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This is a pretty location filled with nature’s abundance. Located in the Garhwal region, a trip to Madhyamaheshwar also referred to as Madmaheshwar can be an overwhelming experience for any tourist or a devotee mainly due to its pictorial beauty. Its scenic views attract a lot of tourists here. And while on your visit to the town you won't be able to resist taking cool snapshots of the place.

The unwinding pathways of this town lead to a black structure made out of stones with beautiful architectural work. Yes, we are talking about the Madhyamaheshwar temple. This temple is considered to be one among the five Kedar temples namely Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath and KalpeshwarAlthough it is not a very huge temple, still its charm is enough to attract a lot of devotees and tourists its' way. It won't be wrong to say that a trip to these regions is full of adventure although, at some places, it can be a bit tedious too. However, in the end, it's all worth it. 

History of Madhyamaheshwar

According to history, it is believed that after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandava brothers were advised by the wise men to seek redemption at the feet of Lord Shiva, the Adiyogi himself. This was necessary as the Pandavas had participated in Gotra Hatya during the epic war I.e. killing their own kin. However, the Mahadev was very disappointed with the loss of life and imminent destruction caused as the consequence of war. So, in order to not meet the Pandavas, Lord Shiva transformed himself into a bull. 

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It happened despite his illusion, Bhima was able to recognize Lord Shiva in bull form as well and pursued him for preaching clarity of soul and mind. But Lord Shiva right then divided his body into five parts; successfully escaping from the hands of Bhima. 

His body parts fell at these five locations where currently these five temples are situated. It is said that the Pandava brothers had made these temples. And even today, these shrines are visited by millions of devotees all year round.

Top Attractions in and Around Madhyamaheshwar

Kanchani Tal. This place is located at an approximate distance of 16 km from Madhyamaheshwar. One can reach this place by a trek which can be a difficult task for many. Thus, it is advised to visit only if you are well-prepared.

Budha Madhyamaheshwar. This is a holy shrine made out of a cluster of rocks. The journey to this particular spot unfolds with picturesque views of the Herculean peaks. You won't be able to capture the beauty of nature's abundance through your lenses, such is the vastness of this place.

Omkareshwar Temple. The Omkareshwar Temple is considered a significant part of the five Kedar temples. it is believed that all the wishes of the devotees here are fulfilled as no one leaves empty-handed, this is the power of grace of Mahadev here. It is also considered one of the oldest temples in India. So, the memories of a trip to this temple would last for a lifetime in your heart.

Best Time to Visit Madhyamaheshwar

When the temple is open, generally the timings are from 6 AM-9 PM. However, currently, it is closed.

As the Uttarakhand is known for its cold temperature.so, it can be a bit problematic to visit in winters. The best timing will be May-October to explore the place to its fullest. 

How to Reach Madhyamaheshwar

By Air. The nearest airport from Madhyamaheshwar is the Jolly Grant Airport. After deboarding your flight you will need to take a cab or a bus to reach Madhyamaheshwar as even after landing, you still will need to cover a distance of 200 km or so.

By Rail. The nearest railway station is the Haridwar Railway Station. Once, at the station, you will have to choose an option to commute to Madhyamaheshwar. For this, you can take a cab or some other means of way of transportation.

By Road. Depending upon your location, budget and convenience, you can also travel here by cab, bus or your own car. The picturesque sceneries while travelling by road make a special place in your heart.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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