Rudraprayag District
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Rudraprayag District

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Shashi Bhatt




About Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag district is bounded by Uttarkashi District on the north, Chamoli District on the east, Pauri Garhwal District on the south, and Tehri Garhwal District on the south.


History

Rudraprayag District came out from three districts Pauri, Chamoli and Tehri on 16th September 1997. It came into existence out from various blocks from these districts. From Pauri District, Khirsu block was included. From Chamoli District whole of Augustmuni and Ukhimath block and part of Pokhri and Karnprayag block was included and from Tehri District part of Jakholi and Kirtinagar block was included.


General Information

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District HeadquartersRudraprayag
Population2,27,461
Area2328 sq. kms
Altitude800 mts - 8000 mts
Coordinates 30.28°N 78.98°E
Literacy 74.23%
Language Garhwali and Hindi
Clothing Summer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

How To Reach

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Rudraprayag situated at a distance of 159kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Rudraprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag.
The nearest railway stations to Rudraprayag are Kotdwar, located at a distance of 173 km and Rishikesh, situated at a distance of nearly 140 km. This town also doesnt have any facility of railway. Nearest Railway station is in Dehradun too from where you can take bus or a taxi to reach this place. Major cities are connected with railway route to Dehradun, hence you can reach here easily.
Rudraprayag is well-connected by a good network of roads to nearly all the main towns and cities of the region namely Dehradun, Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Pauri, Joshimath, Gopeshwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Nainital, Almora and Delhi are well linked with Rudraprayag by motorable roads. From Delhi, one can take NH 58 to reach Rudraprayag which is about 337 Km away, via Meerut, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Devprayag and Srinagar. If you are coming by your own vehicle then you can reach this place by taking the highway of Dehradun road or Haridwar Dehradun highway to reach this place. If you are coming by bus then there are so many private and state buses which run directly to Rudraprayag. Many travel agencies also provide tours to this city.

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