Rudraprayag district

Rudraprayag is a district of the state of Uttarakhand of northern India. The district occupies an area of 1984 km². The town of Rudraprayag 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 west.[1]

Rudraprayag district
Rudraprayag district.svg
DivisionGarhwal division
 • Total1,984 km2 (766 sq mi)
 • Total242,285
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeIN-UT
Vehicle registrationUK 13


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 Srinagar 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]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Religions in Rudraprayag District
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 census Rudraprayag district has a population of 242,285,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[3] 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]

The predominant first language of the district is Garhwali, spoken by 94.5% of the population according to the 2011 census. Hindi, though widely used a lingua franca, is the first language of 4.2%, while 0.60% are speakers of Nepali.[4]

Rudraprayag district: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Indian Census.[4]
Mother tongue code Mother tongue People Percentage
006102 Bhojpuri 371 0.2%
006195 Garhwali 228,916 94.5%
006240 Hindi 10,167 4.2%
006340 Kumauni 172 0.1%
014011 Nepali 1,444 0.6%
022015 Urdu 155 0.1%
Others 1,060 0.4%
Total 242,285 100.0%

Assembly constituenciesEdit

Shrines and templesEdit

  • Kedarnath
  • Tungnath
  • Madhyamaheshwar
  • Mathiyana Devi
  • Ukhimath
  • Kalimath
  • Koteshwar Mahadev
  • Umra Narayan
  • Dhari Devi
  • Triyuginarayan Temple
  • Haryali Devi
  • Jai Nari Devi, Saterakhal
  • Sri Kartikswami
  • Mahrshi Agastya muni Maharaj Temple
  • Basukedar Temple
  • Durga Maa Temple
  • Gaurikund
  • Badhani Taal
  • Tungnath Phalshi Chopta
  • Jakh Temple (Dhariyanj)
  • Dungaira Temple, Sidhsaur
  • Ghandiyal Devta, Thati Barma
  • Shaneshwar Maharaj Silla Rudraprayag
  • Tungeshwar mahadev Temple, Tyung( त्यूंग)

Cities, towns and villages in RudraprayagEdit

  • Tarag is situated 23 km from Rudraprayag headquarters via Chopta Pokhri road. There belongs Jhinkwan and negi bandhu the rajputs.
  • Lwara village - 45–46 km from Rudraprayag, and 7 km from Guptkashi. 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
  • Thati, Barma- Has one temple Ghandiyal Devta.
  • 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 and nearestin ratura Odli way (Rudraprayag to Gaucher is 22 km) There are three most popular temples of Maa Bhagwati (Kulmata), Gwareel Devta & Narsing Devta and also Maa Chandika at center to Village, there are Bhandari, Negi, Rana and Kandari family. Most of thing is that 65% younguster are from Govt service, this village people always like hard working in agricultural.
  • 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.
  • Amdala- 10 km from RUDRAPRAYAG Main Market & 6 km from KOTESHWAR Temple.
  • Korkhi(malli) po-buyung
  • Dhariyanj
  • Village Shriwa Post office Parkandi
  • Tyung(त्यूंग)- 4 km from bhiri town, this village is very popular because of its serenity and spirituality. 80 feet Shiva temple is main attraction of this area.

See alsoEdit

  • Leopard of Rudraprayag
  • Pillu Village: The most famous Karmajeet temple in Rudraprayag District. Near Ganesh Nagar.
  • Tamind Village: 09 km from Rudraprayag and 3 km from Tilwada
  • Semalta Village: A prominent village of patti Bhardar; around 25 km from Tilwara. The village is well-linked and easily accessible by Tata Sumo/Jeeps from Tilwara via Ghengarkhal.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ a b C-16 Population By Mother Tongue – Uttarakhand (Report). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 July 2020.

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