Chandrashila is summit of the Chandranath parbat where Tungnath temple of Panch Kedar is located . Chandrashila means “Moon Rock”. It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level. This peak provides spectacular views of Himalayas, especially Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks.
Legend has it that the deity Chandrama (Moon) spent a long time on the peak in penance. Rama, too, is supposed to have meditated here to atone for killing Ravana, a Brahmin. But even if you are a non-believer, the place offers many rewards.
Chandrashila is known for trekking activity. Chopta-Chandrashila-Tungnath is the most renowned trek. Here you will get the chance to walk through Rhododendron and Silver Oaks’s dense forest and then the valley opens to green alpine meadows. The trek starts from Chopta through Tungnath.
Chopta is about 451 kms from Delhi and Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport from Chopta, situated 226 km away and the nearest railhead to Chopta is Rishikesh situated 209 km away.
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