Rudraprayag lies at the confluence of two rivers Alkananda and Mandakini. It is said that Narad was blessed by Lord Shiva in this place and appeared in Rudra avatar.
Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayags or five confluences of Alaknanda River. Rudraprayag is blessed with nature's bounty, the climate of which depends upon the height of the region. Rudraprayag is best described as the "Abode of Gods" with majestic Himalayas, gushing water of the sacred rivers, and a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Rudraprayag is situated 34kms ahead of Srinagar at an elevation of 610mts above sea level. The road to two sacred Dham of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath and Badrinath diverts from Rudraprayag. NH58 goes towards Badrinath and Kedarnath is connected via NH109. Rudraprayag therefore acts as a popular town. You can buy several different things from the market of Rudraprayag.
|Koteshwar Mahadev Temple
Koteshwar Mahadev Temple Situated 3kms from Rudrprayag on the banks of Alaknanda River, Koteshwar is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to myths and legends Lord Shiva meditated at this place before going to Kedarnath. Large numbers of devotees visit this shrine during the months of August and September because it is believed that Lord Shiva meditated here during these months.
Located in the District of Rudraprayag, Chandrashila is situated at an altitude of 3679 meters and offers picturesque views of the beauty all around. Chandrashila is considered as an ideal spot for the trekkers and mountaineers. Activities like skiing and rock climbing are some other points of attraction. Snow capped mountains, perfect trekking trails along with the sacred temple of Lord Shiva not only accentuates the beauty of the place but also adds an aura of divine presence to the region.
|Maa Hariyali Devi Temple
A holy temple, Maa Hariyali Devi Temple is located at an altitude of 1400 m which is bounded with Himalayan peaks. It is one of the famous religious places for Hindus. Maa Hariyali Devi temple is also known with the names of Vaishno Devi, Bala Devi and Sitla Mata. The temple is included in one of the 58 Siddh Peeths.
Located at an altitude of 1829 meters, Son Prayag is a small hamlet lying at the confluence of two majestic rivers, Mandakini and Basuki. Surrounded by the snow capped peaks, Son Prayag attracts people from all around the world. The snowy mountain peaks and the streaming water of the rivers add a majestic charm to this serene location. There is a common belief among people that bathing in the river can wash away their sins.
The Temple is regarded as one of the Panch Kedars and is situated at a height of 3289 m above the sea level. Legend goes like after the revolt of Kurukshetra, Pandavas seeking atonement for killing Kauravas were following Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva buried himself into the ground and later on got separated into a number of parts, and his navel fell at the site of the temple.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Rudraprayag situated at a distance of 159kms. 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.
Rudraprayag 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 Rudraprayag are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar etc. Rudraprayag lies on National Highway 58 from where road diverts to two major destinations Kedarnath and Badrinath.