November 24, 2022

Uttarakhand: Soon reach Kedarnath via cable car from Sonprayag

Very soon, a cable car between Sonprayag and Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand will come into being to facilitate the journey of pilgrims. According to reports, the National Wildlife Council (NBWL) has given the long-awaited go-ahead for the development of a ropeway between Sonprayag and Kedarnath Sanctuary in Rudraprayag district, which is likely to give a big boost to tourism religious.

If the reports are confirmed, the 13 km long Sonprayag-Kedarnath cable car project will cost almost INR 1200 crore. Currently, pilgrims can visit the Himalayan shrine via helicopter service.


Although the national wildlife council had already given its approval for the plans in June, final clearance was expected from the NBWL, as conservationists have strongly opposed such a move in the ecologically fragile Himalayan region.

The council took the final decision at its 70th standing committee meeting, chaired by Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav, along with other decisions which were also taken by the NBWL supreme committee.

Yadav after the meeting said that the meeting had deliberated on the proposals forwarded by the States and UTs on the use of land in protected areas and ecologically sensitive areas for the supply of drinking water, the construction of telecommunication towers, the construction of a bridle path and the installation of cable cars to facilitate pilgrims. in difficult terrain.

Referring to the ropeway decision, the minister noted that the committee had recommended the construction to facilitate the journey of thousands of pilgrims visiting Kedarnath Dham during the Kedarnath Yatra.

  1. When does the Chardham Yatra start?
    Every year, the Chardham Yatra begins on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, which usually falls around mid-April or early May.
  2. What exactly is the Char Dham Yatra?
    The Chardham yatra is India‘s most popular religious pilgrimage. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are the four pillars that make up Chardham.
  3. Is it possible to get special darshan tickets for Char Dham temples?
    Only Kedarnath and Badrinath Dhams have VIP darshan counters.