Tungnath, Uttarakhand

The Tungnath Temple situated on the highest altitude, dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Tungnath temple is highest in the world and is the highest temple in the five Panch Kedars located in the mountain range of Garhwal Himalayas in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Tungnath temple is believed to be more than 5000 years old, It has a rich legend linked to the Pandavas the heroes of Mahabharata epic and the temple was Second number Kedar in the pecking order of the Panch Kedars Holy Yatra in Uttarakhand. Epic stated, The Lord Shiva arms appeared in this place, hence its called as Tungnath.

Other than a religious destination, Tungnath is also famous for a trekking destination. One of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Chandrashila Summit Trek, maneuvers through beautiful meadows and the unpaved trails. The Chandrashila summit trek is one of the moderate treks in the Indian Himalayan region and can journeyed all throughout the year. Though the trekking route is covered with brawny stones, the marvelous view of the highly embellished meandering pastures makes ones trek an awe inspiring one. As the trek progresses the meadows would make their way to pink, white and mauve Rhododendrons flowers.

Tunganath has a cool climate all through the seasons. April to August offers cool and pleasant climate and the right period to spend relaxing moments in the outdoors and is ideal for temple visits. September to November is good for sight seeing and temple visits. December to March is snow capped valley.

Accessibility: The temple can be reached by a 3 km long trek starting from Kanak Chauri which is a 40 km drive from Rudrapayag the closest town and about 69 kms from Rudrapayag city, about 210 kms from Rishikesh, about 232 kms from Hardwar, about 250 kms from Dehradun, about 454 kms from delhi and about 224 kms from the nearest airport.

Accommodation: There are couples of places to stay Chopta and Tungnath, you will find very basic accomodation near tungnath but chopta you found couple of geust houses and private hotels.


Highest Temple in India of Lord Shiva


Tungnath Temple open at 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

April to November

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