Gaurikund Travel Guide (Char Dham)
Gauri Kund is an important Hindu pilgrimage site on the way to Kedarnath, which is another 14 kms uphill from there. It is situated at an altitude of more than 6000 feet in the Garhwal Himalayas.
Gaurikund during Char Dham Yatra
Gaurikund is base camp for Kedarnath trek and pilgrims take a night halt before starting trek to Kedarnath temple during their Char Dham yatra.
Gaurikund is the final roadhead towards Kedarnath and here one continues their yatra towards Badrinath.
Gaurikund History and Mythology
Gauri Kund is connected with Shiva's wife Parvati, also known as Gauri in various parts of India. In Hindu folklore, Gauri committed Herself to penance involving many ascetic and yogic practices to win over Shiva's affections.
Local tradition claims that Gauri Kund is the spot where Gauri lived while carrying out these practices and it was here that Shiva finally admitted His love for Her. They were finally married at Triyugi Narayan, which is not too far away.
This pilgrimage site boasts of a natural hot spring and this is one of the reasons that supposedly prompted Gauri to pick this as a place to indulge in hard penance. A portion of the tank or kund has been covered to serve as the bathing place for ladies.
This place is also associated with the legend of how Ganesha acquired his elephant head.
Gaurikund in Char Dham Road Route Plan
Haridwar - Rishikesh - Chamba - Tehri - Dharasu - Barkot - Sayana Chatti - Hanuman Chatti - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Harsil - Gangotri (Gaumukh) - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Augustmuni - Phata - Sitapur - Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Ukhimath - Chopta - Gopeshwar - Chamoli - Pipalkoti - Joshimath (Auli) - Govindghat - Hanuman Chatti - Badrinath - Nandprayag - Karnprayag - Devprayag
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Gaurikund Hotels and Resorts
There are few options for accommodation in Gaurikund during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of hotels, resorts, guest houses in Gaurikund.
List of Gaurikund Hotels
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