Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Make Your Kedarnath Yatra in Comfort
In India devout Hindus have been going on pilgrimages over more than a thousand years. There are several places of pilgrimage that are of significance in India. Among these there are four especially important places and these are known as Char Dham or literally four places of pilgrimage. These places are Gangotri, the place of origin of the River Ganges, Yamunotri, the place of origin of the River Yamuna, Badrinath, the abode of Lord Vishnu and Kedarnath, the earthly abode of Lord Shiva.
Kedarnath Yatra is considered to be one of the most important among all the pilgrimages in India for devoted Hindus. However, till 2003 all pilgrimages especially to the north in Uttarakhand area of India have been very tough and arduous. In 2003 the Leisure Hotels Group stepped in and set up several camps or hotels near all the four dhams. The group thereby also set up one of the best hotels in (near) Kedarnath as well.
Kedarnath Yatra takes the pilgrims to a height of around 3,500 meters. Set in the beautiful Mandakini Valley the majestic Kedarnath Temple stands on a glacial terrace that was once a glacier that has melted long ago. To make the trip to Kedarnath more comfortable one can stay in one of the Chardham Camps located in Guptkashi for this purpose.
The accommodation available here is better than what one can get in any of the hotels in Kedarnath or its nearby areas. You will stay in all-weather luxury cottage camps with thatched roofs. You will have the luxury of attached baths and toilets with hot and cold water. Excellent multi-cuisine dining facilities are available where you will be served hot and wholesome vegetarian meals. Other services include hot water bottles at sundown and full assistance for the shrine visit including the arrangement of pony and palanquin.