Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stay at a cave near the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand last month seems to have set a trend amongst the pilgrims. Seeing a surge in the bookings for the cave, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) have decided to build four more caves with one of them to be functional by September, a Hindustan Times report said.
The caves will have amenities like food, call bell, telephone, drinking water, and a washroom.
“Bookings for the meditation cave in Kedarnath have been consistently full since the Prime Minister stayed there.” BL Rana, general manager, GMVN told HT
Situated at a height of 12,000 feet, the current cave Rudra can be booked at Rs 990. Since the prime minister’s visit in May, the temple has witnessed a record footfall of 7.3 lakh, says a Times Of India report. It is reportedly the highest number recorded since the 2013 Uttarakhand flash floods.