Activities in Rudraprayag
Nature Walks: The beautiful natural beauty that envelops the vicinity of Rudraprayag is worth exploring. The possibility of exploring this beautiful area would be hard to resist. One can easily hike to the nearby villages in and around Rudraprayag.
Village Tourism: The natural trails in and around Rudraprayag takes one through the perched Garhwali hamlets. One can explore the rustic life in a village and learn about their way of life, customs and festivals.
Pilgrimage: Rudraprayag lays enroute to the Kedarnath shrine. It is also known for the confluence of two holy rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. As such, there are revered temples and shrines in Rudraprayag that is visited by devotees all year round.
Staying in Rudraprayag
There are quite a few budget accommodations available at Rudraprayag where tourists can stay. During the Char Dham peak season, when finding an accommodation is quite difficult in Sonprayag and Guptkashi, pilgrims tend to stay at Rudraprayag and make a day-trip to Badrinath.
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Rudraprayag Food Guide
A chance of finding a decent restaurant at Rudraprayag that serves different cuisines is slim. Local food joints and roadside eateries specialize in popular North Indian and Chinese dishes. Local cuisine is worth giving a try one can taste all sorts of Pahadi dishes like Chainsoo, Gahat Dal, Sisunak Saag, Kappa to name a few. However, one can also eat at in-house restaurants of few hotels.
History of Rudraprayag
Initially, Rudraprayag was a part of the three regions namely Chamoli, Pauri and Tehri. Later, in the year 1997, Rudraprayag was formed as a separate district which was carved out of Kedarnath valley along with some parts of Pauri and Tehri districts.
Mythology of Rudraprayag
The Hindus believe that Narad Muni, a famous Hindu mythological character did a severe penance at this place in order to appease Lord Shiva for mastering the art of music. Lord Shiva then acknowledged Narada’s devoutness and blessed him in his Rudra avatar. Therefore, Rudraprayag is considered to be a sacred place and is visited by several pilgrims commencing the Char Dham Yatra.