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Located picturesquely on the bank of the Mandakini river, the shrine of Kedarnath offers a view of thick forests on one side and the majestic snow-capped Himalayan peaks on the other side. It is believed that the present temple was built to the credit of Adi Shankaracharya, a sage who lived in the 8th century A.D. Also, the remains of a temple believed to belong


to the Pandava age can be seen here. Ponies and porters are available at Gaurikund which is the start of the 15 km trek to the shrine. Also to be seen here, are the Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya and the Bhairav Nath Temple.


Nearest airport is Jolly Grant (Dehradun) 239 km and railhead is Rishikesh (221 km). The last 14 km to Kedarnath from Gaurikund is on foot or on ponies etc.


Good, clean, accommodation is available for tourists and pilgrims.