Located in the garhwal region of Uttarakhand State, India, Chamoli is asserted as the Second Largest District of India and known to feel the existence of God here. The magical quaint Beauty and holy Temples are the major attraction points of Chamoli District. Headquartered at Gopeshwar, the Literacy Rate in district is relatively higher than other Garhwali regions accounting to 76.23. %. The Hill Station sprawled in a total area of 7951 sq km bearing a total Population: 370,359 is more preferable vacation alternative during summer.
Chamoli came under the governance of British later in 1815. There are a lot of spiritual telltales associated behind the existence Of Chamoli.
Popular Tourists Attractions in & around Chamoli
Thousands Of Tourist arrive every year to enjoy each and every moment of their vacation due to some of its most loved destines that includes:-
Perched at an elevation of 4,633 m, in the middle of snow-capped mountains is a sacred pilgrimage site of the Sikhsâ€”Hemkund Sahib. The place is credited to 10th Sikh Guru- Guru Gobind Singh. People arrive here in large number in belief of improving onelife and after lives. It is almost impossible to reach here from October to April due to heavy snowfall. With May, the pilgrims begin the repair work of the disfigured path, customarily called as â€˜Kar Sevaâ€™ which means selfless service and then the pilgrims can start flowing in.
VALLEY OF FLOWERS
Two of the most popular National Parks of Chamoli District, blossomed with a range of flora and fauna in the lap of aloft hills, are a MUST-MUST visit destines for the wildlife enthusiasts as well as the trekkers.
Roosted at an elevation of 2,500 m, the place needs no long introduction. It is just heavenly. Most frequently visited by travelers for its world-class skiing and also indulging in various other winter sports, the place offers lifetime experience. Gifted with panaromic beauty adds charm to this major attraction of the Chamoli District.
JYOTIRMATH / JOSHIMATH
Heighted 1,875 m above ground level is this sacred site that houses one of the four important pithas settled by Adi Shankara. This place also acknowledges as the stopover for trekkers, out for the mountain climbing voyage to quaint traipse and pilgrim centers like Badrinath.
A part of â€˜Char Dhamâ€™ circuit and one of the popular Hindu pilgrim centres is considered to be highly sacred in Hindu religion. The main Badri temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is located at a height of 3133 m on the Garhwal hill track, alongside river Alaknanda. The temple is open for visit, between end of April and beginning of November.
One of the Panch Prayags (5 confluxes) of River Alaknanda which meets with Nandakini River here is located on way to Badrinath Temple at a 538 km long NH-58, at an elevation of 1,358 m . The â€˜Gopalji Templeâ€™ dedicated to Lord Krishna is also placed here.
Another small town located at the junction of River Alaknanda and River Pindar carries extreme religious significance of Hinduism. An ancient temple is devoted to Uma augments which is the attraction of Karnaprayag. It is this place where, Karna from Mahabharata was presented with the Kavach and Kundal by Lord Surya for his safety during the war.
Also located at the junction of River Alaknanda and River Dhauliganga, the place derived its name from Lord Vishnu, who is theorized to have emerged before Narad Muni after his long meditation at this holy site. This religiously significant place is more revered due to its octagonal temple dedicated to Maharani Ahilya of Indore roosted at an elevation of 1,372mtr.
It is a town located 1,800 m above ocean level on the way to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib, a high-rise Gurudwara.
Headquarters of Chamoli and also the largest town in the Chamoli District is of high distinction because of its panoramic views and snow crested ranges. The major attractions of the place being the historical Gopeshwar temple, credited to Lord Shiva and which is quite famous for its architectural dexterity.
NANDA DEVI RAJ JAT YATRA
Considered as a carnival In Garhwal Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi Raj Jat is 21 days long Yatra joined by many pilgrims. The Yatra of religious significance begins from Nauti Village to Roopkund with a four-horned sheep. This ceremony is held in tribute to Goddess Nanda Devi and is conducted once in every 12 years.
Popular Activities to do in Chamoli
- Cable car ride in Chamoli: Cable car is one of the fascinating pursuits that entice tourists. Through a 3kms long pull out on cable makes one catch the quaint beauty of the surrounding snow covered peaks and alpines cliffs. Cable car ride is available in ChamolifromJanuary to May.
- Skiing in Chamoli: For adventure lovers, skiing in Chamoli are one of the most loved activities encircled in snow clad mountains and alpines.
Best Time to Visit Chamoli
The best time of season to visit Chamoli would be the onset of summers or winters as both remains cold with temperature (11 Â°C to 26 Â°C). From October until March offers an ultimate holiday experience to visit and enjoy the adventurous/ water sports activities and panoramic views of the region.
The district turns green and lively for the tourists during the monsoon months to indulge in activities like trekking with temperature ranging between 24 Â°C and 36 Â°C.
Months between October until mid of March mark winter season in Chamoli, with temperature (-1 Â°C to 26 Â°C). The place is considered to be the best season for tourism during this time when covered under dense layers of snow. Everything other than for water sports activities is open for recreation.
The Hindu pilgrims, however, can be spotted here in large number during Chardham Yatra that starts from end of April end and ends in November. Overall, the weather stays quite pleasant throughout the year, which makes Chamoli round the year traveling destination.
How to reach to Chamoli
Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport for Chamoli, at a distance of about 132 km away. Frequent taxis and public transports are available to reach Chamoli from here.
Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Chamoli, located at a distance of 124 km away. However, another feasible option that travelers can take is the Haridwar railway station, approximately 202 km away.
The connectivity and frequency of state-owned buses as well as private buses are good to reach Chamoli through NH58. Nearest bus stands for Chamoli is at Gopeshwar, Rishikesh, Pauri, or Uttarkashi from where the public transports are also easily available for onward journey.