Madmaheshwar (also called as MadhyaMaheshwar and Madhmaheshwar) is a quaint little holy town named after the sacred Madhyamaheshwar Temple of Lord Shiva. Situated at an altitude of 3,265mts above sea level. 

Madhmaheshwar is mystically covered by the snow-capped Himalayas on the right side, lush green alpine meadows on the left side and dense forest acts as its backdrop. The shepherd huts, village houses, thousands of years old Madmaheshwar temple and picturesque views complete this town. The temple architecture is classic north Indian style.

Opening Date of Madhmaheshwar Temple Kapat 2018: The gates of Madhyamaheshwar has been opened on 18 May 2017 (for six months) and currently they are closed because of winter session. Stay tuned our website for 2018 Madmaheshwar temple opening dates.

Madmaheshwar Temple closing date 2017 : The gates of Madhyamaheshwar temple have been closed on 22 November 2017 for this winter session. Till now, visit Omkareshwar temple at Ukhimath, which is winter seat of Madhyamaheshwar temple.

Ransi Village is the last point of the road from where 16 kms easy trek ends up at Madmaheshwar. At Madhyamaheshwar Temple entire village shows their presence at the evening aarti performed at the temple and the guests are greeted. One can feel the spiritual vibes in the proximity of the temple. The locals refer Madhyamaheshwar to as Madhamaheshwar which literally means the Drunken god.

Distance from Delhi: 440 kms + 16 kms (trek)
Best season: May to October

How to reach Madhyamaheshwar?

Madmaheshwar can be reached by trekking 16 kms from Ransi Village. The trek is very easy to complete up to Bantoli, but from Bantoli to Madhmaheshwar there is a steep ascent.

Road Route from Delhi

Delhi - Meerut - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Devprayag  - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Ukhimath - Uniana - Ransi Village - Trekking (16 kms) - Madmaheshwar

Activities in Madmaheshwar

Pilgrimage: Madhyamaheshwar is one of the most revered Hindu shrines and large number of pilgrims partakes in arduous pilgrimage every year to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. The shrine sleeps under a thick blanket of snow during winters. 

Trekking: Being one of the Panch Kedar, Madmaheshwar temple is located 16 km from Ransi village with Ukhimath being the nearest town with road connectivity. Thus, one has to trek more than 16 kms to the Madhyamaheshwar shrine making it a wonderful trekking experience.  

Camping: Since there is no accommodation at Madhyamaheshwar, trekkers and pilgrims set up tents near at Madhyamaheshwar and enjoy the natural beauty that envelops the hamlet.

Staying in Madmaheshwar

Home stay accommodation options are available at Madmaheshwar. Don't expect any luxury at Madhmaheshwar, but the rooms are clean and the people are helpful. The homemade food is hygienic and fresh. Accommodation options are also available at various places during the trek like Ransi, Gaundar, Bantoli, etc.

Mythology of Madmaheshwar

Madhmaheshwar is the second temple in the series of holy Panch Kedar, first one being Kedarnath. After killing their cousins at the war, Pandavas started their journey to visit Lord Shiva to wash their sins. Lord Shiva wanted to avoid them as he was deeply incensed by the death and dishonesty at the Kurukshetra war. Therefore, he disguised in the form of a bull (Nandi) and disappeared into the ground with different parts of the body appearing at various places. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of navel - shaped lingum in Madhmaheshwar.

Nearby Tourist Places

While travelling to Madmaheshwar, you can stop by at Ukhimath to visit the Omkareshwar Temple of Lord Shiva. Do visit Budha Madhyamaheshwar situated 2 kms from Madhmaheshwar. If you are trekking enthusiast then you can also visit Kanchani Tal situated at a distance of 6 kms from Madhmaheshwar. Trek to Kanchani Tal is graded difficult.

  • The temple remains closed from November to April.
  • Please check the opening and closing dates if you planning to visit temple and offer prayers.
  •  One can also find mules and porters for hire; especially during the peak season if one has difficultly trekking or carrying the luggage. 
  • When travelling in monsoons, check with local authorities, tour guides or tour operators about the weather and road conditions before you actually start your journey.

What is Madmaheshwar famous for?

Madmaheshwar is famous among tourist as Temple, Panch Kedar Dham, Trekking.

Madmaheshwar is recommended destination for Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Madmaheshwar is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Panch Kedar, Pilgrimage, Temples, Trekking.

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