Guptakashi, Gupta Kashi or Guptkashi is a fairly large town located at an elevation of 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) in the Kedar-khanda ('khanda' means "sector"), in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand, India. It is known for its ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the god Shiva, which is similar to the one in Varanasi (Kashi). The other well known temple here is dedicated to Ardhanareshvara, a half man half woman form of Shiva and Parvati. The name Guptakashi has legendary significance linked to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Its religious importance is considered next to that of Varanasi, believed to be the most pious of all Hindu pilgrimage places. The temple town is located on the way to the Kedarnath, one of the Chota Char Dhams and Panch Kedars. It has the scenic backdrop of the snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba and enjoys a salubrious weather throughout the year.Wikipedia
Planning a vacation to Guptkashi in India? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Guptkashi is located at a short trip away from Nainital a major city in India. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Nainital for its bountiful attractions like Naini Lake, High Altitude Zoo, Eco Cave Gardens on your trip to Guptkashi. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.