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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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  • From the base at Chopta the trek to Lord Tunganath Temple starts which is approximately 4 kms steep up the slope traversing through rich beautiful rhododendron forest and then lofty hills. It is advis...  more »
  • The trek starts from Chopta. and locals say it is 3.5km upto Tungnath and another 1.5km upto Chandrashila peak. But for new trekkers like us, we took a good two and half hours to reach Tungnath. The p...  more »
  • Tungnath @ 12,000 ft is the highest Shiva Temple in the world. The trek from Chopta is around 4km. and could take a few hours as it is a steep climb almost throughout. But the trek is beautiful and is...  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.