This town is at a distance of 40 KM from Srinagar located at the confluence of two rivers Alaknanda & Mandakini. River Alaknanda which starts from Alakpuri glacier comes from Badrinath Dham. River Mandakini flows from Kedarnath and joins Alaknanda at this place. After Rudraprayag the river is known as Alaknanda.
Rudraprayag at a height of 610 meters is a small town and this town has lot of religious significance. Lord Shiva temple is known as Rudranath here. Narad Muni meditated here for several years and got the blessings of Lord Shiva. There is a temple of goddess Jagadamba Devi in this town.
This town is located at junction of three hill districts Chamoli, Tehri & Pauri. . From here the roads to Kedarnath & Badrinath branches out to two different routs. The road towards Badri Nath Dham goes towards Karanprayag – Nandprayag-Chamoli-Srinagar – Joshimath & then to Sri Badrinath. The other road to Kedarnath goes to Agastyamuni-Guptkashi-Sonprayag-Gaurikund & then to Kedarnath.
Rudraprayag District Map
There is a nice hotel of GMVN at the confluence of the rivers and from this hotel top beautiful view of this sangam (joining of rivers ) point of two rivers is available. This is the best view spot of Rudraprayag.
You can visit the tip of the both river joint point were a Lord Shiva temple is there. You need to climb number of steps to reach the water point here. But view of water & sound of river is breathtaking.
This place can be used as night halt purposes for your next day visit to Kedarnath or Badrinath Dham. For tourist visiting Badrinath Dham it is advisable to match the gate opening & closing time at Joshimath.
If you want to stay here in the heart of the town then stay at GMVN rest house. This hotel located at the confluence of rivers and has balcony & restaurant having opening towards the rivers. Take a cup of tea while watching the color of water of two rivers.
Outside the town & within the town there are many resorts & hotels are available.
You will get all mobile signals here and can use reliance netconnect to browse the internet.