Chamoli

Chamoli district is the largest district of Uttarakhand state of India, The largest district Chamoli of uttrakhand state of India. Chamoli, the abode of Gods, reputed for its shrines and temples, birth place of ‘Chipko Movement ‘ with its strategic significance is one of the hill districts of Uttarakhand. The District Chamoli is surrounded by Uttarkashi in the North-West, Pithoragarh in South-West,Almora in South East, Rudraprayag in South-West and Tehri Grahwal in West. Chamoli has proved itself to be the most spectacular in its natural assets; be it maintaining the scenery, valley aspects, water edges, floristic varieties, dramatic landform or the climatic cardinalities.


Badrinath



The holy shrine here is the Badrinath Temple dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is stated to be of Vedic origin and over the eons has undergone many renovations. Badrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The area experiences a cool and chilly climate all through the year. May to June and then again from September to October are the best period to visit. Winter is severe and snowfall is common. The monsoon period from July to mid September is best avoided for your journey as landslides and road blocks are quite common. in the shadow of Nilkanth Peak and between Nar-Narayana Hills, Badrinath is a holy hindu pilgrimage situated on the banks of Alaknanda river.


Hemkund Sahib



A star shaped gurudwara near the lake is visited by thousands of devotees every month. It is recorded in the holy Granth Sahib that the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh mediated on the serene banks of Hemkund in one of his earlier births. Guru Govind Singh is believed to be the Guru who founded all present characteristics of present Sikhism. Hemkunt has got mentions in the Ramayana. It

is believed that the younger brother of Lord Rama, Lakshmana regained his health by meditating on the banks of Hemkunt after the severe injuries he received from Meghnath during Rama-Ravana war. The Lakshmana temple is built at the place where Lakshmana meditated to regain the health.


Govind Ghat



IGovindghat is a town in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India . This beautiful place is a must visit on a tour to Uttarakhand. It can be visited any time of the year, because it has a pleasant and soothing weather. This pristine village is frequented by pilgrims and adventurers all year round. Since it is located on the way to Badrinath and on the meeting point of Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers, it has a high religious value. The economy thrives on the traveling season, which begins at the end of May and lasts until the end of September.


Gopeshwar



Gopeshwar’s major attraction remains its Lord Shiva Temple of Gopinath which is said to have been built in 9th and 11th century by the Katyuri Kings, Gopeshwar is located at a height of 1300 meters above sea level. It is famous for its temples and natural beauty enhanced by its wonderful weather. According to some, the name Gopeshwar is linked with Lord Krishna. It is one of the most important towns in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Gopeshwar is known for its pleasant weather. However, summer and winter are considered the ideal seasons to visit the place with pilgrims mostly thronging in the summer and monsoon months.


The Panch Prayag



Prayag in Hindu religion signifies the holy confluence of two or more rivers, where devotees take a bath before entering the temple. And after Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, Panch Prayag in Uttarakhand is the most revered for the Hindus. Devotees believe that taking a dip here cleanse a person’s mind, body and soul and bring him/her closer to the moksha or incarnation. It is believed that a dip at the confluence cleanses the heart, mind and soul of a person and inches him closer to liberation or mukti. Panch Prayag is an expression in Hindu religious, specifically used to connote the five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The five prayags - prayag meaning "place of confluence of rivers" in Sanskrit also termed as "Prayag pentad" are Vishnuprayag, Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag, in the descending flow sequence of their occurrence.


Nanaprayag



A small town which is also one of the Panch Prayags of Uttarakhand is Nand Prayag. Seated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Nandakini Rivers, Nandprayag is a breathtaking place where a dip in the river flowing through it can cleanse one from all the sins. The two rivers meeting here . The source of Alaknanda River is Satopanth near Badrinath Dham and Nandakini River emerges from the foot of the Nanda Devi Peak. It is believed that a holy dip in the confluence of Nandprayag is capable of washing all the sins. The best time to visit Nandprayag is

during the onset of summers. The climate remains quite pleasant to see all that this.


Karnaprayag



Karnaprayag is a city and municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand located at an elevation of 1,451 metres. This religiously significant place is backed by an interesting tale of Karna from Mahabharat who was gifted with Kavach and Kundal by his father Lord Surya, so as to provide safety to him during the war. The intrepid mountains covered with lush greenery and the mystical surroundings, provide that perfect environment to the pilgrims who wish to become one with nature and establish a solemn connection with God Almighty.


Joshimath



Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a city Located in Uttrakhand at a height of 6150 feet it is a gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centres like Badrinath, It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara. The town of Joshimath is also nicknamed as Jyotirmath and is the winter seat of Lord Badri, whose idol is brought down from Badrinath temple to Vasudeva temple at Joshimath. This holy town is revered by the Hindus for being an important pilgrimage center of the country.. Joshimath is connected with Auli by highest cable car of Asia. Joshimath is situated at an elevation of 1,890mts above sea level. Do visit Kalpavriksha and Narsingh temple while a visit to Joshimath.


Auli



Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is renowned for the fascinating ski resorts and stunning natural vistas. Auli proffers a credible past that dates back to the 8th century blessed with the sacred visit of Sankaracharya. Aptly called as the haven for skiing activities, the harsh frosty storms, the sylvan peaks and the long stretch of snowy valleys would make idyllic surroundings for a skier. Auli is a Himalayan ski resort and hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It’s surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, plus the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. A long cable car links Auli to the town of Joshimath. North of Auli are the colorful Badrinath Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and the Valley of Flowers National Park, with its alpine flora and wildlife like snow leopards and red foxes.


Valley of Flower



Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli district (near Badrinath) of Uttarakhand, approximately 300 km to the north of Rishikesh. Bounded by the magnificent mountain ranges and glittering glaciers, this place unfolds the charisma and charm of nature at its best, A world heritage site, the valley is situated at a very remarkable area, which is the conversion point of Himalayan ranges of Western and Eastern Himalayas. This fairyland located in the high altitudes of Himalayas is protected by snowy mountains. A scenic place where the nature blooms with its entire vista can be accessible by a tedious but lovely stroll. Eye catching spectacles like the cascading waterfalls, small streams and above all the flowery meadows awaits the visitors all through the way. With the flamboyant paddocks, crystalline streams and majestic peaks, this baroque of flowers is a worthy watch spectacle.