Resort in Uttaranchal
When one thinks of the Garhwal Mountains, visions of waterfalls,
gushing streams, rivers, lakes, vast expanses of wilderness, and
stellar mountain views come to mind. Monal Resort is located on 3
acres of pristine land, surrounded on three sides by lesser
Himalayan Range, along the Alaknanda River.
Conveniently located 3 km from Rudraprayag town center on the
highway to Sri Badrinath, the resort is easily accessible. Our
guests will enjoy sweeping vistas of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas.
We invite you to come to a place where silence is golden, allowing
one to hear themselves think, and where the air is always clean and
The Resort has 42 rooms including Maharani and Maharaja Suites, AC
Rooms and Air Cooled Deluxe Rooms, each of which has its own private
balcony with a view of the Alaknanda River. Apart from this, the
resort has 8 dormitories of 6 beds each for budget tourists.
Our Fast Food Restaurant 'TURANT' offers buffet dining experience in
a wide range of cuisines.
Open Air Restaurant
We can offer mouth watering catering to groups in our open air
restaurant situated amidst sprawling lawns.
Discreetly located within the manicured landscape around the resort
are 6 unique Machans which can be used as open air restaurants or
private part settings for closed groups.
- All rooms with attached Bath and
Shower with 24 hrs Hot & Cold Water
- Conference Room facilities with
a capacity of 60 persons - Ideal for Seminars and Workshops
- Herbal / Oil Massage on prior
- Special Yoga classes on prior
- Spacious landscaped lawns with 6
discreetly located Machans
- Jogging Track
- Laundry Services
- Car / Coach Parking
- Doctor on Call
- Children Playing area
- Badminton / Tennis Courts
- Arrangement for Camping /
Trekking / Adventure Sports / Pilgrimage and Sightseeing with
- Indian / Continental / Chinese /
On the way to Karanprayag, a road diverting from Nagrasu (16 km from
Rudraprayag) leads to the Siddh Peeth of Hariyali Devi (1,400 m), 22
km away. It is 38 km from Rudraprayag surrounded by high peaks and
thick forests. The temple houses a regally bejewelled idol of Maa
Hariyali Devi who is also worshipped as Bala Devi and Vaishno Devi.
It becomes home to festivities during Janmashtami and Deepawali.
Around it, for miles together, one witnesses captivating view of
forested land and a majestic range of mountains.
About 23 km from Rudraprayag, in the glorious valley of Mandakini
lies the popular town of Agastyamuni - a miniature paradise. Here,
on the banks of the murmuring deep blue Mandakini sat the great sage
Agatyamuni in deep meditation. The Agastya temple honours the great
sage, is an ideal place to relax and for fishing on the banks of the
The town is also a base for Pawan Hans helicopter services to
Kedarnath temple and back during the summer months.
Steeped in legend and lore, the scenic town of Guptkashi is an
important town on the routes to Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar. Here,
in sylvan surroundings came Shiva to hide from the Pandavas who were
following him to seek redemption for their sins. To escape
detection, the Lord lived incognito and the town has been named Gupt
(hidden) Kashi ever since. The ancient temples of Vishwanath,
Ardhnareshwar and Manikarnik Kund are the main places of attraction
Everywhere the eye wanders there is pristine loveliness. In the far
distance the snow-clad peaks of Chaukhamba and other mountains
appear near yet so far. One can see the lovely Madhyamaheshwar Ganga
with its emerald banks. Cradled in these picturesque surroundings is
the enchanting village of Ukhimath. Ukhimath is the winter seat of
Rawal Sahib of Kedarnath and its pujaris. The two great temples of
Chandra Sekhara Mahadev and Ardha Narishwar dedicated to Lord
Vishwanath the presiding deity of Varanasi are located here.
Almost 11 km from Guptkashi, on the left bank of Kali Ganga is the
famous Siddha Peeth of Kalimath. The Siddha Peeth comprises of
temples made of wood and iron surrounded by several smaller ones
made of stone dedicated to different deities - Mahalaxmi,
Mahasaraswati, Gauri Shankar Mahadev and Bhairav.
43 km from Guptkashi, on the way to Kedarnath, Sonprayag is
situated at the confluence of river Vasuki Ganga and Mandakani. The
scene of two rivers in the exquisite mountain setting is a treat to
behold. It is believed that a mere touch of the holy water of Son
Prayag helps one to attain Vaikunth Dham or char-dham-yatra. This
small sleepy place comes to life during yatra season when it buzzez
with 'chattis' agencies, shops and coolies. One can drive 12.5 km to
Trijuginarayan from here.
Around 12.5 km drive from Sonprayag, through forests and orchards,
the legendary village of Trijuginarayan lies on the ancient bridle
path that goes down from Kedarnath to Gangotri. Here, countless
centuries ago, the wedding ceremony of Shiva and Parvati took place.
The fire 'Akhand Dhuni', around which the celestial couple repeated
their vows still burns as remnants being fed through the
ages.Pilgrims reverently smear the holy ash on their forheads.
A slice of Alps in Garhwal. Situated at a height of 2,900 metres
above sea level, Chopta, is really an astounding destination replete
with splendour and awesome natural beauty. It bears a resemblance to
Swiss Alps as it nestles on the green meadows amidst luxuriant rain
forests. Chopta boasts of magnificent views of some major Himalayan
peaks. The bloom of rhododendron flowers along the trek makes a
heavenly path to Tungnath.
Tungnath, the highest shrine of Shiva among the Panch Kedar is at an
elevation of about 3680 mts. The arms of Lord Shiva came out as per
the Kedarnath myth at Tungnath. Enroute exotic varieties of
rhododendrons, white flowres and shrub like trees can be seen in
abundance. It is at a four kilometer trek from Chopta. From Tungnath
another 2 kms trek takes you to the top Chandrashila from where all
the major peaks like Chokhamba, Trishuli, Nanda Devi, Kailash etc.
are visible at very short distances.