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Kalpeshwar (2134 m) - situated in the beautiful valley of Urgam, here Shiva is worshipped in his matted hair form (Jata). A favorite spots for sages who come here to meditate, following the precedent of Arghya who performed austerities and created the celebrated nymph, Urvashi, here, and the irascible Durvasha who meditated under the wish fulfilling tree, Kalpavriksha, Pilgrims pray at the small rock temple at a height of 2,134 mts. before the matted tresses of Shiva enshrined in rock in the sanctum sanctorum.

The sanctum is preceded by a natural cave passage. Surrounded by thick forests and terraced fields in the Urgam valley, the temple is reached following a 10 km. long trek.

The Kalpeshwar Temple opens at 7 am and aarti is performed in the evening at 6 pm

General Information Kalpeshwar

Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant 272 Km in Dehradun.

Nearest Rail : Rishikesh 155 Km.

Accommodation : Dharamshalas are available.

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