Where Alaknanda meets Mandakini

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Hindi, Garhwali

Days

March-November

Dehradun Airport
20℃ to 30℃

Rudra Prayag Tourism

Lying on the confluence of the two most pious rivers which make Ganga what it is, Alaknanda and Mandakini, Rudraprayag truly is a gift from nature. Such confluences are very rare, but India has the privilege of having quite a few of them. There are quite a few things which make a place a good tourist place including hills and valleys, snow-capped mountains, legendary rivers, green forests and there are very very rare places which have the fortune of having them all, and one such very special place is Rudraprayag. It is bliss, a gift and an experience to cherish for an entire lifetime.

Nestled in the ever beautiful Garhwali Hills, it holds a lot of religious value as well. Lying on the confluence of the two rivers which together make up the Ganga river makes it one of the most sacred places on the entire planet. This confluence is not just celebrated by the humans, most importantly Hindus, but nature as well. When two rivers join to form another river, it tells the world it has become stronger, more pious, bringing out the best in each other, and such a confluence is celebrated by nature by being at its very best there!

Attractions

Khirsu

1.Khirsu

17 kilometres from city centre

Located around 92 kms from the state capital Dehradun, Khirsu is a pretty, quiet, little hill station in the Pauri Garhwal district. For a little v...

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Ukhimath

2.Ukhimath

28 kilometres from city centre

Ukhimath is known as the winter seat of Kedarnath as it becomes the home for Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar during the winters. Situated at an ...

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Augustmuni

3.Augustmuni

13 kilometres from city centre

Augustmuni is a small town situated on the banks of river Mandakini. There is a temple dedicated to one of India's greatest educators ever, Rishi A...

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Guptakashi

4.Guptakashi

28 kilometres from city centre

Located in the Garhwal Himalayas, Guptakashi is quite a large village at an elevation as high as 4327 feet. What Guptakshi is famous for is the Vis...

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Chopta

5.Chopta

1 kilometres from city centre

Chopta, a part of the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary, is a place which can be used to define heaven. It has many features and functionalities, and to...

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Gaurikund

6.Gaurikund

21 kilometres from city centre

Gaurikund is the holy place from where the trek to Kedarnath starts. Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, it is located at a fascinating height of 65...

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Kalimath

7.Kalimath

33 kilometres from city centre

Kalimath is a temple, one of the siddha peeths of the country. The temple is quite important and a lot of devotees make sure to pay a visit to the ...

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Jakholi

8.Jakholi

14 kilometres from city centre

Jakholi is known for one of the five Kedars, the Rudranath temple. A small and pretty village, it attracts tourists for its simplicity. It can prov...

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Kedarnath

9.Kedarnath

28 kilometres from city centre

Kedarnath, one of the Char Dhams of India, one of the holiest places in the world, one of the most beautiful places on the planet and yet so calm t...

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Vasuki Tal

10.Vasuki Tal

72 kilometres from city centre

The ever beautiful Vasuki Tal, which is situated as high as 14,200 feet above sea level is a glacial lake, the origin of the river Vasukiganga whic...

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Chandrashila

11.Chandrashila

32 kilometres from city centre

Literally translating to 'Moon Rock', Chandrashila is the summit of the Tungnath. It has been named so as when it glows in the moonlight when every...

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Kartik Swami

12.Kartik Swami

16 kilometres from city centre

Kartik Swami temple, dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, the elder son of Lord Shiv and Goddess Parvati, is located at a height of 3000 m above the sea le...

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Triyuginarayan

13.Triyuginarayan

40 kilometres from city centre

This temple is quite unique as it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, but what it is most famous for is the marriage of Lord Shiv's marriage to Goddess Pa...

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Rudranath Temple

14.Rudranath Temple

42 kilometres from city centre

Nestled in the very beautiful Garhwal Himalayas, Rudranath is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiv, believed to be constructed by Pandavs after Lord Shi...

