Rudraprayag Hill Station



. Rudraprayag, 34Km from Srinagar, is one of the most visited and must visit places for CharDham pilgrims as it is where the way to Kedarnath and Badrinath divide. Kedarnath is 87Km from Rudraprayag and the route is through Agastmuni, Chandrapuri and Ukhimath. Badrinath is 157Km from Rudraprayag passing through Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag, Joshimath and Vishnuprayag.

Mandakani River is most important river of the district which is originated from Kedarnath joins another holy river Alaknanada at Rudraprayag Sangam. Both the rivers are the life line of the district and fulfill all water related desires of the district.

Mandakani River is most important river of the district which is originated from Kedarnath joins another holy river Alaknanada at Rudraprayag Sangam. Both the rivers are the life line of the district and fulfill all water related desires of the district.

Magnificent Himalayan peaks, playful sacred rivers and varied diversity of flora and fauna that tourists get to view from Rudraprayag keep them engrossed in the beauty of nature and fill with fresh air. Town Rudraprayag named after the holy confluence Rudraprayag offers the visitors with splendor natural beauty and a market to buy goods.

Topurist Attraction in Rudraprayag                                                                                            

Gaurikund: Gaurikund is the commencement point of the trek of 14kms to the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. The place is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and a temple Gauri is also situated here. It is believed that Lord Shiva accepted to marry Parvati at this place and married her in Trijuginarayan. The place offers vivid greenery with Vasuki Ganga flowing from below. Gaurikund is situated 66kms from Rudraprayag. The place also has natural thermal springs.

Trijuginarayan: It is the holy place where Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. Trijuginarayan is situated 12kms from Sonprayag. The immortal flame is still burning around which the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were solemnised.

Kedarnath: Kedarnath is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrims of India with Lord Shiva as its residing deity. This holy site is situated at an altitude of 3,584mts above sea level in the foot of legendary snow capped Himalayan peaks. The temple is located 80kms from Rudraprayag. Gaurikund is the commencement point of the 14km trek to Kedarnath. The temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya in the early 8th century. The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India and the main temple of Panch Kedar. Kedarnath remains closed during winters as the region is prone to heavy snowfall.

Chopta: Chopta is popularly known as Mini Switzerland or the Switzerland of Uttaranchal. The number of tourists visiting Chopta has increased in recent years and the region has become popular vacation spot for adventure lovers and explorers. Tungnath, the Shiva temple at highest altitude is situated only 3.5kms away from Chopta which should be covered on foot or by pony. Chopta is situated 64km from Rudraprayag. The region showers tourists with natural beauteousness during winters.

Khirsu: Khirsu is situated 56kms from Pauri at an altitude of 1700mts above sea level. Khirsu is situated in a tranquil place with numerous oak trees, deodar trees and apple orchards around. Located in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state, Khirsu affords captivating views of the imposing Himalayan range.

Ukhimath: Ukhimath is an important destination of Rudraprayag district as this place is the home of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar during winters. Ukhimath is mainly inhabited by the Rawal's who are the head priests (pundits) of Kedarnath. Okhimath is situated 37kms from Rudraprayag. Snow capped peaks of the majestic Himalayan range can be easily seen from here.

Rudraprayag | Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Rudraprayag is from March to October escaping monsoon months to escape heavy rain that damages road as it did this year. The flood of June 16th 2013 destroyed temples, houses and claimed numerous lives.

Rudraprayag can also be visited during winter when the weather is cool and pleasing to walk with heavy woolen clothes.

Rudraprayag | How to Reach?

By air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Dehradun 154Km from Rudraprayag. Tourists need to apply other means of transportation from Jolly Grant airport to reach Rudraprayag.

By rail: Rishikesh railway station, 138Km from Rudraprayag, is the nearest railhead connected to Haridwar railway station 24Km from Rishikesh and Haridwar railway station is a bigger station connected to all the cities of the country.

By road: Regular bus service is from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag, 141Km away. Tourists can reach Rishikesh from New Delhi and other parts of the country passing through Haridwar.

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