Rudraprayag named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), situated at the meeting place of two rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. The holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers nature beauty attracts to the visitors. The town acts as a stopover for pilgrims en route to Badrinath and Kedarnath. The common route for Badrinath and Kedranath pilgrimages from Rudraprayag renders this little town great importance. The entire region is blessed with immense nature beauty and is abundant in wildlife, The town finds mention in Jim Corbett’s stories (specifically “The man eating leopard of Rudraprayag ” )
Amongst the places of religious importance in Rudraprayag are the following
Rudranath Temple - The spot where Narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva to learn music from him, sitting on a rock (now known as Narad Shila)
Chamunda Devi Temple - The wife of Rudra (Shiva) is the deity worshipped in this temple.
Koteshwar Temple - Located in natural caves, the temple represents One Crore ( Ten million) Gods and Goddesses.
Tungnath Temple - The highest Shiva Temple in India, the Tungnath Temple devoted to lord Shiva is centuries old, and attracts visitors from all over the world.
Kartik Swami temple - Dedicated to Kartik, the son of Lord Shiva this temple is located approximately 41 kms from Rudraprayag, and its location offers a staggering view of the Himalayas!
Tourist Attraction :
Kedarnath, Panch Kedar, Tungnath, Koteshwar Temple, Shankaracharya Samadhi, Madhyamaheshwar, Vasuki Tal, Chorbari Glacier.
General Information :
Altitude : 610 mts.
Population : 2,27,461 ( 2001 census).
Climate : Cold in winters, pleasant in summers.
Language : Garhwali, Hindi & English
Clothing : Summer - Cotton, Winter - Woollen. Season Round the year.
Season : Rournd 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.