named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraparyag is situated at the holy
confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34
kms. From Srinagar (Garhwal).
The meeting of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty
of its own and it seems as if two sisters were embracing each other.
It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, Narad Muni
worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation)
to bless Narad. The Shive and Jagdambe temples are of great religious
recently, Rudraprayag was a part of district Chamoli
and Tehri were conjoined to form
Rudraprayag as a new district.
presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedranath Dham
from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The entire
region is blessed with immense nature beauty, places of religious
importance, takes & glaciers.
Altitude: 610 mts.
Language: Garhwali, Hindi & English
Clothing: Summer - Cotton,
Winter - Woolen. Season Round the year.
Air: Nearest Airport, Jollygrant, 159 kms.
Rail: Nearest Railway Station, Rishikesh, 152 kms.
Road: Well connected by road to all the important places of
Garhwal Division. Regular bus services are available.
Hospital: Govt. Hospital & Private Clinics
Banks: State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, District Co-operative
Other Facilities: Medical Store, Petrol Pump, Post & Telegraph
Office, Telephone Booths, Automobiles.
The Confluence: The confluence for river Mandakini originating
from Kedarnath Dham and river Alanknanda originating from Badrinath
Dham is a beautiful sight to behold.
confluence has a great religious significance and thousands of pilgrims
come here to take a holy dip. The temple of Goddess Jagdamba and
Lord Shiv are also major attractions for tourists and pilgrims.
At a distance of 3 kms from Rudraprayag and on the holy bank of
river Alaknanda is situated the Koteshwar temple is in the form
of a cave temple. There are many idols which have been formed naturally.
It is believed that before going to Kedarnath Lord Shiv meditated
here. During the months of August and September, thousands of devotees
come here to worship Lord Shiva.