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Chopta - Tungnath

Chopta - Mini Switzerland of India

Picturesquely located in the Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, the tourist place of Chopta is fast emerging as a famous hill destination, of late. Set at a height of 2,600mts above sea level - on the Chandra Parbat, amidst verdant, dense forest -- the wonderful tourist hotspot of Chopta offers lovely and compelling views of the majestic Himalayas in all its glory.

Aptly called the Mini Switzerland of India for its amazing natural beauty and unmatched virginal charm, Chopta is regarded as an out-of-the-ordinary tourist place of Uttarakhand. Though Chopta is a beautiful place, the USP of this destination remains the fact that it acts as a superb tourist getaway for trekking. No wonder, the nature enthusiasts and adventurous travelers tour this place in large numbers from almost all over the world – making this place a trekker’s paradise of sorts.

The most famed excursions from Chopta include Tungnath Mandir and Chandrashila Peak. While the former is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the latter is the highest point of the mountain deicated To Moon God.As per Hindu mythology lord Ram meditated in this summit after defeating. The Inspiring views of Entire Garhwal -Kumaon & Nepal Peaks is beyond explanatory. On a Clear Day one Can view Mighty Peaks of The Himalayas like NandDevi,Kedar,Trishul, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba & many More. Other must see place In This Region is Deoria Tal were one gets the magnificent Reflection Of Chaukhamba Peaks.

This amazingly beautiful Indian destination, which has a great appeal and significance from the tourism angle, lies on the Ukhimath – Gopeshwar road, and is easily accessible, apart from being well connected.

Tungnath -- Lord of the Peaks

One of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath -- in the Chamoli district of Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand -- Tungnath is yet another attraction of Uttarakhand and is located near Chopta. The Tungnath Temple is the highest temple in the entire world, and it nestles at a height of nearly 4000m even while the Tunganath Mountains constitute the scenic Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys.

The 1000 years old ancient Temple of Tungnath, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the second in the pecking order of the Panch Kedars. This religious and cultural tourist place boasts of a rich and interesting background related to the brave Pandavas of the Mahabharata fame.

However, the USP of this incredible tourist hotspot of Uttarakhand is that it is an interesting, short and easy trek (3-4 km long) which runs almost parallel to the elevated Himalayan Treks. The whole trek path is via the dense forest, picturesquely laid amidst the alpine meadows with patches of flowerbeds at several places, giving the trekkers ample opportunities to savor the exciting views of the enchanting Himalayas.
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