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Ukhimath, Rudra Prayag Overview

Ukhimath is also known as winter Kedarnath and is famous for the Lord Shiva Temple which houses the Lord in winters when Kedarnath is shut down. Ukhimath is also a very beautiful hill station providing great scenery of the Himalayas. In the lower hills of the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, perched at an altitude of 1300 meters, The hill station attracts devotees and travelers alike from all parts of the state and country

Home to Lord Kedarnath and Lord Madhyamaheswar in the winters when Kedarnath becomes inaccessible due to heavy snowfall, Ukhimath is a deeply religious town with spirituality and devotion oozing through its lanes. Ukhimath also provides some great panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks which are covered in snow. It is a place fit for some time in solidarity and amidst a spirituality of significant religious centre.

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Best Time To Visit Ukhimath

Ukhimath can be visited anytime of the year. The town has a beautiful summer weather with comfortable temperatures and cool breeze while the winters are quiet cold yet very beautiful. Heavy woolens will be required to brave the cold in the winters here. The town looks lovely all year round filled with greenery and an atmosphere of spirituality.

Traveling Around Ukhimath

Travelling within the area is largely by foot and car.

Stay Near Ukhimath

Rudraprayag should be your preferred destination for accommodation as it has a lot more options than Ukhimath. The accommodation options are available for all budget sizes.

Sightseeing Around Ukhimath

Omkareshwar Peeth - a temple dedicated to Lord Kedarnath is a must, while in the town.

Activities At Ukhimath

Ukhimath can be quite a trekking experience.

Shopping At Ukhimath

You can buy replicas of the Kedarnath temple just outside the temple premises as well as idols of gods and goddesses for souvenirs.

Local Experiences At Ukhimath

Ukhimath is a deeply religious place so visiting here you will find the place deep in devotion.

Food At Ukhimath

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

Restaurants Near Ukhimath

Lavleen Restaurant and Pandit Restaurant

Sample Itinerary For Ukhimath

Take a day trip to Ukhimath on your visit to Rudraprayag.

Tips For Visiting Ukhimath

Try to avoid the monsoon season for visiting Ukhimath as roads can be blocked by landslides and incessant rains make sightseeing very troublesome.

How to reach Ukhimath

  • Air: The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is 198 km away from Ukhimath. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Ukhimath from the airport.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh which is 174 km away from Ukhimath. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Ukhimath from the railway station.

  • Road: Ukhimath is very well connected by motorable roads to all parts of the state. Public and private buses as well as taxis regularly connect the town to nearby cities.

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