Gopeshwar - Things to Know Before Visiting
Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand 246401, India
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Gopeshwar is a township in the Garhwal hills and a municipal board within the Chamoli district. It is the administrative headquarters of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. It is famous for its weather and its temples. It is the largest town in Chamoli district.
Attractions Near Gopeshwar
Rudranath clutches a special importance in the heart of Lord Shiva’s devotees. Amongst the ‘Panch Kedar’ (Rudranath, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Madhyamaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar) Rudranath is a far-flung temple situated in Garhwal region in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The place is surrounded by the lofty Garhwal Himalayan Mountains and is located at an elevation of 3600 m. It is said that this important Hindu shrine was built in 8th Century AD and is said to shelter the face of Lord Shiva. Whereas,
Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world and is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Tunganath mountains form the Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys. It is located at an altitude of 3,680 m , and just below the peak of Chandrashila. The temple is believed to be 5000 years old and is the third in the pecking order of the Panch Kedars.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva's elder son, Kartikeya, Kartik Swami is a temple of mystic ambiance and exquisite views. The popular Hindu temple is perched on a hilltop at an elevation of 3050 m and situated near Kanak Chauri Village on Rudraprayag-Pokhari route in the district of Rudraprayag of the state Uttarakhand. In order to reach the temple, one has to undergo a 3 km thrilling trek that starts from Kanak Chauri Village.
Deoria Tal (also Devaria' or 'Deoriya) is a lake about 3 km from the villages of Mastura and Sari on the Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 2,438 meters. it has heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with snow-covered mountains (Chaukhamba is one of them) in the backdrop.
Omkareshwar Temple is a revered shrine situated at Ukhimath, in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Located at an elevation of 1,300 meters, the temple serves as the winter abode for the deity of Kedarnath Shrine. In the winter season (November-April), when Kedarnath temple is covered with snow, the deity is brought down to Omkareshwar temple and worshiped there.
Guptkashi has a great importance quite like that of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi. It is believed that after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandavas wanted to meet Lord Shiva and seek his blessing.
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Discover More Attractions in Chamoli, Where Gopeshwar Is Located
Chamoli hosts a variety of destinations of pilgrim and tourists' interest. Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers and Auli. Chamoli also happened to be a birthplace of "Chipko movement"- the first forest conservation movement of India.