Indrasani Temple


Kartik Swami

Koteshwar Temple

MA Harayali devi


How to reach


Air :Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 159 km.


Rail :Nearest railway station is Rishikesh, 142 km.


Road : Well connected by road to all the important places of Garhwal divison. Regular bus services are available.




Indrasani Temple:

The temple is situated in village Kandali Patti at a distance of 14 kms. from the main town of Rudraprayag and at about 6 kms. from Tilwara.It is believed to have been constructed in the age of Adi Shankaracharya. The temple has unique architecture surrounded by temple of Jalkedareshwar, Khetrapal and Jakh Devta.

The origin of Indrasani Mansa Devi is described in Skandpuran, Devibhagvata and Kedarkhand. It is believed that Indrasani Devi is a Mansi Kanya of Kashyapa and is known as VAISHNAVI , SHAVI AND VISHARI. Folklore claims that the Devi cures persons who have been bitten by snake.


Chandrashila is most accessible peak of the U.P. Himalayas, at an Altitude of 3679 mts, especially since most of the peaks are difficult to scale. A climb to this mini peak in Rudraprayag district is arranged by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam(GMVN). This combines scaling, skiing and trekking through a route of rich flora and fauna, lakes, meadows full of fresh snow in the winter months. The Chandrashila peak itself provides a rare panoramic view of innumerable snow clad peaks

Kartik Swami

38 kms. from Rudraprayag on the Rudraprayag - Pokhri route is a village Kanak Chauri from where 3 kms. trek leads to Kartikswami. This place has a temple and idol of Lord Shiva’s son Kartikeya, situated at a elevation of 3048 mts., the place abounds in natural beauty and one can have a close and panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks.

Koteshwar Temple

At a distance of 3 kms. from Rudraprayag and on the holy bank of river Alaknanda is situated the Koteshwar temple. The Koteshwar temple is in the form of cave temple. There are many idols which have been formed naturally. It is believed that before going to Kedarnath, Lord Shiva meditated here. During the months of August and September, thousands of devotees come here to worship Lord Shiva.

Ma Harayali devi

A route diverting from Nagrasu, on the main Rudraprayag Karnprayag route, leads to the Siddha Peeth of Hariyali Devi. Haryali Devi is 22 kms. from Nagrasu which in turn is 37 kms. from the main town of Rudraprayag. At an altitude of 1400 mts. this place is surrounded by peaks and thick forests.

According to the Hindu mythology, when Mahamaya was conceived as the seventh issue of Devki, Kansa threw Mahamaya violently on the ground. Consequently, several body parts of Mahamaya got strewn all over the earth. One part - the hand - fell at Haryali Devi, Jasholi. Since then it become a revered siddh peeth. There are 58 sidd peeths in all. Ma Hariyali Devi is also worshipped as Bala Devi and Vaishnav Devi. The temple houses a regally bejewelled idol of Ma Hariyali Devi, astride a lion. During Janamastimi and Deepawali this place is visited by thousands od devotees. On these occasions, the devotees accompany the idol of Ma Hariyali Devi, covering a distance of 7 kms. to reach Hariyali Kantha. The temple houses chiefly three idols namely, Ma Hariyali Devi, Kshatrapal and Heet Devi. From Hariyali Kantha one can see the mountain range in a semi-lunar spread. The splendor of the range is sure to fill one’s heart with awe.

Nearest places in rudraprayag:

Rudraprayag offers a number of beautiful tourist attractions. And almost all of these attractions are religious structures or related to nature. These tourist attractions wonderfully present the cultural, religious and historical significance to the visitor. Here are some well-known tourist attractions of Rudraprayag.

The main attractions in the prehistoric city of Guptkashi are the ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund (the place of Ganga - Yamuna confluence). This place is also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata.

Gaurikund is the last destination before Kedarnath to be connected with a proper transportation, after that people have to trek. The pilgrims usually have a bathe in the hot Sulphur springs and pray in Gauri temple (the spot where Ma Gauri did successful penance to attain Lord Shiva as husband) before proceeding.

The convergence point of Rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda is simply a sight to watch. The view is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. The difference in the colors of the water of the two rivers makes it easy to distinguish the actual water mixing point. The confluence is considered so holy that thousands take a dip here to purify themselves before paying obeisance to the nearby temples of Goddess Jagadamba and Lord Shiva.

Situated approximately 18 kms from Rudraprayag, Augustmuni is the place where Sage Agastya is said to have meditated for years for attaining wisdom. This place also has a temple dedicated to him.

Chopta is a stunning hill station located about 40 kms from Gopeshwar. One can observe all the breathtaking sights of the Himalayan Mountains from here.

Also known as the winter seat of Kedarnath, Ukhimath is 41 kms from Rudraprayag and 13 kms from Guptkashi


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