The sanctuary is located in the Himalayan Highlands with an elevation ranging from 1,160 m (3,810 ft) (near Phata) to the Chaukhamba peak at 7,068 m (23,189 ft) in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath Sanctuary in Uttrakhand is an exotic sanctuary dotted with an abundance of flora and fauna.
Sprawling over an area of 967 sq km, the sanctuary was established in the year 1972 in Chamoli district. In the land of high mountains, lies the sprawling 967 sq. kms.Kedarnath Sanctuary, established in the year 1972. Garhwal Himalayas offer a breathtakingly spectacular view of snow-clad mountains, valleys and forests. The Kedarnath Sanctuary in Uttrakhand is an exotic sanctuary dotted with an abundance of flora and fauna. At this picturesque sanctuary you can witness a variety of wildlife such as the Snow Leopard, Snow Cock, Musk Spotted Deer, Tahr, Leopard, Serow and several species of birds.
The sanctuary has a large number of Hindu temples located within its area. These are the Kedarnath temple, Mandani, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Ansuya Devi and Rudranath.
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 252kms.RAIL
The nearest railhead at Rishikesh, 235kms.ROAD
The road to Kedarnath diverts from Rudraprayag and goes alongi Mandakini valley. The road distances from Kedamath are: Rambara 7 kms. (Trek) Gaunkund 14 (Trek) Sonprayag 19 kms, Guptakashi 47 kms., Kund 56 kms., Tilwara 84 kms., Rudraprayag 93 kms., Chopta o 87 kms., Mandalll3 kms. and Chamoli 136 kms. Ponies, dandis and porters are available at Gaurikund, the starting point of the 14 kms. trek to Kedamath. Gaurikund is connected by direct bus services to 'Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rudraprayag and Ukhimath.