The doors of Kedarnath Dham, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, will be opened for devotees from May 10, 2024. Kedarnath is a holy place of Lord Shiva in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, where lakhs of people come for darshan every year. If you are going to visit Kedarnath Dham, then do not forget to visit the holy places near it.


Devprayag - Devprayag, one of the five Prayags of Uttarakhand, also has a special identity. Devprayag is the place where the Bhagirathi River coming from Gangotri and the Alaknanda River coming from Badrinath Dham meet. From Devprayag this river is known as Holy Ganga. River Ganga is considered very revered in the Hindu religion. There is also a temple of Shri Raghunath ji in Devprayag, where Hindu pilgrims come from every corner of India.

If you are going to Kedarnath then visit these 6 places also.


Badrinath - Badrinath Dham is also situated near Kedarnath. The distance between Kedarnath and Badrinath is about 40 kilometers. The devotees of Lord Shiva must visit Badrinath once in their life. This peak is called the mountain of Lord Shiva. Badrinath Temple is the main center of attraction here where Lord Vishnu is worshipped. Apart from this, you can also visit places like snow-covered peaks, hot ponds, Neelkanth Peak, and the Valley of Flowers.

If you are going to Kedarnath then visit these 6 places also.

Rishikesh - People going to Kedarnath from Delhi-NCR can also go to Rishikesh. Every year thousands of people come here to take a dip of faith in the river Ganga. The distance from Rishikesh to Kedarnath is only 105 kilometers. If you are going to Kedarnath, you can also visit Rishikesh along with it. There are many religious places in Rishikesh including Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Swarg Ashram, and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

If you are going to Kedarnath then visit these 6 places also.


Haridwar - Haridwar is counted among the most religious cities in India. At the time of Durga Puja, the view here is very divine. The beauty of Haridwar increases manifold during the Kumbh Mela. Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Pawan Dham, and Vishnu Ghat are the biggest centers of attraction here. Kedarnath is only 123 kilometers away from Haridwar. While going to Kedarnath, you can also visit Haridwar.