Tungnath Temple is an ancient popular temple located in Chopta of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. This temple is situated in the "Tongnath Mountain" series at an excessive altitude. This temple is at an elevation of 3681 meters above sea level. This sacred temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is worshipped in this temple as "Panchkedar". Tungnath Temple is one of the "Panchkedar" temples of Uttarakhand state. In the Tungnath Temple, Lord Shiva's arm is worshipped. At the entrance of the temple is the idol of Lord Shiva's devotee "Nandi". The temple's architecture is built from the northern Indian style and there are several small temples of many deities around the temple. The roof of the temple is also made from stone slab. Regarding the Tungnath Temple, it is believed that this temple was built by Pandavas to please Lord Shiva, which was angry at the massive bloodletting in Kurukshetra. This temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. The priest of the temple is the local Brahmin of Mccamath village. To reach the temple is 4 km trek, which begins with Chopta..
The nearest airport of Chopta is Jolly Grant Dehradun, which is about 180 km from Chopta.
The nearest railway station of Chopta is Rishikesh, which is about 165 km from Chopta.
Tungnath Temple is a 4-km mild trek from Chopta.
The best time to visit Tungnath Temple is between the months of September to November and March to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.