Places near Gopeshwar

If you are travelling to Gopeshwar, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places around Gopeshwar. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Gopeshwar more memorable.

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Chopta: 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 a popular vacation spot for adventure lovers and explorers. Tungnath, the highest temple of Lord Shiva is situated only 3.5kms away from Chopta which can be covered on foot or by pony. Chopta is situated 37kms from Gopeshwar and the region turns into a sheet of white during winters due to the prolonged snowfall here in winters.

AuliAuli is the most popular skiing and paragliding spot of Uttarakhand situated at an elevation of 3050mts above sea level. It is considered to be the best Skiing slope in India and one of the best in the world. Asia's highest and longest cable car is situated in Auli connecting it with Joshimath. It is well connected with motorable roads and is situated 71kms from Gopeshwar.

Tungnath: Tungnath is the highest temple of Lord Shiva perched at an elevation of 3,680mts above sea level and the sanctity of the region of Tungath is considered unsurpassed. It is one of Panch Kedar and Shiva's arm is worshipped here. The trek to the highest temple of Lord Shiva commences from Chopta, the trek is of just 4kms which is easy to cover but is also a bit steep. An hour's climb from Tungnath will lead you to Chandrashila from where you can enjoy 360° panoramic views of the gigantic Himalayas.

JoshimathJoshimath is one of the four 'math' created by Adi Shankaracharya. Joshimath is the home of Shri Badrinath during winters. Joshimath is connected with Auli by the highest cable car of Asia and is situated at an elevation of 1,890mts above sea level. Do visit Kalpavriksha and Narsingh temple while a visit to Joshimath. It is situated 58kms from Gopeshwar.

Deoria TalDeoria Tal is situated at an elevation of 2,438 mts. above sea level and can be reached by an easy 2km trek starting from Sari village located on Guptkashi-Gopeshwar road at a distance of 51kms from Gopeshwar. This lake has captivating surroundings with forest all around it. The reflections of Chaukhamba peak in the crystal clear water of Deoria Tal creates a magical illusion which needs to be captured by your camera.

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. Snow-capped peaks of the majestic Himalayan range can be easily seen from here. Ukhimath is being promoted by the State government as a part of the winter char dham, and Lord Kedar can be worshipped here during winters.

Badrinath: Badrinath is the most sacred Dham of the Hindus in India, located at an elevation of 3,133mts above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Badrinath was established by Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya in the 9th century. The temple is situated on the right bank of the holy Alaknanda River. The deity of Badrinath temple is Lord Vishnu. Every year millions of tourists and devotees visit this sacred place from May to October month. The temple remains closed during winter months as the region is prone to heavy snowfall. It is situated 101kms ahead of Gopeshwar.

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