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About Gopeshwar

The headquarters of the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Gopeshwar is located at a height of 1300 meters above sea level. It is famous for its temples and natural beauty enhanced by its wonderful weather. According to some, the name Gopeshwar is linked with Lord Krishna. It is one of the most important towns in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

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Why Visit Gopeshwar?

The main attraction of Gopeshwar is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Hundreds and thousands of devotees come here to seek blessings and offer prayers to the Lord. Gopeshwar is surrounded by four famous temples of Tunganath, Anusuya Devi, Rudranath and Badrinath. Other interesting places of interest in Gopeshwar are the Vaitarni Kund, a group of temples without idols and Oak view

Activities in Gopeshwar

ShoppingBeing a commercial hub, Gopeshwar does have a lot of shops and stores where one can purchase handlooms, artifacts, indigenous household items, pickles, jams, etc. One can purchase indigenous sweets and delicacies for home.

PilgrimagePlenty of pilgrims visiting the revered shrine of Badrinath stop at Gopeshwar. There is a revered Gopinath shrine in Gopeshwar dedicated to Lord Shiva where pilgrims congregate to seek blessings from the Lord Almighty.  

Nature Walks: Gopeshwar is situated at an elevation of 1,300 meters and providers scintillating views of the surrounding hills and are clad in pristine natural beauty with its terrace farms. One can hike to the nearby areas to catch a glimpse of the morning sunrise.

Gopeshwar Travel Tips

Situated en-route to Badrinath pilgrimage, the busy town of Gopeshwar has many accommodation options for tourists and devotees to stay. Being a fairly populated hub and the largest town in Chamoli district, one can find semi-deluxe and budget guesthouses spread all over Gopeshwar.

There are plenty of restaurants and roadside food stalls available at Gopeshwar where north Indian food is served along with few popular Chinese and Garhwali cuisines. Apart from that, one can find various eating options to choose from at the hotels which have in-house restaurants. There are many snack and tea shops in the market area of Gopeshwar. Being a town with religious connotations, non-vegetarian food is not served here.

Gopeshwar nestled in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand boasts a rich history. Gopeshwar was a part of the Garhwal Kingdom and was earlier ruled by several dynasties. It later came into the hands of Gurkhas who lost it to the British, after being defeated in the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-1816. On September 16, 1997, Rudraprayag district was established after getting separated from the Chamoli district. Since then Chamoli district is administered from its headquarters situated in Gopeshwar.

How To Reach Gopeshwar?

To reach Gopeshwar the nearest Railway station is Rishikesh while the nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. Gopeshwar is also well connected to Almora, Rishikesh, and Dehradun by road.

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What is Gopeshwar famous for?

Gopeshwar is famous among tourist as Temples, District Headquarter, Market, Char Dham Route.

Gopeshwar is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Business Hub, Char Dham Route, Others, Temples.

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