Madmaheshwar is enchantingly embraced by the snow-capped Himalayas on one side, while lush green alpine meadows grace the other, with dense forests providing a captivating backdrop.
This quaint town is adorned with shepherd huts, village houses, and the ancient Madmaheshwar temple, which stands as a testament to thousands of years of history. The picturesque views surrounding the town add to its charm. The architecture of the Madmaheshwar temple reflects the classic style of North India, adding to the mystique and allure of this sacred destination.
|Temple, Panch Kedar, Trekking
|Nearest Railway Station or Airport
|Rishikesh, 230kms/ Jolly Grant Airport, 240 kms
|Best time to visit Ukhimath
|May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov,
Mythology about Madmaheshwar
Madmaheshwar is the second temple in the series of the sacred Panch Kedar, with Kedarnath being the first. According to the legend, after the war where the Pandavas had to fight and defeat their own cousins, they sought Lord Shiva to seek forgiveness for their sins. However, Lord Shiva, still upset about the war’s destruction and dishonesty, tried to avoid them. In order to escape their presence, Lord Shiva transformed into a bull, Nandi, and went into the ground, with different parts of his body emerging at various locations. In Madmaheshwar, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a navel-shaped lingam
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How to reach madmaheshwar
By Road: Ukhimath and Guptkashi are the main roadheads for reaching Madmaheshwar. Buses and taxis are available from major cities like Rishikesh and Haridwar to Ukhimath and Guptkashi. From these points, you need to trek to reach Madmaheshwar.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, you can travel by road to Ukhimath or Guptkashi and then proceed with the trek to Madmaheshwar.
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Ukhimath or Guptkashi, which are base points for the trek to Madmaheshwar.
- The trek from Ransi to Madmaheshwar is approximately 10-12 kilometers, depending on the exact starting point in Ransi.
- The duration of the trek can vary based on individual walking speed and weather conditions, but it generally takes around 5-7 hours
- Ransi is accessible by road from Ukhimath, which is a major town in the region. Buses and taxis are available from Ukhimath to Ransi
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