sanctity of the region of Tungnath is considered unsurpassed. The
peak of Tungnath is the source of three springs that form the river
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
entire journey and the shrine are located in some of the finest,
most picturesque pocket of the Himalayas.
TO GET THERE
Nearest airport is Jolly grant, Dehradun. 232 Kms.
The nearest railhead, Rishikesh, is 215 kms.
Tungnath can be reached on the Kund-Gopeshwar road up to Chopta, 212 kms. from Rishikesh.
and taxis ply along the route. From Chopta, the Tungnath temple
is a 3 kms. trek away.