Gopeshwar is a township in the Garhwal hills and a municipal board within Chamoli district. It is the administrative headquarters of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand in India. Located 1,400 m (4,600 ft) above sea level, it is famous for its weather (pleasant most of the year, but very cold in December and January) and its temples. It is largest town in Chamoli district.
Famous places in Gopeshwar include Pt. Dindayal Park, Kunds, the Gopinath Temple, and the Telephone Tower House. The only T.B. Hospital in Chamoli District is located in Gopeshwar. A sports stadium is located on a portion of property making up the police grounds. Major colonies are Pwd Colony, Jal Nigam, Wireless Colony, Police Colony, Kund Colony, Post Office, Basant bihar, Saraswati Bihar, Subhash Nagar, Haldapani, Negwar, Mandir Colony, Teacher Colony, Hospital Colony, and Polytechnic Colony.
Gopeshwar is located at 30.42°N 79.33°E. It has an average elevation of 1,550 m (5,090 ft). Gopeshwar is said to be able to captivate any visitor with its mystic charm and pristine beauty. There are multiple snow-capped hills and peaks visable from Gopeshwar.
Places of interest
Gopeshwar is surrounded by four famous temples: Tungnath, Anasuya Devi, Rudranath, and Badrinath. The holy town of Kedarnath is also nearby.
A famous temple of Lord Shiva, now known as Gopinath Mandir, is situated there.