10 Things to do in Phata

1.Vasuki Tal Lake

Vasuki Tal or Vasuki Taal is a high glacial lake situated at an impressive altitude of 14,200 feet above sea level in Kedarnath Dham of Uttarakhand. One can spot Brahma Kamal and other Himalayan flowers blooming around the placid lake, making the aura divine.


2.Sonprayag

Sonprayag is a place of religious significance located in-route to Kedarnath Dham. 'Prayag' means confluence and Sonprayag lies at the confluence of two holy rivers Basuki and Mandakini.


3.Kedarnath Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarnath Temple is among the 275 temples of Paadal Petra Sthalams (the most powerful Shiva temples in the world) and is also the most important among the Panch Kedars.


4. Kedarnath Helipad

The Kedarnath Helipad located at about 700 metres away from Kedarnath Temple and can be reached within few minutes. Many pilgrims who are unable to commence the trek avail the chopper services from Phata, Sersi, Sitapur, Guptkashi, Dehradun and Delhi to pay obeisance at the Kedarnath temple. A short 8 minute long journey will make you reach Kedarnath Dham from a chopper.


5.Gaurikund

Gaurikund is the commencement point of the trek of 16 kms to the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. It is situated at an elevation of 1,982 mts above sea level. The place is named after Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and a temple Gauri is also situated here.


6. Gandhi Sarovar

Gandhi Sarovar is a small lake holding crystal clear water. Gandhi Sarovar is also known as Chorabari Tal because it is situated on the mouth of Chorabari Bamak glacier. Gandhi Sarovar lies on the foot of Kedarnath and Kirthi Stambh peak at an astounding altitude of 3,900mts above sea level.


7.Rudra Cave Kedarnath

Located one and half kilometers left from the Kedarnath Temple complex, Rudra Cave is an underground meditation cave constructed by the Nehru Mountaineering Institute and is a part of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam's Guest houses chain. The cave is built at the other end of the Mandakini River and offers amenities for a peaceful spiritual practice at the holy site of Kedarnath.


8.Bhairav Temple

Bhairavnath Temple or Bhairon Baba Mandir is situated south of the Kedarnath temple on the eastern hill of the lofty Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Bhairav – the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva associated with destruction and devastation.


9.Gaurikund Temple

Gaurikund temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, also known as Gauri. According to myths and legends, this is the place where Goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva did penance involving ascetic and yoga practices to win over Shiva's heart.


10.Triyuginarayan Temple

Triyuginarayan is a well known Hindu pilgrimage located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This picturesque village is perched at an elevation of 1,980 and offers panoramic views of snow covered mountains of the beauteous Garhwal region.