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The face of Lord Shiva is worshipped at the Rudranath temple. It is also called “Rudramukh”. The word ‘Mukh’ means face, and the word ‘Rudra’ refers to Lord Shiva. Rudranath temple altitude of 2,280 mt above sea-level. It is surrounded by perfect nature and mountainous flora. It is 23 km from Gopeshwar. 5 km is motorable and the rest 18 km has to be trekked. In this place Lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Neelkantha’. The peaceful atmosphere and the perfect nature make the place more religious and holy for the devotees.
The temple place provides glorious views of Hathi Parvat, Trishuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghungti, and many other peaks. There are number of kund near Rudranath temple like Suryakund, Tarakund, Chandrakund.
Trekking to Rudrakund is all times a subject of adventure and pleasure. The route is not a very easy one and tourist should take help from a local guide. Local guide helpful for this route. When Tourist trekking towards Rudranath, many temple find on the way. Which prove Uttranchal to be the ‘home of gods’.
Arrive at Rudrakund
Air: Jolly grant is the nearest airport. Which is 225 kms from the Kedarmath than 14 kms trekking to Rudrakund.
Rail: Nearest railway station at Haridwar. which is 207 km by road and the rest 14-km is on trekking.
Road: Kedarnath is accessible on foot from Gaurikund, which is linked by road with Haridwar , Rishikesh, Dehradun, and other important hill stations of Garhwai and Kumaon Hills.
Bus: The Bus service is available at Haridwar, Rishikesh for Gaurikund.
The distance are given below:
Rishikesh to Kedamath 223 km, via Deoprayag 70 km, Srinagar 35 km, Rudraprayag 34 km, Tilwara 9 km, Kund 25 km, Guptkashi 5 km, Rampur 10 km, Sonprayag 3 km Gaurikund 5 km, Rambara 7 km, Garurchatti 4 km, Sri Kedarnath 3 km.