Augustmuni is a small town in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand in India. The famous temple of Rishi Augustya is located here and the village gets its name (Augustyamuni) from it. Phata, is around 50 kms. from Augustmuni enroute to Kedarnath and 18 kms short of Gaurikund.
|Helipad in Augustmuni
Augustmuni is Famous for its Helipad and one of the famous travel destination during Char Dham Yatra. Pawan Hans Helicopters operate flights to Kedarnath from Augustmuni and Phata. The route from Augustmuni goes like this: Augustmuni - Kedarnath - Augustmuni.The flying time is around 45 minutes for a round trip to visit Kedarnath from Augustmuni in Helicopter.
Gauchar is a small town situated at an altitude of 800 meters above the sea level, surrounded by mountains. Gauchar is well known for its historic trade fair. Gauchar is one of the largest pieces of flatland in Uttarakhand mountainous region, thus having the potential of hosting an airport in future.
This place in Rudraprayag is believed to have been Saint Augusta asylum where he used to offer his austerities to Lord. It is said that the temple was once flooded with water and was brought to ruins. It was then seen by a local in his dream.
When people visited the temple, they found Saint Augusta Kund and established his idol at the same place which is still worshipped in the form of Saint Augusta. There is also a temple of Saint Augusta Guru Mahadeva in this place.
|Koteshwar Mahadev Temple
Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is a sacred place and temple of Lord Shiva on the holy bank of Alaknanda river. Located near the Rudraprayag town, Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is located in a cavewith the Alaknanda flowing just few meters away. Legends believe that Lord Shiva meditated here while on his way to Kedarnath. Pilgrims from far away places visit Koteshwar temple to take blessings of Lord Shiva.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Rudraprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag.
The nearest railway station to Rudraprayag is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 140kms before Rudraprayag on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent and Rudraprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag.
Augustmuni is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Buses to Rudraprayag and Rishikesh are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Augustmuni are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar etc.