A small sacred town of Madhyamaheshwar is a place full of mysteries and blessed with bounty of nature. Renowned for its Madhyamaheshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it gathers the whole hamlet to pray in the evening along with many tourists.
Dusted with small huts, villages with their own culture and unique traditions, this quaint little town has an essence of old world. It beautiful backdrop of snow covered Himalayas, sprawling alpine meadows and thick cover of forests adds more charm to its beauty. Temple in typical North Indian style structure and salubrious weather throughout the year completes the beautiful sepia tinted picture of this place. Situated at an altitude of 3265 m above the sea level, Madhyamaheshwar has spiritual vibes oozing out of it which are difficult to ignore.
Endowed with a majestic landscape, which includes the deep gorges, Himalayan valleys and the lush greenery, Madhyamaheshwar is a sacred place for worship of Lord Shiva, located at an altitude of 3,289 meters. One of the Panch Kedars, this temple has a unique navel shaped lingam of Lord Shiva made of black stone. The structure of the temple is in typical North-Indian style. The Arti performed in the temple as a daily ritual leaves an aroma of spirituality into the air and generates a calmness in one's soul. The trek which is a part of the journey to reach Madhyamaheshwar will give you a one of a kind experience and will leave your senses mesmerised.
Restaurants and Local Food in Madhyamaheshwar
This small quaint village, when comes to eating outlet, has hardly any option other than at your place of stay. So make sure you carry some packaged food while travelling around the place.
Madhyamaheshwar is a place where most of the time, one will be trekking amid nature. Once reached Ukhimath, begin your journey with the graces of Lord Shiva at Omkeshwar temple. Head on to Uniana from where begins your 21 km trek. Madhyamaheshwar Temple will be your next stop located at the height of 3490 m above the sea level. From there if you think you can handle a difficult trek of 2 km, continue to Budha Madhyamaheshwari. Make sure you are carrying the eatables along with you as they may not be available at proper intervals. The trek trail from Uniana to Madhyamaheswari is: Uniana - Ransi Village - Gaundhar - Bantoli - Khatara - Nanu - Madhyamaheshwar.
Surrounded by picturesque green valley and snow peaks. Good trekking trails.
What's Not So Great?
Limited options for food and accommodation.
For all those people who are looking to calm the storm inside them as the journey to this sacred place will calm you from within and for all the adventure seekers as this site demands a long trek. It is one of the temples to be visited in the Panch Kedar pilgrimage circuit. Hence it is visited by people from all over.
How To Reach Madhyamaheshwar
Located in a hilly terrain, Madhmaheshwar does not hold a railway station or an airport. However, Madhmaheshwar can be reached from the Rishikesh Railway Station as it is the nearest railway station to it. Similarly, one can reach Madhmaheshwar from Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun). From the airport and the railway station, one can reach a point from where one has to trek the remaining distance to reach the sacred temple as a journey by road is not possible beyond a certain point. There are two possible ways to reach the temple via trekking, one is by going to Ukhimath and from there to Unaina village, from the village a trek of 21 km will take you to the Madhmaheshwar temple. Another possible way is to reach Guptakashi, from here a 30 km long trek will take you to the temple. Out of the 30 km trek from Guptakashi, 7 km is motorable, so one has to go through a trek of 23 km by foot.
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Q. Can someone please help me to arrange full 4 days trip to Madhyameshwar including accommodation, stoppage, food and route of trek?
Is accommodation available on reaching the temple. And does it needs to be pre-booked?
Holidify 10 months ago
There is no accommodation at the temple. The closest hotel to the temple is the Himalay Hotel in Ransi. You can find more accommodation options at Asama and Guptkashi, which also serves as the ideal base camp for your trek to the Madhyamaheswar Temple. It is ideal to pre-book your accommodation option, as this will simplify the whole process, and lack of accommodation can pose a big problem when you arrive. Please fill out the form in the following link, and our travel partners will be able to devise the perfect package for you based on your travel needs: https://www.holidify.com/custom-package/
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals. - Winters are quite cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling during the season. - Since most of the way to the s=destination is via trekking, make sure you carry a good pair of shoes.
Lakhan Murmu 10 months ago
Long trek starting from ransi village in between two three villages and hut were there for night stay and food, tea.Trek was bit difficult but after reaching to the temple all tiredness feel like swept away with the cold wind over there.