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Tunganath

15.Tunganath

32 kilometres from city centre

The utterly magical, truly breathtaking, one of the five Kedars, the ever beautiful Tungnath temple is regarded as the highest temple of Lord Shiv ...

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Sonprayag

16.Sonprayag

51 kilometres from city centre

Sonprayag is considered to be the holy venue of Lord Shiv and Goddess Parvati's marriage. It is also the confluence of River Basuki and River Manda...

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Koteshwar Mahadev temple

17.Koteshwar Mahadev temple

4 kilometres from city centre

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Alaknanda river, the Koteshwar Mahadev temple is a cave temple which is believed to be Lord Shiv's meditatin...

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Deoria Tal

18.Deoria Tal

30 kilometres from city centre

Deoria Tal is one of the most picturesque places, not just in Uttarakhand, but possibly on the entire planet, reasons being quite evident. It is lo...

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Maa Hariyali Devi Temple

19.Maa Hariyali Devi Temple

6 kilometres from city centre

Hariyali Devi is located in the Jasoli village of Rudraprayag District. It is also worshipped as Bala Devi and Vaishno Devi. This is assumed to be ...

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The Soul Charger

Rudraprayag is the kind of place where just after spending a minute, it feels like you belong there. The soul seems to instantly connect with nature there. That is what pristine nature, healthy surroundings do to us. For a traveller, the places he or she visits are the memories which stay forever, and a place like Rudraprayag can top the list for sure! It is kind of a charger which can charge up souls with drained energy due to a plethora of reasons. For a person whose daily life is monotonous, with no excitement left, places like these can really rejuvenate them.

It also has a lot of trekking options, so there surely lies an added benefit for the adventure lovers!

How to reach

Rudraprayag is located in the beautiful Garhwal hills, which makes it slightly difficult to reach. But being an important pilgrim destination, it has somewhat decent connections.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is in Dehradun which is the Jolly Grant Airport situated around 91 kms away. From there regular buses ply to and fro Rudraprayag. Alternatively, cabs and private taxis can be hired as well.

How to Reach by Train

The nearest railway station to Rudraprayag is in Rishikesh, about 140 kms away. From there a lot of buses are available to reach Rudraprayag. A lot of taxis and cabs are available as well.

How to Reach by Bus

Since it is an important destination, it is well connected to many of the Uttarakhand's cities. Many state-run, as well as private buses, ply on the route.

How to Reach by Road

Rudraprayag is well connected by roads from Dehradun, Delhi and a lot of other cities and towns of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

How to travel within

A lot of tourist spots are quite far away and for this purpose, there are a lot of taxis and cabs available. Otherwise for travelling within the town, the cab hired from source can be used, alternatively, a lot of tourists prefer to explore the small area on foot.

The amazing Garhwali people!

The Garhwali people are so used to tourists for such a long time now, that they have become a part of their lives it seems. They are so sweet towards the tourists, helping them out in whatever ways they can. There are a lot of places around Rudraprayag where there are no hotels, eateries, no cell phone network, no connectivity at all, then there these humble Garhwali people show up and let the tourists stay with them for a while. They certainly provide hospitality to the best of their abilities. This is what makes the place even more special than it is and becomes the real reason why people choose to come to the beautiful Garhwal mountains again and again. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that these people make them feel like their own homes, for homes aren't built of walls, but of the love which people have for each other!

Rudra Prayag Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Visit the place which is the reason for Rudraprayag being Rudraprayag, the confluence of the rivers. Watch nature at its magical best.
  • Visit all the temples in the vicinity and seek as many blessings as you can amidst the beautiful nature.
  • Visit the base camps of the treks at least if you do not wish to trek to the places.

Day 2:

  • Start a trek to Tungnath from Chopta. This can be one of the best treks of your life as there are a lot of things which you can explore while on the trek.
  • While on your trek, visit the Deoria Tal.

After trek,

  • Visit Kedarnath and seek blessings from one of the most revered temples in the country.
  • Visit Rudranath on your way back.

Next day,

  • Visit Jakholi and all the neighbouring places to see pristine nature in abundance!

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