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Rudranath Temple, Gaurikund

Passing through the glorious mountain ranges of Himalaya tourist will reach the land of Hindu god and goddess.

Rudranath temple in Gaurikund is situated amidst the thick woods of Uttarakhand. The mountain formation in the area is strange and if looked at closely, resembles the face of Lord Shiva, and is thus known as 'Rudramukh'. The word 'Mukh' means face, and the word 'Rudra' refers to Lord Shiva. This place is situated at a height of 2,286 meters and is surrounded by pristine nature and mountainous flora. In this place Lord Shiva is worshipped as 'Neelkantha'. The idyllic ambience and the unspoilt nature make the place more pious and sacred for the devotees.

Not only the domestic tourists, but the international tourists too, will always find nirvana in the Himalayan ranges. The land and the spirituality associated with it make a perfect combination for the people who want to enjoy their holidays in Uttarakhand.

Apart from religious importance, this place holds mythological significance too. An old rusty sword is worshiped in Nandikund, which is believed to be the sword of Pandavas who left their mark in the place. Rudramukh is a perfect place to spend time in tranquility. The peace and the silence that fills the place will definitely help the devotees to identify a different dimension to life and can easily help to enlighten them in true sense.

Trekking to Rudrakund is always a matter of adventure and thrill. The route is not a very easy one and tourist should take help from a local guide, as they can help you reach the perfect destination. While trekking towards Rudranath, tourists will find various other temples, which proves Uttarakhand to be the 'abode of lords'. The nearest airport is Jollygrant which is connected by various domestic flights. Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun are the nearest rail heads. From the railway junction, tourists can hire taxis, jeeps or buses that are easily available. After reaching Gopeshwar, tourists have to trek for 15 kms to reach Rudranath. The Mandir committee guest house is available for the devotees who want to stay overnight at the place.

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