gaurikund

The trip to Gaurikund is fascinating for several reasons. For professional hikers, it serves as a good base for advancing your climb. There is a lot of sightseeing options available which you must visit and plan your way.

The Gaurikund temple is a temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati, and also known as Gauri. According to myths and legends, to win the heart of shiva, this is where the goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva, did penance with yoga and ascetic practices. The temple is located at the height of 6502 feet above the sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas and opens for the devotees from 5 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 9 PM.

Best Time to Visit

SUMMER: From March to June, the summer season in Gaurikund is quite pleasant, with a temperature ranging between 15 ° C and 24 ° C. The cool breeze during the season reduces the temperature to colder than hot.

Mansoon: From July to September, the monsoon season, where the temperature fluctuates between 5 ° C and 20 ° C. The month of July sees heavy rains and the temperature drops during this season.

WINTER: From October to February, it is the winter season in which the place receives heavy snow. The temperature ranges from -5 ° C to 16 ° C. Ideally; people do not visit Gaurikund in the winter due to the storm.

How to Reach Gaurikund

By Bus: Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from the ISBT Kashmiri Gate. From major Uttarakhand destinations such as Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar, Chamoli, buses, and taxis to Gaurikund are readily available.

By Train: the closest railway station to Gaurikund is Rishikesh, located at a distance of 202 km from Gaurikund on the NH58. The main destinations in India and trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Rishikesh is well connected with rail networks.

By Plane: Jolly Grant airport is the closest to Gaurikund, located at a distance of 224 km. It is a national airport well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Roads well connect Gaurikund is well-connected by roads to Jolly Grant airport, and taxis are readily available from Jolly Grant airport.

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