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Gopeshwar, located in the pristine Himalayan surrounds is nothing less than heaven. Read on to know all about interesting places and the mystic charm of Gopeshwar.


Location: Gopeshwar is the administrative headquarter of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand state in India
Altitude: 1, 308 meters ASL
Attractions: Gopinath Temple of Lord Shiva
What To Do: Pilgrimage, Trekking
Best Time to Visit: All round the year

 Gopeshwar, ChamoliGopeshwar is a beautiful town situated in the cradle of Himalayan nature at an elevation of 1, 308 meters above sea level. Gopeshwar is located in the district of Chamoli in the hill state of Uttarakhand and is also the administrative headquarter of the district.

Gopeshwar with its salubrious climate, is famous for many reasons. Firstly, it forms the gateway to higher reaches of the district where most revered sacred shrines like Badrinath, Tungnath, Anusuya Devi, Rudranath and so on, are located. Secondly, Gopeshwar itself has a number of temples and sacred places, most famous being, Gopinath Temple of Lord Shiva. Gopeshwar not only interests the pilgrims but also proves to be a fascinating destination for all kinds of tourists. With the breathtaking views of magnificient snow capped Himalayas that it offers, Gopeshwar is sure to captivate any visitor with its mystic charm.

Another attraction Gopeshwar holds is its strategic location that proves to be a promising destination for the trekking enthusiast. Various trekking routes beginning from or near to Gopeshwar make it a trekking paradise.

Gopinath Temple
The famous Gopinath Temple in Gopeshwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is an interesting story behind this temple. It tells us that in ancient times, this region was ruled by a King named Sagar (on whose name there is a nearby village) whose cow used to give milk to a Shiv Linga everyday. When the King one day saw this happening, he decided to construct a temple where the Shiv Linga was. And thus, Gopinath Temple came into being.

Interesting Places Around Gopeshwar
  • Tungnath
  • Anusuya Devi
  • Rudranath
  • Badrinath
  • Kedarnath

How To Reach
By road, it is well connected to major destinations of the region like, Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh and so on. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant (227 km) of Dehradun and nearest railhead is at Rishikesh (210 km).