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Augustmuni, Rudra Prayag Overview

Situated on the banks of Mandakini River, Augustyamuni is a town dedicated to one of the most revered teachers in Indian mythology - Rishi Augustya. Augustyamuni is important for the Char Dham yatra as it has a helipad from where helicopter tours of the Char Dham are undertaken.

In the beautiful surroundings of the Himalayas and on the bank of River Mandakini, Augustyamuni appears as a place full of magic and spirituality. The small village town which was built in the ancient ages in the name of the famous Rishi Augustya, who use to have his own gurukul here, is a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate one 's inner self. The beautiful mountains, the fiercely flowing Mandakini River and the coolness in the air make this place utterly charming in its appearance. The town is a great place to get away from the crowd of other hill stations and immerse yourself in nature.

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Best Time To Visit Augustmuni

Except for the three months of monsoons from July till September, the rest of the year is perfect for visiting Augustyamuni. The quaint village town is beautiful throughout the year with extraordinarily cold winters which will require you to cover yourself adequately with woolen.

Traveling Around Augustmuni

Travelling within the town will be largely on foot.

Stay Near Augustmuni

Augustyamuni doesn_Ñét have accommodation to offer. It is recommended to seek accommodation in the nearby town of Rudraparayag which is 17 km away from Augustyamuni. Rudraprayag has good accommodation options at affordable rates.

Sightseeing Around Augustmuni

Augustyamuni Temple is one of the prime attractions of the town and pretty much the center of its spiritual and religious significance.

Local Experiences At Augustmuni

A spiritual town with its history and heritage intact is a wonderful place to search for nirvana and inner peace.

Food At Augustmuni

Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.

Restaurants Near Augustmuni

Lavleen Restaurant and Pandit Restaurant in Rudraprayag.

Sample Itinerary For Augustmuni

Reach Rudraprayag and follow it with your trip to Augustyamuni. Augustyamuni is one of those places which will not give you long list of must visit spots, but let you relax and be idle as you enjoy its refreshing surroundings and sceneries. Do visit the Augustyamuni temple, while here.

Trivia About Augustmuni

It has the only helipad used for helicopter tours to the Char Dham.

Tips For Visiting Augustmuni

Make sure you enquire about the condition of the roads before heading towards Augustyamuni as the approach rads are notoriously hampered by regular landslides.

How to reach Augustmuni

  • Air: The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is 107 km away from Augustyamuni. One can easily avail a cab or catch a public bus towards Augustyamuni.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh which is 87 km away from Augustyamuni. Taxi and buses are easily available for Augustyamuni from outside the railway station.

  • Road: Augustyamuni is well connected by motor able roads which connect it to other major tourists centers of the state. There are public and private buses that ply in and out of the city on a regular basis connecting it to nearby cities.

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