Activities in Rudrapur
Temple Visit: Rudrapur is not only famous for industrial and commercial activities, but also for its temples and shrines. Atariya Devi is a well-known temple is dedicated to Goddess Atariya. The temple organizes 10-day fair during the Navraatris which attracts a large number of devotees.
Staying in Rudrapur
Being a commercial, industrial and educational hub, many luxury hotels as well as budget accommodations have mushroomed at Rudrapur. One can easily find 3-star to 5-star hotels with excellent facilities and amenities. The inexpensive guesthouses and lodges have limited amenities but provide comfortable stay.
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Rudrapur Food Guide
Rudrapur does have its fair share of restaurants and local food stalls where one can find delicious north Indian dishes at an affordable prices. Several luxury resorts also have in-house restaurants that serve variety of cuisines like Indian, Continental, and Chinese according to the taste and liking of their guests. One can also find popular fast food chains like Dominos at Rudrapur.
History of Rudrapur
The miniature town of Rudrapur is believed to be more than five hundred years old. Many historians boast that Rudrapur village was either established by a devotee of Lord Rudra or by a Hindu tribal chief called Rudra.
During the Mughal emperor, Akbar’s rule this area was handed over to the King Rudra Chand of Chand Dynasty in 1588. The king then established a permanent military camp to free the inhabitants from the recurring invasions, after which the colours of life were spread in the whole village. It is said that the village was named as Rudrapur, after the King Rudra Chand, the ruler of Kumaon region.
Mythology of Rudrapur
According to legend, King Rudra was stuck in a swampy land while passing through this place on his chariot. He then decided to construct a temple and a well in this place. People say that it is the Atariya temple that was built by King Rudra.