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Tungnath Temple, Rudra Prayag
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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.
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  • it was really lovely to trek in the month of Deccember first week, No snow but it was amazing to reach to the highest point at Chandrashilla which is 1 km from Tungnath. A must visit place if you are ...  more »
  • Start from Chopta very early in the morning, half an hour before sunrise. Take a couple of torches/ headlights. As the path is paved, there should not be any difficulty. Local dogs will accompany you,...  more »
  • It's a great hike and once you reach the top you can truly feel a spiritual current running inside you. Very serene and peaceful at the top. You can also see a bunch of crows near the temple who the p...  more »
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  • This is a awesome place. Also known as mini switzerland of garhwal.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. If you are going to visit tunganath. You should also go to chandrashila. Around 1 -2 km trek from tunganath.
  • This is one of the highest Lord Shiva Temple in Uttarakhand. it is situated 3680 m from sea level. and from there 1 km more chandrashila 4060 m. from there you can see Himalayan view. Tungnath Temple is on of the part of panch kedar. this place is very holy place. it's a Good place to go and relax and spend some with yourself or with friends and family. It's also a good photography location the best time to visit in summers.
  • Out of world place. Anybody with slightest liking for mountains must visit this place. Gopeshwar- mandal- chopta is a scenic drive. From chopta 3.5 km steep trek ( don't hesitate to take pony ride) and you are on the door step of Almighty Lord Tungnath, third of panch kedar. Look around and you realize why Almighty God chose to stay here. One gets the feeling as if standing above all the mighty great Himalayan peaks. After Darshan and worshipping, gear up for next 1.5 km, steaper trek to Chandrashila. Reach there, take a deep breath, open your eyes; and what you see, what you feel in your heart ?.!? It is beyond capacity of any word or any language. Must visit once in life time. Treatises can be written about entire green valley; but one can only feel it.
  • Tungnath-Tritya kedar (one of the Panch kedar)-3.75 trek from Chopta. A must place to visit. The highest altitude Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. One of the most beautiful place. A heaven for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Network, rooms, hotels are available here but please remove luxury from your mind. Come here only for the nature. Simply heaven.
  • Amazing place, only 2-3 km easy trek, good camping site at high altitude and frozen(in winter) mountain tops view. After this you can trek for chandrashila (moon rock) - which is the peak of tungnath.