Excursions at Joshimath
Joshimath Travel Guide
- Road Route to Joshimath
- Places to see at Joshimath
- How to arrive at Joshimath
- Excursions at Joshimath
- Hotels in Joshimath
The name of Chopta is renowned as “Mini Switzerland of India” as tourist can find a majority of options here to explore and the place is heaven of beauty. This will be the right destination for you in case you’re looking for the place to relax during your vacation time without hustle and bustle of a complex tourist hotspot. Along with that the place is also finest for adventure lovers and trekking enthusiasts as Trekking is the most popular activity of this place.
Badrinath is one of the most renowned dham among four dhams and known for Holiest Hindu Pilgrimage in India. The place is well known for Lord Vishnu temple and thus acknowledged as Badrinath temple which comes amongst 108 divya desams incarnation (Lord Vishnu). It is located at Chamoli district in Uttarakhand of India and situated at an altitude about 3410 meters above sea level. As one of the holy places for Vaishnavites, Badrinath is a vital part of “MainChardham of India" as well as "Chota Char Dham Yatra. Several other temples such as Panch Badri temples, Adi Badri, Yog Dhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri are also situated in Badrinath town along with Badrinath temple.
Gopeshwar town is assumed as the administrative headquarter of the Chamoli district. The place is located at a distance of 92 kms from Joshimath and connected via motorable road. Due to presence of numerous ancient temples the place holds extensive religious importance. Amongst majority of temples, temple of Lord Shiva is more popular. Saggar village from where the trek to Rudranath starts is located only 5 kms away from Gopeshwar.
Located above sea level at an elevation of 4329 meters, Hemkund Sahib is in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Pure water of Hemkund is that much cold that is considered as ‘Lake of Snow’. The place is also often referred as Gurudwara Shri hemkund Sahib. You would love the experience of wide number of thick forest, amazing Himalayas view, soothing waterfalls, pristine lake and sacred Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara during the tour to Hemkund. At Hemkund Sahib Climate changes at a very high pace.
Valley of Flowers
in 1931 two British mountaineers R.L. Holdsworth and Franks S. Smythe discovered ‘Valley of Flowers’ while they were trekking to Mount Kamet. Valley of Flowers is one of the famous national parks of India in Uttarakhand and also included in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve as a core zone. Wide area of 87.50 sq kilometers is covered by Valley of Flowers which lies within west Himalayan region. This huge area is completely covered with myriad alpine flowers. This valley is located in Bhyundar Valley at an altitude of 3658 meters above sea level. Several amazing fresh water waterfalls can be seen on the way to Valley of Flowers.
Mana is recognized as the last village in India and situated very near to Tibet border. Tourists come to visit Badrinath use to visit this place too. Talking about the distance Mana is located at a distance of 50 kms from Joshimath and 3 kms from Badrinath. Vyas Gufa, Bheem Pul and Ganesh Gufa are some of the major places you must see at this place.