Gaurikund is a base camp on the way to Kedarnath Dham. This is an important hindu pilgrimage site. Gaurikud is dedicated to wife of Lord Shiva Goddess Parvati and a temple of Goddess parvati is also situated here. Take an easy treak of 16 kms from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. Gaurikund is located at an elevation of 1982 mts above the sea level.
According to the legend Gaurikund is the place where Goddess parvati penance and meditated to win the heart of lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord shiva accepted to marry with Goddess parvati here and married her in Trijuginarayan. The other is Lord Ganesha also associated with the Beheading and replaced with an elephant's head. This kund is also known as the Parvati Sarover.
Kedarnath is one of the most important of hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to lord shiva. The place is beautiful surrounding of Verdant mountains of the Himalayan on the bank of river Mandakini. Surrounding with lush green forest offered panoramic view of snow capped peak. Gaurikund is situated 28 km from Ukhimath and 6 kms from Sonprayag.
Gaurikund is the popular destination and route for chardham yatra. Thousand of Devotees visit Gaurikund throughout the year. Gaurikund is also known as a lovely hill station to enjoy the visit.
Gaurikund Temple: Gaurikund is one of the famous holy place and dedicated to goddess parvati in Uttarakhand. This is the beginning point of trek of 14 km to the holiy temple of Kedarnath. It is belive that, this is the place where The Lord Shiva promised to Goddess Parvati to get married with her and they married at Trijugi Narayan. The place is surrounding by lush Greenery with Vasuki Ganga and has natural thermal springs.
Kedarnath Temple: Kedarnath is a holy place of Hindus devotees. This is a holiest shrines and dedicated to Lord shiva. The shrine is established by Adi Shankracharya in 8th century. Kedarnath is 47 km from Guptkashi and 14 km from Gaurikund With at an elevation of 3584 mts above the sea level. Gaurikund is ending point of road to reach Kedarnath Take an easy trek of 14 km from Gaurikund to Kedarnath. It is one of the 12th jyotirlingas of india and the main shrine of panch kedar.
Gaurikund: Gaurikund is located at route of Kedarnath shrine and situated at an altitude of 1982m above the sea level. The kund contain a hot water spring located at Gaurikund by same name. This is believed that take a dip in the kund to fullfill their desires. According to the legend this is tyhe place where the Goddess parvati take bath daily.
Summer Season: Summer is starts from May to June in Gaurikund. The weather have cool and plesent climate during the summer season . Summer season is the best time to visit Gaurikund and Kedarnath Dham and ideal time for sight seeing.
Winter Season: During the winter season The kedarnath temple is close and for six month the palki is transfered in Guptakashi called Ukhimath.
Monsoon Season: July, August, and September is the monsoon month in kedarnath. During the monsoon seasom devotees should be avoid the yatra.
Ukhimath: Ukhimath is popular for winter home of Shri Kedarnath. Ukhimath is a popular destination among the devotee and palki of Shri Kedarnath is transfered in ukhimath during winter for six months. The place is only 12 km from Guptkashi. Situated at a distance of 45 km from Gaurikund and offered the amazing views of snow capped peaks can be easily see from Ukhimath.
Chopta: Chopta is a small village surrounding by beauty of nature. Chopta is located on the Gopeshwar- Ukhimath Road. The place is known as "Mini Switzerland" of Uttarakhand. Chopta is situated at a distance of 70 km from the Gaurikund. Chopta makes a major tourist attraction. Thousand of tourists visit the beautiful destination throughtout the year.
Vishwanath Temple: This is one of the most popular temple in Guptkashi. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in form of Lord Vishwanath meaning "Lord of the Universe". The temple is made of regional stone and tower is made of wooden frame.
Shankracharya Sanadhi: Adi Guru Shankracharya Samadhi is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Kedarnath. The samadhi is behind the temple of Kedarnath. Shankracharya is renovater of Holy shrine of Kedarnath in 8 th century.
Trijuginarayan: It is the holy place where the lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. Situated at a distance of 17 kms from Gaurikund. The immortal flame is still burning around which the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess parvati were solemnised in presence of lord Vishnu.
By Air: Jolly Grand Airport is the nearest Airport and situated at a distance of 224 kms to Gaurikund. The Airport is well conected to Delhi Airport with daily flights. Gaurikund is well conected by motorable road with Jolly Grand Airport. Taxis and Buses are easily available.
By Rail: The nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh. It is situated at a distance of 202kms from Gaurikund. Rishikesh Railhead is well connected by Railway network with major destination of india. Trains are easily available to reach Rishikesh. Gaurikund is well connected with motorable road. Taxies and buses are easily available to Gaurikund from Rishkesh.
By Road: Gaurikund is the end point of kedarnath road where is an easy trek starts to teach kedarnath. Buses and Taxis are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Rishikesh and Srinagar. Gaurikund is well connected by motorable road with major destination of india and Uttarakhand state.
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