Kedarnath is one of the four main Hindu pilgrim’s centers in Uttrakhand, India. Kedarnath is surrounded by mountain ranges. Kedarnath Temple is the most famous monument of Kedarnath.
Kedarnath Temple is 14km uphill trek to the temple which is situated at an elevation of 3584m and it takes six hours on foot. Gaurikund is the starting point of Kedarnath Temple trek. There is also a hot springs at Gaurikund. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was originally built in the 8th century by Guru Shankara, who is buried behind the shrine. Kedarnath Temple site is so auspicious because few pilgrims used to throw themselves from one of the cliffs behind the temple for attaining moksha. The whole area is wildlife sanctuary and a musk deer breading farm.
The entrance into the temple is restricted throughout winter because of the snowy heights of the Himalayas and that’s why it is opened from May to October.