Chamoli :

Chamoli is a beautiful town nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is perched at an elevation of 1300 metres above sea level and is bedecked on the holy banks of river Alaknanda. The city offers a promising view of nature, woods, the rumbling creeks and the alpine hills.

Bestowed with amazing natural beauty - Chamoli is an enchanting abode of the Gods, which was earlier called the Kedar-Khand. Chamoli town is the headquarters of the district of the same name and is said to be amongst the most blessed places, adorned with beautiful landscape and heart melting sights.

Adding to its sanctity, Chamoli in its district embraces many important Hindu pilgrimage sites like Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Joshimath and the three of the Panch Prayags; Karnaprayag, Nandprayag, and Vishnuprayag, that come as points of interest for the devotees on their pilgrimage tour. When in Chamoli, expect to have a rendezvous with some of the exotic sights of the pristine valleys fringed by the gigantic snow-capped mountains and the vast expanse of flower-strewn meadows. Expect to also be stunned by the warm hospitality and rich culture this beautiful district in Uttarakhand reflects.

State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Natural sites etc.
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali

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Badrinath Temple or the Badrinarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is also one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage yatras. Situated at the height of 10,279 feet, the temple is surrounded by lofty snow-clad Himalayas. Believed to be originally established by the saint, Adi Shankaracharya, the black stone idol of Lord Vishnu is 1m tall and is considered to be one of the 8 swayam vyakta kshetras or self-manifested statues of Vishnu. It also finds its mention in the 108 Divya Desams devoted to Lord Vishnu in India.The religious importance and purity of Badrinath Temple allures scores of devotees.


Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib is a highly revered Sikh place of worship in the world. What makes this religious site even more popular is its location at a dizzying height of 4636 m. Nestled in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas, this sacred Sikh pilgrimage destination is annually visited by a large number of devotees from far and wide before it closes down for the winter season between October and April. From the month of May, Sikh pilgrims start to arrive at Hemkund Sahib to help repair the damaged trail over the winter months first and then for performing pilgrimage. This tradition is called Kar Seva or selfless service, which forms an important concept in the Sikh faith. As per the Hindu mythology, Hemkunt Sahib was known as Lokpal, which is a lake that was a meditational grounds of Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama.


Auli is a popular skiing destination in India because of its glittering slopes and clean environment. Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars, Auli is a popular hill town with numerous ski resorts situated amidst the Himalayan range. Located at 2800 meters above sea levels, it is home to mountain ranges of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat and Kamat Kamet. Many religious destinations are also scattered around Auli. It is believed that Shankracharya had blessed Auli with his visit.