Rahul Gandhi begins trek from Dehradun to Kedarnath

Published on April 23, 2015 20:59:59 PM
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday embarked on a yatra to Kedarnath by beginning his 16 km-trek up in the Uttarakhand mountains to pay obeisance at the temple.

Gandhi along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and state Congress chief Ambika Soni reached the Jolly Grant airport in Gaurikund by a government helicopter around 2pm, media-in-charge of the Chief Minister, Surendra Kumar said.

The Congress vice president is set to reach the shrine Friday when its gates will be thrown open for pilgrims.