(4000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Uttarakhand | India
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Guptkashi is categorised as Pilgrimage

Vishwanath Temple
Triyuginarayan Temple - Photo Courtesy - Naresh Balakrishnan
Madhyamaheshwar (Photo Courtesy: FlickreviewR)

Reasons to Visit
  • Guptakashi is base point to visit Kedarnath Temple, one of the Jyotirlinga and part of the Char Dham yatra and one of the Panch Kedars.
  • Kedarnath is accessible by 13 km walk / hike and therefore a stay in Guptkashi is often mandatory for pilgrims travelling to Kedarnath.
  • Guptakashi is also home to ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva similar to the one in Varanasi (Kashi).
  • Guptakashi is home to a temple dedicated to Ardhanareshvara (a half man half woman form of Shiva and Parvati).
  • Guptakashi has significance linked to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
  • Guptakashi and its religious importance is considered next to that of Varanasi. It has the scenic backdrop of the snow covered peaks of Chaukhamba and enjoys a cool weather throughout the year
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Dehradun (221 kms), Ghaziabad (392 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh (183 kms), Haridwar (203 kms), Dehradun (221 kms)
  • Guptkashi is an Ex-Dehradun Getaway

Guptkashi has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Adventure / Camp2

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4 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Guptkashi

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)2

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List of Holidays for Guptkashi


  • Ek-Dham - Kedarnath (4 Nights)

Short Break

  • Do Dham - Kedarnath and Badrinath (6 Nights)


  • Char Dham - Itinerary (10 Nights)
  • Teen Dham- Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath (8 Nights)

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Guptkashi has 1 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Helicopter Tickets1

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Helicopter Tickets

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Gupkashi to Kedarnath by HelicopterRs. 7778

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Destination Ideas

  • Chopta Valley Experience - Panch Kedar, Trekking, Bird watching
  • Kedarnath Pilgrimage
  • Panch Kedar Trek – Ultimate Shiva Pilgrimage
  • Winter Chaar Dham - A Travel Idea for Uttarakhand

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Vishwanath Temple at Guptkashi is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered similar to the one in Varanasi.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Ardhanareshvara is a Lord Shiva temple in Guptkashi where Lord Shiva is depicted as half man half woman form of Shiva and Parvati.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ukhimath is a pilgrimage at 4000 ft asl at 41 kms from Rudraprayag. During winters, the idols from Kedarnath temple and Madhyamaheshwar (Panch Kedar) are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped here for six months.Ukhimath is used as base for visiting Madhmaheshwar (Second kedar), Tungnath ji (Third kedar) and Deoria Tal(natural fresh water high altitude lake).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Triyuginarayan Temple (6500 ft asl) is a Hindu temple at 28 kms from Guptkashi dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Shiva's marriage to Goddess Parvati was witnessed by Vishnu here. A feature of this temple is an eternal flame believed to be burning from ancient times.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kedarnath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only between the May to end Oct / Mid-Nov. Kedarnath temple is accessed on foot or pony from Guptmashi (13 kms) or via a helicopter ride (from a base 23 kms from Rudraprayag). Kedarnath is also one of the Panch Kedar temples in the area. There is a samadhi mandir dedicated to Adi Shankara behind the Kedarnath temple which is also visited alongwith Kedarnath.
    Temple or Holy Place, Adventure
    Lord Shiva, Trekking, Jyotirlinga
    A Lord Shiva temple at 25 kms trek from Guptkashi and one of the Paanch Kedars. The road from Guptkashi to Kalimath and the trek from Kalimath to Madhmaheshwar provide the scenic beauty of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Neelkanth peaks.
    Temple or Holy Place, Adventure
    Lord Shiva, Trekking

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Nearest Airport in Guptkashi
  • Jolly Grant Airport ( DED ) , Dehradun-221 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Guptkashi
  • Rishikesh ( RKSH ), Rishikesh-183 Kms
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