Tungnath Temple, one of the panch kedars, is called shiva temple at the highest altitude in the world and is famous all over the world. The temple is located at an altitude of 3680 metres above sea level in Tungnath Mountain Range. According to Hindu mythology, the temple was built by Arjun, who was one of the Pandavas and whose description is in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Tungabanath literally means 'God of peak'.
Tips to visit Tungabanath Temple
If you are going for the Tungabanath temple darshan, let us tell you that photography is prohibited inside the temple.
You must taketrekkingshoes, winter jackets, sunscreen, water and regular medicines during the journey of the Tungabanath temple.
The Tungabanath temple has a high probability of sliding on the ice during the journey, so take the waterproof trekking shoes along and you can also carry a stick for additional assistance during the trek.
No charging points are available on the trek route. That's why you can take the power bank with you to charge your mobile phone.
There is limited network connectivity available on the trek route. Internet connection is limited to 2g.
You must keep the raincoat together to protect yourself when it rains during the yatra. There are no major covering halting points on the route.
Opening and Closing Date of Tungnath Temple –
Date of Opening and Closing of Tungabanath Temple
The Tungabanath temple opens on a date decided by the Kedar Temple Committee which is opened every year in the month of April or May during the almost Vesak Panchami. And the Tungabanath temple is closed during the month of November in the winter season after Diwali. And after the temple is closed, the God statue is shifted to Mukutnath. Which is 19 kms away from Tungabanath. And that is what God is worshipped by the priests of the temple in Mukutnath.
Darshan Time of Tungnath Temple –
The Tungabanath Temple is open for darshan from 6 am to 7 pm, it may take you two to three hours to visit the temple.
Best Time To Visit Tungabanath Temple
The best time for darshan of Tungabanath Temple is considered between April and November as the Tungabanath temple and Chandila remain covered with snow from December to March due to snowfall during winter.
Attractions worth visiting around Tungnath Temple –
There are many tourist places in the vicinity of the Tungabanath temple where you can enjoy trekking on the peaks of Tungabanath besides attaining peace spiritually and religiously. For your convenience, we are aware of some of the major tourist places near the Tungabanath temple below.
How To Reach Tungabanath TempleHow to come here first come to Rishikesh. Thenearest airportto Rishikesh is Dehradun. For Dehradun, all the major cities get flights. From here, you can go by taxi or bus. The nearest station from Chopta is Rishikesh (209 km). There are trains from almost all the cities. Direct trains run from Delhi, Dehradun, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Gaya, Varanasi, Puri, Kochi and Bhubaneswar. From here, taxis are available for The Udhimath and Chopta. Buses run from Delhi, Haryana, up, Punjab and Uttarakhand to Rishikesh. From here, going to rudraprayag Road on NH58 will have a udhimath. The Chopta from Udhimath is 40 kms. Take a bus or taxi