Gateway to the sacred shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath and famous for its temples, the town of Gopeshwar is located at an elevation of 4265 ft in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Some of the most famous temples of the town are Rudranath, Tungnath and Anasuya Devi.
The Gopinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, holds special importance and is frequented by pilgrims on their return from the Char Dham pilgrimage. Historians believe that the town gets its name from Lord Krishna who is believed to have made the region his dwelling place for a short period of time.
Gopinath Temple, the chief attraction of the town is known for its architectural style. The temple has 24 doors that provide access to the temple. The trident which is made from eight different metals and dates back to the 12th century is the salient feature of the temple.
The town has a mystic charm. The snow covered hills and summit adds to its appeal. Located in the Himalayan ranges, the town is known for its salubrious climate and it is an excellent summer getaway.
The town of Gopeshwar and the regions near it are hotspots for adventure seekers. The town is preferred by trekkers and mountain climbing enthusiasts.
The temperature reaches a maximum of 30 degree Celsius in the summer and can drop to zero degrees Celsius in the months of winter. The extreme temperatures prevail for a very short time and the town experiences pleasant weather for most parts of the year.
There is a tourist rest house owned by the tourism department of Uttarakhand. There are a range of budget and mid-range hotels near Gopeshwar mainly along Delhi Road.
Dhabas, restaurants and street food are available in Gopeshwar. Non vegetarian dishes are not available in the town but some restaurants on the highway serve non vegetarian dishes.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Badrinath is as given below. The best time to visit Badrinath is also specified.