Tungnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is one of the main deities of Hinduism. The meaning of Tungnath is "Lord of the Peaks", and its location makes justice with that name. This temple is located at an altitude of 12,073 Feet and considered as a highest Shiva Temple in the World.
Some Facts to Know About Tungnath Temple
- This Temple is one of the 5 & the highest Panch Kedar temples situated in the mountain range of Tungnath.
- This temple is located just 2 km the peak of Chandrashila.
- It is believed that this temple is 1000 years old and believed that the Pandavas built it to appease Lord Shiva.
- Tungnath is the source of 3 springs that form the river Akashkamini.
- It hosts number of Visitor throughout the year but the most number of visitors spotted in Shivratri Festival.
It has something to everyone, if you are a nature lover and love hills and peaceful environment then there is no better place than Tungnath, apart from nature it is a destination of Ardent Devotees of Lord Shiva.
Opening and Closing Timings
The Temple opens with the starting of Hindu's sacred Char Dham Yatra in the month of April and closed during the Winters because of the heavy Snowfall and the statue of Lord Shiva is shifted to Mukunath Village. This village is located towards Ukhimath at a distance of 19 km from the temple.
Sightseeing Option Near Tungnath Temple - Ukhimath which is also a famous destination for the nature lovers also famous for the temples, if you are on a tour of Tungnath than don't miss to visit the Temples of Usha, Anirudha, Parvati, and Shiva.
Activities - This site is best for Adventure Tours, Camping, Trekking and weekend Getaways with family and friends.
How to Reach Tungnath Temple -
Nearest Airport - Jolly Grant , Dehradun (Distance From The Temple - 258 Km)
Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh (Distance from Tungnath Temple - 241 Km)
Best Time to Visit - May, June, July, September and October
Trekking- Although this place is famous for Temple but its geographical condition makes it a paradise for the Trekkers. In recent years, it is continuously becoming a popular adventure and trekking destination. If you love trekking then you can reach here in within 3-4 hours, the 4 km Trek will start from Chopta which leads to Chandrashila, this is the shortest route to reach Tungnath Temple.