The Top 7 Destinations To Visit Before Reaching Kedarnath


This scenic town, meaning "hidden Kashi," is believed to be where Lord Shiva resided for some time. It is a quintessential pilgrimage stopover, with several ancient temples like Vishwanath Temple.


"Mini Switzerland of India," Chopta is a land of captivating meadows, verdant forests, and snow-capped peaks. Trek through the meadows, indulge in birdwatching, or camp under a star-studded sky.

Deoria Tal

This scenic lake, surrounded by lush greenery and snow-clad mountains, is a paradise for nature lovers.  Enjoy a scenic boat ride on the lake, capture breathtaking panoramic views.


Nestled in the verdant hills of Rudraprayag, Ukhimath is a charming town associated with Omkareshwar, another name for Lord Shiva. Here, you can visit the Omkareshwar Temple, Gauri Kund.


At the confluence of rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda lies Rudraprayag, another significant stopover on the route to Kedarnath. Witness the grandeur of the confluence, visit the Rudranath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mandakini Valley

Take a detour to the enchanting Mandakini Valley  you can witness the cascading beauty of the Mandakini River, take a refreshing dip in its pristine waters,breathtaking views of the Himalayas.


A holy site on the way to Kedarnath, Gaurikund is believed to be where Goddess Parvati resided. Here, you can take a holy dip in the kund (natural pool), witness the vibrant puja ceremonies.