Gopehswar is the headquarter
of Chamoli district, situated at an elevation
of 1308 m above sea-level. It is a picturesque
place with salubrious climate. An ancient temple
of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of the
town and thousands of pilgrims come here throughout
the year to visit the temple. Owing to its natural
beauty and fresh and serene atmosphere, Gopeshwar
is becoming a major attraction for the tourists.
Many well know tourist spots and religious centres
are spread around this town. According to historians,
the name Gopeshwar has associations with the
name of Lord Krishna.
Besides the ancient temple of Lord Shiva,
Vaitarni Kund, a group of temples without
idols and Oak view are other places of interest.