Madmaheshwar Travel Guide

With the beauty of lovely peaks and elegance of nature, Madhyamaheshwar offers some of the best scenic views in Uttarakhand. This holy place comes under the Garhwal region and is a part of Rudraprayag district. Reckoned to be the place where the stomach part of Lord Shiva as a bull fell, Madhyamaheshwar is amongst the Panch Kedar where devotees visit in a large number.

Madhyamaheshwar can only be accessed on foot, and that too after putting great efforts to trudge through a challenging trail that, of course, has rewarding views. The place is fringed by the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains along with the lush green alpine meadows and a dense forest, all three contributing in making Madhyamaheshwar quite picturesque and of course serene.

This pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand is also the base for some high altitude treks like Kanchani Tal that only the adventurist at heart can attempt.

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Best Time to Visit Madmaheshwar

The temperature of the place remains cool and chilly throughout the year but it is more pleasant during summer and is the best time to visit. Moreover, the Madhyamaheshwar Temple also remains open during this time. The place is also favourable to visit between the months of October and March.

  • Summer

    The season is moderately hot and the best time to visit the temple as it remains closed in the winter. Generally, May to August are the summer months in Madhyamaheshwar and the temperature remains between 20°C and 30°C. Moreover, summer is also the idyllic season for visiting nearby tourist attractions.

  • Monsoon

    Monsoon in Madhyamaheshwar is a less preferable season to plan a visit. July to September are the months of monsoon here. During this time, the place receives moderate rainfall but trekking becomes impossible due to the slippery surface.

  • Winter

    Even though the temple remains closed during winter, numbers of tourists still visit the place to enjoy the mystic views of the Himalayan hills and to trek. The temperature during this time ranges between 0°C and 15 °C. Winter in Madhyamaheshwar sets in November and continues till April.

Top Places to Visit Near Madhyamaheshwar

One of the major attractions in Madhyamaheshwar is the Madhyamaheshwar Temple. Above this, the place offers some mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and the sprawling meadows.

  • Maa Hariyali Devi Temple

    Again, surrounded by Himalayan Peaks and thick forest, Maa Hariyali Devi Temple amongst the 58 Peethas of Hindu mythology is situated around Madhyamaheshwar. Sitla Mata, Vaishno Devi, and Bala Devi are some of the other names of the Goddess worshipped here.

  • Ukhimath

    The place is situated at a distance of around 14 km from Madhyamaheshwar. There are three major tourist places to see, namely, Sari Village, Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev, and Mandakini River... Read more

  • Kanchani Tal

    One of the high-altitude glacier lakes, Kanchani Tal is located at a distance of around 16 km from Madhyamaheshwar and can be only reached by trekking. The lake is around 4200 m above the sea level. The trekking route offers the sight of Himalayan flowers and the lake.

  • Guptkashi

    Another nearby attraction of Madhyamaheshwar, Guptkashi is also located in Rudraprayag district. The place is just 30.7 km away from Madhyamaheshwar. The main attractions of the place are Ardhanareshwar and Vishwanath temples... Read more

  • Kedarnath Temple

    One of the major draws of Panch Kedar, Kedarnath temple is an important Lord Shiva temple in Uttarakhand. The place is situated at an altitude of 3583 m above the sea level and is located near Chorabari Glacier. Moreover, there is a distance of 19 km from Madhyamaheshwar to Kedarnath... Read more

  • Sonprayag

    The place offers some astonishing scenic of snow-covered mountains and Son Prayag Valley. Located at an altitude of 1829 m, Sonprayag is situated at the confluence of Mandakini and Basuki rivers.

  • Koteshwar Mahadev Temple

    The temple lies on the bank of River Alaknanda and is a cavern. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva used to meditate here. Thus, it attracts numerous travelers throughout the year. The temple witnesses major attention on the day of Mahashivratri.

Where to Stay in Madhyamaheshwar?

When it comes to accommodation, Madhyamaheshwar does not host much housing facilities. Thus, trekkers and pilgrims set up tents for camping in Madhyamaheshwar to enjoy the natural beauty of the town. However, there is provision of accommodation in the nearby Sagar Village. There, one can find decent budget hotels catering to the basic necessities of the guests. Major accommodation option is available in Rudraprayag and Ukhimath.

How to Reach Madhyamaheshwar?

Since the place is located in the hilly terrain, Madhyamaheshwar does not have its own railway station or airport. The place is amongst those few travel destinations where reaching is quite challenging. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and nearest railway station is in Haridwar. Also, one can reach the temple by only trekking.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport of Jolly Grant in Dehradun is 222 km away from Ukhimath. One can take a taxi from the airport to Ukhimath from where tourists have to go Unaina. Further, from there, travellers cover a trekking route of more than 21 km to reach Madhyamaheshwar Temple.

  • By Rail

    Haridwar is the nearest railway junction from Madhyamaheshwar which is located at a distance of 204 km from Ukhimath. From there, taxi and buses services are available to reach Ukhimath and from there you have to go Unaina to start the trek in order to reach the temple.

  • By Road

    Number of buses and taxi services are available from Delhi to Haridwar and Dehradun, from where one can change the bus or take a cab to Ukhimath, one has to then go to Unaina from where the trek to Madhyamaheshwar begins.

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