Tungnath Temple, Rudra Prayag
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Tunganath (literal meaning: Lord of the peaks) mountains form the Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys. Located at an altitude of 3680m, and just below the peak of Chandrashila, Tungnath temple is the highest Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is the third (Tritiya Kedar) in the pecking order of the Panch Kedars. It has a rich legend linked to the Pandavas, heroes of the Mahabharata epic.Work out when and for how long to visit Tungnath Temple and other Rudra Prayag attractions using our handy Rudra Prayag family vacation planner.
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Great location with serene beauty, and great weather in the month of October. Feel blessed ,,,. Though the hike is a bit taxing for kids but my kids (5&12) did reach to the temple on 3 hours,, on foot... read more »
This was the second time I was making my trip to Tungnath. It was a weekend getaway from Delhi and I along with one of my colleague decided to do the Tungnath Deoriatal Trek. It was an awesome journey... read more »
There are shops around this place and that was amazing accounting the height. Its a great place covered with snow all through the year. Open for 6 months a year.
One among the five kedar temples of Lord Shiva, also one of the highest Shiva temples. 3km trek starts from Chopta village, one of the most picturesque valleys of Himalayas. Hiking another 1km to Chandrashila will be worth on clear weather, will give a wide view of the highest mountains.
The Chopta tungnath trek is one of the easier treks in the Himalayan region.The peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Kedarnath are all clear during the course of the trek and make for a majestic sight. This trek encompasses a large area starting from Haridwar and ending at Chandrashila with a number of other interesting areas falling on the way. Itis a perfect opportunity for first timers who are looking to get a hang of the general basics of trekking in the Himalayan region and is recommended highly by us for the same. The major attractions of this trek are the Tungnath Temple and theChandrashila peak which provides a breathtaking 360 degree view of the valleys below.
Highest Shiva temple in the world :) Jai Bholenaath.. !! Mesmerising views and awesome meadows with wildflowers. And not to forget the Rhododendron blooms.
Awesome place. It was full of snow in April 2015. Trekking in snow is a wonderful experience. I am visiting this place again in July 2016.
tungnath is highest temple of the God shiva this is 3.5km trek from base chopta hillstation!
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