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Rudra Prayag

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Best Time: Apr-Dec Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Rudra Prayag Tourism

Lying at the confluence of River Alaknanda and River Mandakini, Rudraprayag is a sacred place regarded as one of the Panch Prayags and place of great religious significance. Settled in Uttarakhand, this beautiful town is full of mysterious charm and the spiritual vibes that will calm your senses.

Offering spectacular views and mesmerizing panoramic vistas, the town boasts of being blessed by Mother Nature in its full glory. The town derives its name from the Hindu deity Lord Shiva who is said to have appeared at the place in the form of Lord Rudra. Rudraprayag is sprinkled with several ancient temples and serves as a gateway to two major pilgrimages of Kedarnath and Badrinath, offering its visitors a surrounding of serenity and tranquility. Tourists also get enchanted by its natural dazzling beauty and spellbinding landscapes. Tourists and devotees flock this place in large number seeking spirituality as well as nature's splendors.

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Mythological Importance of Rudraprayag

It is believed that Lord Narad Muni performed intense penance to please Lord Shiva to teach him the mysteries related to music. Lord Shiva was pleased by his penance and appeared in the form of Rudra, teaching him music in the Rudra Temple. This is why the place came to be known as Rudraprayag. You can see pictures of Lord Narad with a Rudra garland around his neck, singing praises of Lord Shiva.

Restaurants and Local Food in Rudra Prayag

You will find some restaurant and roadside stalls in the area besides the in house restaurants. The food served is mainly North Indian. You will also find several sweet shops in the town.
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One Day Itinerary

Rudraprayag is a town blessed with bewitching beauty and spirituality oozing from every nook and corner. The place has got a vibrancy that lures its visitors from all over the country. Since the town is packed with several attractions in and around, it is practically impossible to cover the whole area in one day. However, to begin your one day journey, make an early start in the morning with delicious warm breakfast at the hotel and move on to your first destination of Koteshwar Mahadev temple. Other places that are must on your one-day itinerary are Jakholi, Augustmuni, Khirsu and Rudranath Temple, located at the confluence of the two rivers. Get back to the hotel to enjoy the wonderful weather and relish the beauty of the place under the curtain of stars.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

A hub of adventure activities along with being one of the Paanch Dhams.

What's Not So Great?

Prone to landslides during the monsoon season, so travelling here during rains should be avoided.

For Whom?

Rudraprayag is often visited by people going to Kedarnath and Badrinath as it serves as the gateway to these destinations. It also offers outstanding opportunities for people who love adventure and recreational activities. It is visited by people for Char Dham yatra and sightseeing alike.

How To Reach Rudra Prayag

The nearest airport is located in Dehradun, and the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh. From both these destinations, you can take taxis or catch a bus to reach Rudraprayag. If you wish to travel by road, you can do so from Delhi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Allahabad, Srinagar and Uttarkashi. State transport buses, private buses, taxis and private cars are available for hire from all these cities.

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Devyani Chandra 1 year ago
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the nature's beauty of the city.
- Avoid travelling the city during winters owing to nail biting cold.
- Carry a pair of sport shoes for there is lot of walking and trekking to do in the town.
Ukinfo 1 year ago
Trijuginarayan is Very ancient Temple in Rudraprayag. The story behind shiv and Parvati wedding at this place is true.
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