Rudraprayag named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), situated at the meeting place of two rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. The holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers nature beauty attracts to the visitors. It is a night halt place for pilgrims. The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedranath pilgrimages from Rudraprayag render excellent importance to the place. The entire region s blessed with immense nature beauty, places of religious importance, requires & glaciers. According to the legend Narad Muni worshipped here for several years. Lord Shiva blessed him with perfection in music.
Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34 kms. from Srinagar (Garhwal). The meeting of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty of its own and it seems as if two sisters were embracing each other. It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless Narad. The shiva and Jagdamba temples are of excellent religious importance.
Till recently, Rudraprayag was a part of district Chamoli and Tehri, In 1997 the Kedarnath Valley and parts of district Tehri & Pauri were conjoined to form Rudraprayag as a new district.The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from Rudraprayag render excellent importance to the place.The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes & glaciers.
Rudraprayag is the place where famous hunter Jim Corbett killed a man eating leopard in 1925. Rudraprayag District was established on 16th September1997. The holy Mandakini river originated from Kedarnath is the main river of the district. According to a legend Lord Shiva appeared here as 'Rudra' to bless Narad Muni. An ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of 'Rudra'. Rudraprayag is named after Rudra aspect of Lord Shiva. Rudraprayag region is blessed with panoramic splendors of natural beauty, religious temples, lakes and glaciers. Rudraprayag offers numerous places for nature lovers and adventure lovers as well providing trekking and mountaineering facilities. Rudraprayag holds immense significance for the pilgrims of Char Dham Yatra, as it is the junction for visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham as well.
Rudraprayag is one of the sacred Panch Prayag (five confluences) where Alaknanda River and Mandakini river confluences. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located in Rudraprayag district. Panch Kedar of Lord Shiva are situated in Rudraprayag District namely Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath, Kalpeshwar. The climate of Rudraprayag district is extremely cold during winters and pleasant during summers. The climate can be humid sometimes to some regions and you can be also blessed with snow fall during winters at some parts.