splendours of the Himalayan panorama and the auricular feast by the cuckoo and
thrush birds are offered throughout the journey, one feels thoroughly
debilitated when reaches the last point.
distance between Gaurikund and the principal shrine is exactly 15 km. and it is
the most tedious for any, of any age-group. Three types of conveyance is made
available here. Of them, Kandi is of a special kind and the pilgrim seated in
basket is carried by the porter tying him to his back. The charge starts from Rs.
250/- and goes up to Rs. 350/-, depending upon the weight of the pilgrim. Next
is the Doli. It is a common kind seen in almost all hill temple towns. The
charge is indeed very high, minimum being Rs. 400. The most common and easily
available one is pony. The charge is ranges from Rs. 150/- to Rs. 300/- though
appears to be very high, one cannot but engage it for reaching the feet of the
Kedareswar. The ascent being very difficult along the unmetalled narrow road,
none prefers trekking, except under extraordinary conditions, for special
reasons might be.