Urgam Village

Nestled in the charming Urgam Valley near Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, Urgam Village is a serene destination perched at an altitude of approximately 2100 meters. Encircled by snow-capped peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas and embraced by lush forests, farmlands, and apple orchards, Urgam Village creates a tranquil retreat far from the hustle of modern life.

Renowned for the ancient Shiva temple, Kalpeshwar Temple, one of the esteemed Panch Kedars, Urgam Village is a gateway to spiritual and natural wonders. Just 2 km beyond Urgam Village lies Kalpeshwar Dham, inviting pilgrims to immerse themselves in the sacred ambiance of this revered site. Explore the simplicity and beauty of Urgam Village, a haven that transports you to a world of its own.

Famous ForPanch Kedar, Trekking , Home Stay 
Altitude 2100 mts
Starting Point of KalpeshwarUrgam  (3.5 km Away from Here)
Nearest Railway Station or    AirportRishikesh, 250kms/ Jolly Grant Airport, 270 kms
Best time to visit UkhimathMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Places to Explore in Urgam Valley

  1. Kalpeshwar Mahadev Temple (3.5 km):
    • A sacred Panch Kedar, easily accessible by a short drive. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this ancient Shiva temple.
  2. Dhyan Badri Temple (in Barghinda village):
    • A part of the revered Panch and Sapt Badri temples, located in Barghinda village. Explore the divine tranquility of this spiritual site.
  3. Fyula Narayan Temple Trek (4 km from Kalpeshwar Mahadev Temple):
    • Embark on a year-round open trek to Fyula Narayan Temple, a journey filled with natural beauty and serenity.
  4. Banga Pani Trek (1.5 km):
    • An accessible year-round trek spanning 1.5 km. Enjoy the scenic landscapes and the refreshing atmosphere of Banga Pani.
  5. Kemkud Meadow Trek (6 km):
    • Venture on a 6 km trek to Kemkud Meadow, often referred to as the queen of all meadows. Experience the pristine beauty of this enchanting destination.
  6. Bansi Narayan Temple Trek (10 km):
    • Trek 10 km to Bansi Narayan Temple, the only Lord Krishna temple in Uttarakhand. Discover the cultural richness of this unique religious site.
  7. Rudranath Trek (35 km from Urgam Valley):
    • Embark on the famous 35 km trek to Rudranath, another significant Panch Kedar temple. Witness breathtaking landscapes and spiritual sanctity along the way.
  8. Nandi Kund Trek (22 km):
    • Join the villagers on a 22 km trek to Nandi Kund, where they collect Brahma Kamal, an offering to Lord Shiva. Experience the cultural traditions and natural wonders of this pilgrimage.
How To Reach Urgam Village

By Road

From Delhi (or any other major city):

  • You can drive or hire a taxi to reach Rishikesh or Haridwar, which are major cities in Uttarakhand and well-connected by road.
  • From Rishikesh or Haridwar, you’ll need to take another taxi or bus to Joshimath, which is a significant town in Chamoli district.
  • From Joshimath, Urgam Village is approximately a 45 km drive via road. You may need to hire a local taxi or take a shared taxi or bus.

By Train

The nearest railway station is in Haridwar or Rishikesh: From Haridwar or Rishikesh railway station, you can proceed as mentioned in the road route.

By Air

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun:
From the airport, you’ll need to travel to Rishikesh or Haridwar by road (approximately 20-30 km). Then follow the road route mentioned above to reach Urgam Village.

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