This town is at a distance of 40 KM from Srinagar located at the confluence of 2 rivers Alaknanda & Mandakini. River Alaknanda which starts with Alakpuri glacier originates from Badrinath Dham. River Mandakini flows from Kedarnath and joins up with Alaknanda at this area. After Rudraprayag the river is known as Alaknanda.
Rudraprayag at a height of 610 meters is a village as well as this town has lot of spiritual significance. Lord Shiva temple is called Rudranath here. Narad Muni meditated here for several years and also got the true blessings of Lord Shiva. There is a temple of goddess Jagadamba Devi in this town.
This town is located at junction of 3 hill districts Chamoli, Tehri & Pauri. From here the roads to Kedarnath & Badrinath branch off to two different routes. The roads towards Badri Nath Dham go towards Karnprayag – Nand Prayag-Chamoli-Srinagar – Joshimath & then to Sri Badrinath. The other road to Kedarnath goes to Agastyamuni-Guptkashi-Sonprayag-Gaurikund & then to Kedarnath.
Best Time to Visit Rudraprayag
Feel the beauty nature unfolds around Rudraprayag whether in the warm summer or freezing winter as these are the very best seasons to take a scenic tour to this pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand. Plan your trip between November and June as these are the good months to witness the serenity of Rudraprayag making it a preferred vacationer location in the state.
Places to Visit in Rudraprayag
- Koteshwar Temple
- Panch Kedar
- Chorbari Glacier
- Vasuki Tal
- Son Prayag
How Can I Reach Rudraprayag?
By Air – The nearest airport to this place is jolly grant airport at dehradun which is approximately 159 km far from the destiny.
By Rail- The nearest rail way station is rishikesh which is approximately 142 km far from the destiny.
By Road – The place Rudraprayag is well connected with various roads and towns of the region.