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Why travel Guptkashi?

Guptkashi is situated 47 kms before the holiest shrine of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath. It is located on the route to Kedarnath on a ridge on the west side of the Mandakini river valley at an elevation of 1,319mts above sea level. Guptkashi is a religiously important town of Uttarakhand as it houses ancient temples like Vishwanath temple and Ardhnarishwar temple. The centermost attraction of Guptkashi town, Manikarnika Kund is a place where two streams of the Ganga and Yamuna meet.

Gaurikund, the town from where trek to Kedarnath commences is situated 34kms ahead of Guptkashi. Guptkashi is situated on the mountain facing Ukhimath town. The name Guptkashi means ‘Hidden Benares’ and the town's mythological history is associated with the epic Mahabharata. When the Pandavas were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shiva first concealed himself in Guptkashi but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath. The hereditary pilgrimage priests of Kedarnath temple live in Guptkashi. The main temple of Guptkashi is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Vishwanath - "Lord of the Universe". It is built by regional stones and is situated in an enclosed courtyard. The small temple to its left is Ardhanarishvara.

"The Hidden Benares"

A Town in Uttarakhand, India
1490 meters

Interest Measure for Guptkashi

Ideal time to stay:  0 - 2 days

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Topography

Height(Altitude) of Guptkashi from sea level:  4888 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  30.5238841°N, 79.0775348°E
Ecosystem:  Mountain , Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Guptkashi

Food Type Available:  Indian, Tibetan, North Indian Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Tourist places, attractions and all about travel and tourism at Guptkashi

Guptkashi is a Town located in Uttarakhand, North India. Guptkashi is also known as 
Planning to travel to Guptkashi? Know the weather conditions and the best time to visit Guptkashi is 
January, 
February, 
July, 
August, 
September, 
October, 
November, 
December. 
The ecosystem and topography of Guptkashi is ideal for travel. On your visit to Guptkashi you should ideally stay here for 0 - 2 days. Traveller who are interested in activities for 
Spiritual, 
Nature. 

The most used regional language in Guptkashi is Hindi. To take care of your travel expenses and cost, the currency you will need is Rupee(INR)

The love for food is the soul of travelling, the different food types available in Guptkashi are 

Indian, 
Tibetan, 
North Indian Cuisine 

You have every reason to travel to Guptkashi, Guptkashi is situated 47 kms before the holiest shrine of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath. It is located on the route to Kedarnath on a ridge on the west side of the Mandakini river valley at an elevation of 1,319mts above sea level. Guptkashi is a religiously important town of Uttarakhand as it houses ancient temples like Vishwanath temple and Ardhnarishwar temple. The centermost attraction of Guptkashi town, Manikarnika Kund is a place where two streams of the Ganga and Yamuna meet.

Gaurikund, the town from where trek to Kedarnath commences is situated 34kms ahead of Guptkashi. Guptkashi is situated on the mountain facing Ukhimath town. The name Guptkashi means ‘Hidden Benares’ and the town's mythological history is associated with the epic Mahabharata. When the Pandavas were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shiva first concealed himself in Guptkashi but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath. The hereditary pilgrimage priests of Kedarnath temple live in Guptkashi. The main temple of Guptkashi is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Vishwanath - "Lord of the Universe". It is built by regional stones and is situated in an enclosed courtyard. The small temple to its left is Ardhanarishvara.

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#Ardhanareeshwara Temple, Guptkashi
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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016