Rudraprayag district

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Rudraprayag district
रुद्र प्रयाग जिला
Rudraprayag district.svg
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.


Rudraprayag District was established on 16th September1997. The district was carved out from the following areas of three adjoining districts. 1. Whole of Augustmuni & Ukhimath block and part of Pokhri & Karnprayag block from Chamoli District. 2. Part of Jakholi and Kirtinagar block from Tehri District. 3. Part of Khirsu block from Pauri District.

Internationally Known Shri Kedarnath Temple is at 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]

Prime Shrines/Temples in the vicinity[edit]

Cities, towns and villages in Rudraprayag[edit]

  • (Tarag)-Tarag is situated from 23 km from rudraprayag headquter via chopta pokhri road. There belongs Jhinkwan and negi bandhu the rajpoots.. by Ashish Singh Jhinkwan
  • Lwara village Distance from rudraprayag is approximately between 45to46 km,near Guptakashi at 7 km.Population between 1000-1500.Temple of MAA CHANDIKA is situated in centre of village.The RAWAN GANGA flows at distance of 1 km from village....from R.B.
  • Andarwari Near Guptkashi just 45 km from Rudraprayag city and 5 km from Guptkashi city. Amit Semwal
  • Rudraprayag
  • Sumerpur
  • Bawai 20 km from rudraprayag city via maikoti-durgadhar and 18 km from Akhilesh Bartwal
  • Uthind
  • Pola
  • Maikoti
  • Darmola
  • Sann Village far from Rudraprayag about 7.00 km.
  • Biron Dewal Village
  • Basti Village, is a beautiful village, have two temple one of durga devi & another one is Bharkeshwar mahadev temple. Bear about Bansbada Approx.3 km so far vai walkathon or by vehicle. (Vijaypal Singh Negi)
  • Darmwari
  • Benji Village
  • Syund Village
  • Triyuginarayan village
  • Guptakashi
  • Gaurikund
  • Kamera
  • Syund
  • Dholsari
  • Ghimtoli
  • Damar is situated at the bank of river Madakini and known for its ancient lord Shiva temple. Village is 1 km from Bhiri bus stand. By Dr. Chauhan
  • Jaggi Kandai village
  • Bainji Kandai Dashjula village
  • JARMWAR Dashjula village
  • Dangi just 15 km away fromRudraprayag city. satish
  • 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 (Approx) from Ratura Market
  • Kalna Village: Kalna Village is Situated in center of Rudraprayag and Gaucher (Rudraprayag to Gaucher is 22 km)
  • kokhandi, village
  • Phalasi (फलासी) Village: Near Chopta just 20 km from Rudraprayag city. By Ajeet iirBartwal.
  • Chond Village: Near Chopta just 20 km from Rudraprayag city. By Neeraj Vashist
  • Bhatwari village
  • jakhwadi bangar near khaliyan chef sajjan singh dhirwan , Singapore
  • Jakholi: Block headquarters situated near Tilwada >Chirbatiya>Ghansali> Tehri,Scenic and pleasant
  • Basukedar: 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 in while he was travelling to Mount Kailash.
  • Kandi village :Kandi village is a famose of LORD SRI KAULAJEET,it is 20 km from Chandrapuri. By Kuldeep Singh Negi(Sigs).
  • Amkoti town: At Tilwada - Ghansali Road, 9 km from Jakholi.Meet point of KUND and PATIYANGANA fair of NAGELA DEVTA...:Upendra Rana.

See also[edit]

♣ Pillu Village: The most famous of karmajeet temple in Rudraprayag District. Near of Ganesh Dinesh Chaudhari


  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. 

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