Gopeshwar is a town and administrative headquarters of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, India. The town is located at the height 1,400 m (4,600 ft) above sea level. It is famous for its weather, natural beauty and temples.
Ancient Shiva Temple:
An ancient temple of Lord Shiva is one of the main places in town. Many devotees from all around the country come here throughout the year. Apart from this temple, Vaitarini Kund, a group of temples without idols or images and Oak view is main attraction here.
Other important temples nearby Gopeshwar are Gopinath temple, Chandika Devi temple and Chamolanath temple.
Temples Around Gopeshwar:
The town is surrounded by four famous Hindu temples:
- Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak are 36 kms away from this town. It is the world’s highest Lord Shiva temple
- Anusuya Devi Temple is only 14 kms away from this town. It is the dedicated to Goddess Sati, an avatar of Maa Parvati
- Rudranath temple is 13 kms from this town. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva
- Badrinath temple is 96 kms away from this town.
How to Reach:
Roadways buses are the best option to reach Gopeshwar. The town is well connected to all the major cities of Uttarakhand.
Nearest railhead is in the Rishikesh at a distance of around 210 kilometers. There are a many buses and taxis available outside the railway station.
Jolly Grant Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport. It is around 227 kilometers from Gopeshwar. One can easily get a bus or taxi to Gopeshwar outside the airport.