One of the most popular yatra amongst the Hindu pilgrimage is Kedarnath Yatra. Kedrnath temple is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand near the Mandakini river at the astonishing height of 3583 meters. It is considered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas as well as the most renowned temple among the Panch Kedar. Panch Kedar is also known as group of five Shiva temples in the Garhwal Himalayas named as Kedarnath, Tungnath, Madhyamaheswar, Rudranath and Kalpeswar.
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Generally the doors (Kapat) of the Kedarnath temple open to devotees in the month of April and May every year during Akshaya Tritiya tithi and closes on the month of October or November on the occasion of Bhai Dooj. The best time to visit is during the month of April to mid June when the weather is pleasant for steep trekking and sightseeing tours and sometimes from late September till November.
Try not to visit Kedarnath Dham during monsoon from mid June till September as there is high risk of landslides and the trek becomes difficult due to slippery paths.