Gaurikund is the place where the trek starts to Kedarnath starts. There is a hot spring wherein the Gaurikund devotees have to first take a dip in the hot water. After that they will have to start the yatra.
Gaurikund is the first step where the trek towards Kedarnath ji starts. This is also the last destination till where the car can go. This is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from the Kedarnath temple. This has a height of 1982 meters above the sea level. This is the second highest lake in the entire world. This is related to the wife of Lord Shiva, Parvati who is also known as Gauri. This is a place where Shiva proposed his love for Parvati. Parvati accepted the proposal and after that they got married in Triyugi Narayan that is also near Gauri Kund.
This is quite a famous place in Uttarakhand. This is related to the love story of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. The lake is also popular for Parvati Sarovar as this is the place where Goddess Parvati acquired her son Ganesha. Goddess Parvati makes an image of Lord Ganesha on a soap and then gave life to it.
Shiva came to that place and was stopped by Ganesha. Shiva got angry and cut the head of Ganesha. Parvati was very safe and wanted her son back. It was then that Shiva put the head of an elephant on Ganesha's body and he was brought back to life.
This is one of the most important places that you can visit in Gaurikund. This temple is devoted to Goddess Parvati. You have the option of visiting the temple throughout the temple. This temple is situated at a distance of 2 kilometers from the Gauri Kund.
This is the place where Goddess Parvati is taking a bath and Lord Ganesha was guarding the door. This kund is famous for Goddess Parvati.
You can visit this place throughout the year but it is better to go to this place when Kedarnath is open. The temperature here is pleasant and this is a clean place.
You can reach this place by Air and the airport, Jolly Grant is situated at a distance of 190 kilometers from it. The nearest railway station is Rishikesh and this is located at a distance of 168 kilometers. By road, you need to take a bus or a taxi from Delhi to Rishikesh or Srinagar. This is located in NH109.
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