Rudraprayag is located in the Uttrakhand state. It is 34 Km from Garwhal (Srinagar). It lies at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini river. Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag or five confluences of Alkanda river. In addition, it is regarded as one of the sacred places. Narad Muni worshipped here to learn music. Lord Shiva in the form of Rudra taught music to Narad Muni. Rudra is the lord of music. It is the gateway of two sacred pilgrimages Kedarnath and Badrinath. The Kedarnath temple is 49 Km from Rudraprayag. Tourists come here to seek spirituality. And also, to seek the beauty of nature. While the wife of Lord Rudra is Goddess Chamunda. So, there is also a temple of Goddess Chamunda.
There are three famous temples in Rudraprayag.
Chamunda Devi Temple – The temple of goddess Chamunda. The wife of Lord Rudra.
The Koteshwar Temple – The temple of Lord Shiva.
Also, Kartik swami – The temple of Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva.
Distance of Rudraprayag from different places
From New Delhi to Rudraprayag – 357 km
Haridwar to Rudraprayag is – 171 KM
Rishikesh to Rudraprayag is – 150 KM
Rudraprayag to Kedarnath – 49 KM
Rudraprayag to Badrinath – 156 KM
Karnaprayag is one of the Panch Prayag or the five confluences of the Alaknanda River. Also, the other three Prayag are Devprayag, Nandprayag and Vishnuprayag. It lies at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Pindar Rivers. It is believed to be the place where Karna of Mahabharata worshipped the Sun God. Further, Karnaprayag is the place where Lord Krishna did the cremation of Karna. The town is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains. The significance of Karnaprayag is that it is of mythological importance in relation to the epic Mahabharata. Also, Swami Vivekananda along with Guru Turianand Ji and Akharanand Ji meditated here for 18 continuous days.
Best Time to Visit Kedarnath
The best time to visit Kedarnath is May to June and September to October as in monsoon due to heavy rainfall, you should not visit Kedarnath. The climate is suitable from May to June and September to October
Where To Stay
Rudraprayag Resthouse by Badrinath – Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC)