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Holiday Destination: Rudraprayag

you can see natural beauty in its glory. Sometime back Rudraprayag was a part of the Chamoli and Tehri districts. However, in 1997, the Kedarnath valley and parts of district Tehri & Pauri were conjoined to form Rudraprayag as a new district. The whole expanse of Rudraprayag is exalted with enormous splendor, many destinations of religious significance and glaciers. Named after Lord Shiva’s Rudra avatar, Rudraprayag has the fortune of being the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Rudraprayag is known as the last stoppage point before pilgrimage treks to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Rudraprayag is dotted with temples which are significant from archeological as well as religious points of view.


Summer: 30°C (maximum) and 15°C (minimum) Winter: 24°C (maximum) and 0°C (minimum).

Tourist Season

All through the year but specially in the months of April to mid-July


Hotel, Bungalows and Private Cottages are available which suit all budgets

General Information of Rudraprayag

Area: 1896 sq km Population: 2,27,461 ( 2001 census). Altitude: 610 m. Climate: Cold in winters, pleasant in summers. Season: Round the year. Clothing: Summers: Cottons. Winters: Woollens. Languages: Garhwali, Hindi and English

Tourist Attraction in or near by Rudraprayag


Koteshwar Temple

The cave temple of Lord Shiva is located on the banks of river Alaknanda. There are several idols which have been formed naturally. It is believed that Lord Shiva meditated here before going to Kedarnath. .



A temple by the name of Agasteshwar mahadev is dedicated to sage Agastya and this temple is also of an archaeological significance; figures of Gods and Goddess have been carved out on stones. On the occasion of Baisakhi a large fair is held and many devotees come here to worship and pay their homage to God. For food and accommodation, a Forest Rest House and private hotels are available. Other facilities include market, bank, hospitals etc. .



This important pilgrim site has the ancient temples of Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwar. The Manikarnik Kund here is said to be the confluence of two streams of Ganga and Yamuna. It is believed that the place is named Gupt or hidden as Lord Shiva hid here for some time to evade the Pandavas.



It lies on the route to Kedarnath and is the winter residence of Lord Kedarnath, as well as the seat of the Rawal (head priest) of the Kedarnath temple.


It 's the trekking base for to Kedarnath. There is a temple of Gauri (Parvati) and hot water springs.

Son Prayag

Son Prayag lies at the confluence of river Basuki and Mandakani. The holy site of Son Prayag is of immense religious significance. It is said that a mere touch of the holy water of Son Prayag helps one to attain the " Baikunth Dham.

Deoria Tal

It is situated on the Chopta-Ukimath road about 2 kms. from road head at Sari village. This lake has captivating surroundings with forest all around. Te reflection of the mighty Chaukhamba peak in the lake creates a beautiful effect. The road is motorable upto Sari, 10 kms. from Ukhimath and from there one has to trek about 2 kms. All arrangements have to be made for a night halt at the spot.

Gandhi Sarovar

A small lake from where Yudhishthir, the eldest of the Pandavas, is believed to have departed to heaven is known as Gandhi Sarovar. The floating ice on the sparkling water is a fascinating site

Vasuki Tal

The charming lake at a height of 4135 metres is surrounded by lofty peaks. It affords an awe inspiring view of the Chaukhamba peaks.




Well connected by road to all the important places of Garhwal divison. Regular bus services are available.


Nearest Airport

For Rudraprayag is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 159 km.


Nearest Railway Station

For Rudraprayag is Rishikesh, 142 km.

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