Rudraprayag Tourism - Rudraprayag Information

Welcom to Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag lie at 35 kms away from Srinagar at an altitude of 610 m. It is the destination from where the roadway of Kedarnath and Badrinath get diverted. Rudraprayag is a municipality town in Uttarakhand state which is also one of the major Panch Prayag(major five confluences). Here, River Alakananda and Mandakini rivers are confluence. One of the destination of Chardham called Kedarnath lies at 86km away from here.

Places of Attraction in Rudraprayag

Guptkashi : Guptkashi is holy place sacred with the shrine of Lord Shiva that lies on the route of Kedarnath before 47kms. On the west side of the Guptkashi, Mandakini River valley is ridge at an elevation of 1,319 m. Guptkashi is famous for two temples, Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwar. Two water streams of Ganga and Yamuna meets in Manikarnik Kund which is the major source of attraction of Guptakshi. Guptkashi is situated on the mountainous area of Ukhimath town.

Kedarnath : At an altitude of 3584 m, one of the crowded pilgrimages among Chardham is Kedarnath. When Pandavas are living on Kedarnath, then Lord Shiva hid himself on the form of bull and on finding out, he leaves the earth. Ancient Lord Shiva shrine is craved in the Temple and many pilgrims visit every year during Chaardham Yatra. Near Kedarnath Temple, Chorbari Glacier is located which is flanked by Kedarnath Peak which is covered with silver white snow. Most remote Dham among Char Dhams, but one of the most majestically beautiful, Kedarnath remains closed for the six months of winters due to unbearable temperatures and heavy snowfall.

Rudranath Temple : Lying on the confluence of Alaknanda river and Madakini river, temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where he blessed Narad Muni as emerged on the face of Rudravatar who at the time was revering lord to master the art of music.

Gaurikund : Garikund is a very blessed place situated at 34 km at Guptkashi. From that point, Kedarnath Trip started. As per the legends, it is believed that Lord Shiva agreed to marry Mata Parvati in Gaurikund and named after that. This places also lushes the beauty of Vashuki river, where thermal hot spring is also located in that place.

Triyuginarayan : Triyuginarayan is a small village site of capital of Himvat Khand where Lord Shiva and Mata Sati Devi married during the Satyug. A four cornered Havan Kund is considered to be the one that was used for lighting the fire for the wedding. It is believed that the fire in the Havan Kund is burning still. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu where so many devotees visit with the purpose of pilgrimage. The architecture of Mandir is is so much beautiful and is like as Kedarnath temple. Three other kunds located there: Rudrakund, Vishnukund and Brahmakund which are major source of attraction among torurists.It is believed that the kund’s water comes from the navel of Lord Vishnu. And the source of kund is Saraswati Kund. Also believed that the kund solves the problem of infertility in women.

Kalimath : Dedicated to Mata Kali, one of the famous temple in Rudraprayag is Kalimath. It is regarded as one of the Siddha Peeth by believers. During Navarati, devotees used to have a crowd in that area.

Sonprayag : Sonprayag is believed that is the place where Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati married. Situated at an altitude of 1829 m is bordered by natural beauty and glorious snowcapped mountains, and also a place where River Mandakini meets River Basuki. Believers have methodology that they achieve Baikunt Dham with the touch of water.

Khirsu : Khirsu is unknown and untouched area but one of the most beautiful destinations among travallers and is known for its pollution free air which lies at an altitude of 1700 m. It has very cool environment because of its covering with snowy mountains from all sides. Tourists visits nearer destinations from there like Kondilya, Ulkha Giri, Pauri Grhwal. Also situated in the area of an ancient God Ghandiyal temple.

Ukhimath : Also referred as winter Kedarnath, Ukhimath is the house of Lord Kedarnath during winter season, when the Kedarnath is shut down. Ukhimath is also a very beautiful hill station that reflects the great beauty of the Himalayas. In the lower hills of the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, rested at a height of 1300 m, the hill station charms devotees and travelers alike from all parts of the state and country. During winter heavy snowfall shut downs Kedarnath and Lord Madhyamaheswar so that it welcomes the travellers from all over the country.

Augustyamuni : Kedarkhand was one period during Indian revered Guru(teachers) Austyamuni’s period. Augustyamuni is a town area where Maharshi Augustyamuni used to teach his students. It lies on the bank of Mandakini River and very important destination for Char Dham yatra where Helipad is built to comfort the pilgrims who travels by helicopter. This place is bounded by beautiful Himalayas on the bank of River Mandakini. The place is pleasures you with full of magical spirituality. The cool flow of River mandakini is utterly charming in appearance.

Koteshwar Mahadev Temple : Koteshwar Mahadev Temple lies on the bank of Alaknanda River. Its one of the cave Temple in Kedarnath where it is believed that Lord Shiva meditated during his way to Kedarnath. Natural idol can be seen inside there. Large number of devotees visit there during Shivratri festival.

Chandrashila : According to the legend, Lord Rama meditates in this peak. This peak lies at 1.5 km away from Tungnath. It’s an exemplar of beauty of nature in Rudraprayag. The trekking trail is not easy there but enough patterns to walk on. One will also find a small temple on the top of the peak and exquisite sights of nature all around.

Kartik Swami : Kartik Swami is the temple that is dedicated to son of Lord Shiva Kumar Kartekya, which lies at an altitude of 3050 m. As per the legend, the competition between sons of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati i.e. Lord Ganesh and Kumar Kartekya for the privilege of taking faster round of Universe will be worshipped first was made, when the cleverness of Lord Ganesha impressed Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati and he win. That made Kartekya angry and he gave his flesh to Mata Parvati and bones to Lord Shiva. These bones are seen there in the temple where the devotees worship that bone today.

How to Reach Rudraprayag

By Flight : The nearest airport from Rudraprayag is Jolly Grant Airport that lies in 160 km away in Dehradun. You can take a direct flight from New Delhi to Jolly Grant Dehradun Airport then travel here through roadways.

By Train : The nearest railway station from Rudraprayag is Rishikesh Railway Station which lies at 140 kms away from Rudraprayag. Riishikesh has well connected railway services from other major destinations of India. So you can take a train from these destination to Rishikesh and travel to Rudraprayag through roadways.

By Roadways : You can get buses and cab from Rishikesh or other major destinations as per the roadway is well managed and connected with Rudraprayag.