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Rudraprayag district

Rudraprayag district
रुद्र प्रयाग जिला
Country India
State Uttarakhand
Division Garhwal division
Headquarters Rudraprayag
 • Total 2,439 km2 (942 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 227,439
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)

Rudraprayag district, (Hindi: रुद्र प्रयाग जिला) is a district of Uttarakhand state of northern India. The district occupies an area of 2439 km². Rudraprayag town is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is bounded by Uttarkashi District on the north, Chamoli District on the east, Pauri Garhwal District on the south, and Tehri Garhwal District on the south.


  • Location 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Assembly constituencies 3
  • Shrines and temples 4
  • Cities, towns and villages in Rudraprayag 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Rudraprayag District was established on 16 September 1997. It was carved out from the following areas of three adjoining districts:

  • The whole of Augustmuni and Ukhimath block and part of Pokhri and Karnprayag block from Chamoli District
  • Part of Jakholi and Kirtinagar block from Tehri District
  • Part of Khirsu block from Pauri District

The internationally known Shri Kedarnath Temple is at the north, Madmaheshwar at east, Nagrasu at southern east and Shrinagar at extreme south. The Mandakini River is the main river of the district.

As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Uttarakhand (out of 13).[1]


According to the 2011 census Rudraprayag district has a population of 236,857,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[2] This gives it a ranking of 585th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 119 inhabitants per square kilometre (310/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 4.14%.[1] Rudraprayag has a sex ratio of 1120 females for every 1000 males, making it the 6th highest in the country as per 2011 census, second being Almora that too in uttarakhand,[1] and a literacy rate of 82.09%.[1]

Assembly constituencies

  • Kedarnath
  • Rudraprayag

Shrines and temples

Cities, towns and villages in Rudraprayag

  • Tarag is situated 23 km from Rudraprayag headquarters via Chopta Pokhri road. There belongs Jhinkwan and negi bandhu the rajpoots.
  • Lwara village - 45-46 km from Rudraprayag, and 7 km from Guptakashi. Its population is between 1000-1500. Temple of Maa Chandika is situated in the centre of village. The Rawan Ganga flows at distance of 1 km from the village.
  • Andarwari - near Guptkashi, 45 km from Rudraprayag city and 5 km from Guptkashi city.
  • Rudraprayag
  • Sumerpur
  • Bawai - 20 km from Rudraprayag city via Maikoti-Durgadhar, and 18 km from Tilwada
  • Uthind
  • Pola
  • Maikoti
  • Darmola
  • Sann village - about 7 km from Rudraprayag
  • Biron Dewal village
  • Basti village - has two temples, one of Durga Devi and one of Bharkeshwar Mahadev
  • Pounthi Silgarh - Pounthi village is a group of six small villages: Talli Pounthi, Manjeda, Kathood, Chonralgaon, Hyuna and Bhatwari. It is approximately 25 km from the district headquarters and 7 km from Jakholi tehsil. Many freedom fighters and armymen are from this area, including the late Shri Gyan Singh Rawat. The village is easily accessible by road from Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Tilwara, Maayali, and Jakholi. Some of the adjacent villages are Khaliyan Bangar, Poolan, Jakhwadi, Sirwadi, Liswalta, Genthana, and Badhani Taal.
  • Darmwari
  • Benji Village
  • Syund Village
  • Triyuginarayan village
  • Guptakashi
  • Gaurikund
  • Kamera
  • Syund
  • Dholsari
  • Ghimtoli
  • Damar is situated at the bank of the river Madakini and known for its ancient lord Shiva temple. Village is 1 km from Bhiri bus stand.
  • Jaggi Kandai village
  • Bainji Kandai Dashjula village
  • JARMWAR Dashjula village
  • Dangi - 15 km away from Rudraprayag city
  • Ukhimath, Masoona, Ransi, Gaundar, Panchkedar (temple)
  • Gaurikund village
  • Paldwari village
  • Kyark village
  • Tilwara village
  • Maikoti
  • Nagrasu
  • °Ratura - 8 km from Rudraprayag, Odali Village 1 km from Ratura Market
  • Kalna Village- situated in the center of Rudraprayag and Gaucher (Rudraprayag to Gaucher is 22 km)
  • Kokhandi village
  • Phalasi (फलासी) Village - near Chopta, 20 km from Rudraprayag city
  • Chond Village - near Chopta, 20 km from Rudraprayag city
  • Bhatwari village
  • Jakhwadi Bangar - near Khaliyan Bangar
  • Jakholi - Block headquarters situated near Tilwada, Chirbatiya, Ghansali Tehri
  • Basukedar- reputedly where Shiva lived before coming to Kedarnath. It's a Shiva temple constructed by Pandava. This is around 35 km from Agustmuni. This is actually an old track to visit Kedarnath. It is said that Lord Shiva stayed a night here while he was travelling to Mount Kailash.
  • Kandi village - 20 km from Chandrapuri.
  • Amkoti town - at Tilwada - Ghansali Road, 9 km from Jakholi. Meeting point of Kund and Patiyangana fair of Nagela Devta.
  • Jakhal Bhardar (Dobha Jakhal) 9 km from Tilwada town and 19 Km from headquarter Rudraprayag.

See also

  • Leopard of Rudraprayag
  • Pillu Village: The most famous Karmajeet temple in Rudraprayag District. Near Ganesh Nagar.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est. 

External links

  • Official website
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