Rudraprayag is a small town in Uttarakhand at a height of about 3000 ft above the sea level. Rudraprayag is one of the sacred panch prayags (confluences) and is a holy place for Hindus. It lies at the confluence of two rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini.

It is also the junction for pilgrims going for the Char Dham Yatra. From Rudraprayag, routes separate to Badrinath, Nagnath Pokhri and Kedarnath. It is blessed with nature's bounty and the Rudraprayag weather is pleasant throughout the year due to the height of the region.


Rudraprayag is full of temples and scenic mountains. The nature’s paradise is also one of the best places for trekking in Uttarakhand. Most of the Rudraprayag temple legends are associated with Lord Shiva, Mahabharata, Goddess Gauri and the Pandavas.

  • Koteshwar Mahadev Temple - This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva but there are several naturally formed idols of great Hindu Lords. It is believed that, on his way to Kedarnath, Lord Shiva came to this temple for meditation. It is at a distance of 3 kms from Rudraprayag district.

  • Rudraprayag Sangam - This sangam (confluence) of river Alaknanda and Mandakini is a perfect destination for spending a lot of time with your dear ones. It is a famous sightseeing place in Rudraprayag where you can enjoy peace of mind. So, add Rudraprayag sangam tourist spot to your itinerary and rejuvenate in the lap of nature.

  • Hariyali Devi Temple - It is nestled in the Himalayan range at an elevation of around 1400 m. The Goddess in the temple is dressed in yellow, carrying a child and is sitting on a lion. The temple is sight of pure joy and is most visited during the festivals of Janmashtami, Navratri and Diwali. It is at a distance of 22 kms from Rudraprayag town and can be easily reached by hiring cabs.

  • Rudranath Temple - It is considered to be the most difficult temples to access amongst the Kedars. It is also a popular trekking place in Rudraprayag. It is believed that Lord Shiva visited the temple as a music teacher and gave Lord Narand all the music lessons. This temple is located on the confluence of river Alakanda and river Mandakini.

  • Kartik Swami Temple - It is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva. It can be reached by a 3 km trek from Kanak Chauri village, which is located on the Rudraprayag-Pokhari route. Apart from devotees, many photographers visit the temple to capture the amazing view of the snow-clad Himalayan range from Kartik Swami temple.

  • Basukedar Temple - Basukedar Temple is of Shiva temple constructed by Pandavas. There are idols which seem to be at least 1000 years old. This place is perfect for meditation and relaxation. It is located around 35 kms from Augustmuni. The place is called Basukedar because it is said that Lord Shiva stayed a night here while he was travelling to Mount Kailash in Kedarnath.

Rudraprayag is a place of holy significance due to several great legends. Every year, thousands of tourists going for the Chota Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand and Lord Shiva devotees visit Rudraprayag to view these beautiful sightseeing places.


The entire region in and around Rudraprayag is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, and glaciers. Apart from visiting the tourist places in Rudraprayag, you shouldn’t miss these best places to visit near Rudraprayag.

  • Kedarnath - Kedarnath Temple, near Rudraprayag is famous as it is one of the Chota Char Dham destinations and a Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. It is surrounded by thick forests and diverse wildlife habitat. The distance between Rudraprayag to Kedarnath is about 29 kms. There are mountains all around, thus it is recommended to hire cabs from Rudraprayag to Kedarnath for a comfortable journey.

  • Joshimath - Joshimath or Jyotirmath is the winter seat of Lord Badri, and thus is a sacred place in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. It is a wonderful hill station in Uttaranchal, and also features many adventure activities, exciting treks, pilgrimage places and scenic nature’s beauty that you can enjoy during your tour.

  • Badrinath> - Badrinath is a Char Dham temple near to Rudraprayag. The distance between Badrinath to Rudraprayag is about 155km and it can be comfortable covered by a 6 to 7 hours taxi drive from Rudraprayag. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is idolized as Badrinath and it is a famous pilgrim centre for Hindus.

Ensure you have enough days to cover all the amazing tourist places to visit near Rudraprayag. Book your Uttarakhand package in advance and unwind from the busy city life.


The nearest airport to Rudraprayag is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and the nearest railway station is at Rishikesh & haridwar Due to the hilly mountainous route, it is recommended to travel by private taxis instead of local transport. You may choose from car rental options from Dehradun airport or station. Once you reach there, all the beautiful places to visit in Rudraprayag are easily accessible by local cabs provided by Rudraprayag Taxi Union.

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