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Rudrapryag Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
Rudraprayag is a town and a municipality in Rudraprayag district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. The famous man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag hunted and written about by Jim Corbett (hunter) dwelled here..
Kedarnath Temple #1
Kedarnath is located at a height of 3,581 m above sea level, at the head of Mandakini River. This temple of Kedarnath was constructed in 8th century and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and Panch Kedars of Lord Shiva.While seeking repentance after killing the Kauravas, Lord Shiva disguised himself to escape recognition from the Pandavas. When Lord Shiva dived into the ground, a hump was left, which is now worshipped in the temple. It is also believed that the temple has been constructed by the Pandavas. The interiors of the temple are carved withÂ images and the idol of Nandi bull is placed at the entrance of the temple.
Chopta is located at a height of 2,600 m above the sea level and is surrounded with forests. This place is also known as mini Switzerland as it offers views of the Himalayan ranges and also houses diverse flora and fauna. Moreover, number of rhododendron and deodar trees can be seen at the site. Travellers can also visit Tunganath Mandir and Chandrashila Peak as these sites are located in proximity of Chopta.
Jakholi is a small village located in the proximity of river Ganges and Mandakini in Rudraprayag district. This village is surrounded by mountains and offers an opportunity to indulge in trekking. Tourists can visit Chamunda Devi Temple and Rudranath Temple along with nearby places such as Agastmuni and Tilwarathe.
Augustmuni is situated on the banks of Mandakini River in Rudraprayag at a height of 1,000 m. The town is known as the place where Rishi Agastya meditated for several years. Tourists visiting the town can see Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to the Rishi. Moreover, tourists also can see the carvings of Gods and Goddesses on the stones as the temple is also known for its architecture. Every year on the celebration of Baisakhi, a large fair is organised and devotees take part in large number to pay devotion to God..
Khirsu is a pollution free region located in Rudraprayag and is surrounded with Himalayas. Situated at an elevation of 1,700 mtourists can also visit Pauri Garhal, Ulkha Giri and Kandoliya. Moreover, Ghandiyal Devta, an ancient temple, is also located in theÂ proximity of the place..
Ukhimath is located in Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand and is believed to be named after Banasur's daughter Usha. The famous Omkareshwar Temple is located in Ukhimath which is known as the abode of Lord Kedarnath in winters. Moreover, tourists can also see theÂ crafted idol of Lord Shiva in the temple.