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Tungnath

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Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Tungnath Tourism

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.

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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.

Restaurants and 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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One Day Itinerary

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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What's Great?

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

What's Not So Great?

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

For Whom?

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

How 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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Rohit Shroff 1 year 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 during the season.
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
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