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        In today’s blog, I am going to tell you everything about “How to visit Kedarnath Temple at a low cost”. Here I have mentioned all the things like food, accommodation, taxi and bus fare, etc., but I will give you information about completing the Kedarnath temple journey from Haridwar in this blog at a low cost.

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How to visit Kedarnath Temple at a low cost

     If you are going to visit Kedarnath Dham from any corner of the country other than Haridwar, then you should be well informed about the cost of going to Haridwar from your city and back, so that I can go to Kedarnath from Haridwar and visit Kedarnath. I will tell you the cost of coming back to Haridwar from Kedarnath so that you can prepare your budget accordingly. Let us now know in detail how to visit the Kedarnath temple at less cost?

How to travel from Haridwar to Kedarnath temple at less cost?

    First of all, you should know that to visit the Kedarnath temple, first you have to go to Haridwar, which is very well connected by road and rail to major cities of the country like Delhi. You can take any facility of both train and bus to reach Haridwar.

    To reach Kedarnath temple from Haridwar, there is a regular bus service till Sonprayag, which costs around ₹ 800 a person. If you go to visit Kedarnath temple by bus, taxi, or your own car, then you will have to park your car in Sonprayag itself and the 5 km distance between Sonprayag to Gaurikund. You will have to complete the journey by taxi.

     Now you must be thinking that when one can go to Gaurikund Taxi from Sonprayag, then why not our own car, rental taxi, share taxi or bus. The reason for this is that the taxi that runs from Sonprayag to Gaurikund, that taxi is local there and the local people there earn their own income by taking taxis, buses, and even others’ cars, etc. to Gaurikund. Do not let Them drive their own taxi from Sonprayag to Gaurikund, whose fare is around ₹ 30.

Day-1 (Haridwar to Sonprayag) –

On the first day, you can go to Sonprayag by catching a bus from Haridwar in the morning, whose fare for one person is around ₹ 800, but keep in mind that the day you have reached Haridwar, book a bus ticket from Haridwar to Sonprayag in the evening on the same day. Because in the season of Kedarnath temple visit, there is no space left on the bus going from Haridwar to Sonprayag in the morning, and due to overcrowding, you may not even get a bus to Sonprayag on that day.

To avoid the hassle of not getting a bus, book a bus ticket a day before you go to Sonprayag so that you can reach Sonprayag on time and find room for an overnight stay, etc.

To go from Haridwar to Sonprayag, the bus starts opening at 4 in the morning, so you should catch the bus to go from Haridwar to Sonprayag as soon as possible. After reaching Sonprayag, you must first go to the Biometric Registration Office to get the Biometric Registration done because the Biometric Registration Office closes after 5 PM and then opens at 5 AM.

If you get your biometric registration done in the morning of the next day instead of the evening on the day of Sonprayag, then you may have to stand in line outside the office and after that, you will also have to stand in long queues for a taxi to go from Sonprayag to Gaurikund. Due to this you may take a long time to reach Kedarnath.

If you are late in getting the biometric registration done in the morning, then you may get dark in reaching Kedarnath temple, because the distance of Kedarnath temple from Gaurikund is about 16-18 km. Is. This 16-18 km. You will have to complete the distance by trekking on foot. This 16-18 km. The late you reach Kedarnath by completing the distance, the more expensive you will get the hotel there.

If you want to get rid of all the above-mentioned problems, then when you reach Sonprayag from Haridwar before 5 PM, then you should get the biometric registration done at the same time.

After getting the biometric registration done, you can stay overnight in Sonprayag by taking a dormitory instead of a hotel, which costs around ₹ 250. Tourists and pilgrims staying in the dormitories are given a mattress, pillow, and blankets or quilts. If you want to visit Kedarnath cheaply, then you should stay overnight in the dormitory itself. After having a meal at one of the restaurants in Sonprayag, you can spend your night in the dormitory. In the dormitory also you will find many pilgrims visiting the Kedarnath temple.

Day-2 (Sonprayag to Gaurikund and Gaurikund to Kedarnath Temple) –

To go from Sonprayag to Gaurikund, you should go to Sonprayag’s taxi stand at 3 or 4 in the morning, otherwise, the longer you delay going to Sonprayag’s taxi stand, the more you will be delayed in reaching the Kedarnath temple. Therefore, you should go to the taxi stand of Sonprayag at 3 or 4 in the morning, and after reaching Gaurikund by taking a taxi from there start the journey to Kedarnath. The distance from Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple is about 16-18 km. Is. If you want to visit Kedarnath temple at a low cost, then you will have to complete the journey from Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple by trekking on foot.

Trekking on foot from Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple, you will come across many young and old people, especially old women, with whom you can easily reach Kedarnath temple while chanting the hail of Lord Shiva.

Note: – On the way to Kedarnath, arrangements have been made for drinking water and restaurants for some food. There is also a bathroom arrangement at places along the way.

