An introduction to Rudraprayag



Rudraprayag is situated at the confluence of the two main rivers of the Ganges, Alaknanda, and Mandakani. Earlier this place was known as Punar but after being separated from the Pauri district of Uttarakhand on 16 September 1997, it was named Rudraprayag. Actually, this district has been carved out from Chamoli, Tehri and Pauri.

Tehsil and Blocks in Rudraprayag 

There are 4 Tehsils in Rudraprayag district. Which is situated in Rudraprayag, Jakholi, Ukhimath, Basukedar. Same here the number of blocks is 3 which is located in Agastyamuni, Jakholi, and Ukhimath.

Census Of Rudraprayag | Population of Rudraprayag

According to the 2011 census, the total population of Rudraprayag is 2,42,285 and the total area of ​​the district is 1984 square kilometers. Apart from this, the total literacy rate of the district is 81.30 percent, which is the highest in comparison to other districts. Whereas the total number of villages located here is 688.

Glacier and Rivers in Rudraprayag 

Mandakani which originates from Chorabari Glacier 1 km above Kedarnath is the main river of this district. Three rivers mainly flow in Rudraprayag, in which Alaknanda, Mandakani and Vasuki Ganga originate from Vasuki Tal and join Mandakani.

Temples in Rudraprayag 

  • Kedarnath, an important pilgrimage center for the Hindus, is located about 86 km from Rudraprayag town.
  • The Koteshwar Temple, situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River, is a popular landmark in the city. Koteshwar is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda at a distance of four kilometers from the main market. Here the Shivling of Shiva is situated in the cave. For whose darshan devotees reach from far and wide on the day of Mahashivaratri.
  • Rudraprayag is not only famous for Kedarnath, but tourists also reach from far and wide to see Tungnath, Madmaheshwar, Kartik Swami, and Omkareshwar temple here.

Lakes in Rudraprayag 

Deoria Tal is the highest lake in Rudraprayag itself. Deoria Tal is surrounded by beautiful trees from all sides and under the lap of the white peaks of the Chaukhambha mountain. Whereas Vasuki Tal is located in Kedarnath, Badhani Tal in Jakholi block and Chorabari Tal (Gandhi Sarovar) is located in Chorabari Glacier.
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Meteorologically, the district receives most of its rainfall during the period from June to September, with 70 to 80 percent of the annual rainfall occurring in the southern half of the district and 55 to 65 percent in the northern half. This is the reason why this district becomes a home of disasters in the rainy season. The huge water disaster that came in June 2013 came in this district.
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Rudraprayag is also known as the land of Pandavas because traces of the presence of Pandavas have been found here. This is the reason why Pandava dance is very famous here.

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