Places near Rudraprayag
If you are travelling to Rudraprayag, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places which can be visited as a day trip from Rudraprayag. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Rudraprayag more memorable.
Gaurikund: Gaurikund is the commencement point of the trek of 14kms to the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. The place is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and a temple Gauri is also situated here. It is believed that Lord Shiva accepted to marry Parvati at this place and married her in Trijuginarayan. The place offers vivid greenery with Vasuki Ganga flowing from below. Gaurikund is situated 66kms from Rudraprayag. The place also has natural thermal springs.
Trijuginarayan: It is the holy place where Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. Trijuginarayan is situated 12kms from Sonprayag. The immortal flame is still burning around which the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were solemnised.
Kedarnath: Kedarnath is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrims of India with Lord Shiva as its residing deity. This holy site is situated at an altitude of 3,584mts above sea level in the foot of legendary snow capped Himalayan peaks. The temple is located 80kms from Rudraprayag. Gaurikund is the commencement point of the 14km trek to Kedarnath. The temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya in the early 8th century. The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India and the main temple of Panch Kedar. Kedarnath remains closed during winters as the region is prone to heavy snowfall.
Chopta: Chopta is popularly known as Mini Switzerland or the Switzerland of Uttaranchal. The number of tourists visiting Chopta has increased in recent years and the region has become popular vacation spot for adventure lovers and explorers. Tungnath, the Shiva temple at highest altitude is situated only 3.5kms away from Chopta which should be covered on foot or by pony. Chopta is situated 64km from Rudraprayag. The region showers tourists with natural beauteousness during winters.
Khirsu: Khirsu is situated 56kms from Pauri at an altitude of 1700mts above sea level. Khirsu is situated in a tranquil place with numerous oak trees, deodar trees and apple orchards around. Located in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state, Khirsu affords captivating views of the imposing Himalayan range.
Ukhimath: Ukhimath is an important destination of Rudraprayag district as this place is the home of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar during winters. Ukhimath is mainly inhabited by the Rawal's who are the head priests (pundits) of Kedarnath. Okhimath is situated 37kms from Rudraprayag. Snow capped peaks of the majestic Himalayan range can be easily seen from here.