Ukhimath is situated at an elevation of 1,317mts above sea level in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. Ukhimath is also written as Okhimath sometimes.
Ukhimath is the home of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar during winters. Worship is performed at the Omkareshwar Temple here during winters, when the temple of Kedarnath remains closed.
Ukhimath is mainly inhabited by the Rawal's who are the head priests (pundits) of Kedarnath. Snow capped peaks of the splendid Himalayan range are distinctly visible from Ukhimath.
This sacred temple is one of the oldest in the country and it houses the deities of Lord Kedarnath and Madmaheswar during the winter months. The deities are brought here from Kedarnath after Diwali and from Madmaheswar in November end. These deities are taken back in a procession to their original temples in the month of May.
Guptkashi is situated 13km from Ukhimath. Guptkashi is situated on the mountain facing Ukhimath. Himalayan peaks are clearly visible from Gupkashi. Kashi, Vishwanath, temple Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnika Kund and two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are main attraction.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Ukhimath situated at a distance of 198kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Ukhimath is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Ukhimath.
The nearest railway station to Ukhimath is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 174kms before Ukhimath on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Ukhimath is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh to Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Ukhimath.
Ukhimath is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Ukhimath are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Gaurikund, Srinagar, Gopeshwar etc. Ukhimath is situated on the road connecting Guptkashi with Gopeshwar.