Chopta is a small area of ​​Kedarnath wildlife grassland and evergreen forest area. it’s known as a base for trekking to Tungnath which is the third temple of Panch Kedar and is located 3.5 kilometers away. Chandrashila is located at a height of more than 4,000 meters, At a distance of 1.5 km from Tungnath. Chopra is a spotless natural place nestled in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. 

Kartik Swami temple

Kartik Swami temple The Kartik Swami Temple is located at a distance of approximately 6-7 km from Chopta. This temple is dedicated to Kartikeya who is the son of Hindu lord shiva. he offered his bones as a witness to his devotion to his father and The incident is believed to have happened here. 

There are about 100 bells hanging on the temple, Its sound can be heard continuously at a distance of about 800 meters from there. 

Koteshwar Mahadev Temple

Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple located at a distance of 3 km from Rudraprayag in the state of Uttarakhand. the temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. it lies a little above the Alaknanda River. 

Koteshwar Mahadev Temple According to legend, This place is considered as the place where Lord Shiva stopped for meditation when he was going to Kedarnath. The temple has existed since the time of Bhasmasura as per local mythology. 

Bhasmasur was a demon who had the boon that if he touched someone’s head they would be turned to ashes, Lord Shiva hid here to escape this threat. 

Hariyali Devi Temple

This temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hariyali Mata. It is located in Rudraprayag. People also worship Hariyali Devi as Bala Devi and Vaishno Devi. 

According to Hindu mythology, when Mahamaya was born as Devaki’s seventh child, Kansa violently threw her to the ground. Then Mahamaya’s body was divided into many parts, and from that part of it, one hand fell here on the bank of the Hariyali river. And this temple is known as the Hariyali Devi temple. 




Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple all over the world. The Tungnath Mountains form the valleys of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers. It is located at a height of 3680 meters and below the top of the Chandrashila. And it is the third number from Panch Kedar. There is a great legend attached to it, which is related to the Pandavas and the Mahabharata. 

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