Makkumath - Winter Seat of Tungnath

Makkumath is a picturesque village perched at an elevation of 2100 mts in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. A paradise for bird lovers, Makkumath is home to rare Himalayan bird species and an ideal place for those seeking a respite from city life. 

The quaint hamlet is surrounded by lush green mountains covered with evergreen tall oak, rhododendron and deodar forests boasting a serene environment full of greenery and peace.

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Makkumath Temple - Winter Seat of Tungnath

An interesting fact about Makkumath is that it serves as the winter abode of Lord Tungnath. The idol of Lord Tungnath is moved from his original place, i.e. Tungnath Temple (world’s highest Shiva Temple) and brought down to Makkumath Temple. 

It is done so because, during winters, the Chandrashila-Tungnath region is covered with snow which makes it unfeasible to reach there by pilgrims, however trekkers do visit there as snow trek. The temple priests also move to Makkumath in winters

Activities in Makkumath

Hiking: The beauty of Makkumath can be best explored by walking through its trails and exploring the villages and forests. You can hike towards other nearby villages like Hudu village, Ushada village, Mastoora village, Sari village, and Tala village all the while enjoying the lush green surroundings and taking in the breath of fresh air.

Village Tourism: Makkumath is a small village consisting of around 210 houses. The people here are warm and will always be ready to flash a friendly smile to you. Explore the village lifestyle of the people, try out their local cuisines, lend a hand in some of their daily activities, and open yourself up to a culture unsoiled from consumerism and the amenities of urban lifestyle.

Photography: Travel isn’t complete without photography and when you are visiting a place like Makkumath, photography is a must. Be it the rare birds that you see or the breath-taking views that lie in front of you or the normal activities of the people, Makkumath offers a surreal experience that you would always want to savor. Makkumath is a photographer’s happy place. Engage in photography and capture the wonderful moments of Makkumath.

Trekking: Despite its serendipity, Makkumath also caters to adventurers who are looking to explore more of the region. There are many treks that you can plan from Makkumath. You can also plan for Chopta - Chandrashila - Tunganath trek and Deoria Tal trek are two of the noteworthy treks in the region.

Yoga & Meditation: As Makkumath is away from the chaos of daily life, you can experience an ideal environment full of serendipity for yoga and meditation.

Makkumath Travel Tips

  • Buy essential items from Augustmuni/Rudraprayag itself as there aren’t any major shops in Makku Math.
  • Carry cash with you as there are no ATMs nearby Makkumath.
  • There aren’t many dining options in Makkumath.
  • Electricity is not frequent in Makkumath, so keep your phones and cameras charged and prepare yourself for the stay.

Staying in Makkumath

There are not options to stay in Makkumath. However you will find on luxury hotel Snow Pod in Makku Math and couple of budget homestays. We recommend to pre-book your stay and bird watching tour before coming to Makku Village.

Makkumath- A Paradise for Bird watching

One of the best things that you can do in Makkumath is bird watching. Makkumath hosts a variety of high as well as low altitude Himalayan birds. You will come across birds like Himalayan Shrike-Babbler, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, Redstart, Oriental Turtle Dove, Yellow-billed Blue-Magpie, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Fire-capped Tit, Black-throated Tit, Verditer Flycatcher, Black Drongo, Ashy Drongo, Russet Sparrow, Chestnut-crowned Laughing Thrush, among other rare and beautiful bird species.

If you are trying bird watching for the first time, you can take the help of a guide who will help you with identifying the bird species and provide you with tips like the best time and zone for bird watching, along with other important information and suggestions. 

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What is Makkumath famous for?

Makkumath is famous among tourist as Bird Watching, Makku Temple, Winter Seat of Tungnath Temple, Village Tourism, Secluded Village.

Makkumath is recommended destination for Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners.

Makkumath is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Bird Watching, OffBeat, Shiva Temples, Temples, Village Tourism.

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