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Rudraprayag Travel Guide

RudraprayagaNamed after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraparyag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34 kms. From Srinagar (Garhwal). The meeting of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty of its own and it seems as if two sisters were embracing each other. It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, Narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless Narad. The Shicve and Jagdambe temples are of great religious importance.
Till recently, Rudraprayag was a part of district Chamoli and Tehri were conjoined to form Rudraprayag as a new district.

The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedranath Dham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The entire region is blessed with immense nature beauty, places of religious importance, takes & glaciers.

General Information:

Altitude: 610 mts.
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English
Summer - Cotton, Rudraprayag
Winter - Woollen. Season Round the year.


Air: Nearest Airport, Jollygrant, 159 kms.
Rail: Nearest Railway Station, Rishikesh, 152 kms.
Road: Well connected by road to all the important places of Garhwal Division. Regular bus services are available.
Hospital: Govt. Hospital & Private Clinics
Banks: State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, District Co-operative Bank
Other Facilities: Medical Store, Petrol Pump, Post & Telegraph Office, Telephone Booths, Automobiles.

Places To See:
The Confluence:
The confluence for river Mandakini originating from Kedarnath The ConfluenceDham and river Alanknanda originating from Badrinath Dham is a beautiful sight to behold.

The confluence has a great religious significance and thousands of pilgrims come here to take a holy dip. The temple of Goddess Jagdamba and Lord Shiv are also major attractions for tourists and pilgrims.

Koteshwar Temple:
At a distance of 3 kms from Rudraprayag and on the holy bank of river Alanknanda is situated the Koteshwar temple is in the form of a cave temple. There are many idols which have been formed naturally. It is believed that before going to Kedarnath Lord Shiv meditated here. Durign the months of August and September, thousands of devotees come here to worship Lord Shiva.

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