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Tungnath

TungnathThe sanctity of the region of Tungnath is considered unsurpassed. The peak of Tungnath is the source of three springs that form the river Akashkamini.

At this temple at 3,680 mts., Shiva's arm is worshipped. The highest Hindu shrine in the Himalayas, 3 kms uphills from "Chopta, Thungnath is reached through a path that wends through alpine meadows and rhododendron thickets. An hour's climb from here leads to Chandrashila with its panoramic views.

The entire journey and the shrine are located in some of the finest, most picturesque pocket of the Himalayas.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is Jolly grant, Dehradun. 232 Kms.

Rail: The nearest railhead, Rishikesh, is 215 kms.

Road: Tungnath can be reached on the Kund-Gopeshwar road up to Chopta, 212 kms. from Rishikesh.

Buses and taxis ply along the route. From Chopta, the Tungnath temple is a 3 kms. trek away.


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