Rudraprayag is a small pilgrimage town situated at the confluence of river Alaknanda and Mandakini in the state of Uttarakhand. It is acclaimed as the five sacred confluences or the "Panch Prayag". Rudraprayag is named after Rudra, an aspect of Lord Shiva. An ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Rudra. The pilgrimage tour site is of great importance for the pilgrims of Char Dham Yatra as it is the junction for visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham. On Rudraprayag Tours visitors get mesmerized by its natural bounty. Rudraprayag tours offers golden opportunity to its visitors to enjoy the beauty of the place and enjoy the religious significance as well. Some of the major tourist attractions on Rudraprayag tourism are
Sight Seeing at Rudraprayag
Koteshwar Temple: Situated at a distance of 3 km from Rudraprayag the cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on the banks of river Alaknanda. According to a legend Lord Shiva meditated over here before going to Kedarnath. There are several idols which have been formed normally over here. There is heavy influx of visitors during the months of August and September.
Guptkashi: It is an important pilgrimage site located at a distance of 39 km from Rudraprayag. It has ancient temples of Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwar. The place has a famous kund named Manikarnik Kund which is said to be the confluence of two streams Ganga and Yamuna. It is believed that the place is named Gupt or hidden as Lord Shiva hid here for some time to evade the Pandavas.
Okhimath : Situated at a distance of 40 km from Rudraprayag Okhimath lies on the route to Kedarnath and is the winter residence of Lord Kedarnath. It is the seat of the Rawal the head priest of Kedarnath Temple.
Gaurikund: Gaurikund forms the trekking base for the Kedarnath . It has a temple of Goddess Gauri and various hot water springs.
Son Prayag: The sacred site is situated at the confluence of river Basuki and Mandakani lies on the main Kedarnath route. It is about 5 km from Gaurikund. The devotees believe that by mere touch of the holy water of Son Prayag, one attains the "Baikunth Dham".
Trijuginarayan: It is located at a distance of 12 km from Son prayag. According to a popular legend it is the site of Lord Shiva and Parvati's marriage. The eternal flames around which the marriage was solemnized, still burns here.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant in Dehradun, which is 158km from Rudraprayag.
By Rail: The nearest railheads to Rudraprayag are Kotdwar at a distance of 173 km and Rishikesh at a distance of 140 km.
Rudraprayag is well connected by surface network with all the major towns like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Pauri, Joshimath, Gopeshwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Nainital, Almora and Delhi.
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