Rudraprayag residing between the convergence of two majestic river Alaknanada and Mandakini, goes to Devprayag and then joins the river Bhagirathi and Ganga. It is one of the important Prayags from the Panch and the emergence of the two rivers forms electrifying view. Rudra named after lord shiva falls close to Srinagar and comes between purview the Char Dham Yatra. Forming the part of Garhwal region this peaceful city gets enchanted with beautiful location and divinity.

Hence diving in the enlightening magnificence of nature, as the devotees come here from across the nation to attain this nature’s bliss and from several lakes, to streams and glaciers, one gets the chance to view at the monumental temples of ancient times.

The two prominent temples and shrines here are of Jagdamaba Temple and Shiva Temple. The Koteshwar Temple which is situated at the banks of river Alaknanda is one of the pilgrimage for Hindu devotees. Son Prayag and Okhimath lying around the vicinity of the place are also one of the remarkable destinations.

Best Places to visit in Rudraprayag

1. Confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini: One of the main attractions of Rudraprayag is the meeting point of the two holy rivers, Alaknanda and Mandakini. The confluence offers stunning views and is considered a sacred or holy spot by the locals, sometimes people come there and seek blessing by taking a dip into the water.

2. Koteshwar Mahadev Temple: This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located near the confluence. It is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva meditated after the battle with demon Kedar. The temple, surrounded by natural beauty, is an important pilgrimage site. It is hardly 3 km to reach from rudraprayag to here.

3. Chamunda Devi Temple: Perched on a hill, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamunda. The temple offers panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains and valleys.

4. Augustmuni: Situated around 18 km from Rudraprayag, Augustmuni is known for its religious significance. It is believed to be the place where Sage Agastya meditated, and there is a temple dedicated to him here.

5. Gaurikund: Located about 73 km from Rudraprayag, Gaurikund is the starting point of the trek to Kedarnath Temple. It is also a prominent bathing spot where visitors take a dip before starting the pilgrimage.

6. Ukhimath: Around 40 km from Rudraprayag, Ukhimath is another important religious town. During the winter months, when the Kedarnath Temple is closed, the idol of Lord Kedarnath is brought to Ukhimath and worshipped here.

7. Deoria Tal: This serene lake is situated at an altitude of 2,438 meters and is about 70 km from Rudraprayag. It offers captivating views of the Chaukhamba mountain range and is a popular trekking destination.

8. Kartik Swami Temple: Situated at an altitude of 3,100 meters, this temple is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya (son of Lord Shiva). The temple offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

9. Rudranath Temple: Located at a higher altitude, Rudranath Temple is one of the Panch Kedar temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It requires a trek through stunning landscapes to reach this sacred site.

Rudraprayag Attractions


Triyuginarayan temple

Deoria tal lake

Gauri kund


Shri madmaheshwar temple

Vasuki tal mountain lake

Himalayan Top



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How to reach Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag is well-connected by road and can be reached by various means of transportation. Here's how you can reach Rudraprayag from different cities:

1. By Air:

The nearest airport to Rudraprayag is Jolly Grant Airport, located in Dehradun, which is approximately 180 km away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Rudraprayag. The drive from Dehradun to Rudraprayag offers beautiful views of the mountains and valleys.

2. By Train:

The nearest railway station to Rudraprayag is Rishikesh Railway Station, which is about 140 km away. Rishikesh is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc. From Rishikesh, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Rudraprayag.

3. By Road:

Rudraprayag is well-connected by road to various cities and towns in Uttarakhand and nearby states, such as Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun. There are also buses from neighboring states like Delhi. You can opt for state transport buses or private taxis depending on your convenience.

Activities in Rudraprayag

Rock Climbing