One of the famous Panch Kedars located in Uttarakhand, Kalpeshwar is famous for the Kalpeshwar Temple which, highly revered for housing Lord Shiva in one of his five forms (Kedars). Perched at an altitude of 2400 meters, Kalpeshwar is a breathtaking place with amazing views of the Himalayan peaks and an aura that just grips you upon your arrival here.
The best time to visit Kalpeshwar is from April till October as the snow clears out during this period allowing easier access to the temple. The weather in Kalpeshwar is almost always cold so one is required to wear multiple layers of woolens.
Air: The nearest airport is at Dehradun. One can easily get a cab till Urgum Village or catch a bus till Helang and take a connecting jeep for Urgum Village. One needs to undertake a 2 km trek from Urgum Village to reach Kalpeshwar.
Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh. One can easily get a cab till Urgum Village or catch a bus till Helang and take a connecting jeep for Urgum Village. One needs to undertake a 2 km trek from Urgum Village to reach Kalpeshwar.
Road: Kalpeshwar is accessible from Urgum village which connects it to other parts of the state by motorable roads. Taxis and bus come up till Urgum village and Helang respectively from one needs to trek 2 km till Kalpeshwar.
Travelling within the town is largely on foot.
Kalpeshwar offers some home stay options for accommodation. One can also put up at the temple dharamshala or set up tents for accommodation.
Kalpeshwar Temple is the only major tourist attraction in the area.
Given its terrain and altitude, Kalpeshwar is quite an experience for trekkers.
An isolated temple town in the Himalayan hinterland being here one can experience the magic of the rugged Himalayan.
Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.
Reach Kalpeshwar via Urgum Village. Visit the Kalpeshwar Temple here.
One of the Panch Kedar Temples in Uttarakhand.
Make sure that you enquire about the condition of the roads around Urgum village to avoid getting caught in a landslide if traveling during the monsoon season. Carry a lot of woolens and good sturdy shoes for trekking.
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