Rudraprayag , Uttarakhand
Garhwali, Hindi and English
Rudraprayag, as a mountain town is best reached by bus. You can travel by train or plane to Rishikesh or Dehra Dun, and make the journey up from there. Buses and taxis to Rudraprayag can be taken from major nearby centers such as Dehra Dun, Rishikesh, or Haridwar.
The man-eating leopard of Rudrprayag was preying in the area before being killed by Jim Corbett in 1925. These days, you won’t have to worry about leopards as you make the trek up to Kedarnath. There are three thing to do in Rudraprayag. Relax, drink tea, and trek. There are a number of nearby lakes and temples. Many can be reached by trekking. For some trips you may want to organize a private car to give you more freedom to explore.
There are a number of sweet shops in Rudraprayag. This is a good town to improve your sweet tooth, and try new varieties of north Indian sweet. Opportunities to go off the beaten track abound near Rudraprayag. There are many small temples, some listed above. Another temple is Tungnath, which is a 3km trek from Chopta. Rudraprayag has a population of around 20,000. Sixty three percent of the population is male.
The main risk in this area of India is trekking. Trekking can certainly be a safe activity, but it’s important to always be careful of falls. Don’t trek when tired, and always trek in a group to improve safety.