1. The kedarnath temple is one of the 12 jyotirlinga temple of load Shiva is regarded as one of the holiest sites in Hindus.

2. As according research done by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, kedarnath dham was fully covered in snow for about 400 years.

3. The Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, are said to have completed the kedarnath temple around the eighth century AD.

4. The kedarnth temple is built of large, evenly cut grey stone slabs and is constructed in the traditional manner of north Indian temples.

5. On the site where Lord Shiva is said to have meditated following the death of his wife, Sati, the kedarnath temple is said to have been built.

6. One of the highest temples in the world, the kedarnath temple is situated at a height of 3,583 metres (11,755 ft) above sea level.

7. The only way to get to the Kedarnath temple is on foot, and the trip there is considered as one of the most difficult in the entire world.

8. Due to high snowfall in April during the winter months, the kedarnath temple is only open for six months each year, from April to November.

9. There is an natural spring nearby the kedarnath temple that is revered and believed to have healing powers.

10. A number of lesser shrines and temples, including the kedarnath temples of Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha, surround the main temple at Kedarnath.