Uttarakhand, the Dev Bhoomi or the Land of the Gods as it is called is a fascinating place to be visiting, especially at this time & juncture and this is without a shadow or tinge of doubt whatsoever.
Rudraprayag is another interesting place in Uttarakhand that is rich in legend, myth, abundant natural beauty, sights and attractions. Rudraprayag also serves as one of the five confluences of the Alaknanda River and the town is surrounded by stunning rivers, sparkling clear water streams and heavenly glacial deposit landscapes.
So, if you’re just wondering; here are five places to definitely give a visit if you’re traveling to Rudraprayag.
Chopta is also popular as the Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand for the extensive cover of thick snow on a major part of its landscape for the greater part of the calendar year. Visitors are enthralled to see snow laden surfaces with rustic rural architecture of the small hamlet in the background. The combination of natural beauty and a unique rural life makes for amazing scenic viewing. Chopta has also gained popularity as the base point of the Tungnath-Chandrashila Ghat trek and also provides camping services for tourists and visitors.
Kalimath is another rural hamlet hidden between the Kedarnath Mountains in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the Saraswati River and is situated at an elevation of 1800 metres. Kalimath is also home to revered temple going by the same name that has been active for centuries and is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is considered to be one of the Shakti Peethas, sacred spots of worship for Hindus.
Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, this small hamlet in Uttarakhand provides some of the most brilliant panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. Ukhimath is an ideal destination for anyone seeking peace and quiet. Surrounded by a divine spiritual ambience, Ukhimath is home to numerous famous temples dedicated to various Hindu deities and is also a famous pilgrimage centre in the state.
Joshimath is another quaint hill town settlement and the last notable junction for essential services, lodging and fooding before heading to Tungnath. Joshimath is also home to some ancient temples and is the place where the deities of Kedarnath & Badrinath are shifted when the shrines are closed during winter. The deities are then installed in a special chamber in a temple at Joshimath where it is taken care of and served.
Located at an altitude of almost two thousand five hundred metres above sea level, Deoria Tal is a 3 km uphill trek from Sari Village. Deoria Tal is a natural water body and is extremely popular among trekkers for capturing a stunning reflection of the Chaukhamba Range in its crystal clear water. This beautiful lake is surrounded by the stunning peaks of Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range, and Kalanag all around and a sit down at this place is a magnificent engagement for the senses to be just blown away.