Gopehswar is a holy town situated at an elevation of 1308 meters above sea-level in Chamoli District in State of Uttarakhand. It is a picturesque place located on the Ukhimath– Chamoli highway. The town of Badrinath is located near Gopeshwar and one can visit the various sites in the place as well. Gopeshwar is famous for its refreshing climate
The holy town of Kedarnath is present a short distance away from Chamoli Gopeshwar and many devotees visit this place as well. The town is said to be able to captivate any visitor with its mystic charm and pristine beauty. An ancient temple of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of the town and thousands of pilgrims come here throughout the year to visit the temple. Gopinath Mandir is the famous temple Dedicated to worship lord Shiva located over here. There is an Interesting Story Behind the temple , There was a King named Sagar whose cows visit this place and Gave Milk to a Shivling. One day the King Sagar saw this and after that He Constructed a temple here for Venerated or Worshiped. There are many snow capped hills and peaks that can be witnessed from the gopeshwar.
Nanda Devi Raj Jat is one of the most renowned festivals of Uttaranchal is celebrated for three weeks. The Festival is held once in every 12 years in Chamoli district of Uttaranchal. It is said that Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra is held when the sheep of four horns take birth. Millions of people from Garhwal- Kumaon and other parts of the country as well as around the globe participate in this Festival. The temperatures during the summer season range from a minimum of 22°C and can climb up to a maximum of around 32°C.
Char Dham Yatra and Gopeshwar
One can visit Gopeshwar while travelling from Kedarnath to Badrinath. Many tourists also take halt at Gopeshwar during their Char Dham Yatra. Some of the devotees love to visit around the town of Chamoli Gopeshwar are Abusuya Devi, Tungnath and Rudranath. There are many trekking opportunities near Gopeshwar and thus it is a perfect place for both religious tourists, nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
How to Reach :
Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest Airport located around 227 km from Gopeshwar. Haridwar Railway Station is the nearest Rail-head connected all cities and State like Delhi, Lucknow and Dehradun easily. The town of Chamoli Gopeshwar can be reached easily by road and it is well connected to many of the important cities in the state. Buses available to Chamoli Gopeshwar from places such as Haridwar Dehradun, and Rishikesh regularly.