A pretty location at the foot hills of lovely peaks, Madhyamaheshwar in the Garhwal region of the great Himalayas has an appealing elegance and pictorial surroundings. Blessed with unblemished and numinous surroundings, this diminutive locality is famed as the most scenic spot among the Panch Kedars. Like all other pilgrim sites, Madhyamaheshwar also has a fabulous but interesting legend of its own. It says that after the Mahabharat war, the Pandavas decided to pay reverence to lord Shiva in order to absolve them from the sin of gotra hatya. Seeing the Pandavas, the Lord concealed himself as a bull and tried to pitch himself underneath but Bhima stopped the lord from doing so and as a result of the struggle different parts of Lord Shiva’s body appeared at various places and it is believed that the middle portion had fetched here at Madhyamaheshwer
It takes a tedious trek of 24 kilometers to be at the sanctified premises of Maheswar, but it is really worthy and pay high dividends in the form of picturesque surroundings. The unwinding paths through the lush meadows and woody forests proffers the possibilities of a nice stride, the warmth of which is memorable forever.
A black stony structure with nice carvings, set in the background of majestic peaks, Madhyamaheshwar temple imparts a peculiar feeling to all those who gathers there. Madhyamaheshwar temple stands elegantly in the southern most part of a lovely crinkle, whose Kashni Dhar appears as if it soars in to the heaven. Though the shrine is not a gigantic structure is an oasis of serenity and devoutness. Tiny ponds that surround the tranquil environs attribute the calmness of the holy premises to a great extent. Madhyamaheshwar is indeed a divine spot that inspires one’s soul and mind with its aesthetic appeal.
A remote locale, Madhyamaheshwar trip would be full of escapades and adventure. A tedious but memorable trek through the mesmerizing ambience would truly be a once in a lifetime experience. As you move on from your base camp at Mansuna, the mystic beauty of the Gharwal range would be slowly began to unveil before you. Gushing streams, lustrous meadows and all around greenery, the unparalleled beauty of the surroundings would be awe inspiring. These breathtaking vistas, like the majestic peaks, magnificent rivers that you come across on your trip are only a precursor of what awaits you in Madhymaheshwar.
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Pahari, Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: May – Sep
Weather: Summer 12 to 15°C,
Winter: -5 to 5°C
Altitude: 3497 m
Ukhimath is situated at an elevation of 1,317mts above sea level in rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. Ukimath is the winter home of the deity at Kedarnath temple and the seat of the Rawal of Kedarnath. It is well connected by bus services to Rudraprayag and other major centres.
Kanchani tal is 16 km away from Madhyamaheshwar, which can be reached by trekking only. The trek is strenous, difficulty level wise and one has to be physically and mentally prepared to take on the journey.
Situated 2km from Madhyamaheshwar, this holy shrine is a cluster of rocks. However, the journey to this place is quite captivating as picturesque views of various peaks can be seen from here such as Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Trishul, Kamet and Panchachuli over a small lake.
Nandikund is a beautiful high altitude lake, located at an elevation of 14,500 feet. Spread over an area of 1.5 km; the lake is nestled amid the green meadows and the snow covered Chaukhamba group of peaks and Mandani Parbat.
It is frozen during winter and the entire Nandikund Trek is changing by seasons. In summer, once can walk through beautiful meadows, breathtaking sceneries, dense forests and rare species of wild-life found during the entire trekking trail. At the same time, this trek is somewhat difficult, due to cross steep climbs and downslides, narrow ridges, and sharp-turns which adds on to the thrill of adventure-lovers.
Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 196Km from Ukhimath from where tourists go to Uniana and can start the trek to Madhyamaheshwar.
The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh 181Km from Ukhimath from where tourists can reach Uniana from where trek to Madhyamaheshwar begins.
Road route to Madhyamaheshwar starting from Delhi is: Delhi-Meerut- Haridwar- Rishikesh- Devprayag- Srinagar- Rudraprayag- Ukhimath-Uniana. Once in Uniana, Madhyamaheshwar is 21Km trek from Uniana. Uniana to Bantoli is an easy trek but need to trek steep hill from Bantoli to Madhyamaheshwar.