Sightseeing Places in Rudraprayag
Rudraprayag is named after Lord Shiva(Rudra), located at the holy confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Rudraprayag is 34 Km away from Srinagar Garhwal. The route to Badrinath and Kedarnath are separated from Rudraprayag, so this place has a very big importance. This place is filled with a lot of natural beauty, religious importance, lakes and other famous glaciers in the Rudraprayag district.
Rudraprayag, one of the smallest districts of Uttarakhand, lies on NH 58. The small town of Rudraprayag is located at the junction of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers and has special religious importance for many peoples all over India. The entire area is surrounded by lush green forests and natural beauty. There are some old and religious temples in the town you can visit while planning to see places in Rudraprayag. If you are planning to visit Rudraprayag and searching for hotels in Rudraprayag then there are some popular hotels there you can stay at. Some popular names are Monal Resort etc.
Tourist Places in Rudraprayag
Being a religious place, most of the places to visit in Rudraprayag are temples. Some famous temples in the town are Jagdamba temple, Shiva temple(Koteshwar Mahadev), Dhari Devi and Kedarnath shrine. The Kedarnath town is also located in the Rudraprayag district, the distance between Kedarnath from Rudraprayag is approximately 50.7 Km. Kedarnath is one of the most famous Shiva temples of Uttarakhand(char Dham) for Hindus, with 86 Km total distance(via vehicle + trekking).
There are 3 main tourist places in Rudraprayag where travellers and tourists can visit and spend their time. So let’s see the Rudraprayag sightseeing places where you should go if you are planning to visit Rudraprayag.
15 Best Places to visit in Rudraprayag
There are many beautiful and famous locations to visit in Rudraprayag. You must go if you are in Rudraprayag or planning to go there. The most popular places to visit in Rpg are Kedarnath, Dhari Devi temple, Koteshwar Mahadev temple, Kartik Swami Temple, Chopta Hill station, Tungnath temple, Madhyamaheshwar temple etc.
Koteshwar Mahadev – Shiv Temple
Koteshwar temple is one of the famous temples of Lord Shiva in the Garhwal region, located on the bank of river Alaknanda.
Dhari Devi Temple – Dhari Maa
Dhari Devi or Dhari Ma temple is also located on the holy bank of Alaknanda river near Srinagar Garhwal which is an ancient goddess Devi temple. Where hundreds of visitors visit daily, you can also visit when you are travelling towards Rudraprayag from Srinagar Garhwal.
Augustmuni is a small town, or we can say the village of Rudraprayag district famous for Rishi Augustmuni Maharaj located on the holy banks of Mandakini river. There are other temples and locations in Augustmuni that you can also visit. Augustmuni town is located on the river bank of river Mandakini in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.
Chopta in Uttarakhand, which is also known as the “Mini Switzerland” of Uttarakhand, is located in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand State. Chopta Hill station is located at an altitude of 2700 meters from sea level.
Tungnath is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Chandranath parvat at a height of 3680 meters above sea level. It is the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world. Tungnath is one of the sacred Panch Kedar. Tungnath is one of the best tourist attractions, Chopta is the trekking base to the Tungnath temple.
Guptkashi is another beautiful hilly town of Uttarakhand which is situated 47 km before the Kedarnath shrine. Ukimath is located on the Kedarnath route on the west side of Mandakini river valley at an elevation of, 1319 meters from the sea level. This town has religious importance because there are many ancient Hindu temples located nearby, such as Vishwanath temple and Ardhnareshwar temple.
Kedarnath temple is one of the holy char Dham of Uttarakhand, which is located in the Rudraprayag district. Kedarnath(the base camp Gaurikund) is approx 50 KMS from here, thousands of visitors come here for the darshan of Lord Shiva (Baba Kedar).
Madhyamaheshwar is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Hundreds and thousands of visitors visit the holy temple every year. The temple remains closed in winter due to heavy snowfall.
Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple in Rudraprayag district which is dedicated to God Shiva. The exact location of Omkareshwar temple, in Uttarakhand, is Ukhimath. The temple is located at an elevation of 1300 meters. The holy Doli baba Kedar stays in this temple during winter from November to April month. When Kedarnath is covered with snow, the deity is brought to Omkareshwar temple and baba Kedar is worshiped here during winter.
Deoriatal is a beautiful lake situated at a height of 2438 meters above sea level. During early morning time on a clear day, Deoriatal blesses the tourists with miraculous reflections of Chaukhamba Peaks on its crystal clear water.
Gauri Kund is the base camp city for the Kedarnath trek. It is a Hindu pilgrimage site and base’s camp for the trek to Kedarnath Temple, in Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at an altitude of 6502 feet above mean sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas.
The Kartik Swami Temple is located at 3050 meters from sea level and is located on a marble-type rock which is naturally built. From the temple, you can see a 360-degree view of the Himalayan Range(Himalayas).
Khirsu is a beautiful hill station in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand state. It is located at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. The hill station is 11 Km away from the main Pauri city and 92 Km from Dehradun city. You can visit Khirsu in any season.
Ukhimath is a small town and a Hindu pilgrimage site in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at an elevation of, 1311 meters and at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag.
These are some tourist places to visit in Rudraprayag where you can visit them with your friends, groups and with families also. Some of the destinations are best to visit in summer and some in winter.