Rudranath Kalpeshwar Yatra

Devotees come to Rudranath to offer ritual obeisance ti their ancestors, for it is here, at Vaitarani river that the soal of dead cross when entering another world. The temple of Rudranath at 2,286 mts, entails trekking through ridges at almost twice that height before reaching the meadow where it is located. Within the sanctum, Shiva's image is worshipped in the form of his face. The temple is surround by several pools - Surya Kund, Chandra Kund, Tara Kund, Manas Kund - while the great peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti rear overhead.
A favorite spots for sages who come here to meditate, following the precedent of Arghya who performed austerities and created the celebrated nymph, Urvashi, here, and the irascible Durvasha who meditated under the wish fulfilling tree, Kalpavriksha, Pilgrims pray at the small rock temple at a height of 2,134 mts. before the matted tresses of Shiva enshrined in rock in the sanctum sanctorum. The sanctum is preceded by a natural cave passage. Surrounded by thick forests and terraced fields in the Urgam valley, the temple is reached following a 10 km. long trek.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :  Delhi - Haridwar
Day 02 : Haridwar - Gopeshwar
Day 03 : Gopeshwar - Sagar - Panar Bugyal
Day 04 : Panar - Rudranath
Day 05 : Rudranath - Sagar - Gopeshwar
Day 06 : Gopeshwar - Helang - Urgam
Day 07 : Urgam - Kalpeshwar - Urgam
Day 08 : Urgam - Helang - Joshimath
Day 09 : Joshimath - Rihiskesh
Day 10 : Rishikesh - Delhi

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