Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chandrapuri – A Tranquil Halt

A heavenly and calm place surrounded by dense green mountains, cheerful Mandakini and glimpse of Kedar range of Himalayas, Chandrapuri can be your excellent halt before your journey to Kedarnath. Chandrapuri is only 25 km from Rudraprayag.

On the left side on the bank of Mandakini river is GMVN Tourist bungalow. If you walk down about 5 km along the road you will reach the small main locality of Chandrapuri comprising of few shops and a jeep stand. You will be charmed whole day by the chirps of different birds and the melody of flowing Mandakini. Come down up to the river bed jump around the boulders on the river, or just feel the cool river flowing over your feet, while you can enjoy the sunset sitting over a boulder.

Since there are no other place to stay in Chandrapuri except the GMVN; always get your booking before hand if you choose this place for your halt. Adjacent restaurant will serve you food but don't forget to place the order before hand, otherwise you have to go up to market to find something to eat.

How to reach Chandrapuri:

From Rudraprayag you will get share taxi or bus to reach Chandrapuri at a distance of only 25 km. You can hire car from Haridwar or Rishikesh to reach here directly.

Where to Stay at Chandrapuri:

GMVN Tourist Rest House Ph: +91 1364 258207 DB @ INR 300 – 500 Dormitory @ INR 100 per bed.

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