The mystic place owes great admiration in the Indian mythology Mahabharata. It has a blissful environment that is very captivating. You will be fascinated by knowing that the name “Gupt Kashi” means “Hidden Benares” as the GuptKashi is considered as another replica of “Benaras in Uttar Pradesh”. Also, when you are in this beautiful place, you will be allured by the textured variety of natural elements. Such as the wildlife creatures, floras and those deodars are indeed magnificent. Also, the Guptkashi is one of the Jyotirlingas which are also considered as the part of CharDham Yatra (a holistic journey in Hinduism).
The temple town of GuptKashi is located at a distance of 47 km from the holy town of Kedarnath. Perched at an elevation of 1319 m above the sea level, Guptakashi enjoys the mesmerising backdrop of the enchanting snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba mountains.
GuptKashi houses two ancient temples namely Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ardhnareshwar Temple. Manikarnika Kund is another popular destination in the town. In fact, Guptkashi serves as a perfect stopover for those travelling to Kedarnath. The fantastic weather, lush green forests and captivating views of Chaukhmaba Range along with its rich past and heritage, make the town a wholesome package for vacation makers.
Deoria Taal. Deodar Taal is some of the best things about beautiful things around the world. While dispensing the abundant luxuriant greenery, you will get a sense of freedom.
Vishwanath Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Vishwanath is another form of Lord Shiva. The locals believe the place has an amazing aura that is divine and eternal. One can feel the power of Lord Shiva while exploring the temple.
Trekking. The trek from Guptkashi to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers is an absolute naturalists delight. Nearly 10 km long and 2 km wide, the valley is open for tourists from April, but it is from late July till August when this beautiful valley is in its grandest form. If you want to go on a religious trek, GuptKashi has that too. Trek to Tungnath temple is traffic-free and beautiful as well.
If you are planning to visit GuptKashi, it is important that you visit the place in the months of early winter months. So, you can visit the place during the September-December.
Air- The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport. You can take a bus or taxi.
Rail- The nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station to get GuptKashi.
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