Rudraprayag Hill Station
Rudraprayag is one of the best hill stations situated at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Mandakini River. It is additionally one of the panch prayags or five confluence of Alaknanda River. Favored with splendid natural excellence, lakes and streams, spots of religious significance, the hill station of Rudraprayag is best portrayed with ‘Abode of God’. It has an exceptional religious place for some devotees also.
Activities: Sighting and Nature Walk
Best Places To Visit:
1. Koteshwar Mahadev Temple: Situated on the bank of river Alaknanda, the Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is a holy shrine of Lord Shiva. It is a said that Lord Shiva during his journey to Kedarnath meditated here in the cave where his idol formed naturally.
2. Tungnath: Tungnath Temple is located at a height of 3,680 m and is the highest Shiva temple among the Panch Kedars. Here, Lord Shiva is worshiped as one of the Panch Kedars. It is a famous place to visit in the vicinity.
3. Ukhimath: Ukhimath is a spot where Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar is worshipped during winters as the Kedarnath Temple stays shut at that time. The tremendous perspective of snow-topped mountains from here is enchanted which attracts enormous vacationer and enthusiasts.
4. Gaurikund: Gaurikund is the base camp of Kedarnath trek and has a temple devoted to Goddess Gauri. The main attraction of this little hamlet is its hot water springs.
5. Kedarnath: Kedarnath is the major attraction of the region and is one amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas and Panch Kedars of Lord Shiva. Dating back to 8th century, the place at a height of 3581 meters above the sea level is a great spot of religious importance. Devotees and pilgrims from distant places comes here to offers their requets to God.
Other major attractions include: Vasuki Tal, Son Prayag, Trijuginarayan, Agastya Muni, Panch Kedar, Madhyamaheshwar, Chorbari Bamak Glacier, Hanuman Chhatti, Mandakini River, Deoria Taal etc.
Best Time To Visit: October to March