Rudraprayag Tourist Guide

Rudraprayag Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Rudraprayag CharDham and 2 dham Packages starting from Rs 10999/-
  • Location: uttrakhand,India -246171
  • Altitude: 895 m
  • Longitude: 79.0645° E
  • Latitude: 30.4807° N
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun
  • Nearest Train Station: Haridwar - Rishikesh
  • How to reach: Best Reachable from Haridwar-Rishikesh
  • Season to Visit: Summer Months between May & July

Rudraprayag Tourist Guide – A majestic Garhwali Uttarakhand

Rudraprayag Tourist Guide: Overview

Rudraprayag at a height of 610 meters is a small town and this town has lot of religious significance. This town is located at junction of three hill districts Chamoli, Tehri & Pauri. Lord Shiva temple is known as Rudranath here. Narad Muni meditated here for several years and got the blessings of Lord Shiva. There is a temple of goddess Jagadamba Devi in this town. Rudraprayag confluence of rivers, this town is at a distance of 40 km. from Srinagar located at the confluence of two rivers Alaknanda & Mandakini.

Why you must visit Rudraprayag Uttarakhand?

Rudraprayag is a wonderful place to visit. Not just is this a holy place with several temples and sacred caves, but also a visually stunning destination that appeals to one and all. Tourists from all over the world come to Rudraprayag to see the raging waters of the two rivers and indulge in some extreme water sports. The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes, streams and glaciers. It is Branching of Char Dham Routes at Rugraprayag.  From Badrinath, roads to Kedarnath & Badrinath branches out to two different routes. The other road to Kedarnath goes to Agastyamuni-Guptkashi-Sonprayag-Gaurikund-Kedarnath.

What is unique in Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag is Confluence of Barinath & Kedarnath Dham, as river Alaknanda which starts from Alakpuri glacier comes from Badrinath Dham meets River Mandakini, which flows from Kedarnath and joins Alaknanda at this place. After Rudraprayag the river is known as Alaknanda. The district have been able to preserve their culture, folklore, folksongs and folkdances, the last, a distinctive feature of the district, being seasonal, traditional and religious.

 Rudraprayag confluence top beautiful view of this sangam (joining of rivers) point of two rivers is available. This is the best view spot of Rudraprayag. You can visit the tip of the both river joint point were a Lord Shiva temple is there. You need to climb number of steps to reach the water point here. But view of water & sound of river is breathtaking.

History of Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag District was established on 16th September1997. Today’s Garhwal was known as kedar-khand in the past. In puranas kedar-khand was said to be abode of God. The authentic script about the history of Garhwal is found only 6th A.D on word. Some Historian and scientist believe that this land is origin of Arya rac and it is believed that about 300B.C. Khasa invaded Garhwal through Kashmir Nepal and Kuman.  In Kedar-khand Puran this land is regarded the land of lord Shiva. It seems from the facts vedas puranas, Ramayna and Mahabharat that these Hindu scriptures are scripted in kedar-khand. It is believed that God Ganesha first script of vedas in Vayas gufa situated in the last village Mana only four km from Badrinath.

According to Rigveda(1017-19) after Inundation (Jalprlya) Sapt-Rishis saved their lives in the same village Mana. Besides there the roots of vedic literature seems to be originated from Garhwal because the Garhwali language has a lot of words common with sanskrit .The work place of vedic Rishis are the prominent pilgrim places in Garhwal specially in chamoli like Atrimuni Ashram in Anusuya about 25 km. from chamoli town and work place of Kashyap Rishi at Gandhmadan parwat near Badrinath. According to Aadi-Puran vedviyas scripted the story of Mahabhrat in Vyas Gufa near Badrinath which is related to rudrapryag.

When to visit Rudraprayag - Best Season to Visit

The best season to visit Rudraprayag is the winters and the onset of summers. The favorable months to visit the place are between October to March. The climate remains pleasant during these months offering tourists the best holiday experience.

How to Reach Rudraprayag

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Rudraprayag situated at a distance of 159kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Rudraprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Rudraprayag is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 140kms before Rudraprayag on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent and Rudraprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag.

By Road: Rudraprayag is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Buses to Rudraprayag and Rishikesh are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Rudraprayag are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar etc. Rudraprayag lies on National Highway 58 from where road diverts to two major destinations Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Adventure activities near Rudraprayag

Many national and international competitions of Skiing, Mountaineering, Water rafting, Rock climbing etc. are held annually near Rudraprayag. The many thrills the state has on offer range from treks to white water rafting to paragliding to biking are sufficient to entice the adventure-bound souls to explore and experience the newer highs. Some adventure activities held near Rudraprayag are:



The hilly terrain of Uttarakhand provides plenty of opportunities for mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. The easternmost hill district Pithoragarh, bordering Nepal and Tibet, often dubbed as ‘Miniature Kashmir’ is abundant in natural beauty, making it the perfect.



Rafting in Alakhnanda River is the most popular adventure sport in Uttarakhand. Swift-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters. These rivers flow through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains and sometimes even along snowy slopes.



Camping near Rudraprayag is possibly the finest way to enjoy the serenity of nature with the company of your friends and family. It is the best mode to spend time in the lap of nature and forget the mundane affairs of an otherwise hectic life.


Mountain biking

Mountain biking is all about speed, control and thrill and is one of the latest ways of exploring and discovering new vistas of the Himalayan landscape.


Auli is the Ski capital of India located at 2,500 to 3,050 meters, in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, the Auli Ski Resort is close to the famous religious shrine of Badrinath.



Near Rudraprayag Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport, which is recently getting much popular. A foot-launched aircraft, a paraglide falls in the category of un-powered fixed-wing aircraft.

Delhi to Rudraprayag bus service

  • There is no direct bus between Delhi to Rudraprayag so you can take bus from Delhi to Rishikesh then take Bus/Taxi from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag.

  • Travelling from Delhi to Rudraprayag can be comfortable and easy as there are much different type of buses is available in this route.

  • There are some major state bus routes and from all major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and many more. All bus routes are covered by private bus operators.

  • The online booking system is the more convenient and easy for booking AC Volvo bus tickets. You can book AC Volvo bus tickets online and it takes around to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions.

  • Delhi to Rudraprayag driving distance: The average distance between Delhi to Rudraprayag is approx 377.0 km. Average timings between these two cities are about 9 hours. The total time taken, based on the bus type you choose.

Suggested itinerary

01: Dehradun to Rudraprayag (Approx 190.0 km/ 5.30 Hours)

Upon arrival at Dehradun airport or railway station, meets with our representative and drive to Rudraprayag. Check into your hotel and have rest. After post lunch you are free at your leisure and evening will be free for stroll in local markets or shopping, nature walk of picturesque surrounding area and take photography of majestic Uttarakhand. 

Overnight stay at Rudraprayag Hotel


Day 02: local tour of Rudraprayag

After breakfast we start the day by visiting the famous places of we visit some other attractions like Augustmuni, Tunganath, Rudranath Temple, Gaurikund, Koteshwar Temple. In the evening back to your hotel and have rest.

Overnight stay with delicious dinner at Rudraprayag hotel

Day 03: Rudraprayag nearby places excursion

Today After breakfast we proceed for nearby places excursion which includes, Chopta, Guptakashi, Devprayag, Kedarnath, Utterkashi. In evening return to hotel

Overnight stay with delicious dinner at Rudraprayag hotel

Day 04: Depart from Rudraprayag

After breakfast checkout from hotel and you will be dropped to Dehradun airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour get ends with lots of memories.


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