The district of Rudraprayag is located at the confluence of River Alaknanda and Mandakini (Both Tributaries of River Ganges) in the state of Uttaranchal. Various pilgrimages sites are popular within the district inviting a large number of devotees every year. Koteshwar temple on the bank of Alaknanda River is the finest example of this. Little quaint towns situated on the river banks like Son Prayag and Okhimath have their own charm.
Rudraprayag It is named after Rudra, an aspect of Lord Shiva. According to a legend Lord Shiva appeared here as ‘Rudra’ to bless Narad Muni. An ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of ‘Rudra’. Rudraprayag is of immense significance for the pilgrims of Char Dham Yatra, as it is the junction for visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham. This city is venerated as one of the five sacred confluences or the ‘Panch Prayag’.
Places To Visit in Rudraprayag
The name itself derived from the name of Saint Augustmuni. You can see a beautiful cave temple in the name of Augustmuni over there. It is approximately 19 Km far from Rudraprayag.
One of the famous cave temples in Rudraprayag which is worshipped by Lord Shiva.It located in the banks of the river Alaknanda. You can see lots of ancient idols over there, mostly including Shiva ling.
Panch Kedar refers to five Hindu temples of Lord Shiva or holy places of the Shaivites. Panch Kedar is one the most difficult pilgrimage tour in India, as all the Kedars are reached by trekking.
One of the holiest pilgrim places which located an altitude of 3584 meters in the Himalayan peaks. Approximately it is 86 km far from Rudraprayag
The location is approximately 4135 meter which is entirely surrounded by lofty peaks. The place offers you an inspiring view of Chaukhamba peaks
It is one of the dominant site which is approximately set an attitude of 3289 meters far, the place is exactly 25 km far from the north east Guptkashi.
This Panch Kedar site which is located approximately located 4090 meter above, it is one of the highest Shiva shrine in the Panch Kedars.
One fabulous approximately 39 kms away from Rudraprayag. This spot is famous for the ancient temple Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwar.
The site which is 40 km away from Rudraprayag, it situate on the route to Kedarnath, Ukhimath is well known as the winter residence of lord Kedarnath as well as the home place of Rawal of the Kedarnath temple.
This holy place is the meeting point of river Basuki and Mandakani which lies exactly on the main Kedarnath route. The place is exactly 5 kms away from Gaurikund. Peoples believe that the touch of the holy water of son prayag.
The location is approximately 72 KM away from Rudraprayag; the location is one of the trekking bases to Kedarnath. You can see a temple of Gauri which having hot springs.
One of the finest destinies in Rudraprayag. The location is exactly 12 KMS away from son prayag. Epics stated that lord Shiva and the parvati’s marriage are held over here in this place. The everlasting flame held for the marriage is still burns here.