This article will guide you on how to reach Kedarnath from Kolkata. If you’re planning to visit the Kedarnath Temple from Kolkata (West Bengal) and have no idea about the journey then you’re in the right place. Here we will give you a complete Travel guide for Kolkata To Kedarnath route Map, the distance by air, train, and road.
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of West Bengal state, India. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911.
Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries, and cultural festivals like Durga pooja. Kolkata people are very religious, hence many devotees of Lord shiva visit Kedarnath from Kolkata every year.
And if you are planning your trip to Kedarnath Yatra in Uttarakhand. Then here we are presenting you with a complete guide on how to reach Kedarnath from Kolkata.
Kolkata to Kedarnath Distance
Note: This distance is directly from the Kedarnath Temple including the Kedarnath Trek which comes after Gaurikund in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand.
Kolkata To Kedarnath distance is 1699 km.
There are no direct flights or any trains or buses between Kolkata 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 Kolkata to Kedarnath is approx. 1699 km.
Kolkata 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 Kolkata
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.
Kolkata To Kedarnath Route Map:
Kolkata ➜ 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.
Kolkata To Kedarnath flights
There is no direct flight connectivity to Kedarnath Temple from Kolkata. The nearest airport to Kedarnath Temple is Jollygrant Airport, Dehradun. Now, this is the only way to reach Kedarnath from Kolkata 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 Kolkata 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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Kolkata To Kedarnath by Train
There is no direct train connectivity to Kedarnath Temple from Kolkata.
The nearest Railway Station for Kedarnath is Rishikesh (227 km), Haridwar (252 km), Dehradun (266 km).
Kolkata 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 Kolkata Railway Station. then your Route will be as shown below.
Hyderabad To Haridwar Railway Route Map
Howrah Railway Station, Kolkata to
➜ (7 Stops)
➜ Kanpur Central, Uttar Pradesh
➜ (3 Stops)
➜ Ghaziabad Junction, Uttar Pradesh
➜ (5 Stops)
➜ Haridwar Railway Station, Uttarakhand
Railway Journey Time Period – (1 d 14 h)
New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12301) ➜ Jodhpur Superfast Express (12307) ➜ Poorva Express (12381) ➜ New Delhi Swarn Shatabdi Express (12003) ➜ New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12033) ➜ Prayagraj Express (12417) ➜ Dehradun Shatabdi Express (12017) ➜ Haridwar SF Express (22917) ➜ Delhi – Rishikesh Passenger (54471) ➜ Nanda Devi AC Express (12401)
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.
Kolkata To Kedarnath By Road :
The distance between Kolkata to Kedarnath Temple by road is approx. 2558 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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