Traveling to the Northern part of India can be a very exhilarating experience. If you are an avid trekker and hiker you will enjoy the mountains, the beauty of the snow capped hills as well as the trail that leads to the Greater Himalayan peaks and the beautiful temples in Uttaranchal that lie nestled in its folds. In the yester years sages seeking God ventured to the Himalayas. Himalayas play a great part in Hindu mythology. It is often considered the abode of Gods. If you are planning a tour in Uttaranchal, visiting Gaurikund Temple can be an enchanting experience amidst the mountain ranges and the splendid sceneries around. Known for the various religious Places in Uttaranchal, the state is rightly named as the Devbhoomi.
Tourist attractions in Uttaranchal are in no dearth. Gaurikund is at an altitude of 1982 mts. above sea level.
A distance of 5 kms from Son Prayag. On your way to Kedarnath, Gaurikund is the last bus station. On their way to Kedarnath, pilgrims take bath in the Hot Springs of Gaurikund. Gaurikund is also famous for the Gaurikund Temple. It is said Goddess Parvati had meditated here to attain Lord Shiva as her consort.
Gaurikund Temple has the idol of Goddess Parvati where devotees offer prayers. Gaurikund Temple is considered to be one of the important tourist attractions in Uttaranchal, specially visited by those on their way to Kedarnath, and thus is an important contributor to Uttaranchal Tourism.