This article will guide you on how to reach Kedarnath from Chennai. If you’re planning to visit the Kedarnath Temple from Chennai and have no idea about the journey then you’re in the right place. Here we will give you a complete Travel guide for Chennai To Kedarnath route Map, the distance by Air, Train, and Road.
Chennai is a beautiful city located in southern India. Chennai is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. This city has a very rich history and religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.
India is a hub of religious monuments and Hindu temples and Kedarnath Jyotirlinga is one of them. If you are planning to visit Kedarnath Jyotirling from Chennai then this complete guide will help you to reach Kedarnath from Chennai.
Chennai to Kedarnath Distance
Note: This distance is directly from the Kedarnath Temple including the Kedarnath Trek which comes after Gaurikund in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand.
Chennai To Kedarnath distance is 2609 km.
There are no direct flights or any trains or buses between Chennai to Kedarnath.
As you can see on the below image of the google map route,
There are various ways up to reach Sonprayag. And after that Kedarnath Temple is only 19 km away from Sonprayag.
So you can sum up the distance between Chennai to Kedarnath is approx. 2609 km.
Chennai To Sonprayag Route Map (Google Map)
The distance between Sonprayag to Gaurikund is 05 Km. Then the road ends here.
How To Reach Kedarnath Temple From Chennai
It does not matter whether you are traveling by train, air or by road, Haridwar and Rishikesh are the main points from where you have to start your journey to the hilly area.
Chennai To Kedarnath Route Map:
Chennai ➜ Dehradun Airport or Haridwar or Rishikesh ➜ Sonprayag ➜ Gaurikund ➜ then finally Trek to Kedarnath Temple.
Remember that Gaurikund is the last motorized place by road to Kedarnath. After that, you have to complete the 16 km long trek by yourself. It depends on your fitness that how much time you take to complete it. Generally, the 16 km long trek takes an average 5–6 hrs by the normal adult.
There are some other options also like helicopter services, horses and palanquins are available for booking to complete Kedarnath trek.
Chennai To Kedarnath flights
There is no direct flight connectivity to Kedarnath Temple from Chennai. The nearest airport to Kedarnath Temple is Jollygrant Airport, Dehradun. Now, this is the only way to reach Kedarnath from Chennai by air.
Dehradun Airport is 238 km away from Kedarnath which is connected to Delhi on daily basis flights. You can choose any flight connecting to Dehradun Airport from Chennai Airport.
Once you reached Dehradun after that you have various options for transport. From Dehradun itself or you can go to Rishikesh which is only 20 Km away from Dehradun Airport.
By booking a taxi or local transport to Sonprayag, your journey will be started in the beautiful range of Himalayan mountains along with the holy river Ganga flowing beside the Highway.
Generally, It is 5-6 hours long journey from Dehradun Airport to Sonprayag/Gaurikund.
After reaching Gaurikund which is 5 km away from Sonprayag, the Kedarnath trek of 16 km begins.
If you are unable to do trekking then there are various helicopter services also available directly to the Kedarnath Temple.
How to book a Helicopter to Kedarnath Temple?
What are the Price/Charges of Helicopter Services in Kedarnath?
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Chennai To Kedarnath by Train
There is no direct train connectivity to Kedarnath Temple from Chennai.
The nearest Railway Station for Kedarnath is Rishikesh (227 km), Haridwar (252 km), Dehradun (266 km).
Chennai is well connected to these stations with various trains. So you can choose any suitable train for these nearby stations. And after that, you can hire taxi services from Haridwar To Kedarnath.
Suppose If you want to reach Haridwar Railway Station from Hyderabad Railway Station. then your Route will be as shown below.
Chennai To Haridwar Railway Route Map
Chennai Railway Station (Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station) to
➜ (39 Stops)
➜ New Delhi Railway Station, Delhi
➜ (6 Stops)
➜ Haridwar Railway Station, Uttarakhand
Railway Journey Time Period – (1d 16h)
Chennai ➜ Grand Trunk Express (12605) ➜ Dehradun Shatabdi Express (12017) ➜ Haridwar
You can book any Train from Railway’s official website by Click Here
Once you reached any of these stations, There are various taxi services to Kedarnath.
You can book any taxi or local transport services to Kedarnath there for your comfort and enjoy your journey.
Chennai To Kedarnath By Road :
The distance between Chennai to Kedarnath Temple by road is approx. 2609 km. So this is not a suitable way to go there by road, As it will be very difficult and tiring to drive that much distance.
That is why you can opt by Train or by Flight directly to the Dehradun or Haridwar. It will be suitable for your journey.
After that, you can easily book any taxi service directly to Sonprayag from Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh.
Kedarnath Distance from Major Cities
Note: This distance is directly from the Kedarnath Temple including the Kedarnath Trek which comes after Gaurikund in Rudraprayag.
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