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Religious Place

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Tungnath Temple

Deejay Maddy
9th Apr 17

Amazing view from the watch tower

Amazing view from the watch tower  Video Review
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Deoria Tal

A K
6th Jun 16

Trek to Deoriatal

Trek to Deoriatal  Video Review
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Deoria Tal

Rahul Shaw
13th Aug 16

Tungnath Green Meadows

Tungnath Green Meadows  Video Review
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Tungnath Temple

Rahul Shaw
15th Aug 16

Sunset at Tungnath

Sunset at Tungnath  Video Review
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Tungnath Temple

Rahul Shaw
15th Aug 16

Trek from Chopta to Tungnath

Trek from Chopta to Tungnath  Video Review
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Deoria Tal

Rahul Shaw
14th Aug 16

Awesome place

Awesome place  Video Review
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Deoria Tal

Rahul Shaw
13th Aug 16

Beautiful place to visit

Beautiful place to visit  Video Review
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Deoria Tal

Rahul Shaw
13th Aug 16

Jhindi Dhar Trek

Jhindi Dhar Trek  Video Review
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Deoria Tal

Rahul Shaw
13th Aug 16

Worth the trek

Worth the trek  Video Review
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Deoria Tal

A K
6th Jun 16

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Reasons to go to Tungnath

1Highest Shiva Temple In The World, Built By The Pandavas
Highest Shiva Temple In The World, Built By The Pandavas

The temple here is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples that are situated in the Tungnath mountain range, which lies in the district of Rudraprayag of Uttarakhand. Moreover, the Lord Shiva Temple in Tungnath is one of the highest temples in the world. Tungnath Temple was built by the Pandavas for pleasing Lord Shiva. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Akhil Mikhuri shares, “If you're visiting Uttarakhand, please don't miss on an opportunity to visit Tungnath by far the most beautiful place in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. It's about 4 hrs drive from Karanprayag to Chopata. Another beautiful place. From Chopata its 3 km uphill trek to the Tungnath Temple. There's another place that goes by the name of Chandrashila. Its must visit place to see the snow covered Himalayan Ranges. The sight of sparkling snow covered ranges is mesmerizing to say the least.”

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Reviews (10)

Shu Joshi

Shu Joshi5.0/5

1 review

Tungnath - Highest Lord Shiva Temple

Tungnath is the highest Lord Shiva Temple in the world, located in the Himalayas of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is serene, picturesque and totally worth the effort. To get here one needs to travel to the town of Chopta and from there trek up for approx 3-5 hours. Chopta is easily accessible via road from Rishikesh/Haridwar.

We were a group of 7 and we took a train from Delhi to Haridwar, from where we hired a tempo traveller to take us to Chopta. We crossed Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag on the way, and reached Chopta after a road travel of roughly 9 hours.

The first day we trekked up to Deoria Tail and camped there for the night.

The next day we trekked from Chopta to Tungnath, which is at approx 1000 feet. The path is well made but steep, so it can prove to be taxing for some. But the meadows, trees and small patches of forests on the way, along with the views of the valleys and mountains all around, make it an absolutely fantastic climb. We were supposed to go till the Chandrashila Peak, but sudden rain and hailstorm literally washed away our plans! We returned from the temple and reached Chopta by 9 PM. What a day it was!

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This trek is totally recommended for anyone who loves mountains, nature, trekking and all things adventure.

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Arnav Mathur

Arnav Mathur5.0/5

79 reviews

The highest Shiva Temple in the world

Reached Tunganath Temple at 5:15 AM after leaving from our campsite at Dalkhudi at 3AM in the morning on 19th May 2016. Located 4 KM from Chopta, the route is a nice trek through the forests and the view just keeps improving around every corner . Temple is located a KM away from Chandrashila Summit, hence there are a lot of dhabhas also near the temple . If you climb early morning, the route is enjoyable, but after 8-9 AM the whole route is filed with mules and horses and the peace is disrupted.

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Recommended Duration in Tungnath

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Tungnath Overview

Tungnath is a popular tourist destination in the state of Uttarakhand. Tungnath mainly refers to the 'Lord of Peaks' which forms the Alaknanda and Mandakini river valleys. The holy town of Tungnath is situated at an altitude of about 3,680 metres and is more than 1,000 years old.

The temple here is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples that are situated in the Tungnath mountain range, which lies in the district of Rudraprayag of Uttarakhand. Moreover, the Lord Shiva Temple in Tungnath is one of the highest temples in the world.

Tungnath Temple was built by the Pandavas during the Mahabharata period for pleasing Lord Shiva. According to the advice given by Rishi Vyas, the Pandavas built the Panch Kedar Temple at Tungnath for pleasing Lord Shiva, so that He would pardon them for killing the Kauravas.

Akash Ganga Waterfalls is also situated close to Tungnath, which has a temple dedicated to Nanda Devi. This temple houses a statue of Adi Guru Sankaracharya and can be easily reached from the Tungnath Temple. The Tungnath peak is the main source of three springs, which eventually form the Akashkamini River.

Trekking is a popular tourist activity in the region, as Tungnath features varied trekking trails. The small town of Chopta is situated at around 2.5 km from the temple which is an ideal destination for trekking. This stone paved trekking route has benches and white, pink and mauve rhododendrons. Trekkers can also explore the trekking trail that connects all the Panch Kedar temples in Tungnath. The Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place for an excursion from Tungnath.

Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the closest airbase, which is located at about 258 km from Tungnath. Rishikesh Railway Station, which is situated at a distance of 241 km, is the nearest railway station to the destination. Taxis and buses are available usually till Chopta, from where travellers have to trek 2.5 km to reach Tungnath Temple.

Tungnath is visited by large number of tourists between September and October, when festivals like Vinayaka Chaturthi and Deepavali are celebrated. Besides, the months from April through November are suitable for adventure activities and sightseeing, which attract numerous tourists to the region.

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