Overview

Guptakashi, Gupta Kashi or Guptkashi is a fairly large town located at an elevation of 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) in the Kedar-khanda (khanda means sector), in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand, India. It is known for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the god Shiva, which is similar to the one.

District Rudraprayag
Nearest Railway Rishikesh- 168 Kms
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant Airport- 190 kms
Famous For Pilgrimage
Altitude 1319 metres above sea level
Languages Hindi-Garhwali
Best Time to Visit March to May and October and November

How to Reach Us

By Road :

Guptkashi is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Guptkashi are easily available from all major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar, Chamoli, etc. Guptkashi lies on National Highway 109 which connects Rudraprayag with Kedarnath

By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Guptkashi situated at a distance of 190kms. Connected to Delhi with daily flights, the Jolly grant is connected to Guptkashi with well-mettled roads. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Guptkashi.

By Rail :

The nearest railway station to Gaurikund is the Rishikesh railway station situated 168kms before Guptkashi on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India as trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Guptkashi is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Guptkashi.

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Manikarnika Kund

It is a place where two streams of the Ganga and Yamuna meet.  It is situated in the premises of Vishwanath Temple. In a small pond (kund) called the Manikarnika Kund here, in front of the temple, a Shiva-linga is bathed by two springs, representing the rivers Ganges (Bhagirathi) and Yamuna. The Yamuna spring water emanates from a goumukh (spout in the shape of a cow’s mouth) and the Bhagirathi spring flows through trunk of an elephant strategically placed above the linga.

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Ardhnarishwar

One of the popular temples in Guptkashi, the temple of Ardhnarishwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva in his half male and half female form also known as Ardhnarishwar.
Ardhanarishvara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha and Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of God, and vice versa.

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Kalimath

Kalimath is a village which is regarded as a divine place and shakti peeth. It lies at an altitude of around 6,000 feet (1,800 m) on the river Saraswati in the Himalayas, surrounded by the peaks of Kedarnath in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, India. Kalimath is situated close to Ukhimath, and Guptakashi. Kalimath lies on lap of nature offering salubrious and divine environment. Goddess Kali Temple is located in Kalimath.

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Guptkashi

Guptakashi, Gupta Kashi or Guptkashi is a fairly large town located at an elevation of 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) in the Kedar-khanda (khanda means sector), in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand, India. It is known for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the god Shiva, which is similar to the one. The main temple of Guptkashi is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Vishwanath - "Lord of the Universe". 

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Deoria Lake

At an Altitude of 2387mts, Deoria Lake is situated on Ukhimath-Chopta road. The lake is surrounded by snow covered hills of Chaukhamba range. Deoria Lake is an attraction for trek-lovers and for one who loves camping. Deoria Tal is surrounded by verdant forests and offers refreshing views of snow-clad peaks at the backdrop. Deoria Tal offers a clear 300-degree view of the majestic peaks of the Chaukhamba, Nikantha, Bandarpoonch, Kedar Range and Kalang

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Chandrashila

Chandrashila is the peak of the ridge hosting the famous Tungnath temple. It literally means "Moon Rock". It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level. This peak provides enchanting vistas of the Himalayas, including Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. There are various legends associated with this place. Chandrashila treks are one of the most popular treks among trekkers seeking the beauty of nature sans the crowd. 

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Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is the house of the famous Musk Deer. This place also has an abundance of lush green vegetation, a lot of varieties of which are claimed by locals to have not even been scientifically classified yet. This place, situated 7km from Chopta on Chopta – Gopeshwar road is spread over an area of 5 square kilometres. It is an ideal place for animal lovers and those looking for rare Himalayan wildlife.

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Guptkashi

Overview

Guptakashi, Gupta Kashi or Guptkashi is a fairly large town located at an elevation of 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) in the Kedar-khanda (khanda means sector), in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand, India. It is known for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the god Shiva, which is similar to the one.

District Rudraprayag
Nearest Railway Rishikesh- 168 Kms
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant Airport- 190 kms
Famous For Pilgrimage
Altitude 1319 metres above sea level
Languages Hindi-Garhwali
Best Time to Visit March to May and October and November

How to Reach Us

By Road :

Guptkashi is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Guptkashi are easily available from all major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar, Chamoli, etc. Guptkashi lies on National Highway 109 which connects Rudraprayag with Kedarnath

By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Guptkashi situated at a distance of 190kms. Connected to Delhi with daily flights, the Jolly grant is connected to Guptkashi with well-mettled roads. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Guptkashi.

By Rail :

The nearest railway station to Gaurikund is the Rishikesh railway station situated 168kms before Guptkashi on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India as trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Guptkashi is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Guptkashi.

Weather

Attractions

Image

Manikarnika Kund

It is a place where two streams of the Ganga and Yamuna meet.  It is situated in the premises of Vishwanath Temple. In a small pond (kund) called the Manikarnika Kund here, in front of the temple, a Shiva-linga is bathed by two springs, representing the rivers Ganges (Bhagirathi) and Yamuna. The Yamuna spring water emanates from a goumukh (spout in the shape of a cow’s mouth) and the Bhagirathi spring flows through trunk of an elephant strategically placed above the linga.

Image

Ardhnarishwar

One of the popular temples in Guptkashi, the temple of Ardhnarishwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva in his half male and half female form also known as Ardhnarishwar.
Ardhanarishvara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha and Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of God, and vice versa.

Image

Kalimath

Kalimath is a village which is regarded as a divine place and shakti peeth. It lies at an altitude of around 6,000 feet (1,800 m) on the river Saraswati in the Himalayas, surrounded by the peaks of Kedarnath in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, India. Kalimath is situated close to Ukhimath, and Guptakashi. Kalimath lies on lap of nature offering salubrious and divine environment. Goddess Kali Temple is located in Kalimath.

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Guptkashi

Guptakashi, Gupta Kashi or Guptkashi is a fairly large town located at an elevation of 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) in the Kedar-khanda (khanda means sector), in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand, India. It is known for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the god Shiva, which is similar to the one. The main temple of Guptkashi is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Vishwanath - "Lord of the Universe". 

Image

Deoria Lake

At an Altitude of 2387mts, Deoria Lake is situated on Ukhimath-Chopta road. The lake is surrounded by snow covered hills of Chaukhamba range. Deoria Lake is an attraction for trek-lovers and for one who loves camping. Deoria Tal is surrounded by verdant forests and offers refreshing views of snow-clad peaks at the backdrop. Deoria Tal offers a clear 300-degree view of the majestic peaks of the Chaukhamba, Nikantha, Bandarpoonch, Kedar Range and Kalang

Image

Chandrashila

Chandrashila is the peak of the ridge hosting the famous Tungnath temple. It literally means "Moon Rock". It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level. This peak provides enchanting vistas of the Himalayas, including Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. There are various legends associated with this place. Chandrashila treks are one of the most popular treks among trekkers seeking the beauty of nature sans the crowd. 

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Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is the house of the famous Musk Deer. This place also has an abundance of lush green vegetation, a lot of varieties of which are claimed by locals to have not even been scientifically classified yet. This place, situated 7km from Chopta on Chopta – Gopeshwar road is spread over an area of 5 square kilometres. It is an ideal place for animal lovers and those looking for rare Himalayan wildlife.

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