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If spirituality is on your mind and on your itinerary as well, Tungnath is just your kind of place. It is an ancient holy town more than 1000 years old and is popular among pilgrims and devotees. It comprises of Alaknanda and Mandakini river valleys or 'Lord of Peaks' as they are referred to.

Tungnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated here is one of the highest temples in the world and also highest among the five Panch Kedar temples located in the Tungnath mountain range. With an air of mystery and beauty, this Tungnath also offers various other attractions and trek trails. Visit this bewitching town with the vibes of spirituality and secrecy, rich in flora and fauna and bounded by nature on all sides for an experience you never had.

Things to do in Tungnath

1. Tungnath Temple

Tungnath Temple
Situated amongst the wondrous mountains of Tungnath in the Rudraprayag District, Tungnath Temple is the highest Shiva temple in the world nestled at an altitude of 3680 meters. It is one of the Panch (Read More)Kedars and is believed to have belonged to an ancient era almost 1000 years old. The foundation of this temple was laid down by Arjuna who was the third of the Pandava brothers. It was built in the North Indian style of architecture and has a dozen shrines of other Gods surrounding the temple. There are numerous tales associated with the place including the one where Lord Ram carried out meditation to get himself released from the curse of Brahmahatya for killing Ravana.

2. Chandrashila

Another 1.5 km trek from Tungnath and you will reach a place called Chandrashila, an epitome of beauty and bounty of nature. The trek trail is not a proper path but enough marking to walk on.

3. Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal
If you are fond of trekking and camping, Deoria Tal is a perfect place for overnight camping and jungle trekking. This small lake is located about 3 km away on the trekking path between two villages n (Read More)amely Sari and Mastura Village on the chief Ukhimath-Chopta Road.

4. Chopta

Chopta is a small quaint village blessed with pristine beauty of nature. Perched at an elevation of 2900 m above the sea level, this place serves as the entryway to the renowned Tungnath temple as wel (Read More)l as the other Panch Kedar temples.

5. Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary
Spread across an area of nearly 5 sq. km, the Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is a paradise for flora and fauna lovers. The sanctuary offers a peaceful adobe for musk deer and some of the Himalayan (Read More) wildlife.

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Adventure and Trekking Destination

Apart from a famous pilgrimage centre, Tungnath also makes for a popular trekking destination. The trek is a 4 km stretch, starting from Chopta. To reach Chopta, one has to travel to Rudraprayag and then take a local taxi from Rudraprayag to Chopta. The route to Tungnath is the shortest of all the Panch Kedar trek routes. The trek provides a spectacular view of the meandering pastures.

Suggested Itinerary for Tungnath

Tungnath is a small village which is approachable only via trekking of almost 3.5 km from Chopta. Begin your trip with an early morning visit to Tungnath Temple with a magnificent view of the sunrise. Make sure you have eaten a hearty breakfast in the morning and also carried some food along with you. A further trek of 1.5 km will take you to the shrine of Chandrashila. However, the trail is a bit risky so decide carefully. Now your next stop after this should be the beautiful village of Chopta. Break for lunch there and rest for a while to rejuvenate your body. Next either you can go to Deoria Tal and the lake and beautiful scenery or head on to Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary. With this end your trip at the hotel with a warm dinner.

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FAQs on Tungnath

What is famous about Tungnath?

The enchanting location houses the highest temple of Lord Shiva. It is also a popular destination for trekking.

What is not so good about Tungnath?

The region receives heavy snowfall during winters making accessibility very difficult.

Who should visit Tungnath?

Tungnath is an ideal destination for nature lovers, hardcore devotees and adventurous lots.

What is the best time to visit Tungnath?

April to November is the best time to visit Tungnath. During summers the town is in full bloom, and the air is fresh and crisp. The peaks are covered with a lush green cover of pine deodar and rhododendrons. During monsoon, the place becomes prone to landslides, so it is recommended to be avoided. While the winters are a big no, as Tungnath is covered with a thick blanket of snow until early March.
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What is the local food in Tungnath?

Tungnath is a small village where apart from few dhabas you will not find any other eating outlets. Mostly you will be eating at your hotel or guest house.
However, make sure you carry some food while traveling in and around the village.

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What is the best way to reach Tungnath?

The nearest airport to Tungnath is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, while the nearest railhead is at Rishikesh. Regular buses are available from nearby cities.

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What are the places near Tungnath?

The top places near to Tungnath are Auli which is 33 km from Tungnath, Valley of flowers which is located 45 km from Tungnath, Nainital which is located 125 km from Tungnath, Kedarnath which is located 30 km from Tungnath, Madhyamaheshwar which is located 15 km from Tungnath

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Rohit Shroff

5 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling dur (Read More)ing the season.
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
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