Revel in the radiant ambiance of this spiritual travel destination of Ukhimath, settled in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Festooned with majestic nature and the spiritual aura, this small village at an elevation of 1311 m is best known as a one of the popular Hindu pilgrimage sites for the reason that it is the abode of idols of Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar in winters.The highlights of this must visit place in Uttarakhand is that the deities from Kedarnath are brought here after the festival of Diwali; and from Madhyamaheshwar in November that by the end of the month of May are taken back to their original places.
As the celebration of Utsav Doli begins the idols are worshipped in Omkareshwar Temple, one of the oldest and thoughtfully sculpted shrines in India. According to Hindu mythology, it’s said that the wedding of Anirudh (grandson of Lord Krishna) and Usha (Daughter of Banasur) was held here. Thus, this one of a kind tourism place got its name from Usha and was earlier renowned as Ushamath, which later changed to Ukhimath.
Another fact that would interest travellers, is that, Ukhimath is also the base for the pilgrims visiting tourism destinations like Tungnath ,Deoria and Madhyamaheshwar. A sightseeing tour in Ukhimath, takes you to several places from where you can cherish the vivid views of the peaks of Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Mana Parbat. Apart from the famous Omkareshwar Temple, Ukhimath also houses several temples that are idea to be visited by families. These temples are dedicated to the divine Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Mandhata, Usha, and Aniruddha. Our Ukhimath travel guide can help you at every step to make your holiday special in this religious destination in Uttarakhand. Not only does it contain all the basic information, list of top places to visit and things to do but also gives you an idea as to when you should plan your vacation here. At Tour My India , we come forward with the finest tour packages that are packed with best facilities and services just to make your time in Ukhimath blissful.
Ukhimath enjoys a pleasant summer and the chilly winter. In the months of monsoon, the village receives moderate to heavy rainfall. Therefore, the best time to pay regards to this religious destination is the early months of summers and winters.
Summer : Rejuvenate yourself with the warm breeze of the summer months of March to June. This tourism destination welcomes all its tourists to enjoy all sorts of sightseeing tours as the temperature is also easy on them and ranges between 20°C and 36°C.
Monsoon : The monsoon months in Ukhimath are from July to September. The temperature in these months range between 27°C to 21°C carrying with chances of moderate to heavy rainfall hence it is advised to check the weather forecast before planning a vacation in Ukhimath in monsoon.
Winter : Winter is one of the best time to visit the spiritual land of Ukhimath as the village becomes home to the idols of Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar. The temperature in the months of October to February ranges between 15°C and 0°C.
Ukhimath comes up with ample amount of decent accommodation options which will delight you and make your holiday experience in the village wonderful. The staying options in Ukhimath include budget hotels and guest houses that offer comfortable rooms and fulfill all the basic needs of their guests. Rudraprayag is the closest place to Ukhimath that has better places to stay that too in varied budget.
Air : Land on Jolly grant airport in Dehradun as it is the nearest airport to Ukhimath situated 197 kms away. Cabs are easily available from here to Ukhimath.
Rail : Deboard at Haridwar or Rishikesh Railway StationS to reach Ukhimath as they are located some 201 kms and 179 km away from the village respectively. From these destinations, one can easily hire cabs or board a bus till Rudraprayag, which is a short distance away from Ukhimath.
Road : This pilgrimage destination is well-connected with several places in Uttarakhand and to a few cities of North India via Rudraprayag. There are state-run buses available from Haridwar and Srinagar Garhwal that can drop you till Rudraprayag, from where you can hire a cab to reach Ukhimath. One can also choose to hire a cab directly from several destinations in Uttarakhand including Haridwar and Dehradun to reach Ukhimath.