December 11, 2023 06:11:31

5 Unknown Tourist Destinations/Places You Must Visit in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand!

Mayali Pass Trek

It is located in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand state. It is situated at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level. Mayali Pass is a beautiful trek nestled in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas.

In ancient times it was a favorite destination for adventurous pilgrims traveling from Gangotri to Kedarnath. Mayali Trek is considered to be the toughest trek in the Garhwal Himalayas. This is a famous trek for many tourists.

Rarely challenged by tourists, the Mayali trek is the unparalleled scenic beauty, and rustic mountainous terrain. The Mayali track travels through two routes, one from Ghuttu and the other from Mala village near Uttarkashi. The postcard from Mala offers perfect scenic beauty. This trek is meant only for two weeks. The trek route from Ghutu is relatively short. It is a trek of 9 to10 days only.


Ukhimath Rudraprayag district is located on the Rudraprayag-Kedarnath road at an altitude of 1319 meters above Sindhutal. This Devasthan is the worship place of Lord Shankar. When the doors are closed in winter, movable idols of God from Kedarnath and Madmaheshwar are brought here and installed after rituals and regular worship is done. Ukhimath is the permanent residence of the priest (Raval) of Kedarnath and the main office of the Kedarnath Temple Committee.

Kalpeshwar Temple

Kalpeshwar Mahadev Temple is located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. This temple is solely dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kalpeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the Panch Cedars and is a fifth place among the Panch Kedars. It is at an altitude of 2134 meters above sea level. This is a small temple, Kalpeshwar is situated in the Kalpaganga valley. It is believed that the hair of Lord Shiva appeared here. The word Jata means ‘hair’. That is why the hair of Lord Shiva is worshiped in this temple. Lord Shiva is also called Jatadhar or Jateshwar.

Madhyamaheshwar Temple

Madhyamaheshwar is situated at an altitude of 3289 meters above sea level in the Rudraprayag district of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Surrounded by Himalayan Mountains all around, the beauty of this idyllic place is made on sight. There is a bugyal 3-4 km above Madhyamaheshwar temple where there is a small temple called Budha Madhyamaheshwar. From here, there is a scenic view of the Chaukhamba Mountain of the Himalayas. Along with Chaukhamba, there is also a view of Mandani Mountain, the Kedarnath Himalaya range, etc. This place is most popular for trekking enthusiasts. The doors of Madhyamaheshwar are open for six months only. During the remaining six months of winter, worship of God is done in Ukhimath.

Rudranath Temple

Rudranath was established in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Rudranath Temple is a religious place dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the Panchkedars called Kedar. Situated at an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level, the Rudranath temple is full of magnificent natural beauty. The most interesting thing about this temple is that in this temple Lord Shiva’s Ekanan, that is, only the face, is worshiped. His other, remaining complete body is worshiped in the Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal’s neighboring country of India.