About Okhimath

Okhimath (or Okhimath), a well-known Hindu pilgrimage town in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand is a famous pilgrimage site. The famous Lord Omkareshwar temple is situated here. The idols of Kedarnath temple and Madmaheshwar are bought here during winter season & worshipped for 6 months. The idols are brought from Kedarnath after Diwali festival and from Madmaheshwar in December. Pauri, Tehri, Chamba and Rishikesh are some of the nearby cities from here.

About Okhimath

Geography of Okhimath

Okhimath is located at geographical coordinates of 30°31'06'N and 79°5'43'E with an average elevation of 1,311 meters above sea level. The town is located on the road connecting Guptkashi and is located around 41 kms from Rudraprayag.

Transport in Okhimath

There are bus and taxi service available operating on different routes to reach Okhimath. Rudraprayag bus stand is located 44 kms away from here. Rishikesh railway station is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 176 kms and Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 193 kms.

History and Culture of Okhimath

As per the Hindu mythology, it is the place where wedding of Usha (Daughter of Vanasur) and Anirudh (Grandson of Lord Krishna) happened giving it the name Ushamath which later got changed to Okhimath. Hindi is the local language spoken here. As per the census of 2011, the city has a population of 2,296 and a literacy rate of 89.55% .

Tourism in Okhimath

Being Hindu pilgrimage center, Okhimath witnesses a large number of tourists every year. It is visited all through the year and Omkareshwar temple is the most popular tourist destination here. Madhmaheshwar (Second kedar), Tungnath (Third kedar) and Deoria Tal (a natural fresh water lake) are also located near this city. The city is abode of numerous temples and shrines. Guptkashi is another important tourist destination and is located just 13 kms from here. The town has a pleasant weather offering tourists a perfect destination to relax. One can witness snowcapped peaks of the splendid Himalayan range also from here. Chamoli, Badrinath, Kedarnath and Auli are other nearby places from here that can be visited.

Hotel Dev Bhumi
Address: Okhimath, Main Market, Uttarakhand
Phone: 094121 16503

New Vishwanath Residency
Address: Dewar, Uttarakhand 246439
Phone: 078955 04084

Hotel Arti Guest House
Address: NH-109, Kedarnath Road, Guptkashi, Uttarakhand 246439
Phone: 094111 55983

Hotel Neelkanth
Address: Rudraprayag, NH-109, Kedarnath Road, Guptkashi, Uttarakhand 246239
Phone: 01364 252 186

Kedar Camp Resorts
Address: Jakhdhar Road, Village Rudrapur, Guptakashi, Uttarakhand 246439
Phone: 097597 91039

Nilkanth Lodge
Address: Mansuna Okhimath Rd, Okhimath, Uttarakhand 246419

Restaurants in Okhimath

Padaan Sweet Shop
Address: Mansuna Okhimath Rd, Okhimath, Uttarakhand 246419

Tip Top Fast Food
Address: Mansuna Okhimath Rd, Okhimath, Uttarakhand 246419
Phone: 099971 37315

Chauhan Hotel
Address: Kedarnath Rd, Dewar, Uttarakhand 246439
Phone: 089797 46125

Hotel Satkar Devbhoomi
Address: Simi, Rudraprayag, NH-109, Kedarnath Road, Guptkashi, Uttarakhand 246425
Phone: 096756 38228

Healthcare in Okhimath

Government run hospitals and private clinics in Okhimath provide basic medical treatment facilities to the residents of the city. People belonging to lower & middle income group flock to these hospitals due to the affordable treatments. Some of the private hospitals provide best in class specialised treatment, surgery and emergency facilities, though the cost may be on a slightly higher side. Many private clinics, X-ray clinics, pathology labs and medical shops can be found in different localities of city. Most of the hospitals in Okhimath have the provision of ambulance service to provide timely help to the patient.

Govt Hospital
Address: Kund Okhimath Gopeshwar Mandal Rd, Okhimath, Uttarakhand 246469

Primary Health Center
Address: Kund Okhimath Gopeshwar Mandal Rd, Okhimath, Uttarakhand 246469

State Allopathic Dispensary
Address: Inter College Rd, Guptkashi, Uttarakhand 246439

Chemists in Okhimath

Greesh Medicose
Address: Okhimath, Uttarakhand 246469
Phone: 095685 23719

Bartwal Medical Store
Address: Okhimath, Uttarakhand 246469
Phone: 094124 12459

Maithani Medical
Address: Makku Math, Uttarakhand 246419
Phone: 075003 73441


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