Distance : 234 km
Estimated Time : 8 hours
Haridwar to Gaurikund is the most popular route for pilgrimage. Gaurikund is base camp for trek to Kedarnath which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is most important Jyotirlinga among 12 Jyotirlingas in India.
“Kedarnath is a tremendous space.The utterance of the sound 'Shiva' attains a completely new dimension and significance in is a space which has been specifically prepared for this particular sound.”
Gaurikund and Kedarnath is the holiest pilgrimage for Hindus. Apart from strong religious belief Gaurikund has unmatched natural beauty which also attracts adventure seekers for trekking. Kedarnath is situated in middle of Garhwal mountains and Mandakini river is flowing in front of Kedarnath shrine. Gaurikund temple can only be reached from Gaurikund through a trek. Pilgrims from all over world visit this shrine to take blessings of 'Supreme Being'. Gaurikund is the place associated with the legend of how Ganesha acquired his elephant head. This is the place where Gauri (Parvati) committed to penance involving many ascetic and yogic practices to win over Shiva's affections. There are hot springs in Gauri Kund. Kedarnath shrine is surrounded by snow covered mountains and alpine forests. Immediately behind the temple is Keadardome peak. The sight of temple and the peak takes you to another world. Kedarnath shrine remains open in summers only i.e. from April to October. During the winters from November to May, the deity is shifted from Kedarnath temple to Ukhitmath. Other attractions of Gaurikund are Sonprayag, Kedarnath temple, Vasuki tal and for adventure seekers the famous Chadrashila trek. It starts from village Tungnath, which is known as the starting point of the popular Chopta Chadrashila Trek. Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak gives you with a 360 degree view of the valleys below. The peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Gaurikund are all covered during the trek.
Taxi from Haridwar to Gaurikund is readily available at CabBazar.
Haridwar to Gaurikund by car is well connected via NH7 and NH107 and is very convenient and comfortable drive. Haridwar to Gaurikund distance is 234 Km and is 8 hours journey. Cars are allowed till Sonprayag. After that one has to take local vehicle till Gaurikund. Gaurikund to Gaurikund is beautiful trek. You can walk or take Pony or Palki. Pony can be booked at Sonprayag. Helicopter booking should be done in advance and it is advised to keep 1-2 buffer days as Helicopter ride is weather dependent. CAUTION -- NO NETWORK AFTER SONPRAYAG. Other famous tourist places on this route and nearby are :
Rishikesh - River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Lakshman Jhula
Shivpuri - White water rafting in Ganges
Devprayag - place where Alaknanda, Saraswati River and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga
Karanprayag - picturesque Nauti village and Adi Badri temple
Kirtinagar - HNB Garhwal University
Srinagar - Kamleshwar temple
Rudraprayag - Confluence point of Alaknanda & Mandakini rivers, Nara temple, Koteshwar temple
Augustmuni - famous for Agastmuni temple, an example of grand architecture and interiors with wall art adorning its walls
Ukhimath - center destination for visiting different places located nearby, i.e. Madhyamaheshwar (Second kedar), Tungnath (Third kedar) and Deoria Tal (a natural fresh water lake)
Guptkashi - Shri Vidhyadham temple,Tripura sundries Mata temple
Phata - Helipad for gaurikund shrine, Ma'am Katyayni temple
Sonprayag - Triyuginarayan temple & Confluence point of river Basuki & Mandakini
You can plan to include them in your itinerary. With CabBazar, you can customize the itinerary as per your choice and enjoy the trip to fullest.
Gaurikund hot springs
Being an Aggregator, CabBazar provides you enormous car options for your Haridwar to Gaurikund taxi booking. You can mention your specific preference, if any, while raising a taxi booking request. Our partnered taxi services providers have various cars available with them for Haridwar to Gaurikund taxi service. At high level, we classify taxi in below four categories :
Haridwar to Gaurikund Taxi Prices
Per Km Rate
|Hatchback||Wagon-R, Indica or similar||4 seater||Rs. 9|
|Sedan||Dzire, Etios or similar||4 seater||Rs. 9|
|SUV||Xylo, Ertiga or similar||6 seater||Rs. 12.5|
|Assured Innova||Innova, Innova Crysta||6 seater||Rs. 13.5|
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