Chopta is one hill station that can be visited at any time of the year. In summer, the season remains cosy and perfect for people who are looking for a quaint getaway. The summer season begins from the month of April and continues till June. While in winter, the weather becomes chilly with snowfall, and the whole region is covered with a thick sheet of white, fresh snow. October to December is the best time to witness the snowfall. Tungnath temple remains open from April to November so you can plan your trip accordingly.
Top Places to Visit in Chopta are:
It is situated in Rudraprayag and is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tung Nath. It is perched at an elevation of 3, 680 meters above sea level and is more than 1,000 years old. The length of Tungnath trek from Chopta is about 4 km, therefore, the trekkers will have to first reach Chopta and then set off on the Tungnath trek.
2. Deoria Tal:
This beautiful lake is located at 3 km from Sari village. Expect tranquillity and peace here and a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks. Do go on a village exploration trip alone or with your group to understand and see the lives of the people of the mountains. It will enhance your experience.
Capturing the daily life of the village folk in your camera is something you must do! Mythological stories say that this place is the spot where the Pandavas were asked questions by Yaksha. Devariya Tal is situated at an astounding altitude of 2300 meters above sea level, which is one of the best places to visit in Chopta.
This is the summit of the mountain where Tungnath Mandir and Chopta is situated. It is at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level. It is one of the greatest places for Chopta sightseeing. You can have a 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks from here. The view includes Kedar, Nandadevi, Chaukhamba, and Trishul peaks from Chandrashila.
According to legend, Chandrashila was the place where Lord Ram meditated after defeating Ravana. Chopta has a lot of myths related to the Ramayan. Chandrashila literally means “Moon Rock”. You can also visit the temple which is dedicated to goddess Ganga. The views offered by Chandrashila trek are enchanting which is why people visit this place.
Known as winter Kedarnath, it houses Lord Shiva when Kedarnath shuts down during winters. You can view the entire Himalayas from here too. A lot of devotees come here to visit this holy temple. It is situated at an altitude of 1300 meters. It attracts a lot of travellers all through the year due to the scenic beauty of the place. You can find solidarity here during spirituality.
Also known as Madhyamaheshwar, Lord Shiva’s stomach is worshipped here by devotees. It is situated at an altitude of 3200 m above sea level. The temple is surrounded by the snow-covered Himalayas from one side and alpine green meadows from the other. You can also see the Neelkanth and Kedarnath peaks from this temple.
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