Religious and Natural Attractions of Chamoli

Religious and Natural Attractions of Chamoli
Religious and Natural Attractions of Chamoli

A trip to Chamoli will treat you to some of the most fabulous wonders of Uttarakhand. Flanked by Tibet in the North and amazing places such as Bageshwar, Garhwal Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi at its other directions, Chamoli is a virginal beautiful place in the lap of Mother Nature. The destination is also pretty close to the overwhelmingly popular tourist destinations of Almora and Kedarnath. In fact, Chamoli’s location along with its natural beauty makes the destination a highly sought after place in the Himalayan travel circuit. Get more familiarised with Chamoli and gain some inputs on Almora and Kedarnath by sifting through this Chamoli travel guide.

A Badrinath Trip

Badrinath Temple
Badrinath Temple – Image:

Numerous people visiting Chamoli, usually travel to Badrinath. The Badrinath temple here is part of the Chota Char Dham circuit along with Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. It is the central attraction here and the town Badrinath derives its name from the temple. Dedicated to God Vishnu, it is amongst the country’s holiest Hindu temples and one of the 108 Divya Desams or Vaishnavite holy shrines. The major deity here is a one meter tall statue of Lord Badrinarayan or Vishnu and devotees widely believe that it is amongst the eight swayam vyakta kshetras or Vishnu’s self-manifested statues. In short, the Badrinath Temple may easily be called the focal point of the entire Chamoli travel tourism industry.

Tungnath Temple Travel

Tungnath Temple
Tungnath Temple – Image: Flickr

If you seek religious bliss along with adventure and natural beauty during your Chamoli tour, you would do well to trek it to Tungnath. It is supposedly the world’s highest Shiva temple and a part of the Panch Kedar tour. The temple is perched at a height of about 3,680 metres and is said to be nearly 1000 years old. The Tungnath Temple trek starts at Chopta and the distance is hardly 6 km. However, it’s a very steep trek and is meant for fit travellers only. The views along the way are indescribably beautiful and you only have the elements for company. If the description sounds interesting, go ahead and include it in your Chamoli travel planner.

A Joshimath Tour

Chamoli travel also gives you the chance to check out Joshimath. The place is popular for its religious significance and also serves as a base camp for various high altitude treks. In fact, numerous travellers to Joshimath usually trek to the exhilarating ‘Valley of Flowers’. The highly popular winter sport destination of Auli is located hardly 16 km from Joshimath. Within Joshimath, the most popular attraction is the Guru Adi Shankaracharya Matt. The Matt dates back to the 8th century. Overall, it may not be an exaggeration to say that a Joshimath trip is an inseparable part of one’s travel planner to Chamoli.

Tourist Places around Chamoli

It seems as if there is no end to the number of tourist places around Chamoli. As mentioned earlier, Chamoli and Kedarnath are a couple of especially well known destinations. Here is a quick look at how to plan a trip to both these places from Chamoli.

Trip to Almora

The Chamoli to Almora distanceis about 200 km. Some of the attractions that will make your Chamoli to Almora trip worthwhile are Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Chitai Temple. For Chamoli to Almora driving directions, click upon the following link.

Trip to Kedarnath

The distance from Chamoli to Kedarnath is about 110 km. Travellers can hire Chamoli to Kedarnath cars or taxis for this trip at prices starting from about Rs 700. A detailed Chamoli to Kedarnath road map is available on the website of most of the reputed travel companies.

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