About Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand
Rudraprayag – a site which acquired top spot in Uttarakhand Tourism, obviously it is one the best place
to visit. The holy river presence of Mandakini and Alaknanda glitters the place importance. These two
rivers are the major among the five major rivers originating from Garhwal Himalayas cause the scared
river confluence namely Panch prayag.
It is a belief that name Rudraprayag is derived from the Sanskrit word Rudra which is one of the aspect of Hindu lord Shiva. Epics stated that god Shiva appears here to bless Nard Muni. That is reason why you can see lots of Shiva temples nearby area. The place Rudra prayag is one of the significant destiny in Char Dham Pilgrim Yatra, also the place is located near to Kedarnath Dham and Badrinath temple
Official Name- Rudraprayag
District Headquarters- Rudraprayag
State – Uttarakhand
Famous Tourist spots in Rudraprayag- Koteshwar Temple, Augustmuni, Ukhimath, Madmaheshwar,
Tungnath, Alaknanda River etc.
Total Area – 1896 Sq Km
Average Population - 227,439 l
Literacy rate of Rudraprayag - 74.23%
Places To Visit in Rudraprayag
The name itself derived from the name of Saint Augustmuni. You can see a beautiful cave temple in the name of Augustmuni over there. It is approximately 19 Km far from Rudraprayag. It is a belief that pandit Augustmuni is stayed here for his divine purposes. That is why the temple gets his name
One of the famous cave temples in Rudraprayag which is worshipped by Lord Shiva.
It located in the banks of the river Alaknanda. You can see lots of ancient idols over there, mostly including Shiva ling.
“Panch Kedar” or “Five Kedar” that lie in the valley which between the rivers Bhagirathiand Alaknanda
One of the holiest pilgrim places which located an altitude of 3584 meters in the Himalayan
peaks. Approximately it is 86 km far from Rudraprayag
It is one Panch Kedar site which is approximately 6kms long glacier is approximately 3 kms from Kedarnath. Beautiful destiny Lake of Gandhi Sarovar located between the rock face and the right lateral moraine of the Chorbari Glacier.
The location is approximately 4135 meter which is entirely surrounded by lofty peaks. The place offers you an inspiring view of Chaukhamba peaks
It is one of the dominant site which is approximately set an attitude of 3289 meters far, the place is exactly 25 km far from the north east Guptkashi. The road which is connected to the Guptkashi ends in Kalimath; from there you can trek up to Madmaheshwar.
This Panch Kedar site which is located approximately located 4090 meter above, it is one of the highest Shiva shrine in the Panch Kedars. Nearest road head to this location is Chopra which approximately 4Km away far from the destiny.
One fabulous approximately 39 kms away from Rudraprayag. This spot is famous for the ancient temple Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwar.
The site which is 40 km away from Rudraprayag, it situate on the route to Kedarnath, Ukhimath is well known as the winter residence of lord Kedarnath as well as the home place of Rawal of the Kedarnath temple.
This holy place is the meeting point of river Basuki and Mandakani which lies exactly on the main Kedarnath route. The place is exactly 5 kms away from Gaurikund. Peoples believe that the touch of the holy water of son prayag helps to attain the “Baikunth Dham".
The location is approximately 72 KM away from Rudraprayag; the location is one of the trekking bases to Kedarnath. You can see a temple of Gauri which having hot springs.
One of the finest destinies in Rudraprayag. The location is exactly 12 KMS away from son prayag. Epics stated that lord Shiva and the parvati’s marriage are held over here in this place. The everlasting flame held for the marriage is still burns here.
How can I reach Rudraprayag?
By air – The nearest airport to this place is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun which is approximately 159
far from the destiny
By Rail- The nearest rail way station is Rishikesh which is approximately 142 KM far from the destiny
By road – The place Rudraprayag is well connected with various roads and towns of the region