Kedarnath Dham Yatra admin Published: 22 Feb, 2020

Pilgrims to Get Extra 17 Days for Kedarnath Yatra in 2020

A new chapter, will be added to the Kedarnath Yatra in 2020, which will be different in two ways. First, by the number of days to which it will extend, and second, by the number of devotees who will be undertaking it. The portals of Kedarnath Temple, which is part of the Char Dham in Uttarakhand, located in the Garhwal Himalayas, will open on 29th April and close on 16th November 2020, on the occasion of Bhai Dooj, the first time that it will remain open for more than 200 days.

If you are planning your Kedarnath Yatra in 2020, you will be pleased to know that compared to other years, the portals of Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand will remain open for an extra time period of 17 days. It is also expected that more than 15 lakhs devotees will undertake the yatra. Shrinivas Posti, a senior pilgrimage priest, said that in the past decade, this is the first time that the doors of the Kedarnath Dham will remain open for more than 200 days.

The Kedarnath Temple will remain open for devotees of Char Dham Yatra for 202 days, which is the highest compared to the previous six years. Last year, the portals of Kedarnath were open for 185 days. Even then, the number of devotees taking the yatra exceeded 10 lakhs, which was in itself a great achievement in the history of Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand.

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Expressing his pleasure over the new development, Mohan Prasad Thapliyal, the senior pilgrimage priest, said, “This year, the portals of Kedarnath Temple will remain open for more than 200 days, which will allow devotees to visit the holy shrine of Baba Kedar in the greatest numbers. Every kind of effort is being made to ensure that the devotees to this temple, as well as other temples, are able to access every kind of facility to ensure that their yatra is comfortable and enjoyable”.

Comparison of number of devotees & Kedarnath Yatra duration in the past years

Year Duration of the pilgrimage Number of devotees
2014 165 40,922
2015 172 1,54,385
2016 177 3,09,764
2017 167 4,71,235
2018 179 7,31,991
2019 185 10,00,021

We are sure you are as pleased, and excited, to receive this news as the rest of the devotees. You can now plan your Kedarnath Yatra Char Dham Trip in 2020 with incredible Char Dham Yatra packages, which don’t just come at unbeatable prices but ensures that you are offered the best of transport, accommodation & comfort during the course of the yatra.

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