At a distance of 5 kms from sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 mts. Gaurikund is the last bus station on the Kedarnath route befor 2013 natural disaster. People used to bath in the hot water pond here and then start walk (yatra) for Kedarnath dham.
Gauri Devi temple is the place where Goddess Parvati meditated to attain Lord Shiva. This place is also associated with the legend of how Ganesha acquired his elephant head. While bathing in the kund.
Gourikund to Kedarnath-
A journey that can never be forgotten and one will cherish to recap its memory in the life time. All along these 14 kms journey snowcaped peaks of Himalaya will be visible in front with Mandakini flowing down the hills. Each curves of the road opens up with a different flavour of nature. The woods, bushes, flowers, springs everything are supplementing each other. Small shops of tea, watter and snacs are available through out the road. Dandis, horses are available for those who are unable to walk. Kedarnath is at a altitude of 3581 mtrs. Usually the road remains open from May to October.
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.RAIL
Nearest Railhead is Rishikesh 223 km.ROAD
Haridwar 248 km, Rishikesh 223 km, Sealsore 57 km, Rudraprayag 84 km, Ukhimath 28 km.