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Tungnath (3810 m) - Tungnath is the place where the arm (Bahu) of Shiva appeared.. The sanctity of the region of Tungath is considered unsurpassed. The peak of Tungnath is the source of three springs that from the river Akashkamini. At this temple at 3,680 mts, Shiva's arm is worshipped.

The highest hindu shrine in the Himalayas, 3kms uphill from Chopta, Tungath is reached through a path that wends through alpine meadows and rhododendron thickets. An hour's climb from here leads to Chandrashila with its panoromic views. The entire journey and the shrine are located in some of the finest, most picturesque pocket of the Himalaya.

The Tungnath temple opens from 6 am to 7 pm. And aarti is performed daily at 6:30 pm

Route to Tungnath

From Rishikesh: Rishikesh – Shivpuri – DevPrayagSrinagarRudraprayagAgastyamuni – Suyal Saur – Kund – UkhimathChopta – Tungnath

From Gopeshwar: Badrinath Kedarnath Road – ChamoliGopeshwar – Mandal – Chopta - Tungnath

 

General Information Tungnath

Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant 232 Km in Dehradun

Nearest Rail : Rishikesh 215 Km.

Accommodation : Dharamshalas are available and hotels at Chopta.

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