Tungnath temple, located in Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand, is the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world. Second is Kedarnath. It is the second temple of Panch Kedar. Tungnath means Lord of the peaks. Above the temple, Chandrashila peak is located at a great height. The mountains of the temple form the Valleys of holy Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers.
The temple complex consists of two temples devoted to Goddess Parvati and Vyas. The temple attracts tourists in a huge number especially during Maha Shivaratri. This ancient temple is surrounded by beautiful peaks Nanda Devi, Kedarnath and Neelkanth. The temple is considered as the most important of all Panch Kedar temples. During winters the temple is closed due to snowfall. The idol of Lord Shiva is shifted to Mukunath Village.
Tungnath has something to offer to everyone. Either you are hardcore Lord Shiva’s devotee or a nature lover or you love adventurous activities. The temple is located on a mountain in an enchanting location where you will find the beauty, adventure, devotion and peace in the lap of mother nature.
How to reach Tungnath :
Tungnath and Chandrashila trek starts from Chopta(4Kms Trek) village. You can reach Chopta village via Rishiksh, Devprayag, Srinagar and Rudraprayag. For this you have to reach Rishikesh. Rishikesh is 241 km away from Chopta.
You can reach Tungnath from Rishikesh via Chamoli-Gopeshwar-Chopta route.
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun 232 kms.
The nearest railhead is Rishikesh, which is 215 kms.