#13 of 18 Places to Visit in Kedarnath
Distance (From Kedarnath): 67 Kms
Trip Duration (Excluding Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: On The Way To Kedarnath
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: This place can be visited while going to Kedarnath
At a distance of 18 km from Rudraprayag, 24 km from Ukhimath, 53 km from Gaurikund and 67 km from Kedarnath, Agastyamuni is a religious town situated on the banks of the River Mandakini in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It lies at an elevation of 1000 m above sea level.
Agastmuni town is famous for Agastyamuni Temple. It is believed that the sage had meditated here for almost one year. The temple is locally known as Agasteshwar Mahadev. The temple has few stunning carvings of the Hindu Gods and Goddess on the walls. There is also a Shiva temple named as Agastheswar Mahadev temple in this place.
Agastyamuni plays host for a large fair that takes place during the festival of Baisakhi. Devotees throng to this temple in large numbers during this festival, while they worship and pay their homage to the deity. Tourists can also enjoy fishing in the Mandakini River and have an unforgettable experience.
The town of Agastyamuni also serves as a base for Pawan Hans helicopter services to Kedarnath Temple.