Rudraprayag District

Rudraprayag District | POPULATION | Rudraprayag District | Tourism
Rudraprayag District | Tourism
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Uttarakhand Guide

Rudraprayag, 34Km from Srinagar, is one of the most visited and must visit places for CharDham pilgrims as it is where the way to Kedarnath and Badrinath divide. Kedarnath is 87Km from Rudraprayag and the route is through Agastmuni, Chandrapuri and Ukhimath. Badrinath is 157Km from Rudraprayag passing through Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag, Joshimath and Vishnuprayag.

Magnificent Himalayan peaks, playful sacred rivers and varied diversity of flora and fauna that tourists get to view from Rudraprayag keep them engrossed in the beauty of nature and fill with fresh air. Town Rudraprayag named after the holy confluence Rudraprayag offers the visitors with splendor natural beauty and a market to buy goods.

HOW-TO REACH

Rudraprayag District | How to Reach?

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Dehradun 154Km from Rudraprayag. Tourists need to apply other means of transportation from Jolly Grant airport to reach Rudraprayag.
  • By Train: Rishikesh railway station, 138Km from Rudraprayag, is the nearest railhead connected to Haridwar railway station 24Km from Rishikesh and Haridwar railway station is a bigger station connected to all the cities of the country. Tourists need to apply roadways after Rishikesh raiway station. Dehradun railway station is 179Km from Rudraprayag.
  • By Road: Regular bus service is from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag, 141Km away. Tourists can reach Rishikesh from New Delhi and other parts of the country passing through Haridwar.

Rudraprayag District | Places to See

  • Ukhimath: During winter, the worship of lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar is performed in Ukhimath of Rudraprayag district as Kedarnath temple remains closed due to heavy
  • snowfall. At 1,317 meters above sea level, Ukhimath provides spectacular view of snow capped Himalayan peaks and also houses ancient temples dedicated to Usha (daughter of Banasur from whom Ukhimath derives its name), lord Shiva, goddess Parvati, Aniruddha and Mandata.
  • Joshimath: Gateway to several mountain climbing expeditions, trekking route to major Char Dham pilgrimage Badrinath, Joshimath in Chamoli district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand is 6,150 meters above sea level. The Narsinha temple of Bhavishya Badri denoting the future Badri and one among Panch Badri sits majestically at Joshimath. Trek for 10Km and you will reach Tapovan with hot water spring and enthralling beauty of Dhauliganga comes to your sight.
  • Hanuman Chhatti: Temple dedicated to Hanuman, Hanuman Chhatti is believed to be the place where second Pandava Bheema of Hindu holy epic Mahabharata met with god Hanuman- the monkey form of lord Shiva incarnated to support lord Vishnu who had incarnated in the form of lord Rama during Treta Yuga. Hanuman appeared in Dwapar Yuga in front of Bheema in the form of old Monkey with its tail spread long on the way through which Bheema was going to pick a flower for Draupadi during their exile. Hanuman did so to test the strength of Bheema who boasted about his strength. Not being able to lift the tail of Hanuman, Bheema realized that it was not a normal monkey but lord Shiva himself had come to bless him.
  • Major tourist destinations in Rudraprayag District are – Rudranath  |  Devprayag  |  Karnaprayag  |  Tungnath  |  Kedarnath  |   Hemkund Sahib
  • Major tourist destinations nearby Rudraprayag District are – Valley of Flowers |  Badrinath | Nandprayag  |  Vishnuprayag 
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