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Chopta

Ukhimath:

Ukhimath also known as the winter abode of Lord Shiva is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chopta. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is selected Ukhimath as his winter home because of the heavy snowfall in Kedarnath and the temple of Lord Shiva in Ukhimath is considered to be one of the most sacred shrines in Uttrakhand.

 

Chandrashila:

Chandrashila mountain summit is one of the most popular landmarks of Chopta town. Visitors get a glimpse of the famous of snow covered mountains from Charashila summit including Kedar, Nandadevi, Chaukhamba and Trishul peaks. Chandrashila is also a popular trekking hotspot and a starting point for a number of trekking excursions attracting wide range of adventure tourists.

 

Musk Deer Sanctuary:

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary lcated on the Chopta-Gopeshwar road is a popular tourist attraction in Chopta. Known for its musk deer, the Kanchula Korak Deer sanctuary is one of its kinds in India housing rare Himalayan flora and Fauna spreading an area of over 5 square kilometers.

 

Tungnath Mandir:

Tungnath Temple devoted to Lord Shiva is one of the most popular eligious shrines in Chopta. Located at an altitude of 3680 meters above sea level, the temple hosts idols of Adi Shankaracharya, the Pandavas, Ved Vyasa and Kaal Bhairav. The arm of Lord Shiva is worshipped in this temple and is one of the Panch Kedars. The temple remains closed from November to March due to heavy snowfall

 

Kedarnath Mandir:

Kedarnath Temple is one of the most important Hindu religious shrines and part of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath temple is built in pyramidal form in the middle of the mighty Himalayan ranges. Believed to have been constructed by Adi Shankaracharya, the temple houses various deities with stories sculpted on the walls.

 

Rudranath Mandir:

Rudranath Mandir is a famous rock temple of Chopta famous for being one of the Panch Kedars of Lord Shiva. Dedicated to Neelkanth or the god with the blue throat, the Rudranath temple is situated on the banks of Vaitrani River.  The Anusuya Devi Temple also lies in the surrounding area of the Rudranath Mandir. Travelers can see various peaks like Nandadevi, Trishuli and Hathi Parvat from this temple. The mandir remains closed for devotees in the winter season due to heavy snowfall.

 

Kalpeshwar Mandir:

Kalpeshwar Mandir dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Jatadhar form is one of the ancient most temples of Chopta town. Located at a height of 2,134 meters above the sea level in Chamoli district, the temple is the only out of the five temples of Panch Kedar that remains open in all the seasons. Kalpeshwar Mandir can be easily reached from Helang that is at a distance of 11 kms and attracts a large number of devotees and pilgrims all through the year.

 

Madhyamaheshwar Mandir:

Madhyamaheshwar Mandir located at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level is a popular religious hotspot in Chopta. The temple worships the holy stomach of Lord Shiva and is surrounded by the snow covered Himalayas and grassy alpine meadows. Visitors can see the Neelkanth and Kedarnath peaks from the temple compound. The temple attracts a large number of pilgrims and devotees.

 

Deoria Tal:

Deoria Tal is a lake holding pristine water with captivating surroundings and a popular excursion location near Chopta attracting a large number of tourists. Located at a height of around 2,400 meters above the sea level, Travelers can see the reflection of Chaukhamba peaks in the water of the lake.