Rudranath is fourth Kedar in Panch Kedar of Uttarakhand . Rudranath is face part of lorad shiv (Rudra) . This is locate near Gopeshwar(Mandal Village) in Chamoli Distric of Uttarakhand . Rudranath Located at 2,286 metres (7,500ft) above sea level. Rudranath is a natural rock temple is situated within a dense forest of Rhododendron dwarfs and Alpine pastures. The Rudranath temple is believed to be established by the pandavas. Rudranath temple provides magnificent view of Hathi Parvat , Nandadevi, NandaGhunti, Trishuli andmany other Himalayas mountan rang.
Rudranath Temple Surrounded by numbers of holy Kunds (Natural source of ground water it is covered by stone wall not more deep but Kunds fullfil with water always) near Rudranath temple namely Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund and lot Small – Small other Kund. The Baitarini(Baitrini is a river near Rudranath Temple,People belive this river come from heven ) , the divine river flows pass behind the temple.
The doli (stretcher build by wood) of lord Rudranth lives in Goreshwar temple for six month in winter session . Gopeshwar temple open for visit all year. Summer session when lord Rudranath reach Rudranath temple.Here first the Vandevi is worshipped. The local belief is that Vandevi protects the all area hole year. The priests at the Rudranath temple are Bhatts and tiwaris of Gopeshwar village .
How to Reach Rudranath
There are 3 ways to reach Rudranath:
By foot for a steep 20 km trek through from village Sagar . which is connected by road from Gopeshwar, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and other known hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon regions in Uttarakhand.
Second way to reach Rudranath temple from village uphill, 17 km (11mi) trek from Gangolgaon — 3 km (2 mi) from Gopeshwar.
Thired trekking route to Rudranath temple from Kalpeshwar, via Dumak,Kalgont Kimana and Palla. The route meets at Urgam village, a little ahead of which is Kalpeshwar.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (258 km/160 mi)
Rishikesh (241 kms.)
Kotdwar (273 kms.)
Approachable on foot from Mandal, which is connected by road to Gopeshwar, Rishikesh, Kotwar, Dehradun, Haridwar and other important hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.