A pretty location at the foot hills of lovely peaks, Madhyamaheshwar in the Gharwal region of the great Himalayas has an appealing elegance and pictorial surroundings. Blessed with unblemished and numinous surroundings, this diminutive locality is famed as the most scenic spot among the Panch Kedars. Like all other pilgrim sites, Madhyamaheshwar also has a fabulous but interesting legend of its own. It says that after the Mahabharat war, the Pandavas decided to pay reverence to lord Shiva in order to absolve them from the sin of gotra hatya. Seeing the Pandavas, the Lord concealed himself as a bull and tried to pitch himself underneath but Bhima stopped the lord from doing so and as a result of the struggle different parts of Lord Shiva’s body appeared at various places and it is believed that the middle portion had fetched here at Madhyamaheshwer.
A remote locale, Madhyamaheshwar trip would be full of escapades and adventure. A tedious but memorable trek through the mesmerizing ambience would truly be a once in a lifetime experience. As you move on from your base camp at Mansuna, the mystic beauty of the Gharwal range would be slowly began to unveil before you. Gushing streams, lustrous meadows and all around greenery, the unparalleled beauty of the surroundings would be awe inspiring. These breathtaking vistas, like the majestic peaks, magnificent rivers that you come across on your trip are only a precursor of what awaits you in Madhymaheshwar.
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Pahari, Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: May – Sep
Weather: Summer 12 to 15°C,
Winter: -5 to 5°C
Altitude: 3497 m
Best Season / Best time to visit
Madhyamaheshwar has a cool climate all through the seasons.
Summers (May to August) are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average around 14°C. Summers is ideal for all sight seeing, temple visit and also for visiting nearby attractions.
Monsoons (September to October) are accompanied with scanty rains and also temperature drops down to about 12°C. During rains the climbing hilly roads will be slippery.
Winters (November to April) are chilly days with average minimum touching near 4°C. Minimum can touch sub zero levels. Snow fall is seen during winters.
The best season to visit Madhyamaheshwar is from May to October.
May to October offers cool and pleasant climate and the right period to spend relaxing moments in the outdoors and is ideal for temple visits.
November to April is snow bound and chilly.
Attractions & Places to Visit and Explore in Madhyamaheshwar
Legend has it that the stomach of lord Shiva fell on Madhyamaheswar when Bhima tried to stop the lord from vanishing. A Shiva temple has been built at the place where the body parts of the lord is believed to be fallen and this temple complex at a hovering height of 3490 meters turned to be a busy spot of Shiva devotees.
It takes a tedious trek of 24 kilometres to be at the sanctified premises of Maheswar, but it is really worthy and pay high dividends in the form of picturesque surroundings. The unwinding paths through the lush meadows and woody forests proffers the possibilities of a nice stride, the warmth of which is memorable forever.
A black stony structure with nice carvings, set in the background of majestic peaks, Madhyamaheshwar temple imparts a peculiar feeling to all those who gathers there. Madhyamaheshwar temple stands elegantly in the southern most part of a lovely crinkle, whose Kashni Dhar appears as if it soars in to the heaven. Though the shrine is not a gigantic structure is an oasis of serenity and devoutness. Tiny ponds that surround the tranquil environs attribute the calmness of the holy premises to a great extent. Madhyamaheshwar is indeed a divine spot that inspires one’s soul and mind with its aesthetic appeal.
How to Reach Here
By air: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 196Km from Ukhimath from where tourists go to Uniana and start the trek to Madhyamaheshwar.
By road: Road route to Madhyamaheshwar starting from Delhi is here sited as thus: Delhi-Meerut- Haridwar- Rishikesh- Devprayag- Srinagar- Rudraprayag- Ukhimath-Uniana. Once in Uniana, Madhyamaheshwar is 21Km trek from Uniana. Uniana to Bantoli is an easy trek but need to trek steep hill from Bantoli to Madhyamaheshwar.
By rail: The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh 181Km from Ukhimath from where tourists go to Uniana and start your trek to Madhyamaheshwar.
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