Panch Kedar Yatra Tourist Attraction and Pilgrimages in India

Panch Kedar Yatra is related with a pilgrimage to the Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Kalpeshwar and Rudranath Temples in Uttarakhand in India. The Shrines of all these temples are dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Panch Kedar is one of the most difficult pilgrimages in India. It is very difficult for the pilgrims to trek with lodges and eating places. The experience of Panch Kedar Yatra is very exciting but strenuous also. These Panch Kedar are located in the valleys between the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. The meaning of the term Kedar is a natural rock formation or a glacial moraine.

The starting point of the Panch Kedar Yatra starts from Kedarnath. It is very close to the source of the Mandakini and is located at an altitude of 3600 meters. Gaurikhand is the last road which head to the temple. From there, a dangerous trek of 15 kms begins to reach the first destination Kedarnath. It takes almost a day to reach Kedarnath and the pilgrims are able to offer their dutiful prayers to the holy god of the temple another day only.

The next destination from Kedarnath in the Panch Kedar Yatra is Madhyamaheshwar in Uttarakhand. To reach there people have to stay at Ukhimath. It is the main town with decent accommodation. It is approximately 35kms from Madhyamaheshwar. The last road from where a tiring 18 km long and dangerous trek begins is Uniaana.

The third destination in the Panch Kedar Yatra is Tungnath. People can reach to this destination from Chopta which is on the road in between Badrinath and Kedarnath. It is situated at an altitude of 3660 meters and it is also the highest point in the Panch Kedar Yatra.

The fourth destination in the Panch Kedar Yatra is Kalpeshwar. It is located at an altitude of 2140 meters. Kalpeshwar is the only one of the Panch Kedars which is open through out the year. The last road to reach Kalpeshwar is Helang. From here a 13 km trek begins to reach the destination point Kalpeshwar.

The last destination in the Panch Kedar Yatra is Rudranath. The most difficult destination in the Panch Kedar Yatra is its last destination, Rudranath. Though there are facilities of food and lodging in the route of Rudranath but still the trek to Rudranath is a grueling one. The grueling trek to reach Rudranath is 40 kms, which starts from Devgaon. Here the temple remains open only for 6-8 months in a year.

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