Hindi, Garhwali, English
2328 sq. kms
Trip highlights :
Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple, The Sangam,
The Ganga Aarti in the Evening etc.
STD Codes :
Best time to visit :
Through out the year
Rudraprayag is placed at the concourse of the Alakananda and Mandakini
rivers. These two are the main tributaries of the Ganga. This place is named
after lord Shiva. This place is important as it works as the base to
Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham. Vast natural beauty, places of religious
importance, lakes and snowy peaks all these make it a cool holiday
Rudraprayag has plenty to offer the visitor on his platter. This place will
take you back past and regenerate your acquaintance with our ancient
This small town has a good market which is situated along the banks of
Alkanada. This place has many San Ghats which are Placed of Sangam area.
Every year thousands of devotees come to take bathe into this holy water.
Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple
According to Hindu mythology This temple is the place where Narad Muni once
prayed to th Lord Shiva for eternal Knowledge. An ancient Shivling and a
small idol of Devi Parvati are the Residing deities of this temple. Still
now guru-shishya paramapara is followed by the The Mahants of this temple.
is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. As Lord Shiva's other name
is Kadar that's why this temple is called Kadarnath. In the 8th centuary
A.D. Adi Shankaracharya built this temple .This temple is considered as
amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. This around
1000 years old temple's inner walls are decorated with the Idols of
different deities and several episodes from the mythological fables. As a
guard of Lord Shiva mammothian sculpture of the Nandi Bull stands out side
Vasuki Tal (6 kms)
This is a beautiful lake .It is placed at a hight of 4135 meters is
surrounded by the high peaks.
Kedarnath, Kalpnath,Tungnath, Madmaheshwar and Rudranath are the five
temple of lord Shiva which are known as the Panch Kadar. According to a myth
while eluding Pandavas Lord Shiva's different parts of body appeared in
these laces which are today the most important shrines of Lord Shiva.
Guptkashi (39 kms)
The ancient temples of Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwara are situted in this
place. It is said that to elude Pandavas Lord Shiva hided here. That's why
the place is known as Guptkashi.
Pretty cold in winter like temperature dips in to 8 to15 degree Celsius.
But summers are pleasant.
Rudraprayag Air/Rail/ Road Link
Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. It is just 159
Km s from the main town.
Rishikesh (142 kms) is the main railhead for
By bus and texies Rudraprayag is well connected
with other cities.