Do Dham Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
Kedarnath is a Hindu holy town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is a nagar panchayat in Rudraprayag district. The most remote of the four Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks. Kedarnath hosts one of the holiest Hindu temples and is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world.
One among the pictorial locations in the Rudraprayag District, Chandrashila is placed at an elevation of 3679 meter. Its easy accessibility makes it a much desired trekking spot in the locality. Except in December to January, this peak is suitable for trekking and allied activities. Chandrashila trek is categorized as a moderate level trek, which would take a complete week.
Yet another fascinating trek through the snowy environ that is what Chopta offers. A remote locale on the high ranges of the Himalayas is bestowed with eye catching spectacles of the majestic mountains and lush meadows. This picture book location at an altitude of 2900 meters provides unblemished surroundings to the visitors.
Gaurikund is the commencement point of the trek of 14kms to the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. It is situated at an elevation of 1,982mts above sea level. The place is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and a temple Gauri is also situated here. According to myths and legends this is the place where Goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva did penance involving ascetic and yoga practices to win over Shiva's heart.
Lies at an altitude of 1829 meters Son Prayag holds a captivating appeal that grabs large number of tourists each year. This tiny hamlet situates at the convergence of two majestic rivers, Mandakini and Basuki. Bounded by lofty snow clad peaks, this place offers an unruffled calmness. Adorned with all that is pretty and beautiful, this lovely locale catches anybody's attention.
Bounded by the lofty mountain peaks of the majestic Himalayas, the landscapes in this holy city present picture book sceneries.Vasuki tal is one of the prettiest sights in Kedarnath, which is liked for its glittering waters. A lake at an altitude of 4135 meters in the midst of snowy mountains is a breath taking sight.
Augustyamuni is famed for the temple in the name of sage Agastya. The popular belief is that the sage had meditated here for almost one year. This holy shrine at the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand is thronged by thousands of devotees during Baisakhi celebrations. The old temple at thislofty place exemplifies excellent architecture and structural grandeur.
Kedarnath Temple #7
A temple believed to be constructed by Sankaracharya, Kedarnath temple at the Garhwal region of Himalaya's gains great religious significance. This might be one among the unique temples that demands a tiring trek to have a darshan of the deity. Winter in this region is so severe that the temple remains closed during those months.
Shankaracharya Samadhi #8
The famous Hindu philosopher Sri Sankaracharya is considered to be the renovator of the Kedarnath shrine. History says that, in order to propagate his Adwaita Philosophy he had made relentless journeys. It is believed that this great scholar came to Kedarnath and established this holy shrine and one of his four Mathas in 8th century. Shankaracharya Samadhi poses as an idyllic and tranquil location to the devotees. The magnificent temple in the backdrop adds its serenity.