Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand at a Glance

Lok Sabha Constituencies in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand (MP Constituencies) Garhwal
MLA Assembly Constituencies in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand Kedarnath

About Rudraprayag District :

Rudraprayag District was established on 16th September1997. The district was carved out from the areas of three adjoining districts, Chamoli, Tehri, and Pauri. Internationally Known Shri Kedarnath Temple is at North, Madmaheshwar at east, Nagrasu at southern east and Shrinagar at extreme south. The holy Mandakini originated from Kedarnath is the main river of the district. The total geographical area of the district is 2328 sq. km. The district is administratively divided into 3 Tehsils, 3 Blocks and 688 Villages. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Rudraprayag, Augustmuni, Guptkashi, Jakholi, Sonprayag, Khirsu, Gaurikund, Deoria Tal, Chopta, Ukhimath Gandhi Sarovar, and Vasuki Tal.

District at a Glance :

Item Unit Detail
Total geographical Area Sq. Kms. 2328
Male In Thousand 95.74
Female In Thousand 104.77
Total In Thousand 200.91
Rural In Thousand 198.67
Urban In Thousand 198.67
S.C. In Thousand 1.84
S.T. In Thousand
Male In Thousand 61.76
Female In Thousand 31.99
Total In Thousand 93.75
Tehsil Nos. 4
Blocks Nos. 3
Gramsabha Nos. 326
Inhabited Nos. 660
Uninhabited Nos. 28
Forest Villages Nos. 8
Total Villages Nos. 688
Nagar Palika Nos 0
Nagar Nigam Nos 0
Nagar Panchayat Nos 1
Notified Area Nos 1
Police Stations Nos 5
Bus Station/ Bus Stop Nos 67
Railways Stations Nos 0
Post office Nos 105
Telegraph Office Nos 103
Telephone Connections Nos 3371
Nationalised Banks Branches Nos. 16
Other Bank Nos. 5
Rural Bank Branches Nos. 5
Co-Operative Bank Nos. 5
Bhumi Vikas Bank Nos. 0
Fair price Shop
Rural Nos. 370
Urban Nos. 12
Junior Basic School Nos. 482
Senior Basic School Nos. 98
Senior Secondary School Nos. 70
Post Graduate College Nos. 1
University Nos. 0
I.T.I. Nos. 2
Polytechnic Nos. 0
Allopathic Nos. 28
Ayurvedic Nos. 18
Homeopathic Nos. 3
Yunani Nos. 0
Primary Health centre Nos. 3
Family & Child welfare centre Nos. 42
Family & Child welfare sub centre Nos. 26
T.B. Hospital Nos. 1
Cinema Hall Nos. 1

Tourist Places :

Rudraprayag :

Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34 kms. from Srinagar(Garhwal). The meeting of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty of its own and it seems as if two sisters were embracing each other. It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, Narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless Narad.The Shiva and Jagdamba temples are of great religious importance.

Till recently, Rudraprayag was a part of district Chamoli and Tehri. In 1997, the Kedarnath Valley and parts of district Tehri & Pauri were conjoined to form Rudraprayag as a new district.

The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers.

Augustmuni :

18 kms. from Rudraprayag, at an altitude of 1000 mts. and on the bank of river Mandakini, this is the place were rishi Agastya meditated for years.

A temple by the name of Agasteshwar mahadev is dedicated to sage Agastya and this temple is also of an archaeological significance; figures of Gods and Goddess have been carved out on stones. On the occasion of Baisakhi a large fair is held and many devotees come here to worship and pay their homage to God.

For food and accommodation, a Forest Rest House and private hotels are available. Other facilities include market, bank, hospitals etc.

Guptkashi :

Guptkashi has a great importance quite like that of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi.

It is believed that after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandavas wanted to meet Lord Shiva and seek his blessing. But Lord Shiva evaded from Guptkasi to Kedarnath as he did not want to meet the Pandavas, the reason being that although they had fought for the right cause, they were also responsible for destroying their own dynasty.

Guptkashi is situated at an elevation of 1319 mts. The one Stupa is situated in Nala which is quite close to Ukhimath. Some local people call it the grave of Rana Nal.

3 kms. from Guptkashi, the remains of Ramgarh(in Ronitpur) still seem to echo the love between Lord Krishna’s son Anniruddha and Vanasur’s daughter Usha.

Ukhimath :

This is the winter seat of Lord Kedarnath and worship is done here during the winters when the temples of Kedarnath remain closed. The temples of Usha and Aniruddha, Lord Shiva and Parvati are worth visiting. Ukimath is at a distance of 41 kms. from Rudraprayag and 13 kms. from Guptkashi. It is situated at an elevation of 1311 mts.

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