Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers.

Rudra Prayag is a small town that is located in the state of Uttarakhand and in the district of Rudraprayag. The town is situated at the confluence of the River Alaknanda and River Mandakini. It has a special religious significance for many people as well. It is said that the place where the two rivers meet resembles two sisters embracing each other and there is a unique beauty about the place. Many visitors travel to the place to witness this phenomenon every year. The entire area is surrounded by immense beauty and one can see many lakes, glaciers, rivers and streams here. There are a few temples that are located in the town as well and these are a must visit while travelling to Rudra Prayag.

The main temples are the Jagdamaba Temple and the Shiva Temple. The town of Kedarnath which is an important pilgrimage center for many Hindus is located around 86 km from the town of Rudra Prayag and this can be visited as well. The Koteshwar Temple can be seen on the banks of the Alaknanda River and this is also a popular site in the town. Son Prayag and Okhimath are present outside the town and are important religious sites as well.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Rudra Prayag
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi
Best Season: Oct – Mar
Weather: Summer 22 to 35°C
Winter 15 to 25°C
Altitude: 895 m
Pincode: 246174
STD code: 01364


  • Delhi to Rudra Prayag 357 km
  • Chandigarh to Rudra Prayag 359 km
  • Rishikesh to Rudra Prayag 150 km
  • Corbett National Park to Rudra Prayag 163 km
  • Haridwar to Rudra Prayag 171 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

The climate of the town is pleasant for many months of the year, especially during the summer season and this is one of the best times to visit the place. The heat is never extreme in the town, even during the peak summer season. Winters are cold and temperatures drop rapidly as this period approaches. Rainfall is also prevalent during the monsoon season.

The temperatures during the summer season are mild and one can have a pleasant experience during this time. The maximum temperature that you can expect during the summer season is around 30°C. The lowest temperature that can be expected during the summer is around 15°C. The months of April, May and June form the summer season.

The monsoon season brings good amount of rainfall to the region and the conditions are generally humid. The humidity can reach up to around 70% during this time. The months from July to September form the winter season.

The winter season is extreme and temperatures can drop to around 0°C during this time. The maximum expected temperature in the winter is around 24°C. The winter period is from the month of December to February.