Devotees of Lord Shiva are not allowed to visit the Shivling of Lord Shiva installed in the Kedarnath temple after 5 pm. After 5 pm, you will have to see the Shivling from outside the Kedarnath temple. So if you reach Kedarnath temple before 5 pm, then you can visit Shivling, else you will be allowed to visit Shivling again in the morning.

After reaching Kedarnath, you stay there in a tent, whose fare for 24 hours is around ₹ 300. If you can’t find a tent, you can stay there at a GMVN hotel, which costs ₹ 500 per person. Food is slightly more expensive in restaurants and hotels around Kedarnath temple. There you may have to pay ₹ 100 for breakfast and ₹ 150 for dinner/lunch.

After having dinner at the night, you go to sleep early and wake up early in the morning and go to see Lord Shiva, because there is a line outside the temple from 3 in the morning for darshan.

Day-3 (Kedarnath to Gaurikund and Gaurikund to Sonprayag) –

After visiting the Kedarnath temple, start your journey to Gaurikund by having breakfast in the morning. If you come to Gaurikund in the evening or even if it gets dark, then there is nothing to panic about, because the share taxi movement between Gaurikund to Sonprayag is available till 10 pm. After coming to Gaurikund from Kedarnath temple, you can catch a shared taxi from there to Sonprayag.

After coming to Sonprayag, you can take any dormitory or hotel provided by GMVN there and after having food in any restaurant, stay overnight in the same dormitory or hotel.

Day-4 (Sonprayag to Haridwar) –

After having breakfast in Sonprayag, etc., you can catch a bus from there to Haridwar. If after coming to Haridwar, there is a bus or train facility for your city from there, then you can leave for your city or take a hotel in Haridwar and have breakfast in the morning and catch a bus or train to your city. can.

The total cost of going from Haridwar to Kedarnath temple and back to Haridwar –

Day-1 (Haridwar to Sonprayag) –

Haridwar – Sonprayag (Bus) – ₹ 800

Both Sides – ₹ 800 + ₹ 800 = ₹ 1600

Breakfast (₹ 50) + Lunch (₹ 100) + Dinner (₹ 100) = ₹ 250

Sonprayag (overnight stay in dormitory) – ₹ 250

Day-2 (Sonprayag to Gaurikund and Gaurikund to Kedarnath Temple) –

Sonprayag – Gaurikund (Taxi) – ₹ 30

Both Sides – ₹ 30 + ₹ 30 = ₹ 60

Gaurikund to Kedarnath Temple –

Breakfast – ₹ 100 + Lunch – ₹ 150 + Dinner – ₹ 150) = ₹ 400 (The price of food and drink near Kedarnath temple is a bit expensive.)

Tent (near Kedarnath Temple) – ₹ 300

Or GMVN Hotel – ₹ 500 (Kedarnath Temple)

Day-3 (Kedarnath to Gaurikund and Gaurikund to Sonprayag) –

Kedarnath Temple – Gaurikund

Breakfast – ₹ 100 (Kedarnath) + Lunch – ₹ 100 + Dinner ₹ 100 (Sonprayag) = ₹ 300

Sonprayag (overnight stay in dormitory) – ₹ 250

Or GMVN Hotel – ₹ 400 (Sonprayag)

Day-4 (Sonprayag to Haridwar) –

Breakfast – ₹ 100 (Sonprayag) + Lunch – ₹ 100 + Dinner – ₹ 150 (Haridwar) = ₹ 350

Hotels in Haridwar – ₹ 700-800

Note:- I have added the fare from Sonprayag to Haridwar by bus. So let us now add up the entire cost of the Kedarnath temple journey from Haridwar.

If you leave for your city on the same day after coming to Haridwar from Sonprayag, then the hotel fare in Haridwar will be saved for you.

Day – 1 – ₹ 1600 (Bus) + ₹ 250 (food) + ₹ 250/400 (Hotel in Sonprayag dormitory/GMVN) = ₹ 2100/2250

The total cost of Day-1 is assumed to be ₹ 2250 so if the dormitory is not available in Sonprayag, you can stay overnight in the GMVN hotel.

Day – 2 – ₹ 60 (taxi) + ₹ 400 (food) + ₹ 300/500 (tent/GMVN hotel – near Kedarnath temple) = ₹ 760/960

Let’s assume the total budget for Day-2 is ₹ 950.

Day – 3 – ₹ 300 (Meal) + ₹ 250/400 (Dormitory/GMVN hotel in Sonprayag) = ₹ 550/700

Let’s assume the total budget for Day-3 is ₹ 700.

Day – 4 – ₹ 350 (Meal) + ₹ 800 (Hotel) = ₹ 1150

Total Expense – Day-1 (₹ 2250) + Day-2 (₹ 950) + Day-3 (₹ 700) + Day-4 (₹ 1150) = ₹ 5050

   That is, you can travel from Haridwar to Kedarnath temple for ₹ 5000. If you leave for your city on the fourth day instead of taking a hotel from Haridwar, you will be saved around ₹ 700-800.

    Hope you liked the information given about “How to Visit Kedarnath Temple at Low Cost”. If you have any questions related to this post, then you can ask us in the comment box. I will definitely try to answer you.

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