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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.
- 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 during the season.- Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
The enchanting location houses the highest temple of Lord Shiva. It is also a popular destination for trekking.
The region receives heavy snowfall during winters making accessibility very difficult.
Tungnath is an ideal destination for nature lovers, hardcore devotees and adventurous lots.
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. (Read More)