Rudraprayag â€“Accredited as the Top Spot in Uttarakhand Tourism, the site is obviously the best place to visit. The Presence of Holy River Alaknanda and Mandakini sparkles the significance of the place, which are also the two amongst five major rivers (Panch Prayag) originating from Garhwal Himalayas.
The name Rudraprayag is derived from the Sanskrit Word â€œRudraâ€ which is one of the facets of Lord Shiva.
Hindu Mythology stated that Lord Shiva appears here to bless Nard Muni. Why lots Of Shiva Temples are seen nearby is just justified with this. Also the Place Is Located Near To Kedarnath Dham and Badrinath Temple
Strewn in a Total Area of 1896 Sq Km holding an Average Population of 227,439 L, with high Literacy Rate Of 74.23%, the place is an important destiny in Char Dham pilgrim Yatra. Also Rudraprayag is situated close to Badrinath & kedar Dham.
Best Places to Visit In Rudraprayag
The name of the site is derived from the name of the saint Augustmuni. The place is about 19 Km far from Rudraprayag and houses an alluring Cave Temple in commemoration of Augustmuni. As per manuscript, it is believed that saint Augustmuni stayed here to spread heavenly and human nature purposes, thus temple got its name.
â€œPanch Kedarâ€ also known as â€œFive Kedarâ€ lying in the valley between The Rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi is an un-omissible spot.
One of the Panch Kedar Site is a 6kms long Glacier located around 3 Kms from Kedarnath. Mesmerizing Destiny Lake of Gandhi Sarovar sits amidst The Rock Face and the Right Lateral Moraine of the Chorbari Glacier.
The Location is entirely covered in lofty Peaks at a very high elevation. Breathtaking view of Chaukhamba Peaks can be seen from here.
Quite an assertive spot in Rudraprayag is exactly 25 Km from North East Guptkashi at an attitude of 3289 Meters Far, making for panoramic views of Great Himalyas. The Road linked to Guptkashi terminate in Kalimath; from where begins trek to Madmaheshwar.
Located on the route to Kedarnath, Ukhimath is quite eminent as the Winter Home of Lord Kedarnath as well as the Residence of Rawal of Kedar shrine. The site is 40kms far from from Rudraprayag.
The conjunction point of River Mandakani and Basuki is this sacred spot that lies exactly on prime Kedarnath Route. The site is just 5 Kms from Gaurikund. There is a firm belief among Hindu religion that touching of the holy water of Son Prayag Helps attaiin The â€œBaikunth Dham".
Around 72 KM from Rudraprayag, the place is one of the trekking bases To Kedarnath. A Gauri shrine having hot water spring in the complex is a must visit for pilgrims.
39kms from Rudraprayag is this location popular for the epic Temple Ardhnareshwar and Vishwanath.
One of the highest Shiva shrine in Panch Kedar, this site is situatesituated at a altitude of 4090m. Chopra is the closes road head to this place approximately 4Km from the destiny.
One of the recommended destines in Rudraprayag. The place is exactly 25kms from Son Prayag. It is believed that marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvatiâ€™s Marriage was conducted at this place. The eternal blaze held for the marriage still burns here.
A popular cave temple in Rudraprayag which is a glory to Lord Shiva is situated on the banks of the River Alaknanda. Lots of Ancient Idols are spotted here, commonly including Shiva Ling.
A beautiful small village rooted in the vicinity of river Mandakini and Ganges in Rudraprayag district is most loved for its mountainous surroundings. The location provides a good time getting into trekking. Rudranath Temple and Chamunda Devi Temple are important places for pilgrims here. Nearby places such as Tilwarathe and Auguastmuni can be visited if time allows.
Situated at a height 3584 Meters and about 86 Km from Rudraprayag, it is one of the holiest pilgrim places and an important part of Char Dham Yatra.
Best Time to Visit Rudraprayag
One place that is a must visit whether during sunny summers or freezing winters. One can enjoy the unfurling and changing natural beauty of Rudraprayag during different time of season.
Best time still would be between November and June as these are the favorable months of becoming the spectator of serenity of Rudraprayag.
Temperature remains moderate ranging from 20Â°C to 36Â°C, with bright sunshine and cool winds , making trekking to temples and other excursions a rejuvenating affair.
Rudrapraryag is a natureâ€™s paradise with trees swinging from heavy winds/rainfall, sky changing colors and soil sending breathtaking aroma. Starting from July till end of September, the liveliness that this season brings to the place can be enjoyed along with drop in temperature from 27Â°C to 21Â°C.
Time to grab the snow in your hands, with temperatures dropping down to 0Â°C or even below, the district is something not to be missed in winters (Mid December to Mid February)
How to Reach Rudraprayag?
Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the Nearest Airport to ThisthisPlaceplace about156 km away from the destination. Transport facility is easily available from the airport for places in Rudraprayag.
Rishikesh being the nearest railway station is 141 km away from Rudraprayag. Travelers from other major states or cities of India should de-board at Haridwar rail head which is another 20 km away from Rishikesh. Cabs are available from Rishikesh to reach Rudraprayag.
Good connectivity through buses that travel to and fro from Delhi to Rudraprayag and Rishikesh/Haridwar, from where another bus can be boarded to the destinations.