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Uttarakhand: The Sacred Land of the Himalayas
Uttarakhand, also known as, devbhoomi or land of Gods is the most magnificent region of India. Situated in the northern part that holds charm and placid beauty is still a dream to visit for many people. The best district, hidden gems and peculiar hill stations are yet to be explored. From Rishikesh (which is considered to be yoga’s major centre) to gathering in a religious Ganges river for the evening Ganga Aarti. The state’s planted Jim Corbett National Park guards Bengal tigers and other native wildlife animals.
The state is blessed with rich flora and fauna. Myths, narratives and stories are a viewed part that unfolds itself to the eyes of the beholder.
Millions of people are attracted to these heights of pilgrimages, old-age Hindu traditions, mountainous territory, history sculptured in ancient stones, joy of nature, holy rivers, impressive landscapes and the list goes on and on.
If someone is an avid traveller, he/she might get pleasures seeking for adventures in this mountainous topography, like, trekking, mountaineering or rock climbing. During the spring season, red rhododendron flowers make this place more and more beautiful and calm. The aura of the region is so relaxing and soothing that shows how pure, pious and spiritual the state is.
The state is blessed with such beautiful people who are very hardworking and always ready to help and welcome guests who visit their city. The place is known for its diverse culture.
Places To Visit In Kedarnath
Kedarnath is located in Rudraprayag area at the peak of 3583m placed in the shores of Mandakini river with mountain peaks covered with snow and jungly forest behind.
Kedarnath Mandir is one of the twelfth devotional representations of Lord Shiva. It is erected with the help of grey stones along with a huge statue of Nandi Bull placed outside the temple. The reachable road till Gaurikung beyond its 16km trek to reach Kedarnath. During heavy snowfall in winters, the temple remains closed for six months from November till April.
The destruction that occurred in June, 2013 created a massacre loss to the place along with huge human calamity.
The restoration of the shrine and the temple was remade within a year with the help of Nehru Institute of Uttarakhand.
The places you can visit in Kedarnath are as follows:
Gandhi Sarovar: Also known as Chorabari Tal is a small lake that holds crystal clear water. The place is named after pouring Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes into the lake after his death. It is a few kilometers away from the main Kedarnath temple.
Shankaracharya Samadhi: One of the most popular attractions in Kedarnath. It is believed that a famous Hindu philosopher attained enlightenment at a very young age and merged himself with the land. It is positioned behind Kedarnath temple’s back.
Bhairavnath Mandir: Situated in the southern part of Kedarnath and holds religious importance as Lord Bhairav is considered to be a guardian deity of the place. The place is also known as Kshtrepal or the guardian of the region, holding a Trishul as a weapon and dog as his vehicle..
Gaurikund: It’s a base camp for trek to Kedarnath temple. Situated at an altitude of 6502 feet above mean sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas. The place is situated in between beautiful landscapes and is immensely devotional. It is located at the peak of 2000m above sea level
Vasuki Tal: It is a beautiful high altitude lake that is maintained by snowmelt and is surrounded by mountain peaks. The lake is at an altitude of 4135m and offers a view of the neighbouring Chaukhamba peaks.
Sonprayag: Situated in Mandakini river, lies at an altitude of 1829m. It is also the place where river Mandakini meets river Basuki. It is a famous place because it is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married at this site. The glorious view of mountains covered with snow circulated with nature’s gift.
Resorts To Stay In Chopta, Kedarnath
We often avoid staying in resorts and hostels due to high prices. To pay a decent amount of money, the resort’s management team makes sure to give their customers the best facilities and services that they deserve. The resort makes sure that their customers have a comfortable stay and get facilities with royal care. Everything from your laundry to your meals, staff will take care of everything. The team understands well and are committed to keeping their practises aligned on making their customer’s me-time a memorable one.
One of the best facilities to get in Kedarnath for a stay is in Chopta Valley also known as The Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand. Chopta is a hill station situated in Rudraprayag district near the Ukhimath town of Uttarakhand. People enjoy the mesmerising beauty of the valley. The place is famous for its camping activities, trekking and birdwatching. The Chopta Valley comes under Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
Resorts in Chopta near Kedarnath are budget-friendly and affordable. Different camps, tents and hotels in Chopta have a variety of stay options for their customers. Whether it's mudhouse, tent, camp or a deluxe room. People also experience pleasant village-walk towards the resort and enjoy flabbergasting sceneries of the valley. The spectacular views of lush green pastures and meadows, waterfalls and pahadi house made of straws and stones will make them forget all the stress during the journey.
The resorts in Chopta are midpoints for various treks, like Tungnath and Chandrashila trek, Bugyal trek, Rohini Bugyal and Deoriatal trek and provide travellers with trekking gear on rent.
Check out the offers and book the best resort in Chopta. The Valley is glorified with a wide variety of green meadows and pastures and enjoys the serenity of nature.