Excursion In Rudraprayag District


Excursion In Rudraprayag District

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Rudraprayag is situated 34 Kms from Srinagar at an elevation of 610 mts above the sea level. Rudraprayag is blessed with nature's bounty and is named after the Rudra roop of Lord Shiva where he appeared to bless Muni Narad. Rudraprayag lies at the confluence of two rivers Alkananda and Mandakini and is one of the Panch Prayags or five confluences of Alaknanda River. Popular temples of Rudraprayag are Kedarnath , Madhyamaheshwar , Tungnath and Kalimath. The road to two sacred Dham of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath and Badrinath diverts from Rudraprayag, therefore acts as a popular town.


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Augustmuni

Augustmuni

Augustmuni is situated on the banks of Mandakini River in Rudraprayag at an elevation of 1000 mts above the sea level. Augustmuni is known as the place where Rishi Agastya meditated for several years. There is Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple which is dedicated to the Rishi is also known for its architecture. Tourists visiting Augustmuni temple can see the carvings of Gods and Goddesses on the stones. During Baisakhi a large fair is organised here and devotees from different parts take part in large number to pay devotion to God.



Chopta

Chopta

Chopta is situated 24 kms from Rudraprayag at an elevation of 2600 mts above the sea level. Chopta is surrounded with dense forests of rhododendron (burans) and deodar trees. Chopta offers views of the Himalayan ranges and the diverse flora and fauna. Due to this reason this place is also known as mini Switzerland. Travellers visting Chopta also visits Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila Peak.



Guptkashi

Guptkashi

Guptkashi is fairly a large town situated 45 kms from Rudraprayag at an elevation of 1319 mts above the sea level. Guptkashi has a great importance quite like of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi. Guptkashi is known for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, which is similar to the one in Varanasi (Kashi). The other well known temple here is dedicated to Ardhanareshvara, a half man half woman form of Shiva and Parvati.



Jakholi

Jakholi

Jakholi is situated 38 kms from Rudraprayag at an elevation of 550 mts above the sea level. Jakholi is a small village located in the proximity of river Ganges and Mandakini in Rudraprayag district. The village is surrounded by mountains and offers an opportunity to indulge in trekking. Tourists can visit Chamunda Devi Temple and Rudranath Temple along with nearby places such as Agastmuni and Tilwarathe.



Kalimath

Kalimath

Kalimath is situated 40 kms from Rudraprayag at an elevation of 1800 mts above the sea level. Kalimath is on the river Saraswati surrounded by the peaks of Kedarnath . Kalimath is situated close to Ukhimath, and Guptakashi. Kalimath is one of the Siddha Peeths and is famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. A large number of tourists and devotees visit the temple during Navratri.



Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Kedarnath is situated in the Rudra Himalaya range in Rudraprayag District of the northern state of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 3581 mts above the sea level. In Kedarnath lord Shiva is worshipped as one of the twelve Jyotirling (linga of light). This conical protrusion about five feet by four feet or 'Jyothirlingam' is worshipped as the idol in the Kedarnath temple. Other parts emerged at four other places: arms at Tunganath , face at Rudranath , belly at Madhyamaheshwar and the locks of hair with head at Kalpeshwar . All the five shrines are worshipped as Panch Kedar.Kedarnath is highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas.



Khirsu

Khirsu

Khirsu is located 19 mts away from Pauri at an altitude of 1700 mts above the sea level. Khirsu is a peaceful spot, free from pollution. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta in the vicinity is well worth a visit. From here one can get a clear view of many named & unnamed peaks. The tranquillity of the adjoining thick Oak and Deodar forests and apple orchards, is broken only by the chirping of birds. The snow-covered mountains of Khirsu offers a panoramic view of the Central Himalayas and attracts a large number of tourists. Accommodation is available at the Tourist Rest House and Forest Rest House.



Ukhimath

Ukhimath

Ukhimath is located 42 mts away from Rudraprayagat an altitude of 1311 mts above the sea level. Ukhimath is believed to be named after Banasur's daughter Usha. The famous Omkareshwar Temple is located in Ukhimath which is known as the abode of Lord Kedarnath in winters. Moreover, tourists can also see the crafted idol of Lord Shiva in the temple.


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