Gaurikund is a famous place located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. Gaurikund is situated on the banks of the holy Mandakini river. Gaurikund is about 5 km away from Sonprayag, which is at a height of about 1985 from the sea level. Gaurikund has historically existing since ancient times.

The distance of Kedarnath Temple from here is 14 km, which can be decided by foot or horse. From this place, the path starts for Kedarnath. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that this place is where Goddess Parvati had meditated and penance to get Lord Shiva as a husband for a hundred years. Gaurikund offers a spectacular view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.

History and Mythology :-

Gauri Kund is associated with lord Shiva's wife, Devi Parvati, who is often referred to as Gauri in different parts of India. In Hindu mythology, Gauri committed herself to penance that included many ascetic and yoga-based practices to win Shiva's love. According to local legend, Gauri Kund was the place in which Gauri lived during her time performing the rituals, and it was in this place that Shiva proposed to her for a wedding, and they were wedding in Triyugi Narayan, which is close to Triyugi Narayan. The place is also linked to the legend that tells of the way Ganesha obtained the head of an elephant. It is referred to for its name, "Parvati Sarovar" since it is where goddess Parvati was able to acquire Ganesha, her child. Ganesha.

Goddess Parvati created an image depicting Ganesha by lathering soap on her body and breathed life into the image. She put Ganesha in the entryway of her house as her janitor to stop any person from entering when they were bathing. Then Lord Shiva was to appear at the time and was prevented by Ganesha. The angry Ganesha was offended, and Lord Shiva removed the head of the boy. Parvati insists that the boy returns to life. Shiva removed the head of an elephant wandering and put it on Ganesha's corpse. The life was restored. Parvati was able to bring her son back.

Places to Visit in Gaurikund

This stunning area is surrounded by lush greenery and running Vasuki Ganga below. It is located within the lush green forest and provides an amazing panoramic view. There are so many popular spots to visit in the vicinity of Gaurikund, including:

  • Gaurikund Temple: This temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Parvati, the spouse of the Hindu Shiva Lord. Shiva. In this temple, pilgrims offer their prayers. On their way to or yatras for Kedarnath Temple, they decide to stop here to see this sacred religious temple.
  • Gauri Kund: This Kund is known as Gauri Lake, the Lake of Compassion or Parvati Sarovar. Hindu people regard this lake as sacred and believe it is the place in which Goddess Parvati has given life to Lord Ganesha.
  • Kedarnath Temple:- Kedarnath Temple is among the holiest temples in the Uttarakhand state. It is among the four main temples under the Chota Char Dham circuit. It is also the principal shrine that is located in Panch Kedar.
  • Sonprayag:- It is situated at the confluence of two sacred rivers, Mandakini and the Vasuki river. It is situated along the path that leads to Kedarnath Temple.

This is a famous place located in Rudraprayag district. It is situated on the banks of the holy Mandakini river. There is an ancient temple of Gaura Devi in Gaurikund, which is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. At this place, two holy baths kund are present, one of which in the kund, hot water emits with a mark of sulfur, and the cooling water comes out from the second kund,&a

Best Time To Visit

The journey of Gaurikund can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of September to November and March to Jun. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable.

During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to the cold weather of winter, woollen clothing is required here.

Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides. The temperature of here between from 3°C to 10°C in the winter season and the temperature in the summer season is between 15°C to 25°C.

How To Reach

By Air

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 226 km from Gaurikund.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Rishikesh, which is about 209 km from Gaurikund.


Shopping in Gaurikund is a different joy, After some good sightseeing and other activities, go to the market for shopping here, search for many kinds of important gifts from shops for yourself in markets. There is no big market for shopping here, only small shops will be available here. Buy souvenirs and extra gifts for yourself and your friends and families from here; There are various types of shops for shopping .

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